Worthy but entertaining

2008-10-02 08:05

THIS week sees Amazing Grace opening at Nu Metro, where two cinemas are refurbished and functioning - the other showing Spiderman 3; Pathfinder joins the local circuit at Ster Kinekor and Good Boy Bad Boy is in the Bollywood Sunday slot at CineCentre. The third in the Oceans franchise, Oceans Thirteen, will open at both CineCentre and Ster Kinekor on Wednesday next week, ahead of the Youth Day public holiday on Saturday, June 16.

• Good Boy, Bad Boy is a campus comedy directed by Ashwini Chaudhary and starring Emraan Hashmi and Tusshar Kapoor as two college students, one studious and serious and one a party animal, whose identities get switched, with predictable effects on their academic and social lives.

• Michael Apted directs Amazing Grace, a biopic of British abolitionist William Wilberforce. Ion Gruffudd plays Wilberforce and the cast includes Romola Garai, Albert Finney, Michael Gambon, Youssou N'Dour and Rufus Sewell. Finney plays Wilberforce's mentor, who wrote the words for the hymn that gives the film its title. Reviews suggest it is well made and manages to be entertaining while dealing sensibly with an emotive subject.

• Pathfinder is directed by Marcus Nispel and is an action adventure in which the Vikings invade North America, leaving behind one of their children. He grows up to fight with the Native American tribes against the next wave of invading Norsemen. About the kindest comment in the overseas reviews is “witless”.

It stars Karl Urban, Russell Means and Moon Bloodgood.

• Steven Soderbergh directs Oceans Thirteen, the third in the Oceans franchise. George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Ellen Barkin, Al Pacino and Andy Garcia star. The gang are back in Vegas, where baddy Willy Bank (Pacino) double-crosses their mentor and they decide to seek revenge by taking him down on the night he opens his newest casino. Set to be slick and cool - and probably pointless.

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