Autumn Winter 2017
Autumn and beyond see plenty of well-known characters returning to the big screen, some in familiar guises and some as you’ve never seen them before, along with some charming new ones too.
Paddington 2 (Studiocanal)
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. Featuring Ben Whishaw as the voice of Paddington, and co-starring Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi, Hugh Grant and Brendan Gleeson.
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The Star (Sony)
A small but brave donkey named Bo yearns for a life beyond his daily grind at the village mill. One day he finds the courage to break free, and finally goes on the adventure of his dreams. On his journey, he teams up with Ruth, a loveable sheep who has lost her flock and Dave, a dove with lofty aspirations. Along with three wisecracking camels and some eccentric stable animals, Bo and his new friends follow the Star and become unlikely heroes in the greatest story ever told – the first Christmas.
See it in cinemas from November 24th
The Man Who Invented Christmas (Thunderbird)
In 1843 Charles Dickens (Dan Stevens) was a literary rock star, but struggling financially. Seized with the vision of a story, Dickens pitched his publishers A Christmas Carol, but they passed. Desperate, Dickens declared he would publish it himself. Slipping into the world of his novel, he spent the next six weeks laughing and arguing with his characters, acting out scenes like a madman on the streets of London for hours on end.
See it in cinemas from December 1st
After being mistaken for a dangerous beast, Ferdinand the bull 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 and inspired by the beloved children’s book, the film’s all-star voice cast includes John Cena, Kate McKinnon, Gina Rodriguez, Anthony Anderson and many more.
See it in cinemas from December 16th
Coco (Disney Pixar)
Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, young Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician and is desperate to prove his talent. Following a mysterious chain of events Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colourful Land of the Dead. Along the way he meets charming trickster Hector, and together they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history.
See it in cinemas from January 19th
Early Man (Studiocanal)
“Early Man” is the new prehistoric animated comedy adventure from Aardman, creators of “Wallace And Gromit” and “Shaun The Sheep”. Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures roamed the earth, it tells the story of courageous caveman Dug (Eddie Redmayne) and his best friend Hognob as they unite his tribe against a mighty enemy Lord Nooth (Tom Hiddleston) and his Bronze Age City to save their home.
See it in cinemas from January 26th
Tad The Lost Explorer and the Secret of King Midas (Paramount)
Animated archaeologist Tad Jones is determined to win back the love of his life, Sara, but his plans go awry when she is kidnapped by a villain in search of the secret of King Midas. Soon Tad and his friends – including his trusty dog, Sara’s grumpy pet bird, and the skeleton of a Mayan mummy – set off on a journey around the world, in order to capture the villain and rescue Sara.
See it in cinemas from February 9th
Peter Rabbit (Sony)
Beatrix Potter’s “Peter Rabbit” is a mischievous and adventurous hero who has captivated generations of readers and now takes on the starring role of his own contemporary comedy. In the film, Peter’s feud with Mr. McGregor (Domhnall Gleeson) escalates to greater heights than ever before as their fight to gain control of McGregor’s coveted vegetable garden, and the affections of the warm-hearted animal lover who lives next door (Rose Byrne), extends from the Lake District and London. 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.
See it in cinemas from March 16th