This week’s new cinema releases

'Gravity' is released this week.

'Gravity' is released this week.

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It’s a fairly big week for films with some huge releases and some smaller but good ‘uns.

First up is ‘Gravity’ - possibly the cinematic version of Marmite. Basically, if you don’t do heights or flying or space it’s probably best to avoid.

At the heart of it, ‘Gravity’ is a story of hope and survival in which Dr Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) and astronaut Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney) end up stranded in space after debris hits and destroys their shuttle.

They are both carried far into the unknown, with only each other’s voices and the blackness of the cosmos for company, and must work together to do all they can to survive.

In ‘Thor 2: The Dark World’ a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself is threatening the Earth and all the Nine Realms.

Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard are powerless to withstand, Thor embarks on a dangerous journey to reunite order to the cosmos and fight the vengeful Malekith as he returns to plunge the universe back into darkness.

It’s the time of year for it and ‘The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia’ is the only new release for the Hallowe’en period this year.

A family moves into a new house and soon discovers that the house was the site of a terrible evil - hardly groundbreaking.

Last but not least ‘Philomena’ is the story of a woman trying to find her son after having to give him up for adoption in 1950s Ireland.

Judi Dench and Steve Coogan star so this is sure to be a good one.

More next week.