LISTED Film Previews – September 2011 (And a new announcement…)

Another month, and another lot of film previews as appearing regularly in Listed Magazine. BUT WAIT, because there’s more! Not only can you read these previews for free each month, but now you can hear reviews of them on the new Film Review show on The Bay Radio called May Contain Spoilers! We like to think of ourselves as equal measures of film reviews, new film news, music and witty banter – Sort of like Top Gear with Films, perhaps? Either way, you can now listen to us each week on a Thursday night Live on thebayradio.com, or you can go to our Facebook page by searching May Contain Spoilers and listen to our regular podcasts. You can even subscribe to the May Contain Spoilers podcast on iTunes and listen to it whenever you like! Isn’t technology wonderful? Aren’t I good to you for giving you this wonderful gift? Now, have a read of these and go that linkeylink above and show us just how much you love us. Do it, do it, do it now.

FRIGHT NIGHT (15) (Dir. Craig Gillespie)

The long talked-about remake of the original 1985 horror/comedy Fright Night has arrived with a cast list to raise a few hopes for its success. Teenager Charley Brewster (Anton Yelchin) starts becoming suspicious that his new next door neighbour Jerry (Colin Farrell) is connected to a string of recent deaths, and might actually be a real-life Vampire. When no-one else believes him, he enlists the help of the spooky and sinister Peter Vincent (David Tennant), a TV show host as well as magician and self-professed Vampire killer, to help him finally uncover the truth. Also starring such names as Toni Collette and Christopher Mintz-Plasse as “Evil” Ed Thompson, for all the stick Fright Night has received over being yet another Hollywood Remake of a classic film it might actually be able to deliver the goods as far as mixing fights and laughs together goes, so check it out even if it’s just to satisfy your curiosity! Released September 2nd.

APOLLO 18 (15) (Dir. Gonzalo López-Gallego)

The reason we never returned to the moon is now revealed. Recently found, decades-old footage from the abandoned NASA project have been retrieved from inside the black-box, and shows the terrifying events of an alien life form wreaking horror and havoc within the confines of the spacecraft. Or, at least, that’s what the marketing ploy would have you believe! This very cleverly shot film follows the footsteps of previous horror successes like Paranormal Activity and Blair Witch Project, and is guaranteed to give you a few jumps along the way. Although, if you pay attention to what some critics are saying, it might end up being Blair Witch in Space… Released September 2nd.

TROLL HUNTER (12A) (Dir. André Ovredal)

This Norwegian independent film has been building up all kinds of hype on the film festival circuit, mainly for its great mix of a script that references actual Scandinavian folklore with amazingly well done CGI visuals, considering the amount of money put towards this project. A group of students take a film camera into the woods to investigate a series of suspicious bear killings and begin to learn that there are much more dangerous things happening, as they are guided by a mysterious hunter named Hans who turns out to be a Trollhunter. If you enjoyed other low-budget films like Monsters, then you definitely won’t want to miss Troll Hunter! Released September 9th.

CRAZY, STUPID, LOVE (12A) (Dir. Glenn Ficarra/John Requa)

Playing out kind of like a more genuine and touching version of The 40 Year-Old Virgin, Steve Carell stars as Cal Weaver whose wife (Julianne Moore) tells him she has been unfaithful and wants a divorce. Now, as the family man struggles to get back into the singles scene, he meets Jacob (Ryan Gosling), a handsome bachelor who takes on Cal as a protégé and teaches him everything he knows about meeting women and turning him into a new man while also dealing with meeting a game-changer of a woman (Emma Stone). Expect plenty of laughs, but also a deeper and well-told story lying somewhere underneath. Released September 23rd.

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

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