Despicable Me 3 (Cinema Review)

U – 90mins – 2017 – 3D


 

GRU GONE GOOD

Happily married to Lucy (Kristen Ghostbusters Wiig) and living a respectable life as a father to his three adopted girls, former supervillain Gru (Steve Carell) is now a top agent for the Anti-Villain League. But when new blood takes over the AVL, Gru and Lucy find themselves thrown to the curb for failing to apprehend former child-star-turned-jewel-thief Balthazar Bratt (Trey Parker). Will reuniting with his long-lost twin brother, Dru (also Carell), see Gru back on a path to heroism, or will Dru coerce him to return to his shady past?

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Mindhorn (Cinema Review)

15 – 89mins – 2017


 

YOU CAN’T HANDCUFF THE WIND

“It’s truth time!”

In the late 80s, Richard Thorncroft (Julian Aaaaaaaah! Barratt) had the world at his brogue-wearing feet. As the star of crime-fighting action/adventure series Mindhorn, he had money, fame and the show’s hottest “totty,” Patricia Deville (Essie Davis), on his arm. But a quarter of a century on the actor has fallen on hard times. While his co-star, Peter Eastman (Steve Alan Partridge Coogan) has flourished in his own hit spin-off, Mindhorn is little more than a nostalgic memory, with a balding, out-of-shape Thorncroft reduced to embarrassing himself in scarce auditions and hocking cheap tat in adverts. Hollywood never called.

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Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (Blu-ray Review)

15 – 97mins – 2013


 

HECTIC DANGER DAY

From accidentally shooting a guest on his BBC chat show to pulping thousands of unsold copies of his ironically titled self-published autobiography, Bouncing Back, it is fair to say that Norwich’s very own Alan Gordon Partridge (Steve Coogan) has had a tumultuous career. But where many lesser regional TV personalities would long ago have thrown in the towel (probably around the time he became “clinically fed up” on a Toblerone-fuelled trip to Dundee), this chap of steel carries on regardless, determined to have the last laugh.

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ZAPPED, 1.3 – “Mr Wuffles” (TV Review)

ZAPPED, 1.1 – “Mr. Weaver” (TV Review)

Zapped. Image shows from L to R: Steg (Ken Collard), Barbara (Sharon Rooney), Brian Weaver (James Buckley), Howell (Paul Kaye), Herman (Louis Emerick). Copyright: Black Dog Television / Baby Cow Productions.

Dave – 13th October 2016 – 9.40pm

Written and created by: Dan Gaster, Will Ing, Paul Powell

Directed by: Dave Lambert


FANTARAMA

“I can categorically state that nothing of note will happen today…”

If delivery boy Philip J. Fry was transported to Middle Earth instead of the year 3000, Matt Groening’s Futurama could easily have been an animated prelude to Zapped, a new Dave-commissioned fish out of water sitcom which – like the digital channel’s other genre-quashing weekly chucklethon Red Dwarf XI – is available to stream on UKTV Play a week ahead of broadcast.

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