Jupiter Ascending, The Second Best Marigold Hotel, It Follows: 29 June’s new DVDs

Channing Tatum shows Mila Kunis the universe, Judi Dench and friends tout for repeat business, while Maika Monroe gets a serious case of the heebeegeebees

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JUPITER ASCENDING (12)
★★

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Director siblings the Wachowskis let their imaginations soar to new heights with this interplanetary adventure. Repeating the formula of their Matrix saga, this time it’s Mila Kunis who learns that she’s “the one” and must leave her humdrum life for one a bit more exciting and CGI-rendered. 

Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray and download


THE SECOND BEST MARIGOLD HOTEL (PG)
★★★★

It’s time to check in once again on those ex-pat Brits making a fresh start of it in India. Joining the who’s who of senior homegrown acting talent is that American Gigolo himself, Richard Gere, who shows that he can still turn heads (among a certain age group, at least). 

Formats: DVD, Blu-ray and download


IT FOLLOWS (15)
★★★★

Do you like scary movies? Eschewing found-footage gimmicks and post-modern clever-dickness, this movie will have you gripped and not a little freaked out with its story about a spectral presence that simply won’t go away. The “It” of the title is quite a creation, and one you won’t forget come bedtime. 

Formats: DVD, Blu-ray and download


FORCE MAJEURE (15)
★★★★

Proving there’s more to Nordic movies than noir thrillers, this blackly comic tale sees a family skiing holiday go awry when the father does a runner after an avalanche hits. How his shellshocked wife and children react to his behaviour casts a long shadow over their remaining vacation. 

Formats: DVD and download


CAKE (15)
★★

Jennifer Aniston has surprised us with the odd curveball film before, but this one finds her straying far from her romcom comfort zone. She ditches the make-up and fancy frocks to play a dowdy, pill-popping car-crash victim who becomes fixated on another woman’s suicide. It might not have earned her an Oscar nod, but this shows there’s more to the actress than her Rachel from Friends persona.   

Formats: DVD, Blu-ray and download


ALSO RELEASED THIS WEEK

THE MAN WHO SAVED THE WORLD  ★★★

KUMIKO, THE TREASURE HUNTER  ★★★★

BEYOND THE LIGHTS  ★★★

APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOUR  ★★★★

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KILLER MERMAIDS  ★★