Diversity rules, as the slayers of the supernatural get a distaff makeover, led by current comedy queens Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig, while their assistant is now a bespectacled himbo (played by Thor’s Chris Hemsworth). Pointless reboot or a welcome return for a much-missed franchise? If you’re humming along with the infectiously insistent theme tune, it probably means the latter.
The fifth adventure for Sid the sloth, Manny the mammoth, Diego the sabretooth and their pals could well be their last, as a wayward asteroid hurtles towards the Earth. No surprise that Scrat the squirrel-rat has something to do with this possibly terminal state of affairs.
No, not a fan film all about lovely Mr Reeves but a broad comedy about an adorable moggy whose ultra-nice owners pretend to be hitmen to rescue their pet from a lairy street gang. The stars are black US comics Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele who here make the move from TV to big screen. The new Will Smith and Martin Lawrence? Time will tell.
The shooting and death of Mark Duggan and the subsequent riots that erupted around the country in 2011 are examined in this insightful documentary. With Black Lives Matter protests occurring in the US, it’s a timely release for a heartfelt piece of work.
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