Also showing: The Monk, Outside Bet, African Cats and Being Elmo
Sunday 29 April 2012
The Monk (101 mins, 15)
In a 16th-century Spanish monastery, a monk (Vincent Cassel) is tested by a masked mystery man. Dominik Moll's melodrama has some gorgeous, painterly imagery, but no story with this much magic, murder and general gothic juiciness should be quite so slow and ponderous.
Outside Bet (101 mins, 12A)
Back in the mid-1980s, some redundant Fleet Street printers buy a racehorse. Bob Hoskins and the rest of the cast must have been betting on a Full Monty-ish thoroughbred, but this hobbling Britcom deserves to be sent to the glue factory.
African Cats (89 mins, U)
Disney wildlife documentary boasting fabulous footage of Kenyan lions and cheetahs. But the twee editing and narration will make anyone over the age of six wish that David Attenborough had been in charge.
Being Elmo (76 mins, U)
Affectionate profile of a Sesame Street puppeteer. Worth a look if it's on BBC4.
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Bannatyne leaves Dragon's DenTV
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Stephen Fry ‘criticises Operation Yewtree in dinner party rant’ calling for tougher laws to deter false sex abuse allegations
- 2 Why I'm on the brink of burning my Israeli passport
- 3 Israel-Gaza conflict: ‘Sderot cinema’ image shows Israelis with popcorn and chairs 'cheering as missiles strike Palestinian targets'
- 4 War is war: Why I stand with Israel
- 5 Blackest is the new black: Scientists have developed a material so dark that you can't see it...
Sustained immigration has not harmed Britons' employment, say government advisers
War is war: Why I stand with Israel
7/7 memorial defaced on anniversary of 2005 attacks with ‘Blair lied thousands died’ graffiti
Australia facing international condemnation after turning around Sri Lankans at sea
Even when it brutalises one of its own teenage citizens, America is helpless against Israel
Socialist Worker called to apologise over ‘vile’ article saying Eton schoolboy Horatio Chapple's death is ‘reason to save the polar bears’