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CONTENTS ISSUE 12 MARCH / APRIL 2017

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WELCOME! With so many hotly anticipated releases in the coming weeks, it’s hard to know where to begin! Marvel fans have two cinematic feasts with Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2, and Hugh Jackman’s final portrayal of X-Men’s Wolverine in Logan. Another unmissable franchise entry is Fast And Furious 8, which sees Vin Diesel’s Dom go rogue and the rest of the crew fighting to bring him back. Live-action remakes are lighting up the screen, with Disney’s eagerly awaited Beauty And The Beast, starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, and Luke Evans. Then Scarlett Johansson takes on the cyborg role of the Major in Ghost In The Shell, based on the beloved manga and anime. Sizzling with action, bright stars, and franchise game-changers, the cinema’s WINAND the place to be! Y A E UT T Until next time! Craig May Editor

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KONG: SKULL ISLAND

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2

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GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 RELEASE DATE 28 APRIL / Director James Gunn / Starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel / Genre Action, Sci-Fi

After exploding onto the Marvel scene and firmly cementing themselves in the annals of pop culture, everyone’s favourite band of space misfits are back for more galactic (mis)adventures. Set to the all-new sonic backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, Marvel’s Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 delves into Star-Lord’s backstory and joins our heroes’ fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favourites are reborn into new roles for another epic, yet intimate space opera that will introduce even more characters from the classic comics. Nathan Fillon, Chris Sullivan, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Tommy Flanagan, Kurt Russell, and Sylvester Stallone join the cosmic chaos as the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to expand.

PEPPA PIG: MY FIRST CINEMA EXPERIENCE

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with plenty of snorts, giggles, and jumping up and down in muddy puddles!

RELEASE DATE 7 APRIL Fans of Peppa Pig will be snorting with delight as everyone’s favourite little piggy heads to cinemas nationwide in a new bigscreen adventure; complete with nine never-before-seen episodes. Perfectly timed to entertain the little ones during the Easter holidays and May half term, join Peppa in this exciting new preschool cinema experience,

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RELEASE DATE 14 APRIL Based on the beloved bestselling novel by W. Bruce Cameron, A Dog’s Purpose, from director Lasse Hallström, shares the soulful and surprising story of one devoted dog (voiced by Josh Gad) who finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he teaches to laugh and love.

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RELEASE DATE 17 MARCH / Director Jordan Peele / Starring Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Catherine Keener / Genre Horror, Thriller

From the creative mind of Jordan Peele and innovative production company Blumhouse (the Insidious series, The Gift, and The Visit) comes a horror that’s equal parts gripping thriller and provocative commentary. Get Out tells the story of a young African-American man who visits his white girlfriend’s family estate and becomes ensnared in a more sinister real reason for the invitation. Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and his girlfriend, Rose (Alison Williams), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy (Catherine Keener) and Dean (Bradley Whitford). At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behaviour as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he could have never imagined. 8 March / April 2017

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Film Shorts LOGAN RELEASE DATE 1 MARCH In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hideout on the Mexican border. But Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are upended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces.

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TRESPASS AGAINST US RELEASE DATE 3 MARCH Chad (Michael Fassbender) finds himself torn between respect for his archaic father, Colby

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(Brendan Gleeson), and a desire to forge a better life for his children. When Colby coerces him into a major robbery, Chad is faced with a choice that will change his life forever.

PERSONAL SHOPPER RELEASE DATE 17 MARCH Kristen Stewart stars as a high-fashion personal shopper to the stars who is also a spiritual medium. Grieving the recent death of her twin brother, she haunts his Parisian home, determined to make contact with him.

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RELEASE DATE 24 MARCH / Director Dean Israelite / Starring Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Banks, Naomi Scott / Genre Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

RELEASE DATE 24 MARCH / Director Daniel Espinosa / Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, Ryan Reynolds / Genre Sci-Fi, Thriller

Chosen by destiny, five ordinary high school kids become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove, and the world, is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. As the only ones who can save the planet, our heroes will have to overcome their real-life issues and band together as the Power Rangers.

Life tells the story of the six-member crew of the International Space Station that is on the edge of one of the most important discoveries in human history: the first evidence of extraterrestrial life on Mars. As the crew begins to conduct research, their methods end up having unintended consequences and the life form proves more intelligent than anyone ever expected.

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST RELEASE DATE 17 MARCH / Director Bill Condon / Starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans / Genre Fantasy, Musical, Romance

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A contemporary, live-action retelling of Disney’s animated classic follows Belle, a bright, beautiful, and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a Beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realise the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within.

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THE DISCOVERY OF A LIFETIME

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RELEASE DATE 24 MARCH / Director James Gray / Starring Charlie Hunnam, Tom Holland, Sienna Miller / Genre Action, Adventure, Biography

RELEASE DATE 10 MARCH / Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts / Starring Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson / Genre Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

The true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett, who journeys into the Amazon at the dawn of the 20th century and discovers evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilisation that may have once inhabited the region. Despite being ridiculed by the scientific establishment who regard indigenous populations as “savages”, the determined Fawcett - supported by his devoted wife, son, and aide-de-camp returns time and again to his beloved jungle in an attempt to prove his case, culminating in his disappearance in 1925.

This compelling, original adventure tells the story of a diverse team of scientists, soldiers, and adventurers uniting to explore a mythical uncharted island in the Pacific, as dangerous as it is beautiful. Cut off from everything they know, the team ventures into the domain of the mighty Kong, igniting the ultimate battle between man and nature. As their mission of discovery becomes one of survival, they must fight to escape a primal Eden in which humanity does not belong.

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RELEASE DATE 7 APRIL / Director Zach Braff / Starring Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Alan Arkin / Genre Comedy, Crime

Lifelong buddies Willie, Joe, and Al decide to buck retirement and step off the straight-and-narrow for the first time in their lives when their pension fund becomes a corporate casualty. Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, the three risk it all by embarking on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money. The film also stars Ann-Margret as Annie, a grocery cashier who’s been checking Al out in more ways than one; Joey King as Brooklyn, Joe’s whipsmart granddaughter; Matt Dillon as FBI Agent Hamer; Christopher Lloyd as the guy’s lodge buddy, Milton; John Ortiz as Jesus, a man of unspecified credentials who agrees to show the guys the ropes; and Peter Serafinowicz as Joe’s former son-in-law, Murphy, whose pot clinic connections may finally prove useful.

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Film Shorts THEIR FINEST RELEASE DATE 21 APRIL During the Blitz, Catrin (Gemma Arterton), an untried screenwriter, works under fire to make a film to lift the nation’s flagging spirits. Partnered alongside a fellow screenwriter (Sam Claflin) and an eccentric actor (Bill Nighy), the trio set off to make a film that will warm the hearts of the nation and inspire America to join the war.

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RULES DON’T APPLY RELEASE DATE 10 MARCH An aspiring young actress (Lily Collins) and her

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WONDER RELEASE DATE 7 APRIL Based on the New York Times bestseller, Wonder tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.

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Fist Fight RELEASE DATE 3 MARCH / Director Richie Keen / Starring Charlie Day, Ice Cube, Christina Hendricks / Genre Comedy

On the last day of the year, a mildmannered English teacher is trying his best to keep it together amidst senior pranks, a dysfunctional administration, and budget cuts that put jobs on the line. But things go from bad to worse when he accidentally crosses his much tougher and deeply feared colleague, who challenges him to an old-fashioned throw down after school.

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Smurfs: The Lost Village RELEASE DATE 31 MARCH / Director Kelly Asbury / Starring Demi Lovato, Mandy Patinkin, Julia Roberts / Genre Animation, Adventure, Comedy

In this fully-animated, all-new take on the Smurfs, a mysterious map sets Smurfette and her best friends Brainy, Clumsy, and Hefty on an exciting and thrilling race through a Forbidden Forest filled with magical creatures to find a mysterious lost village before the evil wizard Gargamel does. But awaiting them is the biggest secret in Smurf history!

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THE BOSS BABY RELEASE DATE 7 APRIL / Director Tom McGrath / Starring Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, Lisa Kudrow / Genre Animation, Adventure, Comedy

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A hilariously universal story about how a new baby’s arrival impacts a family, told from the point of view of a delightfully unreliable narrator: a wildly imaginative 7-year-old named Tim. With a sly, heart-filled message about the importance of family, DreamWorks‘ The Boss Baby is an authentic and broadly appealing original comedy for all ages.

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RELEASE DATE 7 APRIL / Director Jeffrey Blitz / Starring Anna Kendrick, Lisa Kudrow, Stephen Merchant / Genre Comedy, Romance

RELEASE DATE 24 MARCH / Director Dax Shepard / Starring Dax Shepard, Michael Peña, Jessica McNamee / Genre Action, Comedy, Crime

Having been relieved of her duties after being unceremoniously dumped by the best man via text, ex-maid of honour Eloise decides to hold her head up high and attend her oldest friend’s wedding anyway. She finds herself seated at the “random” table in the back of the ballroom with a disparate group of strangers. As everyone’s secrets are revealed, Eloise learns a thing or two from the denizens of Table 19. Friendships, and even a little romance can happen under the most unlikely circumstances.

Jon Baker and Frank “Ponch” Poncherello have joined the California Highway Patrol for very different reasons. Baker is a beaten up pro motorbiker trying to put his life and marriage back together. Ponch is a cocky undercover Federal agent investigating a multi-million dollar heist that may be an inside job. The inexperienced rookie and hardened pro are teamed together, but kickstarting a partnership is easier said than done. But with Baker’s bike skills and Ponch’s street savvy, it might just work…if they don’t drive each other crazy. March / April 2017 11


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THE END OF AN EMPIRE. THE BIRTH OF TWO NATIONS

VICEROY’S HOUSE RELEASE DATE 3 MARCH / Director Gurinder Chadha / Starring Hugh Bonneville, Gillian Anderson, Michael Gambon / Genre Drama, History

Viceroy’s House in Delhi was the home of the British rulers of India. After 300 years, that rule was coming to an end. For six months in 1947, Lord Mountbatten (Hugh Bonneville), great-grandson of Queen Victoria, assumed the post of the last Viceroy, charged with handing India back to its people. The film’s story unfolds within that great House. Upstairs lived Mountbatten together with his wife (Gillian Anderson) and daughter (Lily Travers); downstairs lived their 500 Hindu, Muslim, and Sikh servants. As the political elite - Nehru, Jinnah, and Gandhi - converged on the House to wrangle over the birth of independent India, conflict erupted. A decision was taken to divide the country and create a new Muslim homeland: Pakistan. It was a decision whose consequences reverberate to this day. 12 March / April 2017

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Film Shorts A QUIET PASSION RELEASE DATE 7 APRIL The story of 19th-century American poet Emily Dickinson is brought to life, in a remarkably sensitive biopic.

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FREE FIRE RELEASE DATE 31 MARCH Justine (Brie Larson) has brokered a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two Irishmen (Cillian Murphy and Michael Smiley) and a gang led by Vernon (Sharlto Copley) and Ord (Armie Hammer) who are selling them a stash of guns. But

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THE SENSE OF AN ENDING RELEASE DATE 14 APRIL Tony Webster (Jim Broadbent) leads a reclusive and quiet existence until long-buried secrets from his past force him to face the flawed recollections of his younger self, the truth about his first love (Charlotte Rampling), and the devastating consequences of decisions made a lifetime ago.

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RELEASE DATE 14 APRIL / Director F. Gary Gray / Starring Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Charlize Theron / Genre Action, Crime, Thriller

RELEASE DATE 7 APRIL / Director Pete Travis / Starring Riz Ahmed, Billie Piper, James Floyd / Genre Crime, Thriller

When a mysterious woman seduces Dom into the world of crime, and a betrayal of those closest to him, the Fast & Furious crew will face trials that will test them as never before as they crisscross the globe to stop an anarchist from unleashing chaos on the world’s stage… and bring home the man who made them a family.

Deadbeat private eye Tommy Akhtar has got an office above a cab firm, a taste for cigarettes and bourbon, and a finely tuned moral compass that he keeps hidden behind a sharp cynicism. When Tommy walks into his office one morning to find high-class prostitute Melody seeking his help, he’s launched into a story that plays as an utterly original modern noir.

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GHOST IN THE SHELL RELEASE DATE 31 MARCH / Director Rupert Sanders / Starring Scarlett Johansson, Michael Pitt, Takeshi Kitano / Genre Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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Based on the internationallyacclaimed sci-fi property, Ghost In The Shell follows Major, a special ops, one-of-a-kind human-cyborg hybrid, who leads the elite task force Section 9. Devoted to stopping the most dangerous criminals and extremists, Section 9 is faced with an enemy whose singular goal is to wipe out Hanka Robotic’s advancements in cyber technology.

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RELEASE DATE 7 APRIL / Director Julia Ducournau / Starring Garance Marillier, Ella Rumpf, Rabah Nait Oufella / Genre Horror

RELEASE DATE 21 APRIL / Director Denise Di Novi / Starring Rosario Dawson, Katherine Heigl, Geoff Stults / Genre Romance, Thriller

Everyone in Justine’s family is a vet. And a vegetarian. At 16, she’s a brilliant and promising student. When she starts at veterinary school, she enters a decadent, merciless, and dangerously seductive world. During the first week of hazing rituals, desperate to fit in whatever the cost, she strays from her family principles when she eats raw meat for the first time. Justine will soon face the terrible and unexpected consequences of her actions as her true self begins to emerge in Julia Ducournau’s sexy and stunning directorial debut.

Tessa is barely coping with the end of her marriage when her ex-husband becomes happily engaged to Julia; not only bringing Julia into the home they once shared but also into the life of their daughter. Trying to settle into her new role as a wife and a stepmother, Julia believes she has finally met the man who can help her put her troubled past behind her. But Tessa’s jealousy soon takes a pathological turn as she stops at nothing to turn Julia’s dream into her ultimate nightmare. March / April 2017 13


THE SALESMAN

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ONSCREEN ON INDIE We take a look at the best independent, documentary, and world cinema hitting selected screens in March/April. The Salesman RELEASE DATE 17 MARCH / Director Asghar Farhadi / Starring Shahab Hosseini, Taraneh Alidoosti, Babak Karimi / Genre Thriller Countries / Iran, France

Forced to move out of their apartment due to dangerous works on a neighbour’s building, Emad and Rana move into a new flat in the centre of Tehran. Before long, an incident linked to the previous tenant of their new home dramatically changes the young couple’s life in a tense and breathless thriller from the Oscar-winning director of A Separation.

The Love Witch RELEASE DATE 10 MARCH / Director Anna Biller / Starring Samantha Robinson, Jeffrey Vincent Parise, Laura Waddell / Genre Comedy, Horror / Country USA

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determined to find a man and makes spells and potions to pick up men and seduce them. However her spells work too well, and she ends up with a string of hapless victims. When she finally meets the man of her dreams, her desperation to be loved drives her to the brink of insanity and murder.

Jawbone RELEASE DATE 17 MARCH / Director Thomas Q. Napper / Starring Johnny Harris, Ray Winstone, Michael Smiley / Genre Action, Drama, Sport / Country United Kingdom

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rock bottom he turns to his childhood boxing club and the only family he has left: gym owner Bill, cornerman Eddie, and promoter Joe. Back in training, years after anyone thought he was a contender, he will risk his life to stand tall and to regain his place in the world.

Lady Macbeth RELEASE DATE 28 APRIL / Director William Oldroyd / Starring Florence Pugh, Cosmo Jarvis, Christopher Fairbank / Genre Drama / Country United Kingdom

Rural England, 1865. Katherine is stifled by her loveless marriage to a bitter man twice her age, and his cold, unforgiving family. When she embarks on a passionate affair with a young worker on her husband’s estate, a force is unleashed inside her so powerful that she will stop at nothing to get what she wants.

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RELEASE DATE 10 MARCH / Director Paul Verhoeven / Starring Isabelle Huppert, Laurent Lafitte, Anne Consigny / Genre Thriller / Countries France, Germany, Belgium

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in her own home she upends expectations by refusing to tell the police and begins tracking down her assailant alone, drawing them both into a curious and thrilling game in Paul Verhoeven’s exhilarating, multi-layered psychological noir that recalls the ambience of Hitchcock, De Palma, and Polanski, with a thrilling cerebral edge.


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Scarlett Johanssen is the Major, a cyborg counter-terrorist commander in this adaptation of the ground-breaking anime that adds new twists while remaining faithful to the aesthetics. WORDS CHRIS WASEY

RELEASE DATE 31 MARCH / Director Rupert Sanders / Starring Scarlett Johansson, Michael Pitt, Takeshi Kitano / Genre Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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n the future, unaltered humans are a rarity. Upgraded with computerised limbs and neural enhancers, humanity is changing. The Major (Scarlett Johannsen) is a one-of-a-kind cyborg leading specialised anti-terrorism unit Section 9 to the forefront of the battle for the future. Far superior in strength to any human, with soaring intelligence and active camouflage, the Major is a powerful weapon. But with so little of her organic body intact, she

struggles with the question of identity, and connection to her past life. Who was she before? A new enemy arises, and even the Major may not be enough to stop him. Kuze is a hacker unlike anything seen before, intent upon destroying the world’s development of cyber technology - and he might have the answers to the Major’s former existence. Hollywood has turned to animation in recent years, with hugely successful adaptations such as The Jungle Book, and freshly-released Beauty And The Beast. With its picturesque dystopian skylines, balletic gunplay, and iconic characters brought to life, Ghost In The Shell looks set to convert a whole new generation to the joys of anime - via live action.

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Anime Ahead With Ghost In The Shell projected to earn upwards of $400 million, anime remakes are here to stay. We consider some other seminal movies crying out for big screen adaptation.

AKIRA (1988) The seminal anime action movie. Set in a cyberpunk future with psychics and superpowers. A perfect movie to ride the wave of superhero cinema.

PRINCESS MONONOKE (1997) Seeking a cure for his friend’s magical curse, Ashitaka becomes embroiled in a war between a mining colony and the forest gods. Giant wolves, mystic powers, and huge battles.

SPIRITED AWAY (2001) A sullen 10-year-old girl wanders into a world ruled by gods, witches and spirits, where humans are treated as beasts of burden. Evocative, beautiful, moving, this was the breakout movie that brought anime to the west.

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PLAYTIME IS OVER

While his arrival into the Templeton family steals the limelight from older brother Tim, the Baby Boss needs his sibling’s help if he wants to save the world from an evil genius. WORDS BRODY ROSSITER RELEASE DATE 7 APRIL / Director Tom McGrath / Starring Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, Lisa Kudrow / Genre Animation, Adventure, Comedy

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here’s just not enough love to go around! Babies are getting a raw deal when it comes to kisses and cuddles, and there’s only one way to explain why . . . puppies. Super cute, super adorable, and downright delightful, puppies are

taking over when it comes to making us go all gooey on the inside. One baby isn’t going to stand for it any longer - or rather, attempt to stand before comically toppling over for it any longer! From the creators of Shrek and based on the children’s book by Marla Frazee, The Boss Baby is an animated insight into what really goes on when parents aren’t looking. One fast-talking, suitcase-wielding baby is suited, booted, and definitely ready to spit his dummy

out as he teams up with his seven-yearold brother to foil the dastardly plot of the CEO of Puppy Co. Expect spills, thrills, and a hefty dose of sailor suits as the pair attempt to place babies around the world back atop the cuteness scale. With a voice cast including Alec Baldwin and Steve Buscemi alongside DreamWorks Animation’s talented filmmakers, The Boss Baby is genuine fun for all members of the family – except the puppy. No puppies allowed!

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“BABY BOSS” TEMPLETON With a brain bigger than most adults, this Boss Baby is our last line of defence from Francis E. Francis, the evil CEO of Puppy Co.

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MRS. TEMPLETON Friends’ Lisa Kudrow steps up to the mic to add the voice of the boys’ mother, Mrs. Templeton. She just wants to see her sons get along, even if they want to save the world to do it.

Baby Boss’ seven-year-old brother must put aside his sibling rivalry to help his little bro infiltrate Puppy Co. and save their parents.

MR. TEMPLETON Voiced by American chat show host Jimmy Kimmel, the oblivious Mr. Templeton has no idea what’s going on inside his son’s crib. Hopefully, it’ll stay that way.


A TIMELESS TALE

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For their latest live-action reimagining, Disney return to their most beloved film to retell the tale as old as time as it’s never been told before. WORDS LEE CURTIS

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

RELEASE DATE 17 MARCH / Director Bill Condon / Starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans / Genre Fantasy, Musical, Romance

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nce upon a time, 26 years ago to be exact, Beauty And The Beast became one of Disney’s greatest successes, the first animated film to be nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards, and still remains a cherished favourite for many film lovers today. Disney’s fifth live-action reimagining refashions the beloved characters and unforgettable songs from the well-worn VHS so many grew up with to enchant an entirely new generation of cinemagoers. Much like directors Tim Burton (Alice In Wonderland), Robert Stromberg (Maleficent), Kenneth Branagh (Cinderella), and Jon Favreau (The Jungle Book) before him, Bill Condon has saturated the classic iconography of the animated original with modern visual effects and a contemporary ensemble to ensure his musical conjures a magical atmosphere of its own. From the bewitching title track and beautiful “Something There,” to catchier classics “Gaston” and “Be Our Guest,” original songs are refreshed and performed alongside three never-before-heard tracks from the entire cast and singers Ariana Grande, John Legend, Céline Dion, and Josh Groban. But these alterations, whether giving treasured characters an extra dimension, singing new songs, or creating new scenes, will honour and enhance Disney’s classic fairytale and ensure this tale is worth revisiting time and time again.

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FEATURE After Dom’s shocking U-turn leaves the Fast & Furious family wrecked, old enemies must become allies as the crew race to stop a new threat and get their man back. WORDS LEE CURTIS

BLOOD IS THICKER THAN WATER RELEASE DATE 14 APRIL / Director F. Gary Gray / Starring Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Charlize Theron / Genre Action, Crime, Thriller

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n the 16 years since they began, the Fast & Furious crew have shifted from buccaneering street-racers to globe-trotting, anti-terrorism mercenaries. They’ve faced death-defying stunts, ruthless enemies, and the tragic loss of a brother, but the close-knit family has stayed together through it all. UNTIL NOW In the most dramatic twist yet, Dom betrays his band of brothers and joins forces with high-tech terrorist Cipher;

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the franchises’ first female villain and most fatal of femme fatales. As Letty and the crew try to make sense of the chaos while the imprisoned Hobbs squares off with his new cellmate, Deckard Shaw - the vengeful ex-Special Forces killer Hobbs locked up - in steps Mr. Nobody with a unique solution to all of their problems. Armed with new cars, new weapons, and a new ally, the crew face their ultimate test as they embark on a global chase that takes them from New York’s tightly packed streets to the vast, frozen tundra of the Arctic Circle. Just when you think every narrative thread has been exhausted, the franchise goes faster and more furious than ever to prove there’s still plenty of gas in the tank.

A GRAND TOUR Location has always been a key feature of the Fast & Furious films as it not only represents the franchise’s multiculturalism, but also opens the door to more jawdropping stunts as the filmmakers continue to push the limits of the action genre. With its roots embedded in Los Angeles’ street racing culture, the action behemoth has since taken its show on the road to share its action exploits with some of the world’s most famous cities: Tokyo, Rio, London, Abu Dhabi, and New York. Over 8 films, the Fast & Furious franchise has visited exotic and exciting locations, and the eighth instalment sees the franchise make history by becoming the first Hollywood production to be filmed on location in Cuba.


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FROM THE EAST When a team of explorers journey to a mysterious island, they quickly learn that they’ve crossed into the domain of monsters. Kong is back, and he’s bigger than ever. WORDS BRODY ROSSITER

RELEASE DATE 10 MARCH / Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts / Starring Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson / Genre Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi 1933 - KING KONG Kong’s big screen debut left audiences terrified thanks to its lifelike use of stop motion animation and is still considered one of the greatest films ever made.

1962 - KING KONG VS. GODZILLA The meeting of two of cinema’s most intimidating forces caused cinematic chaos in 1960s Japan, selling over 11 million tickets during its initial cinematic run. A second earthshattering showdown is tentatively scheduled for 2020.

2005 - KING KONG Lord Of The Rings director Peter Jackson revitalised Kong with a classical story augmented by stateof-the-art special effects. The film received critical acclaim but added little to Kong’s lore beyond a multimillion dollar lick of paint. It’s the last we’ve seen of Kong…until now.

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hen it comes to fictional beasts, few are greater than King Kong. The fearsome creature has smashed a gloriously destructive path throughout some of the most monstrous storytelling of the last hundred years. However, modern incarnations of the Eighth Wonder of the World have failed to strike shock and awe into cinemagoers in the same manner as Kong’s big screen debut back in 1933. Decades of spectacular monster movies packed with cataclysmic set pieces and big-budget bluster

KONG: SKULL ISLAND

undoubtedly lessened Kong’s impact onscreen. Luckily, Jordan Vogt-Roberts, an indie director with grand ambitions, has climbed aboard the latest voyage to the beast’s mythic homeland. The promise of a 21st century reboot roaring with action and suspense awaits. Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, and John Goodman are but a few of the adventurers journeying across the Pacific Ocean, unaware of the shocking spectacles that await them. Skull Island is uncharted, rich with fantastic sights, and incredibly treacherous, meaning Kong may well be the least of our intrepid explorers’ concerns upon arrival. Bigger isn’t always better in Hollywood, but a promising director, talented cast, and stunning visual effects may well return King Kong to his cinematic throne.

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THE PERIPHERIES OF WAR

FEATURE Amid the chaos of the Blitz, a quiet English copywriter must navigate the minefield of her love life whilst producing a heart-wrenching propaganda film to help attract American support. WORDS CHRIS WASEY

FINE FORM RELEASE DATE 21 APRIL / Director Lone Scherfig / Starring Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy / -Genre Comedy, Drama, Romance

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s the Blitz takes its toll on morale, the British government searches for a way to give the public hope while attracting support from across the Atlantic. Quiet copywriter Catrin (Gemma Arterton) is recruited as screenwriter for a new propaganda film about Dunkirk, and alongside a ramshackle crew, is tasked with completing production in time for a speedy debut in America. Bill Nighy leads the supporting

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cast as Ambrose Hilliard, a pompous, past-his-prime actor playing a role he feels is far beneath him. With Jeremy Irons as the Secretary of War and Richard E Grant as the film’s producer, Catrin’s pitted against an old boys’ club mentality. Finding solace with her screenwriting partner, Tom (played by Sam Claflin of The Hunger Games series and Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides), Catrin grows in courage, but as the pair become closer she reveals a secret that may torpedo the romance for good. Based on a novel by Lissa Evans, the film deftly balances a love story amid farcical film misadventures, all while the simmering threats from the other side of the Channel close in.

Hollywood has been finding stories of love on the fringes of conflict for decades:

The English Patient (1996) As WWII draws to a close, a young nurse tends to a badly burned fighter pilot.

Atonement (2007) A lie by a 13-year-old girl irrevocably changes the lives of all those around her, forcing one man off to war.

The Edge of Love (2008) Amid the blitz, two free-spirited women fall for the same charismatic poet

Glorious 39 (2009) In the weeks leading up to World War II, one girl discovers a family secret that puts them all in danger.

The Imitation Game (2014) During WWII, the mathematician Alan Turing must crack the enigma code


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DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: SALAZAR’S REVENGE RELEASE DATE 26 MAY / Directors Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg / Starring Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Javier Bardem / Genre Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Johnny Depp’s iconic, swashbuckling anti-hero returns to the big screen for an all-new rip-roaring adventure that finds down-on-his-luck Captain Jack feeling the winds of ill-fortune blowing strongly his way when deadly ghost sailors, led by the terrifying Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem), escape from the Devil’s Triangle determined to kill every pirate at sea; notably Jack. Now at the helm of the Dying Gull, Captain Jack must forge an uneasy alliance with a brilliant and beautiful astronomer (Kaya Scodelario) and a headstrong young sailor in the Royal Navy (Brenton Thwaites) to save himself from the most formidable and malicious foe has ever faced.

WHEN YOU CAN’T HIDE. RUN

Alien: Covenant RELEASE DATE 19 MAY / Director Ridley Scott / Starring Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, James Franco / Genre Sci-Fi, Thriller

A new chapter in the groundbreaking Alien franchise follows the

crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, as they discover what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world. When they uncover a threat beyond their imagination, they must attempt a harrowing escape. March / April 2017 21

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THE MUMMY

The Mummy RELEASE DATE 9 JUNE / Director Alex Kurtzman / Starring Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Russell Crowe / Genre Action, Adventure, Horror

Thought safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess whose destiny was unjustly taken from her awakens in our current day, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension in a reboot of the legend of The Mummy that kick-starts Universal’s “new world of gods and monsters”.

Transformers: The Last Knight RELEASE DATE 23 JUNE / Director Michael Bay / Starring Mark Wahlberg, Anthony Hopkins, Laura Haddock / Genre Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Shattering the core myths 22 March / April 2017

of the Transformers franchise, and redefining the meaning of hero, The Last Knight finds humans and Transformers at war. The key to saving our future lies buried in the secrets of the past, in the hidden history of Transformers on Earth. As the hunted become heroes and heroes become villains, only one world will survive: theirs, or ours.

KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD true legacy…whether he likes it or not.

Unlocked RELEASE DATE 5 MAY / Director Michael Apted / Starring Noomi Rapace, Orlando Bloom, John Malkovich / Genre Action, Thriller

Once one of the CIA’s top

interrogators, Alice’s career was sidelined when she failed “to unlock” a prisoner in time to save the lives of dozens of innocent people. Now leading a quiet life in London, Alice is unexpectedly called back into action when the CIA apprehends a suspect believed to have knowledge of an imminent attack.

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword RELEASE DATE 12 MAY / Director Guy Ritchie / Starring Charlie Hunnam, Annabelle Wallis, Jude Law / Genre Action, Adventure, Fantasy

When his father is murdered and his uncle seizes the crown, Arthur finds he’s been robbed of his birthright and has no idea who he truly is. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, his life is turned upside down and he is forced to acknowledge his

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Wonder Woman

ONE TO WATCH

RELEASE DATE 2 JUNE / Director Patty Jenkins / Starring Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright / Genre Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

» Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess

of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers…and her true destiny.


MISS SLOANE

Miss Sloane RELEASE DATE 12 MAY / Director John Madden / Starring Jessica Chastain, Mark Strong, Gugu MbathaRaw / Genre Thriller

In the high-stakes world of political power-brokers, Elizabeth Sloane is the most sought-after and formidable lobbyist in D.C. Known equally for her cunning and her track record of success, she has always done whatever is required to win. But when she takes on the most powerful opponent of her career, she finds that winning may come at too high a price.

Gifted RELEASE DATE 16 JUNE / Director Marc Webb / Starring Chris Evans, Jenny Slate, Octavia Spencer / Genre Drama

Frank Adler is a single man raising a child prodigy his spirited young niece Mary - in a coastal town

in Florida. Frank’s plans for a normal school life for Mary are foiled when the seven-year-old’s mathematical abilities come to the attention of Frank’s formidable mother Evelyn whose plans for her granddaughter threaten to separate Frank and Mary.

Despicable Me 3 RELEASE DATE 30 JUNE / Directors Kyle Balda, Pierre Coffin, Eric Guillon / Starring Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Trey Parker / Genre Animation, Action, Comedy

The adventures of Gru, Lucy, their adorable daughters - Margo, Edith, and Agnes - and the Minions continue as they are introduced to a new villain: Balthazar Bratt, a former child star who’s grown up to become obsessed with the character he played in the ‘80s and proves to be Gru’s most formidable nemesis to date.

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The House RELEASE DATE 30 JUNE / Director Andrew Jay Cohen / Starring Will Ferrell, Amy Poehler, Allison Tolman / Genre Comedy

After Scott and Kate Johansen (Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler) lose

their daughter Alex’s college fund, they become desperate to earn it back so she can pursue her dream of attending a university. With the help of their neighbour Frank (Jason Mantzoukas), they decide to start an illegal casino in the basement of his house.

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MINDHORN

RELEASE DATE 2 JUNE Seth Gordon’s R-rated action comedy reboots the hugely successful, sunsoaked series from the ‘90s with a host of new characters and a whole new story that follows devoted lifeguard Mitch Buchanan (Dwayne Johnson) as he butts heads with a brash new recruit (Zach Efron). Together they uncover a criminal plot that threatens the future of the Bay.

RELEASE DATE 5 MAY When MI5 Special Operative Bruce Mindhorn (Julian Barratt) was captured in the late 1980s, his eye was replaced by a super-advanced optical lie detector, which meant he could literally “see the truth.” He escaped and fled to the Isle of Man, to recuperate in the island’s temperate microclimate, and today has become the best plain-clothes detective the island has ever seen.

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The Zookeeper’s Wife RELEASE DATE 5 MAY / Director Niki Caro / Starring Jessica Chastain, Daniel Brühl, Johan Heldenbergh / Genre Biography, Drama, War

When their country is invaded by the Nazis, Polish zookeepers Jan and Antonina are forced to report to the Reich’s newly appointed chief zoologist. To fight back, they covertly begin working with the Resistance and put into action plans to save lives out of what has become the Warsaw Ghetto, with Antonina putting herself and even her children at great risk.

Rock That Body RELEASE DATE 16 JUNE / Director Lucia Aniello / Starring Scarlett Johansson, Zoë Kravitz, Kate McKinnon / Genre Comedy, Drama

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bachelorette party ever! But what begins as a fun time goes completely off the rails when a male stripper is found dead in a beach house in a raunchy, female-driven comedy from one of the minds behind Comedy Central’s Broad City.

My Cousin Rachel RELEASE DATE 9 JUNE / Director Roger Michell / Starring Rachel Weisz, Sam Claflin, Holliday Grainger / Genre Drama, Romance

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Adapted from Daphne Du Maurier’s dark, gothic romance novel of the same name, My Cousin Rachel tells the story of a young Englishman called Phillip who plots against his mysterious, beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian. But his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms.

RELEASE DATE 12 MAY Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn star as a mother and daughter who travel to South America for an amazing adventure. But their quest for a cultural experience goes disastrously wrong when they are kidnapped by an Ecuadorian drug cartel.

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CHURCHILL RELEASE DATE 16 JUNE Brian Cox stars as Winston Churchill in a revealing biopic that tells the previously untold story of Britain’s most celebrated

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leader, uncovering the true nature of his herculean wartime status and his vital relationship with “Clemmie” (Miranda Richardson) - his backbone and total confidant whose love inspired him to greatness.

DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: THE LONG HAUL RELEASE DATE 26 MAY Based on the recordbreaking book series, a family road trip to attend Meemaw’s 90th birthday party goes hilariously off course, thanks to Greg’s newest scheme to (finally!) become famous.

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A LEGEND IS REBORN

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Never one to shy away from hard-hitting Hollywood action, Tom Cruise returns to the big screen to unravel an ancient mystery and do battle with an unforgiving princess, awakened with a vengeance. WORDS TOM RUTTERFORD

THE MUMMY’S REIGN The Mummy (1932) The Mummy’s Hand (1940)

THE MUMMY RELEASE DATE 9 JUNE / Director Alex Kurtzman / Starring Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Russell Crowe / Genre Action, Adventure, Horror

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rom Karl Freund’s initial effort all the way back in 1932 to hammer horrors of the ‘60s and to the tonguein-cheek trilogy in recent years, the legend of The Mummy has taken many forms. Alex Kurtzman is the latest addition to a long list of directors to grace the franchise with a unique vision and teasers have showcased the pulsating action, thunderous explosions, sublime special effects, and sinister-looking creatures we’ve come to expect from a Tom Cruise blockbuster. Images: Mugshots of the original cast

Though we’ve only been provided with a small, but satisfying taster of Kurtzman’s modern vision, the film’s official tagline “Welcome to a New World of Gods and Monsters” is a promising suggestion of a supplementary and forward-thinking reboot of an ancient classic. Set in the modern day, The Mummy chronicles the tale of an ancient princess who is abruptly awakened from her crypt beneath the desert. Fuelled by the demons of her past and an exasperation grown over millennia, she returns to cause destruction and terror that defies all human comprehension. Sofia Boutella, Annabelle Wallis, and Russell Crowe star alongside Cruise in what promises to be one of the most astounding versions of the cinema’s most legendary monster-verse.

The Mummy’s Tomb (1942) The Mummy’s Ghost (1944) The Mummy’s Curse (1944) Abbott And Costello Meet The Mummy (1955) The Mummy (1959) The Curse Of The Mummy’s Tomb (1964) The Mummy’s Shroud (1967) Blood From The Mummy’s Tomb (1971) The Mummy (1999) The Mummy Returns (2001) The Mummy: Tomb Of The Dragon Emperor (2008)


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BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

Grab the Goodies!! The story and characters audiences know and love come to spectacular life in the live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic Beauty And The Beast, a stunning, cinematic event celebrating one of the most beloved tales ever told. The film follows the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a Beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realise the kind heart of the true Prince within. The film stars, among many: Emma Watson as Belle; Dan Stevens as the Beast; Luke Evans as Gaston, the handsome, but shallow villager who woos Belle; Kevin Kline as Maurice, Belle’s father; Josh Gad as Le Fou, Gaston’s long-suffering aide-decamp; Ewan McGregor as Lumière, the candelabra; and Emma Thompson as the teapot, Mrs. Potts.

To celebrate the release, on Friday 17th March, we have teamed up with Disney to give 1 lucky reader the chance to win some magical goodies. Simply answer the question below:

Q Who plays the Beast in this live-action adaptation? Email your answer, name and local cinema to info@onscreenmagazine.co.uk Entries must be received by 30th March 2017. Terms and Conditions: Closing date for entries is 30th March 2017 - One winner drawn at random will win the goodies shown above - Some items may vary to that shown above - If you don’t wish for your details to be added to our email database then please specify in your email. © Disney 2017. All Rights Reserved.

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Enjoy the best theatre productions from all over the world from the best seat in the house. From ballet and opera to world-class theatre, there is something for everyone. Excellent value and top-notch quality from your local cinema. March 2017

Royal Shakespeare Company Live: Julius Caesar Wednesday 26 April, 7pm

April 2017

National Theatre Live: Hedda Gabler, with Ruth Wilson Thursday 9 March, 7pm

National Theatre Live: Twelfth Night with Tamsin Grieg Thursday 6 April, 7pm

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Bolshoi Live: A Contemporary Evening Sunday 19 March, 3pm

Bolshoi Live: A Hero Of Our Time Sunday 9 April, 4pm

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Exhibition On Screen: The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism Tuesday 21 March, 6:45pm

Royal Opera House Live: Jewels Tuesday 11 April, 7:15pm

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Royal Opera House Live: Madama Butterfly Thursday 30 March, 7:15pm (NB) (W) (C) (WL) (B) (T)

National Theatre Live: Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead with Daniel Radcliffe Thursday 20 April, 7pm (NB) (W) (C) (WL) (B)

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