Earth: One Amazing Day (U)
The BBC series Planet Earth II, broadcast in winter 2016, has been reedited with previously unseen footage into a feature-length celebration of our “small blue planet with a rocky moon travelling around a star”. Sir David Attenborough’s narration has been replaced by the silky tones of Robert Redford. It’s a ravishing spectacle but some sequences will be achingly familiar to TV viewers, most notably footage from the Galapagos Islands of a young marine iguana emerging from hot sand and attempting to outrun snakes.
Happy Death Day (15)
A murdered college student (Jessica Rothe) is forced to relive the gruesome day of her demise in Christopher Landon’s waggish and sprightly slasher, which splices uproarious comedy Groundhog Day with self-referential teen horror Scream. Gore frequently trumps giggles but the tantalising dramatic conceit of a distraught heroine stuck in a tragic groove provides screenwriter Scott Lobdell with a rich seam of black humour and female empowerment.