Out Now – 16th September 2011

It’s a busy week this week and there’s at least one film worth getting excited about. Plenty to forget about too…

30 Minutes or Less
Jesse Eisenberg plays a pizza delivery boy forced to rob a bank with a bomb strapped to his chest. “Rated R for crude and sexual content, pervasive language, nudity and some violence.” Exciting stuff.

The Change-Up
Body-swap comedy starring Jason Bateman and Ryan Reynolds. I doubt this film brings anything new to this tired set-up but we are promised “a series of wildly complex difficulties”.

I Don’t Know How She Does It
A comedy about an amazing woman played by Sarah Jessica Parker. I bet they give her sums and she counts out the answer with her hoof. Burn!

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
During the cold war Gary Oldman must find the soviet spy in the upper echelons of MI6. With a first class cast of British actors there is no reason not to see this. We quite liked it too.

You Instead
For no good reason two rock stars get handcuffed together, for no good reason they can’t get them off and for no good reason romance blossoms. It’s not all bad though, it has a good atmosphere and is an impressive feat. Have a look at our review.

Atrocious (limited release)
Yet another found-footage horror film. No idea what manner of ghoul gets the family in this rehash of a stale idea and I’m not about to find out.

Episode 50 (limited release)
Film crew who disprove the supernatural come across the real deal when filming their 50th episode. Minor variation on the found footage trope.

Tomboy (limited release)
French drama following a 10-year-old girl who chooses to introduce herself as a boy when she moves into a new neighbourhood.

Turnout (limited release)
“Our story follows George and Sophie, they’re saving money to go on their first holiday together, the deposit is paid, and they have two weeks left to pay the outstanding balance of £2,000. Sophie has entrusted George with her holiday savings and is keen to settle the debt with the travel agents. The only trouble is, unbeknown to Sophie, George is flat broke. In a vain attempt to raise cash, George uses Sophie’s holiday money to fund an ill judged deal.”

West Side Story (limited release)
We have the musical we were lacking last week with this re-release of the classic tale of love between members of rival gangs in New York.