Alice Burns finds out about recent film launches and the latest DVD releases
Release Date: 17th August
Director: Marc Forster
Starring: Ewan McGregor, Hayley Atwell, Toby Jones, Peter Capaldi and Jim Cummings
Stuck in London in a gloomy office job, a grown-up Christopher Robin finds his life torn between a demanding city job and the lives of his young family. That is, until he bumps into an old, slightly threadbare friend – Winnie the Pooh. Having lost the rest of the gang somewhere along Pooh’s travels, Christopher Robin helps reunite his old friends, who also learn that Robin’s life has changed since they last saw him all those years ago. By reigniting the joys of his past, he learns to live in the present, with a little help from a few old friends.
THE GUERNSEY LITERARY & POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY
Release Date: 27th August
Director: Mike Newell
Starring: Lily James, Glen Powell, Jessica Findley, Matthew Goode, Penelope Wilton and Katherine Parkinson
Based on the original novel, and set in the aftermath of WWII, Lily James stars as Juliet Ashton, a young writer who strikes up an unexpected bond with the island of Guernsey and its residents. Whilst visiting in an attempt to begin her writing career with a fresh slate, her correspondence with the residents unfolds in a series of letters, explaining the still-raw hardships of life under Nazi rule in occupied Guernsey. When an idea for a new book develops for Juliet, she must help the residents to overcome the pain of the past in an effort to feel the joy of the present.