THREE TO SEE
Missed it at the cinema or on TV? We round up the best streaming and DVD releases of the week
BOOKSMART (15) ★★★★★
HIGH school student Amy (Kaitlyn Dever) and best friend Molly (Beanie Feldstein) have studiously forsaken fornication and partying in order to achieve their academic dreams.
As graduation looms, Amy is destined for Columbia while Molly has been accepted into Yale.
The gal pals are gob-smacked to learn that lazy peers have also secured places at coveted Ivy League institutions so resolve to make up for lost time on the night before Molly delivers her valedictorian speech, meeting cool girl Gigi (Billie Lourd) along the way.
■ Download/stream now and on DVD from September 30.
GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS (12) ★★★★★
SPECTACULAR sequel. Animal behaviour specialist Dr Mark Russell (Kyle Chandler) and paleobotanist wife Emma (Vera Farmiga) lost their son in Godzilla’s rampage through San Francisco. The couple is now estranged and Emma has custody of their daughter Madison (Millie Bobby Brown), who supports her mother’s work for “secret monster-hunting” consortium Monarch in a rainforest in China. An eco-terrorist (Charles Dance) storms the outpost, forcing Emma to rouse a giant beast called Mothra. When Mark learns that his family is in jeopardy, a rescue mission begins.
■ Download/stream now and on DVD/Blu-ray from October 14.
THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2 (U) ★★★
TAIL-WAGGING sequel to the award-winning 2016 computer-animated comedy. Terrier Max (voiced by Patton Oswalt) and mongrel Duke (Eric Stonestreet) are happily settled in Manhattan with owner Katie (Ellie Kemper) and her boyfriend Chuck (Pete Holmes). The couple marry and raise a baby boy, Liam, whom Max vows to protect. The family visit Chuck’s uncle, where farm dog Rooster (Harrison Ford) helps the neurotic terrier to overcome his insecurities. Back in New York, Max’s sweetheart Gidget (Jenny Slate) loses his favourite toy in a downstairs apartment.
■ Download/stream from tomorrow and from DVD/ Blu-ray from October 7.
Billie Lourd as Gigi and Kaitlyn Dever as Amy
Max (voiced by Patton Oswalt)