What’s new on the big screen
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.
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.