The Hills Have Eyes II
(18) 89min (2 Stars)
That crazy Carter family just won’t stay down. As part of a routine mission, some National Guard soldiers stop at an outpost in New Mexico only to find the research camp mysteriously deserted. After spotting a distress signal in a distant mountain range, the team decides to commence a search into the hills where a certain tribe of cannibalistic mutants could be waiting for them. So-so horror sequel that shares none of the original cast (for obvious reasons) and crew of the original. This also sorely misses the visceral talents of Alexander Switchblade Romance Aja in the director’s chair. General release from Fri 30 Mar.
Meet the Robinsons
(U) 107min (3 Stars)
Lewis, an orphan, dreams of finding a family. When mysterious stranger Wilbur Robinson takes him to the future, maybe he will find one. Enjoyably referential screwball animated comedy based on the book A Day with Wilbur Robinson by William Joyce. Good voice work from Angela Bassett and a lot of unknown actors. General release from Fri 30 Mar.
Mr Bean’s Holiday
(PG) 89min (2 Stars)
Wordless misfit Mr Bean (Rowan Atkinson) returns and we follow him as he goes on holiday to the French Riviera and becomes ensnared in a broad European adventure. Silly, occasionally funny, mildly xenophobic slapstick feature which will make a whole heap of money. Jacques Tati did it so much better, however. General release from Fri 30 Mar.
Blades of Glory
(12A) 93min (3 Stars)
When rival figure skaters Chazz Michael Michaels (Will Ferrell) and Jimmy MacElroy (Jon Heder) become embroiled in a fight at the World Championships, they are stripped of their medals and banned from the sport for life. Still estranged three-and-a-half years on, they find a loophole that will allow them to compete - they can skate together, in pairs’ figure skating, but will they be able to put their differences behind them? Spoof movie machine Ferrell finds another obscure sport to riff on in this enjoyably piece of tomfoolery. General release from Fri 6 Apr.