Babledom – the city is growing ever larger and threatens to overwhelm the citizens that live in it, in director Paul Bush’s collection of images and music in this elegy to modern life. The official website is here and it will be showing at key cities only.
Broken – Cillian Murphy and Tim Roth star in this British drama about a young girl in North London whose life changes after she witnesses a violent attack. Will be showing at key cities only and the IMDb page is here.
Fire With Fire – Josh Duhamel and Bruce Willis have both been busy of late so it’s surprising to see them starring together in which Duhamel is a firefighter who has to contend with the white supremacist (Willis) he is testifying against. So, Backdraft meets Mississippi Burning. Facebook page is here but, rather oddly, will be on a limited run only.
Gelmeyen Bahar – Turkish drama about a beautiful young girl who falls in love…after she has settled into an arranged marriage. On a limited run in London only, the official site for those of you au fait with Turkish is here; IMDb has some information here.
The Guilt Trip – Billed as the first (and possibly the last) mother-son road movie, this comedy stars Seth Brogan who pops into see Mom Barbra Streisand whilst embarking on the road trip of a lifetime…and she joins him. The fun for most audience members will be to try and avoid singing the ‘Barbra Streisand’ lyrics from Duck Soup’s recent song. Showing nationwide and the UK website is here.
Oz The Great and the Powerful (3D) – In this prequel to The Wizard of Oz, James Franco stars as the man who will one day be that wizard. He meets three warring witches (Michelle Williams, Rachel Weisz and Mila Kunis) and sets about helping the people of this strange land. The official Disney UK site here is impressively designed and the film will be showing nationwide.
Parker – Jason Statham’s cinematic ‘efforts’ have perhaps lacked something in the past. Like most things that make good movies good. Having Jennifer Lopez as his leading lady is a step in the right direction, but judging by the trailer on the official site here, this looks like a rehash of what he’s done before. Showing nationwide.
Robot & Frank – Frank Langella is the elderly jewel thief in this comedy whose son (James Marsden) gives him a robot to help his physical and mental health, rather than placing him in a nursing home. The official site is here and it will be showing at key cities only.
Side Effects – Steven Soderbergh has announced his retirement from movie-making before (as Vanity Fair reminds us in this piece from January) so forgive me for not quite believing that this pharma-thriller is his swan song. Jude Law is the doctor prescribing a new anti-anxiety pill that has ramifications for couple Channing Tatum and Rooney Mara. The official site is here and the film will be showing all over the UK.