This week’s film releases (September 12)

The Boxtrolls
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Leading the way this week is a children’s animation that might well find favour with many parents.

The Boxtrolls, (PG) has a good cast of Sir Ben Kingsley, Jared Harris, Nick Frost and Simon Pegg in a story about a young boy who is raised by a family of underground cave-dwelling rubbish collectors.

He finds himself pitched against an evil exterminator.

A Most Wanted Man (15) stars Rachel McAdams, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Willem Dafoe.

It involves a Chechen Muslim who manages to illegaly get to Hamburg, but his actions attract the interest of agencies cracking down on international terrorists.

Pride (15) is being heralded as the next Billy Elliot - but without music.

The 1984 miners’ strike saw a great deal of support.

This story looks at the help given by gay activists, putting its message across with gentle humour and a cast that includes Bill Nighy and Imelda Staunton.

Jason Bateman and Tina Fey lead the way in This Is Where I Leave You, a comedy from director Shawn Levy.

After their father dies, four adult siblings have to live under the same roof for a while, creating all kinds of tensions.