Heading to the cinema this weekend? Here's a round up of the best - and worst - new releases in your local movie theatre.

Handsome Devil ****

Director: John Butler

Starring: Fionn O'Shea, Nicholas Galitzine, Andrew Scott, Moe Dunford, Michael McElhatton, Ruairí O'Connor, Mark Lavery, Jay Duffy, Amy Huberman, Ardal O'Hanlon, Norma Sheahan

Cert: 15A

In a boarding school where rugby is a religion, Ned Roche (Fionn O'Shea) is the heathen - a room-to-himself misfit who's determined to be expelled as soon as possible. 

As Ned faces into a new school year, two new arrivals push him out of his discomfort zone. The first is Dan Sherry (Andrew Scott), the young English teacher and Conor Masters (British actor Nicholas Galitzine - with flawless Irish accent), an already-legendary out-half who will be Ned's new roommate.

John Butler's new Irish comedy is perfectly cast, equal parts wayward wit and hard-learned wisdom and is a must-see. Click here for the full review.

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The Zookeeper's Wife **

Director: Niki Caro

Starring: Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh, Michael McElhatton, Daniel Brühl, Timothy Radford, Val Maloku

Cert: 15A

Another book adaptation than quickly sinks into sentimentality, Jessica Chastain is the best thing about this extraordinary true story of heroism when two zoo owners smuggled hundreds of Jews out of the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II.

The Zookeeper’s Wife lets the course of the war unfold over the full six-year time span and director Niki Caro and screenwriter Angela Workman offer up some tantalising questions about man’s inhumanity to man.

The zoo analogy is employed subtly but perhaps the film holds back too often. Click here for the full review.

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Rules Don't Apply ***

Director: Warren Beatty

Starring: Warren Beatty, Lily Collins, Alden Ehrenreich, Matthew Broderick, Martin Sheen, Annette Bening, Candice Bergen, Steve Coogan, Ed Harris, Haley Bennett

Cert: 12A

Going back in time to the Hollywood that made Warren Beatty a star, Rules Don't Apply is as much about him as it is about the main characters overcoming the obstacles to their burgeoning love.

The film centres on three characters; aspiring actress and devout Baptist Marla Mabrey (Collins), her equally religious driver Frank Forbes (Ehrenreich), and the enigmatic Howard Hughes (Beatty), who employs both.

It has all the charisma and eccentricity of a Coen Brothers film, but never quite gets to that point of genius, and the potential for laugh-out-loud comedy is often missed. Click here for the full review.

Watch our interview with Warren Beatty and Lily Collins here:

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Unforgettable *

Director: Denise Di Novi

Starring: Rosario Dawson, Katherine Heigl, Geoff Stults

Cert: 15A

Katherine Heigl, the former Grey's Anatomy star who (in)famously withdrew her name from Emmys consideration because she did not think she was given the material "to warrant" a nod, and who turned a bit sniffy about her biggest box office hit Knocked Up, has top billing in perhaps the worst film we're going to get in 2017. 

This Fatal Attraction-strokes-The Hand that Rocks the Cradle clunker sees Rosario Dawson's character Julia move in with micro brewery-owning beau David (Geoff Stults) and daughter Lily (Isabella Rice). 

Pretty dire stuff i.e forgettable. Click here for the full review.

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Their Finest **

Director: Lone Scherfig

Starring: Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Jack Huston, Bill Nighy, Rachael Stirling, Richard E Grant

Cert: 12A

A rather harmless tale set in Blitz-era London will either tug at your heart-strings or make you tug at your ear in impatience. This innocuous BBC film is not much more than updated Mills and Boon.

Set in Second World War-era London, the UK Ministry of Information are sponsoring the making of propaganda films to aid the war effort. The coy but quietly confident Welsh girl Catrin Cole (Gemma Arterton) finds herself pressed into service to write the screenplay to what will in fact turn out to be a full feature. 

Grand if coy sentiment and unashamed nostalgia is your thing.

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Also still hoovering up receipts at the box office:

Fast & Furious 8 ****

In terms of sass and set-pieces, F8 offers more than either the last Bourne or Bond but doesn't quite catch-up to the hacker-rescuing, building-jumping and LA-levelling magic of its own magnificent seven. 

Still the latest instalment in the unstoppable franchise is buckets of fun and silly enough to keep the most ardent cinephile entertained. For the full review click here.

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