A re­cov­er­ing heroin addict Mia and her four as­so­ciates head out to a re­mote lo­ca­tion where the to­ken geeky friend reads aloud from the Book of the Dead. The hor­rors of cold turkey are quickly usurped by the hor­rors of de­monic pos­ses­sion. Cue buck­ets of bl

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swarm. There’s some­thing here for all the fam­ily. G cert, gen re­lease, 98 min DEAD MAN DOWN Di­rected by Niels Ar­den Oplev. Star­ring Colin Far­rell, Noomi Ra­pace, Ter­rence Howard, Dominic Cooper, Is­abelle Hup­pert Dan­ish film-maker Oplev di­rects Ir­ish­man Far­rell and English­man Cooper as Hun­gar­ian mob­sters in New York un­der the com­mand of Illi­noisan Ter­rence Howard. Con­fused? Well, just you wait un­til Colin’s Swedish girl­friend (Ra­pace), her French mother (Hup­pert) and the Al­ba­nian gang­sters get here. Gotham City has sel­dom seemed as bizarrely and con­fus­ingly mul­ti­cul­tural as it does in this rea­son­ably nifty crime thriller. That is, un­til the fi­nal reel, when it all goes a bit crazy and Ger­ard But­ler-ish. 15A cert, gen re­lease, 117 min NEW RE­LEASE DEAD­FALL 15A cert, gen re­lease, 94 min See re­view, page 13 EVIL DEAD Di­rected by Fede Al­varez. Star­ring Jane Levy, Shiloh Fer­nan­dez rape. Where is the love? Where is the heart? The ap­peal of Sam Raimi’s 1981 orig­i­nal was it’s B-movie swag­ger, it’s hand­crafted stop-mo­tion ef­fects, and it’s lovely im­per­fec­tions. It didn’t need re­al­ism; it had soul and Bruce Camp­bell. 18 cert, gen re­lease, 92 min NEW RE­LEASE THE EYE OF THE STORM Club, IFI, Dublin, 119 min See re­view, page 12 FIND­ING NEMO 3D Di­rected by An­drew Stan­ton, Lee Unkrich. Voices of Al­bert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres You al­ready know the story. Mar­lin, a neu­rotic (Jewish?) clown­fish, re­cently wid­owed, frets fu­ri­ously over Nemo, his cheeky son, when the wee chap gets ab­ducted by divers and de­posited in an Aus­tralian den­tist’s fish tank. Still with­out a se­quel (though one is loom­ing), Find­ing Nemo, though it’s nei­ther as am­bi­tious as Wall-E nor nor as ground­break­ing as Toy Story, eas­ily reg­is­ters as a front-run­ner for Pixar’s best ever film. G cert, gen re­lease, 100 min THE GATE­KEEP­ERS Di­rected by Dror Moreh Nom­i­nated for an Os­car at the most re­cent cer­e­mony, Dror Moreh’s ter­rific doc­u­men­tary on Shin Bet, the in­ter­nal Is­raeli se­cu­rity ser­vice, can stand happily be­side Er­rol Mor­ris’s The Fog of War as a cin­e­matic il­lus­tra­tion of how hu­man psy­ches bend be­neath the pres­sure of ter­ri­ble ac­tions. Six for­mer di­rec­tors of the body speak frankly about com­pro­mises and out­rages. Al­most all con­clude that com­pro­mise with the Pales­tini­ans is the only way for­ward. Fas­ci­nat­ing stuff. Club, Light House, Dublin, 101 min GI JOE: RE­TAL­I­A­TION Di­rected by John M Chu. Star­ring Bruce Wil­lis, Dwayne John­son, Chan­ning Ta­tum Big­ger, louder and, like, way more stu­pider than its pre­de­ces­sor, this un­in­ten­tion­ally hi­lar­i­ous se­quel to GI Joe: The Rise of the Co­bra is the sort of film any sen­si­ble ac­tor would risk ev­ery con­trac­tual obli­ga­tion to es­cape. Sure enough, clever old Ta­tum gets out within min­utes of the cred­its rolling and the rest of the para­mil­i­tary mob are en­trusted with the task of sav­ing the planet. Again! Re­ally, who the heck asked for this? 12A cert, lim re­lease, 110 min GOOD VI­BRA­TIONS Di­rected by Lisa Bar­ros D’Sa and Glenn Ley­burn. Star­ring Richard Dormer, Jodie Whit­taker, Dy­lan Mo­ran, Adrian Dun­bar, Liam Cunningham Teenage kicks re­ally are hard to beat. The birth of Ul­ster Punk and the mis­ad­ven­tures of punk god­fa­ther Terri Hoo­ley, good­na­turedly bounces into cinemas. Work­ing from a deftly comic script by Colin Car­berry and Glenn Pat­ter­son, the sopho­more di­rec­tors have forged a movie in the same an­ar­chic spirit as the mu­sic that in­spired the pro­ject. The feel-good hit of the sea­son. 15A cert, lim re­lease, 103 min IDEN­TITY THIEF Di­rected by Seth Gor­don. Star­ring Ja­son Bate­man, Melissa McCarthy Sandy is an anally re­ten­tive ac­coun­tant clearly mod­elled on a com­pos­ite of Ja­son Bate­man char­ac­ters and played, ap­po­sitely enough, by Ja­son Bate­man. Diane is a shame­less, Amer­i­can­ised onewoman trib­ute to Viz’s Fat Slags, clearly in­spired by Melissa McCarthy’s per­for­mance in Brides­maids and played, ap­po­sitely enough, by Melissa McCarthy. The leads work hard against a rud­der­less “com­edy”. 15A cert, gen re­lease, 111 min I’M SO EX­CITED/LOS AMANTES PASAJEROS Di­rected by Pe­dro Almod­ó­var. Star­ring An­to­nio de la Torre, Javier Cá­mara, Pepa Charro, Lola Dueñas, An­to­nio Ban­deras, Péne­lope Cruz The lat­est from Almod­ó­var con­cerns a group of trav­ellers trapped on an air­liner with a faulty un­der­car­riage. It seems al­most un­be­liev­ably light­weight. Squint at the screen, how­ever, and it be­comes clear that Almod­ó­var has a se­ri­ous pur­pose in mind. The film works as a rig­or­ous metaphor for the cur­rent malaise in Span­ish so­ci­ety. That’s fine. But the jokes aren’t quite good enough and the struc­ture is just too rick­ety. Still, mi­nor Almod­ó­var is bet­ter than none at all. 16 cert, QFT, Belfast; Cineworld/ IFI/Light House/ Screen, Dublin, 90 min IN THE HOUSE/DANS LA MAI­SON Di­rected by François Ozon. Star­ring Fabrice Lu­chini, Em­manuelle Seigner, Ernst Umhauer, Kristin Scott Thomas A teacher at a pro­gres­sive Parisian sec­ondary school gives out a stan­dard writ­ing as­sign­ment – “How I Spent My Week­end” – which pro­duces a sur­pris­ingly grip­ping piece of work. The es­say, by a charm­ing 16-year- old, chron­i­cles his at­tempts to in­vei­gle him­self into the im­pec­ca­bly bour­geois house­hold of an un­pop­u­lar class­mate. The teacher is hooked. But are the teen’s sto­ries fact or fic­tion? 15A cert, Triskel, Cork, 105 min IRON MAN 3 Di­rected by Shane Black. Star­ring Robert Downey Jr, Ben Kings­ley, Guy Pearce, Gwyneth Pal­trow, Don Chea­dle Stressed out af­ter his ex­er­tions in The Avengers, the man in the suit (Downey Jr) is faced with a new threat: an anti-Amer­i­can, quasi- Is­lamist

1 Which of this week’s re­leases is, ac­cord­ing to your view, ei­ther the 12th or the sec­ond in a se­ries?

3 Which an­i­mated char­ac­ter is named for the sec­ond man on the moon?

3 Iden­tify the star in bat­tle­dress be­low.

4 Diner, Hairspray, The Ac­ci­den­tal Tourist, Red Dragon. Where are we?

5 Tom Hanks is a screw. Ryan Reynolds fights crime in a silly suit. Seth Ro­gen fights crime in a hat. It’s made from peo­ple! What’s the con­nec­tion?

6 Vi­enna (1995), Paris (2004), Greece (2013). What’s the con­nec­tion?

7 Thomas Alfredson, Fer­nando Meirelles and John Boor­man are the last peo­ple to do what?

8 “It’s a sunny, woodsy day in Lumberton, so get those chain­saws out.” The first words heard in which film?

9 What con­nects Ana­heim, Lake Buena Vista, Urayasu and Marne-laVallée (in that or­der)?

10 Here Comes the Groom (1951), A Hole in the Head (1959), Pock­et­ful of Mir­a­cles (1961). Whose last three?

The girl and the gun­slinger: Colin Far­rell and Noomi Ra­pace in Dead Man Down, on national re­lease

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