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Movies: Y’s Weekly Guide to What’s On

Avengers: Age of Ultron



The superhero team to end all superhero teams makes a welcome and long awaited return to the big screen after their initial outing in 2012.

With the origin story out of the way, the best thing about the sequel is that you are thrown into the thick of the action from the offset, watching Captain America, Iron Man the Hulk, Thor, Hawkeye and Black Widow – collectively known as The Avengers – do what they do best and that is, of course, avenge.

In a bid to create an artificial intelligence that can eventually replace The Avengers and keep Earth safe, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr) unwittingly creates Ultron, a sentient programme that becomes obsessed with the destruction of the human race.

The pace of the film is relentless, while the amount of both familiar and new faces that are added to the action will have every fan boy of comics smiling with glee. Another three years is a long time to wait for the next instalment of the series, but at least we’ll have the second Guardians of the Galaxy film to tide us over in between.

Verdict: 4/5

She’s Funny That Way 

Borrowing openly from the screwball comedy genre that was popular in America in the 30s and 40s, She’s Funny That Way tells the story of Arnold Albertson (Owen Wilson), a married Broadway director who becomes entangled with a would-be thespian (Imogen Poots). Joshua Fleet (Will Forte) is the playwright who also falls for the budding actress, despite the fact he is actually dating her therapist (Jennifer Aniston), while Seth Gilbert (Rhys Ifans) makes relentless plays for Arnold’s wife. What ensues is a fast paced battle of the sexes that will have you in hysterics.

Verdict: 3/5

Lemon Tree Passage

What was meant to be a hedonistic vacation in Australia soon takes a turn for the worst as a group of backpacking American teenagers find themselves plagued by a malevolent force after meddling with the urban myth of the ghost of Lemon Tree Passage. “Inspired” by actual events – which generally means a heavy dose of artistic licence – Lemon Tree Passage is a mildly chilling tale of ghosts and ghouls that suffers slightly from some wooden acting, lack of a coherent plot and underdeveloped dialogue.

Verdict: 2/5

Preview: Accidental Love

When she is accidentally shot in the head with a nail gun, Alice Eckle (Jessica Biel) finds herself left with an unpredictable condition that can lead to wild mood swings and fits of rage. Her plight takes her to the steps of American Congress, where she enlists the help of a well meaning, but clueless young senator (Jake Gyllenhaal) to champion her cause and campaign for people with bizarre injuries.

Bollywatch: Gabbar is Back

In a remake of the 2002 Tamil film, Ramanaa, Akshay Kumar plays Gabbar, a man wronged by the establishment who has taken matters into his own hands, creating an underground vigilante army called the Anti-Corruption Force, with the sole intention of eliminating greedy and immoral individuals from all walks of life.