The Call – an extraordinarily permed Halle Berry stars as the 911 operator who takes a call from Abigail Breslin, who has been kidnapped and placed in a man’s car trunk. Given the recent revelations about women held captive by Ariel Castro in Cleveland, this thriller may have an added resonance with American audiences and might translate to the UK. Official Sony Pictures website is here; the film will play across most UK cinemas.
Cold Comes the Night – sexually exploitative sounding thriller about a blind gangster taking a mother and daughter prostitute operation hostage when his driver disappears. Showing at key cities only; the official website is here.
Diana – surely worth seeing if only to see how terrible this “real life” account of the HRH of Wales’ affair with a heart surgeon really is. Naomi Watts doffs her head at a canted angle, a la Bashir interview, in this hagiography of the century. Wonder what Majesty magazine will make of it all? Official site is here; the film will play at most UK cinemas.
Harrigan – it’s 1974 and a local, northern man becomes committed to retaining what is left of decency in his local community. Stephen Tomkinson stars, the official site is here and the film will be showing at key cities.
Hawking – biopic that tells the story of the most famous (if not the only) astro-physicist on the planet. The official Vertigo Films website has the low-down here; it will show at key cities only.
Kelly and Victor – this is a haunting, candid depiction of a young couple embarking on a passionate and transgressive love affair. Stars Antonia Campbell-Hughes and Julian Morris. The film will play at key cities only; UK screenings can be found here.
Metro Manila – Oscar Ramirez and his family decide to move to the capital mega city of Manila. Upon arriving in the big city, it isn’t long before they fall foul to various city inhabitants whose manipulative ways are a daily part of city survival. The official site is here and the film will play at key UK cities.
R.I.P.D. – well-haired Jeff Bridges helms this 3-D sci-fi action nonsense with an equally follically blessed Ryan Reynolds as two cops dispatched by the otherworldly Rest In Peace Department to protect and serve the living from an increasingly destructive array of souls who refuse to move peacefully to the other side. Blah, blah, blah, yackety, schmackety the official site is here and this will evade no one’s notice as it will play everywhere.