Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

MOVIES

NOW PLAYING IN CINEMAS

This week's premiere


Photo: SPI International

Alexander (Alexander Veľký) - Historical epic by Oliver Stone. You can always count on Oliver Stone to stir up some sort of controversy. With this film, it has centered on the sexuality of the titular protagonist (Colin Farrell). A group of Greek businessmen, apparently in denial about what historians widely accept as common sexual practice among the ancient Greeks, took great offence when they heard that Stone dealt frankly with Alexander's bisexuality. The businessmen calmed down once the movie opened, however, as reports from viewers stated that the depiction of the great Greek leader's sexuality wasn't really that frank at all. As it turns out, the most shocking thing about the movie is a casting choice: Are we actually supposed to believe that Angelina Jolie, 29, could be the mother of Colin Farrell, who is one year her junior? As it turns out, the Greek businessmen had another reason to calm down: With a frequency that almost equals the historical acceptance of ancient Greek bisexuality, audiences have fled from Alexander.


Resident Evil: Apocalypse (Resident Evil: Apokalypsa) - Action horror by Alexander Witt. There are really only three reasons to see this movie: You love the video game, you love zombie movies, or you love Milla Jovovich. For those of us who fit into one or more of these categories, it's a pretty good time; for those who don't, it's a waste. As an example of the zombie genre, it's truthfully not that great. But c'mon: the walking dead, corporate greed, gore, and Milla Jovovich. How can you go wrong?



Photo: Tatrafilm

Mean Girls (Protivné baby) - Comedy by Mark S Waters. In what is perhaps the best teen comedy since Clueless, or at least Bring It On, 2004's "It" Girl, Lindsay Lohan, shows that her promising turn in last year's Freaky Friday was no fluke. She plays Cady, who at the age of 15 returns to her homeland (US) after spending most of her childhood being homeschooled by her zoologist parents in Africa. After quickly learning to navigate the high school social structure, she must decide whom to embrace: the good-hearted outsiders or the shallow and mean girls, aka the "Plastics".


Other movies playing



Photo: Tatrafilm

The Girl Next Door (Sexbomba odvedľa) - Comedy by Luke Greenfield. This teen comedy, a love story about a former female porn star (Elisha Cuthbert) and the innocent male high school student (Emile Hirsch) she moves next door to, could have been clever and subversive. Unfortunately, the screenwriters apparently didn't figure out how to fully deal with their premise. It is sporadically funny and it occasionally comes close to the poignancy it so regularly strives for, but in the end it feels incomplete and far too safe.


Prepared by Jonathan Knapp


Top stories

Crematorium in Bratislava is an architectural revelation Photo

Those who have experienced farewells in other crematoria know what makes it special. Now the best work by the architect Ferdinand Milučký is getting a monograph

Crematorium in Bratislava by architect Ferdinand Milučký

What kind of expectations do some Slovaks have for world leaders?

Among EU member states, opinions of the United States declined in all but two — Poland (which makes some sense) and Slovakia (which does not).

Donald Trump

Crates and boxes. Slovaks discover new ways of grocery shopping

Farmer’s boxes are gaining customers in Slovakia as people slowly become more conscious about quality and the origin of the food they eat.

Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava Video

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between January 19 and January 28, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

Scandi 4