At The Movies for Wednesday 29 May 2019
AT THE MOVIES #766 TELL ME A STORY
Simon Morris reviews two twice-told tales – Disney’s live-action remake of their classic animated feature Aladdin, and a Chilean film-maker’s English language version of his own 2013 romantic drama, Gloria. And he talks to Nicholas Hoult, the star of a film about one of the great story-tellers, J R R Tolkien, creator of Lord of the Rings.
Aladdin is the story of the thief who falls in love with a princess, featuring a mostly Asian cast, along with Will Smith as the Genie. Directed by Guy Ritchie.
Gloria Bell is an American remake of the Chilean art-house favourite Gloria. Starring Julianne Moore and John Turturro, it’s directed by the original film-maker, Sebastian Lelo.
And British star Nicholas Hoult talks about his new film Tolkien – the surprising life of the creator of the Middle Earth sagas. Also starring Lily Collins (TV’s Les Miserables).