Out Now – 7th February 2014

The Invisible RoboCop

Wholly unnecessary remake of the late 80s action classic that I saw when I was far too young and have been having nightmares about ever since. This version is a mere 12A so the only nightmares it will be causing are in the troubled slumber of fans of the original.

Mr. Peabody & Sherman
An animated adventure about a duo who travel through time and meet historic figures. Imagine a Bill and Ted where Keanu Reeves has been replaced by a CGI dog.

Dallas Buyers Club
According to my statistical model this film is set to win two Oscars next month and by all accounts is a fantastic film. Go and see it and marvel at McConaughey’s renewed acting vigour.

The Invisible Woman
Ralph Fiennes directs and stars in a film about Charles Dickens’ affair with a young woman back in the day. Considering the woman he has an affair with is played by Felicity Jones it’s hard to argue with him. Sadly the film disappoints overall.

Lift to the Scaffold
Hey, look! The BFI are re-releasing a 1950s French noir thriller involving murder, betrayal, and sexy business!

An Oversimplification of Her Beauty
Sounds like beer goggles to me! WAHEY! TOP BANTS!!! Or rather… “A quixotic artist hypothesizes about why he feels bad when a mystery girl stands him up. The event prompts him to ask: what’s the content of a momentary feeling? Is it the sum of your experiences? And, perhaps more importantly, are your experiences the sum of you?”

Hasee Toh Phasee
It’s a Bollywood romantic comedy. Can Nikhil convince Meeta that he is suitable to marry her sister? Or will they fall in love instead? I fear that I will never know.

The Patrol
“Afghanistan, Helmand Province becomes one of the most dangerous place on earth as the British Army deploys into the Taliban heartland. An overextended British army patrol struggles to keep it together under increasingly tough conditions.”