Future movie releases…w/e 29 March 2013

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Finding Nemo 3D – a box office smash and firm favourite for anyone who loves animated film, this UK-wide re-release has the added benefit of being shown in 3D. Disney’s official UK site has a summary and trailer here.

Good Vibrations – British drama about Terri Hooley, a record store owner who helped develop Belfast’s punk scene. No official site, but there is a Facebook page here. Showing at key cities.

The Host – author Stephanie Meyer’s follow-up to her colossally successful Twilight series of books sees a young girl (Saorise Ronan) risk everything to save the people she loves when an unknown presence takes over humanity, erasing their memories. The cast is full of fitties, but wonder if they will have sex in this series? Controversial! The official website is here; showing nationwide.

In the House – the French Woody Allen (in terms of output and quality if not humour) Francois Ozon directs this thriller in which a young man (Ernst Umhauer) insinuates himself into the house of a classmate, the son of his teacher. He writes about this for the teacher who is amazed at his intelligence, but the boy’s presence unleashes a series of uncontrollable events. Official website here is in French; for those who need some info in English, check out IMDb. Key cities only.

King of the Travellers – Shame this didn’t come out last year, when the TV series My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding was the talk of the tabloid debate circuit and this drama, about a traveller avenging the death of his father, would have had great topicality. Showing at key cities only, the official Facebook page is here.

One Mile Away – Penny Woolcock’s film follows two Birmingham street gangs and their attempts to resolve the post code war between both sides. Official site is here; screening dates and locations are here.

Point Blank – the BFI screen John Boorman’s stylish 1967 crime thriller, with Lee Marvin as a criminal just released from Alcatraz and seeking revenge on those who got him jailed. But can he function in this new world? The BFI has screening locations here.

We Went To War – in 1970, director Michael Grigsby made a documentary about soldiers returning from Vietnam. Here, he returns to the three men he originally followed, updates their stories and finds links with soldiers returning from current conflicts. The official website is here and The Guardian carry an obituary here for the director, who sadly died on 13 March. The film will be on a limited run only.

And on Wednesday 3 April…

Dark Skies – You wait years for a film about unseen forces taking over the bodies of suburbanites and then two come along in the same week. What are the chances?!  This comes from the producers of Paranormal Activity; not an indication of much quality if you ask me, but the official Tumblr site here has some fun stuff in it. Showing nationwide.

 

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