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Alien meets Gravity: Life is a formulaic yet entertaining sci fi

Damon Smith
IF CINEMA'S most exquisite killing machine – the acid-blooded alien from Ridley Scott's seminal 1979 sci-fi horror – had been unleashed on stricken Sandra Bullock in her disintegrating Gravity space station, the resulting carnage would bear more than a passing resemblance to Life.

Power Rangers is a hyperkinetic family friendly joyride

Damon Smith
IN THE 1990s, the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers became a delightfully camp staple of children's TV, introducing young audiences (and excitable parents) to colour-coded teenage heroes from the sleepy California community of Angel Grove.

Downloads and DVDs: Moana a joyful Disney adventure

Damon Smith
MOANA (Cert PG, 111 mins, Disney DVD, Animation/Musical/Drama/Comedy, available from March 27 on Amazon Video/BT TV Store/iTunes/Sky Store/TalkTalk TV Store and other download and streaming services, available from April 3 on DVD/Blu-ray/3D Blu-ray) Featuring the voices of: Auli'i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House, Temuera Morrison, Jemaine Clement, Alan Tudyk MOANA Waialiki is the daughter of Chief Tui and has been groomed since birth to lead her people on the island of Motunui.

Horror king turns hospice helper

David Roy
HE'S spent much of his career thinking up gruesome new ways to dispatch hapless American teenagers on the screen, but now horror director and producer Sean S Cunningham is dealing with death in a very different way with his new documentary, The Nurse With The Purple Hair.

Belfast Film Festival favourites

THE 17th Belfast Film Festival (BFF) gets underway on March 30 with a 'gala screening' of comedy spoof Mindhorn, starring Mighty Boosh man Julian Barratt as a washed-up actor whose titular bionic 1980's TV detective had the ability to literally 'see the truth'.

Forgotten gem still shines

Ralph McLean
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore was Martin Scorsese's fourth feature when it hit cinema screens in 1974 and it remains a key work in the director's remarkable filmography.

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