Out Now – 30th April 2010

Films are out today. Some are good, some are bad and some you will see regardless.

Iron Man 2
They say it’s not as good as the first and that it can be slow and has too many characters. But does it matter? Everyone will see it and probably enjoy themselves. The less I hear about these after the credit scenes the better though; if it were that good or indeed important to the plot they’d put it in the movie.

The Disappearance of Alice Creed
Gemma Arterton gets kidnapped in a British film with only three actors in it. This looks like it might be OK though I think they’ve ruined it by constantly making a point that it is “twisty” and there is a “plot twist”. You have to assume Arterton’s character is in on it or something. If you’ve missed the word “twist” on the promotional stuff then I have just ruined it for you. Twist.

The Last Song
Miley Cyrus tries to get all serious about acting and will undoubtedly fail. The film is supposed to be terrible and looks set to tug on your heart strings so hard they’ll probably snap rather than get you weeping. Cyrus fans will find it hard to resist though they’d be better off playing the trailer on loop with the soundtrack playing in the background.

There are also a lot of smaller films on limited release that no one has ever heard of including 24 City, A Boy Called Dad, Gentlemen Broncos, Housefull, The Milk of Sorrow, Revanche and Valhalla Rising. If you have heard of these and/or go and see one you get 10 Mild Concern arty cinema points.