Out Now – 28th March 2014

Afternoon Delight

Captain America: The Winter Soldier
I’ll be honest with you, there are so many Avengers related films going about that I find it hard to consider any of them appointment viewing. In particular Captain American who is a boring sod at the best of times. Maybe I’ll watch Chris Evans in Scott Pilgrim instead. Much more fun.

Muppets Most Wanted
Ah, The Muppets. Last time there was a new Muppets film out I went a little crazy and joined in with blogalongamuppets. This time I don’t even have any firm plans to see the latest outing. There’s something about the involvement of Ricky Gervais and the rumour that he will be doing THAT dance AGAIN, in capital letters and everything, that has left me less than excited.

The Legend of Hercules
Live action retelling of the legend of Hercules. Not likely to be even remotely as good as the Disney film and with none of the songs. Stars someone from Twilight with their shirt off so there’s that.

20 Feet From Stardom
Documentary about the women (and a few men) who take on the thankless role of backup singers. It features, the highs, the lows, and made Vanessa Feltz do a little seat dance. I enjoyed it but am dithering over how worthy it is.

Afternoon Delight
Surprisingly good dark comedy, think pitch black, about a bored housewife who befriends a stripper/prostitute in an attempt to spice up her life. Stars the wonderful Kathryn Hahn, above par Josh Radnor, and the always impressive Juno Temple. I was greatly surprised by how good it was.

The Past
The Artist‘s Bérénice Bejo stars as the woman in the middle of a fraught love triangle in this Frenchy romantic drama.

The Fold
“Struggling with her grief, Anglican priest Rebecca Ashton tries to replace her deceased daughter with another girl.” This will not turn out well.

Leave The World Behind
Tour documentary following Swedish House Mafia in 2012/2013. I am not aware of this band or any other band ever. What is music?

Dangerous Acts
“Creating provocative theater carries great personal risks: emotional, financial and artistic. For the members of the Belarus Free Theatre, there are additional risks: censorship, imprisonment, and worse. Director Madeleine Sackler goes behind the scenes with the acclaimed troupe of imaginative and subversive performers who, in a desolate country choked by censorship and repression, defy Europe’s last remaining dictatorship.”

My Stuff
Documentary in which comedian Petri Luukkainen puts everything he owns (including clothing) into storage and allows himself to reclaim one item each day. Item #1: My laptop.

The Borderlands
“Follows a team of Vatican investigators sent to the British West Country to investigate reports of paranormal activity at a remote church.” Well reviewed British horror.

Almost Married
“When Kyle returns from his stag-do with a sexually transmitted disease, he’s left unable to have sex with his fiancée Lydia in the run-up to their wedding.” Poorly reviewed British comedy.