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NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: SECRET OF THE TOMB (PG) ..... THE magical Tablet Of Ahkmenrah, which brings to life the exhibits of the American Museum Of Natural History, is losing its power. Security guard Larry Daley (Ben Stiller) enlists the help of museum director Dr McPhee (Ricky Gervais) to ship the tablet to the British Museum in London, home of pharaoh Merenkahre (Sir Ben Kingsley), who fashioned the tablet in honour of his son Ahkmenrah (Rami Malek).

Larry heads for the British capital with his son Nick (Skyler Gisondo) and several stowaways: eodore Roosevelt (the late Robin Williams), cowboy Jedediah (Owen Wilson), Roman general Octavius (Steve Coogan), Attila the Hun (Patrick Gallagher), interpreter Sacagawea (Mizuo Peck), a Neanderthal called Laa (Stiller again) and Dexter the capuchin monkey. Aided by dashing Sir Lancelot (Dan Stevens) and hindered by local security guard Mindy (Rebel Wilson), Larry races against time to restore the tablet's lustre.

Night At e Museum: Secret Of e Tomb milks our aection for the characters without exhausting our good will. ere's nothing innovative in the third lm but good humour and sweetness prevail, and the script continues to have fun juxtaposing the modern and ancient worlds.

BLACK ACKA SEA (15) ..... WORKING class ex-Navy Captain Robinson (Jude Law) is laid o after 11 years of loyal service to a salvage company. Good friend Kurston (Daniel Ryan) has a cure for Robinson's woes: the location of a downed German U-boat, which sank during the Second World War with a cargo of gold bullion.

Buoyed by funding from a mysterious benefactor called Lewis (Tobias Menzies), Robinson recruits top diver Fraser (Ben Mendelsohn), old hands Reynolds (Michael Smiley) and Peters (David relfall), plus new boy Tobin (Bobby Schoeld) as well as a tightknit Russian crew. Lewis' underling Daniels (Scoot McNairy) nervously joins the operation to ensure his boss' investment is safe. As the vessel descends into the depths, fear and paranoia take a vice-like grip, causing crew members to turn against each other.

Black Sea stacks the odds against the characters, most of whom are little more than broadly sketched archetypes. Law's thick Scottish accent is more shipshape than the script, which jettisons plausibility from the torpedo tubes early on.

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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
Date:Apr 10, 2015
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