RELEASED in cinemas last week, Mile 22 marks the fourth collaboration between Mark Wahlberg and Peter Berg, following Lone Survivor, Deepwater Horizon and Patriots Day.

Wahlberg plays much the same buff, one man and his mission lead, whilst Berg always brings gun-heavy action.

Here, Wahlberg is James Silva, an elite CIA officer who must team up with a top-secret tactical command unit to transfer a police officer (Iko Uwais), with vital information on an upcoming terrorist attack, 22 miles across Southeast Asia from the US embassy to an airfield. John Malkovich is on-side as Bishop, a tech communications expert, but the route is a deadly one.

To cut this one short, it’s all bombast, overly macho and very confused.

Boasting more energy, Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively sparkle in Paul Feig’s new mystery drama A Simple Favour.

Based on Darcey Bell’s book, it is the story of Emily Nelson, a wealthy, enigmatic woman (Lively) and Stephanie Smothers, the blogger mum who makes it her mission to find her when she goes missing (Kendrick). Henry Golding co-stars as Emily’s husband Sean.

A Simple Favour is only the second film of Feig’s career to stray from comedy, with the American best known for his work on Bridesmaids and the recent Ghostbusters remake. As such, viewers can expect a fun and twisty ride, one which blurs dramatic turns with some terrific comic beats. If the plot is a touch strained, Feig’s on-form cast more than make up for it.

Jack Black’s new family fantasy film comes from an interesting pedigree, with almost the entire production crew coming from a background in horror cinema. Indeed, The House with a Clock in its Walls is director Eli Roth’s first film not to come with an 18 or 15 classification.

Adapted by Eric Kripke, from John Bellairs’ gothic children’s novel, the film sees Black play the uncle of recently orphaned Lewis (Owen Vaccaro). When Lewis is sent to live with Black’s character, his dreams of a normal life are rapidly combusted by the realisation that his uncle is a warlock, neighbour is a witch (played by Cate Blanchett) and house is home to a hidden clock with the power to launch an apocalypse.

It’s a madcap, magical adventure and will be accompanied in IMAX cinemas by a remastered release of Michael Jackson’s Thriller video.

-Toby Symonds