Here are the film highlights coming out this week, including The Green Hornet and GasLand.
The Green Hornet
FILMCLUB recommended age Rating: 11+
Running Time: 118 mins
Year Produced: 2010
Director: Michel Gondry
Cast: Seth Rogen, Jay Chou, Cameron Diaz, Tom Wilkinson, Christoph Waltz
‘No tights’ is how The Green Hornet plans to distinguish himself from other masked crime fighters (instead he wears a sharp suit and hat with his green mask).
Like Batman, he is the spoilt son of very rich, murdered parents and has no superpowers – but does have a cool car and gadgets. These are made by his trusty sidekick Kato, who’s also nifty with the martial arts moves.
Written by and starring Seth Rogen – from Knocked Up and Pineapple Express – this is much funnier than your average superhero film without ever being a parody or an out-and-out comedy.
Like this? Try… Batman Begins, Pineapple Express, Mystery Men
FILMCLUB recommended age rating: 11+
Running Time: 107 mins
Year Produced: 2010
Director: Josh Fox
Cast: Josh Fox
The huge US corporation Halliburton reckon they are about to solve the world’s energy problem, using a new process to extract vast amounts of natural gas from all sorts of places nobody suspected contained the fuel.
Josh Fox, the director of this documentary, thinks what will really happen is that they will turn large areas of the US into an endless polluted disaster zone where nobody can live. This all started after the company offered him an awful lot of cash for his house so they could start extraction on the site.
Totally – and openly – one sided, this passionate documentary shows how one person’s miracle is another’s catastrophe.
Like this? Try… An Inconvenient Truth, The End of The Line, Erin Brockovich, There Will Be Blood, Crude
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