Following his warts-and-all turn in Dom Hemingway, Jude Law once more demonstrates his new-found character-actor credentials in this maritime nail-biter. Affecting a thick Scots accent, Law plays a submarine captain who leads a ragtag team to unearth a hoard of Nazi gold that’s languishing on the sea bed. As if it were that easy..
The comedy franchise reaches our shores in this third instalment, as Ben Stiller and his exhibit pals fetch up in the British Museum for more historically flavoured high jinks. Joining the ever-expanding cast are Ben Kingsley as an ancient pharaoh, Downton’s Dan Stevens as a Grail-chasing Sir Lancelot, and look out, too, for a cheeky cameo from Hugh Jackman.
Twi-hards may wish to give this Kiwi comedy a miss, as it mercilessly sends up vampire mythology. Flight of the Conchords’ Jemaine Clement co-directs and co-stars as one of a group of house-sharing bloodsuckers, who allow a documentary film crew into their home to witness first-hand their petty domestic squabbles and the less-than-sexy reality of a life eternal.
In this acclaimed drama, Eddie Marsan plays a lonely council worker for whom death is all part of the job. But this meek fellow is suddenly forced to embrace life when he’s made redundant. Marsan was awarded best actor at last year’s Edinburgh Film Festival for his pitch-perfect performance.
There are plenty of adventure yarns where man finds himself unexpectedly battling the elements. But where this survival yarn differs is that the protagonist, Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl, willingly throws himself into danger, as he leads an expedition across the Pacific on just a rickety wooden raft. All the more incredible is that this a true story.
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