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ABDUCTION (12A)

HIGH school student Nathan Harper (Taylor Lautner) thinks he has the perfect life with caring parents Kevin (Jason Isaacs) and Mara (Maria Bello). Yet something is amiss. While researching a school 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 from his parents, assassins slay Kevin and Mara and the teenager goes on the run with next-door neighbour Karen (Lily Collins) in tow, aided by best friend Gilly (Denzel Whitaker). Then shadowy CIA Agent Burton (Alfred Molina) makes contact with Nathan and warns the teenager that he 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). The silence between the couple speaks volumes and in the car on the way home, Emily confesses she slept with co-worker David Lindhagen (Kevin Bacon) and wants a divorce. The cuckolded husband seeks refuge at a cocktail 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 feisty school teacher, Kate (Marisa Tomei). Meanwhile, Jacob pursues law student Hannah (Emma Stone), who is impervious to his chat-up lines, and back home at the Weaver house, Cal and Emily's 13-year-old son Robbie (Jonah Bobo) declares his crush for 17-year-old babysitter, Jessica (Analeigh Tipton).

STAR RATING: ****

THE DEBT (15)

IN TEL Aviv, 1997, Sarah Singer (Romi Aboulafia) proudly unveils a book about her brave 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). Confronted with this written account of the 1966 mission to capture Vogel, who conducted horrific experiments on Jews, 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 from Germany and transport him to Israel to face brutal justice.

STAR RATING: ****

DRIVE (18)

DRIVER (Ryan Gosling) works as a mechanic for his good friend, Shannon (Bryan Cranston). When he's not working in the shop, 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 and wants to rebuild bridges with his little boy, Benicio (Kaden Leos). Unfortunately, Standard owes prison protection money from his time behind bars to hoodlum Cook (James Biberi). So Standard plots to rob a pawn shop to settle the debt aided by Cook's associate Blanche (Christina Hendricks). Driver agrees to sit behind the wheel of the getaway vehicle but the heist goes wrong, marking Driver for death at the hands of hoodlums Bernie Rose (Albert Brooks) and Nino (Ron Perlman).

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 in a fragile alliance with the hyenas. 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 wildebeest stampede. Mufasa dies saving his son from being crushed under hoof. Poor Simba is overwhelmed by guilt - inflamed by Scar's cruel words - and he 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 now full-grown Simba (Matthew Broderick) chances upon his former sweetheart Nala (Moira Kelly), who tells of Scar's despotic reign. Filled with anger, Simba returns to Pride Rock to overthrow Scar and save his family from extinction.

STAR RATING: ****

RED STATE (18)

HIGH school students Jarod (Kyle Gallner), Travis (Michael Angarano) and Billy-Ray (Nicholas Braun) discover a titillating website, where women advertise for sex. They respond to the advert of an older woman in nearby Cooper's Dell and drive to her trailer, where Sara (Melissa Leo) invites the trio to share a couple of beers before they indulge in the sins of the flesh. Jarod, Travis and Billy-Ray 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) and his demented flock at Five Points Church. 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's defences.

STAR RATING: ***

WHAT'S YOUR NUMBER? (15)

ALLY Darling (Anna Faris) reads a newspaper article, which suggests the average person has 10.5 partners in their lifetime and single women are doomed to spinsterhood if they reach 20 sexual partners without hearing a peal of wedding bells. Shocked to discover that a recent drunken fumble with her boss takes the notches on her bedpost to 20, Ally enlists the help of bed-hopping next-door neighbour Colin (Chris Evans) to re-evaluate the suitability of her old flames as partners. But could the man of Ally's dreams be someone closer to home?

STAR RATING: **

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