Wednesday, March 31

It Might Get Loud

Director: Davis Guggenheim

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1229360/

Review: Quite longwinded at parts but is still quite interesting and enjoyable to watch.

Rent it if: You're interested in guitars

And if you liked: Any sort of live music film really

Zonad

Director: John Carney & Kieran Carney

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1105748/

Review: Mildly amusing but very uncertain and messily made.

Go see it if: You're that bored.

And if you liked: The Adventures of Pluto Nash

Check this out: Zonad

Sunday, March 28

Shivers

Director: David Cronenberg

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073705/

Review: A little bit awkwardly put together at times but is suitably grimy, nasty and tense.

Rent it if: You can handle some nudity and creepy sex.

And if you liked: The Shining, Bad Taste, Don't Look Now, Day of the Dead

Kick-Ass

Director: Matthew Vaughn

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1250777/

Review: Not as funny as it should be but is still very compelling and satisfying on other levels.

Go see it if: You're ok with some serious violence.

And if you liked: Spider-Man, Watchmen, Superbad, Zombieland

Check this out: Kick-Ass

Wednesday, March 24

Pee Wee's Big Adventure

Director: Tim Burton

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089791/

Review: Utterly ridiculous fun with great music.

Rent it if: You're not put off by it technically being a kids' film.

And if you liked: Weird Science, Big Fish

Monday, March 22

The Lost Weekend

Director: Billy Wilder

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0037884/

Review: Gripping look at addiction with a heartbreaking central performance.

Rent it if: You're not depressed.

And if you liked: A Scanner Darkly, Naked Lunch, Eraserhead

Check this out: The Lost Weekend

Saturday, March 20

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Director: Tim Burton

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0408236/

Review: Very patchy but fairly enjoyable.

Rent it if: You can handle some blood and singing.

And if you liked: Let the Right One In, The Wolfman 2010, Alice in Wonderland 2010

Check this out: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Added cult bonus: Anthony Head

I Love You Phillip Morris

Director: Glenn Ficarra & John Requa

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1045772/

Review: Darkly comic and fascinating story with excellent performances.

Go see it if: You're not put off by the frankly terrible posters.

And if you liked: Catch Me if You Can, Man on the Moon

Check this out: Steven Jay Russell

Thursday, March 18

Lifeforce

Director: Tobe Hooper

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089489/

Review: Well made silly shlock that thinks it's a number of classic films but isn't.

Rent it if: You haven't reached your space vampire quota for the day.

And if you liked: Day of the Dead, The Omen, Screamers, Ghostbusters

Check this out: The Space Vampires

Saturday, March 13

The Lovely Bones

Director: Peter Jackson

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0380510/

Review: Very well executed and performed but doesn't quite sell like it should.

Go see it if: You agree that Peter Jackson is at his best directing horror scenes.

And if you liked: The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, Brazil, Zodiac

Check this out: The Lovely Bones

Friday, March 12

Shutter Island

Director: Martin Scorsese

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1130884/

Review: Has some enjoyable merit but too long and far more transparent than it thinks it is.

Go see it if: You haven't seen the trailer.

And if you liked: Jacob's Ladder, Angel Heart, A Scanner Darkly

Check this out: Shutter Island

Monday, March 8

Wall Street

Director: Oliver Stone

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094291/

Review: Enjoyable story with a well paced evolution of the lead character.

Rent it if: You saw the trailers for the sequel and went "wait?"

And if you liked: Network, For the Love of Money, American Psycho, Hot Shots: Part Deux

Sunday, March 7

Omen III: The Final Conflict

Director: Graham Baker

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082377/

Review: Despite some decent casting for the lead the film remains a fairly boring and uninteresting mess.

Rent it if: You're curious like me.

And if you liked: The Omen?

Legion

Director: Scott Stewart

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1038686/

Review: Thick as mud and loses its way at the end but is lots of fun nonetheless.

Go see it if: You're not religiously sensitive.

And if you liked: The Terminator, Terminator 2, Dogma, The Matrix

Saturday, March 6

Exit Through the Gift Shop

Director:

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1587707/

Review: Bizarre and interesting story shot in a the only way that could do the subject matter justice.

Go see it if: You're interested in street art and the people behind it.

And if you liked: Meeting People is Easy, Capturing the Friedmans

Friday, March 5

Alice in Wonderland (2010)

Director: Tim Burton

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1014759/

Review: Overly designed and runs like a costume & visual effects showreel but still mildly enjoyable.

Go see it if: You're ok with a bit of fantasy violence.

And if you liked: Avatar, Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, Return to Oz

Added cult bonus: Crispin Glover