The wilds of Maine have long been a favourite for Stephen King and they form the setting once again for this remake of his seminal horror novel from 1983 –a tale that famously even scared the master of horror himself.
Florida, 1919. Having lost an arm in the First World War, Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell) returns to Max Medici’s (Danny DeVito) struggling circus, alongside everybody’s favourite elephant, with his big ocean blue eyes and lovably floppy ears.
Academy Award winner Brie Larson (Room) stars as the titular heroine (best known as Carol Danvers) in this mundane, stale and unimaginative adaptation, which also features Samuel L. Jackson, Jude Law, Ben Mendelsohn ,Annette Bening and a ginger cat named Goose.
The recent scandal over various filthy rich Americans and Hollywood stars greasing the wheels to get their kids into prestigious universities stateside reminds me that even the powerful feel the need to cheat.