Sweeney promises much

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THE SWEENEY (15):
Don’t be put off by that terribly unfunny Orange ad currently playing prior to movies at this cinema – this actually could be the best British crime thriller in quite some time. The ever-reliable Ray Winstone (pictured) teams up with music star Ben ‘Plan B’ Drew to take on this reimagining of the hit 70s series based on the Met Police’s Flying Squad, co-starring Captain America’s Hayley Atwell and Homeland’s Damian Lewis.

l PARANORMAN (PG): Yet another computer-generated animation, but one which has garnered some decent reviews from across the pond – despite the lack of real star names. A misunderstood boy (Kodi Smit-McPhee) who talks to dead people, takes on ghosts, zombies and grown-up naysayers to save his town from a centuries-old curse, in this movie which utilises stop-motion capture.

GAVIN MILLER