A fabulous first live-action effort from Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane, combining R-rated hilarity with skilled storytelling as it slips some real heart into the stuffing of a toy bear.
The Flowers Of War (15)
The other new Christian Bale movie is a war epic directed by Zhang Yimou, and the most expensive Chinese film ever made.
The Sound Of My Voice (15)
Like Martha Marcy May Marlene , this lo-fi psychodrama reaps the benefits of a mesmerising female lead, only this time as cult leader not disciple.
London: The Modern Babylon (15)
J ulien Temple’s vibrant doc roams across the last century of London’s history, celebrating immigrants transforming the capital into a multi-cultural melting pot where over 40 per cent of residents were born outside Britain.
A Simple Life (PG)
Gentle, moving but spurning all hint of sentimentality, A Simple Life is often funny and even joyful. And the loving, teasing interchanges between its stars (godmother and godson in real life) genuinely delight.
Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (U)
C hildminders rejoice: the formulaic but family-friendly series is back and it’s business as usual.
Undefeated , which walked off with this year’s Best Documentary Oscar, follows over a sporting season a group of talented yet troubled black teens inspired by their dedicated white coach.
Leave It On The Floor (15)
Musical celebrating US dancehall culture, where black gays and drag queens glam up and fiercely compete for trophies with the ‘vogueing’ moves Madonna made famous.
Eames: The Architect & The Painter (12A)
A documentary about the husband-and-wife design team of Charles and Ray Eames, narrated by James Franco.