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THE MAGAZINE FOR INDEPENDENT CINEMAS WHAT’S ON / FEATURES / PREVIEWS / COMING SOON

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PLUS ALL OF THIS SPACE JAM: A NEW LEGACY • FREE GUY • SNAKE EYES • THE CROODS 2: A NEW AGE BLACK WIDOW • SPIRIT UNTAMED • WRATH OF MAN • OLD • THE SUICIDE SQUAD


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WELCOME JULY / AUGUST 2021

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Cinema is back, and there’s so much to see this summer!

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Pack the whole family’s bags for one final stay at everyone’s favourite monster hotel to see Drac’s pack like never before, take a trip back in time for stone-age silliness with The Croods, and enter the Server-Verse where LeBron James teams up with the Tune Squad. Double down on the digital epicness as Ryan Reynolds breaks a game to become its hero in Free Guy. For more superheroics, Scarlett Johansson is back as Black Widow, Henry Golding gears up to reveal the origins of G.I. Joe favourite Snake Eyes, and Harley Quinn returns with an all-new assortment of colourful, chaos-causing friends in James Gunn’s outrageous take on The Suicide Squad. If that’s not enough, even more action awaits aboard Disney’s Jungle Cruise, too! Those wanting something scary can try and get their head around M. Night Shyamalan’s new mystery, Old, and if you’re searching for summer lovin’ then look no further than The Last Letter From Your Lover. There’s all of that and so much more in a season of cinema that really has something for everyone! HOTEL :

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See you in the cinema! Lee Curtis Editor

SPACE JAM: A NEW LEGACY

WHAT’S ON The unmissable new releases hitting the big screen in July and August.

10 THE LAST LETTER FROM YOUR LOVER

15 FREE GUY 16 THE SUICIDE SQUAD 17 JUNGLE CRUISE

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18 SPIRIT UNTAMED

SNAKE EYES

19 THE CROODS 2: A NEW AGE 20 OLD 22 COMING SOON We look at all the forthcoming films to get excited about in September and October.

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NO TIME TO DIE

NOTE: All information enclosed is correct at time of going to 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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1. Scarlett Johansson / 2. LeBron James / 3. Idris Elba / 4. Henry Golding / 5. Ryan Reynolds 6. Jeff Bergmana / Bugs Bunny / 7. Emma Stone / Eep / 8. Jason Statham

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GAME TIME Before you see them team up with LeBron James to bring Space Jam to a new generation, we want to know how well you remember the members of the Tune Squad! Can you name the Looney Tunes characters from the clues below? 1 The legendary long-eared leader of the Tune Squad who’s got a real love for carrots. 2 A bad-tempered

duck with black feathers, an orange bill, and an instantlyrecognisable lisp.

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3 This yellow canary is the cutest member of the team, but he’s got plenty of attitude too! 4 A ferocious

marsupial with an insatiable appetite and the ability to spin like a tornado.

5 The Tune with the best basketball skills and voiced by Zendaya in Space Jam: A New Legacy. 6 This clumsy

canine always falls victim to his harebrained schemes to catch Roadrunner.

7 One of the few human Tunes who’s desperate to catch that wascawwy wabbit. 8 This stuttering

pig is one of the most famous Tunes who’s best known for saying That’s all folks!

1. Bugs Bunny / 2. Daffy Duck 3. Tweety / 4. Taz 5. Lola Bunny / 6. Wile E. Coyote 7. Elmer Fudd / 8. Porky Pig


THE UNMISSABLE NEW RELEASES

FAST FAMILY FOREVER

FAST & FURIOUS 9 IN CINEMAS 24 JUNE Director Justin Lin / Starring Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, John Cena / Genre Action, Adventure, Thriller No matter how fast you are, no one outruns their past. Dom Toretto is leading a quiet life off the grid with Letty and his son, little Brian, but they know that danger always lurks just over their peaceful horizon. This time, that threat will force Dom to confront the sins of his past if he’s going to save those he loves most. His crew joins together to stop a world-shattering plot led by the most skilled assassin and high-performance driver they’ve ever encountered: a man who also happens to be Dom’s forsaken brother, Jakob. Director Justin Lin is back in the driver’s seat steering the returning Fast family on a collision course with newcomer John Cena. Get ready for a fast and furious ride as the action hurtles around the globe – from London to Tokyo, from Central America to Edinburgh, and from a secret bunker in Azerbaijan to the teeming streets of Tbilisi. Along the way, old friends will be resurrected, old foes will return, history will be rewritten, and the true meaning of family will be tested like never before.

Black Widow IN CINEMAS 7 JULY Director Cate Shortland / Starring Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, David Harbour / Genre Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi Black Widow is back in action to kick off Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with an action-packed spy thriller that sees Natasha Romanoff confront the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises. Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down, Natasha must deal with her history as a spy and the broken relationship left in her wake long before she became an Avenger. July / August 2021

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WELCOME TO THE JAM!

SPACE JAM: A NEW LEGACY IN CINEMAS 16 JULY Director Malcolm D. Lee / Starring LeBron James, Zendaya, Don Cheadle / Genre Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi Worlds collide as NBA champion and global icon LeBron James teams up with timeless Tune Bugs Bunny for an epic adventure in the live-action / animated Space Jam sequel that reveals just how far some parents will go to connect with their kids. When LeBron and his young son Dom are trapped in a digital space by a rogue A.I., LeBron must get them home safe by leading Bugs and the rest of the ragtag gang of notoriously undisciplined Looney Tunes to victory over the A.I.’s digitised champions on the court: a powered-up roster of professional basketball stars as you’ve never seen them before. It’s Tunes versus Goons in the highest-stakes challenge of his life, that will redefine LeBron’s bond with his son and shine a light on the power of being yourself. The ready-foraction Tunes destroy convention, supercharge their unique talents, and surprise even “King” James by playing the game their own way.

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PAW Patrol: The Movie IN CINEMAS 13 AUGUST When the PAW Patrol’s biggest rival, Mayor Humdinger, starts wreaking havoc, Ryder and everyone’s favourite heroic pups kick into high gear to face the challenge head on. With help from new friends and some exciting new gadgets and gear, the PAW Patrol fights to save the citizens of Adventure City!

Daisy Quokka IN CINEMAS 2 JULY An unbearably adorable, eternally optimistic Quokka named Daisy sets out to achieve the impossible and prove champions can come in all sizes by winning the annual World’s Scariest Animal championship in this cute and colourful family adventure from the team behind Peter Rabbit and featuring the voice of Sam Neill.


Jungle Cruise IN CINEMAS 30 JULY

Spirit Untamed

Free Guy IN CINEMAS 13 AUGUST

Director Jaume Collet-Serra / Starring Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt, Jack Whitehall / Genre Action, Adventure

Director Shawn Levy / Starring Ryan Reynolds, Jodie Comer, Taika Waititi / Genre Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

Intrepid researcher Dr Lily Houghton journeys to the Amazon and enlists the wisecracking skipper of a ramshackle boat, Frank Wolff, to be her guide as she searches for an ancient tree with unparalleled healing abilities. Thrust on this epic quest together, the unlikely duo encounters unnumerable dangers and supernatural forces as the secrets of the lost tree unfold leaving the fate of all mankind hanging in the balance.

A boring bank teller who’s looking for more in life gets just that when he discovers he’s a background character in a violent open-world video game. With his eyes open to this virtual reality, he decides to become the hero of his own story, one he rewrites himself. Now free in a world where there are no limits, Guy’s determined to be the guy who saves his world his way – before it’s too late and the game goes offline.

ALL IN A DAY’S SURVIVAL

The Croods 2: A New Age IN CINEMAS 16 JULY Director Joel Crawford / Starring Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds / Genre Animation, Adventure, Family The Croods have survived their fair share of dangers and disasters, but now they face something that will shake their pack to its core: another family. The Bettermans (emphasis on the “better”) – with their elaborate tree house, amazing inventions, and irrigated acres of fresh produce within their idyllic walled-in paradise – are a couple of steps above the Croods on the evolutionary ladder. But when a new threat propels both families on an epic adventure beyond the safety of the wall, they’re forced to embrace their differences, draw strength from each other, and forge a future together.

IN CINEMAS 30 JULY Directors Elaine Bogan, Ennio Torresan / Starring Isabela Merced, Julianne Moore, Jake Gyllenhaal / Genre Animation, Adventure, Family A headstrong young girl, Lucky Prescott, discovers a kindred spirit when she befriends a wild horse who shares her independent streak. When a heartless horse wrangler plans to take her new friend away from her, she embarks on an epic adventure to rescue the horse who has helped her find her freedom, purpose, and identity.

MONSTER PROBLEMS

Hotel Transylvania: Transformania IN CINEMAS 8 OCTOBER Directors Jennifer Kluska, Derek Drymon / Starring Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kathryn Hahn / Genre Animation, Adventure, Family Drac’s pack are back, like you’ve never seen them before, in the fourth and final film in Sony Pictures Animation’s successful franchise. Reunite with your favourite monsters for an all-new adventure that presents Drac with his most terrifying task yet. When Van Helsing’s Monsterfication Ray goes haywire and transforms Drac and his monster pals into humans, the pack must team up and race across the globe to find a way to switch themselves back before their transformations become permanent. July / August 2021

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SOME LOVE STORIES DESERVE TO BE DISCOVERED

THE LAST LETTER FROM YOUR LOVER IN CINEMAS 6 AUGUST Director Augustine Frizzell / Starring Felicity Jones, Shailene Woodley, Callum Turner / Genre Drama, Romance

People Just Do Nothing: Big In Japan IN CINEMAS 18 AUGUST

Adapted from Jojo Moyes’ best-selling novel, this passionate, dual-narrative love story set in the French Riviera and London during the 1960s and present day tells the tale of elegant Jennifer Stirling and how her life becomes inextricably interwoven with that of Ellie Haworth in life changing events which connect them across almost half a century. Jennifer lives a luxurious life with her wealthy and powerful husband. When an unfortunate event wipes her memory, she struggles to find her identity until she stumbles upon wistful love letters hidden in her home. The passionate notes unravel a star-crossed love affair she had with a foreign correspondent and ultimately lead her to discover her true self. Jennifer’s story becomes intertwined with that of Ellie Haworth, a whip-smart journalist in contemporary London, who discovers these love letters from a bygone era. As she begins to piece them together, she sets off on a journey that will entangle the two women’s lives forever. 10

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Since the end of their pirate radio station, life has been quiet for the Kurupt FM boys, but everything is about to change. News reaches them that one of their songs has been used on a popular game show in Japan. They’ve made it! Their music is reaching hundreds of thousands of people! It’s finally time for them to enjoy the fame and fortune that they’ve always known they deserved. Chabuddy G steps excitedly back into his management role as Grindah, Beats, Steves, and Decoy begin their journey to international stardom...But is Japan really ready for Kurupt FM? Find out as the hit two-time BAFTA winning BBC comedy series heads to the big screen.

The Beatles: Get Back IN CINEMAS 27 AUGUST Peter Jackson’s long-awaited Beatles documentary features never-before-seen footage of the legendary band, unheard in-studio recordings, and their iconic final live rooftop performance.


The Green Knight IN CINEMAS 6 AUGUST

Snake Eyes

Stillwater

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Director David Lowery / Starring Dev Patel, Alicia Vikander, Joel Edgerton / Genre Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Director Tom McCarthy / Starring Matt Damon, Abigail Breslin, Camille Cottin / Genre Crime, Drama, Thriller

Sir Gawain, King Arthur’s reckless and headstrong nephew, embarks on a daring quest to confront The Green Knight, a gigantic emerald-skinned stranger and tester of men, to prove his worth in the eyes of his family and kingdom. On his journey, Gawain contends with ghosts, giants, thieves, schemers, and the ultimate challenger in this fresh and bold spin on a classic tale from the knights of the round table.

Bill, an American oil-rig roughneck from Oklahoma, travels to Marseille to visit his estranged daughter, who’s in prison for a murder she claims she did not commit. Confronted with language barriers, cultural differences, and a complicated legal system, Bill builds a new life for himself in France as he makes it his personal mission to exonerate his daughter in the new thriller from the acclaimed director of Spotlight.

DON’T LOOK BACK

Reminiscence IN CINEMAS 18 AUGUST

Director Robert Schwentke / Starring Henry Golding, Samara Weaving, Andrew Koji / Genre Action, Adventure, Thriller A tenacious loner is welcomed into an ancient Japanese clan after saving the life of their heir apparent. Upon arrival, they teach him the ways of the ninja warrior while also providing him with the home he’s been longing for. But when secrets from his past are revealed, his honour and allegiance are tested in the origin story of G.I. Joe’s Snake Eyes.

REVENGE IS SWEET

Wrath Of Man IN CINEMAS 23 JULY

Director Lisa Joy / Starring Hugh Jackman, Rebecca Ferguson, Thandiwe Newton / Genre Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Director Guy Ritchie / Starring Jason Statham, Scott Eastwood, Josh Hartnett / Genre Action, Crime, Thriller

Nick Bannister, a private investigator of the mind, navigates the darkly alluring world of the past by helping his clients access lost memories. Living on the fringes of the sunken Miami coast, his life is forever changed when he takes on a beguiling new client, Mae. While helping her recover her memory, she disappears without a trace. A simple matter of lost and found soon becomes a dangerous obsession as Bannister fights to find the truth about Mae’s disappearance. Against the advice of his assistant, he continues down a dangerous path where he uncovers a violent conspiracy and must ultimately answer the question: how far would you go to hold on to the ones you love?

After a deadly ambush on one of its armoured cars, a Los Angeles-based security company hires a mysterious new employee known only as H. At first, H appears to be a quiet, keep-your-head-down type simply there earn a living. But when the transport crew become the targets of an attempted robbery, H’s formidable skills are revealed. Not only is he a fearless, ruthless, and lethal killer, but H is actually an undercover crime boss desperate to avenge the murder of his son. And his quest is close to being complete when a crew of ex-military men plot a once-in-a-lifetime heist without realising that the high-stakes job is putting them on a collision course with the wrathful H. July / August 2021

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THEY’RE DYING TO MEET YOU

THE SUICIDE SQUAD IN CINEMAS 30 JULY Director James Gunn / Starring Idris Elba, John Cena, Margot Robbie / Genre Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Escape Room: Tournament Of Champions

Welcome to hell – a.k.a. Belle Reve, the prison with the highest mortality rate in the US of A. Where the worst supervillains are kept and where they will do anything to get out – even join the super-secret, super-shady Task Force X. Today’s do-or-die assignment? Assemble a collection of cons, including Bloodsport, Peacemaker, Captain Boomerang, Ratcatcher 2, Savant, King Shark, Blackguard, Javelin, and everyone’s favourite psycho, Harley Quinn. Then arm them heavily and drop them (literally) on the remote, enemy-infused island of Corto Maltese. Trekking through a jungle teeming with militant adversaries and guerrilla forces at every turn, the Squad is on a search-and-destroy mission with only Colonel Rick Flag on the ground to make them behave…and Amanda Waller’s government techies in their ears, tracking their every movement. And as always, one wrong move and they’re dead (whether at the hands of their opponents, a teammate, or Waller herself). If anyone’s laying down bets, the smart money is against them – all of them.

In the sequel to the hit psychological thriller, six people find themselves locked in another series of escape rooms, slowly uncovering what they have in common to survive…they’ve all played the game before.

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IN CINEMAS 16 JULY

Don’t Breathe 2 IN CINEMAS 13 AUGUST Several years after the hit home invasion horror, the blind man is living in an isolated cabin, but his quiet life is interrupted when his past sins catch up to him.

Profile IN CINEMAS 6 AUGUST An unconventional thriller that follows a British journalist who goes undercover to expose a terrorist recruiter through social media, while trying to avoid being lured into becoming a militant extremist herself.


Freaky IN CINEMAS 2 JULY

The Night House IN CINEMAS 20 AUGUST

The Forever Purge IN CINEMAS 16 JULY

Director Christopher Landon / Starring Kathryn Newton, Vince Vaughn, Celeste O’Connor / Genre Comedy, Horror

Director David Bruckner / Starring Rebecca Hall, Stacy Martin, Sarah Goldberg / Genre Horror, Mystery

Director Everardo Gout / Starring Ana de la Reguera, Tenoch Huerta, Will Patton / Genre Action, Horror

Millie Kessler is just trying to survive the bloodthirsty halls of her high school and the cruelty of the popular crowd, but her senior year becomes the least of her worries when she’s targeted by her town’s infamous serial killer. When The Butcher’s mystical dagger causes him and Millie to wake up in each other’s bodies, Millie must race against time to get her body back before she’s stuck as a middle-aged maniac forever.

Reeling from the unexpected death of her husband, Beth is left alone in the lakeside home he built for her. She tries to keep it together, but then nightmares come as she’s haunted by a ghostly presence. Against her friends’ advice, she begins digging into her husband’s belongings in search of answers, but what she finds are secrets both strange and disturbing that trigger a mystery she’s determined to unravel.

All the rules are broken as a sect of lawless marauders decides that the annual Purge doesn’t stop at daybreak and instead should never end. Adela and Juan live in Texas, where they work for the wealthy Tucker family. On the morning after The Purge, a gang of masked killers attack, forcing both families to band together and fight back as the country spirals into chaos.

DON’T SAY HIS NAME

Candyman IN CINEMAS 27 AUGUST

IT’S A MATTER OF TIME

Old IN CINEMAS 23 JULY

Director Nia DaCosta / Starring Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, Colman Domingo / Genre Horror, Thriller

Director M. Night Shyamalan / Starring Gael García Bernal, Vicky Krieps, Alex Wolff / Genre Horror, Mystery, Thriller

For as long as residents can remember, the housing projects of Chicago’s Cabrini Green neighbourhood were terrorised by a word-of-mouth ghost story about a supernatural killer with a hook for a hand, summoned by anyone who dares to repeat his name five times into a mirror. Now, a decade after the Cabrini towers were torn down, artist Anthony moves into a luxury loft condo in the now-gentrified Cabrini. In search of something that will save his career, Anthony explores the macabre mythology of Candyman, unknowingly opening a door to a complex past that unravels his own sanity and unleashes a terrifyingly wave of violence that puts him on a collision course with destiny.

The visionary filmmaker of The Sixth Sense and Split unveils a chilling, mysterious new thriller about a family on a tropical holiday who discover that the secluded beach where they are relaxing for a few hours is somehow causing them to age rapidly…reducing their entire lives into a single day. Minutes become years and hours become decades as time quite literally flashes before their eyes. Now, the family must race against time to save themselves before it’s too late. Old stars an impressive international cast including Gael García Bernal, Vicky Krieps, Rufus Sewell, Ken Leung, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Abbey Lee, Aaron Pierre, Alex Wolff, Embeth Davidtz, Eliza Scanlen, and Thomasin McKenzie. July / August 2021

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When Ryan Reynolds’ boring bank teller discovers he’s living inside a violent video game, he decides to change his fate to save the city. But can this average Guy become the hero his whole world needs? WORDS CHRIS WASEY Director Shawn Levy / Starring Ryan Reynolds, Jodie Comer, Taika Waititi / Genre Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi For those not versed in gamer speak, NPC means non-player character: mindless automatons that populate a video game’s world and serve as cannon fodder for casual gamers. They’re the least important people of any story, and the furthest thing from a hero...until now! Guy is an NPC in the virtual world of Free City, but he doesn’t know it. He’s a bank teller stuck in a Groundhog Day existence and oblivious to the brutality that breaks out each day. Car chases, machine gun fire, fighter jets dog-fighting

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overhead, and explosions - Guy doesn’t bat an eyelid. It’s just not in his programming. But when a chance encounter with Molotov Girl – the avatar of one of the game’s original programmers, played by Killing Eve’s Jodie Comer – opens his eyes to the world around him, Guy gains the courage to break free from his routine. With the game’s executive developer (Taika Waititi) threatening to pull the plug and delete his world forever, Guy becomes a legend in-game and out as he bends the game’s reality and leads his fellow NPCs on a fight for freedom. Break your boredom by escaping to a digital world of epicness when this hilarious all-action comedy boots up in cinemas soon.

TRON A computer hacker is abducted into a digital world and forced to participate in gladiatorial games to earn his survival.

THE MATRIX In a game where six billion humans are the NPCs, hacker Neo wakes up to fulfil his destiny as leader of the resistance against the machines. Get ready to plug back into The Matrix as the fourth entry is on the way.

WRECK-IT RALPH A video game villain sets out to fulfil his dream of being a hero, but his quest threatens the existence of the whole arcade.

READY PLAYER ONE With almost all of humanity living their lives inside a virtual reality called OASIS, where you can be anything you want, a rebellious teen sets out to find a fortune hidden within the programme.

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WITH FRIENDS LIKE THESE Pulled from maximum security prison and inducted into a shady supervillain task force, The Suicide Squad are sent on a do-or-die (or do-anddie) mission to save the world. WORDS CHRIS WASEY Director James Gunn / Starring Idris Elba, John Cena, Margot Robbie / Genre Action, Adventure, Fantasy Task Force X gives the inmates of Belle Reve prison the chance to take ten years off their life sentences, but they have three choices: • Refuse, and die in prison. • Accept, but face certain death on a suicide mission. • Accept, and follow orders or an explosive at the base of the skull will detonate. It’s a concept that will be very familiar to moviegoers, as will surviving Suicide Squad members Harley Quinn, Rick Flag, and Captain Boomerang. Shady government operative Amanda Waller is back too, assembling an

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all-new line-up of antiheroes in this pseudo-sequel / reboot that promises to be a totally different beast. This time, the squad includes a literal alien, a murderous pacifist, an enormous half-man / half-shark hybrid, a mansized weasel, and more! David Ayer’s Suicide Squad merely dipped its toes into what the quirkier side of the DCEU could be. Guardians Of The Galaxy director James Gunn, armed with another ensemble cast, steps in to bring the energy, attitude, and off-the-wall humour of his Marvel smash-hit to this alternative take on DC’s delinquents. Expect insane ultra-violence and laugh-out-loud dialogue, but don’t get too attached, The Suicide Squad will surely meet a ridiculous end on this mission that’s to die for, literally.

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WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt embark on an expedition into the Amazon to find the Tree of Life in Disney’s fantasy adventure. Step aboard the worldfamous Jungle Cruise for a wild ride you’ll never forget. WORDS HARRY FAINT

Jungle Cruise isn’t the first Disney blockbuster born from a ride, here are other amusements that made the leap to the big screen.

Director Jaume Collet-Serra / Starring Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt, Jack Whitehall / Genre Action Adventure, Fantasy Meet Frank, the charming and crafty skipper of La Quila who promises guests a real Amazon adventure. But step aboard his ramshackle riverboat and endure the less-than-dazzling gimmicks, staged scenarios, and pretend animals and you’ll see that his “world-famous” Jungle Cruise is nothing more than a stunt show to feed his ego. However, the real dangers of the rainforest await Frank after he agrees to escort fearless English scientist Dr Lily Houghton deep into the Amazon to find a fabled magical tree. Legend says the Tree of Life possesses incredible healing

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properties that could change the world as we know it, but it’s also capable of unleashing terrible evil. Frank and Lily’s perilous journey to find the tree and stop its power from falling into the wrong hands puts them face to face with hungry piranhas, venomous snakes, bloodthirsty big cats, and strange pirates who are somehow formed from the jungle itself. Worst of all, they aren’t the only ones set on making the discovery and must race against a rival expedition that’s armed with advanced weaponry and a submarine. Inspired by the renowned ride at Disney theme parks around the world, Jungle Cruise invites you to join Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Emily Blunt on a high-octane and hilarious Amazon adventure that’s just as thrilling on the big screen.

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Eddie Murphy stars as a realtor struggling to sell a haunted house in the Halloween favourite that captures the macabre humour of Disney’s spooky ghost train.

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e What was once a well-loved them park ride became a swashbuckling blockbuster that spawned one of cinema’s most famous franchises.

TOMORROWLAND: A WORLD BEYOND

The sci-fi adventure starring George Clooney isn’t inspired by a single ride, but an entire section of Disney’s theme park that’s based on space, time, and human curiosity. July / August 2021

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Saddle up for adventure as one girl’s life changes forever when she befriends a wild mustang named Spirit in the thrilling new chapter of DreamWorks Animation’s much-loved franchise. WORDS JIM ROBERTS Directors Elaine Bogan, Ennio Torresan / Starring Isabela Merced, Julianne Moore, Jake Gyllenhaal / Genre Animation, Adventure, Family Drawing on the Oscar-nominated Spirit: Stallion Of Cimarron and award-winning Spirit Riding Free series, the studio behind How To Train Your Dragon unleashes a wild new animated adventure that’s packed full of heart and humour to keep the whole family gripped to their saddles. Lucky Prescott is used to her life in the big city, but when her constant rule breaking finally pushes her aunt to breaking point, she’s uprooted to a new home on the edge of the frontier in Miradero. Lucky’s initially bored by the sleepy town,

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but everything changes when she meets Spirit, a stallion who shares her fiercely independent and fearless spirit. Just when she’s beginning to enjoy life in a place she finally feels she truly belongs, a trio of cowboys steal Spirit’s herd to sell them as workhorses. With the help of some new friends, the wisdom of her elders, and every ounce of her own courage, Lucky sets out to save the horses and ensure they can all ride free. Lucky’s journey will see her build a truly special bond with her horse, uncover the legacy of her late mother, and find her own identity in a galloping animated adventure with a spirit cinemagoers young and old can connect with.

A Stable Full Of Stars DreamWorks Animation have assembled a star-studded voice cast for their latest adventure, here’s who to keep your ears pricked for. Isabela Merced - Fortuna “Lucky” Prescott Best known for bringing Dora The Explorer to the big screen, the young actress stars as our headstrong hero. Julianne Moore – Aunt Cora The Oscar-winner takes the role of Lucky’s nagging, overprotective, yet caring aunt. Jake Gyllenhaal – Jim Prescott Jake Gyllenhaal voices Lucky’s father, who desperately wants to keep his daughter safe from the dangers of frontier life. Eiza González – Milagro Navarro The Mexican actress is a voice from the past as Lucky’s late mother, a legendary horse-riding stunt performer. She’s been gone since Lucky was a baby, but her fearless spirit lives on in her daughter.


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Just when The Croods thought they’d ascended to the apex of human achievement, in walks a family who are quite simply a better man. Welcome to A New Age. WORDS ROB SHEPPARD Director Joel Crawford / Starring Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds / Genre Animation, Adventure, Comedy Since the dawn of time, the notion of new neighbours is met with as much curiosity as concern, and when The Croods meet The Bettermans, the world’s first family’s worst fears are realised: change is coming. Catching up with the cavemen we first met in 2013, The Croods 2: A New Age finds our heroes getting past their previous panic over anything that’s unfamiliar only to get a little too adventurous for their own good. But don’t worry if that all sounds a little too ominous; you can expect more stone-age silliness and prehistoric prat falls in their thrilling

new adventure that sees adapting to new-age technology and making forward-thinking fashion choices including sloth sashes and even sliders. Back behind the microphone are the familiar voices of Ryan Reynolds, Emma Stone, and Nicolas Cage, whose enjoyment in portraying these characters is as clear as ever. The new family and its eccentric members add to the exciting ensemble as Peter Dinklage and Leslie Man join in the fun as the part-hipster / parthippie power couple Phil and Hope Betterman. With plenty of laughs to be had and a strong underlying message of keeping the pack together in order to survive, this fun-filled family animation promises prehistoric entertainment for any age.

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MEET THE BETTERMANS PETER DINKLAGE Known best as the master tactician who “drinks and knows things” in Game Of Thrones, Peter Dinklage continues his exciting career to take the voice of the Betterman clan patriarch Phil.

LESLIE MANN From Knocked Up and The 40 YearOld Virgin to appearances in The Simpsons and Modern Family, Mann is a renowned scene stealer who’s sure to get up to those old tricks as the free-spirited Hope Betterman.

KELLY MARIE TRAN After shooting to stardom in Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Raya And The Last Dragon, Tran continues to carve a name for herself, starring here as the Betterman’s adventurous daughter Dawn.

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A MATTER OF TIME M. Night Shyamalan returns with his latest mind-bending trip into the unknown as a young family falls prey to the hands of time in paradise. WORDS BRODY ROSSITER Director M. Night Shyamalan / Starring Gael García Bernal, Vicky Krieps, Alex Wolff / Genre Horror, Mystery, Thriller With summer in full swing, a trip to the beach may seem a perfect escape. Golden sand underfoot, a quick paddle in crystal clear water, and bountiful ice cream vans loaded with treats to satisfy every sweet tooth…what better way to spend an afternoon? Unfortunately for one family, a dream day out becomes a nightmare as their idyllic getaway suddenly shifts into a lifetime of startling transformations as they discover that the beach upon which they lay is inexplicably causing them to age

rapidly. Minutes become years and hours become decades as time quite literally flashes before their eyes. Now, they’re thrust on a race against time to save themselves in the latest mystery-laden thriller from enigmatic auteur M. Night Shyamalan. Featuring a stacked cast of established talent and promising young actors – including Thomasin McKenzie, Gael García Bernal, Rufus Sewell, and Alex Wolff – the mischievous mastermind looks set to once again burrow his way into the psyches of filmgoers with a troubling tale of the fragility of family life that will no doubt leave audiences discussing its twists, turns, and revelations long into the night.

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THE BOSS BABY 2: FAMILY BUSINESS IN CINEMAS 22 OCTOBER Director Tom McGrath / Starring James Marsden, Alec Baldwin, Amy Sedaris / Genre Animation, Adventure, Comedy In the sequel to DreamWorks Animation’s Oscarnominated blockbuster family comedy, the Templeton brothers have become adults and drifted apart. Tim is now a married stay-at-home dad, while his Boss Baby little bro Ted is a hedge fund CEO. But a new boss baby with a cuttingedge approach and a can-do attitude is about to bring them together again…and inspire a new family business. Tim and his wife Carol live in the suburbs with their two brilliant daughters: super-smart seven-year-old Tabitha – who’s top of her class at the prestigious Acorn Center for Advanced Childhood and idolises her Uncle Ted – and their adorable new infant, Tina. When baby Tina reveals that she’s – ta-da! – a top secret agent for BabyCorp on a mission to uncover the dark secrets behind Tabitha’s school and its mysterious founder, Dr Edwin Armstrong, the Templeton brothers reunite in unexpected ways, re-evaluate the meaning of family, and discover what truly matters.

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Venom: Let There Be Carnage IN CINEMAS 15 SEPTEMBER Director Andy Serkis / Starring Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Woody Harrelson / Genre Action, Horror, Sci-Fi Marvel’s most enigmatic, complex, and badass character is back and ready to go toe to toe with a sinister new symbiote. Directed by Andy Serkis and set after the events of the first film, the Venom sequel puts Tom Hardy’s Eddie Brock and Venom on a collision course with Woody Harrelson’s Cletus Kasady a.k.a. Carnage.


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IN CINEMAS 30 SEPTEMBER Director Cary Joji Fukunaga / Starring Daniel Craig, Ana de Armas, Rami Malek / Genre Action, Adventure, Thriller Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for his help. The seemingly simple task of rescuing a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than Bond could have ever expected as the mission that changes everything leads him onto the trail of a mysterious masked villain armed with dangerous new technology.

The Addams Family 2 IN CINEMAS 8 OCTOBER Directors Greg Tiernan, Conrad Vernon, Laura Brousseau, Kevin Pavlovic / Starring Chloë Grace Moretz, Charlize Theron, Oscar Isaac / Genre Animation, Adventure, Comedy They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky, and they’re back! Everyone’s favourite oddball family – Gomez, Morticia, Wednesday, Pugsley, and Uncle Fester – return to cinemas for a sequel that sees The Addams get tangled up in more wacky adventures and find themselves involved in more hilarious run-ins with all sorts of unsuspecting characters. Always staying true to themselves, the Addams Family brings their iconic spookiness and kookiness wherever they go.

Directors Sarah Smith, Jean-Philippe Vine, Octavio E. Rodriguez / Starring Jack Dylan Grazer, Zach Galifianakis, Olivia Colman / Genre Animation, Adventure, Sci-Fi The story of Barney, a socially awkward middle-schooler and his new walking, talking, digitally-connected device Ron, who’s not quite the “Best Friend out of the Box” he hoped for. Ron’s hilarious malfunctions, set against the backdrop of the social media age, launch them into an action-packed journey in which boy and robot come to terms with the wonderful messiness of true friendship.

Dear Evan Hansen IN CINEMAS 22 OCTOBER Director Stephen Chbosky / Starring Ben Platt, Amy Adams, Julianne Moore / Genre Drama, Musical The breathtaking Broadway phenomenon becomes a soaring cinematic event as Tony, Grammy, and Emmy Award-winner Ben Platt reprises his role as an anxious high schooler aching for understanding and belonging amid the chaos and cruelty of the social-media age. The director of The Perks Of Being A Wallflower and Wonder teams up with the show’s Tony-winning writer for a heartwarming musical featuring a star-studded cast and music and lyrics from the songwriting team of La La Land and The Greatest Showman.

Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings IN CINEMAS 3 SEPTEMBER Director Destin Daniel Cretton / Starring Simu Liu, Awkwafina, Michelle Yeoh / Genre Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi Phase 4 of the MCU continues as Marvel introduces a new hero in Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings. Simu Liu stars as Shang-Chi, a skilled martial artist who was trained as an assassin since his childhood but escaped to live a normal life in San Francisco. After ten years living in secret, Shang-Chi is forced to confront the past he thought he left behind when he’s drawn into the web of the mysterious Ten Rings organisation.

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Academy Award-winner Jennifer Hudson lights up the big screen in a biopic that chronicles the life story of legendary R&B singer Aretha Franklin. Featuring an all-star cast and some of the soul singer’s most famous songs, Respect follows the rise of Franklin’s career from a child singing in her father’s church choir to her international superstardom in revealing the remarkable true story of the music icon’s journey to find her voice.

A brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people. As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet’s exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence – a commodity capable of unlocking humanity’s greatest potential – only those who can conquer fear will survive.

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Picking up in the immediate aftermath of the hit 2018 sequel to John Carpenter’s horror classic, the thrilling second chapter in David Gordon Green’s trilogy continues the nightmare as Michael Myers somehow survives being burned alive and continues his hunt for Laurie Strode and her family.

After being behind the wheel of two major action blockbusters, Fast & Furious 7 and Aquaman, the director of Saw, Insidious, and The Conjuring returns to his roots with an original and highly-secretive horror-thriller starring Annabelle Wallis, Jake Abel, George Young, and McKenna Grace.

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A young girl, who’s passionate about fashion design, is mysteriously able to enter the 1960s where she encounters her idol, a dazzling wannabe singer. But 1960s London is not what it seems, and time seems to fall apart with shady consequences in Edgar Wright’s psychological thriller.


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