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8 Prepare to clear your social schedule - for your local cinema is set to bring some mesmerising flicks your way this autumn. The end is nigh for our favourite wizardry franchise. Filming has recently wrapped on the Harry Potter set and the first part of the grand finale, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, is sweeping onto screens in eyepopping 3D in November. There’s drama aplenty to absorb and captivate this season.
Julia Roberts embarks on a soulsearching journey in Eat Pray Love while the sequel to Oliver Stone’s Oscar-winning 1987 film, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, sees Michael Douglas reprise his role as Gordon Gekko for another gripping instalment. Add some rib-tickling comedies and fun family films into the mix, and you can look forward to some fabulous flights of fancy at the cinema over the coming months. Rebecca
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8 The first single from the eagerly awaited new album from Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly was released in August to coincide with a full UK tour which lands in Falmouth at the Princess Pavilion. Sam Duckworth’s brand of socially-motivated acoustic songs, set to a background of scatty electronic beats, wows audiences with a penchant for stirring, eclectic sounds. Dance floor masterpiece, Collapsing Cities - a collaboration with Shy FX - is a real change of direction. Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly are back with this extremely well received new material and direction of ‘emotronica’ so be sure not to miss this extremely gifted talent on a rare trip to Cornwall. 2 september - How The Other Half Loves, 9 september - How The Other Half Loves, 15 september - The colours of My Life, 23 september - roy Orbison and Friends, 25 september - Auction For the promise club, 1 October - Glenn Hughes, 2 October - Focus, 7 October - Tony stockwell, 8 October - Get cape. wear cape. Fly, 9 October - 3 daft Monkeys, 15 October - whole Lotta Led, 16 October - dub pistols - rehashed, 22 & 23 October - Falmouth beer Festival, 29 October - erik Mongrain, 30 October - Larry Miller
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HAVANA RAKATAN MOndAy 18-sATUrdAy 23 OcTOber 2.30pM & 7.30pM TickeTs £13-£26.50 8 From the sexy, spontaneous rumba to the slick footwork of the cha-cha-cha, this Cuban dance spectacular is guaranteed to get heads nodding and feet tapping. Direct from a sell-out run in the West End’s Peacock Theatre, Havana Rakatan is now bringing all the heat of a Cuban summer to the UK. Jazz, mambo, bolero, son, cha-cha-cha, rumba and salsa all come alive in dazzling dance displays, full of Cuban passion. Featuring one of Cuba’s most popular Son bands live on stage, this is a captivating and colourful journey through the dance and music of a truly unique country. 3 september - sinatra Live at the sands, 4 september - Just Fair Laughs, 6-11 september - witness For the prosecution, 14 september - The barron knights, 16 september - Last night of the proms, 17 september - The rebel cell, 18 september - sky Garden, 18 september - czech national symphony Orchestra, 25 september - Guests, 26 september - iMs prussia cove, 27 september–2 October - Twelfth night, 4-5 October - Jethro, 6 October - 60s Gold, 8 October - in the Flesh: The pink Floyd show, 9 October - Freddi kempf, 12 October - Jasmin vardimon company, 14 October - The Hollies, 15 October - charlie Landsborough, 16 October - elkie brooks, 18-23 October Havana rakatan, 29 October - seth Lakeman
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Construction of the brand new four screen cinema on Crantock Street in Newquay is well under way, with progress being assisted by the appearance of eight foot tall robot ‘Titan’, who recently arrived on site to help with the steel frame construction. Titan joined the ISG Pearce team who are constructing the cinema for a day, entertaining hundreds of adults and children as he sung, danced, cried and interacted with the gathered audience and on site team. “There is now a real buzz in Newquay around the arrival of the cinema and Titan’s appearance certainly added to the excitement.” commented David Williams, Managing Director of WTW Cinemas. “It was fantastic to have an audience with us as the shape of the cinema starts to emerge and the morning’s entertainment was a terrific
start to getting the public more involved with the cinema.” The new cinema for Newquay, which is scheduled to open in time for the 2011 season, will have 600 seats across 4 screens and the latest in cinema technology. The cinema’s
opening will bring the big screen experience back to Newquay for the first time since 1995 when the Camelot closed its doors for the final time. At one time Newquay had 3 cinemas in the town, The Astor, The Camelot and The Victoria.
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tWeLFth night in this enormously funny, fast-paced production of Shakespeare’s muchloved comedy, dynamic narrative, witty invention and bursts of music result in a joyous celebration.
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ROY ORBISON & fRIENDS Barry Steele is The Big O Saturday 25 September
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Original 70s Dutch rockers Thursday 7 October
TONY STOCKWELL Clairvoyance with TV Psychic Friday 8 October
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Truro and Penwith College The Big Picture Roxy Watson, National Diploma in Media student, discusses what makes a movie worthy of repeat viewings. It is very rare for a ﬁlm to entertain and engross an audience when they have seen it eight times or more. But for me it’s a regular occurrence to see a ﬁlm as many as twenty times during its run at The Plaza Cinema in Truro where I work part-time. Sometimes that’s a real privilege – but sometimes it’s just a reminder how bad some ﬁlms can be! One recent ﬁlm which, if not for having to be on duty, I would have quickly dismissed was ‘How to Train Your Dragon’. At ﬁrst sight it was “just a kids’ movie” but it just kept getting better and better with each viewing. I began to develop a relationship with the characters, empathetic tears welling up in my eyes with each viewing. I began to notice small yet hugely important details that contributed to the overall high quality production of the ﬁlm: The unique transitions, the superb camera angles and the perfectly suited soundtracks. Never once did my thoughts wander while I was watching it. I was always transﬁxed by this beautiful ﬁlm, constantly discovering new aspects of it. The ﬁlm that captivated me for three months and at the beginning of its run at The Plaza I was watching it over 6 hours a week, every week so that works out to a total of over 80 hours – was ‘Avatar’. Now you may think that’s no big surprise, but for someone who is no sci-ﬁ fan I can assure you that my appreciation of that ﬁlm is almost incredible. I dreaded watching it,
I avoided watching it, I’d bargain with co-workers to get out of watching it. So why did it so easily become my favourite repeat movie? Because every single time I did have to watch it I enjoyed every last minute of it. It is a masterpiece of a ﬁlm, loved by audiences as varied as three year old boys to eighty year old women. Audiences just couldn’t seem to get enough – some claimed it was their third, fourth and even eighth time of watching it. When I was told that ‘Avatar’ would be leaving our cinema I was quick to jump at the opportunity of watching it for what was most probably my thirtieth time and I was just as engrossed as I was the ﬁrst time. Astoundingly I still laughed, cried and felt every moment of suspense. ‘Avatar’ rewarded me with a staggering amount of repeat enjoyment. So there we have it, the one-watch-wonder and the watch-and-grow-fonder. It is hard to work out which ﬁlms are worth a second watch. The only way to actually ﬁnd out is to watch them a second time, but that risks disappointment. All I can suggest is to ask yourself these questions before re-watching a ﬁlm: Do you have unanswered questions about the plot or characters of the ﬁlm? Did you thoroughly enjoy the ﬁlm the ﬁrst time round? Will be you still be engrossed even though you know the ending? If the answer to any of these is yes, then go back to the cinema, experience it all over again and re-live the emotions you felt the ﬁrst time!
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ALPHA AND OMEGA
director Anthony Bell, Ben Gluck starring Hayden Panettiere, Justin Long, Christina Ricci, Dennis Hopper, Danny Glover release date 20 OctOber cONtENt icons
8 This animated 3D adventure offers a captivating and comical take on the canine class system. Stars Hayden Panettiere of Heroes fame and Justin Long, known for his roles in Die Hard 4.0, Dodgeball and Galaxy Quest, are joined by a strong supporting cast including Lethal Weapon star Danny Glover and the late Hollywood veteran Dennis Hopper. The story follows Kate and Humphrey who, despite being members of the same wolf pack, would never normally associate. Kate is an Alpha wolf and sits at the top of the pack hierarchy, while Humphrey lingers at the lowest as an Omega. Kate’s sense of discipline and duty starkly contrasts with fun-loving Humphrey’s relaxed take on life and when the two are whisked away from the pack by a park ranger they have to learn to work together to find a way home. And that’s not all. As conflict brews between two rival wolf packs back home, it is down to the duo to restore peace. Alpha and Omega promises to be a quirky and eyepleasing 3D adventure, well worth a look this October. Kit Goodliffe
director Rodrigo Cortes starring Ryan Reynolds, Jose Maria Yazpik,
Samantha Mathis release date 1 OctOber cONtENt icons
8 Have you ever wanted to know how to get out of a coffin after being buried alive? Without attempting the impossible of punching through six feet of dirt with your fist, Kill Bill-style? Then Buried is the perfect film for you. It’s also essential viewing for anybody who enjoys claustrophobic fear of unbearable proportions. Ryan Reynolds plays Paul Conway, who is working in Iraq as a U.S. contractor. So far, so good. When he is subjected to a terrifying attack by a group of Iraqis he finds himself trapped inside a coffin, with his oxygen supply quickly running out and only a lighter and a cell phone to his name. So far, not so good any more. You might think that having an entire film played out inside a coffin is either a brave move, or a particularly stupid one. But with the appropriate location of wartorn Iraq and an undoubtedly realistic performance from Reynolds who’s quickly establishing himself as one of Hollywood’s finest, this film may resonate as the tensest film you’ve ever seen. Matthew Brigden
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THE FIRST KISS
As the ultimate clash between good and evil looms on the horizon, Joe Cole investigates the penultimate installment of the Harry Potter phenomenon
the beginning of the end is almost upon us. on November 19th 2010, Harry potter and the Deathly Hallows: part I will sweep onto cinema screens worldwide, and potter fans everywhere will cram into auditoriums with a sense of both anticipation and sadness. this is it. After ten years of magical adventures, Daniel radcliffe and co. are about to make their final bow. Like the desert wanderer about to pour the last drop of water onto his thirsty tongue, we know we’ll have to savour every moment. concern is understandable. What if that golden droplet is tainted and leaves a bad taste in the mouth? We really don’t want our last memory of Hogwarts to be one of disappointment, do we? Well let’s step back from this fanatical frenzy for a moment and try to appreciate how important it is, not only for us, but also for the creators of the franchise that the movie doesn’t let us down. If films
such as the Golden compass, percy Jackson and eragon have taught us anything, it’s that adapting a children’s fantasy novel to the screen is a tricky business. Where they have failed, the Harry potter films have thus far been remarkably successful. In fact, they have become so synonymous with the bestselling novels that it is difficult to read the series without picturing radcliffe, emma Watson and rupert Grint in the lead roles. this did not happen by accident. ten years of hard graft has gone into making these films. ten years that, for some of the cast, represents half a lifetime. For them, the Deathly Hallows is the equivalent of the last stroke of the brush, the big exam, and the Quidditch Final all in one. there’s no way in hell they want to get it wrong. perhaps it was for this reason that director David Yates and writer steve Kloves decided to split the film into two parts (the second of which will be released next summer). Yates has pointed out, “there’s so much material in the seventh book that making two films was the best thing we could
have done to adapt it in the right way.” of course, the sceptical amongst us may point out that Warner bros will make twice the profit by releasing two films, and that splitting a story down the middle can completely screw up the narrative pace, as we saw in pirates of the caribbean 2 and 3. the value of these conjectures will be better assessed after the movies have been revealed to the public, but one thing is certain: Harry potter fans are not baulking at the idea of an extra movie. Indeed, there is a real reluctance on all sides to let the franchise go,
and splitting the Deathly Hallows into two parts, so long as it is done properly, can only be a great thing for everyone. Having directed the Half blood prince last year, Yates was the natural candidate for the forthcoming movies, as was screenwriter Kloves, who has been responsible for the adaptations since day one. there has been some controversy, however, over the decision to give score composing duties to Alexandre Desplat over fan favorite John Williams, who composed for the first three films. With a résumé that includes
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scores for New moon, Fantastic mr. Fox and the Golden compass amongst many others, there is no doubting Desplat’s calibre as a musician, but his appointment was not enough to appease certain factions who were holding their breaths for Williams to return. the impression is that the Deathly Hallows will have a rather different feel to the other films. In keeping with J.K. rowling’s own perception of the book, Yates has tried to give part I a road trip vibe. emma Watson described what she thought of the changes: “I feel like I’m on a different film. the other films have this structure. You know, we come into the Great Hall and there’s the opening talk, and that’s just gone. It’s gone.” Indeed, a mere glimpse of the trailer reveals a completely distinct aesthetic. With roaming shots over stunning landscapes and battles in the darkest regions of forest, the movie seems to have as much in common with the Lord of the rings trilogy as it does with its predecessors. Whether or not fans will warm to this change remains unknown, but rest assured there will be enough dragons and broomsticks flying around to keep the majority of us in high spirits. If you’re one of the 400 million or so people who have read the novel, you’ll be well aware of what to expect plot-wise. We join Harry during dark times indeed, with Hogwarts and the ministry of magic in the clutches of the evil Lord Voldemort, whose power is growing by the second. our hero, with his sidekicks in tow, begins a journey Dumbledore set in motion shortly before he died to find and destroy the mysterious Horcruxes, which are key to Voldemort’s eternal life. However, with a price on Harry’s head, this is a journey from which he may never return. so this is the first kiss goodbye. back in June, after his last day on set, radcliffe confessed, “everyone was really devastated. It was really, really sad. We were crying quite a lot.” the chances are that come next summer there will be quite a few muggles doing exactly the same thing. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I is released on 19th November
The impression is that The Deathly Hallows will have a rather different feel to the other films. In keeping with J.K. Rowling’s own perception of the book, Yates has tried to give Part I a road trip vibe...
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Director mark Duplass, Jay Duplass Starring John c. reilly, Jonah Hill, marisa tomei, catherine Keener release date 24 September ContEnt icons
8 one of this generation’s most over-looked comedians, John c. reilly (talladega Nights: the ballad of ricky bobby, Walk Hard: the Dewey cox story), is back in another understated comedy, this time opposite rising star Jonah Hill (superbad). seven years after the breakup of his marriage, John is still unlucky in love. then he meets the gorgeous molly. things are going great - until he meets her over-protective 21-year-old son, cyrus, who will stop at nothing to keep his mum to himself. may the best man win. co-starring indie queen catherine Keener (please Give, Where the Wild things Are) as John‘s ex-wife and marisa tomei (the Wrestler, What Women Want) as the woman of his dreams, cyrus is the latest feature from rising indie filmmakers mark and Jay Duplass. the brothers stormed sundance in 2005 with puffy chair and seem to be making their way into the semimainstream while maintaining their integrity. A favourite amongst festivalgoers and critics, cyrus looks set to prove an antidote to Hollywood’s recent string of formulaic comedies, utilising improvisational techniques to tell a touching and humorous story. Emma Farley
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8 Despite their predisposition for evil behaviour, cartoon super villains are often more approachable than their counterparts. From original animated sociopaths such as elmer Fudd and marvin the martian to the lead here, Gru, it’s difficult to think of them as evil when they are so bumbling. Gru is a criminal mastermind who has a thing for stealing large monuments, such as the Giza pyramids. but when monuments on earth get too small for him the only logical solution is to go interstellar, and Gru sets his sights on the moon. Unfortunately for Gru, a greater challenge arises when he is forced to play father to three children, but will he have time to carry out his dastardly plan if he has to look after the kids? In scintillating 3D, Despicable me is a perfect family film, blending drama and humour sophisticated enough to be enjoyed by adults with the perfect balance of vibrancy and action to capture children’s imaginations.
Director chris renaud, pierre coffin Starring steve carell, Jason segel, russell brand, Will Arnett, Kristen Wiig release date 15 OctOber ContEnt icons
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DINNER FOR SCHMUCKS
Director Jay roach Starring steve carell, paul rudd, Jemaine clement, Jeff Dunham, bruce Greenwood release date 3 September CONTENT icons
8 You know there’s always one person at a party you don’t want to be there? Well tim Wagner (rudd) is out to ensure that not only does that guy turn up to the party, but he’s the most idiotic and offensive of the whole night. A remake of Le Diner de cons, Dinner for schmucks is based on a company’s annual black-tie ‘Dinner for extraordinary people’, where each member competes to invite the most eccentric character for the evening. the problem for tim is that his guest of choice - barry (steve carell on top form) - is so foolish that he manages to end up stuck with tim in his apartment. A severely odd couple if you will. this might seem a daunting remake to take on given the popularity of the original. However, director Jay roach (of meet the parents and meet the Fockers brilliance) should make light work of it and it’s difficult to think of two comedians that could fill these roles more perfectly. this promises to be one of the funniest flicks of the year, and surely will keep conversation alive around any dinner table - even without schmucks. Chris Upton
EAT PRAY LOVE
FILM info Director ryan murphy Starring Julia roberts, James Franco, Javier bardem, Viola Davis, billy crudup release date 24 September CONTENT icons
8 based on the bestselling memoir by elizabeth Gilbert, eat pray Love is set to be one of the most enlightening (and undoubtedly one of the cheapest) trips around the world you may ever experience. Liz Gilbert (roberts) was living the model lifestyle which many only dream of. she had the husband, the house, the career and, from the outside, you’d struggle not to be envious. but the reality was far from ideal. she found herself lost, confused and constantly questioning what she really wanted from life. Newly divorced and at a crossroads, Gilbert steps out of her comfort zone, risking everything to change her life. eat pray Love chronicles Gilbert’s journey around the world that becomes a quest for selfdiscovery. she travels to Italy and discovers the true pleasure of nourishment, jets over to India, immersing herself in the power of prayer and most unexpectedly, in a heartwarming twist, the inner peace and balance of true love in bali. Directed by ryan murphy (Glee) and with the flawless roberts as lead, eat pray Love promises to be an unforgettable journey. Jennifer Clayton
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8 ‘When the hole is exposed, evil is unleashed.’ this horror draws on the fear-spiking and utterly captivating concept of the unknown. the story centres on brothers Dane (massoglia) and Lucas (Gamble) who leave New York city for the prerequisite sleepy town in the middle of nowhere. cue the twist. their expectations of small town humdrum are superseded not only by the discovery of beautiful nextdoor neighbour-cum-love-interest, Julie (bennett), but also by the discovery of a seemingly bottomless hatch in the floor. strange things begin to happen as the boys and Julie attempt to unravel the secrets behind the terrifying and unexplainable chasm. In order to end the terror, the trio must face their deepest nightmares, as the hole somehow materialises their most deep-seated horrors, unleashing one terrorising phantasm after another. Director Joe Dante of Gremlins repute comments that, as the audience becomes immersed into the film via the 3D element, “the ride becomes darker and more intense”. Laced with teen angst and intrigue, childhood fantasy and fear, this promises to be a definite terror trip for all horror fans. Hannah May
Director Joe Dante Starring teri polo, chris massoglia, Haley bennett, Nathan Gamble release date 22 September cONTENT icons
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8 comic book adaptations seem to be all the rage these days and, with a significant number of the stories and characters having already been transported to the big screen, the studios have turned to lesser-known heroes to make the leap. Dc’s magical gunslinger Jonah Hex is one such comic book character to emerge from the shadows and take his place in film next to the likes of spidey and batman. Hex (brolin) is brutally punished by his confederate commander, Quentin turnbull (malkovich), when he causes the death of his son. In response, turnbull kills Hex’s family and horrifically scars him. Years later, Hex roams the land as a legendary bounty hunter with the ability to command the dead. When turnbull, thought to be dead, reappears and plans to destroy Washington with a super weapon, the Us government turn to Hex, hoping that he will bring an end to the crazed ex-confederate commander once and for all. Joined by saucy prostitute Lilah (Fox), Hex must save his country while seeking revenge for the death of his family. Ryan Cope
Director Jimmy Hayward Starring Josh brolin, John malkovich, megan Fox, Will Arnett, michael shannon release date 3 September cONTENT icons
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LEGEND OF THE GUARDIANS
Starring Helen mirren, Hugo Weaving, Geoffrey rush, Jim sturgess, sam Neill release date 15 OctOber CONTENT icons
8 Known for his unique style and rich colour palette showcased in films such as 300 and hero actioner Watchmen, Zack snyder takes his first flight into animation with this adaptation of Kathryn Lasky’s Legend of the Guardians. this 3D family adventure follows soren, a young owl enthralled by his father’s epic stories of the Guardians of Ga’Hoole, a mythic band of winged warriors who had fought a great battle to save all owlkind from the evil pure ones. After a fight with jealous brother Kludd, the owlets fall from their treetop home and right into the talons of the pure ones. With the help of other brave young owls, soren must make a daring escape, soaring across the sea and through the mist to find the Great tree, home of the legendary Guardians, his only hope of defeating the pure ones and saving the owl kingdoms. With Hugo Weaving, Geoffrey rush, Helen mirren and Jim sturgess as the heroic soren, Legend of the Guardians is a must-see 3D fantasy flick, blending dreamy visuals, engaging characters and edge-of-your-seat action. Matthew Aunger
CHARLIE ST. CLOUD
Director burr steers Starring Zac efron, Amanda crew, Donal Logue, charlie tahan, Kim basinger, ray Liotta release date 8 OctOber CONTENT icons
8 Determined to shake his Disney channel brand and prove his serious acting credentials, Zac efron puts forward his latest bid. charlie st. cloud explores the strength of a brotherly bond put to the ultimate test after a catastrophic car accident that only the older of the two brothers charlie - walks away from. United by a shared hobby of baseball and a promise to practise together every evening, sam’s (tahan) death makes charlie all the more determined to keep that promise. every night, charlie experiences the miracle of seeing his younger brother. paralysed by the fear of losing sam forever, charlie is tied to the town he grew up in and the graveyard where he is buried. However, when charlie falls for tess (crew), he is torn between the loss of his brother’s life and the chance of living his own. With an emotionally charged trailer already whetting the appetites of movie goers, charlie st. cloud could turn out to be the most touching film since the Notebook and may well play a pivotal role in efron’s acting career. Is there really life after death? And will charlie choose to live it? Jodie Perry
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FILM DIRECTORY Please note: UK release dates are shown but may be subject to change 22 Bullets
3 September Director: Richard Berry Starring: Jean Reno, Gabriella Wright, Kad Merad A retired mobster goes on a revenge spree after he’s left for dead with 22 bullets in his body.
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24 September Director Adam Green Starring Kevin Zegers, Shawn Ashmore A day on the slopes turns into a nightmare for three snowboarders when they get stranded on a chairlift.
despiCABle me 15 October see page 12
devil AlphA And OmegA 20 October see page 9
AnimAl KingdOm 15 October Director David Michod Starring Ben Mendelsohn, Joel Edgerton, Guy Pearce crime drama exploring a tense battle between a criminal family and the police.
17 September Director John Erick Dowdle, Drew Dowdle Starring Chris Messina, Geoffrey Arend A group of people trapped in an elevator realise that the devil is among them.
greAse sing-A-lOng 17 September Director Randal Kleiser Starring John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John Grease makes a return to the big screen as a sing-along.
dinner fOr sChmuCKs
hArry pOtter And the deAthly hAllOws (3d)
3 September see page 13
19 November see page 10
the hOle (3d)
1 October see page 9
22 October Director Will Gluck Starring Emma Stone, Penn Badgley A clean-cut schoolgirl uses the rumour mill to advance her social and financial standing.
22 September see page 14
BurKe And hAre 29 October Director John Landis Starring Andy Serkis, Simon Pegg, Tom Wilkinson, Isla Fisher Horror comedy based on killer gravediggers who sold the corpses of their victims to a medical college
ALPHA AND OMEGA
24 September see page 13
EAT LOVE PRAY
the Kids Are All right 29 October Director Lisa Cholodenko Starring Annette Bening, Julianne Moore Heartfelt comedy about two teenage children seeking out their biological father.
the lAst exOrCism 3 September Director Daniel Stamm Starring Patrick Fabian, Ashley Bell A troubled minister lets a documentary crew film his final exorcism.
legend Of the guArdiAns 15 October see page 15
JOnAh hex 3 September see page 14
Just wright eAt prAy lOve
romantic comedy about a sports trainer who falls for a basketball player.
17 September Director Sanaa Hamri Starring Queen Latifah, Paula Patton
let me in 22 October Director Matt Reeves Starring Kodi Smit-McPhee, Chloe Moretz terrifying tale of the bond between an alienated boy and an eerie young girl.
LEGENDS OF THE GUARDIANS
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SEE THEM ALL Not all films will open at your local cinema on the UK release date, but the majority of films will be shown as soon as prints become available and/or it can be scheduled in.
Charlie St. Cloud
8 October see page 15
8 October Director Bernard Rose Starring Rhys Ifans, Chloë Sevigny the life story of the notorious british drug smuggler, Howard marks.
10 September Director Floria Sigismondi Starring Kristen Stewart, Dakota Fanning two friends rise from rebellious kids to rock stars of the legendary ‘70s group, the runaways.
24 September see page 23
the other guyS
SaW vii (3d)
Wall Street: Money never SleepS
17 September see page 18
22 October see page 20
8 October see page 23
raMona and BeezuS
Sequel to paranorMal aCtivity
Why did i get Married too?
life aS We KnoW it 8 October Director Greg Berlanti Starring Katherine Heigl, Josh Duhamel When Holly and messer become all their goddaughter has in the world, they are forced to put their differences aside.
Made in dagenhaM 1 October Director Nigel Cole Starring Rosamund Pike, Miranda Richardson Drama based on the 1968 strike at the Ford Dagenham plant, where female workers walked out in protest against sexual discrimination.
MetropoliS 10 September Director Fritz Lang Starring Brigitte Helm, Alfred Abel A milestone of sci-fi and German expressionism restored for a modern audience.
THE OTHER GUYS
22 October Director Elizabeth Allen Starring Selena Gomez, Joey King the adventures of young ramona Quimby and her big sister beezus.
22 October see page 21
the SoCial netWorK red 22 October see page 19
15 October see page 21
reSident evil: afterlife
3 September see page 22
10 September see page 19
1 October see page 22
15 October see page 20
3 September Director Tyler Perry Starring Tyler Perry, Sharon Leal the next chapter in the lives of college friends struggling with married life.
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15 October Director Tim Hetherington, Sebastian Junger Documentary following a platoon of Us soldiers during their deployment to Afghanistan.
3 September Director: Bobcat Goldthwait Starring: Robin Williams, Alexie Gilmore outrageous but thoughtful comedy about a high school poetry teacher.
taMara dreWe 10 September see page 18
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8 Novelty isn’t commonplace within the cinematic world nowadays, but tamara Drewe can most certainly abandon the crowd. A collision of genres and forms, the story arose from posy simmonds’ comic strip first published in the Guardian and later transformed into a graphic novel. the original genesis of the cartoon was a modern reimagining of thomas Hardy’s classic Far From the madding crowd, so its literary base garners even more credibility amongst critics. Director stephen Frears delineates the draw: “the script makes me laugh, it’s very, very funny, and very sexy and a very contemporary, modern film.” In this, our homegrown leading lady of the moment, Gemma Arterton, is the pretty protagonist of force. As tamara, she returns to her small West country village as an unashamed flirt whose sexy antics stir the script as well as other regions of the local - most notably male - inhabitants. Featuring the usual modicum of english eccentricity, a colourful cast of pretentious, adulterous writers and wealthy weekenders pepper this sharp, refreshing and quintessentially british comedy. Hannah May
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THE oTHER GUYS
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8 Like tim burton and Johnny Depp in the fantasy genre, Adam mcKay and Will Ferrell are currently dominating the comedy genre. Films such as Anchorman and stepbrothers prove that the pair can create can’t-breathe comedy, and with an all-star cast including mark Wahlberg, samuel L. Jackson, eva mendes, michael Keaton and steve coogan, the other Guys looks set to be one of their best. Will Ferrell is Detective Allen Gamble who, unlike his name suggests, does not like to take risks and would much rather stay in the office and admire the city’s top cops Danson (Johnson) and Highsmith (Jackson). However, when a call comes in that no one else wants to touch, Allen’s partner (Wahlberg) persuades him to go out there and turn the tables. this, of course, does not quite go to plan and the pair comically crashes their way through the city in order to prove themselves. With this extensive big name cast and mcKay and Ferrell’s highly tuned comedic intuition, this latest offering is an absolute must-see. Jake Stephenson
Director Adam mcKay Starring Will Ferrell, mark Wahlberg, samuel L. Jackson, Dwayne Johnson, eva mendes, steve coogan release date 17 September conTEnT icons
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RED 8 even highly trained government assassins have to hang up their boots eventually, lock away the personal arsenal fit for a small army, settle down and maybe take up a hobby – arts and crafts anyone? bruce Willis is Frank moses, an ex black ops gun-for-hire struggling with the transition into forced retirement. Unfortunately for Frank, his newfound life of leisure rests in serious jeopardy when former employers the cIA decide he knows too much, frame him for murder and dispatch a new breed of high-tech hitman to dispose of him. so much for the time off. In an effort to survive and clear his name, Frank must reassemble his retired and extremely dangerous crew, a bazooka-toting, LsDdosing band of oAp operatives hell bent on exposing a shocking conspiracy and retiring in peace. Adapted from the acclaimed D.c. comics graphic novel and boasting an all-star alumni of cinema’s finest including morgan Freeman, John malkovich and Helen mirren, red looks set to be a darkly comic thrill ride equipped with action galore as Willis and company prove that old habits really do die hard.
Director robert schwentke Starring bruce Willis, morgan Freeman, John malkovich, Helen mirren, Karl Urban release date 22nd OctOber coNTENT icons
RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE
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8 the action-packed resident evil series returns to the big screen in resident evil: Afterlife. Afterlife follows Alice (Jovovich) as she continues her quest to track down any remaining survivors of the zombie apocalypse caused by the omnipotent Umbrella corporation. A new lead that promises a safe haven from the hordes of undead takes Alice and her fellow survivors to Los Angeles. However, when they arrive the city is overrun by the zombie infestation and, to make matters worse, Alice is about to step into a deadly trap. Her battle with the Umbrella corporation reaches new heights as she comes to blows with the head of the corporation, Albert Wesker (roberts). New to the franchise, prison break’s Wentworth miller plays chris redfield, one of the most iconic game characters. presented in mind blowing 3D, this fourth installment, directed by franchise veteran paul W.s. Anderson, promises everything that fans of the series have come to love: big scares, breathtaking action and a whole host of nasty creatures, including the executioner, who is taken straight out of the fifth resident evil game.
Director paul W.s. Anderson Starring milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Kim coates, shawn roberts, Wentworth miller release date 10th September coNTENT icons
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VAMPIRES SUCK 8 For those of you that remain rather unenlightened by the twilight saga, this satire on the current vampire obsession may provide some light relief from all the blood-sucking drama. With tongues firmly fixed to cheeks, this blatant mockery of pattinson, stewart and ensemble is easy, irreverent viewing. though many scenes are lifted directly from a mixture of the twilight films thus far, the story maintains some of its own momentum. centring on becca (proske), a nervous non-vampire teen, she (like bella) is caught between her affections for two boys. With father control issues added to the fray, becca is mortified when he continually treats her like a child. You can see where the producers are coming from. pushing the tagline: ‘some sagas just won’t die’, the allusion to the barrage of books, tV and films flogging Dracula-esque gothic romance betrays a saturation point that would inevitably become lampooned. However, fan or foe of stephenie meyer’s series, I think everyone will emit even a little snigger or two from this parodic punch in the face of popular culture. Hannah May
FIlM info Director Jason Friedberg, Aaron seltzer Starring matt Lanter, emily brobst, Jenn proske, chris riggi release date 15 OctOber ContEnt icons
Director Kevin Greutert Starring tobin bell, cary elwes, costas mandylor, betsy russel, sean patrick Flannery release date 22 OctOber ContEnt icons
8 Hello reader, I want to play a game. At the nearby ticket stand you will find two choices. one: you buy the ticket, forgive a franchise for having succumbed to the law of diminished returns and prepare to learn one last lesson in twisted morality. or two: walk away, and miss the chance to experience saw’s goriest chapter in terrifying 3D. Although twists and turns are guaranteed, the plot at its simplest sees series’ survivors (including fan favourite Dr. Lawrence Gordon from the original movie) coming together at a sinister self-help group. but one of them wishes to see Jigsaw’s legacy live on. more Avatar than my bloody Valentine, the 3D effect here is not about ‘blood coming towards the camera’ style cheap tricks. think instead of saw’s dark, dank locations: every sweaty drip, every metallic echo – because now you get to feel a part of them. Lauded as inventive and shocking six years ago, saw is the most seminal horror franchise since scream. but where Wes craven’s trilogy limped to a close, Jigsaw’s final game promises greater gore and grotesquery than ever before. Chris Wasey
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SEQUEL TO PARANORMAL ACTIVITY
Director tod Williams Starring Katie Featherston, Gabriel Liotta release date 22 OctOber CONTENT icons
8 paranormal Activity was made on a shoestring by Hollywood standards. costing approximately $15,000, the 2009 film was a box office sensation, earning a formidable £151 million worldwide. the brand of spine-tingling supernatural drama, presented via the footage of a haunted couple’s video camera, certainly hit the spot with horror fans and now director tod Williams is set to unleash more uber creepy drama in paranormal Activity 2. the writer and director of the first film, oren peli, puts his stamp on proceedings by taking producing and screenwriting credits. After the escape of the main character, Katie (Featherston), at the end of the first film, the new chapter begins with her return. Although it is set in the same house, the number of cameras has increased to view more of the events that take place. plot details are scarce but, with a new family living in the house and an eerie blend of visual techniques, the film is set to be even more nail biting than the first. expect to be teetering on the edge of your seat from start to finish. Amy Evans
THE SOCIAL NETWORK
Director David Fincher Starring Jesse eisenberg, Justin timberlake, Andrew Garfield, Joe mazzello, rashida Jones release date 15 OctOber CONTENT icons
8 Facebook needs no introduction - chances are, you’re a regular user of the social networking phenomenon and will find this story of its beginnings utterly compelling. We are taken back to an autumn night in 2003 where we see Harvard undergraduate and computer programming genius mark Zuckerberg (eisenberg) sitting at his computer frantically working on a new idea that will enable him to take over social networking online. once caught up in the world of online blogging and programming, his dorm room becomes the centre of a global social network and a revolution in communication. six years and 500 million friends later, mark Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire in history but, as everyone knows, success isn’t always easy and, for Zuckerberg, it leads to both personal and legal complications. Directed by David Fincher, whose credits include se7en and the curious case of benjamin button, and a score by the belgian scala and Kolacny brothers, this story of a journey from friendship to alienation looks set to be a sure-fire hit. Emma Louise Ingham
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Director Will speck, Josh Gordon Starring Jennifer Aniston, Jason bateman, patrick Wilson, Jeff Goldblum, Juliette Lewis release date 3 September ConTEnT icons
8 Jennifer Aniston stars alongside Jason bateman in this conception-themed comedy from the team behind humorous hits Little miss sunshine and Juno. based on a short story, this offbeat comedy tells the story of Kassie (Aniston), a smart, fun-loving single woman who, at 40 years old, decides it’s time to have a baby - even if it means doing it by herself. Despite her neurotic best friend Wally’s (bateman) objections, she’s determined to go ahead and enlists a little help from charming sperm donor roland (Wilson). However, unbeknownst to her, Kassie’s plans go awry because of a last-minute drunken switch that isn’t discovered until seven years later. Wally has been living with a secret: he replaced the original sperm sample with his own. When he finally gets acquainted with Kassie’s cute, though slightly neurotic, son the truth will out - to comic, dramatic and possibly romantic effect. Amy Ralfe
Director John Luessenhop Starring matt Dillon, paul Walker, Idris elba, Jay Hernandez release date 1 OctOber ConTEnT icons
8 Admittedly, it’s been done before. the heist genre, such as ocean’s eleven and company, is a formidable filmic formula. containing action, some high speed gloss and adrenaline, plus the ubiquitous good-looking cast - takers is no exception to the modern cinematic blueprint. However, it looks to offer something different with an altogether stripped down, paced up presentation of bank robbers and their law-dodging antics. takers follows a crew of criminals who are notorious for executing the perfect heist. but, as they prepare for one last robbery, one determined detective (Dillon) looks set to nail the case. With some spellbinding scenes involving parkour-style chases, it also promises ‘intense sequences of violence and action, a sexual situation/partial nudity and some language’. If that isn’t hook enough, then its cast list reads like a roll call of action flicks’ finest (not to mention, fittest), featuring the popular likes of Hayden christensen, paul Walker, Idris elba and chris brown. the simultaneous race to outwit on one final, highly lucrative job promises slick, high-octane entertainment. Hannah May
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THE TOWN 8 Having proven his directorial credentials on the critically acclaimed Gone baby Gone (2007), ben Affleck steps up to the chair once again - and the leading role - in the town. Viewers can prepare for another gripping and suspense-laden ride through boston’s dark underbelly. Doug macray (Affleck) is the unrepentant leader of a ruthless band of bank robbers. His life is devoid of emotional attachment - until he meets bank manager claire Keesey (Hall). briefly taken hostage by Doug’s gang on their latest robbery, she is released unharmed though traumatised. When an apparently charming man named Doug crosses her path, instant chemistry turns into a passionate love affair. What she doesn’t know is that her new love interest is the man who had terrorised her just days earlier. And, as his next heist draws near and the FbI close in, the consequences of their liaison could be deadly. With a superb cast and a promising script penned by Affleck, peter craig and Up In the Air’s sheldon turner, the town is shaping up to be an emotionally charged and utterly compelling slice of drama. Rebecca Matthews
Director ben Affleck Starring ben Affleck, rebecca Hall, Jon Hamm, Jeremy renner, blake Lively release date 24 September cONTENT icons
WALL STREET: MONEY NEVER SLEEPS
Director: oliver stone Starring: michael Douglas, shia Labeouf, Josh brolin, Frank Langella, carey mulligan release date 8 OctOber cONTENT icons
8 oliver stone (JFK, World trade centre) steps up to direct the sequel to his oscar-winning 1987 film, Wall street. Following on from its predecessor, Wall street: money Never sleeps sees the director return to New York’s infamous financial district 20 years later. michael Douglas reprises his role as notorious business mogul Gordon Gekko, who has recently been released from prison following his financial crimes in the ‘80s. After a failed attempt to warn business leaders of the imminent economic downturn, Gekko turns his attentions to rebuilding a relationship with his estranged daughter Winnie (mulligan). He forms an alliance with her fiancé, Jacob moore (Labeouf), an ambitious, young trader who wants Gekko’s help following the suspicious death of his mentor Lewis Zabel (Langella) - his prime suspect being hedge fund manager bretton James (brolin). After a summer packed with action films, Wall street: money Never sleeps offers refreshing, engrossing drama which deals with contemporary economic issues, delivered with a familiar Hollywood narrative which is sure to make it engaging for all audiences. Ian Skey
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Forthcoming Films NOVEMBER/DECEMBER FILMS TO GET EXCITED ABOUT The AmericAn 26 November Director: Anton Corbijn Starring: George Clooney, Violante Placido, Thekla Reuten
hArry PoTTer And The deAThly hAllows: PArT 1 (3d) 19 November Director: David Yates Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson
5 November Director: Jeff Tremaine Starring: Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Ryan Dunn
17 December Director: Steven Antin Starring: Cher, Christina Aguilera, Eric Dane, Cam Gigandet
22 December Director: Paul Weitz Starring: Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson
AnimAls UniTed (3d)
loVe And oTher drUgs 29 December Director: Ed Zwick Starring: Judy Greer, Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway
The chronicles of nArniA: The VoyAge of The dAwn TreAder (3d) 10 December Director: Michael Apted Starring: Georgie Henley, Skandar Keynes, Ben Barnes
dUe dATe 5 November Director: Todd Phillips Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Zach Galifianakis, Michelle Monaghan
26 November Director: Robert Rodriguez, Ethan Maniquis Starring: Danny Trejo, Jessica Alba, Robert De Niro, Michelle Rodriguez
megAmind (3d) 3 December Director: Tom McGrath Starring: Will Ferrell, Brad Pitt, Tina Fey, Jonah Hill, Ben Stiller
monsTers 12 November Director: Gareth Edwards Starring: Scoot McNairy, Whitney Able
The girl who KicKed The horneT’s nesT
25 November Director: Daniel Alfredson Starring: Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace, Lena Endre
10 December Director: Randall Wallace Starring: Diane Lane, John Malkovich, Dylan Walsh
Tron: legAcy (3d)
22 December Director: Rob Letterman Starring: Jack Black, Emily Blunt, Jason Segel, Amanda Peet
17 December Director: Joseph Kosinski Starring: Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund, Olivia Wilde
UnsToPPABle 12 November Director: Tony Scott Starring: Denzel Washington, Chris Pine, Rosario Dawson
EARLY 2011 A SNEAk pEEk AT whAT’S COMING driVe Angry (3d) 11 February Director: Patrick Lussier Starring: Nicolas Cage, William Fichtner, Amber Heard
The eAgle 25 February Director: Kevin Macdonald Starring: Channing Tatum, Jamie Bell, Donald Sutherland
The green horneT 14 January Director: Michel Gondry Starring: Seth Rogen, Jay Chou, Cameron Diaz
morning glory 7 January Director: Roger Michell Starring: Rachel McAdams, Harrison Ford, Diane Keaton
The nexT Three dAys 7 January Director: Paul Haggis Starring: Russell Crowe, Elizabeth Banks, Liam Neeson
TAngled (3d) 28 January Director: Byron Howard, Nathan Greno Starring: Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Donna Murphy
yogi BeAr (3d) 11 February Director: Eric Brevig Starring: Dan Aykroyd, Justin Timberlake, Tom Cavanagh UK Release Dates are shown but may be subject to change
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SEpTEMBER > OCTOBER
DVD REVIEWS BAD LIEUTENANT: PORT OF CALL NEW ORLEANS
WHEN YOU’RE STRANGE Release date 30 August Director Tom DiCillo Starring Jim Morrison, Ray Manzarek, Johnny Depp Rockumentaries vary wildly in quality, but Tom DiCillo’s study of The Doors proves an unmitigated success. The director reaches into the dark heart of the band through the discovery of a treasure trove of previously unseen footage shot between 1966 and 1971. Formed in California during the mid-1960s, the group fused a jazz sensibility
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with psych rock and experimental production techniques, though it was Morrison’s lyrics that truly set them apart from their contemporaries. Otherworldly and enigmatic, his wild man performances belied the tragedy which resulted in his demise to addiction and eventual death in 1971 from which the band never recovered. Their complete story unfolds here, Johnny Depp’s narration unpicking the myth that surrounded the band whilst making connections between the success of their music and emerging schism between the state and its subjects, accelerated and accentuated through resistance to the US conflict in Vietnam. Ambitious and insightful. Kingsley Marshall
SONS OF ANARCHY SEASON 2 Release date 16 August Director Kurt Sutter Starring Charlie Hunman, Ron Perlman, Maggie Siff Described by some critics as The Sopranos if Tony and crew were to relocate to California and trade his SUV for a Harley, Sons of Anarchy is sure to satisfy those who are fiending for a new drama with which to lose a weekend (or two). The Sons are a motorcycle club based in Charming, with the show sharing much with their New Jersey brethren, the narrative driven by Shakespearean plotting and a complex familial dynamic centred around a clubhouse not entirely dissimilar to the Bada Bing. The gang, many of them military vets, deal primarily in guns, arming the local dealers and modifying these weapons through the cover of their auto repair lot. In season one, a rift begins to emerge between chapter’s president Clay Morrow and his deputy Jax Teller. This second box
set ramps up the action still further, as the gang unify against an outside threat and begin to expand their business still further. Kingsley Marshall
GREENBERG Release date 4 October Director Noah Baumbach Starring Ben Stiller, Greta Gerwig, Rhys Ifans Ben Stiller’s casting choices have flip-flopped deftly between box office gold and more independently minded movies, with this dark comedy directed and co-written by Noah Baumbach sitting firmly in the second camp. Roger Greenberg, freshly discharged from a pysch ward, travels to LA in order to housesit for his vacationing brother. Neurotic and self-obsessed, Greenberg is a less likeable Larry David, his attempts to rebuild his identity following a nervous breakdown involving some agonisingly inappropriate conversations with old flame Beth and long suffering friend Ivan. A fumbled affair with his brother’s assistant is heartbreaking but, with a script that pops off the page with its well-observed humour, ably assisted by some superb slow burning performances - particularly from Greta Gerwig as Florence this is one of the sleeper hits of the year. Don’t miss. Kingsley Marshall
TETRO Release date 27 September Director Francis Ford Coppola Starring Carmen Maura, Maribel Verdu, Vincent Gallo, Alden Ehrenreich Having all but disappeared from Hollywood for many years, Francis Ford Coppola is clearly enjoying the freedoms granted by his decision to
operate independently of the studio system. Boasting a striking film noir aesthetic, Tetro is a visually stunning piece of work. But whilst it represents perhaps the most visually captivating work of his career, Coppola isn’t concerned with spectacle; this is a film concerned entirely with character. Vincent Gallo turns in a remarkable performance as the conflicted Tetro, a writer residing in Argentina to avoiding contact with his family in America. But it’s ultimately newcomer Alden Ehrenreich as Bennie, Tetro’s inquisitive brother, who steals the show in a quietly understated performance that marks him out as a talent to watch. Tetro may not have mass appeal, but if Coppola continues to focus on smaller, personal features like this, it’s no bad thing for audiences who like their drama subtle and contemplative. Paul Weedon
DVD RElEaSES september and october 2010
September 6th Kick-Ass The Last Song Case 39 13th prince of persia: The Sands of Time Date Night 20th Robin Hood The Ghost The Back-Up plan 27th Streetdance 3D Death at a Funeral She’s Out Of My League October 4th Letters to Juliet Greenberg 18th Black Death 25th Iron Man 2 Killers
Release date 27 September Director Werner Herzog Starring Nicolas Cage, Eva Mendes, Val Kilmer, Fairuza Balk Throwing any pretence of being a straightforward police procedural thriller out of the window almost instantly, Werner Herzog’s unique take on the crime genre is a trippy affair. Laden with such oddities as a minute-long intimate closeup of cocaine-induced iguanas on a coffee table (and that’s just the tip of the iceberg), it’s fair to say that Herzog’s film defies any conventional genre expectations. As a director who revels in madness, the pairing with Nicolas Cage purveyor of some of cinema’s finest mad performances - was always going to generate bizarre results and Bad Lieutenant certainly delivers. With a performance that represents perhaps one of the oddest screen creations in recent memory, it’s clear that Cage relishes the opportunity to embrace his crazy schtick once again. Those expecting a standard crime thriller need not apply, but if a mad Nic Cage is your thing then look no further. Paul Weedon
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