Out Now – 22nd April 2011

Wow, this is a weak week for releases. Heh, weak week.

Arthur
Russell Brand remakes the Dudley Moore classic I’ve never heard of. It has the huge potential to be awful, but with Brand’s energy it just might work.

Beastly
That this is on general release is a sign of just how weak this week is. It’s like Beauty and the Beast without the enchantment.

How I Ended This Summer
Russian film about a meteorologist who has a tiff with a co-worker. That is not the official synopsis.

Adele Blanc-Sec
Lush looking Frenchy film about a novelist and her adventures. Because novelists have the craziest times.

Zombie Undead
Independent UK horror set in Leicester. Lord knows where you’ll actually find a screening of this.

Pina 3D
Remember Pina Bausch the choreographer who died just before they began making this film? Well want to see her dances in 3D? Never mind then.

Island
“Abandoned at birth, Nikki Black has spent most of her life in care sustained only by fairy-stories. Incapable of love, fearful and desperate for revenge, she decides to find her birth mother, confront her, and bitter enough to consider murder. She travels incognito to a remote Hebridean island where Phyllis now lives as a recluse with Calum, her son.” My favourite part of that synopsis is that we have no clue who Phyllis is.

Sweetgrass
Documentary following US shepherds herding sheep along a 300 kilometre route. Why does this appeal so much?

TT3D: Closer To The Edge
Watch Guy Martin race in the most dangerous race in the Isle of Man, and possibly a wider area, in 3D. Someone could die!