Cinema Guide: Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes and Pudsey
It’s animal madness at cinemas this week, with a primate-packed blockbuster and canine ‘comedy’ hitting the big screen.
As ever, we check out the biggest new blockbusters, family features and independent films screening at theatres, multiplexes and arthouse cinemas near you.
Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (12A)
Synopsis: In a future, post-apocalyptic US devastated by a simian virus, a band of human survivors find themselves pitched against Caesar and his tribe of intelligent apes – with both sides torn between a thirst for war, and desire for peace.
Review: “This superior sequel pushes the art of motion-capture performance to new limits, with Andy Serkis’ exemplary work providing the film’s emotional heartbeat. Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes is a slick thrill ride with brains as well as brawn.” ★★★★ (read more)
Pudsey The Dog: The Movie (U)
Synopsis: Pudsey embarks on his first adventure after stowing away in the car of a family moving to the country. But he soon falls foul of a scheming landowner who despises dogs.
Review: “The sound of a pig repeatedly evacuating its bowels reverberates throughout this ham-fisted attempt to transform Britain’s Got Talent’s performing pooch into a modern-day Lassie. If Pudsey The Dog: The Movie were an animal, we’d put it down humanely after 10 minutes.” ★ (read more)
How To Train Your Dragon 2 (PG) - review ★★★★
Transformers: Age Of Extinction (12A) - review ★★
Boyhood (15) – review ★★★
Begin Again (15) - review ★★★★
Tammy (15) - review ★★
Mrs Browns Boys D’Movie (15) - review ★★
Chef (15) - review ★★★★
Seve (PG) - review ★★★★
Cold In July (15) - review ★★★★
Walking On Sunshine (12A) - review ★★★
Jersey Boys (15) - review ★★★
3 Days To Kill (12A) - review ★★
The Fault In Our Stars (12A) - review ★★★★
Belle (12A) – review ★★★★
TS Spivet (12A) – review ★★★★
Oculus (15) – review ★★
22 Jump Street (15) - review ★★★★
Grace Of Monaco (PG) - review ★★
Maleficent (PG) - review ★★★★
Edge Of Tomorrow (12A) - review ★★★★
A Million Ways To Die In The West (15) - review ★★
X-Men: Days Of Future Past (12A) - review ★★★★
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