Limp start gives way to mighty finish

 Thor 2 belongs to Loki, or should that be Loki 3 belongs to Loki? Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins, Rene Russo, Idris Elba, Christopher Eccleston and Tom Hiddleston. Directed by Alan Taylor. Written by Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely and Christopher Yost. Action, adventure, fantasy. 1hr 52mins. M for violence. 3D. ★★★.5 stars When … More Limp start gives way to mighty finish

The need for speed

3SR: A joy for the speed junkies, Golden God Hemsworth embodies the archetypal 70 playboy as Formula One star James Hunt in Rush, but it’s the tale of Lauda’s determination that makes the film. Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Daniel Brühl and Olivia Wilde Directed by Ron Howard Written by Peter Morgan Biography, drama, sport, true story. … More The need for speed

Rise of the rotten utopia

3SR: Sumptuous world building and a paper thing story can’t disguise the brutal metaphor behind Elysium – there’s something rotten in paradise, and it’s us. Elysium Starring: Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, Alice Braga Written and directed by Neill Blomkamp Action, drama, science fiction, thriller. 1hr 49mins. R16 for violence and offensive language ***1/2 … More Rise of the rotten utopia

Spring break your heart

3SR: Millennial abandon looks like the last days of Rome in this morbid, psychedelic, cynical look at summer freedom. Spring Breakers  Starring: Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson, Rachel Korine and James Franco Director and writer: Harmony Korine Drama. 94 minutes. Rated R18 for sexual situations, violence and drug use. *** 1/2 Walking that thin line between … More Spring break your heart