Everyone’s favourite archaeologist, Lara Croft, is back – and she’s got an axe to grind
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It all starts with Lara on a mission to Hong Kong, continuing her late father’s research into Queen of Yamatai, a mythical figure who is said to command power over life and death.
But things most certainly aren’t plain sailing…
Based on the 2013 video game of the same name, Oscar winner Alicia Vikander picks up from where Angelina Jolie left off, after her early noughties outings in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and Lara Croft: Tomb Raider – The Cradle Of Life (both of which are available to buy on the Virgin Media Store).
Vikander is joined by Dominic West as Croft’s father, Lord Richard Croft, Walton Goggins (Sons Of Anarchy) as Lord Richard’s rival and Kristin Scott Thomas as Lord Richard’s former business partner. Plus, Nick Frost and Jaime Winstone provide some comic relief as Alan the pawn shop owner and his wife Pamela.
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Set in the same universe as the immensely successful video games (it’s one of the best-selling video game franchises of all time), it follows an original story in which Michael Fassbender plays criminal tearaway Cal Lynch. He’s on the verge of being executed for murder by lethal injection – until a revelation about his familial history links him to a secret brotherhood of warrior assassins in 15th-century Spain. Sweet relief! Only, not really, as this is just the start of Lynch’s journey. Oscar winners Marion Cotillard and Jeremy Irons also star.
Need For Speed
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Based on the racing video games of the same name, Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) plays Tobey Marshall, a street racer on a mission to avenge the death of his friend the only way he knows how – with a cross-country race. Dominic Cooper plays his rival, Dino Brewster, and Michael Keaton also stars as the host of an underground racing club.
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What started life as a third-person video game series has given way to a film starring Mark Wahlberg as the titular character. This neo-noir action thriller sees a policeman investigate the deaths of his wife and child in New York’s criminal underworld. It also features Mila Kunis as Russian assassin Mona Sax, plus The Fast And The Furious franchise star Ludacris and singer Nelly Furtado.
Warcraft: The Beginning
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Co-writer/director Duncan Jones was able to fulfil a lifelong film-making dream when he was tasked with bringing the hugely successful game series World Of Warcraft to the big screen. As a fan of the series, Jones combined his passion with his cinematic prowess, creating an epic, sprawling story, and a world in which loyalties are tenuous and hard won. Dominic Cooper and Vikings’ Travis Fimmel star as the human King Llane Wrynn and his dutiful military commander, while Toby Kebbell (Kong: Skull Island) delivers a brilliant performance via motion capture as the hulking orc Durotan.
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