Cinemas: What’s on this week

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Your guide to the films on general release now

Animals United (U)

In the Okavango Delta, the local wildlife waits patiently every year for the waters which nourish the valley. When the deluge fails to materialise, Billy the forgetful meerkat (James Corden) and his best friend Socrates the lion (Stephen Fry) embark on an epic quest to find water and prove to Billy’s son Junior (Mischa Goodman) that his old man is just as valiant as the larger animals on the plain. En route, Billy and Socrates befriend the exiles from other continents and together they search for the source of the water.

Rating: Three stars

Tron: Legacy (PG)

Back in the 1980s, Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges) revolutionised the world with his technology corporation ENCOM. Then he disappeared without trace, leaving behind a young son, who always clung on to the faint glimmer of hope that his old man would return. Twenty-five years later, Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund) is just as tech-savvy as his old man but has no interest in ENCOM, other than hacking into the mainframe to release its software updates for free, just as Kevin would have wanted. Following a visit from old friend Alan Bradley (Bruce Boxleitner), Sam visits his father’s rundown arcade where a misfiring laser transports him into the mainframe. In this world of programs and viruses, Sam is reunited with his father and beautiful protector, Quorra (Olivia Wilde).

Rating: Three stars

Burlesque (12A)

Ali (Christina Aguilera) works as a waitress in Iowa but she secretly dreams of stardom beneath the glittering light of Los Angeles. Ali heads for the city where she stumbles upon the Burlesque cabaret bar run by ex-dancer Tess (Cher) and best friend Sean (Stanley Tucci), who looks after the costumes. Ali auditions for a role as one of the dancing girls, where she inevitably riles current leading lady Nikki (Kristen Bell). Ali then catches the eye of hunky barman Jack (Cam Gigandet), who already has a girlfriend (Dianna Agron), and local property developer Marcus (Eric Dane). But trouble looms on the horizon: Tess is months in arrears and the club will be sold off unless she can raise a small fortune in the next four weeks.

Rating: Four stars

The Tourist (12A)

Frank Tupelo (Johnny Depp) is a mathematics teacher from Wisconsin haunted by tragedy. On a train from Paris’s Gare de Lyon to Venice, Frank encounters the beguiling and extremely seductive British femme fatale, Elise Clifton-Ward (Angelina Jolie). Unable to resist her obvious charms, Frank accompanies Elise to the luxurious Hotel Danieli where they enjoy a kiss on the balcony, which thrusts the hapless American tourist into the midst of a deadly game of cat and mouse with Scotland Yard Inspector John Acheson (Paul Bettany), and underworld kingpin Reginald Shaw (Steven Berkoff). They mistakenly believe Frank is Elise’s old flame, a criminal called Alexander Pearce, who stole millions from Shaw. Both men will stop at nothing to retrieve the missing money, even if that means hurting Elise.

Rating: Three stars

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (PG)

Lucy (Georgie Henley) and Edmund Pevensie (Skandar Keynes) are consigned to a miserable stay with stuffy cousin, Eustace Scrubb (Will Poulter). During a fight between Edmund and Eustace, a painting in the guest bedroom magically transports all three children to Narnia and on to the titular vessel captained by Drinian (Gary Sweet). Eustace is aghast but Lucy and Edmund settle in quickly as Narnian royalty, reuniting with King Caspian (Ben Barnes) and Reepicheep (Simon Pegg) aboard The Dawn Treader. It transpires that Caspian is on a quest to locate the swords of seven lost noblemen and the Pevensie children pledge their support, encountering the White Witch (Tilda Swinton) and the majestic lion Aslan (Liam Neeson) along the way.

Rating: Three stars