Pass the Popcorn
Is it just us, or is a night out at ‘the movies’ an underrated pleasure?
An overflowing box of popcorn, maybe a bag of old school pic’n’mix (hands off the strawberry laces) and a couple of hours where you’re not allowed to check your phone or do anything other than sit back and marvel.
From unconventional musicals to literary adaptations, action flicks and trips down memory-film-lane (cue the much-anticipated Mary Poppins remake), save these dates and invite your mates...
One for literary lovers, Oscar-winner Soairse Ronan joins Elisabeth Moss and Annette Benning in a new adaptation of Chekhov’s classic play about the romantic entanglements of a group of people visiting a country estate. 7 September
The Little Stranger
A superb cast - Ruth Wilson, Charlotte Rampling and Dohmnall Gleeson (to name a few) - bring Sarah Waters’ 1940s-set gothic horror about a seemingly haunted family home to life. 21 September
Set in modern day London, Rachel Weisz plays a woman returning to the strict Orthodox Jewish community she was banished from after a forbidden teen romance with a female friend (Rachel McAdams). 28 September
A Star is Born
Bradley Cooper directs and stars in the third remake of the classic musical romantic-comedy, with Lady Gaga (sans meat dress) playing the role that both Judy Garland and Barbara Streisand immortalised before her. 5 October
From La La Land director Damien Chazelle, Ryan Gosling plays astronaut Neil Armstrong in this biographical drama depicting the years building up to Apollo 11’s groundbreaking mission. 12 October
Yorgos Lanthimos’s new period drama stars a stellar cast including Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz and national treasure Olivia Coleman as frail Queen Anne, in 18th Century England. A lavish royal ruckus. 18 October at London Film Festival, 1 January UK release
A music biopic and celebration of rock legends Queen. Mr Robot’s Rami Malek stars as lead singer Freddie Mercury. We defy you not to sing along when they play the film's title hit. 24 October
The Girl in the Spider's Web
A reboot of the Scandi noir, with The Crown’s Claire Foy almost unrecognisable as kickass, computer-hacking heroine Lisbeth Salander. 9 November
With a screenplay by Gillian ‘Gone Girl’ Flynn and directed by Steve McQueen, this heist thriller with Colin Farrell, Liam Neeson, and Michelle Rodriguez is a non-stop adrenaline rush. 9 November
Mary Poppins Returns
Set 25 years after the original film, Ms Poppins (Emily Blunt) returns after tragedy strikes the Banks family. Meryl Streep, Emily Mortimer, Ben Whishaw and Colin Firth co-star. We’re not ashamed to admit, we’re pretty excited for this one. 21 December