Reel Reviewer column: Amy Schumer is feeling pretty

Jason Day previews Schumer’s new comedy movie, the sequel to Marvel’s Deadpool, an animated gnome detective and the Star Wars off-shoot.

I Feel Pretty (out on May 4)

Amy Schumer stars as an overweight singleton who changes her life by getting slim to feel more accepted. An accident at the gym leaves her with the delusion she is thin and stunningly beautiful. An amusing, female Shallow Hal, but can Schumer keep us laughing throughout?

How To Talk To Girls At Parties (May 11)

A starry cast (Nicole Kidman, Elle Fanning, Ruth Wilson) feature in this comedy drama. Fanning is a girl from a sheltered sect who escapes for a night out with a young punk (Alex Sharp) and discovers her wild side.

Sherlock Gnomes (May 11)

Infamous detective Sherlock Holmes is the most portrayed fictional character in cinema and TV (more than 250 times according to Guinness World Records). In this animated lark, he investigates the disappearance of a group of garden gnomes. The humour should appeal to the little ones in a cute film.

Deadpool 2 (May 15)

If you liked the original flick about a sex loving, foul-mouthed superhero starring Ryan Reynolds, brace yourself for another hearty helping. Deadpool uses all of his sarcastic powers to take on the half robotic villain Cable (Josh Brolin).

On Chesil Beach (May 18)

Saoirse Ronan and Billy Howle are newlyweds whose fear of consummating their marriage slowly destroys their relationship. Based on the Booker Prize nominated novel by Ian McEwan, this is an exquisitely pretty adaptation.

Solo: A Star Wars Story (May 25)

In this highly anticipated offshoot of the intergalactic film series, Alden Ehrenreich takes over Harrison Ford’s laser gun wielding duties as reckless captain of the Millennium Falcon, Han Solo. The film follows Solo for his earliest adventures as a young buck.

You can read more in-depth reviews from Jason by following him on Twitter: @Reelreviewer

This column was published in the May 2018 issue of Celebrate:MK lifestyle magazine. Read the full magazine above or by clicking on this link.

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