Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story leads the new cinema releases March 29th 2019

Being Frank: The Chris Sievey StoryThis time, there are SIX new films out for you to choose from, led by Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story. Here are the titles, with more info below:

    Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story
    Lords Of Chaos
    Out Of Blue
    At Eternity’s Gate
    Eaten By Lions
    Dumbo 2019

Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story is a documentary I’ve been waiting so long for, and I’m hoping it actually does justice to the great man, best known for portraying Frank Sidebottom with his papier-mache head, whereas 2014’s Frank, starring Michael Fassbender, was so misguided, the master tapes should be burned along with every DVD and Blu-ray ever created from it.

Chris Sievey died aged just 54 in June 2010, and I posted an obituary here at the time about this man for whom no-one ever seemed to really know his age. That’s because, with the head on, he never looked any different.

Check out our review here!

Director: Steve Sullivan
Interviewees: Johnny Vegas, Ross Noble, John Cooper Clarke, Mark Radcliffe, John Thomson, Mike Joyce, CP Lee, Bruce Mitchell, Mike Doherty, Gaz Whelan

Hit or Miss? Verdict: Read the review!

Lords Of Chaos stars Rory Culkin as Euronymous, a teenager (even though he’s almost 30) who begins a quest to launch Norwegian Black Metal in Oslo in the early 1990s, which results in a very violent outcome.

Director: Jonas Åkerlund (Polar)
Also stars: Emory Cohen, Jack Kilmer, Sky Ferreira, Valter Skarsgård, Anthony De La Torre

Hit or Miss? Verdict: Hit!

Out Of Blue

When Detective Mike Hoolihan (Patricia Clarkson) is called to investigate the shooting of leading astrophysicist and black hole expert, Jennifer Rockwell, she is affected in ways she struggles to comprehend.

This comes from writer/director Carol Morley who also brought us The Falling which didn’t work for me, but I do like the look of this.

Also stars: Mamie Gummer, James Caan, Jacki Weaver, Toby Jones

Hit or Miss? Verdict: Hit!

At Eternity’s Gate chronicles Vincent van Gogh’s time in Arles, with the painter portrayed by Willem Dafoe.

With a trailer featuring Mads Mikkelsen as a priest, and Oscar Isaac as artist Paul Gaugin, this looks like there could be something in it of interest, but not necessarily.

Director: Julian Schnabel
Writers: Jean-Claude Carrière, Julian Schnabel Also stars: Rupert Friend, Mathieu Amalric, Emmanuelle Seigner, Niels Arestrup

Hit or Miss? Verdict: Maybe!

Eaten By Lions

When Pete and Omar lose their beloved Gran they go in search of Omar’s estranged father, confronting him on the day of his daughters engagement party.

A plot I don’t care about – and aside from the actor Kevin Eldon – a cast I don’t care about. And it looks dull and terrible.

Hit or Miss? Verdict: Miss!

Dumbo 2019 – Yes, it’s remake time! Again!

This time, it’s a live action version, and with Tim Burton in charge of the directing reins, he insisted that they actually train an elephant to fly!

You’re not aware of the original? Well, it’s about a young elephant, whose oversized ears enable him to fly, allowing him to help save a struggling circus. But when the circus plans a new venture, Dumbo and his friends discover dark secrets beneath its shiny veneer.

And to think, that his ears first made him the laughing stock of the struggling circus troupe, until he showed what he can do, and then they all shut the hell up about them!

The film also stars Eva Green, who last worked with Burton on Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children.

Director: Tim Burton
Writer: Ehren Kruger
Also stars: Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Kamil Lemieszewski, Jo Osmond, Alan Arkin, Lucy DeVito

Hit or Miss? Verdict: Miss!