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Wayne Rooney lookalike Shrek is back for a fourth installment in Shrek: Felices Para Siempre and sadly it's rather low on laughs. Shrek has lost his roar so to recoop his ogre mojo, he signs a pack with Rumpelstiltskin. Our green funny-eared friend ends up in a land Far Far Away and is forced to confront what life would be like if he had never existed. Not a patch on the first one but it'll keep the kids amused for a couple of hours.
Stephen Rae stars in Urszula Antoniak's Nothing Personal, an intensely personal and absorbing tale of a fiercely independent young woman's relationship with a gentle widower in a remote part of Ireland. It's a slow-moving, powerful film with excellent performances; Rae's co-star, Lotte Verbbek, won the best actress prize at the Locarno International Film Festival. Sure to be a hit at the kind of cinemas that don't sell popcorn.
Intrusos (en Manasés) is, if the reviews are anything to go by, the sort of film that really should have gone straight to video. A Spanish-made horror, the action surrounds a journalist named Julia who takes a team to a ghost town to investigate the disappearance of its residents 60 years ago. She finds the Nazis had been there just before everyone went missing, desperately looking for the 'Scepter of Power' which would have won them the war. Silly doesn't even come close.
What would the summer be without a film that stars a cute dog? French offering Un Regalo Para Ella is a sugar-coated romance about Jean-Pierre´s decision to buy his loved-one Nathalie a slobbering English bulldog puppy as an anniversary gift. It's whimsical enough and dog-lovers will relate.