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A SPACECRAFT travelling to a distant colony planet and transporting thousands of people has a malfunction in its sleep chambers. As a result, two passengers are awakened 60 years early. There isn’t enough chemistry between Passengers’ two stars to overcome its fatally flawed script. ◗ Stars: Chris Pratt, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Sheen. ◗ Rating :M. ◗ In cinemas: Now.
The Edge of Seventeen
TWO high school girls are best friends until one dates the other’s older brother, who is totally his sister’s nemesis in this above average coming-of-age tale. Embracing her inner awkward teen, star Hailee Steinfeld is a delight and this film boasts a sharp script to boot. ◗ Stars: Hailee Steinfeld, Woody Harrelson, Blake Jenner. ◗ Rating: M
◗ In cinemas: Now.
WHEN a successful New York advertising executive experiences a deep personal tragedy and retreats from life, his colleagues devise a drastic plan to force him to confront his grief. Despite its noble intentions, this drama dissolves into unintentional hilarity. ◗ Stars: Will Smith, Kate Winslet, Helen Mirren, Edward Norton. ◗ Rating: M. ◗ In cinemas: Thursday.