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Jason Bourne

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Director: Paul Greengrass
Cast: Matt Damon, Alicia Vikander, Julie Stiles, Vincent Cassel, Tommy Lee Jones
Genre: Action Thriller
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA 2016 123 mins.
Released by Universal Pictures

Jason Bourne's back in a fast, frenetic, physical, mayhem filled, edge-of-the-seat 123 minutes, Matt Damon-Paul Greengrass summer thriller.

Star Trek Beyond

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Director: Justin Lin
Cast: Idris Elba, Zoe saldana, Sofia Boutella
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA 2016 120 mins.
Released by Paramount Pictures

The U.S.S. Enterprise crew warp into another spectacular adventure as the rebooted series continues.

Central Intelligence

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Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber
Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Aaron Paul, Kevin Hart
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA 2016 114 mins.
Released by Universal Pictures

Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart star in the action comedy Central Intelligence, for New Line Cinema and Universal Pictures.

The Wailing (Goksung)

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The Wailing (Goksung) review film poster

Director: Na Hong Jin
Cast: Kwak Do Won, Hwang Jung Min, Jun Kunimura
Genre: Drama, Horror
Language: Korean with English subtitles
Country of Origin: South Korea 2016 156 mins. (15)
Released by Kaleidoscope Entertainment

After his impressive 2008 serial killer thriller 'The Chaser' and the crime drama 'The Yellow Sea' (2010), South Korean writer-director Na Hong Jin's moves into supernatural thriller territory with 'The Wailing,' all torrential rain, nightmarish dream sequences, blood and gore and evil lurking here and beyond.

Creepy (Kuripi: Itsuwari no rinjin)

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Creepy (Kuripi: Itsuwari no rinjin) review film poster

Dir Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Cast: Hidetoshi Nishijima, Yuko Takeuchi, Teruyuki Kagawa
Genre: Drama, Horror
Language: Japaneses with English subtitles
Country of Origin: Japan 2016 130 mins. (15)
Released by Eureka Entertainment

Kiyoshi Kurosawa's, 'Creepy,' adapted from the novel by Yutaka Maekawa, premiered at the 2016 Berlin International Film Festival and is his first cinematic return to the horror genre since 2006. Neighbours aren't always what they seem.

Allied

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Allied review film poster

Director: Robert Zemeckis
Cast: Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard, Lizzy Caplan, Jared Harris
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA 2016 124 mins. (15)
Released by Paramount Pictures

'Allied' looks good but it's a go-slow plod, zero thrills, zero passion, zero drama that tries for a 'Casablanca', Bogart, Bergman but teeters towards the precipice. Hyped with social media chit chat about Brad Pitt's marital problems, the anticipated Pitt-Cotillard light the screen is a no-go.

Mum's List

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Director: Niall Johnson
Cast: Rafe Spall, Emilia Fox, Elaine Cassidy
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Country of Origin: UK 2016 98 mins. (12A)
Released by Munro Film Services

The BFG

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Director: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill, Penelope Wilton
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Family
Language: English
Country of Origin: UK, Canada, USA 2016 117 mins.
Released by e One