Alice Burns finds out about recent film launches and the latest DVD releases
Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald
Release Date: 16th November
Director: David Yates
Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Jude Law, Johnny Depp, Ketherine Waterston and Alison Sudol
In the second instalment of the Fantastic Beasts saga, magizoologist Newt Scamander returns to face the ever-darkening forces that are shaking the magic world. In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans of pureblood supremacy over all muggles (or non-magical beings) a young Albus Dumbledore enlists Newt, his former student, to help fight the trouble brewing among the fragile politics of the European wizarding community. A trip to Paris becomes more than Newt bargained for and threatens to destroy everything as they know it. This time, the fate of one will change the future for all.
Mary Poppins Returns
Release Date: 21st December
Director: Rob Marshall
Starring: Emily Blunt, Dick Van Dyke, Meryl Streep, Julie Walters and Colin Firth
Decades after her original visit, the world’s most magically formidable nanny returns. Back in London during the depression, Mary Poppins comes back to visit the now grown-up Jane and Michael Banks with a new generation of Banks children. After the death of his late wife, Michael struggles to cope supporting the children, even with the help of his sister Jane. Together with her spellbinding skills, charming wit and old-school fun, Mary Poppins helps the family rebuild their lives, bringing back the sparkle they have lost along the way. Just remember – the magic always returns.
Mission Impossible: Fallout
Release Date: 3rd December
Director: Christopher McQuarrie
Starring: Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill, Simon Pegg, Vanessa Kirby and Rebecca Ferguson
The highly acclaimed sixth instalment of the Mission Impossible series sees Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt in his most iconic role yet. In this fast-paced action thriller, Ethan and his allies strive in a bid against time to intercept three plutonium cores, corruptly acquired by the Apostles, a terrorist group of arms dealers. Two years after Ethan and the team had successfully captured the leaders of the associate syndicate, they must now fight to the last to prevent a series of devastating simultaneous attacks on the Vatican, Jerusalem and Mecca before it’s too late.