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The Independent Film Forum: 16 - Night at the Museum 2

Our Film Forum is your chance to pass judgement on a recent release. Here's a selection of your views on the comedy sequel to the comedy Night at the Museum: 'Battle of the Smithsonian'

Night at the Museum 2 (PG)

As a blockbuster that's intended to turn history into, like, fun for kids, this is not as irksome as Nicolas Cage's two National Treasure movies.

The Independent Film Forum: Have your say on 'Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian'

The next film up for discussion in the Independent Film Forum will be Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian. Does the sequel to the 2006 family hitmovie, starring Ben Stiller, really warrant another night at the movies? And does former indie queen Amy Adams (above) as his love interest create any sizzling chemistry? Add your comments and we'll print the best in next week's paper

Marley & Me (pg

You can just about make out an interesting film underneath this one, rather as Jennifer Aniston's bone structure remains discernible underneath overstretched skin (nothing ages you half as much as trying too hard to look young).

Hit & Run: Brother bother

Barack Obama can count himself lucky. His much younger half-brother George has caused a flutter by getting arrested for marijuana possession. But on the Richter scale of sibling embarrassments, this one is a barely discernable tremor.

Bernie Hamilton: Actor best known for playing the police captain in 'Starsky & Hutch'

The US cop show Starsky & Hutch is fondly remembered for its high-speed car chases and its gritty storylines as well as the good looks and banter between its stars Paul Michael Glaser and David Soul. However, the Seventies TV series also proved culturally significant because of the inspired casting of two African-American actors: Antonio Fargas as Huggy Bear, the streetwise informer who provided much of the comedy, and Bernie Hamilton, as Capt Harold Dobey, the no-nonsense boss attempting to rein in the main characters.

Film review: The Darjeeling Limited

Wes Anderson is the king of quirky comedies and his latest offering is both brilliant and infuriating.

The Darjeeling Limited

Wes Anderson's latest film is a dysfunctional family railroad movie starring Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody and Jason Schwartzmann as three brothers who try to get their lives and their relationship back on track by going on a train journey through the Indian countryside, a year after their father's funeral.

Drillbit Taylor (12A)

Last year, Heigl co-starred in Knocked Up with Seth Rogen, directed by Judd Apatow. Since then, Rogen and Apatow have collaborated on Superbad, co-writing and producing respectively, and they've done the same jobs on Drillbit Taylor, starring Owen Wilson. Its three nerdy heroes are almost identical to the ones in Superbad, only now, instead of coming to the end of their high school careers, they're at the beginning. Targeted by bullies on their first day, they decide to hire a bodyguard, and give the job to a homeless veteran, Wilson, who claims to have been discharged from the army for "unauthorised heroism". He keeps an eye on his charges by posing as a substitute teacher, but he soon has his other eye on a genuine teacher, Leslie Mann.

Why there's no cockiness with Will Ferrell

The deadpan funnyman now earns more than Tom Cruise. But it won't go to his head, he tells Gill Pringle

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Lukewarm reception

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Most film sequels (apart from The Godfather Part II, of course) are subject to the gloomy law of diminishing returns, both critically and financially, but Jay Roach's Meet The Fockers (which follows 2000's Meet The Parents) has at least hit the box office top spot in its first week. But the combination of A-list Hollywood stars (including Dustin Hoffman, above) and lavatory humour has proved less successful with reviewers. Nobody seems to like it but the public.

The decade that taste remembered

In different murky venues in London, they are tottering along on platform soles and in leatherette car-coats to dance their way back to the Seventies. This isn't a safe form of sado-masochism, this is Starsky and Hutch night, and it outcools cool. Photograph by Andrew Buurman

REVIEW / Who you gonna call? Starsky and Hutch

WHAT WOULD you do if the neighbours started singing Abba's 'Thank You for the Music' out of an open window around midnight at a decibel level that would perturb even the partially deaf judges of the Eurovision Song Contest? Having resisted the temptation to reach for the 12-bore, you would of course reach for the telephone. Who ya gonna call? 'Noisebusters' - as the ludicrously overblown trailer called the two Westminster Council environmental officers featured in last night's Inside Story (BBC 1).
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