We’re turning our attention to the most eagerly anticipated new film releases of next year

Words Helen Brown

Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures is the incredible untold story of Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monae)—brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit. Celebrating fantastic and talented black women all around.

January 6
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Live By Night

Directed by Ben Affleck, Live by Night is set in the roaring ’20s, when Prohibition hasn’t stopped the flow of booze in an underground network of gangster-run speakeasies. The opportunity to gain power and money is there for any man with enough ambition and nerve, but even among criminals there are rules.

January 13
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The Great Wall

When a mercenary warrior played by Matt Damon, is imprisoned within The Great Wall, he discovers the mystery behind one of the greatest wonders of our world.

February 10
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Fifty Shades Darker

When a wounded Christian Grey tries to entice a cautious Ana Steele back into his life, she demands a new arrangement before she will give him another chance.

February 10
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Table 19

Thanks to Anna Kendrick and Lisa Kudrow you’ll be able to relive the very worst wedding reception you’ve ever been to. Ex-maid of honor Eloise – having been relieved of her duties after being unceremoniously dumped by the best man via text- decides to attend the wedding anyway only to find herself seated with 5 “random” guests at the dreaded Table 19.

March 3
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Beauty and the Beast

An adaptation of the classic fairy-tale about a monstrous prince and a young woman who fall in love with a star studded cast including Emma Watson and Emma Thompson.

March 17
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The Case for Christ

Centred on an atheist reporter who sets out to prove Christianity is a cult, The Case For Christ is based on the true story of Lee and Leslie Strobel, whose marriage struggled mightily as her growing faith collided with his determined atheism.

April 7
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The Circle

As she rises through the ranks of the world’s largest tech and social media company, The Circle, Mae, played by Emma Watson, is encouraged by Tom Hanks’s character, company founder Eamon Bailey, to live her life with complete transparency.

April 28
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Baywatch

We grew up on this classic David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson cult-favourite. This reboot features Zac Efron as a new hotshot lifeguard who butts heads with the infamous and universally loved, Mitch Buchannon, now played by The Rock, head lifeguard of Baywatch in Miami.

May 26
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Wonder Women

The grown-up version of a childhood favourite. Raised on the mythical island of Themyscira and trained by Amazonian warriors, a young woman named Diana fulfills a destiny long ago bestowed on her by the Gods when her home and the world at large is threatened.

June 2
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Dunkirk

Directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Harry Styles and Cillian Murphy, this looks set to become one of the biggest historical pictures of the decade. It tells of the miraculous evacuation of Allied soldiers from Belgium, Britain and France, who were cut off and surrounded by the German army from the beaches and harbour of Dunkirk.

July 21
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Victoria and Abdul

The extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria’s remarkable rule. When Abdul Karim, a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favor with the Queen herself.

September 8
Trailer not yet available. 

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