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Here are this week's biggest UK film releases, we've got a spectacular science fiction adventure for the whole family, and a classic horror remake for a more mature audience.


Starring: George Clooney (Gravity), Britt Robertson (The Longest Ride), Hugh Laurie (House).

Directed By: Brad Bird (The Incredible, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol).

Bound by a shared destiny, a teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor embark on a mission to unearth the secrets of a place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory.

Rotten Tomatoes Score - 51%

Rating - PG, Runtime - 130 Mins.

Genre - Sci-Fi, Adventure.

Release: Wide.

Anticipation - 8/10.

Tomorrowland has been a film I have been eagerly awaiting for some time now. I have avoided all trailers and clips other than the very first teaser and know little to nothing about the story. Brad Bird is a great director, The Iron Giant, The Incredibles, Ratatouille and Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol are all fantastic films and Bird proved with MI4 that he's great with action. The mixed reviews for the film are worrying but a lot of the complaints are of the finale, I'm hearing great things about the rest of the film.

Tomorrowland releases in cinemas Friday 22nd May.


Starring: Sam Rockwell (Moon), Rosemarie Dewitt (The Watch) and Jared Harris (Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows).

Directed By: Gil Kenan (Monster House).

A family whose suburban home is haunted by evil forces must come together to rescue their youngest daughter after the apparitions take her captive.

Rotten Tomatoes Score - 47%

Rating - 15, Runtime - 93 Mins.

Genre: Horror, Thriller.

Release: Wide.

Anticipation - 6/10

The Poltergiest remake really caught my attention when the first teaser dropped, I thought it looked visually quite interesting and I'm a huge fan of Sam Rockwell, and he usually picks good projects. But the word is from the reviews already out that the film doesn't do anything new from its 1982 predecessor, and that it's not very scary.

Poltergeist opens in cinemas Friday 22nd May.

This Week's Reviews:

Tomorrowland - Friday

Poltergeist - Saturday/Sunday

Which movies are you heading out to see this weekend? Let me know in the comments or on Twitter - @JamesPorter97


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