Out Now – 4th June 2010

Welcome to Friday! Real, proper good films are out today. Not like on Wednesday, you can’t trust one of them.

The Brothers Bloom
Hey the guy who wrote and directed one of my all time favourite films Brick, Rian Johnson, has gone and done another film! It’s got cameos from the actors from his first feature and a great cast made up of Adrian Brody, Mark Ruffalo and Rachel Weisz. This is guaranteed to exceed my overly high expectations right? The obvious happened and I was underwhelmed, why not read the review coming up in an hour? Still a good film worth seeing though, very nearly the pick of the week.

The Killer Inside Me
The more I read about this the more I want to see it. Kate Hudson and Jessica Hudson don’t particularly excite me but Casey Affleck is rapidly working his way up my list of actors who fail to disappoint. Everyone who has seen The Assasination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford to the very end will already know this, but those people are few and far between. Yes it is apparently brutally violent but so long as he doesn’t try to make a human centipede it can’t be the worst we see this year, though with Michael Winterbottom you never know what you’re going to get.

She’s Out of My League
I once saw Alice Eve in Cardiff when Big Nothing was still a film that might do quite well, it didn’t and all these years later she’s still not famous. Regardless she’s in a new film about a gawky guy who falls for an attractive female… nothing new here then.

Videocracy (on limited release)
A documentary about the impact of celebrity on Italian culture. I don’t think it’s good news.

Kicks (on limited release)
A film about girls from “opposite sides of the track” in Liverpool who come together over a shared love for a football player or team… I think.

Girl on the Train (on limited release)
On googling this picture I read the following, “André Téchiné’s newest film The Girl on the Train is a combination topical expose and sophisticated melodrama” and got a bit intimidated.