Simon Morris tries not to be disappointed by three promising films – from a talented film-maker, from a talented cast, and from a book that inspired a hit Australian musical.
The Predator sees maverick film-maker Shane Black attempt to breathe new life into the Eighties monster movie.
A Simple Favour is an adaptation of a best-selling novel, starring the popular Anna Kendrick (Pitch perfect), Blake Lively (The Shallows) and Henry Golding (Crazy Rich Asians).
And veteran Australian director Bruce Beresford (Breaker Morant, Don’s Party, Driving Miss Daisy) talks about his adaptation of another popular novel – Ladies in Black, set in a Sydney department store in the late Fifties.
7:31 PM.Maverick film-maker Shane Black attempts to breathe new life into the '80s monster movie in The Predator, but the twists and turns lose the simplicity that made the original a true action hit. Read moreVideo, Audio
7:32 PM.Review - Despite the star power of Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick and the smart, women-led comedy director Paul Feig, A Simple Favour packs in too many tonal switches for its own good, says Simon… Read moreVideo, Audio
7:33 PM.The Australian director Bruce Beresford talks to Simon Morris about his new comedy-drama film Ladies in Black, which is set in a Sydney department store in the late 1950s. Read moreVideo, Audio