Out Now – 19th October 2012

Frankenweenie
Tim Burton returns to the territory that brought us his greatest film; gothic sop-motion animation about a male with a dead dog. Young Victor Frankenstein brings his dead pet back to life much to the horror of the neighbourhood. PG horror fun.

Paranormal Activity 4
I have a bit of a soft spot for the Paranormal Activity series. They’re harmless fun and always manage to unsettle me with their lazy but effective use of endless inactivity followed by a loud burst of action. After the first film we have had one prequel and one parallelogram (or something) with 4 being the first proper sequel. Can’t bloody wait.

Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted
A snippet from Stephen’s review: “Rarely ceases its onslaught of kinetic chase sequences, lively dance scenes and other nonsensical montages. On top of that the enormous detail that goes into every one of these is unimaginable. And to keep those viewers that don’t have ADD (ie: anyone over the age of 14) engaged, barely a scene goes by without a subtly hidden adult joke or background gag that would make the Zucker brothers proud.”

BB King: The Life of Riley (limited release)
Two hour documentary about B.B. King. If you’re into that sort of thing.

The Rolling Stones: Crossfire Hurricane (limited release)
Two hour documentary about The Rolling Stones. If you’re into that sort of thing.

Beasts of the Southern Wild (limited release)
“Faced with both her hot-tempered father’s fading health and melting ice-caps that flood her ramshackle bayou community and unleash ancient aurochs, six-year-old Hushpuppy must learn the ways of courage and love.” Anyone who can offer advice in the ways of either courage or love please leave them in the comments below.

Ginger & Rosa (limited release)
A ginger girl called Ginger and a rosa girl called Rosa are friends with an unclear plot in 1960s London. Still trying to figure out what rosa is as an adjective for the purposes of this joke. Urban Dictionary says “The most beautiful girl in the entire world”. Steady on now Urban Dictionary.

5 Broken Cameras (limited release)
“A documentary on a Palestinian farmer’s chronicle of his nonviolent resistance to the actions of the Israeli army.”

Flying Swords of Dragon Gate (limited release)
I’m wary enough about travelling to somewhere called Dragon Gate but now I know that there are flying swords involved I’m out.