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PENELOPE (U)

THIS modern-day fairytale stars Christina Ricci as a young woman with a porcine porcine /por·cine/ (por´sin) pertaining to swine.

porcine

pertaining to pig. See also hog (1), swine.


porcine circovirus 1
a nonpathogenic virus.
 nose, the result of a family curse, who battles to find enduring love in an image-obsessed world. Ricci is adorable but the script could do with more wit and originality. Also stars James McAvoy and Richard E Grant. *****

THINGS WE LOST IN THE FIRE (15)

HALLE BERRY, Benicio Del Toro and David Duchovny star in this muted yet powerful study of grief and redemption. When her husband is shot and killed, a widow invites his best friend to stay in the family home.

Berry and Del Toro deliver compelling performances as emotionally damaged creatures, united in mourning. *****

UNDERDOG (U)

A LIVELY adventure about a supercharged beagle beagle, breed of dog
beagle, breed of small, compact hound developed over centuries in England and introduced into the United States in the 1870s. It stands between 10 and 15 in. (25.4–38.1 cm) high at the shoulder and weighs between 20 and 40 lb (9.
 with a nose for trouble and a desire to save people from a mad scientist. Not the finest pedigree family film, but there are sufficient slapstick slapstick

Comedy characterized by broad humour, absurd situations, and vigorous, often violent action. It took its name from a paddlelike device, probably introduced by 16th-century commedia dell'arte troupes, that produced a resounding whack when one comic actor used it to
 interludes to keep younger audiences entertained. *****
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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Feb 1, 2008
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