Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Intermission: Slut in bicycle plunge horror!

So, I've been a bit quiet for the last week - that's because I've been on a short break to the hills and valleys of Wales, to play poker and ride my bike (far away from multiplexes and decent wi-fi). And whilst there I managed to take an almighty tumble over the handlebars, doing my bit for Anglo-Celtic relations with a fair exchange of molecules between the Welsh tarmac and my English face.

This could make for a rotten excuse to churn out a 'top ten bike films' or indeed 'top five instances of bruised ribs', but I'll give that a miss for now (I'll be honest, I'm waiting for the upcoming Joseph Gordon-Levitt bike-messenger flick Premium Rush to appear before I turn those out). I just wanted to post my excuse for not being quite as prolific as I should be. I'll haul my wounded arse back to flicks this week to check out the dubious delights of Project X and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel before running the rule over John Carter - in 2D - this weekend.

That said, the 'plex is a real cultural wasteland at the moment - I've managed to miss out some of the more honking awfulness - One for the Money, The Vow, This Means War - but there are slim pickings indeed over the coming months. So much so that the film I'm looking forward to the most is actually 21 Jump Street, which could at least be a bit funny. Looking back to last March we had Animal Kingdom and Rango on wide release; no such luck this time around.

April's not looking much better either. Battleship, Mirror Mirror, Wrath of the Titans, Gone and the ludicrously-titled Avengers Assemble (That's The Avengers to you and me) are not putting metaphorical jam in my figurative doughnut. I'll watch them anyway - you never know - but will counter-programme at home and do a bit more catching up on the better-rated 2011 releases that I missed on the big screen.


Happy trails, guys.

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