At Cinemas: Nothing much: no wonder they call it Advent

Slow week for cinema

In the run-up to Christmas we find ourselves, at least in terms of general releases, in the midst of a slow-film week. 
Fans of Silver Linings Playbook will no doubt relish the prospect of seeing Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence onscreen together again but don’t be duped – Serena by celebrated Danish director Susanne Bier (Brothers, After The Wedding) is, by all accounts, a stinker. 

Word is only marginally more favourable for the attractive-looking debut from Robert Downey Junior’s production company. The Judge stars RDJ himself alongside Godfather veteran Robert Duvall following a lawyer who tries to discover the truth about his father, a judge who stands accused of murder. 

For the parents among you, you’ll get no more quality in this poorly received family film Penguins Of Madagascar – a spin-off from 2005’s Madagascar. The eponymous waddlers must prevent Dr Octavius Brine from taking over the world. Or something. 

Finally, in this issue we review Dumb and Dumber to, which only betters the original by living more successfully up to its title.

Your cinema salvation lies in the form of the Cinematek, which this week from the 26th to the 30th brings the outdoors to the indoors with DAFF – the Danish Adventure Film Festival. This adrenaline-fuelled event should liven up viewers with films of every genre, of which many feature extreme outdoor sports from Denmark and around the world. 

Elsewhere, Cinematek’s Dennis Hopper season is continuing with such gems as Easy Rider (Dec 3, 19:15) and Blue Velvet (Dec 3, 21:30). 

There’s also a season featuring films that share the theme of virtual gaming worlds – Preess Play kicks off with the seminal Tron on Wednesday at 19:00 – see dfi.dk/Filmhuset for more details.

Elsewhere, Huset is screening a new documentary about Britain’s WWII bombing of Copenhagen’s Nazi headquarters, an event which carried tragic consequences. The Shell House Raid screens on Friday at 18:00 – 50kr on the door. 

There’s also the staple The Rocky Horror Picture Show on Saturday at 21:30 and much more. So quiver with anticipation and check huset-kbh.dk for details. (MW)





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