On the Big Screen

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Film previews by Gavin Miller

The Heat (15)

After Identity Thief and The Hangover: Part III, Bridesmaids’ breakout star Melissa McCarthy seems to be in every comedy going.

And there’s already talk of a sequel after this was a massive hit Stateside, as McCarthy stars as a loose-cannon Boston cop who teams up with Sandra Bullock’s by-the-book FBI agent to track down a drug lord.

The Conjuring (15)

Talking of films that have been massive hits in the States, this critically-lauded horror from the director of Saw took in over $40m in its opening weekend last month.

Patrick Wilson (Watchmen) and Vera Farmiga (TV series Bates Motel) star as paranormal investigators trying to help a family terrorised by a dark presence in their farmhouse.