The Shallows (2016). Wave upon wave of gnawing tension, but read my review to find out why this shark attack flick is a film to see.

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Film review by Jason Day of the thriller about a surfer left stranded on a rocky outcrop, with only a hungry shark circling her for company. Starring Blake Lively.

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Director: Jaume Collet-Serra. 86mins. Columbia/Ombra Films/Weimeraner Republic. (15)

4stars - Very good lots to enjoy

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Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016). A few good laughs, but is that enough in this Zac Efron comedy?

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Film review by Jason Day of the comedy starring Zac Efron and Adam Devine as brothers who hook up with two wild party girls en route to their sister’s wedding.

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Director: Jake Szymanski. 98mins. 20th Century Fox/Chermin/TSG. (15)

2stars - Fair/passes the time

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Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1931). We loved this creaky but sexy movie horror. Read this review for why.

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hFilm review by Jason Day of the early sound movie version of the Robert Louis Stevenson horror movie about a scientist attempting to separate the bestial side of human nature from the pure. Starring Fredric March and Miriam Hopkins.

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Director: Rouben Mamoulian. 98mins. Paramount.

5stars Excellent genius a classic

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New films released in the UK on Friday 5 August 2016. Read this list to find out more.

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A list of the new films being released across the UK, from Friday 5 August 2016. The big release is Suicide Squad starring Will Smith and Jared Leto. Use the Find Any Film website for details of which cinema nearest to you will show these movies.

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Suicide Squad

The big film release of next week is this DC Comics big-screen transfer (on general release on Wednesday). Photos of Jared Leto as The Joker have snared newspaper space. The Joker is but one of a number of villainous characters who are released from prison by a shadowy US government agency to execute black ops in return for clemency. The trailer on the official site gives you a sneaky peak at a riotous actioneer that will be showing all over the UK.

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Finding Dory (2016). Read my review for why this Pixar film wasn’t ‘anyfin’ special.

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Film review by Jason Day of the Disney/Pixar animated film about a fish called Dory (voiced by Ellen DeGeneres) attempting to find her long lost family, with the help of assorted marine life in this sequel to Finding Nemo.

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Director: Andrew Stanton. 102mins. Disney/Pixar. (U).

2stars - Fair/passes the time

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New films out in the UK on Friday 29 July 2016 – Read our list to plan what movies you will see

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A list of the new films being released across the UK, from Friday 29 July 2016. The big release is Finding Dory. Use the Find Any Film website for details of which cinema nearest to you will show these movies.

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Finding Dory

For fans of Disney/Pixar animations, you will be spoiled this weekend with the 3D release of the (13 years late) sequel to mega-hit Finding Nemo (2003). This film sees Dory (voiced memorably by Ellen DeGeneres), Marlin’s pal during his progeny-seeking journey, try to find her own family. Not easy when one is afflicted by crippling short-term memory loss. This will be released across almost all UK cinema screens; see the official website for the trailer and screening times near to you.

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White Awake (2015). A 15 minute film that deserves your attention. Read my review for why.

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Film review by Jason Day of the short film directed by Alex Kyrou about a successful man working with his therapist to resolve issues he has with his parents. Starring Hainsley Lloyd Bennett and Meryl Griffiths.

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