Among the nine — nine! — new films hitting town this week is Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity, which our Piers Marchant says might not be the year’s best film but is likely to cause the biggest pop culture splash since maybe Avatar.
Anyway, the buzz is flying around like all those bits of space debris in ubiquitous trailer. It probably doesn’t hurt that big names George Clooney and Sandra Bullock are attached. Or — (spoiler alert?) — unattached?
We’ve also got the charmingly weird Malaysian production Vikingdom, which our Philip Martin somehow managed to see; the French period rom-com Populaire; James Gandolfini’s final movie Enough Said; and more.
Some of these will no doubt end up being reviewed on our complementary blogsite, blooddirtangels.com.