Mamma Mia!

July 7, 2008

OUT: 10th JULY

The musical based on the music of Swedish supergroup ABBA gets its movie makeover after huge international success on the stage. And it’s no prosaic Ben Elton dirge either, the story of a young bride-to-be’s mission to finally meet her estranged father at her wedding is cleverly crafted around well-known pop numbers like Gimme Gimme Gimme Gimme Gimme, I Do I Do I Do I Do I Do I Do I Do and other such repetitive titles. The first ten minutes is our introduction to the obscure world of Mamma Mia!, the uneasy opening of a can of worms the likes of which has never been seen…  Read the rest of this entry »

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Kung Fu Panda

July 1, 2008

OUT: 4th July

Still looking for a bona-fide animation classic since the dawn of Shrek, Dreamworks fill the voice boxes of a bunch of cuddly (yet deadly) fighting machines with some premier league talent. Jack Black stretches his vocal elasticity to the limit as the unlikely panda chasing dreams of ass-kicking glory, limbering up to face a foe of pure evil… an English one, of course. Read the rest of this entry »