Fre­netic and fa­mil­iar fare

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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.

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