Out Now – 6th August 2010

The studios really aren’t trying very hard this week. But it gets much better from now on. Promise.

Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky
Covering the period after the rival film Coco Before Chanel, this French biopic of Coco Chanel does match up to the prior release. Frankly the absence of Audrey Tautou immediately makes this a lesser film. Not that I’ve seen either of them.

Knight & Day
Ugh. As if watching Tom Cruise playfully punch Cameron Diaz on the thigh during their cringeworthy appearance on Top Gear wasn’t bad enough. Now you can watch them do bad comedy and mediocre action for a full 109 minutes. You lucky bastards.

Step Up 3D
Street dancers go up against hip hop dancers in a high stakes dance showdown. Kinda like the previous two only…. IT’S IN 3D!!!!

Eccentricities Of A Blonde-Haired Girl (limited release)
At just over an hour long you certainly won’t get bored in this arty foreign film from a 100 year old director. This snippet from a BFI review makes me really want to see it; “Eccentricities of a Blonde-Haired Girl is at once a shaggy-dog story and a wry experiment in playing the codes of cinema and literature against each other.”

Undertow (limited release)
A Peruvian ghost story that somehow also involves a farmer, with a wife, struggling to deal with his male lover in a traditional town. Surely the whole having a wife issue is a struggle too?