Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

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BIG GAME (12A) OSKARI (Onni Tommila) is poised to turn 13 and must follow in the footsteps of his proud father Tapio (Jorma Tommila) by venturing into the wilderness alone to bring down a deer with his trusty bow and arrow.

"The boy has one day and one night to find out what kind of man he is," confirms community elder Hamara (Risto Salmi), who is convinced that weakling Oskari will fail the initiation.

Within hours of embarking on his solitary quest, Oskari witnesses the crash of Air Force One and stumbles upon the escape pod of the US President, William Allen Moore (Samuel L Jackson). It transpires that Hazar (Mehmet Kurtulus), the psychopathic illegitimate son of one of the richest sheikhs in the Gulf, has brought down the plane in order to hunt the most powerful western politician on the planet.

Onni Tommila L Jackson in Young Oskari is the only thing standing between Hazar and his stuffed presidential trophy.

Meanwhile, in the Emergency Command and Control Vault, General Underwood (Ted Levine) briefs the Vice President (Victor Garber), Director of the CIA (Felicity Huffman) and veteran advisor Herbert (Jim Broadbent) on the attack.

Big Game is a muscular romp that doesn't take itself too seriously, including one spectacular set piece involving a household appliance tumbling down a mountainside. Rating.....

UNFRIENDED (15) iT is the first Matthias and Carey From The anniversary of the death of California high school student Laura Barns (Heather Sossaman), who committed suicide after someone posted a humiliating video of her at a party.

Laura's best friend Blaire (Shelley Hennig) is on her laptop, enjoying an intimate video chat with her boyfriend Mitch (Moses Jacob Storm). Their flirtation is interrupted by the unexpected arrival of friends Adam (Will Peltz), Jess (Renee Olstead) and Ken (Jacob Wysocki) for a group conflab.

Blaire notices that an uninvited user with the screen name billie227 has gate-crashed the conversation.

Soon after, Blaire receives a cryptic message, apparently from Laura's dormant Facebook account.

The school friends are convinced that classmate Val (Courtney Halverson) is responsible and they attempt to unmask her as the troll. …

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