DVD: Hancock, Retail & Rental, Sony Pictures
Sunday 30 November 2008
Will Smith stars as an unshaven, alcoholic superhero who's redeemed by a PR guru, Jason Bateman, and his wife, Charlize Theron.
It sounds like a glossy summer blockbuster, but 'Hancock' is a sly, subversive satire with the mood of an indie drama and the wobbly guerrilla camera style of 'The Bourne Ultimatum'. Its second half, though, is where it gets really strange. It's a flawed film, with more ideas than it knows what to do with, but it's guaranteed a cult following.
Art Megumi Igarashi criticises Japan's 'backwards' attitude to women's sexual expression
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Grace DentChannel 4 show proves there's no app for happiness
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Kylie Jenner challenge: Bizarre lip suction device inspired by Kardashian sister goes viral
- 2 Rarest Beanie Baby bought for just £10 at car boot sale could be sold for £62,500 on eBay
- 3 Katie Hopkins and The Sun editor are reported to police for incitement to racial hatred following migrant boat column
- 4 Bruce Forsyth backs assisted dying campaign: 'If I had Alzheimer's or dementia I would do something about it'
- 5 Giorgio Armani criticises the way some gay men dress saying 'a man has to be a man'
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate