IN summer, one of the coolest places to be is the cinema and English-speaking film fans are in luck, as the Ocimax cinema has been bringing all the latest box office hits to the city.
The third in the popular Pirates of the Caribbean franchise ended its run yesterday, and it has been replaced today with Shrek 3, the latest adventure of the green ogre and his beloved Fiona.
This time, he wants to avoid becoming the King of Far Far Away, following the sudden demise of his father-in-law.
He enlists the aid of his trusted companions Donkey and Puss in Boots, and together they try to convince Fiona's cousin Artie, that he is the man for the job.
But Artie, an under achieving medieval high school slacker, proves to be more of a challenge than they bargained for, in this new take on King Arther and the Knights of the Round Table.
One of the secrets of the success of the Shrek films is that the slapstick element appeals to children, while the humour is suggestive enough to keep adults entertained.
Another reason for the success is the brilliant cast of actors assembled for the voice-overs: Mike Myers as Shrek, Eddie Murphy as Donkey, Cameron Diaz as Princess Fiona, Antonio Banderas as Puss in Boots, Julie Andrews as Queen Lillian, John Cleese as King Harold, Rupert Everett as Prince Charming, Eric Idle as Merlin, and Justin Timberlake as Artie.
The Ocimax is still showing Ocean's 13 in which Danny Ocean (George Clooney) and his friends (headed by Brad Pitt, Matt Damon) pit their wits against the ruthless casino boss (Al Pacino), who has swindled their friend and mentor (Elliot Gould).
And next month, the same cinema will be showing Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix . l For screening times, see What's On page.