Also showing: Iron Man 3 and White Elephant
Saturday 27 April 2013
Iron Man 3 (130 mins, 12A)
Superhero franchises always seem to get over-crowded two or three films into the series, with too many characters and not enough reasons to sympathise with any of them. Iron Man 3 is no exception. Robert Downey Jr's motormouthed boffin is jostled by countless sidekicks, both robotic and human, while bad-guy duties are divvied up between Ben Kingsley, Guy Pearce and an army of super soldiers. There's still snappy comedy and exciting action amid the clutter, but a rethink is necessary before Iron Man 4.
White Elephant (110 mins, 15)
Two priests (Ricardo Darin and Jérémie Renier) have different approaches to helping the indigent residents of a hellish Buenos Aires shanty town. Pablo Trapero (Carancho, Lion's Den) has hit upon an amazing setting for his latest drama, but it feel as if two hours of crucial scenes have been edited out.
Maisie Williams single-handedly rises to the challengeTV
Arts & Ents blogs
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- 2 Kim Kardashian on Bruce Jenner's 'story': 'We support him no matter what, and I think when the time is right, he'll talk'
- 3 Russian girl takes her own life after parents find pornography on her computer
- 4 Ball pool for adults opens in London
- 5 Amal Clooney gives excellent response to fashion question at European Court of Human Rights
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