Dec 24

“Merry Christmas, Film Fans!” New Releases Monday 24th December 2012

Tag: blinkboxblinkbox @ 9:18 pm

Total Recall
Colin Farrell stars in this re-imagining of the 1990 sci-fi classic. He plays a blue collar worker who discovers he might actually be a freedom fighter who’s had his memories replaced by a tyrannical government. In his quest to uncover his true identity, he’s helped (or maybe hindered) by the beautiful Kate Beckinsale and Jessica Biel. How does this film differ from the original? Does Quaid still get his ass to Mars? Will he give the people air? Will he make his wife consider that a divorce? Watch Total Recall to find out the answers to those questions and more!

Darling Companion
From the writer of The Empire Strikes Back and Raiders of the Lost Ark comes this explosive new film about… an elderly couple and their lovely dog. Okay, we’re not giving writer/director Lawrence Kasdan a fair shake here: his new ensemble comedy stars Kevin Kline and Diane Keaton amongst others and is heavily reminiscent of his 80s classic The Big Chill (also with Kline).  With it’s collection of quirky older couples working through issues whilst on holiday, it feels like an American take on The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Which, to be honest, doesn’t sound like a bad prospect at all.

A group of five mates wake up one morning to find that there’s no electricity or radio signal and an enormous UFO hovering above the city. Understandably, society begins to crumble and they find themselves faced with lawless anarchy. This film stars Pierce Brosnan‘s son alongside Jean-Claude Van Damme’s daughter which means, genetically speaking, that this film should be as good as Die Another Day and Street Fighter combined! As a bonus, The Muscles from Brussels also makes a cameo appearance — though you must wonder if he only took the job to make sure Brosnan’s kid wasn’t getting fresh with his little girl.

The Baytown Outlaws
When three gun-toting redneck brothers are hired by Eva Longoria to save her son from his abusive father, they think they’re in for a cakewalk. But when daddy Billy Bob Thornton turns out to be psychopathic hick with access to his own goons, things aren’t ever going to be easy. There’s a real Dukes of Hazzard meets Sons of Anarchy vibe to this film that we really dig, so there’s a good chance we might be firing up The Baytown Outlaws on Christmas Day.