Plenty more UK Cinema releases this week! And I’m still playing catch up. Here goes:
The Three Musketeers
The hot-headed young D’Artagnan along with three former legendary but now down on their luck Musketeers must unite and defeat a beautiful double agent and her villainous employer from seizing the French throne and engulfing Europe in war.
Thoughts: I remember seeing a version of this for my 6th birthday (the 1994 release) and really enjoyed it. But, this version just isn’t doing it for me, the trailer looks bland and full of 3D gimmicks. It’s truly nice to see the three musketeers as an all British cast, just a shame they didn’t bring in a Brit to play D’Artagnan.
A future-set story where robot boxing is a popular sport and centered on a struggling promoter (Jackman) who thinks he’s found a champion in a discarded robot. During his hopeful rise to the top, he also discovers he has an 11-year-old son who wants to know his father.
I’m guilty of liking the look of this movie. Yes, it looks a bit cheesy, but it looks genuinely heartfelt and fun, I’ll just have to try and put up with Hugh Jackman. One to catch I think.
Douglas Young (the-movie-guy) A lonely and friendless boy finds and untangles a hurt dolphin that is caught in a crab trap. He becomes very attached to the dolphin when the tail must be taken off to save the dolphin’s life. The boy believes the dolphin would be able to swim normally if it was given a prosthetic tail.
Looks like a good true story, and one i’ll catch on DVD.
A haunting portrait of Lucy, a young university student drawn into a mysterious hidden world of unspoken desires.
To clarify this is not Sleeping Beauty as we know it! This is a twisted tale of the sex industry. I’ve heard mix things regarding this movie. It was nominated for the palme d’or at this years Cannes film festival, yet critics are divided just as much as they were for Tree of Life. I like Emily Browning as an actress and will attempt to see this.
Plot Summary City kid Ren McCormack moves to a small town where rock ‘n’ roll and dancing have been banned, and his rebellious spirit shakes up the populace.
Not my kind of movie so I can’t really comment, but I won’t be catching this.
Kate and Martin escape from personal tragedy to an Island Retreat. Cut off from the outside world, their attempts to recover are shattered when a Man is washed ashore, with news of airborne killer disease that is sweeping through Europe.
Sounds interesting, Even more so as Contagion is out this month. Could be a mix between Castaway and outbreak, Interesting casting with Cillian Murphie, Jamie Bell and Thandie Newton. Might wait for the DVD though.
Texas killing fields
In the Texas bayous, a local homicide detective teams up with a cop from new York city to investigate a series of unsolved murders.
The trailer for this caught my eye, although the critics don’t seem to love it. It was nominated for the Golden Lion award at this years Venice Film Festival, again, it will be interesting to watch just to see why it was contender. The talent in this movie includes Sam Worthington (Avatar) and Chloë Grace Moretz (Let Me In).
The greatest movie ever sold
A documentary about branding, advertising and product placement that is financed and made possible by brands, advertising and product placement.
I’m not one for documentary’s. But this appeals to me – probably because I love to spot product placements in movies and TV shows.
What will you be seeing this week?