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AT THE MOVIES #767                   BRAND NAME CINEMA

 Simon Morris looks at films that are sold purely on the strength of their names – whether it’s a further instalment of an old franchise, or casting can’t-fail actors.  And he finds one movie that triumphantly bucks that trend – featuring a newcomer in a star-making role.

Men In Black: International revives the alien invaders comedy with a brand new cast.  Can Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson neuralyze away memories of Will Smith and Tommy lee Jones?

 Sometimes always never stars Bill Nighy in a made-to-measure story about obsession, families – and Scrabble.  Co-stars Sam Riley,  Jenny Agutter and 80s comedian Alexei Sayle.

 And Wild Rose features star on the rise, Jessie Buckley in a story about a Glasgow country singer who dreams of cracking the big time in Nashville. Features Dame Julie Walters and Sophie Okonedo.