Friday 29 May 2009
Bunny boilers ahoy. This lame and laughable stalker-thriller makes Fatal Attraction look thoughtful.
Idris Elba plays an alpha-male LA exec who, despite the wife and kid and perfect marital home, becomes the object of devoted attention to a new office temp (Ali Larter). As soon as she says, "I think you'll find I'm not your typical temp," he ought to have called security, but the man's a fool – does he not even spot Larter's disconcerting resemblance to Heather Mills? Mind you, Beyoncé Knowles as his wronged wife is pretty scary, too, glaring like Medusa and coming on like Tyson for the climactic cat-fight: "I'm gonna wipe the floor with yo' skinny ass!" I think she's taking empowerment a bit too far.
musicReview: Culture Club performs live for first time in 12 years
Children's bookseller wins The Independent's new author search
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 This 'woman calls police to order pizza' story isn't going where you're expecting
- 2 Axe wielding man shot dead after attacking four New York policemen on busy street
- 3 Watch what happened when food critics were unknowingly served McDonald's
- 4 Jimmy Carr's Oscar Pistorius joke goes a bit too far at the Q Awards
- 5 Ottawa shootings: Bruce MacKinnon's cartoon is the perfect tribute to soldier Nathan Cirillo
Interstellar: What we know about Christopher Nolan's new film so far
The Apprentice 2014: Nurun Ahmed and Lindsay Booth sent home in double firing
JK Rowling to publish new Harry Potter story online for Halloween
Miranda Hart confirms eponymous sitcom has come to an end as she bows out on a 'high'
Fury, film review: Brad Pitt stars in visceral and brutally ugly drama that reminds us war is hell
Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Support for EU membership 'at highest level since 1991' with most Brits wanting to stay 'in'
Thousands with degenerative conditions classified as 'fit to work in future' – despite no possibility of improvement
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Attacks on 'Ukip Calypso' show how skewed people’s priorities are