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.
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Arts & Ents blogs
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- 2 US? China? India? The 10 biggest economies in 2030 will be...
- 3 'I wish my teacher knew...': Young students share their 'heartbreaking' worries in notes
- 4 Rebecca Francis accuses Ricky Gervais of using 'influence' to target female hunters after receiving barrage of death threats
- 5 Australian student Tommy Connolly, 23, adopts his pregnant, homeless 17-year-old cousin to give her a chance at 'a better life'
Better Call Saul creator Peter Gould on the creative concerns of a prequel, season 2 and the mind-numbing realities of the small courts
Britain's Got Talent 2015: RSPCA investigating Marc Metral's miming dog after cruelty complaints
Doctor Who film will definitely happen, leaked Sony emails reveal
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Madonna might be a stand-up comedy virgin - but she wasn't terrible
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
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BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling