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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.


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.


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)

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