Out Now – 12th October 2012

Hotel Transylvania
Dracula, now running a hotel, suffers every undead father’s worst nightmare when a young human boy discovers the hotel and falls in love with his daughter. Were this not an animated children’s film the boy would be dead within minutes.

Jeff from Coupling looking suspiciously like Andy Serkis plays a drug dealer whose life goes awry due to him being a drug dealer and hence working in an industry fraught with peril. The trailer makes this look quite good but then trailers can be deceptive bastards.

Ruby Sparks
A struggling author accidentally writes his dream girl into existence. Much more substance than Stranger than Fiction, Ruby Sparks is dark, funny, and deep. I liked it.

Hit and Run
“Former getaway driver Charlie Bronson jeopardizes his Witness Protection Plan identity in order to help his girlfriend get to Los Angeles. The feds and Charlie’s former gang chase them on the road.” A road trip chase comedy with pretty poor reviews.

On the Road (limited release)
Road trip movie #2. Adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s cult free-wheeling novel that is potentially unfilmable. All anyone seems to care about is that Twilight‘s Bella turns up in a small role in which she does adult things to two men at one. In a car. While one of them is driving. What would Edward think!?

Private Peaceful (limited release)
“Set in the fields of Devon and the WWI battlefields of Flanders, two brothers fall for the same girl while contending with the pressures of their feudal family life, the war, and the price of courage and cowardice.” In a wartime drama the main characters’ surnames are Peaceful. Subtle.

Bhoot Returns (limited release)
Bollywood horror!

Radioman (limited release)
Documentary about a former homeless man in New York City who has made cameo appearances on over 100 films and TV shows. This guy needs to update his IMDb page, he could bring Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon to its knees.

Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House 2012 Line-up

It’s that time of year again; the Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House line-up has been revealed with the usual mix of classic films, cult hits and UK premieres. There’s no better way to see a film than outside at night as you lie on stone floor with your friends eating a middle-class picnic.

Tickets go on sale this Friday 18th May from the Somerset House website and before you go be sure to read our Somerset House survival guide, do not go unprepared.

On the Road
Thursday 16th August

The Birds
Friday 17th August

Enter the Void / Don’t Think
Saturday 18th August

The Watch
Sunday 19th August

Apocalypse Now
Monday 20th August

Bicycle Thieves
Tuesday 21st August

Paris, Texas
Wednesday 22nd August

Pretty in Pink
Thursday 23rd August

Boogie Nights / Beyond the Valley of the Dolls
Friday 24th August

Sexy Beast / Drive
Saturday 25th August

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Sunday 26th August

Monday 27th August

How anyone could resist seeing The Birds on the big screen is beyond me.