Out Now – 18th June 2010

Eek there’s loads of film out today so let’s cut to the chase.

Killers
This looks bad. So far I’ve only seen a short clip on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross and that was bad. Normally they show the best clips to try and promote the film so it doesn’t bode well really. But if you want to see Ashton Kutcher and Katherine Heigl play killers in suburbia being stalked by killers or some such nonsense go ahead. The only good thing to come out of this movie is vouchers for Thorpe Park. Oh dear, I’ve sold out.

MacGruber
Based on a mediocre sketch from Saturday Night Live that most of the UK won’t have seen I don’t see this doing too well. It’s a shame as the cast involved are all very funny and the film may be quite good. It porbably isn’t though. Better than Killers at least.

Our Family Wedding
It’s a race based comedy in which an African American and Mexican-American get married and all sorts of hilarious things happen that stem from their families being different races. Not really sure who they’re aiming this film at but I won’t be going for fear of laughing and looking racist. I worry.

Please Give
This is one film that needs to sort out it’s poster art. For a long time I was convinced this was a crappy art house film with a big message but with a bit of reading I can see I was wrong. This looks to be a comedy of the actually funny variety and stars one of our favourite actresses, Catherine Keener. Go see it, don’t let the bad publicity attempts put you off.

Wild Target
I’ve heard from trusted sources, they like Scott Pilgrim, that this film is OK and nothing more. What I can tell you besides that is that this is a British comedy filled with British actors presumably being very British. A hitman tries to retire but a beautiful thief may change his plans. I guess she succeeds or we’d have no film.

Ajami (limited release)
An Oscar nominated Israeli film following five stories acted out by non-professional actors. Something I really should see but likely won’t. Bad me.

Hierro (limited release)
A Spanish horror about a woman who’s sun goes missing. Go see it or wait two years for an American adaptation I am oh so cynically predicting.

Wild Grass (limited release)
A French comedy about a missing wallet… or something. I like French comedies, who’s going to take me?