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Released: 15 October Certificate: PG Director: Sarah Smith, Jean-Phillipe Vine, Octavia E. Rodriguez Writer: Peter Baynham, Sarah Smith Cast: Zach Galifianakis, Jack Dylan Grazer, Olivia Colman, Ed Helms, Justice Smith, Rob Delaney Distributor: Twentieth Century Studios Running Time: 106 mins New British animation studio, Locksmith Animation, first feature-length action comedy centres on introverted loner 13-year-old
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Released: 29 October Certificate: 15 Director: Edgar Wright Cast: Anya Taylor-Joy, Thomasin McKenzie, Matt Smith, Dame Diana Rigg, Terence Stamp, Michael Ajao Distributor: Universal Pictures Running Time: 116 mins Beloved British auteur Edgar Wright finally returns to the big screen following 2017’s Baby Driver with a bold and captivating slice of timely, original horror.  Young
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Released: 31st December 2021 Certificate: TBC Director: Julia Ducournau Writer: Julia Ducournau Cast: Vincent Lindon, Agathe Rousselle, Garance Marillier Distributor: Altitude Running Time: 108 mins If you like this, try… Crash David Cronenberg’s controversial adaptation of J.G. Ballard’s novel explicitly looks at the convergence of man and machine. Extreme body horror gets tenderized and marinated
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Author: Walter Goodwater Publisher: Solaris Price: £14.99 (hardback) Red Valley, California has always been a little different. Not only does its inhabitants tend to err towards the strange and supernatural, but it has its very own house that likes to disappear and its King, well, he says he protects the town but people are too
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Released: 17 September (cinema and digital) Director: Sion Sono Writer: Aaron Hendry, Reza Sixo Safai Cast: Nicolas Cage, Bill Moseley, Sofia Boutella Running Time: 100 mins Nicolas Cage’s movie career has been an interesting one. He’s gone from being a high-tier star, making big-budget blockbusters (The Rock, Face/Off), to appearing in a few less prestigious
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Author: Calvin Kasulke Publisher: Hodder Studio Released: Out now (hardback, ebook and audio) Price: £12.99 Throughout the global pandemic, the ‘work from home’ revolution has been in full swing and the way we have interacted with our colleagues has been fundamentally changed forever. The workplace banter that used to occur in the staff kitchen are
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Publisher: Gollancz Released: Out now Price: £20 (hardback) The universe has been ravaged by ‘wolves’, a xenocidal hive-minded alien machine hellbent on the eradication of all other sentient life in Alastair Reynolds’ Inhibitor Phase. Yet scattered throughout the galaxy are pockets of survivors. Every attempt at resistance has failed and the war is all but
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Released: 27 August Certificate: 15 Director: Nia DaCosta Writer: Jordan Peele, Win Rosenfeld, Nia DaCosta Cast: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett Distributor: Universal Running Time: 91 Mins If you like this, try… Vampires vs. The Bronx A horror comedy about gentrification featuring a great young cast and reminiscent of The Lost Boys. This
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Format: Digital, 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™ and DVD Released: Out now Director: Enrico Casarosa Writer: Jesse Andrews, Mike Jones Cast: Jacob Tremblay, Jack Dylan Grazer, Emma Berman, Saverio Raimondo, Maya Rudolph, Marco Barricelli, Jim Gaffigan If you like this, try… The Little Mermaid You can’t get a much better fish out of water tale than
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Released: 18 August 2021 Director: Robert Schwentke Writer: Evan Spiliotopoulos, Joe Shrapnel, Anna Waterhouse Cast: Henry Golding, Andrew Koji, Samara Weaving, Iko Uwais Distributor: Paramount Running Time: 121 mins If you like this, try… The 36th Chamber of Shaolin The exhilarating Kung Fu classic starring Gordon Liu as a martial arts apprentice with many lessons
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Format: Streaming Released: Out now Certificate: 15 Director: Hideaki Anno, Kazuya Tsurumaki, Katsuichi Nakayama, Mahiro Maeda Writer: Hideaki Anno Distributor: Amazon Prime Running Time: 155 mins Twenty-six years ago, a man by the name of Hideaki Anno created a series called Neon Genesis Evangelion, which would go on to become one of the most highly
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Released: 20 August 2021 Certificate: 15 Director: David Bruckner Writer: Ben Collins, Luke Piotrowski Cast: Rebecca Hall, Sarah Goldberg, Evan Jonigkeit Distributor: Walt Disney Studios Running Time: 108 mins Rebecca Hall stars as a woman confronted with her own mortality in David Bruckner’s scary supernatural horror The Night House. Recently widowed from her husband Owen
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Released: 13 August Certificate: 12A Director: Shawn Levy Writer: Matt Lieberman, Zak Penn Cast: Jodie Comer, Ryan Reynolds, Taika Waititi, Joe Keery Distributor: Walt Disney Studios Running Time: 135 mins Ryan Reynolds stars as a non-player character (NPC) who evolves into a sentient piece of Artificial Intelligence in this fun if somewhat derivative fantasy action
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Released: 23 July (in cinemas) Certificate: 15 Director: M. Night Shyamalan Cast: Gael García Bernal, Vicky Krieps, Rufus Sewell, Alex Wolff, Thomasin McKenzie, Abbey Lee, Ken Leung, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Aaron Pierre, Eliza Scanlen, Kathleen Chalfant, Alexa Swinton, Nolan River, Gustaf Hammarsten, Kailen Jude Distributor: Universal Running Time: 108 mins Adapted from Pierre Oscar Lévy and
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