WE RUN the rule over this week’s new cinema releases. Not a batch to be troubling the Academy come awards season, we think it’s fair to say…
Oscar winner Ben Kingsley plays a billionaire tycoon with terminal cancer. The good news: Ben, you can afford a radical medical procedure called “shedding” so we can pop your consciousness into the body of Ryan Reynolds and you’ll be able to get off with some very high-calibre Hollywood starlets. The bad news: Ben, for the rest of the film you’ll also be represented by the low-calibre acting of Ryan Reynolds. Still, good news about the girls, eh?
METACRITIC RATING: 34%
A supernatural horror starring a bunch of pretty nobodies from the found-footage canon popularised 16 years ago by The Blair Witch Project. It’s all been done before, and to a much better standard. Grim in every sense.
METACRITIC RATING: 30%
Saving this week’s offering (to a suitably small extent) is Marvel’s least-likely action man. The ever-engaging Paul Rudd plays the hero, who is capable of shrinking in size while increasing in strength. A fun diversion from Marvel’s usual epic offerings, but by the same token, don’t expect Avengers-level satisfaction.
METACRITIC RATING: 66%