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For an animated buddy-comedy about video game characters, Ralph Breaks the Internet tackles some pretty heavy societal issues.

Writer-director Bill Holderman’s frothy romantic comedy stars Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen and Mary Steenburgen as life-long friends, who have forgotten what it means to grow old disgracefully.

Having delivered an impressive remake of The Evil Dead and one of 2016’s most intense films with Don’t Breathe, Fede Álvarez would seem an ideal choice to helm the second instalment in the American-produced millennium series.

This popular franchise returns with some new cast members and maybe slightly disappointing for some fans - that means a new Mr Poppy!

British director Steve McQueen returns with a tale of four women who take matters into their own hands after being left in debt by their husbands’ criminal activities.

Ten years in the making, this troubled production, which tells the story of the legendary British rock band Queen and its enigmatic lead singer Freddie Mercury, finally makes it to the big screen.

Amazon

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is currently showing at the Riverside Theatre in Woodbridge. Have you seen it yet? Read our review below.

Paris

Ryan Gosling reteams with Oscar winning La La Land director Damien Chazelle to tell the story behind NASA’s 1969 mission to land a man on the moon.

Take a look at our review of The Ballard of Buster Scruggs which is in select cinemas and on Netflix.

To some, an adaptation of Lynda La Plante’s 1980s ITV television crime drama, based on the author and screenwriter’s novel of the same name, may not be the most obvious project for Turner Prize and Oscar winning artist and filmmaker Steve McQueen.

Second in the series is a mid-franchise muddle of convoluted back stories with some stunning sequences

Paris

A rock ‘n’ roll sing-along right from the start, countless Queen classics ring out of the cinema speakers as the life of legendary performer Freddie Mercury unfolds before our eyes in moving biopic Bohemian Rhapsody.

Taking its title from his short story, this elegiac account of the final years of Oscar Wilde following his incarceration living in exile in France and Italy is a passion project for director, writer and lead actor Rupert Everett.

France

Bradley Cooper makes his directorial debut and stars with Lady Ga Ga in this remake of A Star is Born. A story last brought to the screen in 1976 by Barbara Streisand.

Our review of Slaughterhouse Rulez featuring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Margot Robbie and more.

Released to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War, Saul Dibb’s elegiac screen adaptation of RC Sherriff’s moving 1928 stage play about life on the frontline is being screened at Diss Corn Hall.

Manchester

Film and stage legend Vivien Leigh was born 105 years ago, on November 5, 1913. Here is a look back at her greatest movies.

France

All Clara (Mackenzie Foy) wants is a key – a one-of-a-kind key that will unlock a box that holds a priceless gift from her late mother.

From Lenny Abrahamson, director of the Oscar-nominated Room, comes this haunting period drama staring Domnhall Gleeson and Ruth Wilson.

Gleeson plays Doctor Faraday, a 1940s physician called to attend a sick maid at Hundreds Hall, a sprawling countryside manor, he is familiar with from his youth.

However, upon arrival he is drawn into a much deeper mystery surrounding the residents of the vast estate and a potential haunting at the manor itself.

They Shall Not Grow Old is currently showing in selected cinemas and also lined up for a TV showing over the Remembrance Day weekend. Read our review here.

BBC

Bradley Cooper makes his directorial debut and stars with Lady Ga Ga in this remake of A Star is Born – a story last brought to the screen in 1976 by Barbara Streisand.

Louisa Baldwin spoke to Norwich director Matthew Holness ahead of the release of thriller Possum, filmed in Norfolk and starring BAFTA-winning actor Sean Harris.

University of East Anglia

Hunter Killer is currently in the cinema it features Gerard Butler, Alexander Diachenko, and other well known stars. Find out what we thought of it here.

One of the most nerve-shredding horror movie characters has been reborn again for a terrifying film which will hit cinema screens this autumn.

Smallfoot might be a children’s film on paper but, alongside the eye-popping animation, catchy songs and loveable yetis on screen, there’s plenty of poignant hidden messages to take away.

Have you seen new noir thriller Bad Times at the El Royale, starring Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo, Dakota Johnson, Jon Hamm and Chris Hemsworth? Read our review below.

The world’s worst spy returns in Johnny English Strikes Again, but this time the threats are technologically daunting and the villain a billionaire cyber attacker.

France

From Lenny Abrahamson, director of the Oscar-nominated ‘Room’, comes this haunting period drama staring Domnhall Gleeson and Ruth Wilson.

On the heels of their six-time Academy Award-winning smash, La La Land, Oscar-winning director Damien Chazelle and actor Ryan Gosling join forces for First Man.

We have met the titular anti-hero of Ruben Fleischer’s latest film before, menacing Peter Parker in Spiderman 3.

You’d never put them together but, watching Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga onscreen together, it feels like they were made to star alongside one another - and this modern day remake of A Star Is Born showcases their effortless chemistry and acting/singing skills perfectly.

If you’re a fan of Kevin Hart – most famous for starring alongside Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson in Central Intelligence and Ice Cube in Ride Along’, then you can’t go wrong with his latest comedy caper Night School.

Based on the best-selling novel by Sarah Waters, The Little Stranger, tells the story of Dr Faraday, the son of a housemaid, who has built a life of quiet respectability as a country doctor.

Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish are fine actors and two of the funniest comedians working today.

With the weather forecast saying a typhoon is imminent, a gambling-addicted private eye spies on his ex-wife in Hirokazu Koreeda’s drama that boasts some first rate acting.

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