Season's Greeting: Your Autumn/Winter Preview

13 Nov 2018
The days are getting shorter and the weather is (finally) turning colder, so it’s perfect timing to list out the exciting releases we have on the way. Whether you fancy a trip to the cinema with Newt Scamander or Adonis Creed, or staying indoors with the likes of Ocean’s 8 and Teen Titans Go! to the Movies. There’s plenty of TV shows coming your way, too, so you can binge on a new series or catch up with old favourites. Whatever you choose to watch, we hope you love it.
Coming to a cinema near you...
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald – in cinemas November 16
Newt Scamander
At the end of the first film, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) was captured by MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne). But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings. In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world.
Creed II – in cinemas November 30
Creed II Michael B Jordan
Follow Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan) as he faces his biggest challenge yet – taking on the son of the man who killed his father 30 years ago. The eighth instalment in the Rocky film series and sequel to Creed (2015), this poignant film sees history reignited. Under the tutelage of Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone), Adonis prepares to face Viktor Drago while coming to terms with their shared history. With Rocky by his side, Adonis must decide where his priorities lie. Also starring Tessa Thompson and Dolph Lundgren.
Aquaman – in cinemas December 14
Aquaman Jason Momoa and his brother
Join Aquaman (Jason Momoa) on the journey of his lifetime – one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be…a king. Teaming up with Mera (Amber Heard), Aquaman must find his feet as leader, and to stop a war between the seven seas and surface world. Also starring Willem Dafoe, Temuera Morrison, Dolph Lundgren, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Patrick Wilson and Nicole Kidman.
Home viewing in the run-up to Christmas...
Ocean's 8 – out now on 4K, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download
Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock) wants to carry out the biggest heist of her life: commandeering a $150 million necklace at New York City’s Met Gala. Supported by an all-women crew of specialists, Ocean puts into play a plan that she’s spent more than five years of jail time creating, and the results are spectacular. From her partner in crime (Cate Blanchett) and legendary hacker (Rihanna), to a disgraced fashion designer (Helena Bonham Carter) and famous actress (Anne Hathaway), it’s got an all-star cast plus A-list cameos to boot.
Tag – out now on DVD and Digital Download
Based on an unbelievable real-life story, Tag follows five super competitive friends who’ve been playing a game of tag for 30 years. These childhood buddies – made up of Jerry (Jeremy Renner), Bob (Jon Hamm), Randy (Jake Johnson), Kevin (Hannibal Buress) and Hoagie (Ed Helms) – get together once a year for a no-holds-barred game of tag. But when Jerry announces his retirement from the game, having never been ‘it’ once, the others decide to take matters into their own hands.
Hotel Artemis – released on Digital Download November 12 and DVD November 19
This cyberpunk thriller takes us to 2028, where rioting has taken over Los Angeles. After a failed bank robbery, a gang of thieves seek sanctuary in Hotel Artemis. The 13-storey building is a members-only hospital for criminals, run by the formidable Nurse (Jodie Foster). As some of the group are allowed in and others barred, the night dissolves into violence, with characters forced into making tough decisions. Hotel Artemis also stars Jeff Goldblum, Dave Bautista, Sofia Boutella, Zachery Quinto and Charlie Day.
Teen Titans Go! to the Movies – released on DVD and Digital Download November 26
This is a fresh and funny superhero film, with songs aplenty and at least one fart joke. The hilariously satirical superheroes decide to take on the bright lights of Tinsel Town – and remedy the fact that every other superhero seems to have their own film. However, when an evil super-villain gets involved, the entire team’s friendship is put to the test. Complete with madcap ideas and a long line of voice talent, Teen Titans Go! to the Movies is a highly enjoyable watch for the whole family.
The Meg – released on Digital Download December 3 and DVD December 10
While on a mission on the floor of the Pacific Ocean, a team of scientists come under attack by a 23m-long shark: the Megalodon. Previously thought to be extinct, this massive monster traps the team on the ocean floor. Rescue diver Jonas Taylor (Jason Statham) is deployed to save the crew from the beast. With polished special effects, refreshing story and great performances, The Meg is for anyone wanting more prehistoric monster adventures and Jaws-style jumps.
Supernatural S13 - available now on DVD
The Winchester brothers return to our screens in season 13 of Supernatural. With a storyline that gets better and better, things turn from bad to worse for Sam and Dean. Throughout the 23 episodes, we follow the brothers as they face a creature of unimaginable power – a creature that could save the world, or end it. If you’re looking for a new series to binge on, the witty dialogue, heart-stopping jumps and indescribable evil of Supernatural will do the trick.
Lethal Weapon - available now on DVD
Murtaugh and Riggs in Lethal Weapon Season 1
A reboot of the hit movie franchise, Lethal Weapon takes to our TVs with stellar performances and gritty plot lines. Follow Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh as they fight crime in LA, haunted by their troubled pasts. The pair clash – one is calm and considered, while the other is unstable and takes life one day at a time – but together, they develop a friendship and respect that sees them through unspeakably tense moments. If you’re a fan of the original films, start watching this tough, urban detective series.
The 100 S5 - available now on DVD
For the previous four seasons, The 100 have had to survive through horrendous physical and mental battles, journeying through hostile environments with little hope at the end. With Season 4's harsh truths in mind, they must be ready to escape – with or without each other. After Praimfaya (last season's finale), Season 5 sees the group try to find a new place to call home, securing it for future generations. Prepare for gripping twists and heart-breaking moments as The 100 try to begin again.
The Originals S5 - available now on DVD
The fifth season of this American supernatural drama is its last – so prepare for shocking revelations, gut-wrenching goodbyes and unexplained disappearances. Seven years after it began, The Originals keeps its high-paced plot lines and intense character dramas until the very end. Season 5 sees peace start to settle in the town, until a sudden tragedy forces the siblings to return home. Centuries-old evil follows them back – and any thoughts of a happy goodbye are banished.
Westworld S2 - December 3rd
Following the storytelling mastery of season one, Westworld returns to high expectations. Following the finale of season 1 and its robotic revolution, we jump straight back into the action with moral questions, flashbacks, new timelines and characters. Dolores has undergone a massive transformation – and she’s out for revenge. Other characters, like Bernard and Maeve, are as fascinating as ever, especially with the change in power. Season 2 is just as gripping, with a whole new level of tension.
Whether you’re looking for something on the big screens or a new series to binge-watch, there’s plenty of great new shows and features coming up. Catch up with your favourite characters, discover new storylines, and lose yourself in the magic of great stories.

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