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Jack Reacher, Bridget Jones’ Baby and Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates are Sky Cinema’s June highlights

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, Bridget Jones’ Baby and Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates are among the movie highlights on Sky Cinema this June.

In Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, Tom Cruise ignores the title and barrels back on to the screen as vigilante drifter/one-man army Jack Reacher, ready to punch, kick, shoot and – as this is Cruise – sprint really, really fast whenever the occasion calls. As it happens the occasion is now, as the commander of his old military unit and potential love interest Major Turner (Cobie Smulders) has been arrested on trumped-up spy charges. Before you can blink he’s busted her out and they’re both on the run, closely followed – of course – by the trigger-happy cronies of the corrupt top brass. One other thing – our Jack just might be the dad of troubled teen Samantha (Danika Yarosh).

Bridget Jones (Renée Zellweger) is back in Bridget Jones’ Baby and – as per usual – trouble isn’t too far away. Despite being 43 and single she refuses to let life get her down, pushing on with her career as a TV news producer and partying with younger presenter pal Sarah Solemani. It looks like things are on the up, but after a pair of one-night stands and the use of some dodgy, dolphin-friendly condoms she winds up pregnant. Is the father US dating guru Jack (Patrick Dempsey) or old flame Mark Darcy (Colin Firth)? Original director Sharon Maguire is back calling the shots, while Emma Thompson single-handedly justifies the film’s existence as Bridget’s gloriously no-nonsense doctor.

In Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, party-loving brothers Dave (Zac Efron) and Mike Stangle (Adam DeVine) need to sort their acts out. Their little sis (Sugar Lyn Beard) is getting hitched in Hawaii and she doesn’t want them pitching up stag and shamelessly hitting on every bridesmaid in sight. If they’re going to attend they need respectable dates and that – of course – means sticking an ad on the internet. The promise of a free vacation prompts a flood of applications, most of them disastrously unsuitable.

 

Other premieres in June include War Dogs, Café Society and Purge: The Election Year.

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