Out Now – 3rd December 2010

Hey, haven’t seen you in a while. I’m going to end the four day silence in honour of Leslie Nielson that was in no way completely accidental and due to laziness. Buy hey films are out today and I reviewed a DVD for you too. SPOILER ALERT: I did not enjoy it.

Megamind
As much as I can figure from the trailer a bad guy become a good guy with hilarious results. A solid 70% on Rotten Tomatoes means not many hate it and everyone else is probably only lukewarm but hey Rotten Tomatoes only has two choices for each review, rotten or fresh, and that’s a totally balanced way to judge films.

Monsters
It’s the home-made film sensation of the month. Special effects man made a film about monsters and it’s really good and made for no money. Everyone will love it and once again we’ll think that maybe films don’t have to cost loads to be good. Then Avatar 2 will come out and everyone will get all silly again.

Of Gods and Men
Who wants to see a French film about monks standing up for their beliefs? Well, actually, maybe.

Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale
The Christmas film with attitude that has created a bit of buzz for itself and is going nationwide. We’ve even seen and reviewed it as part of the London Film Festival bonanza.

Secretariat
It’s a film about a horse. And women. Not like that.

The Warrior’s Way
“A warrior-assassin is forced to hide in a small town in the American Badlands after refusing a mission.” Not even Geoffrey Rush could tempt me.

Bathory (limited release)
Anna Friel plays a countess assassin in a film only on at one cinema in London. Boo! London! (I love you really)

The Be All & End All (limited release)
“At fifteen, Robbie has only one thing on his mind – losing his virginity. The problem is that he’s in hospital with a fatal heart condition. And who has to overcome the odds and help him fulfill his final wish? His best friend Ziggy.” I’ll meet you at the cinema, whoever gets there first should get the tickets.

Easier with Practice (limited release)
Indie road trip movie in which a guy starts a relationship with a girl over the phone. Sounds like The Go-Getter but without Zooey Deschanel, Lou Taylor Pucci or Jena Malone. Wonder if that’s on DVD…

Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen (limited release)
The plot confuses me but I figure you can tell if you’d like the film just from the title.

Miral (limited release)
“A drama centered on an orphaned Palestinian girl growing up in the wake of the first Arab-Israeli war who finds herself drawn into the conflict.” Lots of praise for Miral and yet we missed it at the Film Festival, go see it and take me with you.