Simon Pegg (and co-writer Doug Jung) hit warp speed with a screenplay that honours Gene Roddenberry’s original vision yet leaves plenty of room from Justin Lin – director of the best Fast & Furious films – to do his thing. The result: wry humour, droll camaraderie, space operatics and thrills, lots of thrills.
The story of a lonely girl befriended by a 24ft high giant is brought to dazzlingly animated life by a trifecta of talent in director Steven Spielberg, original writer Roald Dahl and actor Mark Rylance. A light-hearted adventure burnished by twinkly Rylance, it proves that even when mo-capped he’s got a whole load of soul.
George Galloway organised the crowdfunding and acts as Michael Moore-style investigator in this documentary that lays end to end the charges against former PM Tony Blair – Iraq and a very healthy bank account, in a nutshell. If none of it is new, Galloway is an urgent, entertaining and, yes, abrasive inquisitor.
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