November 9th sees the DVD and Blu-ray release of comedy sequel Night of the Museum 2: Escape From the Smithsonian, starring Ben Stiller as the museum guide who has to oversee his larger-than-life exhibits. We’ve got a full review, plus specs so you can see if it’s worth adding to your Christmas list…
Sister of mercy?
Watching her play God-fearing nun Sister Aloysius Beauvier, you would be forgiven for thinking that Meryl Streep had simply chosen the role that was the furthest removed from her colourful, energetic turn in Mamma Mia! (And who could blame her for wanting to shake off that mantel as quickly as possible.) But, whatever her reasons for choosing Doubt Streep is, as ever, one of its highlights.
Ray of hope…
As we march unstoppably into blockbuster season, that yearly inevitability of bangs, bombs and bucks, it’s something of a relief to know that there is some sanctuary to be found amidst the fracas. Dotted between the budget-busting behemoths are smaller, quieter fare like Sunshine Cleaning, which is a powerful piece of cinema despite its diminutive size.