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1. Kings­man: The Golden Cir­cle (15)

Di­rec­tor matthew Vaughn’s high­oc­tane spy caper se­quel opens with a digitally en­hanced bang: an out­landish fight se­quence in­side a Lon­don taxi, aptly chore­ographed to prince’s foot-stomp­ing an­them Let’s Go Crazy. Kings­man: the Golden Cir­cle quickly ac­cel­er­ates into the same pre­pos­ter­ous groove as its 2015 pre­de­ces­sor. the sole zing­ing ad­di­tion is el­ton John, play­ing a de­li­ciously potty-mouthed ex­ag­ger­a­tion of him­self.

2. It (15)

Di­rec­tor An­dres muschi­etti’s adap­ta­tion of stephen King’s hefty tome por­trays the fic­tional town of Derry, maine, as a hot­bed of ex­ploita­tion, abuse and degra­da­tion com­mit­ted by adults on the young. men­ace leaches from ev­ery frame.

3. Vic­to­ria & Abdul (PG)

set dur­ing the fi­nal five years of Queen Vic­to­ria’s tur­bu­lent reign, the pic­ture touches upon some of the same themes as Dame Judi Dench’s ear­lier por­trayal in mrs Brown, al­beit with more hu­mour.

4. Mother! (18)

Dar­ren Aronof­sky’s twisted psy­cho­log­i­cal thriller’s high­light is an emo­tion­ally wrought lead per­for­mance from os­car­win­ner Jen­nifer Lawrence as a young wife whose poet hus­band (Javier Bar­dem) is crip­pled by writer’s block.

5. The Emoji Movie (U)

Com­puter-an­i­mated ad­ven­ture set in­side a boy’s mo­bile phone, with a city where these tiny text mes­sage icons live. neatly summed up with one emoji: poop.

6. The Jun­gle Bunch (U)

A ma­ni­a­cal koala bear with delu­sions of grandeur threat­ens the safety of crea­tures great and small in the Jun­gle Bunch. Based on a hit French tv se­ries, di­rec­tor David Alaux’s jaunty com­puter-an­i­mated ad­ven­ture fol­lows in the paw prints of the likes of Zootropo­lis, sing, the se­cret Life of pets and Kung Fu panda. Could this be an­i­mal magic too? sadly not.

7. Amer­i­can As­sas­sin (18)

At a span­ish re­sort, chill­ingly rem­i­nis­cent of the 2015 tu­nisian beach at­tack, mitch rapp (Dy­lan o’brien) pro­poses to his sweet­heart Ka­t­rina (Char­lotte Vega) shortly be­fore she is killed by mer­ci­less gun­men on a crowded beach. over the next 18 months, mitch meta­mor­phoses into a gym-toned an­gel of death in or­der to in­fil­trate the ter­ror­ist cell re­spon­si­ble for Ka­t­rina’s death.

8. De­spi­ca­ble Me 3 (U)

the third chap­ter re­lies heav­ily on the min­ions and gig­gles are pro­vided by their lingo of es­peranto meets gob­bledy­gook, plus the in­tro­duc­tion of Gru’s twin brother.

9. Dunkirk (12A)

Christo­pher nolan crafts a mo­saic of sto­ries of hard-fought tri­umph and ag­o­nis­ing de­feat against the sprawl­ing back­drop of the largest evac­u­a­tion of Al­lied forces dur­ing the sec­ond World War.

10. Amer­i­can Made (15)

Amer­i­can made re­unites di­rec­tor Doug Li­man and lead­ing man tom Cruise af­ter their suc­cess­ful col­lab­o­ra­tion on the sci-fi thriller edge of to­mor­row but de­spite Cruise’s best ef­forts, he can’t re­sist adding a sheen of like­abil­ity to his por­trayal of a money-driven fam­ily man, who was ex­posed as a piv­otal fig­ure in the Iran-con­tra scan­dal.

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