This week’s movie releases
Tim Burton turns his short 'Frankenweenie' into a black-and-white animated feature
David Cronenberg directs Robert Pattinson in 'Cosmopolis'
In 1984, before Beetlejuice, Batman and Edward Scissorhands, director Tim Burton made a short live-action Frankenstein parody about a boy trying to bring his beloved bull terrier back from the dead. It got him sacked by Disney. Now, all forgiven, Burton has returned to the home of Mickey Mouse to transform Frankenweenie into a full-length stop-motion animated feature. Filmed in evocative black and white like his original, it features the voices of Charlie Tahan, Catherine O’Hara, Martin Short, Martin Landau and Winona Ryder.
Based on Don DeLillo’s 2003 novel, Cosmopolis is the new film from David Cronenberg. Further stretching his post-Twilight Saga résumé after last week’s Bel Ami, Robert Pattinson stars as a 28-year-old billionaire finance whiz driving around the streets of a near-future Manhattan in his limo on his way to get a haircut. Watching his fortune diminishing before his eyes and the streets starting to swell with activity, his paranoia increases until he believes he is about to be assassinated. With Juliette Binoche, Paul Giamatti and Samantha Morton.
Starring Gorka Otxoa, Sara Cózar and Bárbara Goenaga, Spanish movie Bypass is the story of Xabi, who, on the way to say a final goodbye to terminally ill friend María, learns she is in love with him. To ease her final days, he decides to lie and say he feels the same way. But then María doesn’t die…
Space Nazis invade Earth in sci-fi spoof Iron Sky, a German, Finnish and Australian co-production, part-created with the help of input from an online community of film fans. In the aftermath of World War II, a secret Third Reich space program flees to the dark side of the Moon, where they spend the next 70 years observing the planet and building a fleet of flying saucers. When a US mission stumbles upon their moon base in 2018, they figure the time is right to launch their invasion. A movie that puts the loon into lunar.