Classic takes another bite
JUST when you thought it wassafe to go backinto the water,Steven Spielberg’s ruth- lesslyefficient 1975 thriller swims backinto selected cinemas foranother bite at the boxoffice. Based on a
novel by Peter
Benchley, Jaws wasthe director’s first blockbuster and confirmed his reputa- tion as afilm-maker capableofengag- ing and entertaining international audiences.Be
hind the scenes,filming wassomewhatchaotic and the produc- tion beganwithout afinished script. However,the finished picture certain-
ly delivered. The premise–amonster greatwhite shark terrorises the New England resort of Amity Island –issim- plistic butSpielberg directs brilliantly, leading local police chief Martin Brody (Roy Scheider), marine expert Matt Hooper (Richard Dreyfuss) and salty seadogQuint (Robert Shaw) in search of the beast. John Williams’ inexorable theme sets the mood and sets our nerves on edge while Scheider’s ad-libbed quip –“You’re gonna need a bigger boat!” –isnow firmlyinstalled in the annals of cinema history.
Coming next week
ANAMERICANPresident (Benjamin Walker) wages waragainst the blood- sucking hordes inABRAHAM LINCOLN:VAMPIRE HUNTER... Jason Segel and EmilyBlunt discover thatlove hurts in the romantic comedyTHEFIVE YEARENGAGEMENT... and aditzy waitress (Rebecca Hall) realises her call- ing in the cut-throatworld of sports bet- ting in Stephen Frears’ comedyLAY THEFAVOURITE.
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A night which truly rocks!
BOWdowntothe gods of rock as directorAdamShankman cranks up the volume to 11 forthis energetic musical based on apopular stage show.
Punctuated by breathlessly
choreographed, show-stopping renditions of Pat Benatar, Europe,Foreigner,Journey and Poison among others, Rock Of Ages is 123 minutes of unabashed joy.
The cast are in fine voice
including abare-chested Tom Cruise,who took singing lessons to deliver Bon Jovi’sWanted Dead Or Alive and Def Leppard’s Pour Some SugarOnMewith a primal swagger. He rocks.
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So does Shankman’s film
whichcaptures the same vitality and boundless sense of fun as the director’s 2007 adaptation of Hairspray,swapping the racial tensions of 1960s Baltimore in thatfilm forthe wild abandon of 1980s Hollywood, whichserves as avibrant backdrop here to long-haired, leather-clad romance. Wannabe singer Sherrie Christian (Julianne Hough) leaves Oklahoma forthe bright lights of Los Angeles,where her luggageand prized record collec- tion are stolen the moment she steps offthe bus.
She is rescued by aspiring rocker Drew Boley (Diego Boneta) who works as abar- tender at The Bourbon Room. He persuades owner Dennis Dupree (Alec Baldwin) and right-handmanLonny Barnett (Russell Brand) to hire Sherrie asawaitress. Lovebirds Drewand Sherrie don’t stop believin’ in their dreams,even when bare-chested frontman Stacee Jaxx (Tom Cruise) comes between them. “Whenmyhamster died, your music reallyhelpedme through!’’ Sherrie coos to her idol, just beforeMayorMike
THE FINAL COUNTDOWN: Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin and Russell Brand line up for Rock Of Ages
Whitmore (Bryan Cranston) and his puri- tanical wife Patricia (Catherine Zeta-Jones) pledge to clean up the city by shutting downthe dens of musical inequity starting with The Bourbon Room. Rock Of Ages opens with an exuberant mash-up of Night Ranger and David Lee Roth. The cast have aball. Cruise embraces the spirit of Axl Rose in his scenes,sparing us onlya fewblushes in ajewel-encrust- ed dragon-shaped codpiece and leather chaps.
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DIRECTOR ReganHall puts cine- maaudiences under starter’s orders forthe 2012 Olympic Games with this unabashedlyfeel- good drama of sporting ambition against the odds. We’re jogging in familiar territo-
ry here,following atalented 200m sprinter fromthe wrong side of the tracks,whose rawtalent pro- pels her into the British relay squad where she clashes with the team’s privileged golden girl. Shot on location in London, Fast
Girls injects bursts of pace within the sprightly90-minute running time and puts the female cast through their paces with coaching fromBritish female Olympians JeanetteKwakye and Shani Anderson. The script, co-written by Noel Clarke (Adulthood), JayBasu and RoyWilliams,passes the baton fromone cliche to the next –for- bidden romance,enmity mellow- ing into sisterly solidarity –culmi- nating in achampionship show- downthatleaves apatriotic lump in the throat. Shania Andrews (Lenora
Crichlow) lives onaLondon coun- cil estate with her sister Tara (Tiana Benjamin) and trains for
twist in tale RedLights (15) ✦✦✦✧✧
LOOKbeyond the obvious and you might glimpse writer-director Rodrigo Cortes’s sleights of hand in this intriguing thriller,whichfol- lows twoparanormal investigators as they debunk fraudulent medi- ums,mind readers and ghost hunters through the appliance of rigorous science. Red Lights promises farmore
GAME ON: The stars of Fast Girls
the 200 metres onaweather-beat- en trackwith non-professional coachBrian (Phil Davis). Having run 23.28 seconds in training, Shania beats fast-rising Lisa Temple (LilyJames) in a qualification race to book her spot at theWorldChampionships. Fast Girls is athoroughly
engrossing slice of home-grown entertainment thatswiftlytethers our affections to Shania so we root forthe underdoginaworld of cor- porate sponsorship and shameless nepotism. Crichlowisanendear-
ing heroine,battling insecuri- ties on and offthe racing track, and her co-stars provide solid support. Race sequences are slicklyedited to create the illu- sion of bodies in motion, strain- ing at speed forthe finishing line. If Britain’s talented athletes at
the 2012 Games wear their hearts on their sleeves and risk everything like the characters in Hall’s undemanding film, it could be agloriouslygolden summer.
than it delivers.When one exhaust- ed homeowner tells the paranor- mal investigators: “You can’t begin to imagine what’s going on here,’’ he might as well be speaking to us. However savvy audiences who enthusiasticallydevoured The Sixth Sense will enjoypiecing together the puzzle as Dr Margaret Matheson (Sigourney Weaver) flanked by her trusty assistant TomBuckley (Cillian Murphy), travels the world, discovering the simple truth behindahaunted house and exposing aspirit guide called Palladino (Leonardo Sbaraglia) as acharlatan. Tension of the first half dissipates
as Cortes engineers his earth-shat- tering finale.Ca
n youwork it out?
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