Mimi’s Pick of the Flicks

BATD ON Mar 20, 2009 AT 3:13 pm

Lesbian Vampire Killers

Lesbian Vampire Killers

This week we’re headed for one place and one place only…the cinema. The question is what to see? We’re quite literally spoiled for choice do we join Julia and Clive on their deceptive journey in Duplicity? Or hunt some lesbian vampires with Horne and Corden? If neither of those are to your taste why not try comedy Bottle Shock.

Lesbian Vampire Killers
Britain’s hot comedy duo du jour, Matthew Horne and James Corden, star in the horror-comedy Lesbian Vampire Killers. I met them after seeing the movie to see what they had to say. It would be fair to say they do fall into their ‘Gavola’ and ‘Smithy’ characters in the movie, despite it actually being written before Gavin and Stacey was aired. In fact they both went along to the auditions independently and only found out by a phone call they’d both been up for the same film, Horne even read for the role Fletch now ultimately very much Corden’s part. The pair obviously still love working with each other but are very aware of over exposure so promise to “f*ck off as soon as the movie, tv series and play is over.” Corden has started working with one of his comedy heroes, Jack Black in ‘Gulliver’s Travels’ and explained how he was ‘excited and terrified’ at the same time just being in a room with him trying to be cool improvising scenes with him. They describe LVK as ‘a buddy movie, a sort of right of passage for two mates in a weekend’ and were thrilled to be working with Paul McGann, who is great as a very serious vicar in the film.

Lesbian Vampire Killers

Lesbian Vampire Killers

I’m not sure we are ready to say farewell to them just yet but if you are fans of G&S you will enjoy seeing them in LVK, it’s definitely one to see on a Friday night with your mates. Jimmy (Horne) and Fletch (Corden) are close pals who decide on taking a holiday after the disappointments of Jimmy’s breakup and Fletch’s horrible job set in. Unfortunately, their dream trip to Ibiza is out of reach, so the pair settles for a trip to quaint Norfolk. Their plans for a calm weekend are quickly uprooted when they find themselves in the midst of an ancient curse; Colloca, the Lesbian Vampire Queen, has placed a spell on the entire village, and girls disappear at rapid rates. This hilarious plot is comparable to “Shaun of the Dead”, with a lot of blood and gore, it’s silly and fun.

Duplicity

Duplicity

Duplicity
Tony Gilroy’s
passion for films that seemingly operate under time warps is always fascinating. This time around, with Duplicity starring Julia Roberts and Clive Owen, he’s hit the mark yet again. The plotline about two spies turned lovers tangled in intrigue is sure to have you on the edge of your seat. Ray (Owen) and Claire (Roberts) meet at a party in Dubai a few years prior to the unfolding story. Ray thinks he seduces Claire, and instead she drugs him, takes his information, and vanishes. Many years later, each agent is assigned to stealthily investigate a major company. The confusions don’t end here; the plot twists on itself, nearly turning the two stars against each other. It’s safe to say that everyone’s playing on someone and nothing is what it seems, even after intense scrutiny. The storyline eventually wraps up with unexpected cliff-hangers and a love scene. Duplicity is out in cinemas, so grab a date and prepare to be surprised. There’s not a dull moment in this flick.

Bottle Shock

Bottle Shock

Bottle Shock
Randall Miller’s Bottle Shock
has crafted an upbeat comedy that is sure to draw laughs from any age group. Inspired by the infamous “Judgment of Paris”, where a series of French wines were compared to Californians by experts in a blind taste test, the plot unfolds in Paris. Stephen Spurrier (Alan Rickman) operates a wine tasting school, and a charming Madeleine wine shop. His only regular customer is an American named Maurice (Dennis Farine) who cons Spurrier into free wine. This David and Goliath tale has a lesson all of its own, beginning when Rickman contests the quality of American wine, and embarks on a quest to California to discover for himself. Make this trip to the cinema after a nice dinner, preferably with wine.

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