Escaping the post-Oscar flop

(Jenny Sureepromsilp -- Graphics Artist)
(Jenny Sureepromsilp — Graphics Artist)

This time of year is notorious for terrible movies. The Oscar race has been run for another year and films that just don’t make the cut are often released immediately following the Oscars. However, every once in a while, a couple films are released during this time that are not so terrible after all. It’s just sometimes difficult to sift through the bad to find the hidden gems. So without further ado I present: The Five Not-So-Shitty Spring Movies, and The Four Avoid At All Costs Movies


This is Darren Aronofsky’s latest epic featuring Russell Crowe. This movie has faced endless criticisms from religious groups for being ‘inaccurate’ and might be taken as quite controversial. This has not helped its initial run, however the movie promises to be beautiful and well crafted so it’s worth a watch.

The Grand Budapest Hotel
This is Wes Anderson’s latest masterpiece with a star-studded cast. Anderson hasn’t made a bad film in years and this has been heralded as his best film yet, definitely worth checking out.

Based on the wildly popular series of books, this film is riding the wave of Harry Potter, The Hunger Games and to a lesser extent, Ender’s Game in the line of teen book to movie franchises. It also is a vitally important movie, as it deals with sexual harassment and rape—it’s a movie that is probably not as bad as you think it’ll be.

Muppets: Most Wanted
Though it won’t be as excellent as the previous Muppets reboot, this film is sure to be fun and goofy and good for a laugh. Ty Burrell, Tina Fey and Ricky Gervais are all part of this family friendly romp. Stop laughing. You know you’ll see it.

Le Week-End
It’s a corny film about an older couple rekindling their love on a trip to Paris. It sounds overly romantic and probably a movie you would see with your mom. That being said, you’ll probably love it. It’s coming soon to Princess Cinema, so you can catch it there.

Avoid At All Costs:

Need for Speed
Oh, Aaron Paul, I’m so sorry that this was your first big movie right after Breaking Bad. Really, I am. This movie won’t be as popular as The Fast and the Furious series, and nowhere near as good of a cast. It won’t be as popular as Drive because Ryan Gosling. And unfortunately, a movie named after a video game just isn’t going to work this time around.

Single Mom’s Club
Just look at that title. Stay away.

3 Days to Kill
This movie had such promise. Maybe Kevin Costner could get it all back and Dance with Wolves again! Instead we’re left with a mediocre action flick that makes us wonder just what Kevin Costner will do next.

Bad Words
This is Jason Bateman’s first attempt at directing. It didn’t go as well as he hoped. If you’re into super offensive comedies about a grown man trying to win a spelling bee then go ahead and see this flick, but honestly it’s probably going to be pretty terrible.

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