OPENING NEXT WEEK
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.