IT’S a match made in acting Heaven. Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones reunite on screen for this week’s biggest release, Tom Harper’s pleasingly adventurous The Aeronaughts. Hoorah.

Spinning the yarn as real life scientist James Glaisher and fictional balloon pilot Amelia Wren, The Aeronaughts explores early history of meteorology. With much of the film set 37,000 feet above ground - in a gorgeously realised hot air balloon - this is a suitably soaring odyssey, bolstered by a rye sense for derring do and awesome visual effects.

Helping things fly immeasurably, Redmayne and Jones once again shine brightly. It was in 2014’s Oscar-winning The Theory of Everything that the pair last shared the screen but five years have done little to dint their evident chemistry. Perhaps this time around it is Jones who steals the show, with abundant energy and passion, but the contrasting precision of Redmayne sings in unison.

Whilst The Aeronaughts will surely not see the awards success of The Theory of Everything before it, the film is nonetheless every bit as crowd pleasing. There are heart-in-mouth action set pieces, flashes of eye-popping beauty and ample humanity. Scenes set on terra firma may play less effectively but when this one takes off, it’s unstoppable.

Also, Roland Emmerich’s Midway arrives just in time for Remembrance Day. It is an American war film - take that as you will - with 1942’s decisive Battle of Midway as its focus. Pearl Harbour and Doolittle’s Raid too feature, with the film splitting its time across air and see based warfare.

At 138 minutes, Midway is a typically lengthy effort in the US military cinematic series but is served well by a strong cast ensemble. British star Ed Skrein - recently of Game of Thrones, Patrick and Alita Battle Angel fame - leads as Lieutenant Dick Best, with roles too for Patrick Wilson, Luke Evans, Mandy Moore and Woody Harrelson. In many ways, this is America’s Dunkirk.

Of course, this isn’t the first charting of Midway to hit big screens. Jack Smight’s similarly titled effort was a smash hit with audiences in 1976. While it’s hard to see repeat success for Emmerich’s film, I’m more than happy to be proved wrong.