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A Dickens classic with a comedy twist, talking animals, Jane Austen’s Emma and a Tom Hanks biopic – see the latest movies with money off your tickets too.
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Out now, The Personal History of David Copperfield sees an all-star cast bring a more light-hearted take on Charles Dickens’ timeless tale. Hugh Laurie, Peter Capaldi and Tilda Swinton join Dev Patel’s David on his journey to adulthood as he follows his dream of becoming a writer. Thanks to director Armando Ianucci there’s a lot more laughs and colour than you might expect if you know the story.
From 7th February, another literary classic is reimagined in the form of Dolittle, with Robert Downey Jr swapping the powers of his Iron Man suit for the ability to talk to animals. Basing his eccentric performance on 19th-century doctor William Price, who believed he could communicate with nature, Downey Jr’s Welsh-accented Doctor chatting to a squirrel is worth the price of admission alone.
With Tom Hanks in the lead role, it’s a safe bet that A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood will be another winner. It’s in cinemas now, co-starring Matthew Rhys as a journalist who interviews Hanks’ beloved children’s TV presenter; expect the usual graceful performances to take centre stage.
Coming 24 years since Gwyneth Paltrow played the title role, Emma sees the Jane Austen classic given the big screen treatment again. This time Anya Taylor-Joy takes on the titular role of the Victorian matchmaker, with first-time director Autumn de Wilde in charge of the period piece shenanigans; it arrives in cinemas on Valentine’s Day.
A hard-hitting return to form from director Clint Eastwood, Richard Jewell sees an all-star cast tell the story of the titular character who went from American hero to villain. After evacuating crowds after finding a bomb during the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, Jewell, played by Paul Walter Hauser, will have his life turned upside down when he is accused by the FBI of planting the device. It’s on show from 31 January, and Kathy Bates steals the show with an Oscar-nominated turn as Jewell’s mother Bobi.
Dubbed ‘A Different Kind Of Disaster Movie’ Downhill sees funny pair Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Will Ferrell combine for a seriously black comedy covered in white snow, showing from 28th February. A remake of lauded French-language film Force Majeure, the comedy royalty have to contend with the aftermath an avalanche at a ski resort, disproving the adage that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.
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Films to see in March
The sequel to the innovative, suspenseful horror where any rustle of popcorn was met with a chorus of ssshhhes from cinema-goers, Quiet Place 2 has a job on its hands to raise the ante. But with director John Krasinski and lead Emily Blunt returning, it’s on course to be the must-see horror flick of the year, due in cinemas on 20 March.
Onward is the latest animated offering from beloved animation studio Pixar, arriving in cinemas on 6 March. It follows teenage elf brothers Ian and Barley Lightfoot (voiced by Tom Holland and Chris Pratt) as they attempt to bring their late father back to life. The team behind Monsters University will no doubt be bringing fun in abundance as well as some heartstring-tugging moments.
Mulan is the latest Disney animated classic to be given the live action treatment, but while the premise of the 1998 version remains the same this is set to be a whole new adventure. Young Chinese woman Mulan will disguise herself as a man to join the army instead of her father, but there’ll be no dragon sidekick Mushu, no villainous Shan-Yu or even any songs. From 27 March, what you will get is a vast fantasy action spectacular with plenty of stirring scenery, epic musical accompaniment and plenty of martial arts-heavy sequences.
Also in cinemas from 20 March, Rosamund Pike and Sam Riley play pioneering scientists Marie and Pierre Curie in Radioactive. Based on the graphic novel by Lauren Redniss, don’t expect this to be your run-of-the-mill biopic, with as much attention given to the lavish visuals as the efforts of the Nobel Prize-winning Marie Curie to revolutionise her field.