Alice Burns finds out about recent film launches and the latest DVD releases

Book Club
Release Date: 1st June
Director: Bill Holderman
Starring: Diane Keaton, Candice Bergen, Jane Fonda, Alicia Silverstone and Mary Steenburgen
Certificate: 12A

This all-new rom-com tells the eventful story of four lifelong friends who suddenly find their book club spiced up with the arrival of a new novel – the notorious 50 Shades of Grey. Having led different lives over the years, between widower Diane, and Vivian’s enjoyment of the single life, to Carol’s marital slump and divorcee Sharon, these four women quickly find their ‘mature’ book club unexpectedly taking on an entirely new meaning. Catapulting the friends into an outrageous saga of escapades, they soon find out some of the best things are always found in the next chapter. Are you ready to join the book club?

Ocean’s 8
Release Date: 22nd June
Director: Gary Ross
Starring: Sandra Bullock, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Rihanna, James Corden and Mindy Kaling
Certificate: 12A

In this all-female remix of the original Ocean’s 11, the heist is back, but this time, the ladies are running the show. After five years in jail, Debbie Ocean (Clooney’s ex-con artist sister) has the perfect plan for one last heist – robbing a 150 million-dollar diamond necklace at the famous New York Met Gala. She just needs seven more ladies to complete the mission. Bring in her partner in crime Lou Miller, and a team of fierce professionals from jewellers, suburban mothers, fashion designers, computer hackers and street-con artists for a sleek heist as glamorous as it is dangerous. After all, every con has its pros.

The Post
Release Date: 21st May
Director: Steven Spielberg
Starring: Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenkirk and Matthew Rhys
Certificate: 12A

The choice between the freedom of the press and the welfare of her national newspaper, the Washington Post, hangs in the balance for Kay Graham who is faced with the decision of whether to publish the Pentagon Papers or to back down. Based on the true story of the classified information revealed by Daniel Ellsberg about the US government’s duplicity in the Vietnam war, the Washington Post competes with the New York times to out the scandal that would shake the American political system. Facing a federal restraining order that could ruin her paper and send her to prison, Kay Graham must choose between her livelihood and justice.



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