The Hangover Part III

Although the second instalment of the franchise saw the guys quite literally repeating the formula by heading down to Bangkok for a spot of retracing their steps after another night out on the tiles, the third instalment arrives with the promise of a premise that might thankfully be a little more removed from the previous two. Surprisingly for a film of this stature, not much is really known about it contents thus far.

What’s on at the cinema over the coming weeks.

Broken City

Bringing together two of Hollywood’s more notable alpha males, Russell Crowe and Mark Wahlberg, Wahlberg’s New York City private eye gets more than he bargained for when he is contacted by the local major. Setting out to uncover if Mrs Mayor (Catherine Zeta Jones) is having an affair, the storyline can’t help but revel in parallels with the classic Chinatown, as Wahlberg uncovers all manner of shifty goings on leading all the way to the top.
Premiere 26 April

The World Village Festival is due to take over Helsinki’s city centre in May, and this year’s theme is human rights in East and South-East Asia, promoting tolerance, multiculturalism and other issues of global importance. Founded in 1995, the festival has become the largest multicultural festival in Finland, attracting around 100,000 visitors in 2012, along with performers from both Finland and around the world.

THE second longest running off-Broadway musical, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, which has been pleasing audiences worldwide for many years, is coming to Helsinki. Boasting the tagline of ‘Everything you have ever secretly thought about dating, romance, marriage, lovers, husbands, wives and in-laws, but were afraid to admit’, it explores themes that we are all familiar with.

“At first glance it’s just a satire about male-female relationships but, at its very core, it is about people trying to connect,” director Nihan Tanışer comments. “I think this is the reason the audience can relate to it so easily.”

HANG on to your trumpets and get ready for yet another explosive celebration of jazz this March, as one of Finland’s oldest international jazz festivals, Turku Jazz, glides into its 44th year. The hub of Finland’s youth culture in the late ‘60s, and during a time of strong rhythmic jazz vibes, Turku gave birth to this long standing institution that has had jazz artists and enthusiasts gathering from all over the world ever since, and from here has seen the formation of the Turku Jazz Society in 1970. Ever growing in prestige and stature, the festival has witnessed many stylistic changes and developments within its music genre, and promises yet another trendy and eclectic offering in 2013.