End Credits:
Atomic Blonde

Plus: Annabelle: Creation, Batman and Harley Quinn, and Shin Godzilla

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Sexy, stylish and dangerous is the best way to describe Atomic Blonde, the Charlize Theron-fronted new espionage action flick. Set in Berlin on the eve of the fall of the wall, Theron kicks ass as Lorraine Broughton, an MI6 spy pursuing a threat to the western intelligence operations. With highly choreographed and creative action sequences and fights, the movie lives up to its name.

Telling the origins of the creepy doll from The Conjuring film series, Annabelle: Creation undoes the lacklustre previous film (just known as Annabelle) and returns the series to creepy form with its best instalment yet. After the tragic death of their daughter a grief-stricken doll maker and his wife open their large creepy home to several girls and a nun from a local orphanage that is closing. Not disclosing that a locked room in the home is occupied by the possessed doll creates a recipe for disaster. Full of horror movie tropes, Creation pulls them off with its tense atmosphere and innovative twists.

Returning to her original animated form, Harley Quinn hits screens for a short stint in cinemas with a new Bruce Timm-style adventure. With Big Bang Theory’s Melissa Rauch (Bernadette) providing the voice of the cosplay favourite, Batman and Harley Quinn sees the caped crusader recruit Harley to combat her former gal pal Poison Ivy. There’s fan service aplenty and a more comical approach than recent animated (and live action) DC offerings. This is a must for anyone who remembers the 1990s animated series where Harley was first introduced.

Also returning to an original form this week, Shin Godzilla is the new movie from the creators of the Japanese monster Toho. With a more classic look to the kaiju than recent western reboots, it’s far more nostalgic and metaphorical than out-and-out disaster and destruction.

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