Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (U) — More from the squeaky voiced mischievous CGI puppets that for reasons beyond me continue to grab audiences of little ones.
Puss In Boots 3D (U) — Antonio Banderas is the voice of Puss in what is a prequel taking you back to the days when he was a fluffy orphaned kitten.
His best mate was Humpty Dumpty (Zach Galifianakis) and we all know what happened to him.
He is the kid who turned to the dark side through jealousy and revenge to become a bad egg.
Puss meantime has become a hero out of a spaghetti western and he learns of magic beans stolen by outlaws, Jack and Jill.
Thwarted by the mysterious Kitty Soft Paws, he sets out to get the beans and grow the beanstalk to the giant’s castle where there are more surprises.
With terrific animation, a guitar strumming Latin American music score and loads of action, this is fun for all the family.
Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (12A) — The Tom Cruise age lines are more obvious and he has over done the eye liner but Tom does what he does best, playing Tom blowing up the Kremlin, climbing the world’s tallest building in Dubai and driving in a car chase through a sand storm.
With locations in Moscow, Dubai and Mumbai, this is high adrenaline film making from Brad Bird who brings his Incredibles credentials to his first live action film.
The action is relentless but that means you don’t have to worry too much about the plot which is all about a nutty professor planning to start a nuclear war.
The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo(18) — Michael Nyqvist who plays the baddie in Mission Impossible, hit the headlines when he played the journalist, Mikael Blomkvist in the Swedish original Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.
Now Daniel Craig gets the plum role in the English language remake.
Even if you have read the books and seen the films, this new one will grab your attention and keep you on tenterhooks as a classy, violent thriller that has a faster pace than the original and sticks closer to the book.
Craig is very good at shedding his Bond image and Rooney Mara is stunning as the tattooed lady who would be more than a match for any Bond.
It is still not for the squeamish but this is a good start to yet another multi-film series.
Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre, Dumfries
Romantics Anonymous (12A) — A charming comedy built around the genuine trauma of extreme shyness.
Jean Rene owns a chocolate factory. Angelique is a secret chocolatier.
Both are emotionally challenged and attend a help group but when she is hired by him and they are obviously in love can the blend work?
In this light confection there could be a bitter taste but in this case it is a soft centre.
My Week With Marilyn (15) — This is based on the book by Colin Clark (son of Sir Kenneth) that tells of his extraordinary experiences on set with the legendary star and Sir Laurence Olivier.
In 1956 Sir Laurence Olivier decided to revive his flagging screen career by filming Terence Rattigan’s play The Sleeping Prince with Marilyn Monroe as his co-star.
The film never amounted to much but the on-set drama is a terrific back-stage gossip column.
The joy of the film is in Michelle Williams’ uncannily accurate performance as the neurotic Monroe; Kenneth Branagh capturing Olivier’s accent and style; and Judi Dench as the theatrical matriarch Dame Sybil Thorndyke, who befriended Marilyn.
They are all luvvies with monumental egos. Tomorrow only.
Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (12A) — Tom Cruise doing most of his own stunts in a roller coaster thrill ride.
Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows (12A) — Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law have a ball with this screwball Victorian thriller.