Running Time: 95 minutes | Genre: Adventure
Director: David Fincher
Starring: Annabelle Wallis, Sally Hawkins, Imelda Staunton, Peter Capaldi, Ben Whishaw, Samuel Joslin, Madeleine Harris, Jim Broadbent, Hugh Grant, Brendan Gleeson, Julie Walters
BBFCInsight: mild threat
Synopsis: Paddington is happily settled with the Brown family in Windsor Gardens, where he has become a popular member of the community, spreading joy and marmalade wherever he goes. While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy's 100th birthday, Paddington spots a unique pop-up book in Mr. Gruber's antique shop, and embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it. But when the book is stolen, it's up to Paddington and the Browns to unmask the thief.
Battle Of The Sexes
Running Time: 121 minutes | Genre: Drama
Director: Valerie Faris
Starring: Gemma Arterton, Chan-Wook Park, Andrea Riseborough, Jessica McNamee, Austin Stowell, Mickey Sumner, Robert Graf, Christian Colson, Alan Cumming, Bill Pullman, Eric Christian Olsen, Sarah Silverman, Elizabeth Shue, Steve Carell
BBFCInsight: infrequent moderate sex
Synopsis: The electrifying 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) was billed as the BATTLE OF THE SEXES and became the most watched televised sports event of all time. The match caught the zeitgeist and sparked a global conversation on gender equality, spurring on the feminist movement. Trapped in the media glare, King and Riggs were on opposites sides of a binary argument, but off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles. With a supportive husband urging her to fight the Establishment for equal pay, the fiercely private King was also struggling to come to terms with her own sexuality, while Riggs gambled his legacy and reputation in a bid to relive the glories of his past. Together, Billie and Bobby served up a cultural spectacle that resonated far beyond the tennis courts and animated the discussions between men and women in bedrooms and boardrooms around the world.
The Disaster Artist
Running Time: 103 minutes | Genre: Comedy
Starring: Adam Driver, Tom Harper, Josh Hutcherson, Dylan Minnette, Bryan Cranston, Alison Brie, Zoey Deutch, Lizzy Caplan, Adam Scott, Megan Mullally, James Weaver, James Franco, Sharon Stone, Kristen Bell, Zac Efron, Seth Rogen
BBFCInsight: strong language
Synopsis: ames Franco transforms the tragicomic true-story of aspiring filmmaker and infamous Hollywood outsider Tommy Wiseau—an artist whose passion was as sincere as his methods were questionable—into a celebration of friendship, artistic expression, and dreams pursued against insurmountable odds. Based on Greg Sestero’s best-selling tell-all about the making of Tommy’s cult-classic “disasterpiece” The Room (“The Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made”), The Disaster Artist is a hilarious and welcome reminder that there is more than one way to become a legend—and no limit to what you can achieve when you have absolutely no idea what you’re doing. The Disaster Artist, director James Franco (As I Lay Dying, Child of God) transforms the tragicomic true-story of aspiring filmmaker and infamous Hollywood outsider Tommy Wiseau—an artist whose passion was as sincere as his methods were questionable—into a celebration of friendship, artistic expression, and dreams pursued against insurmountable odds. Based on Greg Sestero’s best-selling tell-all about the making of Tommy’s cult-classic “disasterpiece” The Room (“The Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made”), The Disaster Artist is a hilarious and welcome reminder that there is more than one way to become a legend—and no limit to what you can achieve when you have absolutely no idea what you’re doing.
Running Time: 106 minutes | Genre: Adventure
Director: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin
Starring: Clark Duke, Gabriel Iglesias, Kate McKinnon, Jerrod Carmichael, Sally Phillips, Gina Rodriguez, Daveed Diggs, Flula Borg, Boris Kodjoe, Raúl Esparza, Karla Martínez, Miguel Ángel Silvestre, Bruce Anderson, Lori Forte, Anthony Anderson, David Tennant, John Cena
BBFCInsight: mild threat, very mild bad language
Synopsis: FERDINAND tells the story of a giant bull with a big heart. After being mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and torn from his home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure. Set in Spain, Ferdinand proves you can't judge a bull by its cover. From Blue Sky Studios and Carlos Saldanha, the director of "Rio" and inspired by the beloved book "The Story of Ferdinand" by Munro Leaf and Robert Lawson, "Ferdinand" is a heartwarming animated comedy adventure with an all-star cast that includes John Cena, Kate McKinnon, Gina Rodriguez, Anthony Anderson and many more.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Running Time: 150 minutes | Genre: Action
Director: Rian Johnson
Starring: Nicola Peltz, Dave Green, Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega
BBFCInsight: moderate violence
Synopsis: Having taken her first steps into a larger world in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), Rey continues her epic journey with Finn, Poe and Luke Skywalker in the next chapter of the saga.
Running Time: 113 minutes | Genre: Drama
Director: Stephen Chbosky
Starring: Jacob Tremblay, Mandy Patinkin, Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson
BBFCInsight: mild bad language, violence, scenes of emotional upset
Synopsis: Based on the New York Times bestseller, WONDER tells the inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman. Born with facial differences that, up until now, have prevented him from going to a mainstream school, Auggie becomes the most unlikely of heroes when he enters the local fifth grade. As his family, his new classmates, and the larger community all struggle to find their compassion and acceptance, Auggie's extraordinary journey will unite them all and prove you can't blend in when you were born to stand out.
Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle
Running Time: 119 minutes | Genre: Action
Director: Jake Kasdan
Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Jack Black
BBFCInsight: moderate violence, infrequent moderate sex references, language
Synopsis: In a brand new Jumanji adventure, four high school kids discover an old video game console and are drawn into the game's jungle setting, literally becoming the adult avatars they chose. What they discover is that you don't just play Jumanji - you must survive it. To beat the game and return to the real world, they'll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, discover what Alan Parrish left 20 years ago, and change the way they think about themselves - or they'll be stuck in the game forever, to be played by others without break.
The Greatest Showman
Running Time: 30 minutes | Genre: Biography
Director: Michael Gracey
Starring: Rebecca Ferguson, Michelle Williams, Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron
Synopsis: THE GREATEST SHOWMAN is an original musical inspired by the life of P.T. Barnum, starring Hugh Jackman. Barnum was a visionary who rose from nothing to create the "Greatest Show on Earth," a spectacle and celebration of his larger-than-life imagination that captivated audiences around the globe.
Running Time: 140 minutes | Genre: Drama
Director: Aaron Sorkin
Starring: Kevin James, Richard LaGravenese, Kevin Costner, Michael Cera
BBFCInsight: strong language, drug misuse, brief violence
Synopsis: MOLLY’S GAME is based on the true story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who ran the world's most exclusive high-stakes poker game for a decade before being arrested in the middle of the night by 17 FBI agents wielding automatic weapons. Her players included Hollywood royalty, sports stars, business titans and finally, unbeknownst to her, the Russian mob. Her only ally was her criminal defense lawyer Charlie Jaffey, who learned that there was much more to Molly than the tabloids led us to believe.
Running Time: 109 minutes | Genre: Adventure
Director: Adrian Molina
Starring: Gael García Bernal, Renee Victor, Benjamin Bratt
Synopsis: Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colourful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector (voice of Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history.
Running Time: 125 minutes | Genre: Drama
Director: Joe Wright
Starring: Sergey Bodrov, Ben Mendelsohn, Jordan Waller, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Stephen Dillane, Lisa Bruce, Anthony McCarten, Douglas Urbanski, Kristin Scott Thomas, Gary Oldman, John Hurt
BBFCInsight: mild bad language
Synopsis: Within days of becoming Prime Minister, Winston Churchill must face his most turbulent and defining trial: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation. As the unstoppable Nazi forces roll across Western Europe and the threat of invasion is imminent, and with an unprepared public, a skeptical King, and his own party plotting against him, Churchill must withstand his darkest hour, rally a nation, and attempt to change the course of world history.
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Running Time: 115 minutes | Genre: Comedy
Director: Martin McDonagh
Starring: William Mapother, Frances McDormand, Peter Czernin, Graham Broadbent, Sam Rockwell, Peter Dinklage, Woody Harrelson
BBFCInsight: very strong language, strong violence, sex references
Synopsis: THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI is a darkly comic drama from Academy Award winner Martin McDonagh (In Bruges). After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter's murder case, Mildred Hayes (Academy Award winner Frances McDormand) makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby (Academy Award nominee Woody Harrelson), the town's revered chief of police. When his second-in-command Officer Dixon (Sam Rockwell), an immature mother's boy with a penchant for violence, gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing's law enforcement is only exacerbated.
Running Time: 30 minutes | Genre: Adventure
Director: Richard Starzak
Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston, Maisie Williams, Richard Ayoade, Richard Webber, Selina Griffiths, Johnny Vegas, Gina Yashere, Simon Greenall, Timothy Spall, Mark Williams
Synopsis: Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures and woolly mammoths roamed the earth, EARLY MAN tells the story of how plucky caveman Dug, along with sidekick Hognob unites his tribe against the mighty Bronze Age in a battle to beat them at their own game. It also marks Nick Park’s first feature film since Academy Award® winning WALLACE AND GROMIT: THE CURSE OF THE WERE-RABBIT. EARLY MAN unleashes an unforgettable cast of hilarious new characters.
Running Time: 135 minutes | Genre: Comedy
Director: Alexander Payne
Starring: Christoph Waltz, Kristen Wiig, Jason Sudekis, Megan Ellison, Udo Kier, Alexander Payne, Neil Patrick Harris, Jim Burke, Jim Taylor, Mark Johnson, Hong Chau, Matt Damon, James Van Der Beek
BBFCInsight: strong language, drug misuse, sex references
Synopsis: "Downsizing" follows a kindly occupational therapist who undergoes a new procedure to be shrunken to four inches tall so that he and his wife can help save the planet and afford a nice lifestyle at the same time.
Running Time: 116 minutes | Genre: Biography
Director: Steven Spielberg
Starring: Eddie Marsan, Idina Menzel, Alison Brie, Michael Stuhlbarg, Jesse Plemons, Tracy Letts, Bradley Whitford, Carrie Coon, Amy Pascal, Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, Bruce Greenwood
BBFCInsight: strong language, brief battle violence
Synopsis: In June 1971 The New York Times, the Washington Post and the nation’s major newspapers took a brave stand for freedom of speech and reported on the Pentagon Papers, the massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned four decades and four US Presidents. At the time, the Post’s Katherine Graham (Streep) was still finding her footing as the country’s first female newspaper publisher, and Ben Bradlee (Hanks), the paper’s volatile, driven editor, was trying to enhance the stature of the struggling, local paper. Together, the two formed an unlikely team, as they were forced to come together and make the bold decision to support The New York Times and fight the Nixon Administration’s unprecedented attempt to restrict the first amendment. The screenplay for THE POST comes from Josh Singer, who received the Academy Award for SPOTLIGHT, and music will be written by Spielberg’s long-time collaborator John Williams. THE POST also stars Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenkirk, Tracy Letts, Bradley Whitford, Bruce Greenwood, Matthew Rhys and Alison Brie.
Running Time: 30 minutes | Genre: Action
Director: Ryan Coogler
Starring: Sam Trammell, Angela Bassett, Sterling K. Brown, Kevin Feige, Forest Whitaker, Martin Freeman
Synopsis: Marvel Studios' “Black Panther” follows T’Challa who, after the events of “Captain America: Civil War,” returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to take his place as King. However, when an old enemy reappears on the radar, T’Challa’s mettle as King and Black Panther is tested when he is drawn into a conflict that puts the entire fate of Wakanda and the world at risk.
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.
Running Time: 130 minutes | Genre: Drama
Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Starring: Lesley Manville, Megan Ellison, Daniel Day-Lewis, Vicky Krieps, JoAnne Sellar
BBFCInsight: strong language
Synopsis: Set in the glamour of 1950’s post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock [Daniel Day-Lewis] and his sister Cyril [Lesley Manville] are at the center of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutants and dames with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock. Women come and go through Woodcock’s life, providing the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship, until he comes across a young, strong-willed woman, Alma [Vicky Krieps], who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover. Once controlled and planned, he finds his carefully tailored life disrupted by love. With his latest film, Paul Thomas Anderson paints an illuminating portrait both of an artist on a creative journey, and the women who keep his world running. Phantom Thread is Paul Thomas Anderson’s eighth movie, and his second collaboration with Daniel Day-Lewis.
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