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JUPITER ASCENDING (12A) ..... IN another brave but enjoyably flawed and utterly bonkers sci-fi thriller from the Wachowski siblings Andy and Lana (The Matrix / Cloud Atlas), Oscar hopeful Eddie Redmayne plays a whispering malevolent presence.

Three siblings - sister Kalique (Tuppence Middleton), playboy younger brother Titus (Douglas Booth) and Balem (Redmayne) own various planets in the universe.

Big Hero |Hiro and When the queen of the royal alien house is murdered, how will the inheritances stack up - especially when immigrant cleaner Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis) has a DNA claim of her own? Despite timeless themes about greed, the plot is a mess.

But this colourful Star Wars-meets-The Matrix space opera is always chaotically watchable fun, thanks to brilliant cinematography by double Oscar-winning John Toll (Braveheart / Legends of the Fall) and digital trickery aimed at dazzling 3D and IMAX audiences.

|The Firth and BIG HERO 6 (U) ..... CHILDREN of all ages will enjoy this eastmeets-west, Marvel meets Disney animation mash-up set in the metropolis of San Fransokyo.

Entertaining, educational, funny and action-packed in equal measure, it's from the makers of Wreck-it Ralph and Frozen - reason enough to see it as soon as you can.

Hiro Hamada (voiced by Ryan Potter) is ahead of the curve as a technical prodigy, suffering the same adolescent issues which plague so many mid-teens.

Luckily for him, though, he has a giant inflatable healthcare robot called Baymax (Scott Adsit) caring for him.

So when a mysterious villain threatens the city, can the pair rise to the challenge of defending it? Will chemistry genius Honey Lemon (Genesis Rodriguez), comic book fanboy Fred (T.J. Miller), square-shouldered Wasabi (Damon Wayans Jr) and adrenaline junkie GoGo Tomago (Jamie Chung) all become superheroes too? 6 Baymax you stay through all Make sure you stay through all of the end credits for the final comedy pay off - Big Hero 6 is what the silver screen was made for.

KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE (15) ..... NO MATTMA ER how many Colin Firth films you've seen, nothing will prepare for you his latest role in this thriller, complete with breathtakingly-choreographed, Tarantinolite Kingsmen: Egerton by Vaughn (Kick-Firth plays violence. Directed with brio by Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass) Firth plays Kingsman agent Harry Hart (aka Gallahad), part of a top secret spy organisation which recruits a streetwise teenager to its ranks.

Screen newcomer Taron Egerton plays working class kid Eggsy who is soon hardened by a battle of wits.

Samuel L Jackson has great fun as Valentine, a different kind of villain with a lisp and a fear of blood, while Michael Caine - approaching his 82nd birthday - once again defies his age as Gallahad's mentor, Arthur.

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Big Hero 6 |Hiro and Baymax

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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
Date:Feb 6, 2015
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