2001: A Space Odyssey is Stanley Kubrick's dazzling Academy Award winning compelling science fiction drama of man vs. machine. A stunning meld of music & motion based on Clarke's short story The Sentinel. At the dawn of Mankind, a tribe of ape-like beings are visited on Earth by a large black monolith. Thousands of years later, in the year 2001, scientist Dr Heywood Floyd (William Sylvester) discovers a similar black monolith on the moon, which then emits a signal aimed at the planet Jupiter. A year later, astronauts David Bowman (Keir Dullea) and Frank Poole (Gary Lockwood) are en route to Jupiter to investigate the signal's destination and purpose. However, their mission comes under threat when the ship computer, HAL (voiced by Douglas Rain), seemingly develops a malfunction.
All-out war is inevitable.
As Iron-Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), The Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Dr. Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) and the rest of the Avengers reunite for battle, it doesn’t take long to realise they alone cannot stop Thanos.
With the Guardians of the Galaxy joining the fray there might just be some hope of survival at the end of this seemingly unwinnable war.
This epic two-part story is the nineteenth movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, directed by Antony and Joe Russo (Captain America: Civil War). As it was shot back-to-back with its sequel, fans will only have to hold on until May 2019 to see Avengers: Infinity War Part 2.
Vivian (Jane Fonda), Diane (Diane Keaton), Sharon (Candice Bergen), and Carol (Mary Steenburgen) are four women in their prime, living out their golden years properly and politely. They cook delicious food, drink good wine, and meet up to discuss literature at their monthly book club.
But everything changes when they pass up the usual, critically-acclaimed titles in favour of the famously risqué “Fifty Shades of Grey”.
Initially, not everyone is convinced that E. L. James’ erotic romance is the sort of thing that four ‘older’ women should be reading. But once they crack the spine, there’s no going back…
Beyond the typical cringing, giggling and blushing, the novel has an unexpected impact on the women. They begin to look at the romance in their lives – or lack thereof – and realise they want something more.
With each other’s support, they set out on a mission to inject a bit of fire into their love lives. Diane and Sharon decide to brave the dating scene, Carol tries to spice up her marriage, and Vivian reunites with blast from the past (Don Johnson).
What happens next is a steep learning curve full of awkward and hilarious events. Each of the women learns that, just because they’re in the later chapters of their lives, it doesn’t mean they can’t be the best ones.
The directorial debut from Bill Holderman (producer of A Walk in the Woods), this fun and heart-warming comedy brings together a stronghold of talent, including Academy Award Winners Diane Keaton (Hampstead, Annie Hall), Jane Fonda (Our Souls at Night, Coming Home), and Mary Steenburgen (The Discovery, Melvin and Howard) and Academy Award Nominated Candice Bergen (Rules Don’t Apply, Starting Over).
There are plenty of other ways Shaun Russell (Gabrielle Union) and her children, Jasmine (Ajiona Alexus) and Glover (Seth Carr), would rather spend the weekend. But unfortunately, they’re stuck with the chore of sorting out the house that Shaun’s recently deceased father has left to her.
After a long drive out to what feels like the middle of nowhere, Shaun finds that her childhood home has had a bit of a renovation – and it goes way beyond new curtains or a lick of paint.
The entire place has been turned into a fortress, with an automated security system, windows with retractable shields, and a whole host of other high-tech features. It’s almost as if her dad was trying to hide something…
And it turns out, someone is determined to find whatever it is.
The family’s boring weekend quickly spirals into something else when a group of armed men invade the property. Before she has time to react, they take Shaun’s children hostage and lock her out of the house. If she doesn’t give them what they want, they’ll kill them all.
But the men made one vital mistake – never underestimate what a mother can do when you get between her and her babies.
Smart, desperate, and ravenous for revenge, Shaun unleashes herself on the house and the men inside it, in a full throttle mission to break in.
Directed by James McTeigue (V for Vendetta), Gabrielle Union (The Birth of a Nation) stars as the mother who will stop at nothing to rescue her kids, across from Billy Burke (The Twilight franchise), the gang’s vicious ringleader.
Luckily, it’s not all doom and gloom for our loveable hero, as he’s managed to acquire a shiny new Hello Kitty backpack and the highly-coveted title of World’s Best 4th Wall Breaking Superhero.
Welcome back Deadpool, the world has been waiting.
The original Deadpool took in over £550m at the global box office back in 2016, proving the time was right for a new breed of superhero. Full plot details of the sequel are being kept under wraps for the time being, however Ryan Reynolds (The Hitman’s Bodyguard), Morena Baccarin (The Flash) and T.J. Miller (The Emoji Movie) return. Josh Brolin (Avengers: Infinity War) has also joined the cast in the dual role of Nathan Summers and Cable.
It’s no secret that mother-daughter relationships can be complicated. For Annie Graham (Toni Collette) and her mother, Ellen, ‘complicated’ doesn’t even begin to cover it.
After Ellen dies, Annie is ready to devote her time to her teenage son (Alex Wolff) and daughter (Milly Shapiro) so they can move forward together. But when Joan (Ann Dowd), a strange woman who claims to be a family friend, appears in their lives, Ellen’s dark secrets are brought to light.
And though Ellen might be gone, a menacing part of her has been left behind…
Wicked truths about the family begin to rise to the surface. But instead of solely being haunted by events from the past, it becomes increasingly evident that there’s much more to the Graham family’s horror story.
With each terrible revelation, it becomes clear that Alice and her children are destined to feel the consequences of their heritage, regardless of how desperately they might struggle against it.
Nightmares, it seems, are hereditary.
The feature-length debut from writer-director Ari Aster (C’est La Vie), Hereditary premiered in the Midnight section at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and has received critical acclaim across various indie publications.
Oscar nominee Toni Collette (Please Stand By, The Sixth Sense) stars as Alice, alongside Ann Dowd (The Handmaid’s Tale), Alex Wolff (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle), and up-and-coming young actress Milly Shapiro.
Renne Bennett (Amy Schumer) is intelligent, funny, and capable – but she’d never class herself as ‘beautiful’. Her own worst enemy, she feels insecure about everything from her weight to her hairstyle and is envious of the seemingly perfect women that surround her.
That is, until a sharp crack on the head transforms her from ‘pumpkin’ into ‘princess’.
In an attempt to achieve the physique she’s been dreaming of, Renee decides to attend a trendy exercise class. But instead of sweating it out like a celebrity, she falls and hits her head. Hard.
The initial embarrassment soon turns to disbelief when she looks in the mirror and locks eyes with the most attractive woman she’s ever seen – the catch? She’s staring at herself.
Despite the fact that she hasn’t changed at all externally, Renee suddenly believes she’s transformed into a total supermodel. And she feels unstoppable.
With an overwhelming sense of confidence, she struts into the world as a new person, approaching her job, her friends, and her love life with a fresh sense of sass.
But what happens when the spell wears off?
Written and directed by Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein, the team behind the screenplays for rom-com classics like Never Been Kissed and He’s Just Not That Into You, I Feel Pretty features a standout female cast. Amy Schumer (Snatched, Trainwreck) stars alongside Michelle Williams (The Greatest Showman), Emily Ratajkowski (We Are Your Friends, Gone Girl), and Naomi Campbell (Empire).
“These creatures were here before us and if we’re not careful, they’ll be here after.”
Four years has passed since the Jurassic World theme park was closed down after the destruction caused by a rogue hybrid Indominus rex. When Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) and Owen (Chris Pratt) learn that a once dormant volcano is on the verge of eruption, they head back to the Isla Nubar in a bid to rescue the island’s prehistoric inhabitants.
As the pair hunt for lead raptor Blue, they uncover a conspiracy that could throw the planet’s natural balance into dangerous territory. But the task of herding up Isla Nubar’s wildlife proves to be even tougher than they imagined.
Is the curtain set to fall on earth’s most ancient creatures, or is it the human race that is leading themselves into extinction?
Jurassic World: The Fallen Kingdom is directed by J.A. Bayona (The Orphanage, A Monster Calls) and stars Bryce Dallas Howard (Gold), Chris Pratt (Avengers: Infinity War), and series veteran Jeff Goldblum (Thor).
25 years after Michael Crichton’s Jurassic Park (1993) reinvented the summer blockbuster, the popularity of the series is showing no signs of slowing down, with Steven Spielberg (The Post) joining the team to act as executive producer.