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Superhero family's long-awaited return.

Lonsdale, Annan/ Vue, Carlisle Incredibles 2 (PG). It is 14 years since we first met the Parr family of superheroes and time has stood still as the new film begins where the other ended with the emergence of the underground menace, Underminer.

The family battle him successfully but the collateral damage to the city leads to another ban on the activities of the "Supers".

Fortunately a business tycoon comes to their aid and engages Mrs Parr, aka Elastigirl, to become the publicity front leaving the hapless Bob holding the baby, Jack Jack, at home. While mom battles the baddies he is head cook and bottle washer.

In the course of nearly two hours this is Pixar back on form with non-stop action, plenty of laughs plus the usual addition of a pre-film Pixar short called Bao.

The Bookshop (PG), (Annan only). There are fine performances by Emily Mortimer and Bill Nighy facing the wrath of a local busybody when a new bookshop dares to sell naughty books.

Spitfire: From the World Premier. This is the inspiring story of the most famous wartime aeroplane told in the words of the last surviving combat veterans. There is stunning new aerial footage and rare digitally re-mastered archive footage from the tumultuous days of 1940 and the Battle of Britain. (Tonight only at both cinemas).

Romeo and Juliette (12A). At both cinemas the new RSC production of the most famous love story of all time. Tomorrow only.

Burns Centre, Dumfries All The Wild Horses (15). A documentary following five riders competing in the Mongol Derby horse race in Mongolia. This is the longest and toughest race across 1,000 miles of the Mongolian Steppes where the riders are out on their own with only GPS to guide them as they change horses every 40 kilometres and never know what horse they will get. This is a dramatic insight into a tradition of a former lost world. Showing tonight and Thursday.

Romeo and Juliette (12A). The RSC Live event tomorrow is Shakespeare's great love story, in a contemporary production that has had rave reviews from critics and audiences.

With a young vibrant cast, this has been described as razor sharp and unbearably moving as the two lovers are torn apart by the rivalry of their families. This is also at The Fullarton Theatre in Castle Douglas.

Vue, Carlisle Skyscraper (12A).The world's favourite mega blockbuster star Dwayne Johnson is in Die Hard mode as an ex-U.S. war veteran with a prosthetic leg, turned security assessor for skyscrapers.

In China he is working on the world's tallest, safest new skyscraper in Hong Kong. When terrorists attack the building and set it on fire he has to beat them and save his family trapped on the top floor. Exhausting and exhilarating this is a vertigo inducing summer thriller.

Still on are Sicario 2 (15), The First Purge (15) and Uncle Drew (12A).

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Publication:Dumfries and Galloway Standard (Dumfriesshire, Scotland)
Date:Jul 17, 2018
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