Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates
Zac Efron and Adam DeVine star in this riotously funny comedy about a pair of party-loving brother who slowly come to discover the seemingly innocent dates (Aubrey Plaza and Anna Kendrick) they’ve invited abroad for a family wedding aren’t quite as angelic as they first appeared to be.
Both Plaza and Kendrick play their perpetually drunk, foul-mouthed parts to perfection and it’s refreshing to see a comedy which cleverly switches up the gender roles.
The jokes don’t always quite hit the mark, although when they do there’s definitely a lot of fun to be had, but the cast’s natural charisma and fun, flirty chemistry really helps to keep everything feeling very fresh and funny.
Stand-up comedian turned legendary director Woody Allen’s 47th film is a charming yet bittersweet romantic comedy with a stellar cast that includes Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart and Steve Carell.
Set again the dazzling backdrop of 1930s L.A., which really sparkles thanks to some stunning cinematography, we follow Bobby (Eisenberg) as he try to get a job with his slimy talent agent uncle Phil (Steve Carell) and falls in love with free-spirited secretary Vonnie (Stewart).
The period perfect script crackles with sharp witty dialogue and while Eisenberg is great as the wide-eyed slightly neurotic Bobby, it’s Stewart that really shines in a complex role that’s a world away from her start in tween vampire films.
A terrifyingly simple premise that brilliantly plays on an all too common fear of the dark and a hauntingly tense atmosphere effectively combine to overcome any shortcoming in director David Sandberg’s spooky full-length adaptation of his own critically acclaimed horror short.
Rebecca (Teresa Palmer) must fight to save her little brother Martin (Gabriel Bateman) from a sinister spirit named Diana (Alicia Vela-Bailey, rendered in practical FX effect instead of CGI) who can only strike in the dark.
Like The Babadook, there’s a surprising amount of emotional weight to Lights Out which really helps to elevate it’s likeable cast well above that of the clichéd stock horror characters so for once you’re actually rooting for them to succeed.
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back
Tom Cruise returns as Lee Child’s tough as nail ex-army major in an action-packed sequel which sees him caught up in a military conspiracy alongside Major Turner (Cobie Smulders) and troubled teenager Sam (Danika Yarosh) who may or may not be his daughter.
Unfairly seen as a cheap copy of Mission Impossible, director Edward Zwick manages to competently build on the thrilling fast-paced nature of the original to create an electrifying sequel that contains everything you’d expect from a great action movie, impressive stunts and witty team banter.
Cruise is in his element here managing to bring a fresh, high-powered energy to a role he's done before and Smulders manages to match him in every way with her take on the ultra-cool female action hero.
Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie
It’s been almost 26 years since Jennifer Saunder and Joanna Lumley first hit UK screens as the charmingly awful champagne guzzling best friends Edina and Patsy, but they still haven’t lost their spark.
Like most comedies, the storyline is a bit shaky but their brilliant larger than life characters really are the heart of the film and fans will be delighted to find that they bring the same laugh-out-loud humour and zany screwball energy to the big screen.
Keep an eye out for a whole host of great celebrity cameos which includes Kate Moss, Stella McCartney, Alexa Chung, Joan Collin, Graham Norton, Jon Hamm and Dawn French.