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2.550% effective

100% Wolf

The Plot: Young Freddy Lupin (Ilai Swindells) has a lot to live up to. His family is descended from a long line of werewolves. Not the kind that like to rip, tear and kill... but the gentler, good-natured kind ...
3.5Twists & Turns

Broken Law

The Plot: Former convict Joe (Graham Earley) gets out of prison. Not quite reformed, he's soon back in trouble with his bullish mate Wallace (John Connors). Meanwhile, his very different brother Dave (Tristan H...
2.0

Stage Mother

The Plot: Deep in rural Texas, church choir director Maybelline (Jacki Weaver) gets a call from San Francisco. Her estranged son has died in dramatic fashion - while performing at a drag club. Not having spoken...
2.0Scooby Don't

SCOOB!

The Plot: Shaggy (Will Forte) didn't have many friends growing up. That is, until loveable rogue dog Scooby (Frank Welker) came into his life one day. After that, they were the best of pals and soon found their...
1.5Toothless

Black Water : Abyss

The Plot: Twentysomethings Jennifer (Jessica McNamee), Eric (Luke Mitchell), Yolanda (Amali Golden), Viktor (Benjamin Hoetjes) and Cash (Anthony J. Sharpe) venture out into a remote corner of Northern Australia...
4.0

Finding The Way Back

The Plot: At one point in his life, Jack (Ben Affleck) had everything going for him. In High School, he was the basketball player of the year and was well-regarded among his peers. Then adult life came crashing...
3.5Moody & broody

The Winter Lake

Having spent some time in England, Elaine (Charlie Murphy) returns to her childhood home in rural Ireland with her teenage son Tom (Anson Boon). Neither of them are particularly happy about it, having fled from...
3.0Earns a vote

Irresistible

The Plot: Nursing their wounds from the 2016 Presidential Election defeat, the Democrats are looking to regain some ground in the heartland of America. Democrat strategist Gary (Steve Carell) heads to the r...
4.0Radiates humanity

Radioactive

The Plot: Paris, 1893. Polish scientist Marie Sklodowska (Rosamund Pike) arrives in the city intent on furthering her career. Thinking outside of the box, she challenges the accepted scientific be...
4.0Long live the king!

The King Of Staten Island

The King Of Staten Island (USA / TBC / 137 mins) In short: Long live the king! Directed by Judd Apatow. Starring Pete Davidson, Marisa Tomei, Bel Powley, Bill Burr, Maude Apatow, Steve Buscemi. The Plo...
3.5Good vibes

The High Note

The High Note (USA / TBC / 113 mins) In short: Good vibes Directed by Nisha Ganatra. Starring Dakota Johnson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Ice Cube, Bill Pullman, Eddie Izzard. The Plot: In ...
3.0Rocks and rolls

TROLLS WORLD TOUR

Trolls World Tour (USA / G / 91 mins) In short: Rocks and rolls Directed by Matt Dohrn, David P. Smith. Starring Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Rachel Bloom, James Corden, Sam Rockwell.  The Plot: T...
3.5Suburban nightmare

Vivarium

Vivarium (Ireland / Denmark / Belgium / USA / 15A / 98 mins) In short: Suburban nightmare Directed by Lorcan Finnegan. Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Imogen Poots, Senan Jennings, Eanna Hardwicke, Jonathan Ari...
3.0Amusing

My Spy

My Spy (USA / 12A / 99 mins) In short: Daffy but amusing Directed by Peter Segal. Starring Dave Bautista, Chloe Coleman, Kristen Schaal, Parisa Fitz-Henley, Ken Jeong.  The Plot: Former Special Forces op...
3.0Behaves itself

Misbehaviour

Misbehaviour (UK / France / 12A / 106 mins) In short: Behaves itself Directed by Philippa Lowthorpe. Starring Keira Knightley, Gubu Mbatha-Raw, Jessie Buckley, Keeley Hawes, Rhys Ifans, Greg...
4.0Packs a punch

Calm With Horses

Calm With Horses (UK / 16 / 100 mins) In short: Packs a punch Directed by Nick Rowland. Starring Cosmo Jarvis, Barry Keoghan, Niamh Algar, Ned Dennehy, David Wilmot. The Plot: Rural Ireland. Douglas 'A...
3.0Mid-range magic

Onward

Onward (USA / PG / 107 mins) In short: Mid-range magic Directed by Dan Scanlon. Starring Tom Holland, Chris Pratt, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Octavia Spencer, Tracey Ullman, John Ratzenberger. The ...
2.0Uphill struggle

Downhill

Downhill (USA / 15A / 86 mins) In short: Uphill struggle Directed by Nat Faxon, Jim Rash. Starring Will Ferrell, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Mirando Otto, Zoe Chao, Kristofer Hivju. The Plot: Americ...
4.0Visibly thrilling

The Invisible Man

The Invisible Man (Australia / USA / 16 / 124 mins) In short: Visibly thrilling Directed by Leigh Whannell. Starring Elisabeth Moss, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Aldis Hodge, Michael Dorman, Nash Edgerton. Th...
4.0A classy affair

Portrait Of A Lady On Fire

Portrait Of A Lady On Fire (France / 16 / 121 mins) In short: A classy affair Directed by Celine Sciamma. Starring Noemie Merlant, Adele Haenel, Luana Bajrami, Valeria Golino. The Plot: Brittany, the l...