FRIDAY WAR OF THE WORLDS
8.30PM, SCT ★★★★
In time-shifting H.G. Wells’ classic 1898 novel about an alien invasion into the present day, master filmmaker and consummate showman Steven Spielberg spirits us to the brink of a terrifying apocalypse few would think possible on the big screen. At the very height of its power – which only diminishes at the iffy finale – the overwhelming excitement, danger and palpable nervous energy generates a lasting awe. Stars Tom Cruise.