The Dark Tower is the big movie this weekend, but if Stephen King adaptations aren't your thing there's odd couple action in The Hitman's Bodyguard, teen romance in Everything, Everything and another worldwide wake-up call in Al Gore's An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power

The Dark Tower ***
Described as his magnum opus, best-selling author Stephen King has spent several decades and eight books building his Dark Tower multiverse. Kudos, then, to Danish director Nikolaj Arcel for putting a shape and some semblance on to what was always going to be a difficult project. The Dark Tower is a complex thing and the worlds it exists in are expansive.

Idris Elba stars as Roland, aka The Gunslinger, who must protect the Dark Tower from every imaginable demon at all costs. Matthew McConaughey is Walter, aka The Man in Black, who is evil right through to his very core. Sorcery is his weapon and he uses it with maximum force to try to destroy the Tower's defences and bring on a demon-driven apocalypse. Read our full review here.

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Everything, Everything ***1/2
The overwhelmingly charming teen romantic drama Everything, Everything delivers the intoxicating feeling of first love mixed with plenty of drama. It's your typical girl-meets-boy-next-door story but with one crucial difference - the girl suffers from a rare immune disorder which means she can never step outside her front door.

Based on Nicola Yoon's best-selling young adult novel of the same name, relative newcomers Amandla Stenberg and Nick Robinson bring the main characters of Maddy and Olly to life and it's a captivating watch from start to finish. Read our full review here.

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The Hitman's Bodyguard ***1/2
Not even the considerable combined talents of Samuel L Jackson and Ryan Reynolds can save this uninspired crime caper that harks back to old-school buddy action comedies, but with none of the charm.

The premise is fairly convoluted. World-renowned assassin Darius Kincaid (Samuel L. Jackson) has agreed to testify at the trial against the evil Belarusian dictator Vladislav Dukhovich (Gary Oldman) in exchange for his wife Sonia's (Salma Hayek) release from prison. Read our full review here.

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An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power ****

Al Gore outside the GPO with a microphone and fold-up table? Seriously, you wouldn't put it past him after watching his quest to keep climate change front and centre of everyone's minds in An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power - paradoxically the most unwelcome follow-up in big screen history and a must-see.

A decade-and-a-bit on from the worldwide wake-up call of original Oscar-winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth, we join the former US Vice President in sleeves-rolled-up (and socks-drying-on-the-back-of-hotel-chair) mode with the twin spectres of extreme weather and fossil fuels as his travelling companions. Outside the cinema none of us can afford to be along for the ride. Read our full review here.

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A Ghost Story *****
Four years ago, Rooney Mara and Casey Affleck played two outlaws on the run from reality and the law in David Lowery's poetic period drama Ain't Them Bodies Saints. Now the director has reunited them in this deeply strange and unsettling story about grief and letting go that may end up haunting you for weeks after you have seen it. 

There are many metaphysical themes of memory, loss, and personal history that weave their way through A Ghost Story. But there is also something almost cosmic and Kubrickian going on here, something that hints at the very nature of existence in a movie that folds in on itself and has wheels within wheels and meanings within meanings. Read our full review here. 

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The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature ***1/2
All-round good fun, The Nut Job 2 sees the furry ones and their pals in fauna take on a greedy mayor and his plans to destroy their homes. 

And who to lead them in the fight against Mayor Muldoon and his malevolent scheme but the fearless Surly and the feisty Andie, who also provide the love interest. Read our full review here.

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Atomic Blonde ***1/2
It's November 1989 and Charlize Theron's MI6 operative Lorraine Broughton is dispatched to Berlin to retrieve that most dog-eared of McGuffins, a list of secret agents. But she's barely collected her bags from the carousel at Tempelhof Airport when the bodies start piling up...

When it comes to set-pieces, setting and period detail, lovers of the rough stuff and all things retro can fill their 10-hole Docs here. Stunt co-ordinator-turned-helmer David Leitch co-directed and choreographed John Wick and brings the same kind of coffee table-smashing, firehose-whipping brilliance to the fight scenes with Theron excelling in all of them. Read our full review here.

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Annabelle: Creation
Now we've established that clowns are officially creepy, it's time to turn up the heat again on dolls. Of course, long before the relentless and now thoroughly formulaic Conjuring franchise served up Annabelle, the possessed Victorian dolly, we had Anthony Hopkins as a ventriloquist haunted by his malevolent dummy in Magic and murderous old carrot top Chucky rampaging through a million toy boxes in the 1980s. And let's not forget that well-weird baby doll in Toy Story 3.

In this entertaining and atmospheric prequel to 2014's Annabelle, we find out how the pasty faced porcelain freak show came into being. There's a nicely crepuscular period setting (the 1940s) and some great performances from the mostly child cast. Read our full review here.

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