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a dog's purpose (pg) ... .. GOLDEN retriever Bailey (voiced by Josh Gad) has a brief first life in the 1950s - but is put to sleep at the local dog pound.

Ethan and his mum get to know Bailey In his second incarnation in 1961, he is rescued from a hot truck by eight-year old Ethan (Bryce Gheisar) but a near fatal incident at the family home changes the course of Ethan's life and he is forced to say farewell to Bailey.

After several more incarnations, Bailey - now a Saint Bernard - is reunited with Ethan (Dennis Quaid) but the master is a world-weary shadow of his former self.

A Dog's Purpose barks a familiar tune, with a couple of daring rescues that would have made Lassie wag her tail with pride.

guardians of the galaxy vol.2 (12a) ..... PETER Quill (Chris Pratt) returns with his motley crew of mercenaries - green-skinned assassin Gamora (Zoe Saldana), warrior Drax (Dave Bautista), genetically engineered raccoon Rocket (Bradley Cooper) and cute tree-like sidekick Groot (Vin Diesel).

The Guardians face more explosive and entertaining action The Guardians deal with a razor-toothed beast that intends to steal the Anulax Batteries belonging to high priestess Ayesha (Elizabeth Debicki) and then take delivery of a prisoner: Gamora's estranged sister, Nebula (Karen Gillan). Soon after, they encounter omnipotent being, Ego (Kurt Russell), who claims to be Peter's missing father.

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 confidently spices a familiar brew with sinewy subplots and computer-generated double-act Rocket and Baby Groot scene-steal with aplomb, enriched with Cooper and Diesel's vocal performances.

lady macbeth (15) ..... THIS gripping tragedy resets the sex-fuelled skulduggery of Nikolai Leskov's 19th-century Russian novella, Lady Macbeth Of The Mtsensk, to Victorian England. Teenage bride Katherine (Florence Florence Pugh gives a masterful performance Pugh) is sold by her father as part of a property deal and is consigned to a loveless marriage to Alexander, a swarthy brute, whose father Boris runs the local colliery.

When the men are called away to deal with an explosion at the colliery, Katherine seeks excitement in the company of rebellious groomsman Sebastian (Cosmo Jarvis) and forges a murderous pact that will allow them to retain their lofty position in the household. An emotionally chilly denouement that showcases Pugh's mastery of her character's poisonous emotions.

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Publication:Daily Post (Conwy, Wales)
Date:Jun 2, 2017
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