Delivery Man doesn't inspire a whole lot of confidence - everything about its publicity campaign suggests that this is yet another frat-boy comedy built around Vince Vaughn's arrested-development screen persona. This time, he isn't crashing a wedding or getting an internship at Google: he's fathering 533 kids! It sounds terrible, but actually isn't - at least in its first half, which is an interesting, emotionally powerful look at the notions of fatherhood and responsibility. It's actually a shame that the film stumbles as determinedly as it does into its uncomfortably cheerful ending.
Although not quite matching up to the brilliance of The Conjuring, this sequel still delivers with satisfying scares, a breakthrough performance by the young Wolfe and a vivid retelling of not one but two horrifying house hauntings for the price of one horror movie ticket.
It’s not especially incisive and there aren’t any explosive revelations for long-time Fab Four fans to take in, but 'Eight Days a Week' is a pleasantly entertaining baby boomer time capsule.
Even the spectacular action, set pieces and fairly effective humour can’t make up for the incoherent mess of a narrative in Tsui Hark’s third instalment of the “Wuxia Sherlock Holmes” Detective Dee series.
The thing about film auteurs is that stylistic vision occasionally jockeys uncomfortably with substance for predominance in their work. That's pretty much the problem with Stoker, the Hollywood debut of Park Chan-Wook, formidable director of revenge thrillers like Old Boy and Lady Vengeance.