Would you look at that; Friday again. For those of you not going to Electric Picnic - I feel like I may be on my own here - there's a rakeload of new movies to be enjoyed if you fancy boycotting the festival for a weekend spent at the cinema. What will you be seeing? Given that the heavens have momentarily opened, we reckon a Sam Raimi produced horror flick would be ideal for today. From the director of most decent horror movie's of late, The Possession centres on a young girl who buys an antique box at a yard sale, unaware that inside the collectible lives a malicious ancient spirit. Her dad teams up with his ex-wife to find a way to end this malevolent curse. Certainly one to warm the cockles of your heart. Sticking with the horror theme (may as well get a head start on Halloween, like) there's Berberian Sound Studio: a horror comedy that is 'nothing but original and a fun outing that leads one to appreciate the art of sound effects a little more.' If you'd rather eat your own arms than endure a terrifying movie, we suggest Total Recall: fun, action-packed, starring a more ripped up Colin Farrell than we've seen in yonks. Then, there's also A Few Best Men. If you like movies wherein 'lesbians are described as muff munchers', you'll like this. Those of you looking for more cerebral fare will enjoy Samsara which our Gav awards the full five stars to.
For something a bit different, you can start looking ahead now to the Grace Kelly Film Festival, a festival for which tickets can be bought right here on entertainment.ie. On the 30th anniversary of her tragic death, Newport which happens to be the ancestral home of the Kelly family presents their inaugural Grace Kelly Film and Cultural Festival, celebrating her life and career. For more info on the festival and individual screenings, click here.