Film previews

August - Osage County.
August - Osage County.

Gavin Miller previews three films due out on Friday

JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT (12A)

After a decade-long hiatus Star Trek’s Chris Pine brings Tom Clancy’s legendary character – most famously played by Harrison Ford – back to life. The film chronicles a young Ryan’s fledgling CIA career, as a covert analyst who uncovers a Russian plot to crash the US economy with a terrorist attack in this thriller which co-stars Keira Knightley, Kevin Costner and Kenneth Branagh (who also directs).

GRUDGE MATCH (12A)

If you’ve always wanted to see Sylvester Stallone’s Rocky Balboa face off against Robert De Niro’s Jake La Motta well now you can (well kind of).

They star as a pair of ageing boxers who are coaxed out of retirement for one final bout – 30 years after their last match. This dramady co-stars fellow screen veteran Kim Basinger and American comedy sensation Kevin Hart.

AUGUST – OSAGE COUNTY (15)

Meryl Streep has picked up her obligatory Best Actress Oscar nomination (even though she’s a long shot) in this darkly comedic tale about a dysfunctional family in America’s Midwest. Julia Roberts has also picked up a Best Supporting Actress nom, alongside an all-star cast, which also boasts Ewan McGregor, Chris Cooper and Benedict Cumberbatch.