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

The Hustle
Release Date: 10th May
Director: Chris Addison
Starring: Rebel Wilson, Anne Hathaway, Alex Sharp, Meena Rayann and Ingrid Oliver
Certificate: 12A

Two very different women and one goal. Take the dirty rotten men for every penny they own. In this all-star remake of the original Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson feature in a brand-new, next-generation comedy heist. Their aim? To take sassy and seriously professional revenge upon the men who wronged them. Can they beat them at their own game? Aside from a few minor slip-ups, wardrobe malfunctions and hand-gun misfires along the way, nothing can stop this unlikely pair from getting what they want. Let no man stand in their way.

Release Date: 22nd May
Directors: Guy Ritchie
Starring: Will Smith, Naomi Scott, Mena Messoud and Marwan Kenzari
Certificate: PG

Get your magic carpets at the ready! This is a glittering remake of the much-loved Disney classic that hits our screens this May. Starring Will Smith as the Genie, Naomi Scott as Jasmine and Mena Messoud as Aladdin, this all-star cast promises a magical show for all the family. It follows the original tale of the classic power struggle between kindly street urchin Aladdin and the tyrannical Grand Vizier who vie for the wish-granting powers of the Genie’s lamp. Think you know the story? Get ready to enter into a whole new world – your life begins now!

Release Date: 13th May
Director: Wash Westmoreland
Starring: Keira Knightley, Eleanor Thomlinson, Dominic West, Fiona Shaw and Denise Gough
Certificate: 15

This stunning period drama unveils the working dynamics between author Henry Gauthier-Villars ‘Willy’ and Gabrielle Colette. From her childhood home in rural France, to the artistic splendour of 20th century Paris, Colette is uprooted and persuaded by her husband to ghost-write a novel for him – which becomes an instant literary sensation. Thrust into the limelight, Colette is pressured to write further novels, but begins to question her own identity in the shadow of her husband’s facade. Overthrowing societal conventions and all expectations, she campaigns for creative ownership of her work. After all, the hand that holds the pen writes history.



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