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Best cinema new releases: This summer’s latest movies

There's nothing like seeing a movie on the big screen, especially in summer when you need an escape from the blistering heat. Whether you love the annual Boxing Day releases, the booming sound, the comfy seats, the supersized snacks, or just want an hour or two to switch off – you won’t regret visiting Westfield this summer to be consumed by the latest blockbuster.

Perfect for any occasion, whether it's your first date or one of many, a catch up with the whole crew, or a fun day out with the kids, there’s something for everyone. From action to comedy, drama or something for the kids, browse through our picks of the best new movie releases for summer 2023.

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The best boxing day releases

Wish - in cinemas 26 December
Disney’s Wish is an all-new musical-comedy set in the magical kingdom of Rosas, where Asha, a sharp-witted idealist, makes a wish so powerful that it is answered by a cosmic force – a little ball of boundless energy called Star. Together, Asha and Star confront a most formidable foe – the ruler of Rosas, King Magnifico – to save her community and prove that when the will of one courageous human connects with the magic of the stars, wondrous things can happen.

Migration - in cinemas 26 December
The Mallard family is in a bit of rut. While dad Mack is content to keep his family safe paddling around their New England pond forever, mom is eager to shake things up.

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom - in cinemas 26 December
Having failed to defeat Aquaman the first time, Black Manta, still driven by the need to avenge his father’s death, will stop at nothing to take Aquaman down.

Poor Things - in cinemas 26 December
The incredible tale and fantastical evolution of Bella Baxter, a young woman brought back to life by the brilliant and unorthodox scientist, Dr. Godwin Baxter.

The best new movies for kids (and the entire family)

Trolls Band Together - in cinemas 30th November
Poppy discovers that Branch was once part of a boy band, BroZone, with his brothers: Floyd, John Dory, Spruce, and Clay. But when Floyd is kidnapped, Branch and Poppy embark on a journey to reunite the other brothers and rescue Floyd.

Wonka - 14th December
The story of how a young Willy Wonka met the Oompa-Loompas on one of his earliest adventures. Directed by Paul King and starring Rowan Atkinson, Mathew Baynton, Jim Carter, Timothée Chalamet, Olivia Colman and more.

The best new blockbusters

The Marvels – in cinemas 9th November
Starring Samuel L. Jackson and Brie Larson, the latest Marvel installment sees Carol Danvers get her powers entangled with those of Kamala Khan and Monica Rambeau, forcing them to work together to save the universe.

The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes - in cinemas 16th November
Years before he would become the tyrannical President of Panem, 18-year-old Coriolanus Snow is the last hope for his fading lineage. With the 10th annual Hunger Games fast approaching, the young Snow is assigned to mentor the girl tribute from impoverished District 12. A race against time to survive will ultimately reveal who is a songbird, and who is a snake.

The best new dramas based on true stories

Killers of The Flower Moon - in cinemas now
Based on David Grann's best-selling book, Killers of the Flower Moon is set in 1920s Oklahoma and depicts the serial murder of members of the oil-wealthy Osage Nation, a string of brutal crimes that came to be known as the Reign of Terror.

Napoleon - in cinemas 23rd November
Orchestrated by legendary director Ridley Scott, Napoleon is a spectacle-filled action epic that details the checkered rise and fall of the iconic French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, played by Oscar winner Joaquin Phoenix.

The best movies for thrill seekers

The Killer - in cinemas now
A brutal, bloody and stylish noir story of a professional assassin lost in a world without a moral compass, this is a case study of a man alone, armed to the teeth and slowly losing his mind.

Five Nights at Freddy's - in cinemas now
The terrifying horror game phenomenon becomes a blood-chilling cinematic event. The film follows a troubled security guard as he begins working at Freddy Fazbear's Pizza. While spending his first night on the job, he realizes the night shift at Freddy's won't be so easy to make it through.

The best new movies for comedy lovers

Freelance – in cinemas now
An ex-Army Ranger is enjoying life as a family man. However, when a former acquaintance offers him a security job accompanying an award-winning journalist who is on her way to interview a South American dictator, he jumps at the chance, before finding himself trying to escape a military coup.

Dumb Money - in cinemas now
Tells the story of fortunes made and lost overnight in the David vs Goliath GameStop short squeeze that may have changed Wall Street forever.

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