New Releases: 30th June

NON-STOP:

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If you’re looking for a tense-cum-silly thriller, Non-Stop looks promising. It marks the first time I’ve felt anything more than complete indifference to Neeson’s reinvention as an action hero. I might even watch the actual film. These are some selling points culled from various reviews: a “solid premise and tense setup” … an “absurd, Looney Tunes logic” … Neeson’s “enormous conviction” … cinema “no more or less than what it intends to be” … action “ridiculously entertaining”. Tom Shone’s Guardian  review is what’s really sold me though – he says of Neeson, “He’s at his best striding up and down the aisles of the aircraft with that big, rolling gait of his, carving out great wads of air with his hands, barking orders, his face in Rodin-ish profile, his destiny, like Mitchum’s, enlivened by a nobility far greater than the film he finds himself in – the true sign of a B-movie king.”

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THE ROCKET:

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Critically acclaimed Australian drama set and shot in Laos. Seems verrry sentimental. Too sentimental? You tell me. I’m going to go out on a limb and recommend this to anyone who enjoyed that sketchy dollop of condescension with François Cluzet in a wheelchair.

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RIDE ALONG:

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Oink, oink, oink. Ice “Fuck the Police” Cube plays a cop, again. Hmm. It’s okay though, in interviews he’s explained how playing a cop in a film isn’t the same as actually being a cop, and that playing one is okay as long as you get paid millions of dollars to do it. Phew, I was worried he’d sold out! Ride Along looks kind of funny and I like the part in the trailer where he bashes someone’s head into a glass display case.

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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK:

HELIX SEASON 1:

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BOSS SEASON 2:

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 posted by William Goodey

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