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


X-MEN: DAYS OF FU­TURE PAST There’s no rea­son the sec­ond part of Mup­pet Ba­bies: X-Men shouldn’t be just as tol­er­a­ble as the open­ing episode. HELI Dis­turb­ing, pow­er­ful Mex­i­can film con­cern­ing a young girl who falls foul of drugs car­tels and cor­rupt po­lice. Amat Es­calante won best di­rec­tor at Cannes. BLENDED Adam San­dler and Drew Bar­ry­more “blend” while at a re­sort for fam­i­lies. San­dler­reg­u­lar Frank Co­raci di­rects. HILL STREET Nicely made doc­u­men­tary on Ire­land’s skate­board­ing scene.

MAY 28TH MALEF­I­CENT Which, if you haven’t been pay­ing at­ten­tion, is the name of the wicked queen in Sleep­ing

Beauty. An­gelina Jolie makes with the raised eye­brows.

MAY 30TH EDGE OF TO­MOR­ROW Tom Cruise is back, along­side Emily Blunt (pic­tured left) in yet an­other hor­ri­ble, vi­o­lent dystopia. Doug Li­man di­rects the adap­ta­tion of the Ja­panese novel All You Need Is Kill. JIMMY’S HALL Ken Loach’s lat­est (though not his last) deals with dis­putes be­tween a free thinker and the church in 1930s Leitrim. VENUS IN FUR Noth­ing to do with the Vel­vet Un­der­ground alas. Em­manuelle Seigner and Mathieu Amal­ric star in Ro­man Polan­ski’s lat­est.

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