DVD OF THE WEEK
Kingsman: The Golden Circle (15) Out now
This rip-roaring supplement to Kingsman: The Secret Service outperforms the original, mostly interjection to Julianne Moore making a better fist of the baddie role than Samuel L Jackson.
Whereas Jackson’s lispy criminal mostly raw in the first film, Moore is deliciously unhinged as drug duke Poppy, shaping from a kitsch 1950s caf� tucked divided in the jungle.
If you’ve seen the original, you’ll know this spy hop is gloriously silly, with fight sequences that demeanour like The Matrix on acid.
If Bourne took the courage of the Bond franchise, Kingsman takes the Roger Moore soil and suavity.
Mark Strong and Colin Firth are back to support chav-turned-superspy Eggsy (Taron Egerton) and are clearly having a ball.
New additions to the cameo-laden mayhem embody Michael Gambon, Jeff Bridges and Elton John, while Channing Tatum’s dancing alone is good for a guffaw.
The only blots on Kingsman’s copybook are wasting Halle Berry in a tasteless role, and casting Poppy Delevingne as a vamp when she looks some-more anemic than sexy.
Blade Runner 2049 (15), Out Feb 5
Set 30 years on from the dystopia of the original, Blade Runner 2049 sees Ryan Gosling as LAPD cop K, a “Blade Runner”, tasked with sport down his brute associate replicants (bioengineered humans).
His find of stays on a protein plantation leads him to hunt for blank former Blade Runner Deckard (Harrison Ford) in method to forestall serve governmental collapse.
K’s query leads him to doubt his temperament and memories, with his solitary romantic support coming from holographic partner Joi (Ana de Armas), a devious curtsy maybe to the future of the own relationships.
But the genuine star of the film is its visuals – encapsulating the pell-mell antithesis of a universe that is concurrently neon-lit but dark; insinuate nonetheless immeasurable and eerie.
It can be appreciated but having seen 1982’s strange Blade Runner, nonetheless a peek at the summary won’t hurt.
The Shanghai Job (15), Out Feb 5
Orlando Bloom stars as Shanghai confidence ensure Danny in this British-Chinese collaboration.
He’s cleared up after a Van Gogh was stolen from him. Then he lands a new pursuit – transporting a vase to London.
The thrills and spills come thick and quick in a fibre of chases but the discourse is tough to follow.
Cliches embody a dragon lady with super-sharp talons.
For karate fans, it’s a belter. But the tract is as skinny as rice paper.
Mountain (E) Out now
This film explores the hilly charge between humans and plateau with overwhelming visuals and exegesis from Willem Dafoe.
We perspective intrepid climbers scaling gigantic peaks, helicopters dropping dynamite to means useful avalanches, and adventurers camping on the side of 500ft drops.
Much like a mountain, this film peaks in the middle, with a montage of adrenaline-pumping stunts from daredevils rebellious the tough terrain.
Before that indicate and after it, the doc’s best charge is its music.
A prominence is a method of climbers dramatically descending off towering faces juxtaposed with Vivaldi’s contented “Summer” concerto.
But once you’ve seen 10 mins of overwhelming visuals of the side of mountains, a serve 60 minutes’ worth doesn’t get any some-more interesting.
The Jungle Bunch (U) Out Now
The jungle is under threat!
An immorality koala bear named Igor is vigilant on destroying bliss and it’s down to two groups of jungle residents to come together to save the day.
As in the TV series, The Jungle Bunch is led by Maurice, a penguin who thinks he’s a tiger, and this time he teams up with The Champs, a squad founded by his silent – an tangible tiger.
While this lacks the sharp pizzazz of bigger bill Disney-Pixar rivals, it is nonetheless a fun, action-packed film with copiousness of twists and turns to keep immature ones gripped.
Strangled (18) Out Feb 5
Based on the loyal story of a fibre of brutal murders in 1960s Hungary, Strangled depicts the passionate evil of a rapacious sequence torpedo stalking his town.
The wrong man is detained after the first murder.
But with the need to show management after the 1956 uprising, the police exclude to acknowledge they’ve got it wrong as the murderer strikes again.
After all, revelation their errors won’t be the best outcome for anyone involved.
Árpád Sopsits’s dim and waste instruction does not hold back on savagery or the mind games being played. A dim psychological thriller, not for the squeamish.