Is it mean to say WE HOPE NOT?
Ben Foster is John Travolta’s son. Who knew?
The Marvel juggernaut continues to gather pace with Captain America, its latest multi-million dollar trailer for The Avengers. Whilst this WWII epic may not have the unselfconscious clobbering grace of Thor, it delivers its payload of explosive entertainment with just enough jingoism to make you feel dirty. Rollicking good fun.
It must be pretty stressful to know that the success of a film hangs entirely on two performances – especially when you’re doing both of them. The Devil’s Double showcases Dominic Cooper’s (apparently) considerable talents with raucous aplomb, relishing the true(ish) story of Uday Hussein – the infamously psychotic son of Saddam – from the perspective of the man forced to take on his identity.
So after a wet and blustery June and a less than tropical July, it looks like August is going to be no better. So, rather than delay the inevitable, best face facts now: that barbeque is staying in the shed, you’re not going to get a chance to wear that bikini and picnic food tastes rubbish when it’s covered in rain. However, last time we checked cinemas are all rain free! Huzzah! Here’s your pick of what’s to come next month!
A Turtle’s Tale, the biography of a dismally boring chelonian who spends fifty years biffing around in the sea and then turns into John Hurt, has been billed as an adventure/thrillride/treat etc “for all the family”. Should you wish to protest this blatant lie, the Trading Standards Institute can be found here; nobody over the age of five will find any joy in Sammy’s aimless paddling, trite relationships and pious eco-preaching.
D’you know what, Sammy? Real turtles – the sort that are 3D even if you’re not wearing glasses – actually don’t have quite as jammy a life as you. We explore some of the dodgier moments in your average non-voiced-by-Dominic-Cooper-and-John-Hurt chelonian’s life to find out what probably won’t pop up in A Turtle’s Tale.