MOUSE­HUNT (1997) GO!, 5.30PM, PG, FAM­ILY

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Kids and adults will be tick­led pink by this crafty, slap­stick gem about bum­bling broth­ers (co­me­di­ans Nathan Lane and Lee Evans) who in­herit a de­crepit man­sion only to see it at the mercy of a pesky ro­dent. Christopher Walken’s cameo as a crazed fu­mi­ga­tor is a stroke of ge­nius and the an­i­ma­tions and com­put­er­gen­er­ated shots are fre­quently im­pres­sive. Art­fully di­rected by Gore Verbin­ski ( Pi­rate­soft­heCaribbean). ★★★ Amanda Bynes is daffy but like­able as Vi­ola, a girl who dons a short bob and deep voice to dis­guise her­self as her twin brother in or­der to play soc­cer at his elite board­ing school. Soon she starts de­vel­op­ing a crush on her hunky team­mate Duke (Chan­ning Ta­tum), but he has de­signs on science part­ner Olivia (Laura Ram­sey). The re­sult is bright, bold and full of whimsy. ★★★ Fol­low­ing in the tracks of skate­board­ing le­gend Stacy Per­alta’s cap­ti­vat­ing doc­u­men­tary Dog­tow­nand Z-Boys, this drama­ti­sa­tion of the same events is a smooth ride un­der the di­rec­tion of Cather­ine Hard­wicke ( Thir­teen). Based on a script by Per­alta, the film spot­lights how in ’70s Los An­ge­les, a teenage Per­alta (John Robin­son) and his trio of bud­dies (Vic­tor Ra­suk, Michael An­garano and Emile Hirsch, pic­tured) went from fill­ing their days in­dulging in their pas­sion for skat­ing to be­com­ing global leg­ends. Hard­wicke’s feel­good com­ing-of-age story is a qual­ity com­pan­ion to Z-Boys. ★★★

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