Films to watch out for this week – 2nd May 2016 -8th May 2016

Hello Reader!

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………

Films to watch out for this week – 18th April – 24th April 2016

Good Day!

How are you dear reader?

Me? I hear you say. I am rather well thank you. I’m writing this while sat at my desk drinking a warm mug if coffee.

Now, some of you may be reading this thinking ‘Why is he telling me about him? Isn’t this supposed to be a film review website? It is of course called after all!’

Well you would be correct. It is in fact somewhere where we sit down and tell you the best and worst of all things film.

However, we do need to get the formalities out of the way don’t we? We are British after all. (If you are reading this and are not British, well then, erm…………..)

Heck! Let’s jump into it shall we? Ok Let’s go!

Now I think I should probably start by letting you know about what I hope for this particular column should we say of the website. As the title clearly states, I will be letting you know about what films are going to be released in the week ahead, whether they be in the cinema, on DVD or Blue Ray, or at various film festivals around the world.

Ok, got it?


Here we go…….

Barbershop: The Next Cut – Released in the UK Monday 19th April 2016

Staring a gentleman called Ice Cube (who knows who he is?), this American Comedy follows on from it’s earlier films Barbershop (2002) and Barbershop 2 (2004). When the streets surrounding Calvin’s Barbershop turn into a playground for crime and destruction, the staff at the now co-ed shop plan to turn their neighbourhood back to what it was like before.

Having not seen the previous two films, it is a little difficult to comment on where this third film will lead. There has been a long gap so perhaps not seeing the first two isn’t a major problem. This is the generic two hours american comedy that is defined as fun for all the family. It does also star Nicki Minaj (did you know she was an actress?) and Cedric the Entertainer (yes that is his stage name).

If you feel like this may be up your neighbourhood (see what I did there?) well check out this trailer:


Bastille Day – Released in the UK Friday 22nd April 2016

Many peoples favourite man takes centre screen (does that work?) for this next release.

Yes that is right, its only blooming Idris Elba!

When Michael Mason, played by Richard Madden, joins forces with an ex CIA agent who goes by the name of Sean Brier, together they launch an anti-terrorist mission in France.

Directed by James Watkins, who directed the 2012 film adaptation of A Woman in Black featuring Daniel Radcliffe, this high energy, heart pounding action film ticks all the boxes from first glance. It really does look like a treat for the weekend.

Yes, it hits the UK on Friday 22nd April. If you can’t wait that long, then check out this trailer:


Jane Got a Gun – Released in the UK Friday 22nd April 2016

‘Whip Crack Away, Whip Crack Away, Whip Crack Away!’ The famous words of Calamity Jane.

Talking of a different Jane, this one has got a gun in this American Western. It has been out in America for a little while now, and I will be completely honest, I haven’t really heard anything about it. That’s not to say it won’t be a good bit of cinema.

The director, Gavin O’Connor, is backed up with a well known cast. Taking on the lead role of Jane Hammond is Natalie Portman, with Ewan McGregor portraying one of the evil violent Bishop Boys, John to be exact (No not that one!)

In my humble opinion, and ok it is only my humble opinion, Westerns are a little old weathered. This means that something has to be done with them to make them stand out and be different to everything else that is out at the moment.

I tell you what. How about we jump onto that horse and gallop down the western desert to watch this trailer:


Immune – Released in the UK Saturday 23rd April 2016

Our final release for this week is the film all about Zombies.

James Fisher (Christopher Clarke) is the only one to be immune to a virus that has destroyed the world. Getting used to his new situation, nine months later, he is greeted with a fellow surviver who turns up from out of nowhere.

The film follows the emotional journey of these two characters as they get aquatinted to one another and find their feet in a world that is completely different to what they have been used to.

Now if you listen to the podcasts, then you will be well aware that I am a fan of a British Film. This most defiantly is one. Filmed in Coventry and the West Midlands, with a small budget of £180,000, hopefully this is an Independent film that we can all be proud of.


So that rounds up this weeks look ahead to what may be worth a watch. I will be back next week with more delightful gems hidden away to be unearthed.


Till next time…….