In cinemas this weekend
PUBLISHED: 17:58 07 September 2009 | UPDATED: 12:58 11 August 2010
ADVENTURELAND (15) THIS coming of age comedy captures the wistful emotions of early adulthood, the chaotic freedom of youth and that uniquely wonderful boredom of summer. Adventureland follows recent college graduate James Brennan (Jesse Eisenberg) as
THIS coming of age comedy captures the wistful emotions of early adulthood, the chaotic freedom of youth and that uniquely wonderful boredom of summer.
Adventureland follows recent college graduate James Brennan (Jesse Eisenberg) as he slogs his way through summer as a games attendant at a local amusement park.
There he meets angsty Em (Kristen Stewart), who captures James's heart despite her involvement with the park bad-boy, a rocker-turned-maintenance-man (Ryan Reynolds).
Though the movie has its share of gross-out humour much of the film's more blatant hilarity comes courtesy of Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig as the park's completely unhinged yet utterly in love managers.
Through a mixture of pleasing performances, a nuanced script, and a brilliant soundtrack, Adventureland is a bittersweet delight that will stay with the viewer long after the summer holidays are over.
DORIAN GRAY (15)
DIRECTOR Oliver Parker has made an impressive career out of directing stylish adaptations of the Oscar Wilde plays.
His cinematic interpretations of The Importance of Being Earnest and An Ideal Husband were superb.
Now he continues his work with the reading-list favourite, Wilde's novel The Picture of Dorian Gray.
Ben Barnes and Colin Firth star in this drama about a handsome young man who sells his soul so that a painting of him will age instead of himself.
His wish is granted - but at what cost?
SORORITY ROW (15)
WHEN five sorority girls inadvertently cause the murder of one of their sisters in a prank gone wrong they agree to keep the matter to themselves.
So that they can get on with their lives the college pupils agree never to speak of that fateful night again.
But this proves easier said than done.
After graduation a mysterious killer begins to hunt down and murder the five who were involved in their friend's death and anyone who knows their secret.
JULIE & JULIA (12A)
MERYL Streep is Julia Child and Amy Adams is Julie Powell in this adaptation of two bestselling memoirs: Powell's Julie & Julia and My Life in France, by Julia Child.
Based on two true stories, Julie & Julia intertwines the lives of two women who, though separated by time and space, are both at loose ends.
But they soon discover that with the right combination of passion, fearlessness and butter, anything is possible.
MISS MARCH (15)
MISS MARCH tells the story of a young man (Zach Cregger) who awakens from a four-year coma to hear that his high-school sweetheart (Raquel Alessi) has become a naked centrefold in Playboy Magazine.
He and his sex-crazed best friend (Trevor Moore) decide to take a cross- country road trip in order to crash a party at the magazine's legendary headquarters and win back the girl.
SURVIVING in the Antarctic is tough enough - it's isolated, dark for half the year, minus 120 degrees with 100 miles per hour winds.
But for U.S. Marshal Carrie Stetko (Kate Beckinsale), things are about to get even more dangerous.
The only law enforcement in this unforgiving territory, she has just been sent to investigate a body on the ice.
Antarctica's first homicide.
A shocking discovery which will plunge her into an even more bizarre mystery and the revelation of secrets long-buried under the endless ice, secrets that someone believes are still worth killing for.
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