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I'm So Excited | The Eye Of The Storm | Gimme The Loot | Robosapien | Come Out And Play | Shootout At Wadala | 21 & Over | Dead Man Down | Dragon | Chimpanzee | It's Such A Beautiful Day | All Stars

I'm So Excited (15)
(Pedro Almodóvar, 2012, Spa) Javier Cámara, Raúl Arévalo, Carlos Areces. 90 mins

Almodóvar responds to his country's economic woes with camp hysteria and Carry On humour. In many ways this airborne disaster farce – anarchic, absurdist, garishly stylish and gleefully debauched – is a return to the Spanish auteur's subversive roots. But there's a serious subtext to the silliness, and the metaphors are brought back down to earth for a satisfying landing.

The Eye Of The Storm (15)
(Fred Schepisi, 2011, Aus) Charlotte Rampling, Geoffrey Rush, Judy Davis. 119 mins

The imminent death of Rampling's matriarch throws an aristocratic family's dysfunction into relief in this Aussie drama, whose overstuffed story is redeemed by three watchable leads.

Gimme The Loot (15)
(Adam Leon, 2012, US) Tashiana Washington, Ty Hickson. 79 mins

Bronx graffiti taggers eye the ultimate target in this relaxed drama, with lovable characters and spot-on comedy to recommend.

Robosapien (PG)
(Sean McNamara, 2013, US) Jae Head, Penelope Ann Miller, Bobby Coleman. 86 mins

Formulaic kids' flick designed to market a toy.

Come Out And Play(18)
(Makinov, 2012, Mex) Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Daniel Giménez Cacho. 85 mins

A couple stumble across some adult-slaying children on a Mexican island, and live to regret it. Or will they?

Shootout At Wadala (18)
(Sanjay Gupta, 2013, Ind) John Abraham, Kangna Ranaut. 155 mins

Mumbai cops v gangsters in a fact-based Indian crime thriller.

21 & Over (15)
(Jon Lucas, Scott Moore, 2013, US) Miles Teller, Skylar Astin, Justin Chon. 93 mins

The Hangover writers try (and fail) to pull a similar trick with a younger demographic, as two fratboys strive to get their comatose buddy home.

Dead Man Down (15)
(Niels Arden Oplev, 2013, US) Colin Farrell, Noomi Rapace. 118 mins

The Dragon Tattoo director comes to Hollywood with an oddly meandering but sporadically stirring thriller, centred on Farrell and Rapace's perilous mutual revenge plan.

Dragon (15)
(Peter Chan, 2011, HK/Chi) Donnie Yen, Takeshi Kaneshiro. 98 mins

A villager's violent past comes to light in this distinctly Chinese variation on A History Of Violence, a mix of detective thriller and kung-fu action.

Chimpanzee (U)
(Alastair Fothergill, Mark Linfield, 2012, US/Tan) 78 mins

Incredible footage of chimps in the wild clashes with Tim Allen's child-friendly narration, making for a Disney doc that plays more like a Disney cartoon.

It's Such A Beautiful Day (NC)
(Don Hertzfeldt, 2012, US) 62 mins

Stick-figure animation and everyday anxiety characterise Hertzfeldt's uniquely inventive, poignantly witty universe. It's a great place to visit.

All Stars (U)
(Ben Gregor, 2013, UK) Theo Stevenson, Akai Osei-Mansfield, Ashley Jensen. 106 mins

More musical antics from the makers of Streetdance, aimed at viewers too young to know how corny the "let's put on a show" plot is.

Out from Friday

Star Trek Into Darkness

The crew of the Enterprise get a load of Benedict Cumberbatch.

Out from Thu


Matthew McConaughey plays a child-friendly fugitive.

Dead Fall

Eric Bana and Olivia Wilde are on the run.

The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Riz Ahmed plays an aspirant Pakistani whose life is changed by 9/11.

A Hijacking

Somali pirates create a situation in this tense Danish thriller.

Our Children

Tahar Rahim and Emilie Duquenne lead a French family tragedy.

Vehicle 19

The wrong choice of rental car sets up a South African chase movie.

Village At The End Of The World

Greetings from Niaqornat, north-west Greenland, population: 59.

Go Goa Gone

Zombies crash the party in this Indian horror comedy.

Journey To Italy

Reissue for Rossellini's 1954 drama, AKA Viaggio In Italia.

Coming soon

In two weeks … Baz Luhrmann unveils The Great Gatsby … More Vin Diesel muscle cars in Fast And Furious 6

In three weeks … The "wolfpack" are back on the loose in The Hangover Part III … A fantasy clash of forest-dwellers in animation Epic

In a month … Neil Jordan returns to vampirism in Byzantium … Robert De Niro smartens up for The Big Wedding

Steve Rose

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