The week's new films reviewed and rated
Cruise and Cameron crash, Cats and Dogs crumble and gay South Americans reign supreme
But at least ‘Knight and Day’ has star wattage, which is more than can be said for the week’s other big Hollywood releases. ‘Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore’ is a dreadful, 3D-enhanced sequel to the largely forgotten 2001 semi-hit about a secret war between the two titular household pet species, but things improve ever-so-slightly at the multiplex with ‘Step Up 3D’, another eye-popping, body-popping dance drama for undemanding teen audiences.
Much better is ‘Undertow’, a brooding Latin American gay drama which fuses poetic lyricism with a very wise look at modern relationships. And there’s more romance in both ‘Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky’, a flighty but entertaining dramatisation of the brief affair between the two cultural icons, and ‘Eccentricities of a Blonde-Haired Girl’, another wise and witty milestone in the 80-year career of 101-year-old Portuguese director Manoel de Oliviera.
Dave Calhoun on 'Knight and Day'‘Real head-spinning stuff. For people with little heads.’
Derek Adams on 'Cats‘The script suggests it was developed on the hoof, the CGI is low grade and the human performances are loathsome.’
Cath Clarke on 'Step Up 3D'‘If only there were more drop kicks and fewer banal lines.’
Paul Burston on 'Undertow'‘The performances are convincing and the photography breathtakingly beautiful.’
Cath Clarke on 'Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky'‘Intelligent and chic.’
David Jenkins on 'Eccentricities of a Blonde-Haired Girl'‘Sly, understated and ruthlessly focused.’
Director Tom Hooper and his cast tell us how they turned the super-musical into movie blockbuster.
The Time Out film team weighs in on the nominees for the 2013 Academy Awards
Get ready for the big guns… Spielberg, Tarantino and Bigelow
Daniel Craig’s 007 comeback, a genius indie romcom and all the mysteries behind ‘The Shining’ unravelled.
The results of our study on the state of films and filmgoing in 2012.
Read 'Time Out film debate 2012 highlights'
'The Hobbit' actor tells us why he wouldn't have a pint with Bilbo Baggins.
Dave Calhoun speaks to the director of 'Skyfall' about the latest film in the Bond franchise.
The genre-hopping director tells us how he invented a new genre with 'Life of Pi'
The twice Palme d'Or-winning director discusses 'Amour'.
Read our interview with Michael Haneke
The Danish director talks about his powerful new drama 'The Hunt'.
Read our interview with Thomas Vinterberg'
Time Out looks back at the impact of the 'Twilight' saga.
Discover what 'Twilight' has done for us
Time Out heads to the Lake District to visit director Ben Wheatley on set.
Read about our visit to the 'Sightseers' set
The director talks about 'Frankenweenie', which he describes as 'the ultimate memory piece'.
Read our interview with Tim burton
Our pick of the best films showing over the festive period.
Read 'The top ten Christmas films of 2012'
Mean Girls? Dirty Dancing? Tell us your favourite film guilty pleasure.
Read 'Film guilty pleasures'
What will Disney do to 'Star Wars'?
Read about the new 'Star Wars' trilogy
Ten young actors come of age on the silver screen.
Read 'When teen stars turn serious'
From Connery to Craig, we revisit all 22 Bond films.
Read '50 years of James Bond'
The director talks Scientology and working with Joaquin Phoenix.
Read the interview
Ten funny horror movies which went spectacularly off the rails.
Read 'Hilarious horror films'
The director talks psychopaths and theatre – 'my least favourite artform'.
Read the interview
We round-up the five best horror movies of Autumn 2012.
Read about this Autumn's best horror movies
Time Out visits Istanbul to see the latest Bond movie being made.
Read 'On the set of Skyfall'
Does Skyfall refresh or rehash the James Bond franchise?
The British director explains why 'Ginger and Rosa' is her most mainstream film yet.
'I’m almost as in demand as Brad Pitt’