Space Jam 2 is among the five new movies arriving in Irish cinemas this week 2 months ago

Space Jam 2 is among the five new movies arriving in Irish cinemas this week

25 years later, the much-anticipated sequel finally hits the big screen this week.

Your weekly round-up of new cinema releases is here, and on top of the big basketball movie, we've also got two big horror movies this week.

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So if you're a fan of scary movies, this will be your dream double-bill.

SPACE JAM: A NEW LEGACY

It has somehow been 25 years since Michael Jordan starred in the original Space Jam, but this time we see LeBron James and his young son trapped in a digital realm by some rogue A.I., and the only way to escape is to team up with Bugs, Lola and the toon gang in order to defeat the bad guys on the court.

Space Jam: A New Legacy arrives in Irish cinemas on Friday, 16 July.

Clip via WB UK & Ireland

THE FOREVER PURGE

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The fifth (and reportedly final) outing in The Purge franchise will see America turn the "one night of legalised crime" into an endless parade of murder and violence. A small group of people team up in order to try to escape across the Mexican border, but everywhere they turn, they face a new group of Purgers not willing to give the night up.

We chatted to the movie's star Ana de la Reguera (Army Of The Dead, Nacho Libre), and you can check out that interview below.

The Forever Purge will arrive in Irish cinemas on Friday, 16 July.

ESCAPE ROOM: TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS

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2019's surprise hit Escape Room ($155 million from a $9 budget) has received a sequel, not dissimilar to how the first Hunger Games sequel worked out. Remember the Quarter Quell in that movie, with previous winners all pitted against each other? Pretty much that, except in a series of increasingly grizzly and murderous escape rooms.

Escape Room: Tournament of Champions hits the big screens in Ireland on Friday, 16 July.

Clip via Sony Pictures UK

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TWO OF US

Two retired women have been secretly in love with each other for decades, a secret kept even to their own families. However, following an unforeseen event, the daughter of one of the women begins to unravel her mother's secret life and the true depths of their relationship.

Two Of Us will be available in select cinemas around Ireland from Friday, 16 July.

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Clip via Magnolia Pictures

DEERSKIN

Oscar-winner Jean Dujardin (The Artist) stars as a man who... there is no other way to put this... he just really loves his new jacket. At the expense of a functioning relationship with his wife, he abandons the life he knew to begin making a film about how fantastic his new jacket is. Yes, that sounds bonkers, and it is, but it is also very funny, in an extremely dark way.

Deerskin will be available in select cinemas around Ireland from Friday, 16 July.

Clip via Picturehouse