This week’s releases: the trailers
Out this week: Breathing, The Divide, Elles, Gone, Lockout, Marley, <em>Salmon Fishing In The Yemen, Marvel Avengers Assemble
The directorial debut of actor Karl Markovics, Breathing focusses on the life of a young drop-out named Roman who is reluctantly being forced back into reality. Understated, sparse and unpretentious – it’s vital drama for anyone sick of Self-Affirmation: The Hollywood Way.
APOCALYPSE-OCLOCK! The Divide is a claustrophobic horror/thriller centring on a group of people trapped underground after a horrifying terrorist attack blows their building sky-high. But should they be more afraid of the dangers that lurk outside or within? Bloody, bonkers and tension-filled throughout; perfect for intelligence-seeking gore-hounds.
The criminally lovely Juliette Binoche stars in Elles – a tale of one journalist’s investigation into teenage prostitution. Looks like more of a soft-focus fantasy-world than an expose into the lives of sex workers, but to be honest, that sounds bloody great.
Amanda Seyfried’s sister is missing, and the Mamma Mia star is sure she knows who is behind it. Gone looks like a lot of swooshy haired nonsense, but a damn good time all the same – guns, cars, clear skin and probably a bit in the shower for no reason – what’s not to look forward to?
Guy Pearce is tasked with exploding a space-prison, or something? Whatever, he and Peter Stormare spend a couple of hours shouting things like “you set me up DAMMIT” as The President waits for them to save the world as well as his ubiquitous hottie daughter Maggie Grace. CAN THEY DO IT? Obviously. Obviously they can do it.
Marley is made up of interviews with the Reggae mega-star’s friends, family, co-workers and colleagues. Unsurprisingly, it’s pretty much a must-see for anyone interested in The Tale Of Bob Marley, but a pacy, intelligent enough documentary for even those with just a passing interest.
Salmon Fishing In The Yemen
Don’t let the title confuse you – seriously, this is a film about salmon. Ewan Mcgregor, Emily Blunt and Kristin Scott Thomas in a film about repopulating Yemen with some salmon and probably finding LOVE and HOPE and GLADNESS or something along the way. It’s a gentle, unassuming romance/drama/comedy that doesn’t try too hard to be anything except a lovely little film about some salmon, and you can’t say that of many releases, can you?
Marvel Avengers Assemble
It’s finally here. And by all accounts, it’s totally, utterly brilliant. Bringing together the talents of Thor, Iron Man, Captain America, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow, Nick Fury and of, course, Joss Whedon, any self-respecting film fan simply won’t rest until they’ve got involved with some serious Assembling.