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Disney has released the first trailer for the live action version of The Lion King and we are covered in goosebumps.

The beloved Disney tale is set to return to cinemas next summer and there’s no doubt the cinemas will be flooded with movie lovers.


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The teaser trailer opens with the sun rising above the Pride Lands. We then hear the familiar voice of James Earl Jones, who is reprising his role as Mufasa.

“Everything the light touches is our kingdom, but a king’s time as ruler rises and falls like the sun. One day, the sun will set on my time here and will rise with you as the new king,” he says as we get our first look at a young Simba.


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Disney fans were overjoyed to see one of the most iconic scenes from the 1994 classic featured in the trailer.

At the end of the teaser trailer, Rafiki proudly holds up Simba in front of the kingdom as Circle of Life plays in the background.

Is anyone else feeling extremely nostalgic?

Donald Glover will voice Simba in the 2019 adaption. Beyoncé will voice Nala, James Earl Jones reprises his role as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as the evil Scar and John Kani will voice Rafiki.

The Lion King will be released on July 19, 2019.

Watch the full trailer below:


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The teaser trailer for Toy Story 4 has finally landed and we are so unbelievably excited. We couldn’t quite believe that the franchise was returning with a fourth instalment, especially at how final the third movie felt. It was the perfect goodbye, but alas Woody, Buzz and co. are back and we must admit we’re only thrilled to see them.

The fourth movie will follow Woody as he struggles to deal with being replaced by another toy. Pixar revealed: "Woody has always been confident about his place in the world and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that's Andy or Bonnie. But when Bonnie adds a reluctant new toy called 'Forky' to her room, a road trip adventure alongside old and new friends will show Woody how big the world can be for a toy."

The teaser trailer gives fans a glimpse at the gang who appear to be in a spot of bother. New toy Forky begins to freak out in the clip which causes the other toys to panic.

We are counting down the days to Toy Story 4 and June 21, 2019, seriously needs to hurry up.

Tim Allen who voices Buzz Lightyear warned fans about the upcoming movie, saying we'll be sobbing from start to finish.

He said the storyline is incredibly great, but he struggled to get through some scenes because he was fighting back the tears.

You can watch the teaser trailer for Toy Story 4 below:


Disney has warmed our hearts on this dreary Friday morning by sharing the first teaser trailer of Aladdin. We have been dying to get a glimpse at the live-action movie.

The haunting teaser trailer opens with a shot of a desolate Agrabah as Jafar’s sidekick Iago flies through the sky.

We are then taken to the famous Cave of Wonders, where the iconic tiger mutters: “Only one may enter here… one whose worth lies far within… the diamond in the rough.”

Aladdin enters the Cave of Wonders as Jafar stands outside, waiting for his treasure.

The final shot sees Aladdin lift up the famous lamp.

The orchestral version of Never Had a Friend Like Me hauntingly plays at the end of the trailer and we are eager to hear the full soundtrack.


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The live-action remake of Aladdin will follow the same storyline as the classic Disney animation.

The movie follows the tale of the charming street rat Aladdin, the courageous Princess Jasmine and the Genie who may be the key to their future.

Aladdin is directed by Guy Ritchie and the film is written by John August and Ritchie based on Disney’s “Aladdin.”


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Mena Massoud will take on the lead role of Aladdin.  Naomi Scott as Jasmine and Will Smith as the Genie.

Disney's live-action Aladdin will hit cinemas on May 24, 2019.

Watch the trailer for the live-action remake of Aladdin below:


Movie lovers, rejoice! Marlay Park has just released the list of movies they’ll be screening at their outdoor cinema event and we cannot wait.

Dlrevents have revealed that they will be screening timeless classics like Mrs Doubtfire and School of Rock, as well as newer releases like Coco and Paddington.

Musical fans, brace yourselves. They’re also screening the glorious Mamma Mia too, so get your dancing shoes on and warm up your vocal chords.

The free movie screenings will take place on Saturday, August 18 and Sunday, August 19.

Outdoor Movies in the Park is the perfect event. The summer may be drawing to an end but what better way to end it than watching a movie under the stars.

You can tune into childhood classics and recent releases on a high definition screen, which is supposedly half the size of a house.

Make sure to bring plenty of blankets and snacks for all the gang as you watch some of the most-loved movies.

You can pick up plenty of delicious treats from the dlr COCO Market before the movie begins. A few market vendors will even open late on Saturday and Sunday to cater for the movie-goers.

The team couldn’t have picked a better selection of movies.


Gather up the troops and head along to the Outdoor Movies in the Park on August 18 and 19. The free movie screening is the perfect weekend event.

See below for the full list of movies at this year’s Outdoor Movies in the Park:


You’ll be surprised by the number of movies that have actually been inspired by books, from Me Before You to Trainspotting. Some of the greatest big screen hits have been adapted from novels, and manage to do the book justice more often than not.

However, there’s something special about reading the story before seeing it unfold on the big screen. 

What I love about book to film adaptations is putting a face to the characters you’ve loved for so long. Yes, you may know how the film is going to end, but seeing those characters come to life in the cinema is such a special feeling. It also helps you connect with them more, because they’re no longer just descriptions on a page.

The familiarity of the story, the plot and the characters can also be a huge source of comfort for bookworms when watching their beloved tales on the big screen.

Today, I wanted to recommend a book that left me in floods of tears, but one I hold very close to my heart. It’s due to be made into a film in 2019, starring Elle Fanning, and you must read it before it’s cinematic release.

All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven:

What can I say about this book other than WOW. The young adult novel by the incredible Jennifer Niven is without a doubt one of the greatest books I’ve read. The way Jennifer writes about bipolar disorder, the importance of friendship and the fear of being judged is so striking.


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All The Bright Places follows the lives of Theodore Finch and Violet Markey. Theodore aka Finch is completely fascinated with death. Suicide is always on his mind, but little things always stop him from killing himself.

Violet Markey is struggling with the untimely death of her sister. She spends her days daydreaming about the future and aches to escape her hometown so she can start her life all over again.


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Violet and Finch meet on top of the ledge of the school’s bell tower. They quickly develop a friendship that finally lets them breathe for the first time and be who they’ve always wanted to be.

The pair decide to team up for a school project to discover the natural wonders’ of Indiana, but their wanderings teach them more about one another than their hometown.

Violet learns how to live in the moment through her friendship with Finch, but can her friendship keep him alive?


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This novel will take hold of your heart from the very first page. The friendship between Finch and Violet is both mesmerising and heartbreaking. The constant discussion of mental health and suicide throughout this young adult novel is heavy, but necessary.

Author Jennifer Niven is in the pre-production stages of the movie, and is thankfully looking after the script.


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Elle Fanning has been cast as Violet, and the producers have found their Finch. Harry Styles, Charlie Heaton and Cole Sprouse have all been rumoured to be playing Finch, so keep your eyes peeled, but in the meantime read this glorious novel, and make sure you have plenty of tissues beside you.

All The Bright Places is published by Penguin Books Ltd and is available to buy here.

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Lady Bird stars Saoirse Ronan and Timotheé Chamalet will join forces again for a remake of one of the best novels.

The duo are set to star in Greta Gerwig's adaption of the beloved Louisa May Alcott book Little Women.

Variety reported that Meryl Streep, Emma Stone Florence Pugh will also join the Lady Bird actors in the remake.

Little Women follows the lives of the March sisters -Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy- and their mum during the Civil War. Their father is away at war and the family face many difficult times, but their sisterly bond helps them get through the highs and lows of teenage life.

The four sisters travel down different paths and soon realise that growing up isn’t as easy as they once thought it would be.

Saoirse Ronan recently gushed about her love for coming-of-age movies, so this will be the perfect fit for her.

She told RTÉ Entertainment about her love of movies similar to The Breakfast Club and Lady Bird.

“I loved things like Rebel Without a Cause and Dirty Dancing. Lots of films that, I suppose, were about a young person figuring out who they were in the world. That seemed to be what I was really drawn to,” Saoirse expressed.

There’s no doubt in our minds that Gerwig’s adaption of Little Women will win the hearts of fans across the globe, especially with such an impressive cast.

We cannot wait to hear more about it!



Heading to the cinema this weekend? Here's what to check out…

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
One of the most charming films of the last decade returns for a sequel with a stellar cast including Dame Judi Dench, Richard Gere, Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith and Dev Patel. Jaipur's Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for the Elderly and Beautiful has become a huge success for owner Sonny (Patel)… but now it’s time for expansion. If you’re looking for a feel-good movie that’ll leave you smiling, look no further.


Will Smith’s last blockbuster venture, After Earth, was an unmerciful flop, but we have to admit his latest project does look promising. Margot Robbie was a virtual unknown when Will cast her as novice con artist Jess, and now she’s stealing hearts all over Hollywood, so it was a good choice! Nicky (Smith) is on top of his came as a master of deception, but his feelings for Jess threaten to throw him off track. Sounds like a winner to us! 

Boy Next Door
Jennifer Lopez is our girl-crush all over again after appearing in THAT stunning dress at the Oscars, so we’ll definitely be heading to see her latest film. Jen plays schoolteacher Claire whose life becomes haunted by a regretful affair with handsome teen Noah (Ryan Guzman). The film is described as an “erotic psychological thriller”… we’re intrigued!




With more stormy weather on the way this weekend, a cosy cinema trip is definitely on the cards!

If you can manage to battle through the snow and wind to make it to your local cinema, you definitely won't be disappointed as there's some great flicks lined up this week with lots of comedy and high action films to keep you entertained.

Here's our pick of the best new releases…

Inherent Vice
Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon star in this crime comedy drama set in a California Beach community during the drug-fuelled Sixties. Detective Doc Sportello (Phoenix) finds himself out of his depth after an ex-girlfriend asks him to weigh in on a new case. Go to see it for Joaquin Phoenix's impressive sideburns if nothing else!


Kingsman: The Secret Service
We can never resist a good Colin Firth movie, especially not one where he stars as a dapper super-spy. Secret agent Harry Hart (Firth) is recruiting for an elite intelligence operation and decides to repay an old debt by taking in young petty criminal Gary Unwin (Taryn Egerton), and trying to change his ways.


Big Hero 6
This Disney 3-D effort is definitely one to bring those nieces and nephews along to! A young robotics genius turns crime-fighter in this brilliantly funny animated action comedy, set in the futuristic hybrid city of San Fransokyo. The star of the show has to be the adorable but slightly dopey robot Baymax. Can we take him home?




You won’t be stuck for choice at the cinema this week! There are some great new flicks to choose from, most notably Gone Girl, the adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s sinister novel. We’ve already booked our tickets!

With everything from horror, to sports to comedy, there’s definitely something for everyone in this week’s line-up.

Here’s a sneak peek…

October 3rd

Gone Girl

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’ll know that the hotly anticipated Gone Girl comes out this week. Rosamund Pike plays small-town girl Amy Dunne, who disappears on the day of her wedding anniversary. The chief suspect? Her stunned husband, Nick (Ben Affleck). The trailers have all looked dark, intense and totally engaging. We can’t wait for this film!


October 3rd

Life After Beth

Expect blood, guts and a few laughs in this dark comedy. Dane de Haan plays Zach, who’s devastated by the death of his girlfriend… until he finds out she’s come back to life. There’s a catch of course – she’s now a flesh-eating zombie. Parks and Recreation star Aubrey Plaza stars as Beth, the blood-thirsty sweetheart in question. A good date movie, if you’re not too squeamish!


October 3rd

Dracula Untold

Filmed in Northern Ireland, this fantasy horror explains the origins of Count Dracula. Think of it as a (sort of) prequel to the 2000 film Dracula, based on Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel. Luke Evans plays Transylvanian prince Vlad Tepes, who is granted mythical powers in order to save his kingdom. However in order to keep the new powers, he must also accept his fate as a vampire with a thirst for human blood. Dominic Cooper and Sarah Gadon also star in this dramatic retelling of a famous tale.


October 3rd

Draft Day

Kevin Costner and Jennifer Garner star in this sports drama about one of the biggest days in the American football year – draft day. Not only has Cleveland team manager Sonny Weaver (Costner) just found out that his secret girlfriend Ali (Garner) is pregnant, but he also has to choose between two big-name players for next season’s team. A fast paced-film with lots of big twists and turns!




There’s a nice mix of drama and comedy in this week’s new releases so whether you’re looking for some light first date entertainment or a hard-hitting political piece, there’s lots to choose from! Here are our top cinema picks for the week ahead…

September 26th 

The Equalizer

This film is a big leap for Chloe Grace Moretz who plays teenage hooker Elina, living in terror of her Russian pimp. Elina is taken under the wing of retired hitman Robert McCall, played by Denzel Washington. Expect lots of shoot-outs and action scenes, but some lighter moments too – Denzel isn’t your typical hero!

September 26th 

This Is Where I Leave You

Comedy bigwigs Tina Fey, Jason Bateman, Rose Byrne, Jane Fonda and Kathryn Hahn all star in this new release so we are more than a little excited. The dysfunctional Altman family meet for their father’s funeral only to discover it was his dying wish that they “sit shiva” for him – a Jewish tradition in which the family spend seven days together in their home to mourn. Expect family drama, slapstick comedy and lots of jokes about Jane Fonda’s fake boobs.

September 26th 

The Good Lie

Reese Witherspoon stars in this hard-hitting drama about six young Sudanese refugees making their way to the USA to begin a new life. The actress plays Carrie Davis, a sharp and sassy resettlement officer who helps the refugees to find work and accommodation in their new home of Kansas City. If you’re hoping for a Hollywood blockbuster though, you won’t find it here – Reese doesn’t appear until around 35 minutes in. The film itself begins in Sudan and Kenya so be prepared for some violent scenes.

September 26th 

What We Did On Our Holiday

Writers Guy Jenkin and Andy Hamilton are best known for creating BBC’s Outnumbered, so expect a similarly hilarious cast of children this time around. Four-year-old Harriet Turnbull is adorably sharp-witted as the youngest family member in this madcap comedy, and she easily outshines parents Rosamund Pike and David Tennant. The plot involves a family road trip to the Scottish Highlands to visit the family’s terminally ill grandfather, played by comedy legend Billy Connolly. This could go either way but we’ll definitely be giving it a watch!

September 26th 

Get On Up

This biopic about the Godfather of Soul, James Brown, will no doubt have you wanting to get up and dance in the aisles. Classics like Night Train, Please Please Please and Try Me all feature, but there are lots of darker moments too – Brown was reportedly a controlling man with a short temper, unlike his public persona. Director Tate Taylor made a big name for himself with civil rights drama The Help, so we’re expecting big things this time around.  




This week brings us lots of films to choose from for our weekly trip to the cinema. In fact, we might have to double up on cinema outings! Check out the latest offerings from the big screen:

September 19th

The Giver 

This one sounds interesting – it focuses on Jonas, a young man living a very plain life in a world of conformity. When he starts spending time with The Giver, however, things get messy. The Giver holds all the memories of the community, and when Jonas discovers the truth about this communities past, Jonas realises he has to escape his world to protect himself and the people he loves most. Exciting!

September 19th

Magic In The Moonlight

This is a romantic comedy (woohoo!) starring Emma Stone (even better!) and Colin Firth (ah sure he’s grand). It’s about a famous illusionist who is actually a rather unpleasant Englishman named Stanley. He goes to visit a family in the French Riviera who have been taken in by a clairvoyant Sophie (Emma Watson). One of the sons of the family wants Stanley to help prove that Sophie is a fraud, but can he do it? We’ll be the first in the queue for this one!

September 19th

A Walk Among The Tombstones

Liam Neeson strikes again. Here, he plays Matt Scudder, a private investigator who is a recovering alcoholic hired by a drug kingpin to find out who kidnapped and murdered his wife. In his attempts to find the criminals, he comes close to becoming a bit of a monster himself. We imagine this is a typical Liam Neeson film, a good watch, but kind of predictable. Still, nothing wrong with a film being predictably good!

September 19th

Wish I Was Here

At last, we get to see the film from Zach Braff that caused such controversy because it was crowd funded. It’s about a struggling actor who is also a father and husband trying to find himself as he home schools his kids as he can’t pay for their private education any more. We’d give anything by Zach Braff a fair chance – Scrubs entertained us for a good many years after all, so we have high hopes for this one!