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ABDUCTION (12A)

HIGH school student Nathan Harper (Taylor Lautner) thinks he has the perfect life with parents Kevin (Jason Isaacs) and Mara (Maria Bello). While researching a project on missing children, Nathan discovers that he bears an uncanny resemblance to the age-modified image of a boy who went missing many years ago. Before Nathan has a chance to learn the truth, assassins slay Kevin and Mara and the teenager goes on the run. Then shadowy CIA Agent Burton (Alfred Molina) warns Nathan he is a pawn in a dastardly plot.

STAR RATING: **

CRAZY, STUPID, LOVE (12A)

CAL Weaver (Steve Carell) is enjoying a meal with his wife Emily (Julianne Moore). Emily confesses she slept with co-worker David Lindhagen (Kevin Bacon) and wants a divorce. The cuckolded husband seeks refuge at a bar where lothario Jacob Palmer (Ryan Gosling) takes pity and confidently assures Cal, "I'm going to help you rediscover your manhood." With expert guidance, Cal seduces teacher, Kate (Marisa Tomei). Meanwhile, Jacob pursues law student Hannah (Emma Stone), who is impervious to his chat-up lines, and back home Cal and Emily's 13-year-old son Robbie (Jonah Bobo) declares his crush for 17-year-old babysitter.

STAR RATING: ****

THE DEBT (15)

IN TEL Aviv, 1997, Sarah Singer (Romi Aboulafia) proudly unveils a book about her mother Rachel (Helen Mirren), father Stephan (Tom Wilkinson) and fellow Mossad operative David Peretz (Ciaran Hinds), who were dispatched to East Berlin in 1966 to hunt down Nazi war criminal Dieter Vogel (Jesper Christensen). Rachel recalls the past with shame and despair. In flashback, we follow Rachel (Jessica Chastain), David (Sam Worthington) and Stephan (Marton Csokas) as they stalk their prey and enact a daring plan to abduct Vogel.

STAR RATING: ****

DRIVE (18)

DRIVER (Ryan Gosling) works as a mechanic for his good friend, Shannon (Bryan Cranston). Driver performs illegal jobs organised by Shannon, which invariably involve high-speed getaways from crime scenes. There are romantic complications when Driver falls for pretty mother Irene (Carey Mulligan), whose husband Standard Gabriel (Oscar Isaac) has just been released from prison. Unfortunately, Standard owes prison protection money to hoodlum Cook (James Biberi). So Standard plots to rob a pawn shop to settle the debt. Driver agrees to sit behind the wheel of the getaway vehicle but the heist goes wrong.

STAR RATING: ****

THE LION KING 3D (U)

ELDERLY lion Scar (voiced by Jeremy Irons) plots to usurp his brother, the majestic King Mufasa (James Earl Jones), and seize control of the grasslands. The scoundrel orchestrates a devilish plan to kill Mufasa and newborn cub Simba (Jonathan Taylor Thomas), the rightful heir to Pride Rock, by luring them into a canyon during a stampede. Mufasa dies saving his son. Poor Simba flees his homeland, finally collapsing in the jungle where he befriends the eccentric double-act of neurotic meerkat Timon (Nathan Lane) and flatulent warthog Pumbaa (Ernie Sabella). Years later, the full-grown Simba (Matthew Broderick) hears of Scar's despotic reign. Filled with anger, Simba returns to Pride Rock .

STAR RATING: ****

RED STATE (18)

HIGH school students Jarod (Kyle Gallner), Travis (Michael Angarano) and Billy-Ray (Nicholas Braun) discover a website where women advertise for sex. They respond to the advert of an older woman and drive to her trailer, where Sara (Melissa Leo) invites the trio to share a couple of beers. They are unaware that their beers have been spiked and when they regain consciousness, they are bound and gagged, held at the mercy of Christian extremist preacher Abin Cooper (Michael Parks). As Abin prepares to sacrifice Jarod, Travis and Billy-Ray, Federal Agent Joseph Keenan (John Goodman) marshalls an assault team to breach the church compound.

STAR RATING: ***

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