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OCTOBERFILMRELEASES 04 October 11 October Ageing metal royalty Metallicaprove that


whilst you can’tpolishaturd,you canrock‘n’ rollone in 3D glitterwiththisbizarre mixture ofa shit plot andpointlessnew footageof themplayingoldsongs.


Bramblepatch Crumblybum plays Wikileaks founder


Julian Assange, in thispolitical dramaabout himbeingagrass an’ that (or whatever). Whogivesafuck– I’mgoing ‘cosSherlock’s in it!


25 OctoberEndersGameSci-fi epicabouta young boy whose special talents see him set tosucceed the currentcommanderofearth’s forces –and just in time too.


presumablysomeone else a lotyounger. 30 October


“Hey, Iwonderwhat those superheroeshave


been upto whilst I’ve beenwatching all thesespaceships andzombies lately?” I hear you cry.Well, it’s funnyyouask, as thisone’s been smashingupbadguys with his dad and a bighammer –yay!Smiley


DVDOFTHEMONTH WORLD WAR Z


Zombies,eh? Can't livewith 'em,can't live without ‘em wanting toeat your kids or overrun your


societyor turnyour perfectly toned bodyintoahost for theirnasty infection.At least not if you're Brad Pitt in thishighlyanticipated, mega- budget, much-hyped adaptation of MaxBrooks' zombie-geekbible, that is. Now,let’sgetonethingstraight right offthebat:No, it'snotasgood as thebook. I'mtold. I'venever read it. And, frankly, Icouldn't give ashit. Comparing theexperiencesof readinga bookandwatching afilm is likecomparinggreatsex to masturbating intoyourStepfather's food; they'reboth fun, but for different reasons. What's important


here, in afilmreview,for afilm page, is whether the film isanygood. Well, is it, Jay? I hearyou ask.Yes, yes it is! I


30 minutesarepretty stunning, actually,withthe onsetof the apocalypse unfolding in chillingly


globetrottingrace-against-time never quite livesup to the standard of the firstact, and there are acouple of "duh!" moments,but thetension stays high, the tone intelligent,and the visualsextremelyimpressive. I was firmlyonboardthroughout. In the increasingly crowdedzombie- filmgenre there are better (28 Days Later,)cleverer (Shaunof the Dead,) andmoreoriginal (Zombieland) movies,but WWZ is aworthy addition. It’s acompellingand brutal zombie-horror flickwithbrains. BRAINS! JayFreeman


OCTOBERDVDROUNDUP


07 OctoberCarrie(1976)Yeah, Iknow you’ve already seen it,but thisblu-rayrelease – pointedlytimed for Halloweenand the forthcoming remake’s release–should be on anyhorroraficionado’s scary shelf.You have alreadyseenit, right?


14 OctoberBehindthe CandelabraCamper thanatent fullofButlins, this acclaimed biopic of sequinedpiano-botherer Liberacecouldwell betheperformanceof MichaelDouglas’ career.


21 OctoberAmerican Horror Story: Season 2ContinuingOctober’s scarytheme this batshitweirdUS series takes theusual horror tropes andtwists them intoa genuinelydisturbingfeast.But afeast with, like,maggots initandall thatkindof shit, yeah?


28 OctoberCommunity: Season 4 tout this brilliantUScomedy,and it won’t be thelast. It’s justSOgood. Vaguely surreal, completelyoriginal, slickly directed,beautifullyperformed andhonest-to- god laugh-out-loudfunny. JayFreeman


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