This week's new films

Magic Trip (15)

(Alison Ellwood, Alex Gibney, 2011, Us) 107 mins

Ken Kesey and his Merry Pranksters' LSD-fuelled 1964 road trip is one of those seminal cultural moments you can't believe really happened, at least not like it did in The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test. But here it is, chaotically shot and narrated by the culprits themselves and painstakingly reassembled. That makes for a certain lack of perspective, and watching others having a great time isn't necessarily the same as having one, but the contrast between these turned-on teens and square 60s America is often hilarious.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 (12A)

(Bill Condon, 2011, Us) Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner. 117 mins

At last, some consummation! Bella and Edward's wedding comes a few movies too late for neutral observers, but the supernatural saga is in no danger of coming to an abrupt end, thanks to the franchise's determination to vampirically milk fans dry.
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Revolver Entertainment Acquires Snowtown

Revolver Entertainment have acquired the UK distribution rights to Australian crime-drama Snowtown.

Directed by Justin Kurzel (Blue Tongue), Snowtown stars Daniel Henshall, Lucas Pittaway, Craig Coyne, Richard Green, Louise Harris, Anthony Groves, Brendan Rock, Bob Adriaens and Keiran Schwerdt.

When sixteen-year-old Jamie (Pittaway) is introduced to a charismatic man, a friendship begins. As the relationship grows so do Jamie’s suspicions, until he finds his world threatened by both his loyalty for, and fear of, his newfound father-figure John Bunting (Henshall), Australia’s most notorious serial killer.

Snowtown premiered at the 64th annual Cannes Film Festival earlier this month to rave reviews, even earning a Special Mention from the jury president at the announcement of the Grand Prix winner for the Critics’ Week section.

Revolver Entertainment will release Snowtown later this year.

Source: Variety
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