The Girlfriend Experience
Starring: Sasha Grey, Chris Santos, Philip Eytan
The ‘Girlfriend Experience’ is a term to describe call girls or prostitutes who provide a service to customers who want to feel like they are in an intimate relationship, rather than just on a date or with them simply for sex. Sasha Grey plays one such American classy call girl, Chelsea. The film is set over 4 days and depcits a string of conversations and scenes of Chelsea with clients, trying to promote her business and brand, being interviewed… Read the full Girlfriend Experience Review
Starring: Cameron Diaz, James Marsden, Frank Langella
Norma and Arthur Lewis, a suburban couple with a young child, receive a simple wooden box as a gift, which bears fatal and irrevocable consequences. A mysterious stranger, delivers the message that the box promises to bestow upon its owner $1 million with the press of a button. But, pressing this button will simultaneously cause the death of another human being somewhere in the world; someone they don’t know. With just 24 hours to have the box in their possession, Norma and Arthur find themselves in the cross-hairs of a startling moral dilemma and must face the true nature of their humanity.
Starring: Masahiro Motoki, Ryoko Hirosue
The Winner of 2009’s best foreign language film Oscar Departures (Japanese title Okuribito is) only being released here in the UK this week. Its slightly morbid plot follows young Japanese couple Daigo (Masahiro Motoki) and Mika (Ryoko Hirosue) , After finally getting his dream job as a Cellist only to have the orchestra dissolve after his first….. read the full departures review
The Descent – Part Two
Starring: Shauna Macdonald, Natalie J Mendoza, Krysten Cummings
Distraught, confused, and half-wild with fear, Sarah Carter emerges alone from the Appalachian cave system where she encountered unspeakable terrors. Unable to plausibly explain to the authorities what happened – or why she’s covered in her friends’ blood – Sarah is forced back to the subterranean depths to help locate her five missing companions. As the rescue party drives deeper into uncharted caverns, nightmarish visions of the recent past begin to haunt Sarah and she starts to realize the full horror and futility of the mission. Subjected to the suspicion and mistrust of the group and confronted once more by the inbred, feral and savagely ruthless Crawlers, Sarah must draw on all her inner reserves of strength and courage in a desperate final struggle for deliverance and redemption.
Me and Orson Welles
Starring: Christian Mckay, Zac Efron, Claire Danes
High School musical iconic teen heartthrob Zac Efron attempts to takes a step outside the teen genre with this period piece from Slacker director Richard Linklater. He plays wannabee young actor Richard Samuels, who manages to charm his way into a part in what was to become Orson Welles legendary…read the complete Me and Orson Welles Review
Voiced by: Dwayne Johnson, Gary Oldman, John Cleese
Lem is just an average teenager working on getting the girl and furthering his career at the local planetarium – except that he’s an alien. At least to U.S. astronaut Captain Charles T. Baker who lands on Lem’s planet hoping for a quick flag plant and a hasty return to earth and his millions of screaming fans. But on this alien planet the media has tagged spacemen as brain-eating, zombie-creating monsters, causing Baker to run for his life and into Lem’s house. Now it’s up to the green native to get the clumsy astronaut back to his spaceship before military dictator General Grawl and mad scientist Professor Kipple manage to exterminate the Earthly visitor.
Starring: Paula Arundell, Scott Cooper, John Malkovich
Set in South Africa, John Malkovich is a twice-divorced academic who launches an ill-advised affair with a student. When it turns nasty, he’s dragged before a board of inquiry, he resigns and flees to his daughter’s farm in the country. He finds a measure of peace there, but the world they live in is becoming a dangerous place and soon they’re under attack…