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David Brent: Life on the Road

David-Brent-Life-on-the-Road---Ricky-Gervais-posterDirector: Ricky Gervais

Writer: Ricky Gervais

Cast: Ricky Gervais, Doc Brown, Tom Basden, Jo Hartley, Tom Bennett, Andy Burrows, Nina Sosanya

Cert: 15

Running time: 96mins

Year: 2016


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What’s the story: One time reality TV star David Brent takes an unpaid sabbatical from his job repping for Slough lavatory company Lavichem to embark on a self-funded rock n’ roll tour. In tow is his reluctant protégé, young rapper Dom, exasperated road manager Dan, and agog session musicians. All caught on camera by the returning documentary crew. Will Brent find fame and the free love freeway?

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What’s the verdict: When it ended with a perfect Christmas double bill back in 2003, The Office had David Brent reclaim his soul, got him a girlfriend and pulled off a humdinger of a happy ending.

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The Imitation Game

The Imitation Game - Benedict Cumberbatch, posterDirector: Morten Tyldum

Writer: Graham Moore, Andrew Hodges (book)

Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Rory Kinnear, Matthew Goode, Charles Dance, Mark Strong

Cert: 12

Running time: 113mins

Year: 2014

 

The lowdown: Alan Turing, the tragic father of modern age computing, is the focus of Headhunter’s director Morten Tyldum’s engrossing biopic. Benedict Cumberbatch delivers a performance of pathos and intelligence as the genius mathematician and cryptanalyst who led the team which cracked the Nazi’s Enigma code machine, turning the tide of the war, while hiding a damaging secret of his own. Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Mark Strong and Charles Dance round out a great cast in a moving and gripping portrayal of one of Britain’s most unsung heroes.

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The full verdict: Easy c...

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22 Jump Street

22 Jump Street - Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill - posterDirectors: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller

Writers: Michael Bacall, Oren Uziel, Rodney Rothman

Cast: Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Ice Cube, Wyatt Russell, Amber Stevens, Rob Riggle, Nick Offerman

Cert: 15

Running time: 112mins

Year: 2014

The lowdown: Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill return as Jenko and Schmidt, graduating to college after successfully busting high school back in 21 Jump Street. That film was 2012’s biggest surprise, so we’re happy to report the sequel earns 1st Class Honours in dumb, undisciplined, but smart n’ savvy, rude n’ lewd hilarity. It’s proudly the same as before, but with added bromance, soul-searching, frat houses and football. And a bigger budget. Go on… get arrested by the laugh-riot police.

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The full verdict: “Do the same thing as before”.

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