Jon Favreau returns to not making Iron Man films with a comedy drama about a chef who loses his restaurant job and starts up his own food truck. Reviews are positive and it sounds like the kind of film that will have you drooling at the food on-screen. With plenty of swearing this is a grown up film that I’d quite like to see.
Walking on Sunshine
Jukebox musical featuring songs from the eighties. With its European seaside setting and British cast this is such a blatant Mamma Mia imitation that it should be applauded for its boldness. Whether is should be applauded for anything else is yet to be seen.
Mrs. Brown’s Boys D’Movie
Contrary to popular belief I am not a fan of Mrs. Brown’s Boys though admittedly haven’t given it much of a chance. I have however seen the trailer for this big screen spin-off and frankly that was enough for me. Not a great week for British cinema this week.
“Despite being blocked at almost every turn in pursuit of the sport he loved, Seve Ballesteros fought against adversity to become the most spectacular and charismatic golfer to ever play the game.” This is the first I have heard of Seve or Seve so will probably give it a miss for better or worse.
The Return to Homs
“In the middle of Syrian Civil War, the film follows, 19 year-old national football team goalkeeper, Basset and 24-year-old Ossama, his media activist and journalist friend, their daily life in the city of Homs which has become a bombed-out ghost town by Syrian Army on Syria’s leader Bashar al-Assad orders. Their homes, lives and dreams destroyed and in order to gain freedom, they are forced to change course Basset and Ossama turned from peaceful protesters into rebel insurgents.”
Mistaken for Strangers
Documentary about The National (American indie rock band) going on their largest ever tour as filmed by the brother of frontman Matt. It sounds as though the film quickly become more about sibling rivalries than the band and sounds all the more intriguing for it.
Cold in July
Michael C. Hall returns from disappointing everyone in Dexter to co-star in a thriller which is getting better reviews than I had thought. All synopses are suitably vague but I have been promised a few twists should that appeal to you.
A Haunted House 2
Don’t feel too bad if you don’t remember the original A Haunted House, which came out last year, as I can’t either and presumably I wrote about it at the time. The Scary Movie team has reunited and are not two films into another horror parody franchise.
A film I will be reviewed as soon as I get this train back on track but let’s just say, between us, that this is a three star film. A young Polish man takes over captaining a Chinese cargo ship and struggles to gain the respect of the crew whilst he hides a young Chinese woman in his cabin that he found naked in the sea. A little bit of a male fantasy perhaps but slightly better than it sounds.
“All Charlotte wants from life is to be cut a slice of the media agency she has devoted herself to building. When Charlotte’s life disintegrates, we follow her on a heart-racing journey of self-discovery, atonement and danger.” Starring the wildly under-appreciated Maxine Peake this British drama was described by Kermode as “televisual” so let’s wait for it to pop up on ITV.
Under the Rainbow
French comedy about young Parisians looking for fairytale romance who quickly discover that love in real life is much more complicated.
Indian action thriller: “When his lover becomes the latest victim of a serial killer, Guru blurs the line between good and evil in his pursuit of revenge.”
The Golden Dream
“A road movie about teenage Guatemalan immigrants and their journey to the U.S.”