This Week’s Releases: The Trailers
Out this week: Chronicle, Carnage, Jack And Jill, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, Man On A Ledge, Martha Marcy May Marlene, Young Adult
Looking like the surprise hit of 2012 so far, Chronicle had every right to be terrible. Oooh kids who get super-powers – yawn, found-footage – blah, “with great power comes-” – leave it out, would you? But it turns out its totally brilliant. Which is great, mainly cos we’re getting a bit bored of talking about The Artist all the time.
Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz, Jodie Foster and John C Reilly – obviously Carnage is going to be great fun. A claustrophobic dark comedy about two sets of parents and one all-out domestic war, it’s indulgent good fun with an impeccable cast and trademark Polanski style.
Jack And Jill
You know how sometimes it can feel like you’ve got too many reasons to live? Well Adam Sandler’s latest tumour is here to redress the balance. It’s… it’s… oh just watch the damn thing and then we can get on with being filled with regret forever.
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
I think we’ve all been wondering for a while now just when Michael Caine and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson would finally join forces. Well, that time is now. WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE, MICHAEL CAINE? Tiny elephants, tinier t-shirts and her out of High School Musical, it’s safe to say that Journey 2: The Mysterious Island is going to completely ridiculous.
Man On A Ledge
Is it just us, or has Elizabeth Banks yet to prove herself? Enter Man On A Ledge, a heist movie with a high-rise, higher-stakes twist. Sam Worthington and Jamie Bell (why not eh?) join Miss Banks in a flick that looks full of swishy hair, sharp suits and serious eyebrows. Is he gonna jump? IS HE?
Martha Marcy May Marlene
Somehow managing to get over the hindrance of not one but two bloody awful sisters, Elizabeth Olsen explodes onto our screens this week in the utterly captivating Martha Marcy May Marlene. A tale of a dangerous cult, one girl’s escape and the psychological ramifications thereof, we can guarantee you’ll have your socks knocked off by not only the new girl on the screen, but the talented bloke behind the camera. Sean Durkin, we’re watching you.
No doubt you’re stuffed to the gills with Charlize Theron information having guzzled our Cheat Sheet, but if anything it only will have heightened your desire to see Young Adult. A dark comedy about a fading beauty determined to wreck havoc on her home town, it sounds like Miss Theron puts in an absolutely brilliant performance in yet another stonking Diablo Cody feature.