Heart-felt dramas and ape action roar into cinema

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Fans of movies with a human story will enjoy Friday’s new releases at Campbeltown Picture House.

Love, Simon is a coming-of-age story about finding yourself and falling in love.

17-year-old Simon Spier is yet to tell his family or friends he is gay and that he doesn’t actually know the identity of the anonymous classmate he has fallen for online.

Resolving both issues proves hilarious, terrifying and life-changing.

Another relatable new release is Journeyman which tells the story of middleweight boxing champion Matty Burton, played by Paddy Considine.

After winning a punishing title defense, Matty collapses and begins a journey towards regaining his speech, movement and memory, which will be the toughest fight he will face.

Journeyman is a powerful and beautiful story about loss and, ultimately, triumph.

Those who prefer something a little more fantastical should enjoy Rampage, starring Dwayne Johnson as primatologist Davis Okoye.

He is a man who keeps people at a distance but shares an unshakeable bond with an extraordinarily intelligent silverback gorilla, George.

A genetic experiment gone awry mutates the gentle ape into an enormous, raging creature, and it is soon discovered there are other similarly altered animals, who tear across North America, destroying everything in their path.

Okoye teams with a discredited genetic engineer to secure an antidote, not only to halt a global catastrophe, but to save the fearsome creature that was once his friend.

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