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Smurfs: The Lost Vil­lage

A MAP sets Smur­fette and her best friends Brainy,

Clumsy and Hefty on a race through the For­bid­den Forest to find a mys­te­ri­ous lost vil­lage be­fore the evil wiz­ard Gargamel does. If you liked the first film then you’re likely to en­joy this one too with Smur­fette in a big­ger role.

◗ Stars: Demi Lo­vato, Joe Man­ganiello, Jack McBrayer.

◗ Rating: G ◗ In cinemas: now.

Dance Acad­emy: The Movie

THIS movie fol­lows the orig­i­nal Dance Acad­emy TV show and tracks where the char­ac­ters are in their lives af­ter grad­u­a­tion. While it’s made squarely with the show’s fans in mind, there are plenty of over­ar­ch­ing themes about en­ter­ing young adult­hood oth­ers will be able to re­late to. ◗ Stars: Mi­randa Otto, Xe­nia Good­win, Keiy­nan Lons­dale.

◗ Rating: PG ◗ In cinemas: Thurs­day.

CHIPS

THIS big-screen adap­ta­tion of the ’70s TV se­ries fol­lows the ad­ven­tures of two Cal­i­for­nia High­way Pa­trol mo­tor­cy­cle of­fi­cers as they make their rounds on the free­ways of Los An­ge­les. Fans of the orig­i­nal may not be im­pressed by this re­make’s heavy reliance on low­brow gags. ◗ Stars: Michael Pena, Dax Shep­ard, Jes­sica McNamee. ◗ Rating: MA 15+ ◗ In cinemas: Thurs­day.

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