Out Now – 30th November 2012

Rise of the Guardians
“When the evil spirit Pitch launches an assault on Earth, the Immortal Guardians team up to protect the innocence of children all around the world.” There is something slightly creepy about any film for kids about protecting children’s innocence. I can’t tell if Pitch is going to do something sinister and sexual or just tell them that Father Christmas isn’t real.

Great Expectations
Great Expectations is the not particularly interesting story of young Pip who comes into some money and maybe falls in love with a girl who seems like a bit of a bitch from what I can remember. The BBC did their own adaptation about a year ago and I don’t think we need another.

Alex Cross
“A homicide detective is pushed to the brink of his moral and physical limits as he tangles with a ferociously skilled serial killer who specializes in torture and pain.” Sounds intriguing until you realise that the serial killer is played by Matthew Fox; one of the world’s blandest men to ever wander round a TV island for year after year. Also, Fox has become a little too sinewy for my taste.

Trouble with the Curve
Fancy watching Amy Adams and Clint Eastwood play a father and daughter (not respectively) who bond while watching baseball? I know I don’t but then I have issue with Amy Adams (post 2005), baseball, and any movies with titles I don’t quite understand.

Electric Man (limited release)
British comedy about comic shop owners who come across a rare comic book. One actor plays “Death / Conference Organiser” which raises so many questions. Are these two separate characters? Does Death organise conferences? Does one character organise both death and a conference?

Laurence Anyways (limited release)
Exploring the relationship of a Frenchman and his girlfriend over ten years as he becomes a Frenchwoman.

Sightseers (limited release)
Fantastic comedy about a couple who go on a killing spree in the Lake District. A great film that reminded me of childhood holidays but with more death.

The Hunt (limited release)
A Danish teacher is fighting for custody of his son when a small lie shatters his life and finds him the target of mass hysteria.

Talaash (limited release)
“A cop, a housewife and a prostitute get entangled in a mystery that links their lives in unexpected ways.” This is precisely the reason that I try not to get entangled in mysteries; I hate finding my life linked to prostitutes’ in unexpected ways.