DURING a rare heartfelt exchange in director Jake Kasdan's action-packed sequel to his fitfully entertaining 2017 rumble in the jungle, a teenage protagonist asks chums to forget about the digital realm of Jumanji.
BLACK CHRISTMAS (15, 106 mins) SOPHIA Takal directs a remake of the bloodthirsty 1974 Canadian horror film about a group of sorority sisters, who receive far more than tidings of comfort and joy from a deranged killer during the festive season.
LESLEY Manville and Liam Neeson deliver compelling performances as a married couple in turmoil in an intimate Owen McCafferty-written drama from Good Vibrations directors Lisa Barros D'Sa and Glenn Leyburn.
"POWER is knowing that you can do whatever you want, and not one person can stop you." That's a line uttered by ambitious developer Moses Randolph (Alec Baldwin), who plans to reshape New York City in the timely crime thriller Motherless Brooklyn.
JONATHAN Pryce has not slept. Actually maybe he has, he's not sure. He is fresh off a plane from New York, where he is appearing in a play on Broadway with Dame Eileen Atkins, and is due to fly back to perform again the following day.
JAY & SILENT BOB REBOOT (15, 105 mins) WRITER-director Kevin Smith returns to his alter ego Silent Bob opposite Jason Mews as "hetero life mate" Jay in a raucous comedy which pokes fun at Hollywood's insatiable appetites for sequels and reboots.
FOR something that appeared to be aimed squarely at the dirty raincoat brigade when it was released in 1970 The Legend Of The Witches has developed a seriously impressive cult reputation in recent years.