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NEW RE­LEASES (Rat­ings are out of 10)

(6) THE GIRL IN THE SPI­DER’S WEB: Fired from the Na­tional Se­cu­rity Agency, Frans Balder re­cruits hacker Lis­beth Sa­lan­der to steal Fire­Wall, a com­puter pro­gramme that can ac­cess codes for nu­clear weapons world­wide. The down­load soon draws at­ten­tion from a NSA agent who traces the ac­tiv­ity to Stock­holm. (Bay­west)

(7) OVER­LORD: On the eve of DDay, US para­troop­ers drop be­hind enemy lines to pen­e­trate the walls of a for­ti­fied church and de­stroy a ra­dio trans­mit­ter. As the sol­diers ap­proach their tar­get, they soon re­alise there’s more go­ing on in the Nazi-oc­cu­pied vil­lage. (Bay­west, Board­walk)


(8) FIRST MAN: The riv­et­ing story of Nasa’s mis­sion to land a man on the moon, fo­cus­ing on Neil Arm­strong and the years 1961 to 1969. (Bay­west)

(4) THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS: Clara needs a mag­i­cal key to un­lock a box that con­tains a price­less gift in this Dis­ney fan­tasy ad­ven­ture. A golden thread leads her to the key, but it soon dis­ap­pears into a strange and mys­te­ri­ous par­al­lel world. (Bay­west, Board­walk, Hem­ing­ways)

(8) HAL­LOWEEN: It’s been 40 years since Lau­rie Strode sur­vived a vi­cious at­tack from crazed killer Michael My­ers on Hal­loween night. Locked up in an in­sti­tu­tion, My­ers man­ages to es­cape when his bus trans­fer goes hor­ri­bly wrong . . . and re­turns to Had­don­field. (Bay­west)

(8) VENOM: Jour­nal­ist Ed­die Brock is in­ves­ti­gat­ing an ex­per­i­ment by Life Foun­da­tion founder Carl­ton Drake. This leads to Ed­die end­ing up with su­per­nat­u­ral pow­ers. (Bay­west)

(NO RAT­ING AVAIL­ABLE) NO­BODY’S FOOL: Wild child Tanya looks to her by-the-book sis­ter Dan­ica to help her get back on her feet, but soon dis­cov­ers Dan­ica’s pic­ture-per­fect life and boyfriend may not be what they seem in this US film writ­ten and di­rected by Tyler Perry. (Bay­west, Board­walk, Hem­ing­ways)

(4) ES­CAPE PLAN 2: HADES: In this se­quel to the 2013 film, Sylvester Stal­lone re­turns as Ray Bres­lin, man­ager of an elite team of se­cu­rity spe­cial­ists who break peo­ple out of the world’s most im­pen­e­tra­ble pris­ons. (Bay­west, Hem­ing­ways)

(7) PEP­PER­MINT: Ri­ley awak­ens from a coma af­ter a bru­tal at­tack that killed her fam­ily. When the sys­tem shields the mur­der­ers from jus­tice, she sets out to trans­form her­self into an ur­ban guer­rilla. (Bay­west, Board­walk, Hem­ing­ways)

(6) GOOSE­BUMPS 2: HAUNTED HAL­LOWEEN: Best friends Sonny and Sam meet Slappy, a talk­ing dummy from a Goose­bumps book by R L Stine. Hop­ing to start his own fam­ily, Slappy kid­naps Sonny’s mother and brings his ghoul­ish friends back to life. (Board­walk)

(5)THE LIT­TLE VAM­PIRE: An­i­ma­tion re­make of the 2000 movie. Only child Tony meets Ru­dolph, a kid vam­pire. When the fu­ture of the vam­pire race is threat­ened, Tony must try help his best friend. (Board­walk)

(10) A STAR IS BORN: Sea­soned mu­si­cian Jack­son Maine dis­cov­ers – and falls in love with – strug­gling artist Ally in this clas­sic re­make. (Bay­west)

(NO RAT­ING AVAIL­ABLE) BABY MA­MAS: SA com­edy drama re­volv­ing around the daily lives and loves of four women in dif­fer­ent stages of their own baby mama drama. (Hem­ing­ways).

(8) NIGHT SCHOOL: Teddy Walker ac­ci­den­tally blows up his place of em­ploy­ment. He is then forced to at­tend night school. (Board­walk)

(6) SMALL FOOT: Migo is a friendly Yeti whose world is turned up­side down when he dis­cov­ers some­thing he did not know ex­isted – a hu­man. (Bay­west, Hem­ing­ways)

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