Running Time: 96 minutes | Genre: Animated
Director: Holger Tappe
Starring: Teo Halm, Jessica Brown Findlay, Catherine Tate, Holger Tappe, Emily Watson, Jason Isaacs, Nick Frost
BBFCInsight: mild violence, infrequent mild bad language
Synopsis: Despite the title, the Wishbone family are far from happy. In an attempt to reconnect as a family, Mum and Emma plan a fun night out. However, her plan backfires when an evil witch curses them, and they're all turned into Monsters.
Finding Your Feet
Running Time: 111 minutes | Genre: Comedy
Director: Guillaume Canet
Starring: Teo Halm, Imelda Staunton, John Sessions, Meg Leonard, Nick Moorcroft, Charlotte Walls, John Sachs, David Hayman, Joanna Lumley, Timothy Spall
BBFCInsight: moderate sex references, drug use, infrequent strong language
Synopsis: On the eve of retirement a middle class, judgmental snob discovers her husband has been having an affair with her best friend and is forced into exile with her bohemian sister who lives on an impoverished inner-city council estate.
Running Time: 102 minutes | Genre: Drama
Director: David Ayer
Starring: Rachel Weisz, Colin Firth, David Thewlis
BBFCInsight: infrequent strong language
Synopsis: Yachtsman Donald Crowhurst's disastrous attempt to win the 1968 Golden Globe Race ends up with him creating an outrageous account of traveling the world alone by sea.
NT Live 2017-2018 Season: Julius Caesar
Running Time: 180 minutes | Genre: Live Theatre
Director: Nicholas Hytner
Starring: Ben Whishaw, David Calder, Michelle Fairley, David Morrissey
Synopsis: Ben Whishaw (The Danish Girl, Skyfall, Hamlet) and Michelle Fairley (Fortitude, Game of Thrones) play Brutus and Cassius, David Calder (The Lost City of Z, The Hatton Garden Job) plays Caesar and David Morrissey (The Missing, Hangmen, The Walking Dead) is Mark Antony. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London. Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital. Nicholas Hytner’s production will thrust the audience into the street party that greets Caesar’s return, the congress that witnesses his murder, the rally that assembles for his funeral and the chaos that explodes in its wake.
Running Time: 95 minutes | Genre: Family
Director: Will Gluck
Starring: Dianna Agron, Logan Lerman, Elizabeth Debicki, Daisy Ridley, Margot Robbie, Rose Byrne
BBFCInsight: mild threat, comic violence
Synopsis: Peter Rabbit, the mischievous and adventurous hero who has captivated generations of readers, now takes on the starring role of his own irreverent, contemporary comedy with attitude. In the film, Peter's feud with Mr. McGregor (Domhnall Gleeson) escalates to greater heights than ever before as they rival for the affections of the warm-hearted animal lover who lives next door (Rose Byrne). James Corden voices the character of Peter with playful spirit and wild charm, with Margot Robbie, Elizabeth Debicki, and Daisy Ridley performing the voice roles of the triplets, Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cottontail.
Running Time: 94 minutes | Genre: Comedy
Director: Greta Gerwig
Starring: Julie Bowen, Danielle Macdonald, Tracy Letts, Timothée Chalamet, Jake McDorman, Scott Rudin, Eli Bush, Saoirse Ronan
BBFCInsight: Very strong language, strong nudity
Synopsis: In LADY BIRD, Greta Gerwig reveals herself to be a bold new cinematic voice with her directorial debut, excavating both the humor and pathos in the turbulent bond between a mother and her teenage daughter. Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson (Saoirse Ronan) fights against but is exactly like her wildly loving, deeply opinionated and strong-willed mom (Laurie Metcalf), a nurse working tirelessly to keep her family afloat after Lady Bird's father (Tracy Letts) loses his job. Set in Sacramento, California in 2002, amidst a rapidly shifting American economic landscape, Lady Bird is an affecting look at the relationships that shape us, the beliefs that define us, and the unmatched beauty of a place called home.
Running Time: 119 minutes | Genre: Biography
Director: Craig Gillespie
Starring: Jorge Diaz, Jennifer Ehle, Margot Robbie, McKenna Grace, Bojana Novakovic, Julianne Nicholson
BBFCInsight: very strong language, scenes of domestic violence
Synopsis: Based on the unbelievable but true events, I, TONYA is a darkly comedic tale of American figure skater, Tonya Harding, and one of the most sensational scandals in sports history. Though Harding was the first American woman to complete a triple axel in competition, her legacy was forever defined by her association with an infamous, ill-conceived, and even more poorly executed attack on fellow Olympic competitor Nancy Kerrigan. Featuring an iconic turn by Margot Robbie as the fiery Harding, a mustachioed Sebastian Stan as her impetuous ex-husband Jeff Gillooly, a tour-de-force performance from Allison Janney as her acid-tongued mother, LaVona Golden, and an original screenplay by Steven Rogers, Craig Gillespie’s I, TONYA is an absurd, irreverent, and piercing portrayal of Harding’s life and career in all of its unchecked––and checkered––glory.
A Wrinkle in Time
Running Time: 109 minutes | Genre: Adventure
Director: Ava DuVernay
Starring: Zach Galifianakis, Mindy Kaling, Oprah Winfrey, Storm Reid, James Whitaker, Catherine Hand, Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine
BBFCInsight: mild threat
Synopsis: Meg Murry (Storm Reid) is a typical middle school student struggling with issues of self-worth who is desperate to fit in. As the daughter of two world-renowned physicists, she is intelligent and uniquely gifted, as is Meg’s younger brother Charles Wallace (Deric McCabe), but she has yet to realize it for herself. Making matters even worse is the baffling disappearance of Mr. Murry (Chris Pine), which torments Meg and has left her mother (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) heartbroken. Charles Wallace introduces Meg and her fellow classmate Calvin (Levi Miller) to three celestial guides—Mrs. Which (Oprah Winfrey), Mrs. Whatsit (Reese Witherspoon) and Mrs. Who (Mindy Kaling)—who have journeyed to Earth to help search for their father, and together they set off on their formidable quest. Traveling via a wrinkling of time and space known as tessering, they are soon transported to worlds beyond their imagination where they must confront a powerful evil. To make it back home to Earth, Meg must look deep within herself and embrace her flaws to harness the strength necessary to defeat the darkness closing in on them. “A Wrinkle in Time” opens nationwide March 29, 2018.
Running Time: 120 minutes | Genre: Drama
Director: Garth Davis
Starring: Paul Weitz, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Tahar Rahim, Ariane Labed, Ryan Corr, Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Lubna Azabal, Joaquin Phoenix
BBFCInsight: bloody images
Synopsis: MARY MAGDALENE is an authentic and humanistic portrait of one of the most enigmatic and misunderstood spiritual figures in history. The biblical biopic tells the story of Mary (Rooney Mara), a young woman in search of a new way of living. Constricted by the hierarchies of the day, Mary defies her traditional family to join a new social movement led by the charismatic Jesus of Nazareth (Joaquin Phoenix). She soon finds a place for herself within the movement and at the heart of a journey that will lead to Jerusalem. Written by Helen Edmundson and Philippa Goslett, MARY MAGDALENE also stars Chiwetel Ejiofor and Tahar Rahim.
Running Time: 140 minutes | Genre: Thriller
Director: Francis Lawrence
Starring: Ciaran Hinds, Viola Davis, Andrew Scott, Jennifer Lawrence, Joely Richardson, Sergei Polunin, Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping, Steven Zaillian, Jeremy Irons, Charlotte Rampling, Mary Louise Parker
BBFCInsight: strong bloody violence, gore, sexual violence, sex, very strong language
Synopsis: Dominika Egorova is many things. A devoted daughter determined to protect her mother at all costs. A prima ballerina whose ferocity has pushed her body and mind to the absolute limit. A master of seductive and manipulative combat. When she suffers a career-ending injury, Dominika and her mother are facing a bleak and uncertain future. That is why she finds herself manipulated into becoming the newest recruit for Sparrow School, a secret intelligence service that trains exceptional young people like her to use their bodies and minds as weapons. After enduring the perverse and sadistic training process, she emerges as the most dangerous Sparrow the program has ever produced. Dominika must now reconcile the person she was with the power she now commands, with her own life and everyone she cares about at risk, including an American CIA agent who tries to convince her he is the only person she can trust.
Isle of Dogs
Running Time: 101 minutes | Genre: Adventure
Director: Wes Anderson
Starring: Bryan Cranston, Scarlett Johansson, Courtney B. Vance, Greta Gerwig, Liev Schreiber, Frances McDormand, Scott Rudin, Fisher Stevens, F. Murray Abraham, Kunicihi Nomura, Mari Natsuki, Koyu Rankin, Bob Balaban, Akira Ito, Akira Takayama, Yojiro Noda, Frank Wood, Yoko Ono, Jeremy Dawson, Steven Rales, Edward Norton, Tilda Swinton, Harvey Keitel, Bill Murray
BBFCInsight: mild threat, violence, language
Synopsis: ISLE OF DOGS tells the story of Atari Kobayashi, 12-year-old ward to corrupt Mayor Kobayashi. When, by Executive Decree, all the canine pets of Megasaki City are exiled to a vast garbage-dump called Trash Island, Atari sets off alone in a miniature Junior-Turbo Prop and flies across the river in search of his bodyguard-dog, Spots. There, with the assistance of a pack of newly-found mongrel friends, he begins an epic journey that will decide the fate and future of the entire Prefecture.
Running Time: 102 minutes | Genre: Drama
Director: Simon Hunter
Starring: Kevin Guthrie, Paul Brannigan, Sheila Hancock, Mark Stothert
Synopsis: To try and overcome a lifetime of bitterness and resentment, an older lady decides to climb a mountain in Scotland.
NT Live: 2017-2018 Season - Macbeth
Running Time: 230 minutes | Genre: Live Theatre
Director: Rufus Norris
Starring: Rory Kinnear, National Theatre Live, Anne-Marie Duff
Synopsis: Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy, directed by Rufus Norris (The Threepenny Opera, London Road), will see Rory Kinnear (Young Marx, Othello) and Anne-Marie Duff (Oil, Suffragette) return to the National Theatre to play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness.
Running Time: 30 minutes | Genre: Animated
Director: John Stevenson
Starring: Yvonne Strahovski, Johnny Depp, James McAvoy
Synopsis: he beloved garden gnomes from GNOMEO AND JULIET are back for a whole new adventure in London. When Gnomeo and Juliet first arrive in the city with their friends and family, their biggest concern is getting their new garden ready for spring. However, they soon discover that someone is kidnapping garden gnomes all over London. When Gnomeo and Juliet return home to find that everyone in their garden is missing – there’s only one gnome to call… SHERLOCK GNOMES. The famous detective and sworn protector of London’s garden gnomes arrives with his sidekick Watson to investigate the case. The mystery will lead our gnomes on a rollicking adventure where they will meet all new ornaments and explore an undiscovered side of the city. This action-packed sequel features the voices of returning cast, James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Michael Caine, Maggie Smith, Stephen Merchant and Ozzy Osbourne, plus Johnny Depp as Sherlock Gnomes, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Watson and Mary J. Blige as Irene.
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Running Time: 123 minutes | Genre: Drama
Director: Mike Newell
Starring: Gary Shore, Sergey Bodrov, Jessica Brown Findlay, Glen Powell, Matthew Goode, Peter Czernin, Graham Broadbent, Paula Mazur, Mitchell Kaplan, Tom Courtenay, Penelope Wilton
Synopsis: In the aftermath of WWII, free-spirited journalist Juliet Ashton (Lily James) forms a life-changing bond with the delightful and eccentric Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, when she decides to write about the book club they formed during wartime.
The Leisure Seeker
Running Time: 112 minutes | Genre: Adventure
Director: Paolo Virzì
Starring: Marco Cohen, Benedetto Habib, Donald Sutherland, Helen Mirren
BBFCInsight: suicide scene
Synopsis: The film stars Academy Award-winner® Helen Mirren and two-time Golden Globe-winner® Donald Sutherland as a runaway couple going on an unforgettable journey in the faithful old RV they call The Leisure Seeker, traveling from Boston to The Ernest Hemingway Home in Key West. They recapture their passion for life and their love for each other on a road trip that provides revelation and surprise right up to the very end.
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