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War for the Planet of the Apes

The cult Planet of the Apes movies of the late ’ 60s and early ’ 70s have be­come a ma­jor fran­chise and in this, the third in­stal­ment in the se­ries, it’s down to the wire as the apes bat­tle hu­mankind for ul­ti­mate sur­vival. Andy Serkis plays leader, Cae­sar, and Woody Har­rel­son is his neme­sis, the bru­tal Colonel. But they aren’t the only stars of the show: huge ku­dos go to the tech­ni­cal wiz­ards who in­te­grated live ac­tion with com­puter-gen­er­ated im­agery to cre­ate a sci-fi epic.

Baby Driver

Crime-scene get­away driver Baby (Ansel El­gort) is de­ter­mined to turn hon­est in or­der to im­press his new love, Deb­o­rah (Lily James). But his best-laid plans go awry when gang­ster Doc (Kevin Spacey) en­ters the pic­ture. Su­perb per­for­mances by Jamie Foxx and Jon Hamm, as well as a siz­zling sound­track make for a crime-ac­tion hit in the vein of Pulp Fic­tion.

The Cir­cle

This dystopian thriller, based on the novel by Dave Eg­gers, is a sober­ing re­al­ity check in our age of so­cial me­dia and im­age above all else. Emma Wat­son plays Mae, a new re­cruit at The Cir­cle, a pow­er­ful tech com­pany with a sin­is­ter agenda. Tom Hanks puts in a great per­for­mance as her enig­matic boss, Bai­ley.

Girls Trip

Four uni­ver­sity friends (Regina Hall, Queen Lat­i­fah, Jada Pin­kett Smith and Tif­fany Had­dish) unite for a trip to New Or­leans, com­plete with ab­sinthe, em­bar­rass­ing dance moves and old flames. Direc­tor Mal­colm D Lee de­scribes it as The Han­gover meets Sex and the City – fun for a ‘good girls gone bad’ movie night with your BFFS.

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