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What if transcends the often soopy rom-com genre with sharp dialogue

What If

What If manages to transcend the often soppy rom-com genre with a very likeable male lead in Daniel Radcliffe, and reams of snappy dialogue.

  • England And Other Stories by Graham Swift

    The 25 stories in Swift's new collection examine England and the people who live there from quirky angles, tales that mostly engage completely in short sprints.

  • The cast list here is more elaborate than the plot

    The Expendables 3

    The quote of 2014 has been found.

  • The acting is excellent

    The Rover

    One man and his car.

  • Simon Pegg as Hector and Toni Collette as his girlfriend Clara who encourages him to travel the world in search of the meaning of happiness

    Hector and The Search for Happiness

    Hector and The Search for Happiness runs out of steam early on, with its cartoon-like adventures in foreign locations. File under 'mildly amusing'.

  • A young man's creation written under the close shadow of James Joyce

    Echo's Bones by Samuel Beckett

    The previously unpublished story Echo's Bones is too in love with its future necessity for footnotes. It is little more than a young man's creation, written under the close shadow of James Joyce.

  • Home and wahey!

    The Inbetweeners 2

    The boys go Down Under for a retread of the first Inbetweeners movie. It's middling.

  • Has just enough heart to warrant a trip before little ones go back to school

    Planes: Fire & Rescue

    The follow-up to last summer's Planes aims higher than its predecessor with a deeper story for kids about second chances and the value of heroes.

  • Sharing a drink by a coffin in God's Pocket. The late Philip Seymour Hoffman as Scarpato and Eddie Marsan as Smilin' Jack Moran, the fiery undertaker.

    God's Pocket

    Having won the audience over with a smart, gritty realist beginning, first time director John Slattery (Mad Men's Roger Sterling) loses initial impact in a comedy that's kind of grey rather than black.

  • 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

  • A good job throughout

    Dave O'Neill - Say Something

    Dave O'Neill went the Fundit route for his debut album, with those who ponied up owing themselves a pat on the back for money well spent.

  • The Unusual Suspects

    Guardians of the Galaxy

    Quilly's Heroes.

  • 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.