Awe­some sec­ond mix

West Lothian Courier - - The Ticket -

Guardians of the Gal­axy Vol. 2 (12)

There are no laws of di­min­ish­ing re­turns here as we’re treated to an­other ri­otous ad­ven­ture every bit as de­light­ful as its pre­de­ces­sor.

Vol­ume two is crammed with zest, en­ergy and an­other ace sound­track. This su­perla­tive squad of scoundrels are such cool com­pany, you’d pay to see them trad­ing barbs sat on a couch.

The Flash Sea­son 3 (12)

A bit too much goes on in the speed­ster’s third sea­son, with too much em­pha­sis on ever-con­fus­ing time­travel hi­jinks.

The char­ac­ters are as fun and appealing as ever, but the ‘big bad’ is the show’s weak­est yet, de­spite his lofty goals.

But there are laughs, heart and warmth and ac­tion in spades, all build­ing to an emo­tional cli­max.

Mind­horn (15)

Whereas his old Mighty Boosh pal Noel Field­ing has carved quite the ca­reer for him­self, Ju­lian Bar­ratt has had a more low key post-Boosh ex­is­tence.

That may all be about to change, though, as the Leeds-born star is in fan­tas­tic form as has-been ac­tor Richard Thorn­croft.

Bar­ratt, who also co-wrote the screen­play, de­liv­ers in spades as the one-time TV de­tec­tive out to solve a real-life crime.

Ter­rific sup­port comes from a host of fa­mil­iar Bri­tish faces, in­clud­ing Steve Coogan, Rus­sell Tovey and Simon Cal­low.

The plot is pretty ridicu­lous, but it knows it and fans of zany hu­mour will be in for a treat.

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