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ALL STARS (G, general release) **

A plucky group of London pre-teens put on a show to save their embattled youth centre in this rather cloying children's film. With Theo Stevenson, Ashley Jensen, Kimberley Walsh.

BERNIE

(12A, limited release)

****

In Richard Linklater's darkly comic drama based on a bizarre true story, Jack Black plays a charming mortician whose friendship with a rich old widow turns very sour indeed. With Matthew McConaughey.

CHIMPANZEE

(G, general release)

***

Beautifully photographed Disney nature film following the moving true story of a baby chimpanzee that's adopted by an alpha male after losing his mother to a leopard. Narrated by Tim Allen.

THE CROODS

(G, general release)

***

DreamWorks' jovial animation is set in prehistoric times and follows the fortunes of a family of troglodytes who are forced to abandon their cave. Voiced by Ryan Reynolds, Nicholas Cage.

DEADFALL

(See reviews, p20-23)

DEAD MAN DOWN

(15A, general release)

**

Niels Arden Oplev's dreary revenge thriller stars Colin Farrell as a Hungarian immigrant who plots to avenge himself on the gang that killed his wife and daughter. With Noomi Rapace.

EVIL DEAD

(18, general release)

***

Competent, well-made and exceedingly violent remake of Sam Raimi's classic 1980s horror film about a group of young friends who encounter satanic forces in a remote forest cabin. With Jane Levy.

THE EYE OF THE STORM

(See reviews, p20-23)

THE GATEKEEPERS

(No Cert, IFI)

*****

In this outstanding documentary from Dror Moreh, six former heads of Israel's secret service, Shin Bet, talk frankly about their sensitive and sometimes brutal work in the West Bank and Gaza.

GOOD VIBRATIONS

(15A, general release)

****

Richard Dormer gives an exceptional performance in this comic drama based on the true story of Terri Hooley, who founded a Belfast record store at the height of the Troubles and discovered The Undertones.

THE HOST

(12A, general release)

Science-fiction adventure set in a dystopian future where alien parasites have invaded the planet and are possessing human hosts. With Saoirse Ronan, Max Irons,.

I'M SO EXCITED

(16, limited release)

***

Cabin crew and passengers alike lose the run of themselves on board a jet with faulty landing gear in this slight but amusing comedy from Pedro Almodovar. With Javier Camara, Cecilia Roth.

IRON MAN 3

(12A, general release)

****

Robert Downey's Iron Man must start from scratch after a vicious new enemy destroys his Malibu base in this witty and very enjoyable superhero sequel. With Gwyneth Paltrow, Guy Pearce, Ben Kingsley.

JACK THE GIANT SLAYER

(12A, general release)

**

Bryan Singer's big budget fantasy based on a fairytale stars Nicholas Hoult as a lowly farmboy who's given a bag of magic beans that will lead him into all sorts of trouble. With Ewan McGregor.

JUMP

(15A, limited release)

***

In Kieron J. Walsh's drama based on a stage play by Lisa McGee, an attempted suicide off a Derry bridge has far-reaching consequences. With Charlene McKenna, Nichola Burley, Martin McCann.

KING OF THE TRAVELLERS

(15A, limited release)

**

Mark O'Connor's rather stilted drama stars John Connors as a young Traveller and bare knuckle fighter who's haunted by his father's murder and hell bent on revenge. With Michael Collins, Peter Coonan.

A LATE QUARTET

(15A, limited release)

****

Christopher Walken, Catherine Keener and Philip Seymour Hoffman star in Yaron Ziberman's excellent comic drama about the trials and tribulations of a celebrated string quartet.

THE LOOK OF LOVE

(18, general release)

***

Michael Winterbottom's evocative drama stars Steve Coogan as Paul Raymond, the multimillionaire London soft porn impresario whose public success was not matched by private happiness. With Imogen Poots, Anna Friel.

LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED

(15A, general release)

***

Suzanne Bier's slight but charming romantic comedy stars Trine Dyrholm as an embattled Danish housewife who's in Italy for her daughter's wedding when she finds herself falling for the groom's dad. With Pierce Brosnan.

ME AND YOU

(See reviews, p20-23)

MUD

(See reviews, p20-23)

OBLIVION

(12A, general release)

**

Science-fiction adventure starring Tom Cruise as a marine who's patrolling an apparently abandoned planet Earth when he encounters an underground resistance movement.

THE ODD LIFE OF TIMOTHY GREEN

(G, general release)

**

A childless couple are overjoyed when the kid they always wanted turns up on their doorstep in this misconceived family fantasy starring Jennifer Garner.

OUR CHILDREN

(See reviews, p20-23)

OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL

(PG, general release)

****

Disney's enjoyable and impressive-looking prequel to The Wizard of Oz stars James Franco as Oscar Diggs, a travelling magician who's blown into the magical land of Oz. With Michelle Williams, Rachel Weisz.

PILGRIM HILL

(12A, limited release)

***

Gerard Barrett's grim drama is set on a small cattle farm, where a middle-aged man's livelihood is threatened by a series of disasters. With Joe Mullins, Keith Byrne, Muiris Crowley.

THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES

(15A, general release)

***

In Derek Cianfrance's ambitious drama, Bradley Cooper and Ryan Gosling play two men on either side of the law whose problems with fatherhood have lasting consequences. With Rose Byrne, Eva Mendes.

PROMISED LAND

(15A, general release)

***

Gus Van Zant's drama stars Matt Damon as a troubleshooter for a multinational fracking company who has a crisis of conscience while trying to buy drilling rights in a small farming town. With Frances McDormand.

THE RELUCTANT FUNDAMENTALIST

(See reviews, p20-23)

SPRING BREAKERS

(18, limited release)

****

Harmony Korine's unsettling and deceptively complex film stars Vanessa Hudgens and Selena Gomez as teenage girls who get into all sorts of trouble on a hedonistic spring break in Florida.

STAR TREK: INTO DARKNESS

(See reviews, p20-23)

21 AND OVER

(18, general release)

**

Moronic frat boy comedy from the writers of The Hangover about an Ivy League medical student whose exams are derailed by a drunken visit from his friends. With Miles Teller, Skylar Astin, Justin Chon.

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