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New films and DVDs for April 2018

Written by · Published Apr 5, 2018

Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Ferdinand, Pitch Perfect

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

“Set immediately after the events of Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), the film follows Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher), Rey (Daisy Ridley), Finn (John Boyega), Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) and Jedi Master Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) as they continue their fight against First Order Supreme Leader Snoke (Andy Serkis) and his forces of darkness.”

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

“When four teenagers - Spencer (Alex Wolff), Anthony ‘Fridge’ Johnson (Ser’Darius Blain), Bethany (Madison Iseman) and Martha (Morgan Turner) - suffer the punishments of detention by cleaning out their school’s basement, they discover a vintage video game called ‘Jumanji’.

“As they select their avatars to play the game, they get sucked into the screen and find themselves living the jungle game as Dr. Smolder Bravestone (Dwayne Johnson), Franklin ‘Moose’ Finbar (Kevin Hart), Professor Shelly Oberon (Jack Black) and Ruby Roundhouse (Karen Gillan). As they get further into the jungle they learn that their only way home is to finish the game, and to finish the game they must survive everything the jungle throws at them.”

Pitch Perfect 3

“Now graduated from college and out in the real world where it takes more than a cappella to get by, the Bellas return in Pitch Perfect 3, the next chapter in the beloved series.

“After the highs of winning the World Championships, the Bellas find themselves split apart and discovering there aren’t job prospects for making music with your mouth. But when they get the chance to reunite for an overseas USO tour, this group of awesome nerds will come together to make some music, and some questionable decisions, one last time.”

Ferdinand

“American animation in which a gentle, friendly pet bull named Ferdinand (voice of John Cena) is torn from his family home and taken to an arena to be trained as a matador-fighting spectacle.

“Ferdinand struggles to adapt to his new home and feels out of his depth when he is encouraged to be violent for the purposes of entertainment. To escape his situation and return to his human family, he enlists the help of some animal friends to embark on an exciting adventure.”

The Disaster Artist

This hasn’t arrived in our catalogue yet, but it’s coming soon!

After meeting in an acting class Sestero (Dave Franco) befriends wannabe actor Tommy Wiseau (James Franco) and the pair move to Los Angeles in the hope of getting their big break.

“But when Hollywood refuses to grant them work, Wiseau decides to make his own movie. The film follows the troubled making of Wiseau’s debut feature - The Room and its unexpected success which garnered it cult status as an accidental comedy and made a star of its creator.

Hostiles

“Christian Bale and Wes Studi star in this Western co-written and directed by Scott Cooper. The film follows Joseph J. Blocker (Bale), a renowned army captain escorting Cheyenne chief Yellow Hawk (Studi) back home through hostile territory.

“Setting out from the deserts of Arizona, Blocker and his small band of soldiers pick up the traumatised Rosalie Quaid (Rosamund Pike) and dangerous convict Philip Wills (Ben Foster) along the way as they attempt to reunite the ageing chief with his family in Montana. The cast also includes Q’orianka Kilcher, Rory Cochrane and Peter Mullan.”

Brandon King

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