LISTED Film Previews – March 2011

Yes sir, it’s those lovely Film Previews straight from the pages of Listed Magazine once again! We’re getting closer to a spring/summer of some BIG films this year, and so far it’s looking like there won’t be as many re-makes this year and instead just some good quality cinema action! In the meantime though, here’s March’s edition. Enjoy!

THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU (12A) (Dir. George Nolfi)

Based loosely around a short story by Phillip K. Dick, co-writer of The Bourne Ultimatum George Nolfi brings to life this story of an ambitious politician David Norris (Matt Damon) who meets and pursues a ballet dancer (Emily Blunt) unlike any other woman he has known. As he realises he is falling for her, outside forces start to conspire against the pair, and they soon find themselves on the run from the men from The Adjustment Bureau – agents of Fate itself. Now, Norris must go against overwhelming odds to do whatever he can to evade these agents and take his fate into his own hands so that no one else can control it but him. With a slick mixture of Bourne-style action and some sci-fi mystery, The Adjustment Bureau looks as though it will keep its audience on the edge of their seat from two fronts – so if this sounds like your thing, make sure you catch it! Released March 4th.

WORLD INVASION: BATTLE LOS ANGELES (12A) (Dir. Jonathan Liebesman)

Lifted a bit from the District 9/Independence Day school of filmmaking, Battle: Los Angeles sees Aaron Eckhart as part of a Marine platoon who unexpectedly gets drafted in to fight an alien invasion in Los Angeles. The trailer for this shows off some pretty large-scale CGI, but at the end of the day it seems like there might not be all that much in the way of originality. Check it out if you’re a sci-fi buff, but save it if you’re waiting for other things to come up. Released March 11th.

INSIDE JOB (12A) (Dir. Charles Ferguson)

The tagline for this financial documentary about the USA’s economy situation reads “The global economic crisis of 2008 cost tens of millions of people their savings, their jobs and their homes. This is how it happened.” Inside Job is the documentary of the year that could potentially expose the most information about the economic crisis to people that might otherwise not know the finer details. Exposing corruption, rogue companies, and interviews with key financial insiders and politicians and narrated by Matt Damon, Inside Job will have you hating the government even more than you already did! Released March 4th.

YOU WILL MEET A TALL DARK STRANGER (15) (Dir. Woody Allen)

The latest offering of alternative comedy-romance films from Woody Allen follows the lives of two couples who separate and start heading towards trouble: Alfie (Anthony Hopkins) and Helena (Gemma Jones) and their daughter Sally (Naomi Watts) and her husband Roy (Josh Brolin). Alfie leaves Helena to pursue his lost youth and chases after the young, free-spirited call girl Charmaine whilst Helena starts to live a little too closely to the advice of her strange fortune teller. At the same time, Sally feels unhappy with her marriage and develops a crush on her boss (Antonio Banderas) at the art gallery while Roy becomes infatuated with a woman who catches his eye through a window as he eagerly awaits the response to his first novel manuscript. As you can guess, you can pretty much expect something very unconventional in the comedy-romance department if it’s coming from Woody Allen, and with a cast this strong you can also expect some very well played parts in this anti rom-com. Released March 18th.

As published in Listed Magazine and on http://www.listedmagazine.com

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