Will ‘Lars and the real girl’ leave you feeling deflated? Will ‘Step Up 2’ have you dancing in the aisles? Should ‘Meet The Spartans’ win best picture at next years Oscars? Check out our critical review of what’s opening in Irish cinemas this weekend…
























The Spiderwick Chronicles

The Spiderwick Chronicles hands us a new fantastical adventure to capture our imagination–and make us grab the edge of our seats.”

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Lars And The Real Girl

“It would be all too easy for a movie like Lars and the Real Girl to fall victim to its own quirkiness. But director Craig Gillespie–in his feature-film debut–keeps things just grounded enough to be believable. Somehow, you buy the fact that the townspeople would not only accept but embrace Bianca.”


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Love In The Time Of Cholera

“It comes as a terrible shock to discover this take on Gabriel Garcia Márquez’s much-lauded tale of unrequited love is the worst adaptation of a literary classic since The Bonfire of the Vanities.”


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Meet The Spartans

“Not one second of the movie is even implicitly deserving of a snicker; instead, it’s actually antagonizing to watch, as Friedberg and Seltzer bombard us with scene after scene of the shallowest material ever committed to celluloid.”

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Step Up 2 – The Streets

“The dancing in Step Up 2 isn’t necessarily groundbreaking, but for those of us who only wish we could move like that, it’s fun to watch. Of course, having a rap-pounding soundtrack helps as well. All these elements make Step Up 2 a worthy sequel.”

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The Orphanage

“Despite a great twist ending that will leave you with mixed emotions, this supernatural chiller never quite lives up to its promise as a modern-day spin on the Lost Boys’ search for a mother.”

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