A nasty bout of food poisoning had me bedridden over the weekend and so now I'm playing catch up as releases are coming thick and fast.
On my list for this weekend - although I know that only in a DeLorean or with a time-turner could I see them all - are the following:
Drive - This has been on my radar since I saw the trailer and have heard good things about this from film-going friends who've already seen it. I'm a big fan of Ryan Gosling and Carey Mulligan has done some interesting work so this is a definite
The Debt - Bit of a Helen Mirren fan although I admit I prefer her in more traditional fare than the ones where she's running around with guns. It's also got Tom Wilkinson and Ciaran Hinds and is co-written by Jane Goldman which are all pluses. I've broken my rule of checking out Rotten Tomatoes before seeing a film - I've got to cull my list somehow - and this seems to be doing quite well so it's definitely a draw.
Tomboy - Really want to see this French film having seen the trailer a few times but it's only had a limited and relatively short release so screening times may be the barrier.
Melancholia - No matter how many times I've seen the trailer I can't get excited about this but there is part of me that wants to give it a go just to see what all the fuss and film festival accolades are about.
Abduction - I know, I know. This is only half on the list really, well a quarter, because of its car crash quality (Taylor Lautner in a lead role) and my utter surprise that it's got the likes of Sigorney Weaver, Alfred Molina and Jason Isaacs in it. And even though I've never seen a film rated so low by critics on RT I'm still half tempted. Is it really that bad? Do I want to see if it is? Car crash cinema - sometimes you know it's going to be bad but you still can't help having a look.
Oh go on, watch the trailer, you know it will make you chuckle/wince/roll your eyes/shake your head/wonder at just how cringeworthy the trailer dialogue can be etc