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WATCH: Wreck-It Ralph returns to break the internet in trailer for Disney sequel

One of 2012’s surprise hits was Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph – the movie that followed an unlikely pair of arcade game characters searching for purpose before finding each other.

This time, they look to go one step bigger, taking on the big wide world of the internet – and judging by the new trailer Disney released today, we can expect similar fun from the sequel.

With eBay, IMDb, annoying pop-ups and click-bait headlines on show, it looks like the sequel will follow similar contemporary satire as we were treated to in the first movie.

Check out the trailer for Wreck-It Ralph 2 below, which hits cinemas this November.

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Hugh Jackman gets musical in new trailer for ‘The Greatest Showman’

The second trailer for the upcoming biographical musical drama, ‘The Greatest Showman’ debuted today, starring Hugh Jackman and Zac Efron.

The new trailer boasts one of the movie’s soundtracks which has been produced by the same guys who developed the brilliant music for ‘La La Land’ last year.

Following the real-life story, Jackman plays P. T. Barnum, who came from nothing and founded the circus that became the famous traveling Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. The film looks at the difficulties he went through in order to make the show a worldwide phenomenon.

‘The Greatest Showman’ boasts a strong cast alongside Jackman and Efron, with Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson and Zendaya all featuring. It will be a directorial debut for Michael Gracey and the movie is being tipped for action during awards season.

‘The Greatest Showman’ hits cinemas in the UK on New Years Day.

17 Huge Movies Still To Come in 2017

Now that we are half way through November, it truly is starting to feel like the new year is in sight. But with a month and a half left of 2017, there is still plenty to look forward to in the movie world.

So grab your calendar and mark down the release dates of these huge films that are still to grace our cinemas this year:

Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool – 16th November

Based on the incredible true story, a romance sparks between a young actor from Liverpool and an older Hollywood actress before things turn sour when the latter falls ill. ‘Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool’ stars Jamie Bell, Annette Benning and Julie Walters.

Justice League – 17th November

Bruce Wayne aka Batman gathers a team of super humans, including Wonder Woman, Cyborg, Aquaman and The Flash, when the world comes under threat. Directed by Batman vs Superman director Zack Snyder, Justice League stars Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jason Mamoa and many more.

Ingrid Goes West – 17th November

When a social media stalker moves to LA, she befriends an Instagram star in order to boost her own following but their relationship takes a turn when her dark secrets are revealed. Dark comedy starring Aubrey Plaza and Elizabeth Olsen.

Read the review here

Good Time – 17th November

Robert Pattinson stars in this crime drama about a bank robber who spends the night trying to stop his mentally ill brother from being sent to Riker’s Island prison after a heist goes wrong. A nerve-racking thriller from the Safdie brothers.

Daddy’s Home 2 – 22nd November

Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell are back as the co-Dad’s who have to face the prospect of their own differing fathers during the Christmas holidays. The second instalment of this comedy stars Mel Gibson and John Lithgow as the intrusive fathers.

Battle of the Sexes – 24th November

Based around the true story of the 1973 tennis match between the World number one Billie-Jean King and ex-champ Bobby Riggs, this timely comedy/drama stars Emma Stone and Steve Carell and is directed by the pair behind Little Miss Sunshine, Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris.

Suburbicon – 24th November

Matt Damon and Julianne Moore star in this dark comedy about a family living in deep suburban America during the 1950s, but a number of violent acts begin to break out and emerge from the neighbourhood’s dark underbelly. Oscar Isaacs also star in George Clooney’s sixth outing as director.

The Disaster Artist – 1st December

James Franco stars and directs this true-story of Tommy Wiseau, the man who moved to Hollywood and finances, writes, stars and directs in ‘The Room’; a critically maligned movie that turned into a cult classic. Dave Franco and Seth Rogan also star.

Wonder – 1st December

Jacob Tremblay blew everyone away with his performance in 2015’s ‘Room’ and it looks like he might do the same again as he plays a young boy with facial deformities as he enters mainstream elementary school for the first time. Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson also star in this heartwarming drama.

Just Getting Started – 1st December

Morgan Freeman and Tommy Lee-Jones star in this action comedy about a former FBI agent and an ex-mob lawyer who put their retirement aside in order to fend off a mob hit. Rene Russo also stars in this comedy from the director of ‘White Men Can’t Jump’.

Stronger – 8th December

‘Stronger’ is the inspirational real-life story of Jeff Bauman, a survivor of the 2013 Boston bombings who loses both his legs. After helping identify the attackers, Bauman embarks on his long and heroic rehabilitation with the support of his family. There are early Oscar calls for Jake Gyllenhaal who stars.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi – 14th December

In 2015, ‘The Force Awakens’ put the Star Wars franchise back on the map and the follow up is one of the most anticipated films of the year. Director Rian Johnson announced last week that he plans a spin-off trilogy, but not before the latest instalment of the series drops with Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and Mark Hamill all returning.

Ferdinand – 15th December

The latest animation from 20th Century Fox revolves around a warm hearted bull named Ferdinand who is wrongly mistaken for a dangerous beast and is taken from his home. Desperate to return to his family, he gathers a team together in order to escape captivity. John Cena and Kate McKinnon voice in this animated caper.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle – 20th December

Dubbed as a separate entity to the Robin Williams original, this Jumanji is based on a four students who are zapped into a video game where they literally become the characters. Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillian and Jack Black star in this sequel/reboot of the nineties classic.

Pitch Perfect 3 – 20th December

For their last outing in the trilogy, the Bellas regroup following their world championships win and take on an overseas USO competition where they come against stiff opposition. Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and co all return for the much anticipated finale.

Molly’s Game – 26th December

Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, best known for ‘The Social Network’ and ‘The Newsroom’, makes his directorial debut in this true story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who ran the world’s most exclusive high-stakes poker game and became an FBI target. With Jessica Chastain as Molly Bloom, this biographical drama also stars Idris Elba and Kevin Costner.

Hostiles – 29th December

Christian Bale stars as a 19th Century US Army captain who is tasked with escorting a Cheyenne chief and his family through dangerous territory to get back home. Rosamund Pike also stars in this western drama.

Please note that all release dates are UK based

Chris Hemsworth stars in trailer for post 9/11 war film, ’12 Strong’

Chris Hemsworth returns to the big screen next week in his latest Marvel outing in Thor: Ragnarok. But the trailer for his new movie ’12 Strong’ dropped last night.

Based on the true story of The Horse Soldiers, ’12 Strong’ follows a group of 12 American soldiers who join up with Afghan troops to fight the Taliban on horseback.

Newcomer Nicolai Fuglsig directs, with Jerry Bruckheimer producing as he did for ‘Black Hawk Down’ and there is certainly an air of familiarity.

Michael Pena, Michael Shannon and Moonlight’s Trevante Rhodes also star alongside Hemsworth in what promises to be a modern war epic.

’12 Strong’ hits UK cinemas next January.

 

Marvel revolution in new Black Panther trailer

Marvel has released the first full trailer for their latest superhero Black Panther which stars Chadwick Boseman who we caught a glimpse of in Captain America: Civil War.

Black Panther explores the history of Boseman’s character T’Challa, the warrior king of Marvel’s fictional country Wakanda.

Ryan Coogler (Fruitvale Station, Creed) is directing with Lupita Nyong’o, Martin Freeman, Michael B. Jordan and Forest Whitaker starring in what is reportedly a 90% black cast.

Andy Serkis, who played a role in the second Avengers movie, also features.

Black Panther hits UK cinemas on February 12 2018.