Out Now – 29th August 2012

The Watch
Let’s pretend this didn’t come out on Monday without me noticing. In The Watch, the varied comedy talents of Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill, and Richard Ayoade make up a neighbourhood watch group who uncover plans for an alien invasion. It seems like an American comedy version of Attack the Block which is… interesting. Ayoade, why are you wasting time on this and not bringing us a follow-up to Submarine already?

Total Recall
Total Recall may well be a nineties sci-fi action classic but let’s face it; if you look at it really hard, and consider the fact that Arnold Schwarzenegger is only a convincing actor when asked to play an emotionally void robot, it is not a good film. An enjoyable film, yes, but not a good film. So maybe a slick remake starring Colin Farrell is a good thing. He at least has the acting range to play a man who discovers his whole life is a lie while still pulling off the action sequences. Besides, I hear the three-breasted alien is back in the remake and we all know three breasts are incredibly sexy and not at all weird.

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

Lawless
Monday 27th August

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