This week’s new cinema releases

Ender's Game
Ender's Game

Believe it or not there is a sequel to one of the oddest-sounding animations of recent years - yes there is a ‘Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2’.

Flint Kockwood, the mastermind behind a machine that turned water into food, which almost caused the destruction of our planet after it went haywire, has since got a new job working for his idol, Chester V, at the Live Corp Company.

But it turns out that his machine wasn’t completely destroyed and has been moved to an island where it’s created food/creature hybrids, including shrimpanzees, hippotatomuses, watermelophants and mosquitoasts. Flint must enlist the help of his friends Sam, Brent, Barb, Steve and Earl if he’s going to fix things.

For something a little more sensible, but not much, there is ‘Ender’s Game’.

In the near future, a hostile alien race called the Formics have attacked Earth.

If not for the legendary heroics of International Fleet Commander Mazer Rackham, all would have been lost.

In preparation for the next attack, the highly esteemed Colonel Hyrum Graff and the International Military are training only the best young minds to find the future Mazer.

Ender Wiggin, a shy but strategically brilliant boy, is recruited to join the elite. Ender is soon ordained by Graff as the military’s next great hope, resulting in his promotion to Command School.

Once there, he’s trained by Mazer Rackham himself to lead his fellow soldiers into an epic battle that will determine the future of Earth and save the human race.

Which all sounds a bit exhausting really...