Out Now – 29th April 2011

It’s a four-day weekend, the weather looks terrible and Kate and Will forgot to invite you to their wedding? What makes it worse is that there’s nothing out today worth seeing. Well, nothing spectacular. Forgive me if this whole thing is a little half-hearted.

Insidious
Parents try to prevent evil spirits from taking their comatose child into a different realm. Made for a tiny amount of money this has become the most profitable movie of 2011 in the US. That’s profitable, not necessarily good.

Cedar Rapids
Fun times at an insurance convention with Ed Helms and John C. Reilly. This comedy has the distinction of possibly being funny. C’mon, who doesn’t love Ed Helms?

The Veteran
“A soldier returning from the war in Afghanistan uncovers a conspiracy involving the intelligence services and a gang of drug dealers.”

Shadow
A different soldier goes mountain biking, meets a girl and then gets attacked by the locals in this horror that actually came out yesterday. Here’s a trailer if you’re interested.

Zombie Undead
Another one of those films that has two release dates. You still won’t be able to find it.

Farewell
During the Cold War the French tattle to the US about Soviet spies and consequences happen. With Diane Kruger and Willem Dafoe this is the kind of foreign film you find that bit more watchable because you recognise some of the faces.

I Saw the Devil
A serial killer kills (what else?) the pregnant fiancée of a secret agent and then said secret agent goes after him. This is an 18 so you’re guaranteed something pretty brutal.

Tracker
A western set in New Zealand starring Ray Winstone? Yes, now stop asking silly questions. Fingers crossed Winstone can do a better accent than Adam and Joe.

Upside Down
“The definitive film about Creation Records, one of the world’s most successful and colorful independent labels.” ‘Nuff said.