Out Now – 21st September 2012

It’s an Out Now in very poor haikus this Friday.

House at the End of the Street
Katniss Everdeen
makes friends with dead neighbours’ son
really bad idea

Killing them Softly
poker game gone wrong
Brad Pitt investigates heist
cue mob-style antics

two pot-growing friends
share girl (how bohemian)
kidnapped by cartel

Untouchable / Intouchables
quadriplegic man
hires carer from ghetto
“touching” French film

Big Boys Gone Bananas (limited release)
Swedish film makers
sued by Dole Food Company:

Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel (limited release)
who is this about?
fashion icon possibly?
I don’t really know

Hungarian Rhapsody: Queen Live In Budapest ’86 (limited release)
relive the ’80s
concert movie re-released
Freddie Mercury!

Hysteria (limited release)
Mild Concern favourite
in Victorian rom-com
best said in Tim’s words…

A film co-starring Felicity Jones about the invention of the vibrator. Oooer.

Inbred (limited release)
in Yorkshire village
blood-soaked happenings happen
(bored of haikus now)

Santa Sangre (limited release)
see childhood trauma
of young man in asylum
well creepy poster!

Tower Block (limited release)
murder witnesses
some battle for survival
some killed by sniper

Hysteria – Trailer

Bear with me, this isn’t your typical period drama. There’s sauciness aplenty in this historical film about two doctors inventing a cure for hysteria in women.

Hard to believe but there genuinely was a time when women were diagnosed with hysteria when irritable, the only cure to be manually… relieved by a doctor, taking a very hands-on approach. In Hysteria two doctors, Hugh Dancy and Jonathan Pryce, invent a mechanical cure for the disease, and I’m sure you can see where I’m going with this.

Maggie Gyllenhaal, Rupert Everett, Sheridan Smith and the flawless Felicity Jones round off the cast. Have a look at the trailer below, it looks like good clean fun.

Spotlight On – Felicity Jones, An Update

We return to a less than active feature to revisit the actress that we created it for in the first place. That actress is Felicity Jones, who is about to become everyone’s new favourite person and we got here first. Back off!

Right now Jones is looking at two releases in the next few months, the moderately well received The Tempest and the “good for what it is” comedy Chalet Girl. With lukewarm reviews for both films you’d expect her career to be far from flying high but that all changed at this year’s Sundance Film Festival (more on that later).

At the festival Jones starred in Like Crazy, a raw and romantic dramedy about the struggle to keep a relationship alive across the Atlantic. Not only did the film win the special jury prize, so did Felicity Jones herself, finally marking her out as “the one to watch” or “this year’s Carey Mulligan”. Fingers crossed she doesn’t go cutting off all her hair. With this award under her belt you can expect to see a lot more of Miss Jones over the next the next few years and we can’t wait.

Upcoming projects include Hysteria, a film about the inventor of the vibrator, Page 8, a BBC thriller, This Beautiful Fantastic, a modern fairytale and Trap For Cinderella, a bleak looking drama.

There’s no explaining why we find Felicity Jones so intriguing an actress but it looks like we’re not the only ones any more.

Below is a clip from Like Crazy, it’s not the last you’ll hear of it.