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BROOKLYN’S FINEST (18)

BROOKLYN’S FINEST (18)

SAL (Ethan Hawke) is a narcotics officer who is desperate to move house. Unfortunately, he doesn’t have all of the money for a down payment. Eddie (Richard Gere) has been a cop for more than 20 years and he is in his final week before retirement. Disenchanted with the job, he agrees to mentor a rookie cop for his final seven days. Meanwhile, undercover cop Tango (Don Cheadle) has sacrificed everything to get close to kingpin Caz (Wesley Snipes). Understandably, Tango wants to be reassigned but his lieutenant needs him to betray one of the people closest to him. The fates of the three men with badges entwine, culminating in a night of betrayal and bloodshed.

STAR RATING: ***

DEATH AT A FUNERAL (15)

WHEN their father dies, Aaron (Chris Rock) and his novelist brother, Ryan (Martin Lawrence), rush to the side of their mother, Cynthia (Loretta Devine). Cousin Elaine (Zoe Saldana) and her boyfriend arrive for the service, while Aaron’s wife Michelle (Regina Hall), who is desperate to fall pregnant, endures barbed quips from Cynthia. Curmudgeonly wheelchair user Uncle Russell (Danny Glover) kicks up a stink – literally – before a mislabelled bottle of hallucinogenic drugs wreaks havoc. The sombre mood is shattered when a stranger arrives with a shocking secret about the deceased.

STAR RATING: ***

GREENBERG (15)

ROGER Greenberg (Ben Stiller) is a 40-year-old malcontent who walked away from a recording contract and potential fame and fortune with his band, Magic Marker. He gave up everything to become a carpenter – a useful trade to smooth out the rough edges of Stiller’s wooden performance. Roger moves temporarily to Los Angeles to house-sit for his brother Phillip (Chris Messina) and keep an eye on the family dog, a gorgeous German Shepherd named Mahler. Phillip’s personal assistant, who is still raw from a recent break-up, pops in every day to run errands and tend to the mutt. She is strangely drawn to Roger and the pair begin an off-on-off-on-off romance that does both of them more emotional damage than good.

STAR RATING: ***

LETTERS TO JULIET (PG)

WRITER Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) is poised to marry chef Victor (Gale Garcia Bernal). They embark on a trip to Italy. She visits Juliet’s famous balcony and is surprised to see dozens of tourists penning letters to the ill-fated Capulet. A group of women known as the secretaries of Juliet collect the missives and reply to these love-sick strangers. Sophie offers to help and stumbles upon a long-lost note which demands her words of wisdom. The American is shocked when a snooty man arrives in Verona to berate the secretaries for encouraging his grandmother to seek out her soul mate from all those years ago.

STAR RATING: ***

MY NAME IS KHAN (12A)

BOLLYWOOD director Karan Johar’s message of religious and racial tolerance stars Shah Rukh Khan as a Muslim family man happily settled in a US suburb whose life becomes unbearable by his neighbours’ blind prejudice in the wake of 9/11. Showing at Clwyd Theatr Cymru in Mold on Tuesday-Wednesday.

STAR RATING: ***

THE PRINCE OF PERSIA: THE SANDS OF TIME (12A)

INSPIRED by the best-selling video games series, the film sees Dastan (Jake Gyllenhaal) and brothers Tus (Richard Coyle) and Garsiv (Toby Kebbell) head for a fortress controlled by Princess Tamina (Gemma Arterton), rumoured to be the source of weapons for enemies of their father King Sharaman (Ronald Pickup). During the assault on the fortress, Dastan acquires a mythical dagger which allows the holder to reverse the flow of time. Dastan is framed for his father’s murder and is forced to flee for his life with Princess Tamina in tow as his brothers vow to kill him in return for their father’s murder, spurred on by their nefarious uncle Nizam (Ben Kingsley).

STAR RATING: ***

ROBIN HOOD (12A)

RUSSELL Crowe and Cate Blanchett are a match made in heaven in this rollicking good adventure from director Ridley Scott. They are perfect as Robin and Marian in an origins story that takes the legend in a different direction to the many past attempts at bringing to life the hero of Sherwood Forest, setting it all in a convincing and surpisingly accurate historical context. Showing at Clwyd Theatr Cymru in Mold from Friday-Monday.

STAR RATING: ***

SEX AND THE CITY 2 (15)

NEUROTIC writer Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) is starting to realise that life after saying “I do” to Mr Big (Chris Noth) isn’t everything she thought it would be. Samantha (Kim Cattrall) has moved back to New York, and Miranda (Cynthia Nixon) has forgiven her adulterous husband. Meanwhile, Charlotte (Kristin Davis) is struggling to be the perfect wife. By chance, Samantha is invited to the United Arab Emirates to sample the delights of a newly opened luxury hotel, and she takes her chums along for the ride.

STAR RATING: **

SHE’S OUT OF MY LEAGUE (15)

KIRK Kettner (Jay Baruchel) is cruelly dumped by his girlfriend Marnie (Lindsay Sloane). To rub salt into the wounds, his parents have adopted Marnie like a surrogate daughter so she is always around the house with her new boyfriend in tow. Kirk desperately wants to win her back but his best friend strongly counsels against it. Somehow, Kirk ends up on a date with Molly (Alice Eve), a beautiful passenger who passes through his security gate at Pittsburgh airport. She seems keen, much to the bemusement of Kirk’s jealous buddies, who rate their man as a five maybe six on the eligibility scale and Molly a perfect 10.

STAR RATING: ***

 

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