Thursday, July 29, 2010

In Cinemas This Week

The Girl Who Played With Fire - Sequel to last year's hit The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, based on Stieg Larrson's second book in his "Millenium Trilogy". Action-packed, thought provoking and at times quite gruesome, this story takes the characters from the first story further and expands on a few ideas in the book itself with a cat and mouse tale of high intrigue. I saw this at a preview a couple of weeks ago and, while it is a pretty interesting watch, seems to suffer from a bit of "second-film-itis" by not really coming to any satisfying conclusion (cliffhanger, much?). Still, a classy bit of action to get you hyped up for the climax of the series.

Killers - Take a look at the above photo. If it looks interesting to you, then you should probably check out this "action comedy" about a married couple being pursued by hired assassins. The only reason I can think to go see this is because Katherine Heigl is in it - I like her a lot. Ashton Kutcher, unfortunately, doesn't do it in quite the same way for me, so I guess I'll be avoiding this one.

Not The Messiah - The live musical adaptation of Monty Python's brilliant The Life of Brian comes to selected cinemas for a short run this week. A fun, surreal orchestration with Cleese, Palin, Gilliam and all the other much loved characters. Filmed at the Royal Albert Hall in London late last year to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Python. One for fans of surreal British comedy and stage musicals.

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