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“Why would they change math? Math is math!”
Filled with action, jokes, heart, intrigue and a truly scary-looking villain, this hotly anticipated Pixar sequel looks absolutely, erm, incredible. Mark our words, Jack-Jack is gonna steal the movie.
Release date: 13 July
Forget Danny Ocean, he’s old news. This June it’s all about his estranged sister Debbie, who – it turns out – is every bit as cunning, clever and criminally minded as her sibling. Add seven gal pals, each with their own expert skill, and you’ve got yourself the year’s most anticipated crime thriller. Hyperbole? Not if this official trailer is anything to go – Ocean’s 8 looks utterly fantastic!
Release date: 22 June
“What you people discovered is bigger than we ever thought possible!”
Twenty-one years after Steve Alten’s Meg: A Novel Of Deep Terror was first released, we’re finally get a ‘Meg’ movie. But will it do justice to Alten’s superb, pulse-pounding novel? From this first trailer, we’re gonna say yes, yes, YES. It starts intensely and ends up jokey, but that’s okay by us. Expect this one to chomp all other rivals this summer – after all, it’s Jason Statham versus a 70-foot shark, who could possibly resist?
Release date: 10 August
BOX OFFICE RESULTS
Wonderful word of mouth saw A Quiet Place achieving a rare feat this weekend, actually making more money than when it first opened. If you’re wondering whether all the fuss surrounding the film is warranted, let us assure you, it absolutely is. Not only is it beautifully acted, incredibly suspenseful and brilliantly conceived, it delivers a truly unique cinema experience.
Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi epic Ready Player One continued to draw in the crowds – the film has now made just shy of $475 million around the world, with $20.4 million of that coming in the UK. A love letter to the future and the past, this is a film that begs to be seen on the biggest screen possible.
Boosted by its Friday the 13th release date and the star power of Pretty Little Liars’ Lucy Hale, this latest horror offering from Blumhouse Productions (the studio behind Get Out, Split and The Purge series) scared up a cracking first weekend to round out our top five. Made for just $5 million, the film sees a seemingly harmless game of Truth Or Dare going horrifically wrong. If you enjoy being scared silly, you’ll love this.
The combined might of Dwayne Johnson and a humongous gorilla, crocodile and wolf saw Rampage trampling its way to the top of the UK box office this weekend. Based on the popular 1986 video game of the same name, this hugely fun actioner sees The Rock attempting to save the day after genetic meddling turns three ordinary animals into monstrous killing machines.
Another fantastic weekend for Beatrix Potter’s loveable little fur-ball saw Peter Rabbit taking its tally to £37.25 million in the UK. If you have kids and haven’t seen this one yet, then we can’t recommend it highly enough.
OUT THIS WEEKEND
The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society
Mixing drama, history and romance to gripping effect, this wonderfully titled period piece – which is based on the best-selling novel by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows – is set in the aftermath of World War Two and sees the members of a Guernsey book club sharing their experiences of Nazi occupation with a young, London-based writer named Juliet. When their letters spark an idea for a publication in Juliet, she travels to the island to meet her pen pals in person. There, love, mystery and adventure await…
A must watch because: Boasting a fantastic British cast, this is a film to warm the cockles of your heart.
The Leisure Seeker
In this tender and touching festival favourite, long-time married couple Ella Spencer (Helen Mirren – sporting an amazing Southern Belle accent) and her Alzheimer’s-suffering husband John (Donald Sutherland – excellent as always) take a road trip across America in their RV, which they fondly refer to as the ‘Leisure Seeker’. Ella knows that their best years are behind them, so she’s determined to make every second count.
A must watch because: Based on the bestselling novel, this is an affecting ride that grabs you by the heartstrings and doesn’t let go. Make sure you hitch a lift!
The latest news in the film industry
The Fast and the Furious spin-off – which sees Dwayne Johnson’s Luke Hobbs and Jason Statham’s Deckard Shaw taking centre stage – has a director: Deadpool 2’s David Leitch. Hoo boy!
John Krasinski will follow up his blockbusting horror flick A Quiet Place with sci-fi thriller Life On Mars, based on the short story, ‘We Have Always Lived on Mars’ by Cecil Castellucci. Krasinski will direct but not star.
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