Get up the yard, lads. The rough­hewn stars of TV and vi­ral video are mak­ing their way to Poland for Euro 2012. Sure to be both mad and gas.

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - FILM LISTINGS - DON­ALD CLARKE

THIS IS 40 Just in time for St Valen­tine’s Day, writer-di­rec­tor Judd Apa­tow gives us a story about the per­ils of reach­ing mid­dle age. Les­lie Mann (Mrs Apa­tow), Paul Rudd, John Lith­gow and Me­gan Fox star in a quasi-se­quel to Knocked Up. SAMMY’S GREAT ES­CAPE Dear Lord. It’s the se­quel to some aquatic Bel­gium chil­dren’s film that can’t have cost more than the price of a pasty and chips. Well, if you will have kids ...

OPENS FE­BRU­ARY 22nd CLOUD ATLAS Hugely am­bi­tious at­tempt to com­pact David Mitchell’s wide-rang­ing novel into a movie. The Wa­chowski sib­lings again at­tempt to re­gain the sta­tus they achieved with The Ma­trix.

HARDY BUCKS: THE MOVIE SONG FOR MAR­ION Ter­rence Stamp is really grumpy when his se­ri­ously ill wife, played by a plucky Vanessa Red­grave, in­sists upon at­tend­ing the lo­cal choir. He’ll come round. Won’t he? MEA MAX­IMA CULPA: SI­LENCE IN THE HOUSE OF GOD Alex Gib­ney brings us an­other doc­u­men­tary on the Catholic Church’s un­sat­is­fac­tory re­sponse to cler­i­cal abuse. This pow­er­ful film fo­cuses on of­fenses against deaf chil­dren.

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