Out Now – 25th October 2013

Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2

Bad Grandpa
Johnny Knoxville plays an elderly man travelling across the country with his grandson in a Jackass film with a plot. I’m imagining something like Borat but with more violence and self-harm. The film is a 15 which pretty much sums up the target demographic.

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
Flint Lockwood’s food generating machine is wreaking havoc again but this time the food isn’t taking the form of weather, it is coming out in weird animal/food hybrids. Reviews are moderately positive.

Ender’s Game
A sci-fi film that takes itself very seriously based on the book of a self-confessed homophobe. And yet I can’t over the fact that the evil alien race in the film are known as “the Buggers”. “They blew up Earth! The little buggers!”

Closed Circuit
“A high-profile terrorism case unexpectedly binds together two ex-lovers on the defense team – testing the limits of their loyalties and placing their lives in jeopardy.”

One Chance
A few years ago Paul Potts surprised everyone on Britain’s Got Talent by managing to be both unattractive and a good singer a full two years before Susan Boyle. Now he is played by James Cordon in a film that wants so badly to be Billy Elliot so badly they’d probably rather we just stayed home and watched it on DVD.

The Selfish Giant
No plot synopsis so let’s see if the IMDb keywords are any help: junkyard | working class | northern england | friendship | domestic violence

The Reef 2: High Tide
A strange off-brand animated feature about a fighting fish.

The Taste of Money
“Newly-hired gofer Young-Jak Joo becomes a key pawn in a powerful South Korean corporate-crime family obsessed with sex, money, and intrigue.” I love the idea of a crime family being obsessed with intrigue. Sex and money I can understand but intrigue sounds like a lot of effort to maintain for no good reason.

It’s a Lot
No synopsis, no plot keywords. All we have to go on is that the film is a British comedy with a 15 certificate and estimated budget of £2,000,000. Tempted?

Muscle Shoals
Documentary celebrating the work of Rick Hall an all round music legend person who founded and owns FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama.

A Belfast Story
Terrorism, murder, and Belfast. For a film supposedly taking the subject of terrorism seriously they took a serious misstep when they sent journalists a press kit including a balaclava and some nails. Naturally we didn’t get the press pack anyway.

A Magnificent Haunting
Italian comedy drama about an aspiring actor who moves into a haunted house. What makes the haunting magnificent remains to be seen. By you. In the cinema.

Project Wild Thing
Documentary about a concerned father who decide to try to market nature to families.

Nosferatu : A Symphony Of Horrors
Re-release of the silent German classic that first brought a version of Dracula to the silver screen. Amazing to think that this film is now 91 years old.

The Exorcist
Another classic horror re-release for Halloween week as a young girl gets possessed by a demon in Mark Kermode’s favourite film.

Wolf Children
Japanese animation about… wolf children?

Skylab
“In July 1979, during the Summer holidays, in a house somewhere in Brittany, a whole family (parents, uncles, aunts, cousins and other relatives) are gathered to celebrate Granny Amandine’s sixty-seventh birthday. Albertine, who was ten years old at the time, vividly recounts this brief but life-changing experience.”