The Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parsons provides the voice of a homesick alien who seeks the help of a feisty girl (voiced by Rihanna), in this lively, colourful animated tale that’s a cross between ET and Lilo & Stitch.
THE GUNMAN ★★
Sean Penn tries to do a Liam Neeson with this thriller from the director of Taken. Sadly, he lacks Neeson’s charisma and the action scenes are equally limp.
THE VOICES ★★★★
This darkly comic serial killer tale sees Ryan Reynolds operating way out of his comfort zone (and doing an amazing job), playing a seemingly mild-mannered everyman who just happens to be a psychotic killer with a severed head in his fridge and two talking animals for company.
The sequel to hit YA adaptation Divergent has some good performances, particularly from heroine Shailene Woodley and villain Kate Winslet, but the rest is a boring disappointment.
WILD CARD ★★
Jason Statham’s hardman talents are underused in this misguided attempt to fuse punch-’em-up action with comedy and sensitive drama.
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