Keanu (15)

three stars

Dir: Peter Atencio

With: Jordan Peele, Keegan-Michael Key

Runtime: 100 minutes

PETER Atencio’s comedy is a one-joke pony, but fortunately it’s a good ‘un. The deal is that a cute kitten owned by LA drug lords winds up one day at the front door of nice, normal Rell (Jordan Peele). Nursing a broken heart, Rell falls in love with the little fella, so when the kitty cat becomes the focus of a tug of love between rival gangs, Rell and his equally square cousin Clarence (Keegan-Michael Key) just have to wade in. Decidedly patchy, but when the comedy works Keanu is an inspired comedy treat. And yes, the kitten is very cute.

Ice Age: Collision Course (U)

four stars

Dirs: Mike Thurmeier, Galen T Chu

Voices: John Leguizamo, Ray Romano

Runtime: 94 minutes

THIS is the fifth instalment in the franchise, and by the law of movie averages the concept should be growing as stale as fish fingers left in the freezer for 20 years. But the characters, from Manny the mammoth (voiced by Ray Romano) to Sid the sloth (John Leguizamo) are so strong, and the jokes so well targeted at all ages, that Ice Age remains fresh as a daisy before a saber-tooth tiger steps on it. Here, the gang are once again threatened by a cataclysmic event coming, in this case a giant asteroid heading for Earth, and must turn to each other if they are to survive. Familiar but fun.