Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (12A) ***t

Dir: J. A. Bayona

With: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jeff Goldblum

Runtime: 128 minutes

NOW five films in, the old formula of dinosaurs, dastardly hunters and the human heroes who save the day should be running out of puff. But Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard coming on board in 2015 gave it fresh legs and together with director JA Bayona they manage to squeeze a few more thrills out of it again here. This time, the dinos are in peril from a volcano. Former park manager Claire (Dallas Howard) is offered a sanctuary for them, and with her old flame Owen (Pratt) in tow, all that remains is getting the beasts from A to B. As if it was ever going to be that simple. All together now, RUN!

The Boy Downstairs (12A) ***

Dir: Sophie Brooks

With: Zosia Mamet, Matthew Shear

Runtime: 89 minutes

SOPHIE Brooks’ slight but appealing comedy drama is set in the kind of New York where no one seems to have a well paid job yet they live in lovely apartments while figuring out what to do with their lives. Zosia Mamet (Girls) plays Diana, a budding writer who moves back to the US after a stint in London, only to find the flat she has found is upstairs from her ex-boyfriend. Mamet is very watchable in a Greta Gerwig kind of way, but mention of the Lady Bird writer-director is a reminder of how difficult it can be to do this sort of light as a feather, but emotion packed, comedy drama well. A promising debut.