In Irish cinemas September 4th

You want action, intrigue, drama and more action? Well it's all going on at cinemas nationwide this week. There's even a musical, for something completely different.

American Ultra

Jesse Eisenberg stars as an unlikely secret agent in this action movie written by Max Landis and from the director of Project X. That means you should pretty much expect mayhem and some inventive action scenes, as well as some stoner comedy stuff. Also starring Kristen Stewart.

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Fresh from a rapturous reception at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival this is one of those quirky indies with real crossover appeal about a girl who has been diagnosed with cancer and the boy who tries to make her feel better. Starring Olivia Cooke, Thomas Mann and Ronald Cyler II and directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon. It also has a realy great trailer.

No Escape

Owen Wilson as an action star! Actually we've seen this happen before in the rather fun Behind Enemy Lines from 2001 but this time he has a family. Wilson is a businessman trapped in a warzone and trying to get out before all manner of death happens. Lake Bell and Pierce Brosnan are also along for the ride.

Ricki and the Flash

Meryl Streep (who doesn't love Meryl Streep?) adandoned her family to become a rock star and many years later get the chance to made some amends. It's a comedy though so we shouldn't expect it to be too bleak.Kevin Kline, Sebastian Stan and Streeps real-life daughter Mamie Gummer are also in there.

The Transporter Refueled

Ok while its clear that there's little point in having a Transporter movie without Jason Statham let's try to just think of this as a silly action movie reboot. Ed Skrein is Frank Martin this time and he's doing the kicking and the driving. Disturbingly Ray Stevenson is playing his dad. There's only 19 years between them!

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