Monday June 1, 2020

Cinema: Breathing no life into a dead show

Cinema: Entourage. Directed by Doug Ellin. Nationwide, cert 15A. Rating: *. Les Combattants. Directed by Thomas Cailley. Selected, cert 15A. Rating: ****. Also opening: Mr Holmes . (nationwide, PG). Ian McKellen’s retired Sherlock struggles with his

21st June, 2015
Adrian Grenier, Kevin Connolly, Jerry Ferrara, Kevin Dillon and Jeremy Piven in Entourage

The opening scene of Doug Ellin’s Entourage is a good indication of what the next 100 minutes will involve. Peering through binoculars as a luxurious speedboat bounces him towards an even more sumptuous yacht in the glinting seas off Ibiza, perennial goofball Johnny Drama (Kevin Dillon), big brother of movie star Vincent Chase (Adrian Grenier), spots the gaggle of bikini-clad women waiting on deck and makes a crude joke.

It’s not that crude and...

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