Alice Burns finds out about recent film launches and the latest DVD releases
Toy Story 4
Release Date: 21st June
Director: Josh Cooley
Starring: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Keanu Reeves, Christina Hendricks and Joan Cusack
The toys are back and this time, it’s on a road-trip of a lifetime. Bonnie has made a new friend – literally made him – the imaginatively named new toy, Forky. As Forky settles into his new life outside the cutlery drawer, a chance mishap on the family road trip leaves Woody and Forky taking a detour around a theme park, unexpectedly re-uniting with Bo-Peep. As the pair reminisce on the old days, the toys soon begin to realise the difference between the infinite number of kids to play with at the theme park and the familiar comforts of home.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Release Date: 14th August
Directors: Quentin Tarantino
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Dakota Fanning and Damian Lewis
The ninth film from Quentin Tarantino visits Los Angeles in 1969, where the bright lights and classic scenes of Hollywood come to their end within an increasingly shifting landscape of change and development. The film follows TV star Rick Dalton (DiCaprio) and his long-standing stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) as they attempt to navigate the Hollywood landscape through this period of flux. Interwoven with numerous sub-plots, starring Margot Robbie as Sharon Tate among others, the film is a complex and fitting tribute to the final flashes of Hollywood’s golden age.
Release Date: 19th August
Director: Tom Harper
Starring: Julie Walters, Jessie Buckley, Sophie Okonedo and James Harkness
Rose-Lynn Harlan is a feisty, charismatic and gutsy Glaswegian mum of two who has just been released from prison. Reunited with her children, Rose is determined to make it as a country singer in Nashville, desperate to escape the restrictive locals of her Scottish birth. Rose’s mother, Marion (Julie Walters) has other plans however, and insists that Rose finally takes responsibility for her family, getting her a job as a cleaner. However, Rose finds an unexpected ally in the middle-class lady of the house, realising that her dreams might not be as impossible as they seem.