Alice Burns finds out about recent film launches and the latest DVD releases
Release Date: 12th April
Director: Tina Gordon
Starring: Regina Hall, Marsai Martin, Issa Rae and Justin Hartley
At the top of her game, no-nonsense business-mogul Jordan Sanders has it all – that is, until one night she transforms into the body of her 13-year-old self, now making the working day a whole other ball game. Her long-suffering assistant April must now help her negotiate the equally challenging environment of school, where Jordan’s sass is no longer tolerated. This genuinely funny transformation leads to a whole host of unfortunate events, where Jordan quickly learns the power of politeness and goodwill to all men, especially if they happen to be a good-looking teacher at school.
Release Date: 25th April
Directors: Anthony Russo and Joe Russo
Starring: Brie Larson, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Robert Downey Jr and Chris Evans
The Avengers return for one final battle as the ominous end draws all the nearer. After the devastating fallout of last year’s acclaimed Avengers: Infinity War, the universe is faced with utter destruction. Intergalactic warfare has left the Avengers depleted and Thanos continues to reign, having captured nearly all the infinity stones. With the help of the allies who remain, those left must assemble to take down the forces of evil that reign the universe before all is lost. Amid spiralling rumour and excitement, no one knows for sure who will return and who will be left by the end.
Release Date: 13th May
Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
Starring: Olivia Coleman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weis and Mark Gatiss
Ten Academy Award nominations, seven BAFTAs and Golden Globe winner, The Favourite has proved to be an outstanding cinematic success. Set during the 18th century war against France, a frail Queen Anne is on the throne. Her close friend and advisor, Lady Sarah governs the country in her stead. When new-girl Abigail arrives at court, Lady Sarah takes her under her wing, and Abigail seizes the chance to return to her aristocratic roots. When the war intensifies however, Lady Sarah is forced to turn her attentions to politics, leaving her shoes to be swiftly filled by newcomer Abigail who won’t let man, woman or status stand in her way.