stakes and sequels
with a shotgun and Takashi Miike with samurai swords to shake things up, writes Donald Clarke
Disney’s latest teen flick takes us among a group of youngsters preparing for the big dance. American pilot who unexpectedly lands in the locale. Comedy concerning two African-American families from very different neighbourhoods coming together for a wedding. Angela Bassett is posh.
Loretta Devine is not. Another film that’s been around for ages, the latest from ace provocateur Gregg Araki concerns the sexual awakening of a group of college students. Of course it does. Jake Kasdan, director of the criminally underrated Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, returns with a sex comedy set among the blackboards and ring binders. Cameron Diaz is the titular naughty pedagogue. The robots that are also trucks (or cars or aircraft) return for part three of Michael Bay’s noisy franchise. The first one wasn’t bad. The second one was appalling. So, who knows?