Wednesday, May 27, 2009

This Week on Australian Screens

Cinema Releases for the Week 28/05/09

Adventureland - Apparently Greg Mottola's (Superbad) latest, which stars Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart and Ryan Reynolds, is being released today. Did anybody know this? I guess it's flop in America has dampened confidence in it, and with this seeming like a very "American" film I can't imagine there'll be many people showing up.

Katyn - Oscar-nominated WWII film from Andrzej Wajda.

My Year Without Sex - Sarah Watt returns a few years after her debut feature, the excellent Look Both Ways, with another winner. It doesn't quite reach the same heights, but it's very much worth a ticket. Stars Sacha Horler and Matt Day.

State of Play - Kevin Macdonald's latest political thriller (he's made The Last King of Scotland and documentary One Day in September) starring Russell Crowe, Ben Affleck, Rachel McAdams and Helen Mirren. I was pleasantly surprised by it.

And also don't forget that Samson and Delilah continues to platform out to extra cinemas and now having won the Camera d'Or at Cannes you have even more incentive to go out and see the film that is doing exceptionally well in limited release. So go see My Year Without Sex and then swing by Samson and Delilah. Sounds like a good day at the movies to me!

DVD Releases for the Week 28/05/09

The Class - The last film I have to see before I can get my UMA Awards underway.

College - Unimaginatively titled comedy about college students getting drunk and stuff. Maybe another time...

Igor - Ugly-looking animated movie about Frankenstein (sort of).

The Spirit - The boyfriend says this adaptation starring Samuel L Jackson and Scarlett Johansson is terrible. I'm inclined to believe him and won't be bothering.

Valkyrie - Tom Cruise and his eye-patch now available on DVD.

Wassup Rockers - Larry Clark's latest actually gets an Australian release! In case you don't remember, Clark's film Ken Park was banned by the OFLC. A dark day indeed.

1 comment:

Paul Martin said...

BF is right, The Spirit should be avoided.