Month: June 2016

George Clooney in Hail, Caesar

27 June 2016-06-27

  Out This Week   Hail, Caesar (Universal, cert 12) To describe the Coen brothers’ Hail, Caesar as a love letter to Hollywood is to understate the woozy, delirium of these two middle aged men as they planned and put it together. But then their entire career has been marked by a

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Bella Heathcote and Lily James in Pride & Prejudice & Zombies

20 June 2016-06-20

  Out This Week     Pride & Prejudice & Zombies (Lionsgate, cert 15) And it is literally that… Pride & Prejudice… and zombies. Once the famous preamble – lightly scrambled – was out of the way, and I had been apprised of the fact that a zombie in possession of brains must

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Richard Jenkins and Kurt Russell in Bone Tomahawk

13 June 2016-06-13

  Out This Week     Bone Tomahawk (The Works, cert 18) Someone somewhere described this as The Hills Have Eyes done as a western. That’s a good enough as a shorthand, but what that logline doesn’t quite capture is the amount of love and care – set design, locations, clothes, hair

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Deadpool, Warlord and Negasonic Teenage Warhead

6 June 2016-06-06

  Out This Week   Deadpool (Fox, cert 15) From the guys who wrote Zombieland, a similarly knowing and smart play in the genre pool, though this time it’s superheroes rather than the undead who get a prolonged playful kicking. The style is Honest Trailers – YouTube fanboys with brains

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