End Credits: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Plus: Escape Plan 2: Hades and Thomas and Friends: Big World! Big Adventures! The Movie

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Not the strongest week for movie releases, but the biggest would have to be Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. Sequel to the movie based on the Abba musical, its tagline can be said in one of two ways – with excited glee or an eye roll. Set 10 years after the original, along with flashbacks including Lily James as a young version of Meryl Streep’s Donna, expect hits like Waterloo, Dancing Queen and more along with Cher as Sophie’s (Amanda Seyfried) grandma stealing the show.

What seems like an interesting idea, despite an all-star cast including Charlie Day, Dave Bautista, Jenny Slate, Zachary Quinto and Jeff Goldblum,unfortunately plays out in a clunky action flick in Hotel Artemis. Set in a near future LA, The Nurse (Jodie Foster) runs a secret members-only hospital for criminals. During an especially busy night the hotel’s main rule, don’t kill other guests, is set to be broken.

Another clunky action flick, this time with less mystery and intrigue but a whole lot of testosterone, is Escape Plan 2: Hades, starring Sylvester Stallone, Dave Bautista, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz. A team of grey area security experts must infiltrate and extract one of their own from a secret high security battle prison known as the Zoo, where they encourage the inmates to fight, a lot.

Finally one for the little ones with Thomas and Friends: Big World! Big Adventures! The Movie. With no nostalgia element for parents, gone is the charming and relaxing Ringo Starr-narrated model railway in favour of some rather cheap looking CG which sees Thomas travel across five continents making new friends.

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