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Sin Nombre

Sin Nombre

A Perfect Getaway (15) 97min *** Outdoor activity enthusiasts Cliff and Cydney (Steve Zahn and Milla Jovovich) celebrate their honeymoon by backpacking and hiking to one of the most beautiful, and remote, beaches in Hawaii. When the pair come across a group of frightened hikers there realise that all may not well in paradise. Commendably pulpy and entertaining B movie horror with an able cast, tight script and sure handed direction from David Pitch Black Twohy. General release from Fri 14 Aug.

Imagine That
(PG) 106min ** Family comedy starring Eddie Murphy as a successful financial executive who has more time for his blackberry than his seven-year-old daughter (Yara Shahidi). When he his career falters he finds himself drawn towards his daughter imaginary world. Pedestrian but passably old-fashioned Disney-style recession parable. General release from Fri 14 Aug.

The Time Traveler’s Wife (12A) 107min *** Sturdy adaptation of Audrey Niffenegger’s best selling novel about a time travelling librarian and the more grounded love of his life, whose life he comes in and out of. Eric Bana and Rachel MacAdams are well cast and Robert Flight Plan Schwentke’s execution of a complicated timeline is admirable, we just wish Bruce Joel Rubin’s screenplay had a bit more oomph and passion to it. General release from Fri 14 Aug.

Sin Nombre (15) 95min **** Fantastic Mexican fusion of gangland thriller and road movie about the loves and tragedies of a group of US bound immigrants from Honduras and Mexico. Compellingly made with great performances, Sin Nombre is really worth checking out. Selected release from Fri 14 Aug.

Sin Nombre

  • 4 stars
  • 2008
  • US/Mexico
  • 96 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Cary Joji Fukunaga
  • Written by: Cary Joji Fukunaga
  • Cast: Paulina Gaitán, Edgar Flores, Kristyan Ferrer, Tenoch Huerta Mejía, Diana García, Héctor Jiménez, Gerardo Taracena, Luis Fernando Peña

Fantastic Mexican fusion of gangland thriller and road movie about the loves and tragedies of a group of US bound immigrants from Honduras and Mexico. Compellingly made with great performances, 'Sin Nombre' is really worth checking out.

A Perfect Getaway

  • 2 stars
  • 2009
  • US
  • 97 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: David Twohy
  • Written by: David Twohy
  • Cast: Timothy Olyphant, Milla Jovovich, Kiele Sanchez, Steve Zahn, Marley Shelton, Chris Hemsworth

Honeymooners Cliff (Zahn) and Cydney (Jovovich) backpack to a remote beach in Hawaii where they come across a group of frightened hikers. Commendably pulpy and entertaining B movie horror with an able cast, tight script and sure handed direction.

Imagine That

  • 2 stars
  • 2009
  • US
  • 106 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Karey Kirkpatrick
  • Written by: Ed Solomon, Christopher Matheson
  • Cast: Eddie Murphy, Thomas Haden Church, Yara Shahidi, Ronny Cox, Marin Hinkle, Nicole Ari Parker, Martin Sheen, Bobb'e J Thompson

Pedestrian but passably old-fashioned Disney-style recession parable starring Murphy as a successful financial executive who has more time for his blackberry than his seven-year-old daughter (Shahidi). When his career falters he finds himself drawn towards his daughter's imaginary world.

The Time Traveler's Wife

  • 3 stars
  • 2009
  • US
  • 107 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Robert Schwentke
  • Written by: Jeremy Leven, Bruce Joel Rubin, Audrey Niffenegger
  • Cast: Eric Bana, Rachel McAdams, Ron Livingston

Sturdy adaptation of Audrey Niffenegger's best selling novel about a time travelling librarian and the more grounded love of his life. Bana and MacAdams are well cast and Schwentke's execution of a complicated timeline is admirable, but the screenplay is lacking in oomph and passion.

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