Ghostbusters: Afterlife (2021). Review of the paranormal film starring Carrie Coon

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star rating 3 out of 5 worth watching
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Isle of Dogs (2018). Film review of the dazzling, stop-motion animated tale.

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Film review by Jason Day of the movie Isle of Dogs, the Wes Anderson directed animated fable about a little boy searching for his beloved guardian dog on an off-shore island inhabited only by canines.


star rating 3 out of 5 worth watching


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The Jungle Book (2016) – 4/5 from Disney, so read why we think you should see this


Film review by Claire Durrant of the computer animated adaptation of the classic Rudyard Kipling story.

Director: Jon Favreau. Fairview Entertainment, Moving Picture Company, Walt Disney Pictures.


4stars - Very good lots to enjoy


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New UK movies released: Friday 5 December


A list of all new films being released in UK cinemas, as of Friday 5 December. To get details of screenings near to you, use the Find Any Film website and search by title and location.

Action Jackson

Bollywood action film starring the decidedly buff Ajay Devgn. For more, see the official Facebook page.

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Taut sounding action thriller with Jude Law being directed by The Last King Of Scotland’s (2006). He is a rogue submarine captain heading to the bottom of the Black Sea to hunt for treasure aboard a sunken ship. David Threlfall co-stars. More details are on the official website and it will be playing just about everywhere.


A marriage is put to the test when the wife is offered lucrative work as an escort. The money is great and they are desperate, but how will their otherwise idyllic family life cope emotionally and sexually? Pretty looking drama starring James Norton and Josie Lawrence, find out more on the official website. Showing at key cities only.

Eastern Boys

Crazy sounding French gay film in which a man propositions an Eastern European rent boy and ends up with a whole gang of them partying in his flat the next day. Billed as a love story and a taut thriller, this is an odd looking pick-up. The official Peccadillo Pictures webpage includes screening locations.

Get Santa

British, festive comedy with Jim Broadbent and Warwick Davis. A father and son team up to save Christmas once they discover Santa Claus sleeping in their garage after crashing his sleigh and finding himself on the run from the police. It will be showing at most UK cinemas.

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Martial arts action film charting the back-story of the man who trained film legend Bruce Lee. Starring Tony Leung and Ziyi Zhang and with choreography from the team behind Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000), there are scenes in the trailer that look beyond ravishing with eye-boggling fight scenes. The official website will impart a bit more; showing at key cities only.

Hello Carter

It doesn’t auger well for a movie in this era of social media-driven marketing when its Facebook page has only 15 likes (as of 30 November). Shame as this is a cute looking comedy starring Charlie Cox and Jodie Whittaker. Down-on-his-luck Carter has been dumped, lost his job and his home. On a mission to win back his ex-girlfriend, he agrees to help her psychotic brother, which starts a chain reaction of adventures. The official Facebook page is here and it will be showing at key cities only.

My, Myself and Mum

French comedy about a young man embracing his inner heterosexual after being brought up in a manner in which everyone assumes he is gay. Originally released in France more than a year ago, the official website will give you photos and the trailer. Showing at key cities only.

Mea Culpa

French thriller about good cops Franck and Simon. Their lives take a tailspin when Simon causes a tragic car wreck after drink driving. A few years later and out of the police, he is forced to take matters into his own hands when his family is in danger. It will be on a limited run only so use Find Any Film for cinemas near to you or keep your peepers out for your local art house cinemas listings.

Men, Women & Children

Drama about a group of high school teenagers and their parents as they attempt to navigate the many ways the internet has changed their relationships, their communication, their self-image, and their love lives. Starring Jennifer Garner and Adam Sandler, you can catch it at almost any cinema. Get more details from the official website.

Open Bethlehem

Documentary from director Leila Sansour as she returns to Bethlehem to make a film about her home town, soon to be encircled by a wall. She intends her film to be a tribute to her late father, founder of Bethlehem University, and a man regarded as a hero by his town’s folk. As Bethlehem approaches ruin her decision to flee this sleepy town, taken much to her father’s regret, comes to haunt her. Find out more on the official website, it will be screened at locations across the UK, but check out your local cinema listings.

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Grim and scary-looking Indiana Jones meets The Blair Witch Project (2009) horror from the producer of The Hills Have Eyes (2006). The official website has more details and it will be showing across most UK cinemas.

School of Babel

Documentary following a group of teenagers from as far afield as China and Brazil after they arrive in a French High School and are enrolled in the same class. The New Wave Films webpage has the lowdown including the key cities it will be playing in.

St. Vincent

Bill Murray vehicle about Maggie (Melissa McCarthy) and her adopted 12-year-old son, Oliver (Jaeden Lieberher), who move next door to war veteran Vincent (Murray). When Oliver gets locked out after school one day, Vincent allows him to stay at his house until his mom gets home. Because he has bills up to the ceiling and is desperate for cash, he tells Maggie he’ll babysit Oliver every day after school. Vincent then introduces Oliver to his lifestyle, including gambling, drinking, and his relationship with a Russian prostitute (Naomi Watts). Check out the official website for some extra titbits, it will be playing just about every place.

And on Monday 8 December…

The Polar Express

Not the greatest, but possibly the most fun, Christmas film ever made. Robert Zemeckis’ enduring fantasy is about a little boy taken on a magical night-time journey to the North Pole to see how Christmas is wrapped up by Santa, courtesy of the titular, always on-time train (clearly this is not set in the UK). A one day special screening via Cineworld, check out the Park Circus website for details.

And on Thursday 11 December…


East End action thriller starring Mads Mikkelsen about a former Serbian Commando who bonds with a young boy whose father has been killed by a criminal gang lord. Showing at key, Showcase Cinemas only, the official webpage is here.