Cast: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Alan Tudyk, Mads Mikkelsen
Rogue One is the “prequel that isn’t a prequel”. Starting mere days before the events of the original release of Star Wars: A New Hope, Rogue One follows Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) on her quest to retrieve the blueprints for a new planet destroyer developed by the ruthless Imperial Director Krennic. Whilst on this intrepid adventure Jyn allies with an unlikely bunch of rebels, whilst trying to find out the truth behind her Father’s involvement in a dark and sinister plot…
On January 15th 2009 US Airways Flight 1549 was forced to perform an emergency water landing in the Hudson River. By some miracle, all 155 passengers and crew onboard survived. But when Captain Chesley Sullenberger and First Officer Jeffrey Skiles are pulled up by the NTSB, learning that they could have made a safe landing back at Laguardia, we are taken on a tale of self-doubt as Sully wonders whether he made the wrong decision.
The first of the Blogmas guest post’s comes from my good friend, and work colleague, Michelle! When I asked Michelle to guest post earlier in the month she jumped at the chance to share some of her favourite films for the Christmas period. So without further adieu, I hand you over to her…
Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol and Colin Farrell.
JK Rowling’s first foray into screenwriting sees young, magizooligist, Newt Scamander journey to the bustling streets of New York. When he accidentally switches his case with no-maj (muggle) Jacob, his magical beasts are let loose around the city. Teaming up with the Goldstein sisters; Tina and Queenie, Newt must retrieve his fantastic beasts before they reveal the wizarding world to the no-maj’s. But with the rise of attacks by spreading across the world, this may be more difficult for Newt and co.
Cast: Gemma Arterton, Paddy Considine, Glenn Close and Sennia Nanua
Disclaimer: This summers ‘zombie’ blockbuster isn’t in fact about zombies.
The Girl with all the Gifts, based on the book of the same name, tells the story of a young girl named Melanie (newcomer Sennia Nanua). Melanie is an intelligent and inquisitive girl, who’s overwhelming adoration for her teacher Helen Justineau (Gemma Arterton) may just be the catalyst to the end of the world as we know it.
Better drowned than duffers, if not duffers won’t drown.
John Walker, Swallows and Amazons
Cast: Kelly MacDonald, Rafe Spall, Andrew Scott, Jessica Hynes, Dane Hughes, Orla Hill, Teddie-Rose Malleson-Allen and Bobby McCulloch
Swallows and Amazons is the tale of the Walker siblings; John, Susan, Tatty and Roger. Whilst on their summer holiday in the Lake District, the four set off on a venture to a mysterious island in the middle of the lake, commandeering a small sailboat; The Swallow. What they think will be a summer of fun and frivolity, soons turns into an intrepid adventure as they are caught up harms way.
When I found out last week that my local theatre was putting on a production of Jason Robert Brown’s ‘The Last 5 Years‘ I thought that it was about time that I finally sit down and watch the 2014 film adaptation.
Following the story of Cathy (Anna Kendrick) and Jamie (Jeremy Jordan), The Last 5 Years documents the love between these two, highlighting the struggles that a relationship can have when one person’s career takes flight, whilst the other’s seems to be regressing.
The great North American school of magic was founded in the seventeenth century. It stands at the highest peak of Mount Greylock, where it is concealed from non-magic gaze by a variety of powerful enchantments, which sometimes manifest in a wreath of misty cloud.
As a huge Potterhead, any hint of news about upcoming new Potter excites me to no end. So imagine my joy at the release of a new wizarding school story on Pottermore on Wednesday afternoon.
To tie in with the release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the first in a new trilogy, due for release in December, JK Rowling is releasing the stories of the schools that inspired the magical setting of the film.
“You only get one life. It’s actually your duty to live it as fully as possible.”
Me Before You, Jojo Moyes
So late last Monday night I received an email from ShowFilmFirst, informing me that there was a free screening of Me Before You showing at my local cinema.
It was only halfway through the working day on Tuesday that I realised that with the film not due for release until 3rd June, this was a preview…I couldn’t turn that down! A quick email to my Mum and a print of the tickets, Tuesday date night was sorted.