Apr 5, 2010

Next Week

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Eloise: Not a great film by any means, but it’s lovely to look at and, despite a weak script, features strong performances from both Diana Gomez and Ariadna Cabrol. Full review here.

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I Am Love: Anything with Tilda Swinton in the lead role is likely to be worth seeing, and this well received, Italian language, collaboration with director Luca Guadagino has been a passion project for her for ten years. The trailer makes it look beautiful.

Whip It! Drew Barrymore’s directorial debut, starring a collection of some of Hollywood’s coolest female talents, led by Ellen Page, looks likely to be exactly the sort of light hearted fun you’d expect from Barrymore.

The Agony Booth: There are quite a few sites online which, taking inspiration from the legendary TV show Mystery Science Theatre 3000 recap, in hilariously mocking detail, some of the world’s worst movies. Agony Booth is one of the older sites of this type, and definitely the best. Founder Albert Walker has put together a strong writing staff, whose choices of movies and TV Shows (in The Agonizer) to recap are varied and offbeat. For me, highlights include full length recaps of Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny, Night of Horror and Joel Schumacher’s Batman Forever and Batman and Robin and Agonizer features on Degrassi Junior High and the frankly unbelievable TV show Pink Lady… and Jeff.

If you, like me, have a soft spot for REALLY bad movies, then this site is for you.

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