New in cinemas: This season's must-watch movies
Nobody says no to going to the movies. From sinking into a plush seat, to tucking into your favourite snacks and drinks, and being thoroughly entertained for an hour or two – there’s absolutely no reason to resist.
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. Pick from the many blockbusters on this list and strap in with a bucket of popcorn (and maybe a choc top too).
For the kids (and young at heart)
Paw Patrol: The Movie – in cinemas 21 August
The PAW Patrol is on a roll! When their biggest rival, Humdinger, becomes Mayor of nearby Adventure City and starts wreaking havoc, Ryder and everyone’s favorite heroic pups kick into high gear to face the challenge head on.
Ainbo: Spirit of the Amazon - in cinemas 16 September
A girl was born and grew up in the deepest jungle of the Amazon, Colonia, that rests on the back of the most powerful Mother Spirit, Turtle Motelo Mama. One day she discovers that her homeland is being threatened and fights to save her paradise against the greed and exploitation of children, logging, and illegal mining. Guided by her mother's spirit, Ainbo is determined to save her land and save her people before it's too late.
The Boss Baby: Family Business – in cinemas 25 November
In the sequel to DreamWorks Animation’s Oscar®-nominated blockbuster comedy, the Templeton brothers — Tim and his Boss Baby little bro, Ted — have become adults and drifted away from each other. Tim is a married stay-at-home dad. Ted is a hedge fund CEO. But a new boss baby with a cutting-edge approach and a can-do attitude is about to bring them together again.
A Boy Called Christmas - in cinemas 25 November
Adapted from the best-selling book by Matt Haig, the origin story of Father Christmas is re-imagined. Nikolas sets out on an extraordinary adventure into the snowy north in search of his father who is on a quest to discover the fabled village of the elves, Elfhelm. Nikolas soon meets his destiny in this magical, comic and endearing story that proves nothing is impossible…
For the adrenaline junkies
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings – in cinemas 2 September
Marvel Studios’ “Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings” stars Simu Liu as Shang-Chi, who must confront the past he thought he left behind when he is drawn into the web of the mysterious Ten Rings organisation.
Venom 2: Let There Be Carnage – in cinemas 14 October
Academy Award® nominated actor, Tom Hardy returns to the big screen as the lethal protector Venom, one of Marvel’s greatest and most complex characters.
No Time to Die – in cinemas 11 November
Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica when his old friend, Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.
Top Gun: Maverick – in cinemas 18 November
When Pete “Maverick” Mitchell finds himself training a detachment of Top Gun graduates for a specialised mission, Maverick encounters Lt. Bradley Bradshaw, the son of Maverick’s late friend Lt. Nick Bradshaw. Maverick is drawn into a confrontation with his own deepest fears, culminating in a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those who will be chosen to fly it.
For the thrill seekers
Halloween Kills – in cinemas 28 October
The saga of Michael Myers and Laurie Strode continues in the next thrilling chapter of the Halloween franchise.
Jeepers Creepers: Reborn – in cinemas 28 October
Forced to travel with her boyfriend, Laine, she begins to experience premonitions associated with the urban myth of The Creeper. Laine believes that something supernatural has been summoned - and that she is at the center of it all.
For the history and culture buffs
Respect - in cinemas 19 August
The life story of legendary R&B singer, Aretha Franklin. Starring Jennifer Hudson, Mary J. Blige, Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans, Tate Donovan, Audra McDonald, Marc Maron.
For a heart-warming tale
Joe Bell - in cinemas 7 October
From the Academy-Award winning writing team behind Brokeback Mountain, Joe Bell tells the true story of a small town, working class father who embarks on a solo walk across the U.S. to crusade against bullying after his son is tormented in high school for being gay.