51 º North
Release Date: 3 July
TBC | 88 minutes Director: Grigorij Richters
difficult to make the end of the world seem dull, but this turgid, heavily improvised found- footage drama somehow manages it.
Tied- in with 30 June’s Asteroid Day, it initially comes across like an attempt to educate The Kids by stealth, sneaking in talking heads with real- life astronomers as bellend vlogger Damon becomes obsessed with the idea of an apocalyptic asteroid strike. Cue interminable scenes of him arguing with his girlfriend and business partner. Then Damon discovers just such an event is imminent, and mostly mopes around in his flat.
Only a sequence of a panicking crowd has any brio, and even that looks like an over- excited flash mob. When the debris finally rains down, you’ll have been praying for it to vaporise London for 20 minutes. Calvin Baxter It’s a hectic month for cinema releases, with no less than half a dozen movies which haven’t screened yet out before the next issue hits. First up, on 26 June: Despicable Me spin- off Minions. Arnie’s back on 3 July, as Terminator Genisys lands, while on 10 July Mark Wahlberg returns with his potty- mouthed chum in Ted 2. Finally, 17 July brings us a trio of releases, the big one ( or should that be teeny- tiny one?) being AntMan. It’s joined by Blumhouse found- footage horror The Gallows and Tarsem Singh’s consciousness- transfer film Self/ Less. There’ll be reviews of all these available at http:// bit. ly/ sfxreviews just as soon as we can see ’ em and write about ’ em.
Ant- Man goes big in July.