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The Autopsy of Jane Doe

the-autopsy-of-jane-doe-posterDirector: André Øvredal

Writer: Ian B. Goldberg, Richard Naing

Cast: Brian Cox, Emile Hirsch, Ophelia Lovibond, Michael McElhatton, Olwen Catherine Kelly

Cert: 18 (TBC)

Running time: 99mins

Year: 2016


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What’s the story: Late one night father and son coroners Tony & Austin Tilden (Cox & Hirsch) take charge of a “Jane Doe” corpse. As they investigate cause of death, shocking secrets are uncovered.

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What’s the verdict: Hot off the cold heels of Swiss Army Man, The Autopsy of Jane Doe is another 2016 movie where the central character happens to be deceased. But, where Swiss Army Man was a bedfellow to Weekend at Bernie’s, The Autopsy of Jane Doe snuggles up closer to the similarly titled The Corpse of Anna Fritz (minus the kinkiness).

Troll Hunter director André Øvredal proves he...

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Man Up

Man-Up-posterDirector: Ben Palmer

Writer: Tess Morris

Cast: Simon Pegg, Lake Bell, Rory Kinnear, Sharon Horgan, Ken Stott, Harriett Walker, Ophelia Lovibond

Cert: 15

Running Time: 88 mins

Year: 2015

The lowdown: Break out your beer goggles and practice your chat-up patter for a raucous rom-com from the director of The Inbetweeners. Simon Pegg and Lake Bell generate genuine chemistry but ultimately this ‘deceit cute’ comes on like a desperate date trying too hard to be everything you want, instead of a fun fling while you’re waiting for the real thing to come along.

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The full verdict: Romantic comedies are a tricky mixture...

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