Godzilla and Enemy lead the new cinema releases & trailers w/e May 16th 2014

godzillaThis weekend there are five new films out for you to choose from: Godzilla returns to the big screen for the first time in 16 years, then Jake Gyllenhaal may or may not be the Enemy, then there’s a comedy – Flim: The Movie – and a couple of dramas to round it off, In Secret and The Two Faces of January.


Yes, apparently there is a synopsis for this, but do you really need it? Oh well, if you do, then: The world’s most famous monster is pitted against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.

With Gareth Edwards taking the directing reins, this new take on the tale hits the cinemas in May in 3D and IMAX and features Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, Juliette Binoche, Sally Hawkins, Ken Watanabe and David Strathairn.

I’ll be going to see this, but in 2D, since that’s the way it was filmed – the 3D version is a post-production conversion. And NONE of it was filmed in IMAX.

Hit or Miss? Verdict: Hit!


Enemy stars Jake Gyllenhaal as a man who seeks out his exact look-alike after spotting him in a movie, and it also stars Mélanie Laurent, Sarah Gadon and Isabella Rossellini. I’m curious about it, so it looks well worth a watch.

Hit or Miss? Verdict: Hit!

Flim: The Movie

The misadventures of an Indian film director as he attempts to make the leap from Bollywood to Hollywood.

It doesn’t look brilliant, but any film that stars the stunning and underrated Kacey Barnfield and Simone Lahbib is worth a watch. It also stas Jane March, Sadie Frost, Shelley Conn, Camille Coduri and Steven Waddington.

Hit or Miss? Verdict: Hit!

In Secret

Set in the lower echelons of 1860s Paris, Therese Raquin (Elizabeth Olsen), a sexually repressed beautiful young woman, is trapped into a loveless marriage to her sickly cousin, Camille (Tom Felton), by her domineering aunt, Madame Raquin (Jessica Lange). Therese spends her days confined behind the counter of a small shop and her evenings watching Madame play dominoes with an eclectic group. After she meets her husband’s alluring friend, Laurent (Oscar Isaac), she embarks on an illicit affair that leads to tragic consequences.

Also starring Shirley Henderson, Matt Lucas and Mackenzie Crook, this looks like the most tedious period drama in the history of period dramas.

Hit or Miss? Verdict: Miss!

The Two Faces of January

A thriller centered on a con artist, his wife, and a stranger who try to flee a foreign country after one of them is caught up in the murder of a police officer.

Starring Kirsten Dunst, Viggo Mortensen and with Oscar Isaac popping up again for the second time this week, this also looks monumentally tedious, so you know what I’d say to this one too…

Hit or Miss? Verdict: Miss!