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NEW RE­LEASES

Alvin & the Chipmunks: Chip­wrecked: The third film about the an­i­mated chipmunks sees the lit­tle crit­ters go on a cruise and get ship­wrecked with the Chipettes. (Not re­viewed) Les Hommes Li­bre (Free Men): A wartime es­pi­onage drama, fo­cus­ing on the rarely ex­plored meet­ing be­tween Ara­bic émi­grés and the French Re­sis­tance. (Not re­viewed) Mis­sion: Im­pos­si­ble – Ghost Pro­to­col: This film is a fun re­boot of the ac­tion ad­ven­ture se­ries, fea­tur­ing nifty gad­gets, ex­otic lo­ca­tions and im­pos­si­ble stunts, cour­tesy of a re­laxed Tom Cruise in great form.

ON CIR­CUIT

Arthur Christ­mas 3D: It’s a de­light­fully warm and fuzzy Christ­mas tale for a con­tem­po­rary au­di­ence that fills them in most imag­i­na­tively about the way Santa copes, yet never los­ing sight of the Christ­mas spirit. Brighton Rock: This adap­ta­tion of Gra­ham Greene’s novel trans­plants the ac­tion to the 1960s, but still em­pha­sises the story of a man who tried to do things his way. Beau­ti­ful char­ac­ter­i­sa­tion and act­ing. Don’t be Afraid of the Dark: A scary film where the scares peter out far too quickly. This Guillermo del Toro­pro­duced film plays out like a dry run of Pan’s Labyrinth. Drive: Men­ace-laden and moody, this

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