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THEIR FINEST (M) A sin­cerely en­dear­ing tale of quiet achieve­ment set in WWII Lon­don. Ca­trin is an in­ex­pe­ri­enced ad­ver­tis­ing copy­writer who moves to the cap­tial and ends up work­ing on a big pic­ture movie aimed at boost­ing civil­ian morale. At a time when open dis­crim­i­na­tion faced work­ing women, this com­bines just the right amount of drama, com­edy and ro­mance. GO­ING IN STYLE (M) A ge­nial yet some­what generic com­edy about three old timers who plan to rob a bank to pay the bills af­ter their pen­sions are cut. This could have fallen flat on its face, but its saving grace is the per­for­mances put in by the su­perb Michael Cain, Mor­gan Free­man and Alan Arkin. THE FATE OF THE FU­RI­OUS (M) As we have come to ex­pect, the best ac­tion se­quences in The Fate of the Fu­ri­ous keep switch­ing from in­cred­i­ble to in­sane with ridicu­lous ease. A key part of the juiced-up joy that comes from ex­pe­ri­enc­ing The Fate of the Fu­ri­ous is pro­cess­ing the im­plau­si­ble scope of its highly ki­netic ac­tion scenes on your own. How­ever, men­tion must be made of the new peaks of crazi­ness scaled by the fi­nale. GHOST IN THE SHELL (M) Devo­tees of all things Ghost in the Shell can rest easy: this big-budget main­stream take on your favourite cy­ber­punk saga does not let the team down in any way that can’t be some­how for­given. Not only has the movie been made with a re­spect­ful re­gard for the many source ma­te­ri­als that have in­spired it (par­tic­u­larly the iconic 1995 an­i­mated screen de­but of the fran­chise); it also har­nesses an am­bi­tious cre­ative vi­sion that makes it a wor­thy ad­di­tion to the wider canon in its own right. THE BOSS BABY (PG) De­spite the cast­ing of Alec Bald­win as the voice of a con­niv­ing, cor­po­rate in­fant in this an­i­mated com­edy, a rel­a­tively am­bi­tious plot in­volv­ing a se­cret or­gan­i­sa­tion run by ba­bies gets left by the way­side. BEAUTY AND THE BEAST A live-ac­tion re­make of Dis­ney’s car­toon clas­sic, thank­fully this does not stray too far from the orig­i­nal, which was so per­fect it’s hard to top. The side-kick char­ac­ters of Lu­miere, Mrs Potts, Chip and Cogsworth bring most of the fun in what can some­times feel like a quite lengthy of­fer­ing for young ones. SMURFS: THE LOST VIL­LAGE (PG) The small blue be­ings with the white hats are back. In this a mys­te­ri­ous map sends Smur­fette and her friends Brainy, Clumsy and Hefty on an ex­cit­ing race through the For­bid­den For­est, lead­ing them into plenty of ad­ven­tures and help­ing them make one of the big­gest dis­cov­er­ies in Smurf his­tory. THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE (PG) Ev­ery­thing is still awe­some in the Lego uni­verse. From the get go this is an as­ton­ish­ingly well-writ­ten an­i­mated movie that adults will love just as much as, if not more than, the lit­tlies. Batman is still a su­per­hero, but at night he’s a su­perzero.

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