Nick Frost has nuzzled his way into our hearts through his work with Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright and so we really do hope that his first lead role serves him well. However… this British dancing comedy looks like it might, just possibly, not be very good. We wait with baited breath to see how it has turned out.
The Monuments Men
George Clooney writes, directs, and stars in a WWII remake of Ocean’s Eleven. Clooney has proven that he can direct in the past but sadly this film is getting universally terrible reviews. The trailer shows a harmless war caper but the reviews scream two star stinker.
The Lego Movie
In stark contrast reviews for The Lego Movie are all embarrassingly glowing. It is hard to say why the film is such good fun but Stephen has had a good go at it. All I know is that at a point halfway through the film I broke down into a giggling fit that I never really recovered from.
I simply cannot contain my high expectations from this latest instalment in the Heavy Knitwear Science Fiction canon. The visionary Spike Jonze brings us the story of a man who falls in love with his operating system. This had better be the best film in the world ever or I am going to need some cake to cheer me up.
Tinker Bell and the Pirate Fairy
If for some reason you can’t decide whether this animated adventure is for you then let it be known that Tom Hiddleston (your next Benedict Cumberbatch) voices Captain Hook.
8 Minutes Idle
Caught up in a feud between his dysfunctional parents Dan is forced to sleep in the call centre where he works. In a surprisingly good dark comedy Dan struggles with life, love, and a ginger cat. My interview with novelist and screenwriter Matt Thorne can be found right over here.
Tame remake of a 1980s romantic drama. Where RoboCop lost the violence this loses the sex.
Love Is in the Air
“Antoine is a lawyer living in New York. On his way back to France for the final round of a job interview, Antoine finds himself sitting right next to his ex-girlfriend Julie. With a seven-hour flight ahead of them, they are going to have to speak to each other.”
“Marco returns to Paris after his brother-in-law’s suicide, where he targets the man his sister believes caused the tragedy – though he is ill-prepared for her secrets as they quickly muddy the waters.”
Bette Bourne: It Goes with the Shoes
“The story of gay rights icon, Bette Bourne and a group of friends, performers & activists who took on the establishment with high heels and lipstick, playing a vital role in cracking open of society in the 70’s & 80’s.”