loaTHISIS THE END (15) SETHROGEN excitedly welcomes actor buddy Jay Baruchel to Los Angeles, a city which Jay clearly Star's making the most of great roles thes. He's less than thrilled at the prospect of attending a house party thrown by James Franco. With the booze flowing and Michael Cera harassing anything in a skirt, Jay puts on a brave face, especially when he encounters arch-nemesis Jonah Hill. In order to escape, Jay heads to a nearby grocery store for cigarettes with Seth in tow. Pandemonium ensues as bright blue beams of light scythe down from the sky and suck up hundreds of people. The buddies race back to the party but Jay wants to leave, telling Seth, "I don't want to die in James Franco's house!". This Is The End is a raucous comedy directed and written by Rogen and Evan Goldberg, co-writers of Superbad and Pineapple Express, which pokes merciless fun at the decimation of the US west coast. It is a potty-mouthed hot mess that scores a decent amount of laughs in between homoerotic male bonding and inevitable toilet humour. However, there's a surfeit of ideas without clear direction, the tone lurches awkwardly from comedy to special -effects laden mayhem and the final reckoning arrives 15 minutes too late. CHASING MAVERICKS (PG) JAY MORIARITY (Jonny Weston) feels at home on the Californian waves and he is also determined to ride the monstrous breakers close to the home he shares with his depressed mother (Elisabeth Shue). His father left when he was eight so Jay became the man of the house at an early age, putting aside adolescent crushes on best friend Kim (Leven Rambin) to keep his BEAUTIFUL Sonakshi Sinha returns to VUE Birmingham's silver screen in the action entertainer Bullet Raja alongside Saif Ali Khan playing the leading role. Releasing by 20th Century Fox Bullet Raja is a story of a commoner who gets transformed into a notorious gangster, setting his own rules and fearing no one. The film promises to be an edge-of-the-seat entertainer with a generous helping of tongue-in- cheek humour and romance. The Birmingham Mail caught up with Sonakshi Sinha for a quick chat in between her busy filming schedules. This is your first time working with Saif Ali Khan, were you excited about this opportunity? I think we make a very fresh pairing. I have wanted to work with Saif for a while now and was excited to get the chance to do so in Bullet Raja. Saif is a great actor and is so committed to his roles. Your role in the film is of a struggling Bengali actress, what did you think of your character's look in the film? This is the second time I have played a Bengali girl. But my character in Lootera was drastically different; I was playing a girl from the '50s. In Bullett Raja, I am playing a character with a very traditional feel and there was a certain grace to it. After having so much success so early in your career with your films, do you feel under pressure with every new release? There's no pressure. I really like what I do and if I think of it as pressure it would really bog me down. I feel I'm in the right place at the right time because there are a lot of films right now where, for me as an actor, there's something I can give to them. Do you feel overshadowed by your co-stars? Never. I do my work to the best of my ability. Audiences appreciate my work and dancing skills, so the question of being overshadowed never arises. How would you describe this phase of your life? I've come into the film industry at the right time and I'm getting films with great roles. It's fabulous. Have you ever had to approach producers for roles in films? I've never had to pick up the phone and call a BULLET RAJA family afloat. After much pestering, Jay convinces veteran surfer Frosty Hesson (Gerard Butler) to train him for the epic trial of riding Mavericks, which can swell to 50ft high. A father-son bond forms between the prodigy and the old-timer, and Frosty neglects his wife (Abigail Spencer) and children to guide Jay to greatness. Chasing Mavericks is an overly reverential tale of rousing triumph against the odds, based on an inspirational true story. producer to ask for a role because my work speaks for itself. But you always play the character of an Indian girl. Don't you want to break away from that image? I may play an Indian girl character but each role is different. If I'm offered a film where I need to play an urban character I will. ? Manish Gajjar is the Bollywood consultant for VUE Cinemas based at Vue Birmingham - the No 1 choice for Hindi movies in the West Midlands. For more information on film times and to purchase tickets in advance visit www.myvue.com or call 08712 240 240 (calls cost 10p per minute from BT, other network may cost more).
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