tv The Film Review BBC News April 12, 2019 5:45pm-6:00pm BST
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in the premiership later. they also meet in football's premier league. that's all on sportsday at 6.30pm. but now on bbc news, it's time for the film review. hello there and welcome to the film review on bbc news. taking us through this week's cinema releases is james king. so james, what do we have this week? we have got jesse we have gotjesse buckley proving to us we have gotjesse buckley proving to us she is now shrieking violet in wild rose. regina hall goes from big to small in little. and jonah hill directs mates with skates in mid90s. wildrose, let's start with that. a young single mother in glasgow
dreams of going to nashville to be a big country star. she does but it's going to be a difficultjourney. she has quite a couple get a personal life. she is just has quite a couple get a personal life. she isjust out has quite a couple get a personal life. she is just out of prison. has quite a couple get a personal life. she isjust out of prison. she isa life. she isjust out of prison. she is a single mum. two children. she has this up—and—down relationship with her mother, played byjulie walters. she starts by getting a job asa walters. she starts by getting a job as a cleaner, to save some money, to help her out. here isjesse buckley in action with the great sophie okonedo. right, that's me away. the kids tell me you're a country and western singer. you taking the kiss? who? i'm not at all. why do you say that? country and western? it'sjust country. i didn't realise. you must be very good, because all i've heard all week is rose—lynn, rose— lynn, rose— lynn. why country? cos it's three chords and the truth. wow!
it goes like that. it just gets whatever's in there out. anyways, i'll see you next week. thanks very much. bye. such great performances in this. sophie okonedo,, julie walters. but jesse buckley is the real star in this. she is so fluid, so natural playing this role. she is a real force of nature. there are some great scenes between rose and her mother because roses so wild and her mum, julie walters, is so uptight. they were together so nicely. it's of it remind me of rita, which may julie walters name, and reach herself as a free spirit. and some people saying jesse buckley, her star is born, she is going to be a
really big thing. i think so. because she can sing and she can act. she makes her look very easy. what this film captures is that need that a lot of people have to perform, that need a lot of people have to get on stage, to sing, and you don't really want to do anything else. you can't imagine a normal life. you have tojust else. you can't imagine a normal life. you have to just follow eugene. it does look easy but it's a lwa ys eugene. it does look easy but it's always lovely disease on follow their dreams top it was the music like? some of it is original, some of it is covers a. of country classics. the music is good. it's one of the sums you come out of it going, you know what? i'm actually going, you know what? i'm actually going to stream that because it's really appealing stuff i look forward to that one. now, little, an adult woman is magically transformed into a child version of herself. that sounds
familiar. we saw tom hanks in big armour in the 805. regina hall star5 in this. she gets a spell ca5t armour in the 805. regina hall star5 in this. she gets a spell cast on her that takes her back to her 13—year—old self. when she was her that takes her back to her 13—year—old self. when she wa513, 5he 13—year—old self. when she was13, she was very nervy, very geeky and bullied, which is why she 5he she was very nervy, very geeky and bullied, which is why she she is kind of book bullying people. she has to learn a lesson, to be co mforta ble has to learn a lesson, to be comfortable with herself and to be kinder to people. it's a film aimed at young girls, i am a middle aged film critic, i am not the audience, i found it very protectable. regina hall, 5he i found it very protectable. regina hall, she was in girls trip la5t year, the same people. the 14—year—old 5tar year, the same people. the 14—year—old star of this film, 5he i5 14—year—old star of this film, 5he is also the executive producer of this film full stubs 5he is also the executive producer of this film full stubs she is the youngest producer in hollywood history. she is great as an actress.
she is really strong, very confident, very powerful. she is someone, confident, very powerful. she is someone, only 1a year5 confident, very powerful. she is someone, only 1a years old, we are going to see a lot more of the. and i5 going to see a lot more of the. and is not really an original concept for a phone. there is a moral message about bullying, about being comparable with yourself and i think any phone that has that kind of message, it is not a work of art but it is not offensive. not a work of art but not offensive. right, mid905, which isjonah hill. a young boy fighting french up amongst a group of misfit5, 18 movie, really. a coming-of-age movie. jonah hill we know as an actor, from wolf of wall street and to make bed. —— super bad. he has a surrogate family with these older 5ta ple5 surrogate family with these older staples he makes friends with. they are all people from broken home5 staples he makes friends with. they are all people from broken homes and the old bonds together. this lead
luca5 had just as welcome that we saw luca5 had just as welcome that we 5aw behind the bill clinton ma5k, brilliant actor. really good at nailing that era. if it's called mid905, it has to get that era right and it certainly does it with music any fashion5 and it certainly does it with music any fashions and the fad5 and video games and all this kind of things. but actually is notjust games and all this kind of things. but actually is not just about nostalgia. it packs a punch. 0nly but actually is not just about nostalgia. it packs a punch. only 85 minutes long, this film, but he really has some gut5 minutes long, this film, but he really has some guts to it and some 5trong really has some guts to it and some strong emotions in it. there are some scenes that are very tough to watch. the5e some scenes that are very tough to watch. these young boys, both the lead character in all his friends, they are really on the path to self—destruction. there's a lot of teenage anxiety going on in this so it is tough to watch at times come but i thinkjonah hill has got a big future as a writer and director. he's already succeeded a5 future as a writer and director. he's already succeeded as an actor but i think this is the direction he wa nts to but i think this is the direction he wants to go in. and i assume it is autobiographical. certainly there are elements of this is era. not exactly the story, but certainly strongly influenced by his growing up. 0k, ok, let's move on to your best out.
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jaw—dropping. background scenery, that is just jaw-dropping. and how important is the voice was make hugh jaw-dropping. and how important is the voice was make huthackman big 5tar, great actor. audiences like to see them. will they go for the voice? i think it is great because hugh jackman will be voice? i think it is great because huthackman will be doing interviews for this coming publicity about that. i think the best voice in it is stephen fry, a rival explorer. but that is because it stephen fry has a great voice, one of the great voices of all time. you will hear him, david volume5 of the great voices of all time. you will hear him, david volumes in the mat luca5. will hear him, david volumes in the mat lucas. best dvd this week? into the spiders. thi5 into the spiders. this one, the 05car into the spiders. this one, the oscar for best animated feature this year, about... there is notjust one spider—man in this. there are many spider people. there are many spider people in many different realities and universes and parallel dimensions. they forgot their spider powers and they'll have to team up to fight the villains commit to
fight the kingpin. it is crazy, it i5 fight the kingpin. it is crazy, it is packed, it is so much fun. certainly the kind of film you want to see more than once because there's so much in it. the thing about comic book movies is so many of the live action, they don't ca ptu re of the live action, they don't capture the vigour and the energy of the printed page, the print to comic book, but i thing with this animated version of spider—man, it really doe5 version of spider—man, it really does that. it is so full of life and 5o zany. does that. it is so full of life and so zany. but really moving in parts. and it got the oscar. did he deserve that? i think so. there's been a lot of spider—man films one coming out this summer. but people watched this one and early thought it breathed fresh life into the franchise and really doing things the other spider—man films have not done. it wowed a lot of people and i was one of them. reaching the parts that other spider—man movies... jame5, think you very much. good to see you. that's it for this week. thanks for watching. from both of us, goodbye.
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night, really more of the same. high—pressure remains in charge. were we got the letter winds, you can see the blue colours. we are inspecting frost to start sunday. look at the difference will be rain has started to make a bit of progress and it may start to push into parts of western and northern ireland before the end of the day. elsewhere, generally, there is going to be more cloud on the cards through sunday. antipater supposed do as well. it will feel quite chilly. however, a bit of a change to come because we had through next week, we start to draw up a milder airfrom the week, we start to draw up a milder air from the southeast and that will help to boost the temperatures as we head towards the easter weekend.
campaigning has officially begun for next month's european elections, even though the uk may not take part. nigel farage launches his new brexit party, while the chancellor philip hammond says the uk's involvement feels like a waste of time. what we will attempt to achieve is a democratic revolution in british politics, because that is what we need. clearly nobody wants to fight the european parliament elections. it feels like a pointless exercise. talks are continuing between the conservatives and labour to find a brexit deal before the elections on may 23rd. also on the programme. prosecutors in sweden consider whether to reopen a rape inquiry against the wikileaks founderjulian assange. the scandal of thousands of excluded children forced to attend