Adams) plays a base­ball coach who be­lieves in the old val­ues.

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - FILMLISTINGS - DON­ALD CLARKE

RISE OF THE GUARDIANS: 3D The lat­est ef­fort to launch a win­ter fam­ily fran­chise finds stars Chris Pine’s voice in an adaptation of Wil­liam Joyce’s books con­cern­ing in­ter­ac­tions be­tween the Tooth Fairy, The Boogey­man, Santa Claus and oth­ers. TROU­BLE WITH THE CURVE Clint East­wood will not, so far as we are aware, be talk­ing to any chairs in Robert Lorenz’s an­ti­dote to Money­ball. The great man (left with John Good­man and Amy THE HUNT/JAGTEN Af­ter a dif­fi­cult few years, Thomas Vin­ter­berg, di­rec­tor of the ground-break­ing Festen, hits gold with this highly en­gross­ing melo­drama star­ring Mads Mikkelsen as a teacher wrongly ac­cused of sex­ual abuse. SIGHT­SEERS Don’t miss the lat­est film from Ben Wheat­ley. A bizarre amal­gam of Mike Leigh’s Nuts in May and se­rial killer shocker, the pic­ture is fun­nier than Wheat­ley’s su­perb Kill List (what isn’t?) but ev­ery bit as dark.

OPENS DE­CEM­BER 5th SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS What a ti­tle! Colin Far­rell and Christo­pher Walken are among those swear­ing and josh­ing in Martin Mc­Don­agh’s fol­low-up to cult favourite In Bruges.

OPENS DE­CEM­BER 7th SO UN­DER­COVER Mi­ley Cyrus plays a “tough, street-smart pri­vate eye” who is hired by the FBI to go un­der­cover in a col­lege soror­ity. Say it isn’t so. MAN WITH THE IRON FISTS RZA, for­mer Wu-Tang mae­stro, makes his di­rec­to­rial de­but with an adaptation of an early Balzac novel. Only kid­ding. It’s a mar­tial arts drama, “pre­sented” by Quentin Tarantino, co-pro­duced by Eli Roth and star­ring RZA, Rus­sell Crowe, Lucy Liu and Rick Yune.

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