Time travel and computer games

PUBLISHED: 09:00 20 March 2013

Cloud Atlas

Cloud Atlas

© 2012 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

FROM the creators of the Matrix Trilogy comes a complex story featuring an all-star cast including Oscar winners Tom Hanks and Halle Berry.

An epic tale of time travel based on the novel of the same name - David Mitchell’s famously “unfilmable” novel that is - Cloud Atlas (15) comprises six intertwining stories.

To be screened at Clevedon’s Curzon cinema from Friday, the film explores how individual’s lives affect each other in the past, present and future, with each member of the ensemble appearing in multiple roles over different periods of time.

Hanks and Berry are joined by Hugh Grant, Ben Whishaw, Jim Sturgess, Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving, Doona Bae, Hugo Weaving and James D’Arcy.

The story is complex enough that you will need your wits about you to figure out how it all hangs together, but early reports suggest it is well worth the attempt.

* Also to be screened at the Curzon this week is Wreck-It Ralph (PG).

This new offering from Walt Disney is being described as one of the hallowed studio’s most likeable efforts in years.

The plot centres around video game bad guy Wreck-It Ralph (voiced by John C. Reilly), who has spent 30 years in an arcade game wrecking a building that is then miraculously repaired by the game’s playable character, Fix-It Felix (McBrayer).

But Ralph, tired of being ostracised by his colleagues and desperate to prove there is

more to his life than destruction, embarks on an epic journey through video games old and new in the arcade to prove he is more of a hero than a zero.

This threatens not only his home game but all those he enters, and soon he has to figure out a way to clean up his the mess he has made.

* Both films will be screened at the Curzon cinema in Old Church Road from Friday until March 28. For full viewing times and to book tickets call 01275 871000 or visit www.curzon.org.uk

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