It’s the start of the year, which means that several films already out in the US finally pull up on UK shores.
This time the pair are investigating the “true-life” case of the Enfield Poltergeist, subject of a recent TV adaptation starring Timothy Spall and a lot of '70s wallpaper, and similar spooks should be in the offing.
But while Wan’s , with a new alien battle fleet arriving to blow up our landmarks.
After which we’re onto an unusual friendship of a more fantastical kind, as Megan Fox’s April O’Neil reunites with the heroes in a half-shell for ’s Stephen Amell joins the cast this time as Casey Jones, with the bad-guy ranks bolstered by rhino-thing Rocksteady (wrestler Stephen ' Seamus' Farrelly) and warthog-thing Bebop (Gary Anthony Williams).
And if orcs are more your thing, you’ve only a week or two to wait until Duncan Jones’ to the relative (if scary) comfort of the Warren family (Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga again).
On a much smaller scale (and inside a lot more), but no less effecting is Lenny Abrahamson’s , but more likely you’ll just be worried for Chloë Grace Moretz as one of the few humans surviving after an alien invasion.
Bankers might not be aliens, but they certainly pose a threat and the real-life build-up to the 2008 financial crisis is explored in ’s Adam Mc Kay directing a drama featuring Steve Carell, Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt.Ryan Reynolds’ return to the role of merc-with-a-mouth Wade Wilson looks like a more triumphant – and determinedly scurrilous – affair than his infamous outing as the character in is finally ready to come a-calling.This time his Secret Service man Mike Banning must ensure the PM's funeral doesn't become a mass grave when terrorists target the gathering of world leaders.They’ll have to swap high society life for a trip back to the Congo to investigate some bad business by Christoph Waltz. The giant story of a little girl and a very big friend will hopefully see the director retain his crown as a master of family entertainment. Less is known about , which would seem to be setting itself up for a kicking from headline writers if it’s not great, but it does have Kate Beckinsale in the story of a mother and her son who release terrors from their attic. And there’s potentially more – only partly intentional – horror in , the sequel to the house-party-gone-wrong disaster from 2012.Needing more science than fantasy is the crew of , as Justin Lin takes over from J. There are very few details out there about the follow-up so far, but it does appear to have a release date of August 19.Equally light-hearted are the Zach Galafianakis / Gal Gadot spy comedy , starring Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul and Alan Rickman as drone jockeys and the fraught decision-makers who employ them, and harrowing World War II experiences in the Auschwitz-set (and Cannes-acclaimed) .