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A SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE: FARMAGEDDON
MALEFICENT: MISTRESS OF EVIL
THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON
* MYSTIFY: MICHAEL HUTCHENCE
MEN OF HARD SKIN (Arg)
THE BEACH BUM
* BLACK AND BLUE
BY THE GRACE OF GOD (Fr)
CHAINED FOR LIFE
A GOOD WOMAN IS HARD TO FIND
* DARK ENCOUNTER
I TRAPPED THE DEVIL
AFTER THE WEDDING
BRITTANY RUNS A MARATHON
* SORRY WE MISSED YOU
* AMS SECRETS
* EARTHQUAKE BIRD
I LOST MY BODY (Fr)
JONATHAN AGASSI SAVED MY LIFE
JUDY & PUNCH
LE MANS '66
* HERE COMES HELL
* PERMISSION (Irn)
* THE DARK RED
* THE NIGHTINGALE
* THE AERONAUTS
* A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD
THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD
* FIRST LOVE
PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE (Fr)
DON'T LOOK DOWN (Fr)
C O M I N G U P . . .
ZOMBIELAND: DOUBLE TAP. SONS OF DENMARK. THE ADDAMS FAMILY.
BOMBSHELL. JAY & SILENT BOB REBOOT. MOTHERLESS BROOKLYN.
N O U K R E L E A S E D A T E . . .
SHADOWS FILM FEST
dir-scr Mike Flanagan; with Ewan McGregor,Rebecca Ferguson, Jacob Tremblay, Cliff Curtis, Bruce Greenwood, Zahn McClarnon, Carel Struycken, Emily Alyn Lind 19/US|
release UK 31.Oct.19, US 8.Nov.19
There isn't much reason to expect a lot from this movie, especially as it's written and directed by Flanagan, who has kind of slipped into a horror rut of late. But the cast is intriguing, potentially very interesting. And the fact that this is based on Stephen King's sequel to The Shining will make it impossible to ignore. Having read the novel, I know it's a completely different story, centring on the now-adult Danny as he continues to struggle with his "gift". As long as Flanagan doesn't dumb it down for a movie audience.... dir Roland Emmerich; with Mandy Moore, Luke Evans, Patrick Wilson, Woody Harrelson, Dennis Quaid, Aaron Eckhart, Nick Jonas, Darren Criss 19/US
release US/UK 8.Nov.19
There was already an all-star blockbuster movie about this WWII battle (in 1976), so I'm not really expecting too much from this one, which is perhaps always the way to go into a Roland Emmerich movie. He's a master at spectacle, and also very good at juggling multiple plot lines. It's when he tries to tell a serious story that he gets into trouble, and this movie looks like it has all of that. dir Paul Feig; with Emilia Clarke, Henry Golding, Emma Thompson, Michelle Yeoh, Peter Serafinowicz, Patti LuPone, Rob Delaney, Sue Perkins, Rebecca Root 19/UK
release US 8.Nov.19, UK 15.Nov.19
Frankly, the trailer for this Christmas rom-com looks pretty terrible. But then you stop and look at the facts: it's directed and written by people who know what they're talking about; it has Thompson, Yeoh, Serafinowicz and LuPone in the cast, none of whom are missable; and Clarke and Golding can be adorable in the right material. So let's hope this is the right material, and not the Love Actually-with-added-Wham rehash it looks like it might be. dir Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee; with Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Josh Gad, Jonathan Groff, Evan Rachel Wood, Sterling K Brown, Martha Plimpton, Jason Ritter, Alfred Molina 19/US
release US/UK 22.Nov.19
OK, first I must admit that I'm not the biggest Frozen fan. It's good, but hardly one of Disney's best animated features ever. So I'm not really bothered about a sequel, especially as it will need to veer far from the fairy tale the original was based on - expect something much nicer, cuter and generally easier than a princess having a temper tantrum and freezing an entire kingdom! But we can hope... dir Claire McCarthy; with Daisy Ridley, Naomi Watts, Clive Owen, Tom Felton, George MacKay, Daisy Head, Sebastian De Souza, Dominic Mafham, Anna Rust 19/UK
release US 28.Jun.19, UK 22.Nov.19
Yet another big-name British film without a British release date, this looks like a clever reworking of Shakespeare's Hamlet through a new perspective. There's no expectation that this is as clever as Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, but the cast is intriguing enough to make the film worth a look. Reviews on the US release have been ok (not raves), which may explain the lack of anticipation over here. But we still want to see it. dir Elizabeth Banks; with Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, Ella Balinska, Sam Claflin, Elizabeth Banks, Patrick Stewart, Noah Centineo, Jonathan Tucker, Djimon Hounsou 19/US
release US 15.Nov.19, UK 29.Nov.19
This is one of those odd projects that doesn't quite make sense on paper - a rebooted movie franchise based on a rather misogynistic 45-year-old TV series. Not exactly relevant on the cultural front. Although with Elizabeth Banks in charge, here's hopes that (1) it will be funny and (2) it will flip the female perspective on its head, as it badly needs to do. The trailer looks more than a little ridiculous, which is the right direction to go. dir Fernando Meirelles; scr Anthony McCarten; with Jonathan Pryce, Anthony Hopkins, Juan Miguel Arias, Lisandro Fiks, Maria Ucedo, Juan Minujin, Sidney Cole, Thomas D Williams 19/Arg
release US 27.Nov.19, UK 20.Dec.19
I missed this at the London Film Festival (it's impossible to see everything), and I heard good things, especially about the acting. Jonathan Pryce has been a favourite actor of mine for decades, so it's great to see him get a meaty role like this, and opposite Anthony Hopkins in a properly serious role too. dir Ira Sachs; with Isabelle Huppert, Marisa Tomei, Greg Kinnear, Brendan Gleeson, Jeremie Renier, Sennia Nanua, Pascal Greggory, Vinette Robinson 19/US
release US 25.Oct.19, UK 20.Mar.20
The trailer for this drama is a little oddly put together, which leaves the film feeling a little out of reach. But with a cast like this, it's impossible to ignore. Huppert is simply magnificent in everything, and it will be intriguing to see her mix with the likes of Tomei and Kinnear. Gleeson and Renier are a bit more to her style, both also worth seeing in anything they do. And Ira Sachs has made a series of stunning dramas leading up to this one. Alas, the UK release has been pushed back to next spring.
Also on my want-to-see list...
Autumn: THE DEATH OF DICK LONG
21 BRIDGES THE ADDAMS FAMILY
JAY & SILENT BOB REBOOT JEXI
LUCY IN THE SKY 3 FROM HELL
Winter: BOMBSHELL CATS
LITTLE WOMEN STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER
Spring/Summer: MULAN TOP GUN: MAVERICK
No UK release date:
THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE
WHERE'D YOU GO BERNADETTE
Release dates: British film release schedules are much more fluid than American ones, so please be patient as I try to
keep up with UK distributors. I'm working to keep this list up-to-date as they keep trying to outfox me. I'm sure it's personal.
Embargoes: Britain's Film Distributors Association asks us to hold reviews until the week of release, and some distributors are even more restrictive. Normally, once the film is shown to a paying audience, either on release or at a festival, the full review can appear on the site.
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