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Guardians of the Galaxy

Quilly's Heroes.

  • The kids will love it but there's not a lot of stimulation in it for adults

    The Nut Job

    Liam Neeson and Will Arnett are among the stars lending their voices to a fun-if-predictable animated tale about some hungry animals in a park

  • Synth pop's androgynous ice maiden

    La Roux - Trouble in Paradise

    Elly Jackson makes her long overdue return with an album that's both danceable and thought-provoking.

  • The pitched battle scenes are more pre-watershed than pure bloodshed but the lack of CGI should be applauded

    Hercules

    It's not as dumb as it looks.

  • Reminiscent of the much-loved ET

    Earth to Echo

    Mixing sci-fi, action, drama and even a small bit of innocent romance, Earth to Echo is reminiscent of the much-loved ET.

  • Joe: Nicolas Cage as the rough diamond who looks out for young Gary (Tye Sheridan)

    Joe

    Joe is a sensitively-expressed, often moving story, and Nicolas Cage carries it all manfully and mightily as the surrogate dad figure.

  • Shep Gordon: from havoc to hammock

    Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon

    Everyone from Alice Cooper to Michael Douglas lines up to pay homage to legendary music and movie manager Shep Gordon in this rollicking documentary by Mike Myers

  • Serkis and Kebbell steal the whole show in face of mostly wooden human performances

    Dawn of The Planet of The Apes

    A highly-involved drama and action flick that really does come down from the trees

  • A bravado mix of waspish humour, pure mischief and deadly earnestness

    Morrissey: World Peace is None of Your Business

    The campaign for Morrissey's five night stand at Croker begins here.

  • Boyhood documents the growth of 6-year-old Mason and his family over 12 years.

    Boyhood

    Filmed over 12 years, Boyhood is a unique experience, which effortlessly spans the growth of one boy named Mason, resulting in a genuinely captivating story.

  • The feelgood hit of the summer

    Begin Again

    The feelgood hit of the summer.

  • Holloways were used as routes to pilgrim places, to the sea and to market.

    Holloway by Macfarlane, Donwood & Richards

    This 36-page work details time spent trekking through an ancient holloway in Dorset. It's part-authored by Robert Macfarlane, one of the most revered writer-naturalists working in English at present.

  • Last Dance: imaginative, ruminative spins on the classics

    Keith Jarrett Charlie Haden Last Dance

    Bassist Charlie Haden and pianist Keith Jarrett hadn't played together in over three decades when they recorded this fine album seven years ago, now finally released.

  • Optimus Prime is back and shinier than ever

    Transformers: Age of Extinction

    This is the movie that never ends; yes, it goes on and on my friends...

  • Tammy stars Melissa McCarthy but it's a mis-hit of a movie

    Tammy

    Melissa McCarthy stars in a comedy she co-wrote with director and husband Ben Falcone that unfortunately is short on laughs.