FOR those that haven’t seen it yet and want to know what all the hype is about or for those that have seen it but need to see it again, Avengers: Infinity Wars has now exploded onto the sofas of Ilkley Cinema. This mega action-packed Marvel thriller features so many different superheroes I’ve lost count. No wonder some people need to see the film multiple times just to absorb all the crossover moments and quick one liners. This films a pure indulgence for any superhero fan.

Another sequel coming up but this time for a younger audience is Sherlock Gnomes. Sequel to the musical family adventure Gnomeo and Juliet, Sherlock Gnomes looks to another literary classic for it’s protagonists. Starring Jonny Depp as the legendary Sherlock Gnomes, enlisted by Gnomeo & Juliet, investigates the mysterious disappearance of the garden gnomes. Along with a star-studded ensemble cast and having been produced by Elton John, this is an entertaining hour and 26 mins that not only the kids will enjoy.

Much like The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, On Chesil Beach is also based from a best-selling book, Ian McEwan’s novella of the same name. Adapted by McEwan himself, the film, starring Saoirse Ronan and Billy Howle, is directed by four-time Olivier and BAFTA winning theatre director Dominic Cooke, making his film debut. This exciting collaboration makes this delicate drama about two young lovers in the 1960s, struggling to address unexpressed feelings about their intimate relations, palpable.

Something very different comes in the form of Tully, starring academy award winner Charlize Theron, playing a mother of two children, struggling with her newborn third. When night nanny Tully arrives, things are awkward but there soon develops a special bond between nanny and mother. Tully is an American comedy drama about what it means to be a mother in 2018. The film is in the safe hands of the creative team which brought you other box office successes such as Young Adults, Jennifer’s Body and Juno.

Another following the parental vibe is A Quiet Place. For those that like it scary, this one’s for you. This is a unique film about a family of four that must live life in silence while hiding from creatures which hunt exclusively by sound. From the production company of Michael Bay (Transformers, Pearl Harbour), John Krasinski (The Office, Promised Land and Aloha) writes, directs and stars, playing the husband of his real-life wife Emily Blunt, in this tense horror thriller. The tense, jumpy film is perfect for that date night, but also manages to interweave more serious themes on how far parents will go to protect their children.

l Philip Duguid-McQuillan