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Get ready for action with these masterful new movies

After the events of late, we all have some escapism to catch up on. From the latest Guy Ritchie film Operation Fortune to Sandra Bullock’s rollicking The Lost City, these action-packed movies are here to whisk us away, at least momentarily.

Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre
For his next comedy-action film, Guy Ritchie is bringing out the big guns — namely Jason Statham as super-spy Orson Fortune. He must stop the sale of deadly weapons from another Ritchie regular, Hugh Grant, with the welcome yet wild-card addition of agent Aubrey Plaza and movie star Josh Hartnett. With elegance and an edge, this globe-trotting mission might just save the world — and the film genre. In cinemas now

The Batman
Robert Pattinson dons the cape in this new spin on Batman, where a young Bruce Wayne is taunted by a serial killer targeting Gotham’s corrupt wealthy citizens. Teaming up with the ever-coy Catwoman (Zoë Kravitz), to follow cryptic clues along with a trail of destruction, it’s an enticing new entry into the canon. In cinemas now

The Northman
Your hair will stand on end watching The Northman, and not just because it’s set in the freezing scenes of 10th Century Iceland. From director Robert Eggers, the vengeance film sees a Viking prince (Alexander Skarsgård) try to save his Queen mother (Nicole Kidman), while being distracted by a woman who can bend minds (Anya Taylor-Joy). In cinemas 21st April

The Lost City
Reality catches up with a reclusive romance-adventure novelist (Sandra Bullock) when she is kidnapped by an eccentric billionaire (Daniel Radcliffe) seeking an ancient lost city, and her handsome cover model (Channing Tatum) sets out to save her. Along with an appearance by Brad Pitt, The Lost City is a rollicking romp. In cinemas now

The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent
Nicolas Cage takes on the role of a lifetime: Nick Cage. Facing financial ruin, the fictionalised version of himself accepts a million-dollar deal to visit a superfan. Things take an unexpected turn, and Cage is forced to live up to his own legend, channelling his most iconic characters in an action-comedy for the ages. In cinemas 21st April

The Adam Project
Feel the joy of science-fiction again, and travel back in time with the irreverent Ryan Reynolds — as a time-travelling pilot who teams up with his doe-eyed younger self in order to save the future, while coming to terms with his past. Watch on Netflix

Te Whaea o te Motu Dame Whina Cooper was an inspiration. The story of Whina (played over time by both Miriama McDowell and Rena Owen) is told with the respect it deserves — a film about a woman who worked tirelessly to improve the rights of her people, and sought equality for all. In cinemas 23rd June


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