Kids movies out now and coming soon
Release date: June 16, 2022
Starring: Chris Evans
In a spin-off from the global phenomenon Toy Story, Lightyear focuses on the hero that the ‘Buzz Lightyear’ toy was based on.
In this intergalactic origin story, Space Ranger Buzz Lightyear and his team look to escape their enemies as they look to travel ‘to infinity and beyond’.
Fun fact: Keep an eye and ear out for references to classic sci-fi films, including Star Trek, Star Wars, Alien and Thunderbirds.
Minions: The Rise of Gru (PG)
Release date: June 23, 2022
Starring: Pierre Coffin, Steve Carell
Minions: The Rise of Gru takes us back to the beginning of the Despicable Me universe, where a young Gru is growing up in the 1970s as he aims to makes his way to the top of the villain food chain - with loyal minions once and for all.
As the most successful animated franchise of all time, there are laughs for both kids and adults alike as Gru and his Minions grow to become ‘the world’s most despicable team.’
Fun fact: During promotion, the film had a release of limited-edition products, including action figures, LEGO, video games and even a specialised menu at an American pancake chain.
Indie movies out now
Everything Everywhere All At Once (MA)
Release date: April 14, 2022
Starring: Michelle Yeoh, Stephanie Hsu, Ke Huy Quan, Jamie Lee Curtis
What is the movie about? It’s everything. It’s everywhere. And it’s all at once. Part action, part fantasy and part comedy-drama, you’ll need to concentrate during this one, but it’s worth it - hotdog fingers, giant donuts and all.
Lauded by critics and fans alike, the film centres on Evelyn (Yeoh), a down-on-her-luck woman who is drawn into a battle of the multiverse. Newfound powers allow her to travel through time and explore all the other versions of herself and those around her in these alternate realities. It’s a race against time to save the universe and her family whilst experiencing everything everywhere all at once.
Fun fact: One alternate reality sees Evelyn as a movie star, where real footage of Michelle Yeoh on the red carpet is used in a wink to yet another universe.
The Phantom of the Open (PG)
Release date: July 7, 2022
Starring: Mark Rylance, Sally Hawkins
Based on a true story, Maurice Flitcroft (Rylance) is a crane operator in 1970s Britain. Putting his dreams on hold to raise his family, he decides to enter the 1976 Open of Golf - despite never having played a round.
Uplifting, funny and moving, it’s a fun-loving film about doing your best, having a laugh and giving life your best shot.
Fun fact: One of Flitcroft’s real-life sons appears as an extra who cheers Maurice on at his tournament.
Good Luck to You, Leo Grande (M)
Release date: August 18, 2022
Starring: Emma Thompson, Daryl McCormack
In this feel-good British rom-com, Thompson stars as Nancy Stokes, a widower who has recently retired and is craving human connection and intimacy.
Enter Leo Grande, a young escort who provides her with everything she didn’t know she was missing.
Fun fact: The whole film was filmed in less than three weeks in total.