MENTAL ( MA) SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED ( M)
SPARKLE ( M)
Stars: Toni Collette, Liev Schreiber Director: P. J. Hogan Available: Now, DVD and BD It’s a case of mental by name and mental by nature for this over- the- top comedy about a free- spirited drifter ( Toni Collette) who takes to looking after a family of girls when their mother has a breakdown.
Stars: Mark Duplass, Aubrey Plaza
Director: Colin Trevorrow
Available: Monday, DVD The US indie scene has thrown out some real gems of late and here’s another wildly enjoyable quirkfest centred on a wannabe writer and a couple of colleagues who track down a supposed time traveller.
Stars: Jordin Sparks, Whitney Houston Director: Salim Akil Available: Now, DVD
and BD Too much formula and not enough pizzazz hamper this musical drama about a trio of sisters trying to make it in the music biz, and it’s probably only notable for the last film appearance of late diva Whitney Houston.
DEATH RACE 3: INFERNO
Stars: Luke Goss, Dougray Scott Director: Roel Reine Available: Now, DVD
and BD The second sequel in the kill- or- be- killed prison death race franchise really shows off its B- grade roots here, and while some twisty plotting keeps things moving, almost everything else is intelligence damaging.