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Mercado de Motores

One of Madrid’s top markets takes place in the Railway Museum. On the second weekend of every month, dozens of stalls are set up among the old train carriages and locomotives, where you can buy everything from vintage clothes and decor to organic products and classic bikes. It’s been compared to London’s Camden Market for its cosmopolitan atmosphere and its variety, and includes a section for children where, in addition to buying clothes and unique toys, kids can have a ride on a mini train and take part in games and workshops designed especially for them.

  1. Paseo de las Delicias, 61, 28045
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The latest film reviews

Jersey Boys

  • Rated as: 3/5

Imagine ‘Goodfellas’ without much in the way of stakes, and you’ll get Clint Eastwood’s pleasingly square and forgettable adaptation of the award-winning jukebox musical, which charts the rise and fall of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Like the stage show, the story is told through the eyes of each of the band members – each talking directly to camera. It’s a half-arsed gimmick that Eastwood and his screenwriters deploy haphazardly. (read more)

Hercules

  • Rated as: 2/5

Strap on your swordbelt, buckle your sandals and oil up your rippling six-pack, because here comes yet another interminable, CGI-drenched mythic mish-mash with far more money than brain cells. Dwayne Johnson (we’re no longer allowed to call him The Rock) plays the title character who is a mercenary warrior who uses inflated tales of his divine parentage and epic labours to psych out his enemies. (read more)

Deliver Us from Evil

  • Rated as: 2/5

In his two previous horror films, ‘Sinister’ and ‘The Exorcism of Emily Rose’, director Scott Derrickson displayed more flair for supernatural spectacle and jump scares than for narrative logic or exploring underlying themes. His latest, based on ex-NYPD cop turned paranormal investigator Ralph Sarchie’s 2001 memoir, suffers from the same weaknesses. Eric Bana plays Sarchie, a lapsed Catholic with a murky past, an adrenaline-junkie partner and an uncanny ‘radar’ for abuse cases involving wives, children and pets. (read more)

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