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Director: Makoto Shinkai Writer: Makoto Shinkai Cast: Kotaro Daigo, Nana Mori, Shun Oguri Distributor: Anime Ltd Director Makoto Shinkai certainly seems to have found his niche in filmmaking – tending to base his more recent works around teen-led stories with a fantastical edge. His greatest success to date was 2016’s highly acclaimed Your Name, breaking
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Author: Aisha Saeed Publisher: Penguin Random House Price: £12.99 If you like this, try… Wonder Woman Tempest Tossed Aimed more at teens than tots, Tempest Tossed is another early years adventure for Wonder Woman that never compromises its relevance. Aimed at younger readers (around the ages of eight-twelve), Penguin Random House has released the first
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Based on the Valiant comic book series of the same name, Bloodshot is about a US Marine, Ray Garrison (Vin Diesel), who is brought back from the dead through the application of nanotechnology, which endows him with superhuman abilities. The film initially follows all the standard sci-fi action fare as Garrison pieces together what has
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Infamous DC Comics character Harley Quinn (née Harleen Frances Quinzel) changes out of her manic pixie dream girl role for Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn. This latest film in the DC Universe begins immediately after the Joker dumps Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie). The end of their relationship marks the
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Certificate: U Director: Kim Hagen Jensen, Tonni Zinck Distributor: Signature Entertainment Running Time: 81 mins Inspired by Pixar’s Inside Out and Monsters, Inc, Dreambuilders follows the journey of Minna. Living with her father and pet hamster – bizarrely named Viggo Mortensen, (we’ll assume that’s down to his Danish heritage, not that they felt inspired after watching
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Publisher: Penguin Random House Writer: Tom Scioli Price: $28.99 If you like this, try… Amazing Fantastic Incredible – Stan Lee: A Marvellous Memoir An opportunity to see the other side of the story as told by Smilin’ Stan Lee himself. Anyone familiar with the history of comic books should recognise the name Jack ‘King’ Kirby.
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Creator: Greg Rucka (writer) and Leandro Fernandez (illustrator) Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood Cast: Charlize Theron, KiKi Layne, Matthias Schoenaerts, Marwan Kenzari, Luca Marinelli Running Time: 118 mins Imagine if you couldn’t die? No… we mean… really think about it. It would be awful, wouldn’t it? Out-living everyone you love, not being able to make meaningful connections…
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Director: Courtney and Hillary Anduja (‘Girls’ Night Out Of Body’), Anthony Cousins (‘The Night He Came Back Again! Part IV: The Final Kill’), Emily Hagins (‘Cold Open’), Aaron B. Koontz (‘Rad Chad’s Horror Emporium, Horror Hypothesis’), Chris McInroy (‘One Time In The Woods’), Noah Segan (“M.I.S.T.E.R.”), Baron Vaughn (‘So Much To Do’) Cast: Jeremy King,
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Certificate: 12 Director: Kenneth Branagh Cast: Ferdia Shaw, Josh Gad, Colin Farrell, Nonso Anozie, Lara McDonnell, Judi Dench Distributor: Disney+ Running Time: 95 mins On their many walks, Artemis Fowl is told stories of the fairy world by his father, but when his father gets kidnapped, Artemis is forced into a quest that brings to life what
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Released: 15 June Certificate: 15 Director: Vivieno Caldinelli Writer: Christopher Hewitson, Clayton Hewitson, Justin Jones Cast: Kate Micucci, Sam Huntington, Rhea Seehorn, Dan Harmon, Taika Waititi Distributor: Blue Finch Films If you like this, try… Faults The vulnerabilities of a down-on-his-heels cult deprogrammer are exposed by a young cult member. Insecure advertiser Claire (Kate Micucci)
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Director: Kim Jin-won Writer: Kim Jin-won Cast: Narendra Singh Dhami, Ye-ji Seo, Seon-kyu Jin Distributor: Shudder Aspiring director Mi-jung’s life revolves around horror movies. Not only does she direct them, she consistently dreams about them (and then enthusiastically writes about said dreams when she’s awake). But when Mi-jung’s obsession leads to her persuing a rumoured
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