Films opening in Australian cinemas this week:
Action/adventure/romance; rated M; opening April 10
Based on the bestselling novel by Veronica Roth, Shailene Woodley stars as Tris, a teenager living in a post-apocalyptic Chicago, who learns she is Divergent – meaning she doesn’t belong to one of the five factions society is now divided into, and that makes her dangerous.
Also starring Kate Winslet, Theo James and Aussie Jai Courtney, it’s directed by Neil Burger (Limitless).
THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL
Comedy/drama; rated M; opening April 10
The latest from director Wes Anderson recounts the tale of legendary concierge Gustave H (Ralph Fiennes), who worked at the famous Grand Budapest Hotel with his trusted lobby boy Zero during it’s heyday between the two world wars, when he was framed for murder. Also starring, among others, Jason Schwartzman, Adrien Brody, Jude Law, Bill Murray, Saoirse Ronan and Tilda Swinton.
MUPPETS MOST WANTED
Adventure/comedy/crime; rated G; out now in VIC, QLD and opening April 10 in ACT, NSW, SA, WA, TAS, NT
In this follow-up to the 2011 comedy, The Muppets set off on a grand world tour with their new agent Dominic Badguy (Ricky Gervais), but unknowingly are caught up in a jewel heist when they don’t realise Kermit the Frog has been replaced with a dastardly criminal lookalike. Directed by James Bobin, it also stars Tina Fey, Ty Burrell and all your favourite muppets.
ANY DAY NOW
Drama; rated M; opening April 10
In the 1970s, Marco (Isaac Leyva), a mentally disabled teenager, is abandoned by his mother and taken in by Rudy (Alan Cumming) and Paul (Garret Dillahunt), a gay couple who must fight a biased legal system to try and adopt the child they come to love as their own.