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THE MARVELS • AQUAMAN AND THE LOST KINGDOM • THANKSGIVING • NEXT GOAL WINS THE HUNGER GAMES: THE BALLAD OF SONGBIRDS & SNAKES • NAPOLEON • THE BIKERIDERS


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WELCOME 10 NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2023

THE HUNGER GAMES: THE BALLAD OF SONGBIRDS & SNAKES

Get your tickets, grab your snacks, and take your seats… the cinema is a place of pure imagination this festive season.

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Discover how Willy becomes Wonka as you sink your teeth into the sweet and wondrous origin story of everyone’s favourite chocolatier, from the director of Paddington and starring Timothée Chalamet. The visual feast doesn’t end there as Disney’s new animated adventure imagines a place where every Wish comes true and The Marvels go out of this world for more cosmic chaos in the latest entry in the MCU. Back on Earth, Jason Momoa’s deep-sea DC hero faces the rising tide of a returning enemy in Aquaman And The Lost Kingdom. Hungry for more? A thrilling return to Panem also awaits as The Ballad Of Songbirds & Snakes turns back the clock to the beginnings of The Hunger Games as we know them. There’s delicious drama to gorge on as Jodie Comer, Tom Hardy, and Austin Butler hit the road in The Bikeriders and Adam Driver puts pedal to the metal in Michael Mann’s Ferrari. Sofia Coppola shares a different side to the Elvis story in Priscilla and Ridley Scott reveals all about one of history’s most famous names with Joaquin Phoenix starring as Napoleon. Make sure you leave room for some scares as Eli Roth serves up his seasonal slasher Thanksgiving. A new year is on the way, so let’s finish 2023 with a bang! Happy holidays!

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WHAT’S ON The unmissable new releases hitting the big screen in November and December.

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13 THE BIKERIDERS 15 THE MARVELS 16 AQUAMAN AND THE LOST KINGDOM 19 PRISCILLA

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20 NEXT GOAL WINS 21 THANKSGIVING 23 COMING SOON We look at the forthcoming films to get excited about in January and February.

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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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Onscreen’s Christmas

Film Quiz

The countdown to Christmas is on and we’re getting you into the spirit by seeing how well you know some festive family favourites. Can you complete our Christmas film quiz? Arnold Schwarzeneggar hunts for which elusive toy in Jingle All The Way?

In Home Alone 2, which city is Kevin lost in?

Who plays Scrooge in The Muppet Christmas Carol?

What are the four main food groups according to Buddy the Elf?

What is The Grinch’s dog called?

Who are the four stars of The Holiday?

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation follows the festive misadventure of which family?

ANSWERS 8. Gremlins

4. Michael Caine

7. Griswolds

Candy Corns, Syrup

3. Candy, Candy Canes, Diaz, Jude Law, Jack Black 6. Kate Winslet, Cameron

2. Turbo-Man

5. Max

1. New York

What evil creatures do Mogwai turn into if you break the three rules?


1. Brie Larson / 2. Joaquin Phoenix / 3. Timothée Chalamet / 4. Rachel Zegler / 5. Samuel L. Jackson / 6. Anthony Hopkins / 7. Adam Driver / 8. King Magnifico (Chris Pine)

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THE UNMISSABLE NEW RELEASES

BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR

WISH IN CINEMAS 24 NOVEMBER Directors Chris Buck, Fawn Veerasunthorn / Starring Ariana DeBose, Chris Pine / Genre Animation, Fantasy, Musical Walt Disney Animation Studios’ all-new animated musical-comedy welcomes audiences to the magical kingdom of Rosas, where Asha, a sharp-witted idealist, makes a wish so powerful that it’s answered by a cosmic force – a little ball of boundless energy called Star. Together, Asha and Star confront a most formidable foe – the ruler of Rosas, King Magnifico – to save her community and prove that when the will of one courageous human connects with the magic of the stars, wondrous things can happen. Academy Award-winner Ariana DeBose voices seventeenyear-old heroine Asha, Chris Pine lends his voice to the formidable King Magnifico, and Alan Tudyk provides the memorable voice of Asha’s pet goat, Valentino. The ensemble cast also includes Angelique Cabral as Queen Amaya, Victor Garber as Asha’s grandfather, and Natasha Rothwell as Asha’s loving and supportive mother. Plus, Jennifer Kumiyama, Evan Peters, Harvey Guillén, Ramy Youssef, Della Saba, and Jon Rudnitsky voice Asha’s tightknit group of confidants, protectors, and forever friends. Helmed by Oscar-winning director Chris Buck and Fawn Veerasunthorn, Wish features original songs by Grammynominee Julia Michaels and Grammy-winner Benjamin Rice as well as an enchanting score by composer Dave Metzger.

Napoleon IN CINEMAS 22 NOVEMBER Director Ridley Scott / Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Vanessa Kirby, Ben Miles, Rupert Everett, Mark Bonnar, Tahar Rahim / Genre Action, Biography, History, War Ridley Scott’s spectacle-filled action epic details the chequered rise and fall of the iconic French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, played by Oscar-winner Joaquin Phoenix. Against a stunning backdrop of large-scale filmmaking orchestrated by the legendary director, the historical epic captures Napoleon’s relentless journey to power through the prism of his addictive and often volatile relationship with his one true love, Josephine – portrayed by Vanessa Kirby – and showcases his visionary military and political tactics against some of the most dynamic practical battle sequences ever filmed. November / December 2023

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THE TIDE IS TURNING

AQUAMAN AND THE LOST KINGDOM IN CINEMAS 20 DECEMBER Director James Wan / Starring Jason Momoa, Yahya AbdulMateen II, Patrick Wilson / Genre Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Thanksgiving IN CINEMAS 17 NOVEMBER

James Wan and Aquaman himself, Jason Momoa, return for the sequel to the highest-grossing DC film of all time. Having failed to defeat Aquaman the first time, Black Manta, still driven by the need to avenge his father’s death, will stop at nothing to take Aquaman down once and for all. He returns more formidable than ever before, wielding the power of the mythic Black Trident, which unleashes an ancient and malevolent force. To defeat him, Aquaman will turn to his imprisoned half-brother and former nemesis Orm, the former King of Atlantis, to forge an unlikely alliance. Together, they must set aside their differences in order to protect their kingdom and save Aquaman’s family, and the world, from irreversible destruction. Returning alongside Jason Momoa are Patrick Wilson as Orm, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Amber Heard as Hera, Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, Dolph Lundgren as King Nereus, and Randall Park as Dr Stephen Shin.

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Director Eli Roth / Starring Addison Rae, Patrick Dempsey, Milo Manheim / Genre Horror, Mystery After a Black Friday riot ends in tragedy, a mysterious Thanksgiving-inspired killer unleashes terror on Plymouth, Massachusetts – the birthplace of the holiday. Picking off residents one by one, what begins as random revenge killings are soon revealed to be part of a larger, sinister holiday plan. Will the town uncover the killer and survive the holidays... or become guests at his twisted holiday dinner table? From the director of Cabin Fever and Hostel, comes Thanksgiving, an expansion of the fake trailer from Grindhouse that stars Addison Rae, Patrick Dempsey, Milo Manheim, Jalen Thomas Brooks, Nell Verlaque, Rick Hoffman, and Gina Gershon.


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May December

Priscilla

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IN CINEMAS 17 NOVEMBER

IN CINEMAS 1 JANUARY

Director Kristoffer Borgli / Starring Nicolas Cage, Julianne Nicholson, Michael Cera / Genre Comedy, Drama

Director Todd Haynes / Starring Natalie Portman, Julianne Moore, Charles Melton, D. W. Moffett / Genre Drama

Director Sofia Coppola / Starring Cailee Spaeny, Jacob Elordi / Genre Biography, Drama, Romance

Nicolas Cage stars Paul Matthews, a hapless family man who finds his life turned upside down when millions of strangers suddenly start seeing him in their dreams. But when his night-time appearances take a nightmarish turn, Paul is forced to navigate his newfound stardom in this wickedly entertaining comedy from writer-director Kristoffer Borgli and producer Ari Aster, the writerdirector of Hereditary and Midsommar.

The critically-acclaimed drama follows married couple Gracie and Joe AthertonYoo whose twenty-three-year age gap sparked a notorious tabloid romance that gripped the nation two decades ago. Cut to modern day, and their marriage comes under renewed strain when Hollywood actress Elizabeth Berry arrives to spend time with the family to better understand Gracie, who she will soon be playing in a film based on the scandal.

When teenage Priscilla Beaulieu meets Elvis Presley, the man who’s already a meteoric rock-and-roll superstar becomes someone entirely unexpected in private moments: a thrilling crush, an ally in loneliness, a vulnerable best friend. Through Priscilla’s eyes, Sofia Coppola tells the unseen side of a great American myth in Elvis and Priscilla’s long courtship and turbulent marriage.

HIGHER. FURTHER. FASTER. TOGETHER

DISCOVER HOW WILLY BECAME…

The Marvels

Wonka

IN CINEMAS 10 NOVEMBER

IN CINEMAS 8 DECEMBER

Director Nia DaCosta / Starring Brie Larson, Teyonah Parris, Iman Vellani, Zawe Ashton / Genre Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Director Paul King / Starring Timothée Chalamet, Olivia Colman, Hugh Grant / Genre Adventure, Fantasy, Musical

Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel has reclaimed her identity from the tyrannical Kree and taken revenge on the Supreme Intelligence. But unintended consequences see Carol shouldering the burden of a destabilised universe. When her duties send her to an anomalous wormhole linked to a Kree revolutionary, her powers become entangled with that of Jersey City super-fan Kamala Khan, aka Ms Marvel, and Carol’s estranged niece, now S.A.B.E.R. astronaut Captain Monica Rambeau. Together, this unlikely trio must team up and learn to work in concert to save the universe as The Marvels. Brie Larson returns as Captain Marvel and stars alongside Teyonah Parris, Iman Vellani, Zawe Ashton, and Samuel L. Jackson.

Based on the extraordinary character at the centre of Roald Dahl’s most iconic children’s book, Wonka tells the wondrous story of how the world’s greatest inventor, magician, and chocolate-maker became the beloved Willy Wonka we know today. From the writer-director of the Paddington films and the producer of Harry Potter, Fantastic Beasts, and Paddington, this irresistibly vivid and inventive big screen spectacle will introduce audiences to a young Willy Wonka, chock-full of ideas and determined to change the world one delectable bite at a time – proving that the best things in life begin with a dream, and if you’re lucky enough to meet Willy Wonka, anything is possible. November / December 2023

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EVERYONE HUNGERS FOR SOMETHING

THE HUNGER GAMES:

THE BALLAD OF SONGBIRDS & SNAKES IN CINEMAS 17 NOVEMBER Director Francis Lawrence / Starring Rachel Zegler, Tom Blyth, Peter Dinklage, Hunter Schafer, Josh Andrés Rivera, Jason Schwartzman, Viola Davis / Genre Action, Adventure Experience the story of The Hunger Games – sixty-four years before Katniss Everdeen volunteered as tribute, and decades before Coriolanus Snow became the tyrannical President of Panem. Young Coriolanus Snow is the last hope for his fading lineage, a once-proud family that has fallen from grace in a post-war Capitol. On the eve of the tenth annual Hunger Games, with his livelihood threatened, Snow is reluctantly assigned to mentor Lucy Gray Baird, a tribute from the impoverished District 12. But after her charm captivates the audience of Panem, Snow sees an opportunity to shift their fates. With everything he has worked for in the balance, Snow unites with Lucy Gray to turn the odds in their favour. Battling his instincts for both good and evil, Snow sets out on a race against time to survive and reveal if he will become a songbird or a snake.

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Anyone But You IN CINEMAS 15 DECEMBER Sydney Sweeney and Glen Powell star in a modernisation of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing from the director of Easy A and Friends With Benefits. When two college arch-nemeses reunite years after graduation for a destination wedding, they pretend to be a couple for their own personal reasons, but begin to actually fall in love.

The Three Musketeers: Milady IN CINEMAS 15 DECEMBER The epic, two-part adaptation of Alexandre Dumas’s novel concludes in a second chapter where D’Artagnan joins forces with Milady to save Constance. But as war is declared, and with Athos, Porthos, and Aramis already on the front, a secret from the past shatters old alliances.

Night Swim IN CINEMAS 5 JANUARY Atomic Monster and Blumhouse high dive into the deep end of horror with the new supernatural thriller that follows a family who move into a new home and uncover a dark secret that unleashes a malevolent force that will drag them under, into the depths of inescapable terror.


Ferrari

Saltburn

Next Goal Wins

IN CINEMAS 26 DECEMBER

IN CINEMAS 17 NOVEMBER

IN CINEMAS 26 DECEMBER

Director Michael Mann / Starring Adam Driver, Shailene Woodley, Penélope Cruz / Genre Biography, Drama, History

Director Emerald Fennell / Starring Barry Keoghan, Jacob Elordi, Rosamund Pike / Genre Comedy, Drama, Thriller

Director Taika Waititi / Starring Michael Fassbender, Oscar Kightley, Will Arnett / Genre Comedy, Sport

During the summer of 1957, former racecar driver and entrepreneur Enzo Ferrari is in crisis. Bankruptcy stalks the company he and his wife Laura built from nothing ten years earlier. Their tempestuous marriage struggles with the mourning for one son and the acknowledgement of another. In an attempt to secure their survival, he rolls the dice on one race – one-thousand miles across Italy, the iconic Mille Miglia.

The Academy Award-winning writerdirector of Promising Young Woman returns with a beautifully wicked tale of privilege and desire. Barry Keoghan stars as Oliver Quick, a student who’s struggling to fit in at Oxford University and soon finds himself drawn into the world of the charming and aristocratic Felix Catton, who invites him to Saltburn, his eccentric family’s sprawling estate, for a summer never to be forgotten.

Directed by Taika Waititi, Next Goal Wins follows the infamously terrible American Samoa soccer team, best known for a brutal match they lost 31-0. With the 2014 World Cup Qualifiers approaching, the team hires down-on-his-luck, maverick coach Thomas Rongen in the hopes he will turn the world’s worst football team around in this humorous and heartfelt true underdog story.

LEGACIES DON’T COME EASY

SAVE ONE LIFE, SAVE THE WORLD

The Bikeriders

One Life

IN CINEMAS 1 DECEMBER

IN CINEMAS 1 JANUARY

Director Jeff Nichols / Starring Austin Butler, Tom Hardy, Jodie Comer, Michael Shannon, Mike Faist / Genre Crime, Drama

Director James Hawes / Starring Anthony Hopkins, Johnny Flynn, Helena Bonham Carter / Genre Biography

Inspired by Danny Lyon’s iconic book of photography, Jeff Nichols’ drama immerses you in the look, feel, and sounds of the bare-knuckled, grease-covered subculture of sixties motorcycle riders. Kathy, a strong-willed member of the Vandals who’s married to a wild bikerider named Benny, recounts the club’s evolution over the course of a decade. Over the years, Kathy tries to navigate her husband’s untamed nature and his allegiance to Johnny, with whom she feels she must compete for Benny’s attention. As life in the Vandals gets more dangerous, and the club threatens to become a more sinister gang, Kathy, Benny, and Johnny are forced to make choices about their loyalty to the club… and to each other.

One Life tells the inspiring true story of Sir Nicholas “Nicky” Winton, whose endeavours on the eve of World War II saved more than six-hundred children from the Nazis. When visiting Prague in 1938, he sees the Jewish refugees and does what he believes is the right thing to do. War is approaching, and it’s a race against time. How many can he liberate before it runs out? Fifty years later, Nicky is haunted by the fate of the children he wasn’t able to help. It’s not until he’s surprised by the survivors on live television that he can accept that when facing devastating atrocities, saving even one life is a victory, and the British public learn the truth about the hero hidden in their midst. November / December 2023

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REBELS WITHOUT A CAUSE Welcome to the Vandals, a club for leather-clad outsiders who live for the bare-knuckled thrill of motorcycles. But what happens when the good times turn to violence and criminality in this gritty drama? WORDS CHARLOTTE BLACKLOCK

The Bikeriders IN CINEMAS 1 DECEMBER

Director Jeff Nichols / Starring Austin Butler, Jodie Comer, Tom Hardy / Genre Crime, Drama, Thriller The sixties was the golden age for motorcycle riders, making it the perfect backdrop for this furious tale. Headstrong Kathy recounts her time as a member of the Vandals and the reckless evolution of the club. Amongst this grease-covered crew, she meets her husband, Benny, a rebellious rider who lives for the rumbling of bikes and the respect of their unfaltering leader, Johnny. Kathy wrestles to tame Benny’s wild nature as she watches him get sucked into a more sinister and

dangerous side of Johnny’s gang. Jeff Nichols’ ode to the sixties subculture of bikeriders takes a turn from Easy Rider to Goodfellas, leaving the characters at a crossroads as they make choices about their loyalty to the Vandals. Expect an acting masterclass all round as Jodie Comer’s Kathy tells the tale in a flawless Midwestern accent. Austin Butler swaps his blue suede shoes for bike leathers for a smouldering performance reminiscent of James Dean, while Tom Hardy has the air of a Marlon Brando, leading this revved-up pack as Johnny. We can’t wait for this trio to don their leathers and speed into view.

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From the creative minds behind the Paddington films comes a prequel forty years in the making, chronicling the magical life of the man behind the delicious chocolate. WORDS AARON POTTER

Wonka IN CINEMAS 8 DECEMBER

Director Paul King / Starring Timothée Chalamet, Calah Lane, Sally Hawkins, Olivia Colman, Hugh Grant / Genre Adventure, Fantasy, Musical Timothée Chalamet dons the iconic hat and coat first made popular by Gene Wilder in Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory as part of a new story that spills the secrets of Roald Dahl’s titular chocolatier’s origins. The prequel – from writer-director Paul King, co-writer Simon Farnaby, and Harry Potter producer David Heyman – pays tribute to the 1971 classic and its everlasting appeal. The greenhaired Oompa-Loompas are back, as is Wonka’s whistle playing and his general desire to conjure a world of pure imagination. Set long before he shuts up shop and closes himself off from the world, young Willy Wonka is an ambitious entrepreneur who attempts to open a small sweet shop while fending off the local town’s chocolate cartel,

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played by Matt Lucas, Matthew Baynton, and Paterson Joseph. Aided by the bright-eyed Noodle, played by up-and-comer Calah Lane, he sets out to make his name, but being successful won’t take much… just creating chocolate the kind of which no-one has ever seen – or tasted – before. The ensemble cast features a who’s who of British A-listers, including Rowan Atkinson, Hugh Grant, Sally Hawkins, Jim Carter, and even the Oscar-winning Olivia Colman; each a key ingredient in a magical, musical experience that’s a perfect festive treat for all the family.

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Buckle up for more Marvel cosmic chaos as three female heroes have the freakiest of Fridays when their lives are mysteriously intertwined and they’re launched on a space-hopping adventure. WORDS ADAM MATULEWICZ

The Marvels IN CINEMAS 10 NOVEMBER

Director Nia DaCosta / Starring Brie Larson, Teyonah Parris, Iman Vellani / Genre Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi Having reclaimed her identity from the Kree, Carol Danvers finally gets her revenge on the Supreme Intelligence. But this is the MCU, where actions always have consequences. So, when an anomalous wormhole appears and leads Captain Marvel to investigate, of course her powers mysteriously entangle with two unlikely heroes. Kamala Khan has always dreamed of meeting her hero, but when Captain Marvel unexpectedly appears in her room, Kamala is teleported in her place to a galaxy far, far away before she can fangirl. To complicate things even further, Captain Monica Rambeau is thrown into this mysterious superhero mix-up, too. Now the trio find themselves inexplicably connected and swapping places any time they use their powers. To Kamala’s excitement, they must now come together to find out why.

Brie Larson returns as Captain Marvel to make her first MCU appearance since the blip and stars alongside WandaVision’s Teyonah Parris and Ms Marvel’s Iman Vellani. Also joining the cosmic chaos from the small screen is Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury, who was most recently seen in Secret Invasion. Hop into an adventure of intergalactic proportions as the MCU’s very first all-female super team set out to save the universe… meet The Marvels.

Captain Marvel Carol Danvers is a former Air force pilot and Kree-human hybrid whose life takes a barrel turn when she’s exposed to the Tesseract’s energy. Since then, she’s rescued Tony Stark and Nebula from deep space, defended galaxies, and helped to defeat Thanos as Captain Marvel.

Monica Rambeau After playing a key role in waking the townspeople from Wanda Maximoff’s living dream in Westview, Captain Rambeau is recruited by Nick Fury to join him on the space defence base S.A.B.E.R.

Ms Marvel Kamala Khan is a Captain Marvel fanatic, but when she discovers a mystical bangle from another realm, this cosplayer’s wish to be super is granted. She’ll finally live out her dream of fighting alongside her hero in her first big screen adventure.

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TO KINGDOM COME Dive into the DCEU as we know it one final time for a deep-sea adventure where Jason Momoa’s Aquaman must prove himself as a father, brother, ruler, and protector. WORDS LUKE CROUCHER

Aquaman And The Lost Kingdom IN CINEMAS 20 DECEMBER

Director James Wan / Starring Jason Momoa, Patrick Wilson, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Nicole Kidman / Genre Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi After defeat at the end of the first film, Black Manta returns and swears vengeance on Arthur Curry aka Aquaman. Finding more power than ever as wielder of the mythical Black Trident, he reigns fury down on Atlantis in a supercharged sequel where the half-human/half-Atlantean hero faces his greatest challenge… not only this villain, but now as a ruler taking his place on the throne and also as a father. To defeat this adversary once and for all, Arthur needs as much help as he can get. He decides to form an unlikely alliance with his brother Orm, who was once the king of Atlantis himself.

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The half-brothers must set aside their differences and work together to save the world from its destruction at the hands of Black Manta. Returning for the sequel, James Wan directs from a screenplay he cowrote with returning writer David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, Thomas Pa’a Sibbett, and Jason Momoa, who in turn of course returns to his lead role. It’s a reunion onscreen as well as off as Momoa is joined by co-stars Patrick Wilson, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Nicole Kidman, Amber Heard, Dolph Lundgren, and more. After the incredible success of the original hit, expect a thrilling, visually-stunning dive back into the waters of Atlantis for a story of leadership, adventure, and family.

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CONQUER THE WORLD

Travel back to nineteenth-century Europe – a time of revolution, romance, and war – to witness the rise of a ruthless army lieutenant in Ridley Scott’s sprawling epic. Joaquin Phoenix is Napoleon. WORDS JIM ROBERTS

Napoleon IN CINEMAS 22 NOVEMBER

Director Ridley Scott / Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Vanessa Kirby, Ben Miles / Genre Biography, History, War Napoleon Bonaparte. Ambitious visionary. Ruthless leader. Vile tyrant. A man history will remember as a nineteenth-century Caesar with plans for an empire of his own. Now, his story is immortalised as acclaimed director Ridley Scott charts Napoleon’s remarkable rise from Corsican military man to Emperor of France with Academy Award-winner Joaquin Phoenix as the complex and controversial figure at the heart of the story. Napoleon’s rise is bloody from the beginning. Witnessing Marie Antoinette put to the guillotine in revolutionary France, he exploits the ensuing period of unrest to seize power in a fascinating political play. His brilliant strategic mind becomes the basis for a sprawling, ▼ CLICK ME ▼

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battle-filled epic that follows the Napoleon war machine through Europe. From Toulon to Italy, the pyramids of Egypt to the bitter chill of Austerlitz – and of course brutal battles with Britain, most notably at Waterloo – the film depicts some of history’s most famous battles in full spectacular and savage style. Yet despite all of his conquests, it’s the private war he wages at home that may prove to be his downfall. Vanessa Kirby’s glamorous Josephine changes the course of his life and this retelling of Napoleon’s grand story is ultimately framed through their stormy romance and how their truly tumultuous marriage might be what puts an end to his dream of conquering the world.

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Scott and a triu mphant acting trifecta of Jodie Comer, Adam Driver, and Matt Damon bring the brutal true sto ry of the last legally sancti oned duel in France to the big screen.


CAN’T HELP FALLING IN LOVE Discover a different side to a great love story in Sofia Coppola’s intimate, unflinching portrait of Elvis and Priscilla. WORDS LEE CURTIS

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Director Sofia Coppola / Starring Cailee Spaeny, Jacob Elordi / Genre Biography, Drama, Romance A little over a year after Baz Luhrmann’s bombastic biopic brought the King to the big screen, Elvis is back in the building, but the new film from Academy Awardwinner Sofia Coppola presents the story as seen through the eyes of Elvis’ wife, Priscilla. Where Luhrmann’s film faced criticism for glossing over the problematic aspects of their relationship, Coppola tackles them head on in a warts-and-all portrayal of their rocky romance. Based on Priscilla’s bestselling memoir Elvis And Me, the film follows their relationship from the moment a teenage girl meets the man of her dreams through their subsequent, turbulent years of marriage and onto its bitter end.

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With the spotlight on Priscilla, a lot falls on the shoulders of the film’s star Cailee Spaeny. Yet the rising star appears pitch perfect as the fourteen-year-old whose whisked from Germany to Graceland where she’s caught in a trap of superstardom and a world of manipulation, suspicion, and addiction. An equally tough task faces her co-star Jacob Elordi, who must follow Austin Butler’s astonishing, BAFTA-winning transformation to portray the King, but the Euphoria star slips into the blue suede shoes with ease in this fascinating look at the darker side of Elvis.

With a distinct style and catalogue of femalecentric films, Sofia Coppola is perfectly suited to translating Priscilla’s story for the screen.

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A brief encoun ter in Tokyo blossoms into an unlikely holiday romance between Bill Murray’s fad ing movie star and Scarlet Johansson’s young college grad in Coppola’s tende r, mature romcom.

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MAN OF THE MATC H

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Michael Fassbender’s down-on-his-luck football coach must achieve the impossible: turn one of the world’s worst teams into winners in the sports comedy from the award-losing director of Thor: Ragnarok and Jojo Rabbit. WORDS AARON POTTER HOME

Next Goal Wins IN CINEMAS 26 DECEMBER

Director Taika Waititi / Starring Michael Fassbender, Elisabeth Moss, Oscar Kightley / Genre Comedy, Sport Chronicling the national football team of American Samoa’s real-life journey from a humiliating 31-0 loss to Australia in 2001 to the relative glory of their 2014 World Cup qualifying rounds, Next Goals Wins is the ultimate underdog story. Taika Waititi’s comic spin on the documentary of the same name promises to be a heartfelt story told through the perspective of Thomas Rongen, the Dutch-American coach who receives this tall task after being fired from managing the United States under-20s men’s team.

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Michael Fassbender returns from his brief big-screen hiatus to take the central role and though he substitutes the usual gravitas of his biggest roles, his natural magnetism remains as a hapless, Ted Lassolike hero who tries to take the team from poor to pro. Fassbender, Elisabeth Moss, Will Arnett, and Waititi regulars Rachel House, Oscar Kightley, and Rhys Darby are joined by a squad of American Samoan actors for an authentic, crowdpleasing celebration. It’s been a long road to the big screen for Next Goal Wins – with COVID complications, Disney’s acquisition of Fox, and Waititi’s Marvel commitments throwing in potential fouls along the way – but it’s finally set to score in cinemas soon.

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The joyous Thanksgiving holiday is full of spirit and cheer. But not this year as Eli Roth serves up a seasonal slasher where an axe-wielding figure carves his way through the town that created Thanksgiving. WORDS HANNAH TAYLOR Back To The Grindhouslee-feature

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Director Eli Roth / Starring Addison Rae, Patrick Dempsey, Milo Manheim, Rick Hoffman / Genre Horror, Mystery Thanksgiving. The most important national holiday celebrated across America. But now, it gets a dark twist. Horror maestro Eli Roth returns to the screen after five years with Thanksgiving, an idea that started as a mock trailer for a fake film in Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez’s Grindhouse and is now a fully-fledged feature-length holiday horror. Nobody celebrates Thanksgiving more than the people of the town of Plymouth, Massachusetts, the place where the Pilgrims first settled and the Thanksgiving holiday was created. But this year, after a Black Friday riot, an axe-wielding killer in a Pilgrim hat and mask brings the annual party to a bloody end.

Expect a high death count, screaming teens, and lots of fake blood… but definitely no leftovers. Among the townsfolk caught up in the chaos are TikTok sensationturned-actress Addison Rae who adds to her repertoire as a Scream Queen, while Grey’s Anatomy’s beloved “McDreamy” Patrick Dempsey stars as the turkey-loving town’s sheriff. Roth is best known for his early noughties’ horrors Cabin Fever and Hostel. Back with a fresh and bloody take on the beloved American holiday and a Thanksgiving Killer, who shares similar intentions as Michael Myers and Jason Voorhees, then anyone in need of a good scare will have plenty to be thankful for this holiday season.

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FORTHCOMING FILMS TO GET EXCITED ABOUT

A BOLD NEW TAKE ON THE BELOVED CLASSIC

THE COLOR PURPLE IN CINEMAS 26 JANUARY Director Blitz Bazawule / Starring Fantasia Barrino, Taraji P. Henson, Halle Bailey, Danielle Brooks, Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor, H.E.R., Ciara, Colman Domingo / Genre Drama, Musical Warner Bros. Pictures invites you to experience the extraordinary sisterhood of three women who share one unbreakable bond in the bold new take on the beloved classic from director Blitz Bazawule and producers Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, Scott Sanders, and Quincy Jones. Based on Alice Walker’s seminal novel and the Tony-winning stage musical, The Color Purple stars Taraji P. Henson, Danielle Brooks, Colman Domingo, Corey Hawkins, H.E.R., Halle Bailey, Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor, and Fantasia Barrino.

The Book Of Clarence IN CINEMAS 19 JANUARY Director Jeymes Samuel / Starring LaKeith Stanfield, Omar Sy, David Oyelowo, James McAvoy, Benedict Cumberbatch / Genre Adventure, Comedy, History From the visionary BAFTA-winning writer-director of The Harder They Fall, comes a bold new take on the timeless Biblical-era epic. Streetwise, but down-on-his-luck Clarence is struggling to find a better life for his family, while fighting to free himself of debt. Captivated by the power and glory of the rising Messiah and His apostles, he risks everything as he embarks on an attempt to carve his own path to a divine life, and ultimately discovers that the redemptive power of belief may be his only way out.

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Director Yorgos Lanthimos / Starring Emma Stone, Willem Dafoe, Mark Ruffalo / Genre Adventure, Romance, Sci-Fi

Director Matthew Vaughn / Starring Henry Cavill, Bryce Dallas Howard, Sam Rockwell, Bryan Cranston / Genre Action, Thriller

Emma Stone reunites with The Favourite director in the incredible tale and fantastical evolution of Bella Baxter, a young woman brought back to life by the brilliant and unorthodox Dr Godwin Baxter. Hungry for the worldliness she lacks, Bella runs off with Duncan Wedderburn, a slick and debauched lawyer, on a whirlwind adventure across the continents. Free from the prejudices of her times, Bella grows steadfast in her stand for equality and liberation.

When the plots of Elly Conway’s best-selling books – which centre on secret agent Argylle and his mission to unravel a global spy syndicate – begin to mirror the actions of a real-life spy organisation, quiet evenings at home with her cat become a thing of the past. Elly is thrust on a race across the world to stay one step ahead of the killers as the line between Elly’s fictional world and her real one blurs in a razor-witted, realitybending spy thriller from the twisted mind behind Kingsman.

Bob Marley: One Love IN CINEMAS 14 FEBRUARY Director Reinaldo Marcus Green / Starring Kingsley Ben-Adir, Lashana Lynch, James Norton / Genre Biography, Drama Discover the powerful story behind Bob Marley’s revolutionary music in a celebration of the life and legacy of an icon who inspired generations through his message of love and unity.

Migration IN CINEMAS 2 FEBRUARY Directors Benjamin Renner, Guylo Homsy / Starring Kumail Nanjiani, Elizabeth Banks, Awkwafina, Danny DeVito / Genre Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy The Mallards are in a bit of a rut. While anxious dad Mack is content to stay safe paddling around their pond forever, daring mum Pam is eager to show their kids the whole wide world. After a migrating duck family shares tales of far-flung places, Pam persuades Mack to embark on a family trip, via New York, to Jamaica. The creators of the Minions, Despicable Me, Sing, and The Secret Life Of Pets invites you to take flight into the thrill of the unknown with a funny, feathered family holiday like no other.

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All Of Us Strangers IN CINEMAS 26 JANUARY Director Andrew Haigh / Starring Andrew Scott, Paul Mescal, Claire Foy, Jamie Bell / Genre Drama, Fantasy, Romance As a relationship develops between two men, one is drawn back to the childhood home where his parents appear to still be living, as they were on the day they died, thirty years before.

Madame Web IN CINEMAS 14 FEBRUARY Director S.J. Clarkson / Starring Dakota Johnson, Sydney Sweeney, Emma Roberts / Genre Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi Sony’s Spider-Man Universe expands even further with the thrilling origin story of the clairvoyant mutant Cassandra Webb, whose psychic abilities allow her to see within the spider world.


A NEW MESSIAH LaKeith Stanfield’s Clarence wants to walk in Jesus’ sandals as The Harder They Fall director takes on another classic Hollywood genre with his bold new vision of the biblical epic. WORDS LEE CURTIS

The Book Of Clarence IN CINEMAS 19 JANUARY

Director Jeymes Samuel / Starring LaKeith Stanfield, David Oyelowo, Omar Sy, RJ Cyler, James McAvoy / Genre Adventure, Comedy, History If today is the era of superhero cinema, Hollywood in the fifties and sixties was the age of the biblical epic. But these spectacular stories, like those set in the Old West, largely exclude people of colour. Now, the BAFTA-winning British writer-director of The Harder They Fall addresses this in his fresh, funny, and fearless take on the bible-era epic. Black characters are at the centre of an AD 33-set story that follows Clarence, a regular guy who happens to live in the same neighbourhood as Jesus. In search of a piece of the power and glory, and a chance to free himself from debt, he sets out

to hustle his way into making people believe he’s the Messiah. But saying you’re able to turn water into wine, walk on water, and all manner of miracles is one thing… proving it is another. Reuniting with his director from The Harder They Fall, LaKeith Stanfield leads an ensemble cast that includes David Oyelowo, Omar Sy, RJ Cyler, Micheal Ward, Anna Diop, Alfre Woodard, Teyana Taylor, James McAvoy, and Benedict Cumberbatch. There’s an exciting revelation behind the scenes as Jay-Z not only puts his name to the project as producer, but also brings new music to make this modern revision of the classics that made Hollywood an absolute must.

BIBLICAL EPICS THE TEN COMMANDMENTS

Few films from Hollywood’s Golden Age have withstood the test of time as well as Cecil B. DeMille’s masterpiece that dramatises the story of Moses with an ensemble cast, groundbreaking special effects, and epic musical score.

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Charlton Heston stars as the Jewish prince who chariot-races his way from slavery to freedom and revenge in the definitive swords-and-sandals epic that remains tied with Titanic and The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King with eleven Oscar wins.

THE PRINCE OF EGYPT

DreamWorks bring the story of Moses to a new generation and to the big screen like never before in an epic animated adventure that boasts a jawdropping voice cast, stunning animation, and unforgettable soundtrack.

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WIN WISH PRIZES! In the year we celebrate 100 years of Disney magic, Walt Disney Animation Studios’ all-new fantasy musical-comedy imagines a place where wishes come true. Welcome to Rosas, a fantastical land located off of the Iberian Peninsula, where seventeen-year-old Asha, a driven optimist and leader in the making, wishes on a star and gets a more direct answer than she bargained for when a trouble-making star comes down from the sky to join her. Teaming up with Star, a cosmic force and boundless ball of pure energy and chaos, Asha confronts one of the most formidable enemies in the universe – the ruler of Rosas, King Magnifico – to save her community and prove that when the will of one courageous human connects with the magic of the stars, wondrous things can happen. Featuring the voices of Academy Award-winner Ariana DeBose, Chris Pine, and Alan Tudyk, Wish is helmed by Oscarwinning director Chris Buck and Fawn Veerasunthorn with original songs by Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Julia Michaels and Grammy-winning producer/songwriter/ musician Benjamin Rice, plus score by Dave Metzger.

One Wish can change everything, only in cinemas November 24th, and we’re granting you the chance to win spellbinding prizes from Disney’s newest animated movie event.

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