There are an assortment of fun films coming to the big screen this week, starting with Vampire Academy, an action/comedy/fantasy that has an excellent soundtrack. If you want to skip the action component, try out The Lego Movie for a dose of pure silly fun. Also in the silly fun category although not strictly genre, A Fantastic Fear of Everything is a Simon Pegg comedy. It is a bit strange on the release dates, since it comes out this Friday in US movie theaters, but it came out on June 8th of 2012 in the UK, and you have been able to rent it to stream online for a while now. Also, the web site seems to be down, but I am including the link anyways in case it is just a server issue.
If you don’t feel like laughing this weekend, Sinbad: The Fifth Voyage is all about the action, and from the trailer at least looks to hold true to the original Sinbad tales. And one I would enjoy seeing on the big screen is being re-released in NYC, and with any luck perhaps it will have a limited run so the rest of us can see it. The French masterpiece Alphaville may not have invented Space Noir as a genre, but Jean-Luc Godard’s movie certainly put it in the public eye.