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DVD review | Curandero: Dawn of the Demon | Robert Rodriguez’s Mexican indie is CSI with an occult twist
THE STORY When Satanic drug leader Castaneda (Gabriel Pingarrón) escapes from a Mexico City jail, leaving a trail of bloody corpses in his wake, federal agent Magdalena (Gizeht Galatea) calls on faith healer Carlos (Carlos Gallardo) to purify the station. … Continue reading
Director Tom Hooper and a full-throated cast led by Hugh Jackman as Victor Hugo’s ex-convict hero Jean Valjean bring the world’s longest-running stage musical, Les Misérables, to the screen with barnstorming gusto. From the majestic opening shots of storm-lashed prisoners … Continue reading
‘Fantastic! There’s a huge monster gorilla that’s constantly growing to outlandish proportions loose in the streets!’ THE STORY Batty botanist Dr Charles Decker (Michael Gough) experiments with a growth serum to create giant insectivorous plants and an oversized chimp (actually … Continue reading
Film review | Quartet – Maggie Smith & Tom Courtenay access all arias in Hoffman’s cosy comedy-drama
Dustin Hoffman makes his film-directing debut with heart-warming ensemble comedy-drama Quartet – and it’s no surprise that he should get the best from a classy line-up of veteran British stars led by Maggie Smith and Tom Courtenay. Based on the … Continue reading
Chosen as this year’s Cannes opener, Baz Luhrmann’s new adaptation of The Great Gatsby is days away from its first public airing. So it’s a timely moment for the DVD release of the BBC/Granada TV movie version of F Scott … Continue reading
DVD review | The Impossible – When disaster strikes, Naomi Watts & Ewan McGregor rise to the challenge
Based on the harrowing experiences of a family caught up in the Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004, real-life disaster movie The Impossible will leave you awestruck. In the leading roles, Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor dial down their Hollywood glamour … Continue reading
Best-known for his drag role as headstrong Atlanta matriarch Madea in a string of stage and film comedies, Tyler Perry plays things straight as brilliant forensic psychologist Alex Cross, the character created by bestselling author James Patterson and previously played … Continue reading
THE STORY While vacationing in Mexico, Francis (Damages‘ Edon Moss-Bachrach) and his heavily pregnant wife Beth (Vegas‘ Vinessa Shaw) head to a tiny island for some peace and quiet, but find the place inhabited only by children. When they witness … Continue reading
This spin-off adventure for the popular remote-control toy pitches the cute, googly-eyed robot into a series of family-friendly scrapes and japes. Designed for search and rescue, Robosapien is found in a skip and fixed by nerdy 11-year-old science whiz Henry … Continue reading