Latest movies: War Dogs, Pop Star: Never Stop Never Stopping, Bad Moms, Cell, The Purge: Election Year

Gunrunners, zombies, zoned out mummies and a manufactured pop star

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WAR DOGS ★★★★★

Here’s a dangerous proposition for any kids out there who didn’t pass their GCSEs – a true story about a couple of stoners who make millions of dollars selling weapons and military hardware to the US and Afghanistan. This actually happened. Jonah Hill plays a big ball of crazy opposite Miles ‘Whiplash’ Teller in what plays like an Idiots’ Guide to Arms Dealing. Boom.

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POP STAR: NEVER STOP NEVER STOPPING ★★★

You may recognise Andy Samberg from E4 sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine, but he swaps his badge for a bad attitude in this mockumentary where he plays a boy band member who’s going solo. The music industry is the butt of most jokes, however (look out for Simon Cowell) and it’s released on the same weekend that The X Factor returns to the small screen. Slick.


BAD MOMS ★★

The sort of movie you might enjoy if you just got back from the school run after a hard day at the office, accompanied by girlfriends and a litre of Lambrini. By the way, we advocate responsible drinking, but Mila Kunis definitely doesn’t. She’s a mum who’s falling apart yet she holds this comedy together despite being frequently upstaged by the outrageous Kathryn Hahn.


CELL ★★★

With audiences’ appetite for the undead showing no signs of abating, zombies come to a cinema near you, again. John Cusack and Samuel L Jackson run for cover (and presumably, towards another easy pay cheque) in a horror flick that blames our obsession with smartphones for turning our brains to mush. Adequate popcorn fodder, if your short attention span can take it…


THE PURGE: ELECTION YEAR ★★

If you thought the current US presidential election was scary, what about the premise of this horror sequel? Elizabeth Mitchell (of TV’s Lost) is the political idealist who hopes to scrap a policy that allows the general public to go criminally insane for one day a year. Donald Trump would love it.


ALSO RELEASED THIS WEEK

JULIETA ★★★

MECHANIC: RESURRECTION ★★

KIDS IN LOVE ★★★

GARY NUMAN: ANDROID IN LA LA LAND ★★★


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