Fast & Furious 8 – From Straight Outta Compton director, F. Gary Gray, comes the latest Fast spectacular, with Charlize Theron and Helen Mirren joining the ace crew on locations in Cuba, New York and Iceland.
The Boss Baby – Alec Baldwin voices the title character in this smash-hit animated comedy. Boss Baby joins a family with a 7 year-old brother, but it soon transpires that he’s there on a secret mission!
Beauty and the Beast – Emma Watson, Dan Stevens and a host of British stars are enchanting in this spectacular live-action version of the animated musical classic. In the UK’s top 10 hits of all time after just 5 weeks on release and still going strong!
Peppa Pig: My First Cinema Experience – Impressive performance by this family animation bringing everyone’s favourite little pig to the big screen for the first time. Directed by Oscar-nominated British filmmaker, Mark Baker.
Going in Style – Directed by Zach Braff, this comedy stars Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman and Alan Arkin as three senior workers (and lifelong friends) who plan to rob the New York bank that cost them their pensions.
The Handmaiden – Based on a London-set romantic thriller by Sarah Waters, this film is transposed to Korea under Japanese rule in the 1930s. A young woman Sook-Hee (Tae-ri Kim) hired as a new maid to a secluded Japanese heiress (Min-hee Kim) has a secret plan which goes awry when deep emotions come to the fore.
Get Out – Horror movie that’s still thrilling audiences UK-wide, starring Daniel Kaluuya as a young (black) man who visits his (white) girlfriend’s family estate in Alabama, only to discover that many of its other (black) residents have disappeared.
Smurfs: The Lost Village – Family animated adventure involving a mysterious map and a secret discovery. Voice cast includes Julia Roberts, Michelle Rodriguez and (as a baker) Gordon Ramsay!
Ghost in the Shell – Japanese Manga-inspired sci-fi thriller starring Scarlett Johansson as a woman cyber-enhanced into the perfect soldier – who then discovers a dark secret in her own past.
The Sense of an Ending – Shot in London and Bristol, this adaptation of a Julian Barnes novel concerns a man haunted by his past who reappraises his whole life. Stars Jim Broadbent, Charlotte Rampling, Michelle Dockery and Matthew Goode.
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