Film high­lights

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Star Wars: The Force Awak­ens Opens Dec 17 2015 Dir JJ Abrams 2015 (US) If you care about ‘Star Wars’ you’ll al­ready have the skinny on ‘The Force Awak­ens’: You’ll know that ‘Star Trek’ re­booter JJ Abrams is di­rect­ing, that the di­verse, well­cho­sen cast in­cludes Peck­ham’s own John Boyega, new­comer Daisy Ri­d­ley, ‘In­side Llewyn Davis’ star Os­car Isaac and of course the orig­i­nal three icons, Mark Hamill, Car­rie Fisher and Har­ri­son Ford (plus side­kicks Chew­bacca, C-3PO and R2-D2). You‘ll know that the plot is be­ing kept strictly un­der wraps, but that it re­volves around a new re­sis­tance to ga­lac­tic trou­ble­mak­ers The First Or­der. You’ll know that you’re in­sanely ex­cited, and pray­ing that Abrams gets it right. Bring the kids and in­tro­duce them to the world you grew up watch­ing.

The Good Di­nosaur Opens Nov 26 2015 Dir Peter Sohn 2015 (US) You wait two years for a new Pixar movie, then two come along at once. Hot-ish on the heels of this sum­mer’s ‘In­side Out’ comes this more tra­di­tional fam­ily-friendly af­fair set in an alternate re­al­ity pop­u­lated by in­tel­li­gent di­nosaurs (the me­te­orite that killed them off never hit us, you see). The story fol­lows an Apatosaurus named Arlo who, with shades of ‘The Lion King’, loses his Dad in a sud­den accident and wan­ders off into the wilder­ness, only to make friends with a hu­man boy. Di­rec­tor Peter Sohn’s only credit thus far is on like­able short ‘Partly Cloudy’, but with a script co-writ­ten by Pixar stal­wart Bob Peter­son, we reckon this one could be a lot of fun.

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