Weekly Sky Cinema Premieres (11th – 17th February)

Since I don’t get to the cinema to see new releases that often anymore, this is my new weekly feature reviewing the latest releases on Sky Cinema Premiere (and in turn, Now TV). I will write a short review and rating for each of the films that I have watched and then give you the details for the ones that I didn’t get a chance to see.

Sky Cinema Premiere add a new film onto their channel every single day. This week’s feature sees the release of Anything, L’Amant Double, Fever, Electric Love, Life of the Party, The Little Vampire, and Bad Samaritan. Let’s have a look and see what’s worth watching this week.

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Weekly Sky Cinema Premieres (4th – 10th February)

Since I don’t get to the cinema to see new releases that often anymore, this is my new weekly feature reviewing the latest releases on Sky Cinema Premiere (and in turn, Now TV). I will write a short review and rating for each of the films that I have watched and then give you the details for the ones that I didn’t get a chance to see.

This week’s feature sees the release of Mad To Be Normal, Dark River, Iceman, Frat Pack, Book Club, The Negotiator, and Shock and Awe.

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Weekly Sky Cinema Premieres (28th January – 3rd February)

Since I don’t get to the cinema to see new releases that often anymore, this is my new weekly feature reviewing the latest releases on Sky Cinema Premiere (and in turn, Now TV). I will write a short review and rating for each of the films that I have watched and then give you the details for the ones that I didn’t get a chance to see.

This week’s feature sees the release of Future World, Beast of Burden, The Elephant and the Butterfly, The Toybox, Love Simon, Lego DC Super Hero Girls: Super-Villain High, and Breaking In.

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Weekly Sky Cinema Premieres (21st – 27th January)

Since I don’t get to the cinema to see new releases that often anymore, this is my new weekly feature reviewing the latest releases on Sky Cinema Premiere (and in turn, Now TV). I will write a short review and rating for each of the films that I have watched and then give you the details for the ones that I didn’t get a chance to see.

This week’s feature sees the release of The Last Movie Star, Higher Power, Zama, I See You, A Quiet Place, Isle of Dogs, and The Leisure Seeker.

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Film Review: Glass

Written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan, Glass follows on from 2017’s Split as Kevin Wendell Crumb (James McAvoy) and the multiple identities who reside within him have taken more girls hostage. Using his supernatural abilities, 2000’s Unbreakable David Dunn (Bruce Willis) is trying to track him down. When both are arrested and sent to a psychiatric hospital run by Dr Ellie Staple (Sarah Paulson), they meet the wheelchair-bound Mr Glass (Samuel L. Jackson) who holds secrets critical to both men.

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Weekly Sky Cinema Premieres (14th – 20th January)

Since I don’t get to the cinema to see new releases that often anymore, this is my new weekly feature reviewing the latest releases on Sky Cinema Premiere (and in turn, Now TV). I will write a short review and rating for each of the films that I have watched and then give you the details for the ones that I didn’t get a chance to see.

This week’s feature sees the release of Breaking Brooklyn, The Last Witness, Jeune Femme, A Crooked Somebody, Solo: A Star Wars Story, The Wedding Guest, and Unsane.

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Film Review: The Favourite

Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos and set in early 18th-century England, The Favourite is period black comedy that examines the mostly-true relationship between two cousins, Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz), Duchess of Marlborough, and Abigail Masham (Emma Stone), who later became Baroness Masham, who compete to charm and be the favourites of a frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman). With England at war with the French, the politics of war has become quite time-consuming for Lady Sarah, a close friend of the Queen who has been governing the country in her stead. Seeing her chance at a return to her aristocratic roots, Abigail steps into the breach to fill in as the Queen’s companion.

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Weekly Sky Cinema Premieres (7th – 13th January)

Since I don’t get to the cinema to see new releases that often anymore, this is my new weekly feature reviewing the latest releases on Sky Cinema Premiere (and in turn, Now TV). I will write a short review and rating for each of the films that I have watched and then give you the details for the ones that I didn’t get a chance to see.

This week’s feature sees the release of An Actor Prepares, 2036 Origin Unknown, Mario, Freak Show, Red Sparrow, A Wizard’s Tale, and The Senator.

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Film Review: Beautiful Boy

Directed by Felix van Groeningen in his English-language feature debut and based on a best-selling pair of memoirs – Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction by David Sheff and Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines by Nic Sheff – Beautiful Boy tells the heartbreaking and inspiring true story of father and son David (Steve Carell) and Nic Sheff (Timothée Chalamet, as David tries to help his son with his addiction with drugs.

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Film Review: Life Itself

Written and directed by Dan Fogelman, Life Itself sees a young New York couple (Oscar Isaac and Olivia Wilde) go from college romance to marriage and parenthood, as the unexpected twists of their journey create reverberations that echo over continents and lifetimes. A multi-generational saga set in New York and Carmona, Spain – focusing on Vincent (Antonio Banderas), Javier (Sergio Peris-Mencheta), Isabel (Laia Costa) and Rodrigo (Alex Monner) – the film is a celebration of the human condition laced with humour, poignancy and love.

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Weekly Sky Cinema Premieres (31st December – 6th January)

Since I don’t get to the cinema to see new releases that often anymore, this is my new weekly feature reviewing the latest releases on Sky Cinema Premiere (and in turn, Now TV). I will write a short review and rating for each of the films that I have watched and then give you the details for the ones that I didn’t get a chance to see.

This week’s feature sees the release of Tully, Pacific Rim: Uprising, I Got Life!, Wildling, Life Itself, Truth or Dare, and 10×10.

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100 Films To Look Forward To In 2019

I always struggle to make it into the new year prepared, but one of the first things that I like to do is to look at what the year has to look forward to. So I’ve spent hours scrolling through websites and blogs to find 100 Films To Look Forward To In 2019. And there’s some good ‘uns!

To help you trawl through the masses of films listed below, which starts off with January’s biggest award contenders, we’ll go through the releases in the following groups. If there’s anything in particular that you’re looking for, you can jump to certain pages by clicking these links:

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My Top 10 Films of 2018

This year, I have watched 513 films (45 released this year and 282 for the first time). My most watched director was Steven Spielberg and Alfred Hitchcock and my most watched actors were Samuel L. Jackson and Domhnall Gleeson.

This list changes constantly so you can view a constantly updated list on my Letterboxd page. Please note, I’ve not seen many new releases over the past year so this is likely to change quite often over the next few months as I play catch up, as well.

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Film Review: Bird Box

Directed by Susanne Bier and based on the 2014 novel of the same name by Josh Malerman, Bird Box sees an ominous unseen presence spread across the world, as it drives most of society to commit suicide. Pregnant Malorie (Sandra Bullock) finds safety with others – including Tom (Trevante Rhodes), Douglas (John Malkovich), Greg (BD Wong), Cheryl (Jacki Weaver), and Olympia (Danielle Macdonald). Five years later, however, she must make it through a forest and river blindfolded, along with her two children (Vivien Lyra Blair and Julian Edwards), in a desperate bid to reach safety.

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Weekly Sky Cinema Premieres (24th – 30th December)

Since I don’t get to the cinema to see new releases that often anymore, this is my new weekly feature reviewing the latest releases on Sky Cinema Premiere (and in turn, Now TV). I will write a short review and rating for each of the films that I have watched and then give you the details for the ones that I didn’t get a chance to see.

This week’s feature sees the release of Peter Rabbit, Avengers: Infinity War, Rampage, Thoroughbreds, A Wrinkle In Time, Ferdinand, and Proud Mary.

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Weekly Sky Cinema Premieres (17th – 23rd December)

Since I don’t get to the cinema to see new releases that often anymore, this is my new weekly feature reviewing the latest releases on Sky Cinema Premiere (and in turn, Now TV). I will write a short review and rating for each of the films that I have watched and then give you the details for the ones that I didn’t get a chance to see.

This week’s feature sees the release of How To Get Girls, Christmas On Holly Lane, Beauty And The Beast, Coming Home For Christmas, Ready Player One, Blockers, and Mary Magdalene.

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Film Review: Aquaman

The sixth film in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) and directed by James Wan, Aquaman tells the origin story of Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa), the human-born heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, who goes on a quest to prevent a war between the worlds of ocean and land. It’s a journey that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be – a king – replacing his half-brother, King Orm (Patrick Wilson), who seeks to unite the seven underwater kingdoms against the surface world.

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It’s A Julia Donaldson Christmas

If you have a little one, it’s likely that you’ve read at least one of Julia Donaldson‘s picture books, and probably on repeat due to her simple rhymes and fun characters that are perfect for getting children interested in reading. And with beautiful illustrations by Axel Scheffler, her books have always been a favourite in our house.

This Christmas, BBC One are airing all of the short film adaptations of her books, including the new premier of Zog. Here’s a list of what films are on and when you can catch them:

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Weekly Sky Cinema Premieres (10th – 16th December)

Since I don’t get to the cinema to see new releases that often anymore, this is my new weekly feature reviewing the latest releases on Sky Cinema Premiere (and in turn, Now TV). I will write a short review and rating for each of the films that I have watched and then give you the details for the ones that I didn’t get a chance to see.

This week’s feature sees the release of Katie Says Goodbye, We Wish You A Marry Christmas, The Blind Spot, The Christmas Contract, The Shape Of Water, The Time Team, and The Exception.

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Weekly Sky Cinema Premieres (3rd – 9th December)

Since I don’t get to the cinema to see new releases that often anymore, this is my new weekly feature reviewing the latest releases on Sky Cinema Premiere (and in turn, Now TV). I will write a short review and rating for each of the films that I have watched and then give you the details for the ones that I didn’t get a chance to see.

This week’s feature sees the release of Bomb City, Holly Star, Western, A Gift For Christmas, The Maze Runner: The Death Cure, A Yeti Adventure, and In Darkness.

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