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WELCOME NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2021

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We started 2021 wondering if and when cinemas would reopen. Now, the big screen is back, let’s end the year in style!

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Marvel’s new mightiest heroes make their debut in Eternals and the secrets of Kingsman’s bloody origins are spilled in The King’s Man, but it’s Spider-Man stealing the headlines with a mysterious new chapter that tears open the MCU multiverse. There’s music and magic abound in Disney’s colourful Colombian animation Encanto and Spielberg’s sensational spin on West Side Story. A Boy Called Christmas has all the hallmarks of a new festive family favourite and Clifford The Big Red Dog brings a beloved childhood classic to life. The early Christmas presents don’t stop there as sci-fi fans gear up for Ghostbusters: Afterlife, a return to Raccoon City in the new Resident Evil, and a deeper dive down the rabbit hole to reunite with Neo and Trinity in The Matrix Resurrections. With awards on the way, ‘tis the season for serious acting too. The cinema stage is set for Kristen Stewart’s Princess Diana in Spencer, Will Smith’s King Richard, and Lady Gaga who leads a stellar ensemble in Ridley Scott’s retelling of the scandal that rocked the House Of Gucci.

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WHAT’S ON New releases hitting the big screen in Nov and Dec.

13 HOUSE OF GUCCI 14 SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME 15 ETERNALS 16 GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE 17 THE MATRIX: RESURRECTIONS 18 KING RICHARD 19 THE KING’S MAN 20 ENCANTO 22 COMING SOON Forthcoming films to get excited about in Jan and Feb.

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NOTE: All information enclosed is correct at time of print, however release dates are subject to change and not all films included in the publication may be shown at your local cinema.

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QUIZ TIME Onscreen’s Christmas Film Quiz The countdown to Christmas is on and we’re getting you into the spirit by testing your knowledge of some festive family favourites. Complete our Christmas film quiz and find out if you’re on the naughty or nice list.

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Who stars as The Prime Minister in Love Actually?

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SOMETHING’S COMING, SOMETHING GOOD

WEST SIDE STORY IN CINEMAS 10 DECEMBER Director Steven Spielberg / Starring Ansel Elgort, Rachel Zegler, Ariana DeBose / Genre Drama, Musical, Romance Directed by Academy Award-winner Steven Spielberg, from a screenplay by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winner Tony Kushner, West Side Story tells the classic tale of fierce rivalries and young love in 1957 New York City. Bringing together the best of both Broadway and Hollywood, this reimagining of the beloved musical stars Ansel Elgort as Tony, Rachel Zegler as María, Ariana DeBose as Anita, David Alvarez as Bernardo, Mike Faist as Riff, Josh Andrés Rivera as Chino, Ana Isabelle as Rosalía, Corey Stoll as Lieutenant Schrank, Brian d’Arcy James as Officer Krupke, and Rita Moreno as Valentina. The film’s highly-acclaimed creative team includes Tony Award-winner Justin Peck, renowned Los Angeles Philharmonic conductor and Grammy Award-winner Gustavo Dudamel, Academy Award-nominated composer and conductor David Newman, Tony Award-winning composer Jeanine Tesori, and Grammy-nominated music supervisor Matt Sullivan. Together, they breathe life into a cinema classic with a fresh adaptation of the beloved 1957 Broadway show famed for its music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and concept, direction, and choreography by Jerome Robbins.

Spider-Man: No Way Home IN CINEMAS 17 DECEMBER Director Jon Watts / Starring Tom Holland, Zendaya, Benedict Cumberbatch / Genre Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi The third film in the Spider-Man “Home” series continues the adventures of Peter Parker after the events of Spider-Man: Far From Home where his true identity has been revealed to the world and he’s in the frame for the murder of Mysterio. For the first time in the cinematic history of Spider-Man, our friendly neighbourhood hero is unmasked and no longer able to separate his normal life from the high-stakes of being a superhero. When he asks for help from Doctor Strange the stakes become even more dangerous, forcing him to discover what it truly means to be Spider-Man. November / December 2021

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MAGICAL HOUSE. MAGICAL FAMILY

ENCANTO IN CINEMAS 24 NOVEMBER Directors Jared Bush, Byron Howard, Charise Castro Smith / Starring Stephanie Beatriz, María Cecilia Botero, John Leguizamo / Genre Animation, Fantasy, Musical Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Encanto tells the tale of an extraordinary family, the Madrigals, who live hidden in the mountains of Colombia, in a magical house, in a vibrant town, in a wondrous, charmed place called an Encanto. The magic of the Encanto has blessed every child in the family with a unique gift – from super strength to the power to heal – every child except one, Mirabel. But when she discovers that the magic surrounding the Encanto is in danger, Mirabel decides that she, the only ordinary Madrigal, might just be her exceptional family’s last hope.

The King’s Man IN CINEMAS 22 DECEMBER As a collection of history’s worst tyrants and criminal masterminds gather to plot a war to wipe out millions, one man must race against time to stop them. Director Matthew Vaughn turns back the clock on the Kingsman franchise to reveal the origins of the very first independent intelligence agency.

Violence Of Action IN CINEMAS 10 DECEMBER Chris Pine stars as a Marine who, after being involuntarily discharged, joins a paramilitary organisation in order to support his family the only way he knows how. During a black ops mission, he’s betrayed, left to die, and must fight to survive.

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The Matrix Resurrections IN CINEMAS 22 DECEMBER

Ghostbusters: Afterlife IN CINEMAS 18 NOVEMBER

Eternals IN CINEMAS 5 NOVEMBER

Director Lana Wachowski / Starring Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II / Genre Action, Sci-Fi

Director Jason Reitman / Starring Mckenna Grace, Finn Wolfhard, Paul Rudd / Genre Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

Director Chloé Zhao / Starring Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Salma Hayek / Genre Action, Sci-Fi

From visionary filmmaker Lana Wachowski comes the long-awaited fourth chapter in the groundbreaking franchise that redefined a genre. Twenty years after the first film, the mind-bending new adventure reunites cinematic icons Neo and Trinity in a continuation and expansion of their story that ventures back into the Matrix.

When a single mother and her two kids arrive in a small town, they begin to discover their connection to the original Ghostbusters and the secret legacy their grandfather left behind. As strange things start to occur in their new neighbourhood, who will answer the call? Find out in the next chapter in the original Ghostbusters universe.

Marvel’s Eternals introduces a new team of superheroes to the MCU, ancient aliens who have been living on Earth in secret for thousands of years. Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, an unexpected tragedy forces them out of the shadows to reunite against mankind’s most ancient enemy.

DREAM BIG

Clifford The Big Red Dog IN CINEMAS 10 DECEMBER

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Resident Evil: Welcome To Raccoon City IN CINEMAS 3 DECEMBER

Director Walt Becker / Starring Darby Camp, Jack Whitehall, John Cleese / Genre Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Director Johannes Roberts / Starring Kaya Scodelario, Avan Jogia, Robbie Amell / Genre Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

When young middle-schooler Emily Elizabeth meets a magical animal rescuer who gifts her a little, red puppy, she never imagined she’d wake up to find a giant ten-foot hound at the foot of her bed in her small New York apartment the next morning. With her mother away on a business trip, Emily and her fun but impulsive uncle Casey set out on a life-changing adventure that will keep you on the edge of your seat as our heroes take a bite out of the Big Apple. Bringing the beloved Scholastic book character to life for the first time, Clifford The Big Red Dog will teach the world how to love and dream big!

Once the booming home of pharmaceutical giant Umbrella Corporation, Raccoon City is now a dying Midwestern town. The company’s exodus left the city a wasteland, with great evil brewing below the surface. When that evil is unleashed, the townspeople are forever changed and a small group of survivors must work together to uncover the truth and make it through the night. Returning to the terrifying roots of the massively popular Resident Evil franchise, fan and filmmaker Johannes Roberts brings the horror games to life for a whole new generation of fans. November / December 2021

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A TALE OF FORBIDDEN LOVE

MOTHERING SUNDAY IN CINEMAS 12 NOVEMBER Director Eva Husson / Starring Odessa Young, Josh O’Connor, Olivia Colman / Genre Drama, Romance On a warm spring day in 1924, housemaid and foundling Jane Fairchild finds herself alone on Mother’s Day. Her employers, Mr and Mrs Niven, are out and she has the rare chance to spend an afternoon of abandon with her secret lover, Paul, the boy from the manor house nearby. Paul is Jane’s long-term love despite the fact that he’s engaged to be married to another woman, a childhood friend and daughter of his parents’ friends. But events that neither can foresee will change the course of Jane’s life forever. From the producers of Carol and Their Finest comes a tale of forbidden love based on the novel by Graham Swift, directed by Palme d’Or nominee Eva Husson, and penned by the BAFTA-nominated writer of Normal People, Alice Birch. Mothering Sunday features an all-star cast led by Odessa Young, Sopé Dìrísù, and The Crown’s Josh O’Connor, with Academy Award, Primetime Emmy, and BAFTA-winner Glenda Jackson; Academy Award and BAFTA-winner Olivia Colman; and Academy Award and BAFTA-winner Colin Firth completing an exciting ensemble.

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C’mon C’mon IN CINEMAS 19 NOVEMBER Johnny and his young nephew forge a tenuous but transformational relationship when they are unexpectedly thrown together in this delicate and deeply moving story about the connections between adults and children, the past and the future, from writer-director Mike Mills and starring Joaquin Phoenix.

Boxing Day IN CINEMAS 3 DECEMBER Melvin, a British author living in America, returns home to London for the holidays to introduce his American fiancé to his eccentric British-Caribbean family. Their relationship is put to the test when she discovers Melvin’s ex-girlfriend is an international pop star!

Silent Night IN CINEMAS 3 DECEMBER As mankind faces imminent destruction, a group of old friends, in true British fashion, adopt a stiff upper lip, crack open another bottle of prosecco, and continue to celebrate Christmas in the comfort of an idyllic country home. But no amount of stoicism can replace the courage needed for their last night on Earth.


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Director Pablo Larraín / Starring Kristen Stewart, Jack Farthing, Sally Hawkins / Genre Biography, Drama, Romance

Director Clint Eastwood / Starring Clint Eastwood, Eduardo Minett, Dwight Yoakam / Genre Drama, Thriller, Western

Director Ridley Scott / Starring Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, Jared Leto / Genre Crime, Drama, Thriller

The marriage of Princess Diana and Prince Charles has long since grown cold. Though rumours of affairs and a divorce abound, peace is ordained for the Christmas festivities at the Queen’s Sandringham Estate. There’s eating and drinking, shooting, and hunting. Diana knows the game. But this year, things will be a whole lot different. Spencer is an imagining of what might have happened during those few fateful days.

One-time rodeo star and washed-up horse breeder Mike Milo takes a job from his former employer to bring the man’s young son home from Mexico. Forced to take the back roads on their way to Texas, the unlikely pair faces an unexpectedly challenging journey, during which the world-weary horseman finds unexpected connections and his own sense of redemption in Clint Eastwood’s uplifting and poignant western.

Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, Al Pacino, Jeremy Irons, Salma Hayek, and Jared Leto star in Ridley Scott’s retelling of the shocking true story of the family empire behind the Italian fashion house of Gucci. Spanning three decades of love, betrayal, decadence, revenge, and ultimately murder, House Of Gucci reveals what a name means, what it’s worth, and how far a family will go for control.

FATHER OF THE YEAR

King Richard IN CINEMAS 19 NOVEMBER

EXPERIENCE THE MAGIC

A Boy Called Christmas IN CINEMAS 26 NOVEMBER

Director Reinaldo Marcus Green / Starring Will Smith, Demi Singleton, Saniyya Sidney / Genre Biography, Drama

Director Gil Kenan / Starring Henry Lawfull, Jim Broadbent, Maggie Smith / Genre Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Armed with a clear vision and a brazen seventy-eight-page plan, Richard Williams is determined to write his daughters, Venus and Serena, into history. Training on Compton, California’s abandoned tennis courts – rain or shine – the girls are shaped by their father’s unyielding commitment and their mother’s balanced perspective and keen intuition, defying the seemingly insurmountable odds and prevailing expectations laid before them. Based on the true story that will inspire the world, King Richard follows the uplifting journey of a family whose unwavering resolve and unconditional belief ultimately delivers two of the most extraordinarily gifted athletes of all time who changed the sport of tennis forever.

Christmas begins with a story of magic. An ordinary young boy called Nikolas sets out on an extraordinary adventure into the snowy north in search of his father who’s on a quest to discover the fabled village of the elves, Elfhelm. Aided by a headstrong reindeer called Blitzen and his loyal pet mouse, Nikolas soon meets his destiny in this magical and endearing story that proves nothing is impossible. Bringing Matt Haig’s bestselling book to life, A Boy Called Christmas boasts an incredible ensemble cast that includes newcomer Henry Lawfull, Toby Jones, Sally Hawkins, Kristen Wiig, Michiel Huisman, Zoe Colletti, Stephen Merchant, Jim Broadbent, Indica Watson, and Maggie Smith. November / December 2021

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KILLER STYLE Ridley Scott throws open the doors to reveal the inner workings of the House Of Gucci in his star-studded retelling of the scandal that changed the fashion family forever. WORDS ROBB SHEPPARD IN CINEMAS 26 NOVEMBER

Director Ridley Scott / Starring Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, Jared Leto / Genre Crime, Drama, Thriller Truth can be stranger than fiction, and the true story of Patrizia Reggiani and the Gucci family has to be seen to be believed. When glamorous Reggiani marries fashion figurehead Maurizio Gucci, what starts as a fairytale becomes the focal point of a contentious court case and a mysterious murder trial. The whole world was gripped by the ensuing storm of scandal, secrets, and shady dealings. Based on the book by journalist Sarah Gay Forden, director Ridley Scott takes us deep inside the House Of Gucci with stark eighties stylisation, including over-the-top automobiles, eyebrowraising fashion choices, and a killer soundtrack.

Speaking of killer, let’s talk about the cast. Lady Gaga is set to steal the show as socialite Reggiani, with the ever-engaging Adam Driver as Maurizio, Gucci’s new majority shareholder. Jared Leto is unrecognisable as the scheming Paolo, while Al Pacino looks totally in his element as Aldo, the former head of the fashion family. Jeremy Irons and Salma Hayek complete the striking ensemble. All of the above sets House Of Gucci as one of this season’s biggest hits and a real-must see from this year’s winter collection of cinema – even if you don’t know your Prada from your Primark.

LET’S GO GAGA! BORN THIS WAY Before she was Lady Gaga, Stefani Germanotta performed in clubs at the age of fourteen and, by seventeen, was one of only twenty people in the world to gain early admission to New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

THE FAME In 2010, and just two years after the release of her debut album, Lady Gaga made the cover of Time magazine’s double issue titled The 100 Most Influential People in the World.

A STAR IS BORN As art imitates life and vice versa, Gaga won the Oscar for Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Song) for co-writing Shallow from 2018’s A Star Is Born. Expect even more gongs for her role as the real “Black Widow” in House Of Gucci..

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Framed for murder and struggling to deal with life unmasked, Peter Parker seeks help from a wise friend, but when Strange’s spell unleashes chaos, his entire world comes into question. WORDS HARRY FAINT IN CINEMAS 17 DECEMBER

Director Jon Watts / Starring Tom Holland, Zendaya, Benedict Cumberbatch / Genre Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi Fresh from his summer school trip, Peter Parker finds his life in New York City turned upside down when his secret identity is revealed by the Daily Bugle. What’s more, he’s also in the frame for a drone attack on London that claimed the life of Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio. Unable to cope with living under the eye of intense public scrutiny, Peter makes his way to an old friend to ask a big favour. Doctor Strange agrees to cast a spell that will make everyone forget Spider-Man’s civilian identity, the impact of that hits home as Peter’s

relationships and treasured memories are put on the chopping block. However, this realisation comes all too late as Strange’s spell goes awry and sends them spiralling into the multiverse where old enemies from multiple alternate realities await. Villains from Spider-Man’s cinematic past return and enter the MCU to wreak havoc and put Peter to the ultimate test. Also returning for this action-packed web-slinging adventure are Zendaya’s MJ, Jacob Batalon’s Ned, and J.K. Simmons’ J. Jonah Jameson, the notorious head of the Daily Bugle who famously hates Spider-Man. So much is still unknown about who or what awaits within the MCU multiverse, but one thing that’s for certain, this is one multidimensional story that can’t be missed.

TOBEY MAGUIRE Maguire was the first Peter Parker to grace our screens, playing the superhero in Sam Raimi’s hugely-successful trilogy that sees him face Sandman, Venom, Willem Dafoe’s Green Goblin, and Alfred Molina’s Doctor Octopus.

ANDREW GARFIELD Garfield puts a fresh spin on the character in two films where Spidey goes web-head-to-head with a new roster of enemies, including Lizard, Electro, and Rhino.

TOM HOLLAND After his unforgettable arrival during Civil War, Tom Holland’s Spidey sky-rocketed to Avenger status under the guidance of his mentor, Iron Man. So far, his adventures have put him up against Vulture, Mysterio, and even Thanos. Now, his Spidey-sense is tingling as fearsome foes from films gone by make a return.

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Four decades after saving New York from ghosts, ghouls, and a giant marshmallow man, the Ghostbusters are a distant memory. When something strange awakens in a sleepy suburban town, a new generation step forward to fend off the supernatural. WORDS AARON POTTER IN CINEMAS 18 NOVEMBER

Director Jason Reitman / Starring Mckenna Grace, Finn Wolfhard, Paul Rudd / Genre Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi Hollywood’s recent habit to “Force Awakens” a franchise has had a mixed hit rate. It takes more than throwing a couple of cameos and easter eggs among a new cast of characters, paving a respectful path forward requires a touch more TLC. Thankfully, the new canonical instalment in the much beloved Ghostbusters series looks to have the recipe just right. Helmed by Jason Reitman, the son of the original films’ director Ivan, Ghostbusters: Afterlife pays tribute to the first films and the late Harold Ramis by centring on the exploits of Dr Egon Spengler’s daughter and two grandchildren. Soon after moving into their grandfather’s dilapidated farmhouse in Oklahoma, a series of supernatural disturbances occur that are all begging to be investigated. Aided

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by Paul Rudd’s enthusiastic teacher Mr Grooberson, the new generation of Ghostbusters answer the call in a new ghost-laden, goosebumpinducing family adventure that puts proton packs, mini Stay Pufts, the Ecto-1, and everything else that made Ghostbusters so beloved at the heart of a new story. An exciting line-up of newcomers plus the rumoured return of original cast members Dan Aykroyd, Annie Potts, Sigourney Weaver, Ernie Hudson, and yes, even Bill Murray signals an expert blend of the old and new that promises to welcome a new generation and give Ghostbusters fans the sequel they’ve been waiting thirty-two years to see.

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Mckenna Grace Fresh off her brief, but standout performances in I, Tonya and Captain Marvel, Mckenna Grace looks near unrecognisable as Egon’s granddaughter Phoebe. She takes after him as the bookworm of the group, thrust into adventure when trouble arrives in Summerville.

Paul Rudd Paul Rudd lends his loveable charm to the role of Mr Grooberson, a teacher familiar with Summerville and its history. He is, therefore, quick to question the earthquakes in a town “with no fault lines” and opens up the ultimate can of worms.

Finn Wolfhard If there’s one person who knows all about discovering spooky goings-on it’s Stranger Things’ Finn Wolfhard. It’s sure to come in handy, too, as his character Trevor swiftly find himself amidst the supernatural, aiding his sister as the Ecto-1’s new designated driver.


THE CHOICE IS YOURS Troubled by uncertain memories, Neo finds himself back in the Matrix. After bumping into an old flame, he begins to realise things are not what they seem as the game-changing sci-fi franchise returns to take us deeper down the rabbit hole. WORDS HARRY FAINT IN CINEMAS 22 DECEMBER

Director Lana Wachowski / Starring Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II / Genre Action, Sci-Fi Thomas Anderson is living a life unfulfilled. Assisted by a daily dose of suspicious blue pills, he’s blind to his previous life as “Neo” – the One – and unaware that he’s living a simulated lie in the Matrix. It’s not until a chance encounter with a familiar stranger when he starts to notice the glitches in the system, and that everything is far from what it seems. The stranger is none other than Trinity, who’s also oblivious to their shared past, their relationship, and their history fighting side by side in the revolution against the machines. Morpheus, their old friend, arrives to mentor them in a war many thought had been won. Now, it’s time for them to wake up and fight.

The Matrix Resurrections marks a return to the sci-fi franchise beloved by many and brings Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss back to their iconic roles under the direction of visionary filmmaker Lana Wachowski. Morpheus, however, has been “rebooted” by Candyman’s Yahya Abdul-Mateen II. Jonathan Groff, Neil Patrick Harris, Christina Ricci, and Priyanka Chopra Jonas are among the other exciting new faces joining the franchise. With so much unknown and so many burning questions still unanswered, the only way to find out is by following the white rabbit to re-enter the Matrix.

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The Matrix: Recapped Before the next chapter in the sci-fi action epic hits the big screen, catch up on the story so far!

The Matrix In a dystopian future, computer hacker Neo is freed from the Matrix to become a rebel hero. Drawn into the war on the machines, he learns how to bend the rules of the Matrix and fulfil his destiny.

The Matrix Reloaded Aided by Trinity, Morpheus, and a team of rebels, Neo continues to fight the oppression of the machines in a race against time to prevent their home falling to the sentinels.

The Matrix Revolutions In a triumphant end to the trilogy, Neo fights an army of Agent Smiths in an epic cinematic showdown. Lives are lost, but the war against the machines is won…or so we thought!

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Will Smith steps into the role as Richard Williams, a father determined to turn his two daughters, Venus and Serena, into the world’s biggest tennis stars. WORDS AARON POTTER IN CINEMAS 19 NOVEMBER

Director Reinaldo Marcus Green / Starring Will Smith, Demi Singleton, Saniyya Sidney / Genre Biography, Drama How much would you sacrifice to be the best in your field? That’s not only the question Serena and Venus Williams faced when setting out to achieve global stardom, but one for their father, too. Based on the true story of the coach with unparalleled ambition for his two daughters, King Richard is the unflinching account of the man behind the women who rose up from the dangerous Compton streets to become the celebrated sports superstars they are today. Will Smith appears equally

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determined as Richard Williams, serving up more of the heartfelt poignancy he’s impressed audiences with on several occasions throughout his career, but most memorably in Ali and The Pursuit Of Happyness. Under the direction of exciting breakout director Reinaldo Marcus Green, Smith is joined by a highprofile cast that includes Jon Bernthal, Aunjanue Ellis, and Saniyya Sidney and Demi Singleton who play young Venus and Serena respectively. Such a high calibre of talent both behind and in front of the camera already has King Richard tipped to potentially win big come awards season. Could this be the first time Will Smith gets the award for best leading male performance?

Wimbledon Mixing rom-com with sports drama isn’t new, but the charm of Paul Bettany’s journeyman tennis player helped to render Wimbledon a British cult classic. His relationship with co-star Kirsten Dunst sparkles on screen, further selling this happy-go-lucky underdog story.

Borg Vs McEnroe Few matches will go down in tennis history as much as the dramatic bout between Björn Borg and John McEnroe in the 1980 Men’s Wimbledon final. The events leading up to and during this match is the subject of 2017’s critical darling.

Battle Of The Sexes This 70s-set biopic focusses on the real-life rivalry between tennis icons Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs. Both Emma Stone and Steve Carrell blend into their roles with ease, resulting in an entertaining sports dramedy that shows how far the sport and society has come.

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SING 2 IN CINEMAS 28 JANUARY Director Garth Jennings / Starring Matthew McConaughey, Scarlett Johansson, Taron Egerton / Genre Animation, Adventure, Musical Illumination’s animated smash hit returns with bigger dreams and more spectacular hit songs as can-do koala Buster Moon and his all-star cast of animal performers prepare to launch their most dazzling stage extravaganza yet. There’s just one hitch: first they have to persuade the world’s most reclusive rockstar, voiced by legendary music icon Bono, to join them. Buster and his cast have turned the New Moon Theater into a local hit, but Buster has his eyes on a bigger prize: debuting a new show at the Crystal Tower Theater in glamorous Redshore City. But with no connections, Buster and his cast – including harried mother pig Rosita, rocker porcupine Ash, earnest gorilla Johnny, shy elephant Meena, and, of course, porcine provocateur extraordinaire Gunter – are forced to make a desperate bid and promise that their new show will star lion rock legend Clay Calloway. Problem is, Buster has never met Clay, and now Buster must embark on a quest to find Clay and persuade him to return to the stage. What begins as Buster’s dream of big-time success becomes an emotional reminder of the power of music.

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Death On The Nile IN CINEMAS 11 FEBRUARY Director Kenneth Branagh / Starring Kenneth Branagh, Gal Gadot, Emma Mackey / Genre Crime, Drama, Mystery Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot’s Egyptian vacation aboard a glamorous river steamer turns into a terrifying search for a murderer when a pictureperfect couple’s idyllic honeymoon is tragically cut short. Set against an epic landscape of sweeping desert vistas and the majestic Giza pyramids, this tale of unbridled passion and incapacitating jealousy features a cosmopolitan group of impeccably dressed travellers, and enough wicked twists and turns to leave audiences guessing until the final, shocking denouement.


Jackass Forever

The Duke IN CINEMAS 25 FEBRUARY

IN CINEMAS 4 FEBRUARY Director Jeff Tremaine / Starring Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O, Chris Pontius / Genre Action, Comedy

Director Roger Michell / Starring Jim Broadbent, Helen Mirren, Fionn Whitehead / Genre Comedy, Drama

Celebrating the joy of being back together with your best friends and a perfectly executed shot to the dingdong, the original jackass crew return for another round of hilarious, wildly absurd, and often dangerous displays of comedy with a little help from some exciting new cast. Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O, Chris Pontius, Wee Man, Preston Lacy, Dave England, Danger Ehren, and the rest of the crew reunite to push the envelope further than ever in Jackass Forever.

In 1961, sixty-year-old Kempton Bunton stole Goya’s portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery in London and promised to return it if the government invested in care for the elderly. Only fifty years later did the full story emerge, Kempton had spun a web of lies. The only truth was that he was a good man, determined to change the world and save his marriage – how and why he used The Duke to achieve that is a wonderfully uplifting tale.

The Lost Daughter

Operation Mincemeat

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Director Maggie Gyllenhaal / Starring Olivia Colman, Dakota Johnson, Jessie Buckley / Genre Drama

Director John Madden / Starring Colin Firth, Matthew Macfadyen, Simon Russell Beale / Genre Drama, War

Alone on a seaside vacation, Leda becomes consumed with a young mother and daughter as she watches them on the beach. Unnerved by their compelling relationship, and their menacing extended family, Leda is overwhelmed by her own memories of the terror, confusion, and intensity of early motherhood. An impulsive act shocks Leda into the strange and ominous world of her own mind, where she’s forced to face the unconventional choices she made as a young mother in a psychological thriller that marks Maggie Gyllenhaal’s directorial debut.

It’s 1943. The Allies are determined to break Hitler’s grip on occupied Europe and plan an all-out attack on Sicily, but they face an impossible challenge – how to protect a massive invasion from massacre. It falls to two remarkable intelligence officers, Ewen Montagu and Charles Cholmondeley, to dream the most inspired and improbable disinformation strategy of the war using the most unlikely of secret agents: a dead man. Colin Firth and Matthew Macfadyen star in the true story of wartime deception that changed the course of the Second World War.

Rumble IN CINEMAS 14 FEBRUARY Director Hamish Grieve / Starring Geraldine Viswanathan, Will Arnett, Terry Crews / Genre Animation, Family, Fantasy In a world where monster wrestling is a global sport and monsters are superstar athletes, teenage Winnie seeks to follow in her father’s footsteps by becoming a coach. The only problem is that Winnie’s monster Steve is down on his luck, out of shape, and very far from monster wrestling material. Can Winnie turn her lovable underdog rookie into a real professional wrestling contender who can take on the reigning champion, Tentacular?

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The 355

Cyrano

IN CINEMAS 7 JANUARY

IN CINEMAS 14 JANUARY

Director Simon Kinberg / Starring Jessica Chastain, Lupita Nyong’o, Diane Kruger / Genre Action, Crime, Thriller

Director Joe Wright / Starring Peter Dinklage, Haley Bennett, Kelvin Harrison Jr / Genre Drama, Musical, Romance

When a top-secret weapon falls into mercenary hands, wildcard CIA agent Mason “Mace” Brown joins forces with rival German agent Marie, former MI6 ally and cutting-edge computer specialist Khadijah, and skilled Colombian psychologist Graciela on a breakneck mission to retrieve it. As the action rockets around the globe, the quartet of women will forge a tenuous loyalty that could protect the world, or get them killed.

A man ahead of his time, Cyrano de Bergerac, dazzles with ferocious wordplay at verbal jousts and with brilliant swordplay in duels. But, convinced that his appearance renders him unworthy of his beloved Roxanne’s affections, he’s yet to declare his feelings for her, and she’s fallen for another man. Joe Wright envelops moviegoers in a symphony of emotions in his reimagining of the timeless tale of a heartbreaking love triangle.

Uncharted

A Journal For Jordan

IN CINEMAS 11 FEB Tom Holland stars as treasure hunter Nathan Drake in a live-action prequel to the successful video game franchise. Set several years before the games, Uncharted tells the story of how a young Drake came to meet his lifelong friend and mentor Victor “Sully” Sullivan, played by Mark Wahlberg.

Scream

Director Denzel Washington / Starring Michael B. Jordan, Chanté Adams, Jalon Christian / Genre Drama, Romance

UNCHARTED

Ambulance

IN CINEMAS 14 JAN A woman returns to her hometown to uncover who’s responsible for a series of vicious crimes in the fifth instalment in the horror franchise that reunites Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, and more fan favourites from the original film alongside an exciting cast of newcomers. 24

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IN CINEMAS 18 FEB Jake Gyllenhaal and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II star as two thieves who hijack an ambulance after their bank heist goes awry only to discover that a paramedic and her critically-ill patient are still on board and are now their hostages in the explosive new action-thriller from director Michael Bay.

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Based on the true story, A Journal For Jordan tells the story of Sergeant Charles Monroe King, a soldier deployed to Iraq who begins to keep a journal of love and advice for his infant son, Jordan. Back at home, senior New York Times editor Dana Canedy revisits the story of her unlikely, life-altering relationship with King and his enduring devotion to her and their child. Denzel Washington’s sweeping account of a once-in-a-lifetime love serves as a powerful reminder of the importance of family and the all-too-human cost of war.

Morbius IN CINEMAS 28 JANUARY Director Daniel Espinosa / Starring Jared Leto, Matt Smith, Jared Harris / Genre Action, Sci-fi, Thriller Dangerously ill with a rare blood disorder, and determined to save others suffering his same fate, Dr Michael Morbius attempts a desperate gamble. What at first appears to be a radical success soon reveals itself to be a remedy potentially worse than the disease as a darkness inside him is unleashed and turns the healer into a hunter. Another one of Marvel’s most compelling and conflicted characters comes to cinemas as Jared Leto transforms into the enigmatic antihero, Morbius.


NO REST FOR THE WICKED Kenneth Branagh brings Poirot back to the big screen, this time swapping train carriage for cruise liner in the star-studded sequel to Murder On The Orient Express. WORDS AARON POTTER IN CINEMAS 11 FEBRUARY

Director Kenneth Branagh / Starring Kenneth Branagh, Gal Gadot, Emma Mackey / Genre Crime, Drama, Mystery As teased in the final moments of 2017’s Murder On The Orient Express, literature’s most famous moustachioed detective is returning to cinemas for a new adaptation of Death On The Nile. Marking the third onscreen interpretation of Agatha Christie’s classic murder mystery, this modern incarnation promises a steamy affair set on a riverboat and brings yet another star-studded cast of talent on board. Heading up the guest list is, of course, actor-director Kenneth Branagh, who this time welcomes Wonder Woman’s Gal Gadot, Black Panther’s Letitia Wright, and comedian Russell Brand along for a twist-filled ride. The list goes on as Annette Bening, Tom Bateman, Armie Hammer, Ali Fazal, Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders, Rose Leslie, and Sophie Okonedo round out another stellar ensemble. Together they make up the shadowy line-up of suspects Poirot must assess, analyse, and interrogate after a wealthy heiress is found dead. This modern version of Death On The Nile breathes new life into one of Agatha Christie’s most celebrated whodunnits, seamlessly merging practical sets and CGI effects to sweep audiences away to a period-accurate 1930s Cairo. Everyone is a suspect once more as Poirot quickly learns there’s no such thing as a holiday for the world’s greatest detective.

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ON INDIE The most exciting limited-release films coming to select cinemas in November and December.

The Card Counter IN CINEMAS 5 NOVEMBER

Lamb IN CINEMAS 10 DECEMBER

Director Paul Schrader / Starring Oscar Isaac, Tiffany Haddish, Tye Sheridan / Genre Action, Drama, Thriller

Director Valdimar Jóhannsson / Starring Noomi Rapace, Hilmir Snær Guðnason, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson / Genre Horror

Redemption is the long game in Paul Schrader’s intense revenge thriller that follows a former military interrogator turned gambler who’s haunted by the ghosts of his past decisions.

When a childless couple in rural Iceland make an alarming discovery in their sheep barn, they soon face the consequences of defying the will of nature in this atmospheric folktale.

Shepherd

Blue Bayou

IN CINEMAS 12 NOVEMBER

LAMB

IN CINEMAS 3 DECEMBER

Director Russell Owen / Starring Tom Hughes, Kate Dickie, Gaia Weiss / Genre Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Director Justin Chon / Starring Justin Chon, Alicia Vikander, Mark O’Brien / Genre Drama

Running from grief after the mysterious death of his wife, a man takes a job as a shepherd on an island with an ominous secret. What seems a perfect escape soon becomes a race to save his sanity.

A Korean adoptee, who was raised in Louisiana where he still lives with his family, faces deportation from the only country he’s ever called home in Justin Chon’s moving and timely film.

Boiling Point

Pirates

IN CINEMAS 3 DECEMBER

THE CARD COUNTER

IN CINEMAS 26 NOVEMBER

Director Philip Barantini / Starring Stephen Graham, Vinette Robinson, Jason Flemyng / Genre Drama, Thriller

Director Reggie Yates / Starring Elliot Edusah, Jordan Peters, Reda Elazouar / Genre Comedy

On the last Friday before Christmas, the Head Chef of a top London restaurant faces the pressure of his own demons and a surprise visit from health and safety inspectors on the busiest night of the year. Shot in a single continuous take, this innovative film takes us in and out of a kitchen reaching boiling point.

New Year’s Eve, 1999. As eighteenyear-old best friends Cappo, Two Tonne, and Kid step into adulthood, they know their lives and friendships are on the brink of change, so they set out to end the century on a bang and drive across London in desperate search of tickets for the best millennium party ever.

Titane IN CINEMAS 31 DECEMBER Director Julia Ducournau / Starring Vincent Lindon, Agathe Rousselle, Garance Marillier / Genre Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller Titane: a metal highly resistant to heat and corrosion, with high tensile strength alloys, often used in medical prostheses due to its pronounced biocompatibility. Following a series of unexplained crimes, a father is reunited with the son who has been missing for ten years in the mysterious new film from the director of Raw that’s being heralded by critics as the most shocking film of the year and also claimed the Palme d’Or prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.


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The Nutcracker Bolshoi Ballet 21-22 Sun 19th December 15.00

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