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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Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Nokia no more: Microsoft drops once-ubiquitous mobile name – in favour of its Lumia brand
- 2 Renee Zellweger on plastic surgery: 'I'm living a more fulfilling life and I'm thrilled that perhaps it shows'
- 3 Jimmy Carr's controversial Oscar Pistorius joke goes too far at the Q Awards
- 4 Australian café owner sparks debate after saying 'No' to having unruly children on premises
- 5 NHS staff banned from drinking tea or coffee on the job because it looks like they're not working hard enough
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American Horror Story season 4, Fox - TV review: Silly, sensational and sensitive
MOBO awards 2014: Sam Smith sweeps the board with four gongs
The Apprentice, episode 3 - review: Lord Sugar hacks away at the deadwood with another double elimination
Channel 5 set to give Big Brother the cold shoulder
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella
Support for EU membership 'at highest level since 1991' with most Brits wanting to stay 'in'
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'