Babymakers – oh Lord, this sounds wrong on all levels. Jay Chandrasekhar’s comedy about a bank heist. Except it’s a sperm bank, as Paul Schneider realises he can’t get his wife pregnant and needs to nab the deposit he gave years before. Can cinema get lower than such concepts? Funniest thing about it seems to be the name of one of the writers: Gerry Swallows. Official site is here. Thankfully, listed as ‘London screenings only’ – is our capital not worth more?!
Barbara – Nina Hoss plays a doctor in 1980’s East Germany, suddenly relocated to a rural hospital. Official site (for those who understand German) is here. If you don’t, you’re stuck with IMDb. Key cities.
The Campaign – Jay Roach, who gave us some of the Austin Powers movies, gives us a timely, comical insight into American politics. Trailer looks funny; let’s hope not all of the best gags have been used to make it. Starring Will Ferrel. Official (US) site is here. Will be playing nationwide.
Cross of Honour – WW2 drama as English and German bomber pilots find themselves holed up in a mountain top cabin and having to work together in order to survive. Rupert Grint is one of the English guys. IMDb site has some more details, listing the film as Into the White, here.
Holy Motors – French film-makers can certainly throw out some original films. Leos Carax directs Denis Lavant as a man who takes on many different guises during one day, in a story generated by the director’s own interest in the after hours life of stretch limos. Kylie Minogue and Eva Mendes are among those making cameos. Official site: click here. Key cities only.
Husbands – John Cassavetes 1970 drama follows three friends embarking on a nihilistic journey after the sudden death of an old friend. Showing at key cities. The film is being re-released by the company Park Circus; you can read more about their work here.
Looper – Rian Johnson’s complicated Inception style thriller, with Bruce Willis is a mob enforcer sent back from the future to kill his younger self (Joseph Gordon-Levitt). Emily Blunt co-stars. Official Sony Pictures site is here. Showing all over.
Resident Evil: Retribution 3D – enough already! Haven’t the RE zombies finished us all of yet? Come on guys, team-work! It’s only Milla Jovovich! Official nonsense (and crazily presented nonsense too) is here.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower – teen romance, based on Stephen Chbosky’s book. Co-starring Harry Potter‘s Emma Watson. Showing nationwide. Official site is here (love the OTT CV’s of the actors).
Taken 2 – Liam Neeson signs on for a sequel to his 2008 mega-hit. This time around, he just gets to warn his daughter she is about the kidnapped. Official site is here.