Ridley Scott returns from the messy Prometheus to direct Cormac McCarthy’s first screenplay with a cast including Michael Fassbender, Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Cameron Diaz, and Brad Pitt. What could possibly go wrong? According to the reviews pretty much everything. Oops.
A grown up comedy about love, sex, relationships, porn, and romantic comedies. Joseph Gordon-Levitt performs the classic acting/writing/directing hat trick for the first time and the result is what I have referred to as “a bold and commanding debut with a lot to say”. Go see if you aren’t too easily shocked.
Forest Whitaker plays a butler who serves eight US presidents all played by different proper actor types. We see the change of American society over decades both within the White House and in the butler’s own life. It all sounds a little worthy but screenwriter Danny Strong has proved himself as a great political writer with Game Change and Recount and is apparently WRITING THE LAST TWO HUNGER GAMES FILMS!?!? Sorry, got off topic there.
“Driving, lost and tormented in the night, primal fears of the dark and the unknown give way to fear that you have let the evil in, or that it is already there.” I hear, probably from King Kermode, that this is a properly scary film and such a thing is rare these days. Shall we go? Ok, cool. You get the tickets, I just need to pop to the loo.
Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-leela
This Bollywood feature is currently listed as being in post-production on the old IMDb so don’t be alarmed if the editor is sitting next to you on his laptop desperately trying to get the thing finished before you reach the final scenes.
Seemingly out of nowhere comes a crime caper starring Jude Law and Richard E. Grant. Somehow this pairing just feel right as if their matching hair lines makes them destined to work together. Reviews are what we like to call “mixed” but who cares what critics think?
Battle of the Year
Despite having a title that suggests at least one explosion what we actually have here is yet another 3D dance film. Bet there isn’t even a tank.
“A feature-length documentary about the history and future of nuclear power.” No idea what this has to do with Pandora. She’s had nothing but bad press ever since that whole box incident.
New documentary from John Pilger focussing on Australia. Confession time folks… I was give a link to watch this but somehow became so busy this past week that I haven’t had a chance to watch it yet. Review coming ASAP. Promise!