How are you lovely lot?
Good. I’m glad your all well.
Well most of you anyway. (There is bound to be one of you that answers ‘not good’ to that question, so I have to cover all bases don’t I)
Apologies for being a little late with the column this week. Well it is a bank holiday after all!
I have had a little bit of downtime over the weekend to recharge the old batteries. But I am back to it today!
But enough about me…….
Exorcist House of Evil – Released in the UK TODAY, Monday 2nd May 2016
This is an interesting one to start. You only have to read the name of the film to know what type of film this is.
That’s right its a comedy!
Only joking. No it is in fact a horror.
What makes this an intreguing watch is the fact that it is based on a true story.
Before we go any further, lets get this straight. Many films these days claim they are based on a ‘True Story’ or on ‘True Events’. Now, they may well be! However it is very difficult to distinguish what is the true bit, and what may have been added for, what, dramatic effect!
Anyhow we are heading onto a different dual carriageway and if we don’t stop now the next turn off is in 10 miles. And trust me, you don’t want me to go on for 10 miles talking about the ‘True Events’ argument.
Being one of the most famous houses in America, The Exorcist House, was a family home for many years and is the site 0f an infamous exorcism. The film focuses on the house when a young woman returns to the home she used to live in with her family.
A fun fact about this film is that while filming was taking place, the crew captured both audible and visible paranormal activity. It is no surprise then that the producers have left this footage in to give us a look at what haunts this remarkable house.
I don’t know what I think about the paranormal activity argument. Is it really a thing? Is there another universe? Who knows.
What I do know is that this film looks like an interesting watch.
Click on the film if you dare!!!
The Wild Life (Robinson Crusoe) – Released in the UK on Thursday 5ht May 2016
Next up, an animation adventure comedy. Originally called Robinson Crusoe, this animation is definitely based on the 1719 novel by Daniel Defoe.
An outspoken parrot by the name of Tuesday can’t stop dreaming of seeing the world. Living on a tiny exotic island with his friends, after a heavy storm, Tuesday discovers a strange creature who goes by the name of Robison Crusoe.
With Crusoe being the only human, he finds it hard to communicate with Tuesday, but realises that they have to work together to survive on the island.
To my surprise, this film was created in France. Now I don’t know why it shocked me but it did! However, when you look at it in a little more detail, the animation looks a little similar to the french theme park, Parc Astérix.
Rated a PG and lasting a lovely length of 90 minutes, this most certainly lands itself right in the centre of the family viewing category.
Please, correct me if I’m wrong but I don’t see any well known names for this film. This may be half to do with the fact that it is a French made film.
There isn’t really much more to say about this film to be honest, so if you want to find out more, just watch the trailer below.
Florence Foster Jenkins – Released in the UK on Friday 6th May 2016
Staring the likes of Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant, this Biographical Comedy Drama follows the life of Florence Foster Jenkins who is a New York Heiress wanting to become an Opera singer even though she can’t sing.
Having seen multiple trailers to this along with interviews with the cast, I believe that this film will go one of two ways. Firstly, it could be an 8 or 9 out of 10 and get to the point. The comedy could be spot on and be a laugh a minute.
Or it could, which I feel it might be, a measly 1 or 2 out of 10. Watching the trailers, the ‘comedy bits’ really are not that funny! Now it might just be me, but personally I feel timing is a little out.
Simon Helberg of ‘The Big Bang Theory’ features in the film and from what I’ve seen, his character is a little wet. Now I am a huge Big Bang fan. Personally I think it is one of the best American comedies of the last ten years. I know a few of my Film Night colleagues would disagree with me on this, but Helberg in the series has great timing and posture, for use of a better word. Something I believe he may lack in this outing.
Let me get to the point! Who cares about a lady who wants to be a opera singer who can’t sing? Not me thats for sure! Have we used all the other ideas for film that we now need to create them about just normal people?? I don’t know.
One positive point is that the film was filmed in Merseyside, Liverpool in the North West of England. Not a million miles from Film Night HQ, which is great to see. Hopefully a few more films could use the different areas of the North of England a little more.
If you would like to see a lady attempt to sing, but film miserably for almost 2 hours, then you should probably check out the trailer below.
And that, lovely reader concludes my column for the week.
I’ve wasted enough of your time and you probably have quite a bit to get through.
Well I have so that’s your lot!
Till next time………