ONSCREEN Magazine July/August 2022

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Blockbuster season is here and it’s really heating up! Many Marvel fans’ favourite Avenger, Minion madness, non-stop action, gripping mysteries, and feel-good heartwarmers hit cinemas this summer. Get ready for a whole lotta Love And Thunder in the epic new chapter in Thor’s story, featuring MCU favourites, a super ex-girlfriend, and a new villain. Ever wondered how Gru met his Minions? Find out in the despicable sequel that reveals The Rise Of Gru. From villains to heroes, the DC League Of SuperPets swoop in to save the day with Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart leading a superstar ensemble. Talking of killer casts, Brad Pitt tops a star-studded passenger list boarding the fast and furious Bullet Train. The action isn’t slowing down as Idris Elba faces a fearsome predator in survival-thriller Beast. A close encounter with extraterrestrial terror awaits as Jordan Peele unveils his new nightmare Nope. A mystery that captivated millions of readers comes to cinemas in Where The Crawdads Sing, while there’s a holiday from hell for Ralph Fiennes and Jessica Chastain in The Forgiven. Back on British shores, The Railway Children Return promises an unforgettable adventure and Cornwall’s buoy band are back for the Fisherman’s Friends sequel. Lee Curtis Editor







The unmissable new releases hitting the big screen between July and early September.



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20 NOPE 21 BULLET TRAIN 22 COMING SOON We look at the forthcoming films to get excited about from September to December.



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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MINIONS: THE RISE OF GRU IN CINEMAS 1 JULY Directors Kyle Balda, Brad Ableson, Jonathan del Val / Starring Steve Carell, Michelle Yeoh, Taraji P. Henson, Julie Andrews / Genre Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family This summer, discover the origin story of how the world’s greatest supervillain first met his iconic Minions, forged cinema’s most despicable crew, and faced off against the most unstoppable criminal force ever assembled. Long before he becomes the master of evil, Gru's just a twelve-year-old boy in the seventies, plotting to take over the world from his basement. It’s not going particularly well. Until Gru joins forces with the Minions, including Kevin, Stuart, Bob, and Otto. Together, they build their first lair, design their first weapons, and execute their first missions. When the infamous supervillain supergroup, the Vicious 6, oust their leader, Gru, their most devoted fanboy, interviews to become their newest member. But, the Vicious 6 isn’t impressed by the diminutive, wannabe villain and, after outsmarting and enraging them, Gru suddenly finds himself the mortal enemy of the apex of evil. With Gru on the run, the Minions turn to an unlikely source in their daring attempt to save him, and Gru learns that even bad guys need a little help from their friends.

Thor: Love And Thunder IN CINEMAS 7 JULY Director Taika Waititi / Starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Christian Bale, Tessa Thompson, Russell Crowe / Genre Action, Adventure, Fantasy After vanquishing Thanos and renouncing his claim to the Asgardian throne, Thor embarks on a journey unlike anything he’s ever faced. But his quest for inner peace is interrupted by galactic killer Gorr the God Butcher, who seeks the extinction of the gods. To combat the threat, Thor enlists the help of King Valkyrie, Korg, and ex-girlfriend Jane Foster, who – to Thor's surprise – inexplicably wields his magical hammer, Mjolnir, as the Mighty Thor. Together, they embark upon a harrowing cosmic adventure to uncover the mystery of the God Butcher's vengeance and stop him before it's too late. July / August 2022



THE RAILWAY CHILDREN RETURN IN CINEMAS 15 JULY Director Morgan Matthews / Starring Sheridan Smith, Jenny Agutter, Beau Gadsdon / Genre Adventure, Drama, Family Inspired by one of the most beloved British family films of all time, The Railway Children Return is an enchanting adventure for a new generation. Picking up nearly forty years after the events of the original film, The Railway Children Return will take audiences on an exciting and heartwarming journey, in which a new group of children are evacuated to a Yorkshire village during the Second World War, where they encounter a young soldier, who like them, is far away from home. BAFTA and Emmy Award-winner Jenny Agutter resumes her role from the original film and is joined by BAFTA-winner Sheridan Smith, Academy Award-nominee and BAFTAwinner Tom Courtenay, Game Of Thrones’ John Bradley, and a new generation of Railway Children: Beau Gadsdon, KJ Aikens, Eden Hamilton, Austin Haynes, and Zac Cudby. Directed by BAFTA-winning director Morgan Matthews, The Railway Children Return brings a contemporary sensibility to a classic story and combines a British cast with stunning locations and iconic railways from the original film.


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The Forgiven IN CINEMAS 2 SEPTEMBER Director John Michael McDonagh / Starring Ralph Fiennes, Jessica Chastain, Matt Smith / Genre Drama Speeding through the Moroccan desert to attend an old friend’s lavish weekend party, wealthy Londoners David and Jo Henninger are involved in a tragic accident with a local teenage boy. Arriving late at the grand villa with the debauched party raging, the married couple asks their wealthy friend to help them cover up the incident with the collusion of the local police. But when the boy’s father arrives seeking justice, the stage is set for a tension-filled culture clash in which David and Jo must come to terms with their fateful act and its shattering consequences.





Director Baltasar Kormákur / Starring Idris Elba, Sharlto Copley, Iyana Halley, Leah Sava Jeffries / Genre Thriller

Director David Leitch / Starring Brad Pitt, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Brian Tyree Henry / Genre Action, Comedy, Thriller

Director Jordan Peele / Starring Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer, Steven Yeun / Genre Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Recently widowed husband Dr Nate Daniels returns to South Africa, where he first met his wife, on a long-planned trip with their two teenage daughters to a game reserve managed by an old family friend and wildlife biologist. What begins as a journey of healing jolts into a fearsome fight for survival when a ferocious lion, a survivor of bloodthirsty poachers who now sees every human as its enemy, begins stalking them.

Brad Pitt, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Brian Tyree Henry, Joey King, and Andrew Koji star as assassins on a high-speed train to complete their connected yet conflicting objectives. Zazie Beetz, Sandra Bullock, Michael Shannon, Logan Lerman, Hiroyuki Sanada, and hip-hop star Bad Bunny complete the eclectic ensemble boarding this fun and delirious action-thriller from the director of Deadpool 2 and Hobbs & Shaw.

After disrupting and redefining modern horror with Get Out and Us, Jordan Peele reimagines the summer movie with a new pop nightmare that poses the question: "what's a bad miracle?" His expansive horror epic reunites him with Daniel Kaluuya, who's joined by Keke Palmer and Steven Yeun as residents in a lonely gulch of California who witness an uncanny and chilling discovery.


Where The Crawdads Sing IN CINEMAS 22 JULY


Fisherman’s Friends: One And All IN CINEMAS 2 SEPTEMBER

Director Olivia Newman / Starring Daisy Edgar-Jones, Harris Dickinson, Taylor John Smith / Genre Crime, Drama, Mystery

Directors Meg Leonard, Nick Moorcroft / Starring James Purefoy, Dave Johns, Imelda May / Genre Comedy, Drama

From the best-selling novel comes a captivating mystery. Where The Crawdads Sing tells the story of Kya, an abandoned girl who raised herself to adulthood alone in the dangerous marshlands of North Carolina. For years, rumours of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, leaving the sharp and resilient Kya isolated from her community. When Kya is drawn to two young men from town, she opens herself to a new and startling world; but when one of them is found dead, she's immediately cast by the community as the main suspect. As the case unfolds, the verdict as to what actually happened becomes increasingly unclear, threatening to reveal the many secrets that lay within the murky waters of the marsh.

The nation’s favourite buoy band are back for the shantysinging sequel to the hit feel-good comedy that charts the next chapter in the uplifting story based on Port Isaac’s Fisherman’s Friends. After the events of the first film and following the unexpected success of their debut album, the sequel rejoins the band almost a year later as they navigate the choppy waters of their newfound fame, second album syndrome, and the prospect of performing at Glastonbury. James Purefoy is back to lead the returning cast in the next part of their voyage that welcomes some exciting new crewmates, including Richard Harrington, Joshua Maguire, and Imelda May. July / August 2022



DC LEAGUE OF SUPER-PETS IN CINEMAS 29 JULY Directors Jared Stern, Sam Levine / Starring Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart / Genre Animation, Action, Comedy Krypto the Super-Dog and Superman are inseparable best friends, sharing the same superpowers and fighting crime in Metropolis side by side. When Superman and the rest of the Justice League are kidnapped, Krypto must convince a ragtag shelter pack – Ace the hound, PB the potbellied pig, Merton the turtle, and Chip the squirrel – to master their own newfound powers and help him rescue the superheroes as the DC League Of Super-Pets. Dwayne Johnson stars as the voice of Krypto the SuperDog and leads a star-studded cast that also includes Kevin Hart, Kate McKinnon, John Krasinski, Vanessa Bayer, Natasha Lyonne, Diego Luna, Marc Maron, Thomas Middleditch, Ben Schwartz, and Keanu Reeves as Batman.

Joyride IN CINEMAS 29 JULY Olivia Colman stars in a feel-good, foul-mouthed fairytale about two roguish outlaws: an out-of-her-depth mother and a twelve-year-old boy with a mum-shaped void in his life who are thrown together on a riotous road trip.

Secret Headquarters IN CINEMAS 5 AUGUST Owen Wilson and newcomer Walker Scobell star in a thrilling family adventure that follows a young boy who discovers that the secret headquarters of the world’s most powerful superhero is hidden beneath his home.

Easter Sunday IN CINEMAS 5 AUGUST A man returns home for a celebration with his riotous, bickering, eating, drinking, laughing, and loving family.

The Bride IN CINEMAS 26 AUGUST A young woman is invited to a lavish destination wedding in England, only to discover that her presence has sinister motivations in this bloodthirsty new horror. 10

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The mischievous Minions return to the big screen to take the seventies by storm in their sequel that reveals the despicable origins of their master Gru. WORDS AARON POTTER IN CINEMAS 1 JULY

Directors Kyle Balda, Brad Ableson, Jonathan del Val / Starring Steve Carell, Taraji P. Henson, Julie Andrews, Michelle Yeoh / Genre Animation, Adventure, Comedy After bumbling their way from the prehistoric era to the swinging sixties in their first standalone movie, everyone’s favourite cheeky yellow bean-like beings are back to bring us more smiles with their seventies-set sequel. As teased at the end of their last adventure, their second outing will follow their early relationship with twelve-year-old Gru, decades before the events of the main Despicable Me trilogy. Experience the start of Gru’s obsession with being bad as he attempts to join his idolised





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supervillain supergroup, the Vicious 6. However, their nefarious leader – Taraji P. Henson’s Belle Bottom – has other plans. It’ll take returning Minions Kevin, Stuart, and Bob, an adorable newcomer, and hundreds of others to help Gru with his mission to usurp the Vicious 6, and his new nemesis Belle Bottom. As before, it’s celebrity cameos galore with Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren, Danny Trejo, and Julie Andrews all voicing characters alongside the familiar, though slightly higher-pitched, tones of franchise mainstay Steve Carell. Seven years after the Minions’ first movie adventure, prepare for yellow tops and denim dungarees to be back in fashion as Illumination Entertainment spreads Minion fever all over the world once more.

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When Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and the rest of the Justice League are kidnapped, Super-man’s best friend Krypto and his League Of Super-Pets step up to save the day! WORDS ROBB SHEPPARD IN CINEMAS 29 JULY

Directors Jared Stern, Sam Levine / Starring Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, John Krasinski, Kate McKinnon / Genre Animation, Action, Comedy With great power comes great responsibility, but it also comes with great treats, too. At least, that’s what the DC League Of Super-Pets hope. With Metropolis under siege and the regular DC heroes inexplicably missing in action, Krypto the Super-Dog is left to save the world alone. That is until a pack of unsuspecting shelter animals – Kevin Hart’s Ace, Vanessa Bayer’s PB, Natasha Lyonne’s Merton, and Diego Luna’s Chip – are unexpectedly endowed with extraordinary superpowers. Together, they set out to save their super-human counterparts. This all-new animated adventure promises an indestructible dog, a


turbo turtle, a two-storey-tall hog, and lightning-shooting squirrel – plus a whole lot of laughs. The rest of the voice cast will make your ears prick up, too! Superhero film fans have longed to see A Quiet Place’s John Krasinski in superhero tights and, having already seen him in a cameo for the MCU, they can now enjoy him as the Man Of Steel. Meanwhile, Keanu Reeves dons the cowl to voice The Dark Knight. Fetch in SNL star Kate McKinnon, Sonic The Hedgehog’s Ben Schwartz, and The Bad Guys’ Marc Maron, and you’ve got an almighty ensemble. Far, far away from DC’s darkness, the Super-Pets promise to put the comic back in comic book movie as they take the lead this summer.

A Rock And A Hart Place Central Intelligence

Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson make their tag team debut as an accountant and CIA agent thrown together on a mission to save the world. The action, comedy, and chemistry is off the charts.

Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw

Hart only pops up for a brief cameo, but seeing him pretend he does leg day and drop his voice an octave to impress The Rock and The Stath is furiously funny.

Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle

After getting sucked into a video game, Hart’s college football star has to get used to his avatar’s diminutive stature, while Johnson’s geek must know his role as the game’s hulking hero. They take their banter and bickering to the next level in the sequel, and are set to buddy up again for a third adventure in Jumanji.

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Over fifty years ago, The Railway Children charmed the nation. Now, the beloved British classic returns to take audiences on a brand-new adventure they’ll never forget. WORDS ADAM MATULEWICZ IN CINEMAS 15 JULY

Director Morgan Matthews / Starring Sheridan Smith, Jenny Agutter, Beau Gadsdon, Tom Courtenay, John Bradley / Genre Adventure, Drama It’s full steam ahead in 1940s England. The Second World War is raging and a carriage full of evacuees is pulling into a familiar village in West Yorkshire. Among the passengers are siblings Lily, Ted, and Pattie – the new Railway Children. Return to Oakworth, where now-grown-up Roberta “Bobbie” Waterbury is waiting with her daughter, Annie, and grandson, Thomas, to welcome the trio to safety with their family. But will their stay be as safe and quiet as expected? Life in Yorkshire starts peacefully for the new evacuees, but as

they begin to settle into life in their new home, they discover Abe, a young American soldier living out of an old freight carriage in Oakworth Station. Willing to help their new friend, the children embark on a dangerous quest that leads to an adventure like they never imagined. BAFTA-winning director Morgan Matthews assembles an exciting cast of stars old and new. Beau Gadsdon, Eden Hamilton, and Zac Cudby star as the charming new generation of Railway Children, while Jenny Agutter reprises her role from the beloved original as Bobbie, who’s joined by the familiar faces of Game Of Thrones’ John Bradley and BAFTA-winners Tom Courtenay and Sheridan Smith. All aboard! An enchanting new family adventure awaits.

Next Stop… OAKWORTH STATION Return to the station first made famous by Edith Nesbit in her classic 1906 story and where both The Railway Children and The Railway Children Return were filmed onsite. Tours are still held there today.

KING’S CROSS STATION While unsuspecting muggles travel and commute from King’s Cross Station on a daily basis, young witches and wizards access the secret entrance to Platform 9 ¾ and board The Hogwarts Express.

PADDINGTON STATION This station found its fame with Michael Bond’s A Bear Called Paddington, and the rest is history. The family-favourite marmalade-munching bear will return as production on the third adventure begins later this year.




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Have you heard the tall tales of the Marsh Girl? Venture deep into the swamplands of Barkley Cove, to a place Where The Crawdads Sing and deadly secrets lurk just below the surface. WORDS JIM ROBERTS IN CINEMAS 22 JULY

Director Olivia Newman / Starring Daisy Edgar-Jones, Harris Dickinson, Taylor John Smith, David Strathairn / Genre Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller What kind of person do you become when all you have for company are the birds, insects, and crayfish that call the dense marshes of North Carolina home? Kya, a shy young woman played by British breakout star Daisy EdgarJones, has had that life. Cruelly abandoned by her family as a child, she raised herself to adulthood in a world of dangerous isolation. Yet, it’s when Kya finally steps out of her extraordinary existence and ventures into our more ordinary world where she meets the most danger. Kya sets vulnerabilities aside to learn from others, pursue love, and integrate into the Barkley Cove community and befriends two handsome young men: Harris



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Dickinson’s Chase Andrews, the town’s star quarterback, and Taylor John Smith’s Tate Walker, who teaches Kya to read and write. But as friendships, and even romance, begins to blossom, a terrible tragedy soon befalls them. Remaining faithful to Delia Owens’ bestseller, the film jumps back and forth between Kya’s fight for survival as a child in wild isolation to the present day where she’s left to fend for herself again now that she’s been harshly cast as the main suspect in a murder investigation. Rich visuals and a haunting original Taylor Swift soundtrack immerse you in the beautiful and beguiling setting. Hide yourself amongst the marshes and witness an unfolding mystery that will leave you questioning the lengths you might go to, if you always felt alone.

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Modern horror maestro Jordan Peele scares cinemagoers silly once again with a new nightmare; a summer blockbuster bursting with scares and a side helping of social commentary. WORDS ROBB SHEPPARD IN CINEMAS 12 AUGUST

Director Jordan Peele / Starring Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer, Steven Yeun / Genre Horror, Mystery, Thriller “What’s a bad miracle?” ponders Daniel Kaluuya’s rancher. Buckle up, cowboy, we’re about to find out! Cards are being played characteristically close to the chest for the latest frightener from writerdirector Jordan Peele, one of the most exciting voices in modern cinema. But half of the fun and fear of his films is in the mystery. The knack of keeping you guessing as the plot unpeels layers of scares and social commentary right up until the uncomfortable and shocking reveal is one of the key factors that made Peele’s Oscar-winning Get Out such a critical and commercial success. While his debut highlights the horrors within society and our institutions and his freaky follow-up Us dances with the devils within, this new nightmare seems otherworldly.

The boiled-down terror of the sunken place is swapped for scares on a massive scale. Something looms overhead, casting ominous shadows over a lonely Californian gulch and its residents, including Kaluuya, who’s joined by relative newcomer Keke Palmer and The Walking Dead and Minari star Steven Yeun. There’s plenty uncanny about this valley, with the shadow seemingly lifting the veil. Whether a “bad miracle” is an act of God, a disaster, or a debacle, make sure you say yes to Nope and see it as soon as you can… before someone spoils the surprise!

MARS ATTACKS! Way funnier than global annihilation should ever be, Tim Burton’s take on fifties sci-fi sees Jack Black eviscerated, President Jack Nicholson frustrated, and Sarah Jessica Parker decapitated… with her head grafted onto a Chihuahua. Ruff.

INDEPENDENCE DAY With famous landmarks being lasered, the redemption of Randy Quaid’s drunken dad, and Will Smith slapping an alien, Roland Emmerich’s sci-fi actioner transcends its guilty pleasure tag and is now a rainy-day staple. Pure popcorn cinema.

E.T. THE EXTRA TERRESTRIAL Rather than blowing things up, the lovable alien has been breaking hearts for forty years. Steven Spielberg’s classic immortalised the phrase “phone home,” flying bicycles, and a deep-seated distrust of men in biohazard suits.





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OFF THE RAILS One train. Five hard-boiled assassins. Over two-hundred miles of stylish non-stop action. Brad Pitt and David Leitch come together for an East-meets-West thrill ride that will leave cinemagoers breathless. WORDS AARON POTTER IN CINEMAS 3 AUGUST

Director David Leitch / Starring Brad Pitt, Joey King, Brian Tyree Henry, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Zazie Beetz / Genre Action, Crime, Comedy, Thriller With such celebrated action hits as John Wick, Atomic Blonde, Deadpool 2, and Hobbs & Shaw already under his belt, director David Leitch definitely knows how to get the blood and adrenaline pumping. Now, he’s going fast and furious again in a slick and stylish actioncomedy set aboard a bullet train speeding from Tokyo to Kyoto. Brad Pitt heads up an all-star cast as a seasoned assassin, known only as Ladybug, who’s tasked with tracking down a case that holds the key to his retirement. Unfortunately for him, a few fellow passengers have


similar aspirations, with the likes of Kick-Ass’ Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Eternals’ Brian Tyree Henry, and Deadpool 2’s Zazie Beetz ready to punch their ticket in more ways than one. Just how intimately these killers are connected remains to be seen, but it seems Pitt’s handler – Maria Beetle, played by Sandra Bullock – knows much more than she’s letting on. What’s more, there’s also murderous intent on board from Joey King, Logan Lerman, Michael Shannon, Hiroyuki Sanada, Andrew Koji, and hip-hop star Bad Bunny. All that’s for certain, Bullet Train will squeeze as much creative choreography and killer dialogue as possible onto one chaotic commute to take audiences on an unforgettable non-stop ride.




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DON’T WORRY DARLING IN CINEMAS 23 SEPTEMBER Director Olivia Wilde / Starring Florence Pugh, Harry Styles, Chris Pine, Gemma Chan / Genre Drama, Romance, Thriller Alice and Jack are lucky to be living in Victory, the experimental company town that houses the men who work for the top-secret Victory Project and their families. The 1950’s societal optimism espoused by their CEO, Frank – equal parts corporate visionary and motivational life coach – anchors every part of daily life in the tight-knit desert utopia. While the husbands spend every day inside the Victory Project Headquarters, their wives get to spend their time enjoying the beauty, luxury, and debauchery of their idealised community. Life is perfect, with every resident’s needs met by the company. All they ask in return is discretion and unquestioning commitment to the Victory cause. But when cracks in their idyllic life begin to appear, exposing flashes of something much more sinister lurking beneath the attractive façade, Alice can’t help questioning exactly what they’re doing in Victory, and why. Just how much is Alice willing to lose to expose what’s really going on in this paradise? Find out in this audacious, twisted, and visually stunning psychological thriller from Olivia Wilde.


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Avatar: The Way Of Water IN CINEMAS 16 DECEMBER Director James Cameron / Starring Zoe Saldana, Sam Worthington, Michelle Yeoh, Kate Winslet, Sigourney Weaver / Genre Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi Set more than a decade after the events of the first film, the highly-anticipated sequel to the highestgrossing film of all-time continues the story of Jake Sully and Neytiri as they raise their new family among the native Na’vi on Pandora. Director James Cameron takes audiences back to the vibrant planet he first wowed audiences with in 2009 to explore previously unseen parts of the fantastical world in a visually stunning sequel that follows the Sully family and the trouble that follows them, the lengths they must go to keep each other safe, the battles they fight to stay alive, and the tragedies they endure.

Mrs Harris Goes To Paris IN CINEMAS 30 SEPTEMBER


Director Anthony Fabian / Starring Lesley Manville, Isabelle Huppert, Lambert Wilson, Jason Isaacs / Genre Comedy, Drama

Director Gina Prince-Bythewood / Starring Viola Davis, Thuso Mbedu, John Boyega / Genre Action, Drama, History

Lesley Manville stars in the enchanting tale of a seemingly ordinary British housekeeper whose dream of owning a couture Christian Dior gown takes her on an extraordinary adventure to Paris. In 1950s London, widowed cleaning lady Mrs Harris falls in love with a Dior dress and decides she must have one of her own. After working, starving, and gambling to raise enough funds, she embarks on a trip to Paris which will change not only her own outlook, but the very future of the House of Dior.

During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, The Kingdom of Dahomey was one of the most powerful states of Africa. Inspired by true events, the historical epic tells the untold story of Nanisca, the leader of an elite all-female military unit who fight against enemies who violate their honour, enslave their people, and threaten to destroy everything they live for. Viola Davis leads an all-star cast that includes Thuso Mbedu, Lashana Lynch, and John Boyega.

Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical IN CINEMAS 2 DECEMBER Director Matthew Warchus / Starring Alisha Weir, Lashana Lynch, Emma Thompson / Genre Family, Fantasy, Musical

Strange World

The film adaptation of the multi-award-winning and massively successful stage musical, inspired by the iconic Roald Dahl story, tells the tale of an extraordinary young girl who, armed with a sharp mind and a vivid imagination, dares to take a stand to change her story with miraculous results. Newcomer Alisha Weir stars as Matilda alongside a stellar cast including Lashana Lynch, Stephen Graham, Andrea Riseborough, Sindhu Vee, and BAFTA and Academy Award-winner Emma Thompson.

I Wanna Dance With Somebody IN CINEMAS 23 DECEMBER Director Kasi Lemmons / Starring Naomi Ackie, Stanley Tucci, Ashton Sanders, Tamara Tunie / Genre Biography, Music From the director of Harriet and the Academy Award-nominated writer of Bohemian Rhapsody, I Wanna Dance With Somebody is an upcoming feature about the late musical icon Whitney Houston. English actress Naomi Ackie follows her breakthrough roles in Lady Macbeth, Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker,and Netflix’s Master Of None to star as the iconic singer in the musical biopic that takes audiences on an emotional energetic journey through Houston’s epic life, career, and music.

IN CINEMAS 23 NOVEMBER Director Don Hall / Starring Alan Tudyk / Genre Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi Walt Disney Animation Studios’ original actionadventure journeys deep into an uncharted and treacherous land where fantastical creatures await the legendary Clades, a family of explorers whose differences threaten to topple their latest – and by far – most crucial mission. Prepare for lift off as the director of Big Hero 6 and Moana, and the creative team behind Raya And The Last Dragon, launch you on an unforgettable adventure to a Strange World.

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Three Thousand Years Of Longing



Director Nicholas Stoller / Starring Billy Eichner, Luke Macfarlane, Ts Madison / Genre Comedy, Drama, Romance

Director George Miller / Starring Tilda Swinton, Idris Elba, Aamito Lagum, Jack Braddy / Genre Drama, Fantasy, Romance

From the ferocious comic mind of Billy Eichner and the hitmaking brilliance of filmmakers Nicholas Stoller and Judd Apatow comes Bros, a smart, swoony, and heartfelt comedy about how hard it is to find another tolerable human being to go through life with. Eichner becomes the first openly gay man to co-write and star in his own major studio film in the first romantic comedy from a major studio about two gay men.

While in Istanbul, Dr Alithea Binnie encounters a mystical Djinn who offers her three wishes in exchange for his freedom. This presents two problems. First, she doubts that he’s real and second, because she’s a scholar of story and mythology, she knows all of the cautionary tales of wishes gone wrong. The Djinn pleads his case by telling her fantastical stories of his past in a new wild ride from the mad genius of Mad Max: Fury Road.

Salem’s Lot IN CINEMAS 9 SEPTEMBER Still haunted by an incident from his childhood, an author returns to his hometown and makes a chilling discovery in a new adaptation of Stephen King’s sinister second novel.

Ticket To Paradise IN CINEMAS 16 SEPTEMBER George Clooney and Julia Roberts star as divorced parents who rush to Bali in a desperate bid to stop their lovestruck teenage daughter from making the same mistake they did.

Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile IN CINEMAS 7 OCTOBER Based on the best-selling children’s book, Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile follows the misadventures of a charming, friendly crocodile who lives with a human family in New York City.

The Banshees Of Insherin IN CINEMAS 21 OCTOBER In Bruges trio Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, and writerdirector Martin McDonagh reunite for a new black comedy about a pair of lifelong friends on a remote Irish island who find themselves at an awkward time in their relationship when one of them decides he no longer wants to be friends. 24

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Unwelcome IN CINEMAS 28 OCTOBER Director Jon Wright / Starring Hannah John-Kamen, Douglas Booth, Colm Meaney, Kristian Nairn / Genre Horror, Mystery A young couple from London, Maya and Jamie, escape their urban nightmare to the tranquillity of rural Ireland only to discover that there are malevolent, murderous goblins lurking in the ancient, gnarled wood at the foot of their new garden.

Black Adam IN CINEMAS 21 OCTOBER Director Jaume Collet-Serra / Starring Dwayne Johnson, Pierce Brosnan, Aldis Hodge / Genre Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi Nearly five-thousand years after he was bestowed with the almighty powers of the Egyptian gods – and imprisoned just as quickly – Black Adam is freed from his earthly tomb, ready to unleash his unique form of justice on the modern world.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever IN CINEMAS 11 NOVEMBER Director Ryan Coogler / Starring Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett / Genre Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi Marvel Studios’ Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will continue to explore the incomparable world of the Kingdom of Wakanda and the rich and varied characters introduced in the first film.

KEEP HAULING After their first album brings them waves of success, the Fisherman’s Friends must navigate the choppy waters of fame in the sequel to the feel-good sensation. WORDS ADAM MATULEWICZ IN CINEMAS 2 SEPTEMBER

Directors Meg Leonard, Nick Moorcroft / Starring James Purefoy, Dave Johns, David Hayman, Imelda May / Genre Comedy, Drama, Music Moor up for the next stage of the Fisherman’s Friends’ story, where the now nationally recognised shantysingers from a small harbour village in Cornwall face a storm of success. Almost a year after the release of their debut album “No Hopers, Jokers, And Rogues,” the Port Isaac buoy band must steady their ship through their unexpected stardom, launching a second album, and hauling the opportunity of a lifetime. With Glastonbury on the horizon, it’s all hands on deck as they prepare for the biggest gig they – or any band – will ever perform. If that wasn’t daunting enough, they’re only set to take to the legendary Pyramid Stage

previously headlined by some of the biggest artists of all-time, including the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, David Bowie, Beyonce, Coldplay, Oasis, and many, many more. Directing duo Nick Moorcroft and Meg Leonard bring the band back together for the sequel to the feel-good hit from 2019. Welcome back to the stage… James Purefoy’s Jim, David Hayman’s Jago, Dave Johns’ Leadville, Sam Swainsbury’s Rowan, and the rest of the buoys. The new chapter features some new faces, too as British television stars Richard Harrington, Joshua Maguire, and Roman Tikaram join the cast alongside Irish singer-songwriter Imelda May, in her acting debut. Come on an exciting journey and bask in one of the most heartwarming and unexpected stories in British music history. See you dreckly.



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WIN MAGNIFICENT MINIONS PRIZES! This summer, from the biggest global animated franchise in history, comes the origin story of how the world’s greatest supervillain first met his iconic Minions, forged cinema’s most despicable crew, and faced off against the most unstoppable criminal force ever assembled in Minions: The Rise Of Gru. Long before he becomes the master of evil, Gru is just a twelve-year-old boy in 1970s suburbia, plotting to take over the world from his basement. It’s not going particularly well. When Gru crosses paths with the Minions, including Kevin, Stuart, Bob, and Otto – a new Minion sporting braces and a desperate need to please – this unexpected family joins forces. Together, they build their first lair, design their first weapons, and strive to execute their first missions.

The Minions are back! As you discover the origins of their partnership with Gru in Minions: The Rise Of Gru, only in cinemas July 1, we’re giving you the chance to win prizes from the animated sequel.

Just answer the following question to enter:

Q How old is Gru when he meets the Minions? Visit www.onscreen.online/win or scan the QR code to enter.


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Can you help NHS hospital patients watch the latest film releases for free? MediCinema is a UK charity which builds and runs cinemas inside NHS hospitals. Our cinemas give patients the magical escape and power of a big screen movie, helping them to leave the reality of the wards and their medical conditions behind. And they can visit in their beds, wheelchairs and with medical equipment. Emerging from the past two years, many more of us understand what it is like to feel isolated, both at work, home, and away from friends and family. But for hospital patients, it has been really hard. They have been more isolated on the wards than ever before with few or no visits from loved ones. A visit to a MediCinema brings a sense of connection, shared experience, joy, and distraction – just like it does in your local cinema.

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WHAT'S ON Prima Facie National Theatre Live Thu 21st Jul 19:00 Sun 24th Jul 15:30,14:00 (Nottingham only) Sun 7th Aug 15:00


Andre Rieu: 2022 Maastricht Concert Sat 27th Aug 15:00, 17:00 (Nottingham only), 19:00 Sun 28th Aug 15:00 Mon 29th Aug 15:00 Wed 7th Aug 12:00, 15:30 (excl. Nottingham)

Much Ado About Nothing National Theatre Live Thu 8th Sep 19:00 Thu 22nd Sep 19:00 Sun 25th Sep 14:30 Weds 28th Sep 12:00

Jack Absolute Flies Again National Theatre Live Thu 6th Oct 19:00 Sun 9th Oct 14:30 Wed 12th Oct 12:00


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