Out Now – 1st June 2012

Prometheus
This non-prequel to Alien is set in the same universe as Alien, shares some of the same settings, and marks original director Ridley Scott’s return to Sci-Fi. A team of explorers travel into the depths of the universe to try to discover mankind’s origins. Sharing a writer with TV’s Lost don’t be too surprised if Prometheus reveals that the entire earth is one big experiment conducted by a smoke monster and a man wearing eye-liner who never seems to age.

Top Cat: The Movie
It’s about time that classic animated series Top Cat was made into a feature film by a Mexican studio with cheaper looking animation than the original 1960s show. Don’t worry guys, this atrocity is getting a full wide release so you should be able to spend the bank holiday weekend crying over your ruined childhood wherever you live.

The Angels’ Share
It’s the “Scottish Full Monty”, a risk any film takes when featuring a group of men hanging around windy hills in kilts. This comedy follows a group serving community service who look to malt whiskey to find their fortune. I saw the trailer and couldn’t quite figure out what their plan was and whether it was legal or not. Stupid trailer, I’m going to have to actually see the film now.

LOL (limited release)
Miley Cyrus stars in a comedy drama about teen relationships, social networking, your mum reading your diary, and the eternal truth that even if your boyfriend dumps you it’s okay because your male best friend has probably been in love with you all along anyway.

Rowdy Rathore (limited release)
I can confidently say that Rowdy Rathore is a Hindi action thriller about small time con man Shiva and is a remake of the Telugu film Vikramarkudu which has been remade a total of four times since its original release in 2006. Each of the five versions was made in a different Indian language. Subtitles not an option?

Himizu (limited release)
In post-tsunami Japan a teenager turns vigilante and seeks out bad guys to inflict violence against them. It is then up to the girl who loves him to lead him back to the right path. Ah teenage boys, their love of violence only matched by their love of teenage girls.

The Turin Horse (limited release)
What better way to help your child come to terms with the death of their hamster than with this Hungarian drama in which a “rural farmer is forced to confront the mortality of his faithful horse”. May contain scenes of a dying horse.

Death Watch (limited release)
Originally released in 1980 when the plot featuring a documentary being made about a terminally ill woman seemed outlandish and bizarre. On an unrelated note Sky Living will be airing their fifth Jade Goody tribute documentary next week.

On the Sly (limited release)
A girl who feels invisible to her parents decides to run away and has an adventure in the forest. This Belgian film is only 77 minutes long so perfect for anyone looking to get culture in a hurry this weekend. It’s the cinematic equivalent to having a jog through the Tate.