As a rule, sellout films usually contain a colon and/or a number. We’re looking at you, Speed 2: Cruise Control. Yet, the definition of a ‘sellout’ is tricky, because producers are very good at making shit smell like roses, and before you know it you’re on the set of National Treasure: Book of Secrets. When you see a film and think, ‘what the devil is Globey McOscar doing in this?!’ we’ve got the three reasons behind their decision to sell their soul.
Bringing Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp together in one film was always going to result in one of two things; either their combined beauty power would tear a hole in the universe and we would all get sucked into a horrifying charsima-vortex, or a sex-a-rifficly gorgeous film would get produced. Having seen the trailer, we’re still hoping its the latter.
You know you’re in trouble when all the angels in extistence want you dead. Like, really, really dead. And God has essentially turned into a less friendly Sauron. Enter the world of Legion, set in an unspecified future when God has dispatched his heralds to slay the entire human race for its myriad sins. And you thought throwing your chewing gum onto the pavement was never going to come back to haunt you. Legion is a ridiculous yarn about the last stand between the dregs of mankind and these heavenly pursuers in a rundown diner in the desert. Needless to say, it doesn’t end happily for us. Good, frankly. Good. In our faces
It’s always nice to stay ahead of the curve, if only so you can feel unneccessarily smug in front of friends and loved ones. With this in mind Best For Film brings you what you need to know about next week’s film releases. Have a read, plan your week accordingly, and practice that lovely self-satisfied smile we all love you for…