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This Week's New Film Releases: Friday 26 June 2015

u classification Minions


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Genre: Animation / Family
Director: Pierre Coffin & Kyle Balda
Running time: 91 mins

Bridging the gap between the highly successful Despicable Me 2 and the third film of the franchise, slated for release in 2017, is the much anticipated spin-off Minions. The Minions, we learn, have been around since the dawn of time, serving numerous historical tyrants. In 1968, Kevin, Bob and Stuart make their way to a super-villain convention in search of a new master. There they find Scarlett Overkill (Sandra Bullock) and husband Herb (Jon Hamm) and join their plot to overthrow the Queen of England. The Minions offer up plenty of skit-based weirdness but, as expected, building an entire narrative around these formerly supporting characters is a bit of a stretch.

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15 classification Slow West


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Genre: Western / Drama
Director: John Maclean
Running time: 84 mins

John Maclean, formerly of Scottish group The Beta Band, makes his directorial debut with the impressive Slow West. At the end of the 19th century, 16 year old Scot Jay Cavendish (Kodi Smit-McPhee) travels to the Wild West in search of his missing love Rose Ross (Caren Pistorious) who has fled to Colorado with her father. Jay soon runs into Silas Selleck (Michael Fassbender), a mysterious traveller whom he employs as a chaperone. As the pair traverse the lawless land, they are pursued by a number of bounty hunters, including the malevolent Payne (Ben Mendelsohn), who are chasing after Rose and her father. Beautifully shot and concisely written, Maclean delivers a witty and irreverent slice of the Wild West.

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15 classification The Overnight


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Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Patrick Brice
Running time: 79 mins

Writer-director Patrick Brice returns with his second feature The Overnight. Adam Scott and Taylor Schilling play Alex and Emily, a couple who've recently moved from Seattle to LA with their young son RJ. Desperate to make new friends, Alex willingly accepts an invite to a family pizza night from Kurt (Jason Schwartzman) after a chance meeting at the park. The evening becomes increasingly bizarre as, encouraged by Kurt and his wife Charlotte (Judith Godreche), Adam and Taylor begin to reveal more of themselves. Touted as a modern day twist on swinging classic Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, The Overnight is a peculiar sex-comedy that the 21st century didn't particularly need.

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15 classification Hustlers Convention


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Genre: Documentary
Director: Mike Todd
Running time: 95 mins

Legendary figures in hip hop come together to tell the untold story of one of the most influential albums of the genre. In 1973, Jalal Nuriddin, founding member of The Last Poets collective, released an album entitled Hustlers Convention under the name Lightnin' Rod. Born out of the civil rights movement of the 1960s, the album gave the streets a voice, combining eloquent and verbally dexterous poetry with an innovative jazz-funk sound which is credited with laying the foundations for hip hop and rap. Blending archive footage, animation and interviews, Mike Todd pieces together Jalal's story and sets out to give this forgotten classic the exposure it deserves.

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18 classification Knock Knock


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Genre: Horror
Director: Eli Roth
Running time: 99 mins

Eli Roth is back with his fifth feature film Knock Knock. Keanu Reeves plays architect Evan Webber, a devoted husband and father, who is forced to miss a weekend getaway with his family due to a shoulder injury. While his wife and kids are away, Evan opens the door to two young women Bel (Ana de Armas) and Genesis (Lorenza Izzo), who claim to be lost. He invites them in to call a taxi but soon gives into the offer of sex. The next morning, Bel and Genesis attack Evan and proceed to torture him in any number of ghastly and emasculating ways. Knock Knock is a prime example of torture porn at its most bland and derivative.

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