Well this week we have Animated foxes, return of Jigsaw, poor comedy, documentaries on dolphins and reaggee scene, child soldiers in africa, Aussie thrillers, vampires and cheap zombies. I have to say I am really unsure what movie to go and see? I may go and watch Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassuss or Pontypool, not a tourist board information movie but a Canadian Zombiesqe movie both out last week with Pontypool impossible to find in a cinema in Scotland!!! I’ll need to sleep over it.
If I was to pick a movie of the week purely through reviews and hype it would be the fantastic Mr Fox the stop animation movie based on the Roald Dahl childrens book, as it gained 100% tomato fresh at rotten tomatoes website!!! Anyway you decide and whatever you go and see do enjoy it and do remember (no listens and does come back) come back give your review.
FANTASTIC MR FOX (PG)
Animation, Adventure (1hour 27mins)
voices: George Clooney, Owen Wilson, Meyrl Streep
Mr. Fox used to make a living stealing chickens but when his wife found out she was pregnant he vowed to put an end to his dangerous ways. Several years later Mr. Fox is unable to deny his animal instincts and returns to his thieving ways, choosing to pilfer chickens and other such ware from three local nasty farmers, called Boggis, Bunce and Beans. Mr. Fox’s cunning makes a mockery of the farmers and they decide that enough his enough and set out to kill their four-legged nemesis.
CIRQUE DU FREAK: VAMPIRES ASSISTANT (12A)
Horror, Adventure (1hour 49 minutes)
John C Reilly, Salma Hayek, Chris Massoglia
16 year-old Darren Shan is a typical lad who is bored with his small-town existence, so when he and a friend get wind of a mysterious travelling freak show, they decide to visit and Darren’s life is changed forever – well, to be exact, his life ends as he takes a charismatic up on an offer of an eternity with the undead. Now a bloodsucker himself, Darren joins the Cirque du Freak alongside other sideshow oddities such as a snake boy, a wolfman and a bearded lady.
SAW 6 (18)
Horror (1hour 30minutes)
Tobin Bell, Costas Mandylor, Betsy Russell
Special Agent Strahm has died, and Detective Hoffman has now emerged as the only unchallenged successor to Jigsaw’s tortuous legacy. However, when the FBI draws closer and closer to Hoffman, he is forced to set a game into motion, a game that will reveal Jigsaw’s grand scheme to everyone.
THE GOODS: LIVE HARD, SELL HARD (15)
Comedy (1hour 30mins)
Jeremy Piven, Ed Helms, Ken Jeong, Will Ferrell
A used-car liquidator is hired to save a struggling dealership during a Fourth of July weekend sale.
THE COVE (12A)
Documentary (1hour 31mins)
Richard O’Barry, Louie Psihoyos, Simon Hutchins
In the 1960s, Richard O’Barry captured and trained the five dolphins who played the title character in the much-loved television show Flipper. Now having come to realise how much his actions may have affected these deeply sensitive, highly intelligent and self-aware creatures, O’Barry is adamant that no dolphin should be kept in human captivity. This documentary finds O’Barry and a crew of like-minded people travelling to Japan and the town of Taiji, a place that appears to be devoted to these majestic ocean-bound creatures. However, in a remote cove, surrounded by barbed wire and “Keep Out” signs, lies a dark reality. It is here, under cover of night, that the fishermen of Taiji, driven by a multi-billion dollar dolphin entertainment industry and a market for mercury-tainted dolphin meat, engage in an unseen hunt. This film aims to reveal the shocking turth once and for all.
JOHNNY MAD DOG (15)
Drama, Foreign (1hour 38 mins)
Christopher Minie, Daisy Victoria Vandy, Dagbeh Tweh
Johnny, a fifteen year old soldier with a small commando unit rob, pillage and kills his way through an African country ravaged by futile war while Laokole, a sixteen year old girl tries to look after her disabled father and younger brother as best she can whislt dreaming of getting out of the city for a better life.
COFFIN ROCK (15)
Lisa Chappell, Terry Camilleri, Robert Taylor
A woman unable to conceive a child with her husband, despite years of trying, makes the drunken mistake of sleeping with a young stranger. The stranger then goes to terrifying lengths to prove his paternity.
Horror (1hour 37 mins)
Alastair Kirton, Daisy Aitkens, Kate Alderman
Colin goes on a shambling journey from death to un-death as civilization decimated by an apocalyptic plague comes to a grinding halt in the background. Once bitten, Colin shuffles around a London collapsing into anarchy, the human survivors unfortunate enough to cross his path offering horrific snapshots of stories unfolding in other parts of the doomed city.
MADE IN JAMAICA (15)
Documentary (1hour 49mins)
Capleton, Elephant Man, Bunny Wailers
“Made in Jamaica” is a powerful portrait of the leaders of the reggae music Movement, and how Reggae has become a worldwide phenomenon. The film showcases performances by the best Reggae and Dance Hall artists ever assembled. From their native ghetto to international fame, “Made in Jamaica” is the story of the artists who represent the Jamaican Dream.
source of Synopsis SCREENRUSH |Permlink source of trailer YOUTUBE | Permlink
One thought on “Friday October 23rd This Week’s New Releases”
Nice round-up. Still very sceptical about the ‘£45 budget’ of ‘Colin’ though. Readers interested in ‘Johnny Mad Dog’ might want to take a goosey gander at my round up of recent African cinema at http://matineeidle.wordpress.com/2009/10/22/african-cinema/.