Sci-fi movie set for se­ries

The Galloway News - - THE TICKET -

There is a full week­end of films at the Fullar­ton in Cas­tle Dou­glas be­gin­ning with the sci-fi thriller The Dark­est Minds (12A) on Fri­day.

In the fu­ture, where 98 per cent of chil­dren un­der 18 have been killed by a pan­demic virus, the sur­vivors have de­vel­oped psy­chic/su­per­hu­man pow­ers that cause the au­thor­i­ties to ban­ish them to in­tern­ment camps. One of the girls is the most pow­er­ful, and she joins in an es­cape to join a group plan­ning to use their pow­ers to de­feat the adults who have de­stroyed their lives. Com­bin­ing pow­er­ful ac­tion with a ten­der love story, this looks likely to be­come an on­go­ing se­ries.

The Satur­day fam­ily mati­nee is the car­toon com­edy, Teen Ti­tans Go! To The Movies (PG) and in the evening Dis­ney’s Christo­pher Robin (PG) with Ewan McGre­gor as a grown up Christo­pher strug­gling with busi­ness wor­ries and fam­ily prob­lems un­til up pops his old friend Win­nie the Pooh to help him out. Great fam­ily fun!

The Sun­day choice is the mu­si­cal fa­ther/ daugh­ter drama Hearts Beat Loud (12A). A Brook­lyn dad and record store owner is work­ing to send his daugh­ter to col­lege but is fac­ing the clo­sure of his shop due to ris­ing costs. But when his daugh­ter writes a song that be­comes an in­ter­net hit, their lives change for­ever.

The block­buster sea­son con­tin­ues at New­ton Ste­wart Cin­ema with The Meg (12A). The movie fea­tures a Mega­lodon, a long ex­tinct 75 foot long shark that makes the one in look like a tid­dler. How­ever for film pur­poses, th­ese big fish still live in the south China seas caus­ing may­hem.

Deep sea res­cuer Jonas (Ja­son Statham), has had a bad ex­pe­ri­ence with the mon­ster and no­body be­lieves him. How­ever, when a sub­ma­rine is at­tacked, he is brought back into ser­vice and his mis­sion is com­pli­cated by the pres­ence of his exwife on board. This may not aspire to the shocks of Spiel­berg’s great orig­i­nal, but the shark is truly awe­some, even if you know it’s a CGI cre­ation. The film has plenty of ac­tion thrills plus the oc­ca­sional swim­mer be­ing gob­bled up.

At the Burns Cen­tre in Dum­fries, the ubiq­ui­tous Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (PG), is back for more screen­ings to­mor­row, Satur­day and Tues­day, so if you missed it or just want to see it again, this is your chance.

The Mon­day al­ter­na­tive is the Ice­landic black com­edy Un­der the Tree (15). In a quiet sub­ur­ban district of Reyk­javik, two neigh­bours are at war over a shadow cast­ing tree. But that is only a metaphor for the in­creas­ingly com­plex prob­lems be­neath the sur­face. It is very funny, but there is al­ways a st­ing in the tale.

Next Wed­nes­day and Thurs­day, Mary Shel­ley (12A) is a pe­riod drama that tells of the love story of the poet Percy Shel­ley and Mary Woll­stonecraft. To es­cape the wrath of her fam­ily they elope to Europe and stay at Lake Geneva with Lord By­ron. While there the guests are chal­lenged to write a ghost story and Mary writes The rest is his­tory. Finely played by Elle Fan­ning and Dou­glas Booth this is a stylish and re­ward­ing cos­tume drama.

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