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The Movie Show movie reviews - Cinderella, Get Hard, Seventh Son

The Independent film writer Paul Whitington and Independent.ie Entertainment Editor Aoife Kelly on this week's big releases - Cinderella, Get Hard, and Seventh Son.

Kenneth Branagh continues his foray into big budget studio flicks following Thor with Disney's live action Cinderella.

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Lily James in Cinderella (2015)  with  Richard Madden

Lily James in Cinderella (2015) with Richard Madden

Lily James in Cinderella (2015) with Richard Madden

It's a faithful adaptation of the story and stars Lily James as Cinderella, Richard Madden as the Prince, Cate Blanchett as the stepmother, and Helena Bonham Carter as the fairy godmother.

Whilst it is visually stunning and boasts phenomenal costumes, Paul feels the leads are too bland and the film lacks humour.  Blanchett is fantastic, however, as is Helena Bonham Carter although she appears for just a few minutes.

It's a solid family film and the best this week has to offer.

Get Hard, however, is the only option for adults and although audience members at the SXSW screening alleged it was homophobic and racist, Paul feels that's unfair.

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Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart in a scene from Get Hard

Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart in a scene from Get Hard

Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart in a scene from Get Hard

Starring Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart (a slightly more muted Hart than we're used to, which is no bad thing), at times it's laugh out loud funny.

Seventh Son, unfortunately, is completely humourless.  It's a fantasy adventure starring Jeff Bridges, Julianne Moore, Ben Barnes and Game of Thrones' Kit Harrington.

Unfortunately, Paul gets the sense it was chopped to bits, given the end appears rapidly out of nowhere. Lord of the Rings it certainly is not so probably best avoided.

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Ben Barnes, left, as Tom Ward and Jeff Bridges as Master Gregory in Seventh Son (AP/Warner Bros Pictures, Kimberley French)

Ben Barnes, left, as Tom Ward and Jeff Bridges as Master Gregory in Seventh Son (AP/Warner Bros Pictures, Kimberley French)

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Ben Barnes, left, as Tom Ward and Jeff Bridges as Master Gregory in Seventh Son (AP/Warner Bros Pictures, Kimberley French)

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