This week at the movies has been a slow one, with film circles waiting with baited breath for a rush of new releases, like Roman Polanski's new film. Perhaps it's a good excuse to stay at home and raid your DVD collection or, if cabin fever sets in, head out to watch one of the music documentaries at the In-Edit film festival, which runs until 10 June. But if it's a night at the movies and popcorn that you want, then here you have it.
Embrace yourself for a pyschotic 127 minutes of violation of the the original fairy tale. Snow White and the Huntsman turns it into an unidentifiable beast. The film is trying to look and feel like an epic at any cost, but the result is a film whose lack of creativity leaves it totally devoid of any eloquence.
Dir. Rupert Sanders, USA, 2012. Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, Sam Claflin, Charlize Theron. 127 min.
Another unpretentious comedy means more light-hearted viewing. In a nutshell, after watching so many couples have children, two best friends decide to have a baby but continue living the single life. If there is one thing that never changes, it's the narrative arc of romantic comedies.
Dir. Jennifer Westfeldt, USA, 2011. Adam Scott, Jennifer Westfeldt, Kristen Wiig, Jon Hamm, Megan Fox, Maya Rudolph, Chris O'Dowd. 107 min.