Alice is in a race against time to save Johnny Depp’s ailing Mad Hatter in the belated sequel to Tim Burton’s eye-popping 2010 extravaganza. Unfortunately for our heroine, that means dealing with Time himself (Sacha Baron Cohen) and spiteful vim from Helena Bonham Carter’s evil Red Queen, she of the capacious conk.
The financial crisis comes back to bite George Clooney’s glib TV host when an impoverished (and armed) everyman (Jack O’Connell) crashes a live broadcast. Julia Roberts co-stars as Clooney’s producer while Jodie Foster is in the director’s chair. It’s definitely a story for our times but leaves a lot to be desired in the thrill stakes.
Underworld star Kate Beckinsale opts for more traditional corsetry but still gets her teeth into playing a scheming widow in this absorbing adaptation of a Jane Austen novella. Her reunion with Last Days of Disco director Whit Stillman proves there’s more to her career than being a leather-clad vampire heroine.
As the 50th anniversary of English football’s finest moment approaches (that’s winning the World Cup in 1966 to those not in the know), here’s a timely tribute to Bobby Moore, England team captain and defender without equal. Now, about that posthumous knighthood…