We take a look at what films we can still expect to see the rest of the year!
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3: heading to cinemas on the 8th September, I can’t wait to catch up with what is happening in the Portokalos family, which on this occasion sees them all going back to Greece to re-visit their roots. More chaos and mayhem? Yes absolutely!
A Haunting in Venice: Kenneth Branagh returns as detective Hercule Poirot for the third time in this big screen adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Hallowe’en Party. While I was disappointed with the previously released Death on the Nile, this adaptation looks suitably sinister and intriguing – with a strong cast to pull it off. It is set to be released on the 15th September.
A Little Life: if you missed out on seeing this incredible production on stage (catch our review here) then you will be able to catch it in cinemas from the 28th September (click here to find your local screening). Based on Hanya Yanagihara’s novel it is a compelling watch, but please note there are trigger warnings attached to it (particularly if you haven’t previously read the book or seen it on stage) which are best to find out more about before going.
The Great Escaper: heading to our cinemas from the 6th October, The Great Escaper is based on the true story of Bernard Jordan who escaped from his care home to attend the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings in France. It looks as though it is set to be a typically heartwarming British film with two renowned actors at the centre of it. The poignancy surrounding this film is heightened even more given it was Glenda Jackson’s last film role before she passed away in June 2023.
Killers of the Flower Moon: set to be released on the 20th October, this historical drama based on David Grann’s 2017 novel is set to be screened as part of this years BFI London film festival. Directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro, the story follows how members of the Osage tribe in the United States are murdered under mysterious circumstances in the 1920s, sparking a major F.B.I. investigation.
Wish: Disney’s latest film is set to head to cinemas from the 24th November, and follows a young girl named Asha who wishes on a star and gets a more direct answer than she bargained for when a trouble-making star comes down from the sky to join her. The film will feature the voices of Chris Pine and Ariana DeBose.
Wonka: while some might question a need for another film based around the character Willy Wonka, I will be interested to see how they bring his origin story to life (particularly when specific things such as how he met the Oompa-Loompas are referenced in the book of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory). Based on the trailer, it seems as though it will be the perfect release over Christmas for those who are familiar with Charlie and the Chocolate Factory as well as bringing the story and character to new audiences.