Cinema guide: What’s on this week, 20 – 26 September

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A guide to this week’s new cinema releases in the UK, with details on the latest blockbusters, family and independent films, screening at theatres, multiplexes and arthouse cinemas near you.

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[Naomi Watts plays the iconic princess in Diana]

R.I.P.D.

Synopsis: A recently slain cop joins a team of undead police officers working for the Rest in Peace Department and tries to find the man who murdered him.

Review: “The trajectory of the central relationship from fractiousness to do-or-die camaraderie is achingly familiar. So too is Ryan Reynolds’s wise-cracking schtick as the cocksure new pretender, while Oscar winner Jeff Bridges chews limp dialogue like tobacco as a 19th century US Marshal whose moral compass is misaligned with the modern world.” (read more) ★★

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Diana

Synopsis: During the last two years of her life, Princess Diana embarks on a final rite of passage: a secret love affair with Pakistani heart surgeon Hasnat Khan.

Review: “Tittle tattle aside, Diana is a trashy made-for-TV movie, blessed with an award-winning German director and an Oscar-nominated lead actress, whose talents are well and truly squandered. Both are undone by Stephen Jeffrey’s clumsy script while Watts also lacks sexual chemistry with co-star Naveen Andrews, making a mockery of the tears and tantrums when the relationship ultimately breaks down.” (read more) ★★

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The Call

Synopsis: When a veteran 911 operator takes a life-altering call from a teenage girl who has just been abducted, she realizes that she must confront a killer from her past in order to save the girl’s life.

Review: “Notwithstanding a ridiculous final act that seemingly belongs to a different film, The Call is a slick, nail-biting thriller that propels us close to the edge of our seats.” (read more) ★★★

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Hawking

Synopsis: Hawking is the extraordinary story of the planet’s most famous living scientist, told for the first time in his own words and by those closest to him.

Review: “In a biopic that dramatises early parts of his life Hawking emerges as a man of indomitable spirit whose brain moves like lightning. He continues to make controversial scientific pronouncements.” (read more) ★★★★

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