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Movies: Perfect 10, Inception 10th anniversary release, Elvis: That's The Way It Is

Frankie Fox in Perfect 10

PERFECT 10 (15, 83 mins) Drama/Romance. Frankie Box, Alfie Deegan, Sharlene Whyte, William Ash. Director: Eva Riley

ASPIRING teenage gymnast Leigh (Frankie Box) has shed her self-confidence and her love for the sport following the death of her mother. The girl's father Rob (William Ash) is consumed by grief and neglects his daughter, whose only positive adult role model is her caring coach Gemma (Sharlene Whyte).

As Leigh trains fitfully for a competition, her life is upended by the sudden arrival of an older half-brother she never knew existed.

Cheeky chap Joe (Alfie Deegan) makes ends meet on the wrong side of the law and isn't afraid to involve Leigh in his light-fingered enterprises.

He connects with Leigh and coaxes her out of her shell.

However, Joe's influence over his half-sister has the potential to derail her future at the very moment when she needs to regain her sure footing.

INCEPTION (12A, 148 mins) Sci-Fi/Action/Thriller. Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy, Dileep Rao, Marion Cotillard, Cillian Murphy, Ken Watanabe, Pete Postlethwaite. Director: Christopher Nolan

RELEASED in 2010, Christopher Nolan's hugely ambitious thriller heaves at the seams with complex scientific ideas, which demand patience as the filmmaker distils his elaborate vision, one layer at a time.

To celebrate its 10th anniversary, Inception returns to cinemas to dazzle audiences with meticulous, twisted logic ahead of the release of Nolan's mind-bending new picture, Tenet, on August 26.

In the hi-tech world of corporate espionage, brilliant thief Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his team are unparalleled.

They infiltrate the minds of influential men and women. When an unsuspecting target enters the fragile dream state, Dom plunders their subconscious of priceless secrets.

Powerful businessman Saito (Ken Watanabe) approaches Cobb with a proposition: to plant a single idea in the mind of rival Robert Fischer Jr (Cillian Murphy) before he inherits the company from his terminally ill father (Pete Postlethwaite).

Dom enlists the services of regular right-hand man Arthur (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), novice dream architect Ariadne (Ellen Page), talented forger Eames (Tom Hardy) and chemist Yusuf (Dileep Rao), who mixes the powerful sedative that allows them to slip into dreams within dreams within dreams…

However, Dom conceals a secret from the team: the projection of his self-destructive late wife, Mal (Marion Cotillard), could escape his dreams and sabotage the mission.

ELVIS: THAT'S THE WAY IT IS (PG, 93 mins) Documentary/Musical. Elvis Presley. Director: Denis Sanders

WHEN the king of rock ‘n' roll, Elvis Presley, died on August 16, 1977, from cardiac arrhythmia, the world mourned. His passing signalled the end of a glittering musical career.

Screening in cinemas for one night only (August 13), Denis Sanders's fascinating 1970 documentary charts Presley's return to the concert stage after almost a decade for a series of live performances in Las Vegas.

During the rehearsals, we see Elvis cracking jokes with his resident band and perfecting the musical arrangements before he whips the crowd into a frenzy with Blue Suede Shoes, Heartbreak Hotel, Love Me Tender and Suspicious Minds.

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