Jul 28 2010 by Sara Bain, Dumfries Standard Wednesday
Odeon, DumfriesLonsdale, Annan
Toy Story: 3D (U) — This is well up to the standard of the first two films. In this one the toys face an uncertain future as Andy grows up.
Now a teenager he is going to college and while he still intends to take Woody, the others are destined for the attic. Fate steps in and the next step is a day-care centre where the toys are abused by the toddlers and ruled by the sinister teddy bear, Lotso, who has gone over to the dark side.
So can Woody ride to the rescue, why has Buzz changed sides and is there a future for the toys without Andy? Wonderfully inventive, emotional and genuinely thrilling with some scary moments, this is one where even superlatives are inadequate.
Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre, Dumfries
The Girl on The Train — This French film is based on real events that made headlines in 2004 when a girl alleges that she was the victim of a racial attack on a Paris RER suburban train.
Her mother, played by Catherine Deneuve, suspects that she is lying, but why?
The film probes her background to create a story of erotic tension and potential violence in a France haunted by urban racial tensions.
Twilight Saga: Eclipse (12A) — The latest instalment to whet your appetite for the next one in the series.
The vampire teens are locked in an unholy love triangle that has to take second place to the threat of a vampire invasion but Bella will have to make her choice soon or we will all get fed up!
The Karate Kid (PG) — Remake of the 1980s favourite with Jackie Chan defying the years to teach Jadon Smith (son of Will), his martial arts skills to beat the bullies in his Chinese school.
Made with the help of the Chinese government you also get a cook’s tour of China.