Also showing: Olympus Has Fallen, Rebellion, Evil Dead, Fuck for Forest and Bait
Saturday 20 April 2013
Olympus Has Fallen (120 mins, 15)
It's "Die Hard In the White House", as Gerard Butler's secret service agent single-handedly butchers the Korean terrorists who have kidnapped the President (Aaron Eckhart). This meat-headed celebration of bloody violence seemed odious even before last week's Boston bombings.
Rebellion (136 mins, 15)
A negotiator (Mathieu Kassovitz, who also directs) tries to mediate between the French army and some indigenous separatists in a South Pacific colony. An ambitious but unwieldy mixture of breathless combat scenes and soporific back-room discussions.
Evil Dead (90 mins, 18)
This remake of The Evil Dead is efficient enough, but it doesn't have a new angle on the clichés that were satirised so exquisitely in last year's The Cabin in the Woods.
Fuck for Forest (83 mins, 18)
Bizarre and rambling documentary about some Berlin eco-activists who raise money by selling home-made porn on the internet – insufferable at first, but it takes a remarkable Herzogian turn when its Merry Pranksters head to the rainforest.
Bait (93 mins, 15)
A shark swims around a flooded supermarket in this 3D Oz-sploitation movie. Absolutely abysmal.
Bannatyne leaves Dragon's DenTV
They're back, they're big – and they're still spectacularly boringfilm
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Howard Jacobson: Let’s see the 'criticism' of Israel for what it really is
- 2 Scottish independence: Former pro-union voters explain why they changed their minds to the Yes vote
- 3 Gingers face extinction due to climate change, scientists warn
- 4 Brazil vs Germany World Cup 2014: In defence of Mesut Ozil - the Arsenal midfielder works magic in the shadows
- 5 Pornhub pleads with users to stop uploading videos of Brazil 'getting f**ked by Germany' in the World Cup
Sustained immigration has not harmed Britons' employment, say government advisers
British jihadist calls for 'flag of Islam' over Downing Street and Buckingham Palace
Australia facing international condemnation after turning around Sri Lankans at sea
7/7 memorial defaced on anniversary of 2005 attacks with ‘Blair lied thousands died’ graffiti
Even when it brutalises one of its own teenage citizens, America is helpless against Israel
There’s a nasty smell in the political air – and it’s coming from the Tories