Frenetic and familiar fare
Hotel Transylvania 3 (U)
The weakest in this animated trilogy offers little freshness and a whole host of cringe-worthy gags.
But it’s still frantic, fun stuff as the gang of humans, vampires and monsters go on vacation.
There’s a lot of plot to take in and kids may struggle to keep up with the frenetic pace.
A Discovery of Witches (15)
This glossy adaptation of Deborah Harkness’ tale of daemons, vampires and witches plays out like a more mature, easier to handle Twilight.
Co-leads Matthew Goode and Teresa Palmer share steamy chemistry and Trevor Eve is a sinister delight. It takes a few episodes to get going but once it does, surprises deliver.
Mission: Impossible – Fallout (12)
Still going strong six entries in, Mission: Impossible is one of the finest film franchises ever.
That’s thanks in no small part to leading man Tom Cruise, back once again and this time butting heads with Superman himself, Henry Cavill.
It’s interesting to see Cruise’s Ethan Hunt challenged in a more physical style after the tactical games he had to face from previous antagonists.
The action sets a new high for the series with some incredible deathdefying stunts and jaw-dropping set-pieces, the highlight of which is a breathless Paris-set sequence. Cruise is as awe-inspiring as ever, Cavill erases memories of his appearance in Justice League and Rebecca Ferguson impresses as the returning Ilsa.