The Simpsons Movie posterThe highlights of the Northern Hemisphere blockbuster summer keep on arriving, led this week by the long-awaited Simpsons Movie. I previewed it today and I recommend that you stay through all the credits. Playing Readings, Empire Island Bay, Sky City Queensgate and Regent-on-Manners which despite the best efforts of some enthusiastic staff is complete pants.

Lindsay Lohan teams up with Jane Fonda and Felicity Huffman for the inter-generational comedy-drama Georgia Rule. Love interest is provided by Dermot Mulroney and Garrett Hedlund (Eragon). Again all over town: Readings, Regent-on-Manners and Sky City Queensgate.

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More exotic fare is provided by The Banquet at Rialto and Lighthouse Petone. It’s a loose adaptation of Hamlet relocated to imperial China. Hollywood Reporter described it as “msmerising” and says it has “astonishing period costumes and art direction”.

Last, but definitely not least, the wonderful Romola Garai gets to open another picture (two in two weeks) with François Ozon’s Angel, an adaptation of an obscure 1950s British novel. By all accounts it’s a rip-roaring costume melodrama that Bette Davis or Joan Crawford would have been proud of. Or not, as the case may be. Penthouse exclusive.