THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2 (U)
TAIL-WAGGING sequel to the award-winning 2016 computeranimated comedy.
Mischievous terrier Max (voiced by Patton Oswalt), pictured, and lolloping mongrel Duke (Eric Stonestreet) are fascinated when their owner Katie (Ellie Kemper) falls in love with Chuck (Pete Holmes). The couple get married and raise a baby boy called Liam, who Max vows to protect.
The family visits Chuck’s uncle on a farm, where Max faces canine-intolerant cows, lackadaisical sheep and vicious foxes. Thankfully, veteran farm dog Rooster (Harrison Ford) helps Max to overcome his insecurities and unleash the hero within.
Back in the city, pampered Eskimo dog Gidget ( Jenny Slate), agrees to take care of Max’s favourite toy, Busy Bee, but the squeaky rubber plaything tumbles out of a window and into the downstairs apartment of a crazy cat lady.
JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 3 – PARABELLUM (18) ★★★ ★★
THIRD instalment of the actionpacked franchise about a griefstricken hitman who exacts revenge for the butchery of his beloved beagle.
John Wick (Keanu Reeves) has been excommunicated from the
Continental Hotel in New York – a membershiponly haven for the criminal underworld – by dapper owner Winston (Ian McShane) after he broke the rules and terminated crime lord Santino D’Antonio (Riccardo Scamarcio) on the premises.
The High Table, the guild of assassins which imposes a strict moral code on the spilling of blood, authorises a $14m contract on John’s life.
Carnage begins on the stroke of 6pm and John calls in a long-standing marker with a crime syndicate boss (Anjelica Huston) to secure safe passage to Morocco where he hopes to reunite with fellow assassin Sofia (Halle Berry), who now manages the Continental Hotel in Casablanca.
PAW PATROL: MIGHTY PUPS (U) ★★ ★★★
ANIMATED TV series PAW Patrol, a top dog for pre-schoolers, bounds on to the big screen in a compendium of three programmes including Top Wing and Butterbean’s Cafe.
Mighty Pups sees 10-year-old Ryder (voiced by Jaxon Mercey) and his pups respond to an emergency at Moo Juice Dairy Farm where farmer Al (Ron Pardo) has tied a giant helium balloon around his waist to clean the top of a grain silo.
Police dog Chase ( Justin Kelly), pictured, snow rescue dog Everest (Berkley Silverman), firefighter dog Marshall (Drew Davis), recycling dog Rocky (Samuel Faraci), construction dog Rubble (Devan Cohen), air rescue dog Skye (Kallan Holley) and aquatic rescue dog Zuma (Carter Thorne) combine their skills to return the farmer to terra firma.
Later, Harold Humdinger (Chance Hurstfield) accidentally diverts a meteor towards Adventure Bay. The impact close to the town imbues the dogs – and Harold – with special powers.