Disney's "MALEFICENT"..Maleficent (Angelina Jolie)..Photo Credit: Film Frame..©Disney 2014

Edge of Tomorrow: Fun, clever sci-fi starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt trying to save Earth from invading aliens. Well-paced and well-edited. *** TS

Fading Gigolo: John Turturro ably directs a stellar cast in a story which may stray into brash territory but makes excellent use of the good chemistry between its two leads. **** LN

Fault in Our Stars: Wise and funny without being exploitative, this one does right by its well-received source material. **** HR

King Lear: This NT Live production is dominated by Simon Russell Beale who paints the tragic Shakespearean king as a man afraid of losing his marbles more than his political power. *** TS

The Armstrong Lie: Alex Gibney’s documentary about Lance Armstrong’s lying ways is smartly constructed and a scathing indictment on the cyclist and the sport. *** WP

A Haunted House 2: Sloppy and vulgar, this might elicit a laugh or two but mostly the string of pop culture references and crude gags fail to hit the mark. H WP

A Million Ways to Die in the West: American western comedy film written and directed by Seth MacFarlane about a sheep farmer who has to find his courage. (Not reviewed)

About Last Night: A rom-com remake based on a play by David Mamet revolving around two best friends and their quest for love, sex and friendship. *** AK

Godzilla: Hollywood continues its fascination with the Japanese daikaiju (giant monster) genre and this one delivers the spectacular special effects. *** TS

Grace of Monaco: This melodramatic fictional creation of a princess is as much an homage to the way filmmakers create nostalgia as a paean to Nicole Kidman’s luminous screen presence courtesy of director Oliver Dahan. It’s all about the process, not the person. ** TS

Grand Budapest Hotel: A whimsical, if somewhat absurdist slice-of-life tale set against the backdrop of the pre-World War II era, with stellar performances by Ralph Fiennes and equally impressive cameo roles, including Tilda Swinton and Adrien Brody. **** LdM

Heaven is for Real: Director Randall Wallace doesn’t trust the talented cast or well-written screenplay to be enough for an audience to understand the concept, so he overplays his hand with some heavy-handed sequences. *** WP

I’m in Love with a Church Girl: Tonally uneven this may have started out as a noble venture, but everything from boring acting to ham-handed music choices makes this a tiresome movie. ** WP

iNumber Number: Smartly directed heist action film with tense sequences leavened by a welcome (slight) bit of comedy. *** TS

Kill Your Darlings: Excellent chemistry between Daniel Radcliffe and Dane DeHaan in this story about the Beat Generation poets at university before they became known as that. **** WP

La Cenerentola: Based on the classic fairytale Cinderella, but funnier than any pantomime, this is the comic highlight of the Met season. ***** PB

Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return: Simple animation on a fixed background with a clichéd storyline and not much by way of characterisation. Might work for tiny tots because it’s inoffensive and not scary at all. 8 TS

Maleficent: Angelina Jolie brings to life one of Disney’s scariest villains in this riff off Sleeping Beauty, but this is family fare where the menace lies more in the visuals than the intent of any character. *** TS

Miners Shot Down: Very good documentary which meticulously constructs a coherent and chilling narrative around the Marikana massacre. **** TS

One Chance: An inspirational true story that transcends its formulaic telling with humour, heart and a pair of strong lead performances. *** HR

Philomena: The heartwrenching real-life story of Philomena Lee, whose search for her long-lost son reveals decades of deceit, religious corruption, illegal activities and, ultimately, broken lives. *** LdM

Rio 2: Bright, chipper, lots of colour and animated birds singing their hearts out because everyone is just so happy, even if the loggers are coming to chop down the forest. *** TS

The Amazing Spider-man 2: The Rise of Electro: Marc Webb’s confident directing and strong cast entertain but don’t always overcome the stilted narrative. *** HR

The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete: A extraordinarily gritty tale of two young boys who find themselves abandoned and struggling to survive in Brooklyn’s projects. Despite the star-clout of Jennifer Hudson and Jordin Sparks, it is Skylan Brooks and Ethan Dizon who steal the show. A definite tear jerker! *** DT

The Other Woman: Settling for cheap laughs, director Nick Cassavetes does not make use of the talented trio of leads. ** AP

The Railway Man: Slow moving meditation on the nature of redemption and healing with strong performances from Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman and Stellan Skarsgaard. *** TS

The Quiet Ones: More creaky than creepy, this retro horror pastiche isn’t exactly original or scary, but it credibly creates the found footage genre. ** HR

Three Days to Kill: Luc Besson’s script features some classic action moments, but grizzly Kevin Costner is left rudderless in director McG’s attempts to make a comedy and an action film and a family drama and a social commentary about illegal Paris squatters who all co-exist in one story. ** TS

Tinker Bell and the Pirate Fairy: So much better than you expect from the fifth in the series, this one is all about girlpower and pirates and an insight into how Tink ends up in Neverland. *** HR

Transcendence: Johnny Depp skypes in his performance as a scientist whose consciousness is downloaded into a computer. The usually stellar cast are unutilised and the clichéd plot has holes. ** TS

Tokarev: Nicolas Cage plays a reformed criminal whose daughter is kidnapped by the Russian mob. He rounds up his old crew to seek justice. (Not reviewed)

Walk of Shame: The only thing that pops about this formulaic comedy is Elizabeth Banks’ canary yellow dress. Otherwise it is an unintended nightmare scenario for women in Hollywood, and the persistent humiliation required just to get noticed. ** HR

X-Men: Days of Future Past: Time travel and a full roster of X-Men and then some makes for a convoluted but fun movie. Bring on the apocalypse. *** TS