27th April 2012

Reviews Of The Week... Obviously, the big movie in UK cinemas this weekend is Avengers Assemble, opening a full week before it arrives in America (where it's titled The Avengers).

Scarlett Johansson in The Avengers

It's a massive, entertaining blockbuster - actually it's like four blockbusters rolled into one! - and it certainly won't disappoint the fans.

It also pretty much has the box office to itself, as everything else that's opening in Britain is a festival favourite held over from last year, including Glenn Close's Oscar-nominated cross-dressing role in Albert Nobbs and two acclaimed, hugely engaging documentaries: Being Elmo, about the man behind the famous Muppet, and Buck, about the real-life Horse Whisperer.
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In The News... Since he played Buck in The Horse Whisperer, Robert Redford of course turns up in the documentary. And he's also in Britain this weekend for the first ever Sundance London Film and Music Festival, which is bringing a collection of low-budget American films

Robert Redford at the first Sundance London

and British musical documentaries to the O2 Dome. But even though they're small movies, they still feature stars like Zac Efron, Elizabeth Olsen, John Krasinski, Jon Heder, Kristen Bell, Allison Janney and Danny Glover.

A Week In Video... New York is hosting the Tribeca Film Festival with a series of red carpet events. Emily Blunt shimmered in red as she attended the Tribeca premiere of her new film, Your Sister's Sister. She's joined in front of the paparazzi by her glamorous director Lynn Shelton (Humpday).

Paul Dano seems to be everywhere at the moment, from his buzzy upcoming sci-fi action movie Looper (which costars Emily Blunt) to the low-budget film he has at Sundance London (the father-daughter drama For Ellen). And he also stars in the week's hottest new trailer. Ruby Sparks reunites him with Little Miss Sunshine directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, and it costars Annette Bening, Antonio Banderas and Steve Coogan.

Chris Messina costars in Ruby Sparks, but this weekend he was meeting the New York press for his new quirky romantic-comedy The Giant Mechanical Man, which opens this weekend in America. He chats about the film with costar Jenna Fischer.
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Rich Cline

 

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