We have a right mixed bag of film releases this week, we have a return of the great British writer/director Richard Curtis trying to outdo himself with another British romantic comedy, An all out action, alien crime thriller, a romantic crime thriller which has been critically acclaimed at the Sundance film festivals and yet another feature length music documentary.
At the age of 21 Tim’s (Domhnall Gleeson) father (Bill Nighy) feels it’s time to let his son know there family secret. Every man in their family has the ability to travel back within their own life time to be able to change what happens and has happened in order to make their lives better. Tim takes the massive decision to change his life by getting a girlfriend, but he soon finds out it simply isn’t that easy.
From the creator of Four Weddings and a Funeral, Notting Hill and Love Actually, Richard Curtis tries to deliver another British romantic comedy to follow in their footsteps. The only problem is they were extremely big hits, this film may be an entertaining chick flick but it has some pretty big shoes to fill.
See If You Liked: Love Actually, Notting Hill
Riddick has been betrayed and left for dead on a sun scorched planet, the only problem is this planet is rife with deadly alien predators and each moment is a struggle for survival. After activating an emergency beacon scores of bounty hunters from around the galaxy descend in order to take him captive. Riddick unleashes a vicious attack of revenge of his captures in order to make it back home to save his planet from destruction.
Riddick is the third instalment from The Chronicles of Riddick film series. Seeing the return of Vin Diesel as Riddick alongside Karl Urban and Keri Hilson, this sci-fi action thriller promises to unleash big alien battle scenes, mind blowing graphics but acting skills… meh. Diesel does what he does best at least he doesn’t try to pretend he’s something he isn’t unlike other “action” film actors.
See If You Liked: The Chronicles Of Riddick, Prometheus
Ain’t Them Bodies Saints
A passionate outlaw couple, Bob Muldoon (Casey Affleck) and Ruth Guthrie (Rooney Mara) love crime, while on a crime spree the couple are seized by the Texan lawman after a nasty shootout. Ruth manages to shoot one of the local police officers but to save her and his unborn child; Bob takes the blame and is sent down. Four years later, Bob escapes from prison and sets out to find the women he loves and the daughter he has never met.
Ain’t Them Bodies Saints is a romantic crime drama which so far this year has graced the film festivals obtaining some extremely high praise for its poetic story and even winning an award at the Sundance film festival for its cinematography. Being visually stunning might not win you over and I must admit this film might only appeal to those with a deeper more complex view of what makes a good film. However, it’s still worth a watch for the outstanding character portrayal from all actors.
See If You Liked: Days of Heaven, Badlands
The Great Hip Hop Hoax.
The Great Hip Hop Hoax covers the story of Californian hip-hop duo Silibil n’ Brains, these guys were going to be huge. They bagged themselves a record deal with Sony however, no one knew or even had a clue that these two guys were a pair of Scottish students who had faked their identities and there accents in order to achieve the Fame and live the American dream.
This music documentary has an air of The Imposter written all over it, it’s a story of truth and lies and what one can achieve with just an idea and to be honest a lot of guts. This truely is one of those films that need to be seen to be believed.
See If You Liked: The Imposter, Vinyl
MY PICK OF THE WEEK: AIN’T THEM BODIES SAINTS.