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New films and DVDs for November 2018

Written by · Published Nov 5, 2018

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, Incredibles 2, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

“Amanda Seyfried stars in this musical sequel directed by Ol Parker.

“Following on from the events of Mamma Mia!, Sophie Sheridan (Seyfried) is running her mother Donna (Meryl Streep)’s villa on the Greek island of Kalokairi and is expecting her first baby with Sky (Dominic Cooper). Wondering what her life will be like raising a child, Sophie learns more about her mother’s past and her experiences as a single mother.

“The cast also includes Pierce Brosnan, Julie Walters and Colin Firth.”

Incredibles 2

“Brad Bird writes and directs this animated adventure sequel featuring the voice talents of Holly Hunter, Craig T. Nelson and Samuel L. Jackson.

“When his wife Helen (Hunter) is given a new job fighting crime in her guise as Elastigirl, Bob Parr (Nelson) is left at home to take care of the kids. Struggling to maintain order after discovering his youngest son has developed extremely potent superpowers, Bob is once again called on to take on his role as Mr. Incredible and join forces with Helen and best friend Frozone (Jackson) when a mysterious new supervillain begins causing havoc in the city.”

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

“J.A. Bayona directs this fifth instalment of the blockbuster dinosaur series.

“With the Jurassic World theme park now lying in ruin, the dinosaurs of Isla Nublar have been left to roam freely round the island for the last four years. However, with a massive volcanic eruption threatening their existence, former park operations manager Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard) recruits ex-dinosaur trainer Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) and heads back to the island in a bid to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from the impending disaster. With time running out, the pair soon find their plans complicated further when they uncover a conspiracy which could put the future of the world at risk.”

Sherlock Gnomes

“Animated comedy adventure featuring the voice talents of Emily Blunt, Johnny Depp and James McAvoy.

“When a number of garden gnomes suddenly disappear, Gnomeo and Juliet (McAvoy and Blunt) recruit detective Sherlock Gnomes (Depp) and his sidekick Gnome Watson (Chiwetel Ejiofor) to help solve the mystery. Setting out on an epic adventure, the courageous gnomes must go to extreme lengths to find their friends and bring them home safely.

“The cast also includes Michael Caine, Stephen Merchant and Mary J. Blige.”

Skyscraper

“Dwayne Johnson stars in this US action thriller written and directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber.

“The film follows Will Sawyer (Johnson), a former FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader and amputee now employed to assess the safety and security of skyscrapers. Will is sent to Hong Kong to give his assessment on the world’s tallest structure, known as The Pearl, and brings his family, who are also allowed to stay in the building while he is there.

“However, when the building is suddenly assailed by terrorists and he is framed for the attack, Will is forced to go to extreme lengths to try and save his family and clear his name.”

Tag

“Ed Helms, Jeremy Renner, Jon Hamm, Jake Johnson and Hannibal Buress star in this US comedy about a group of old school friends who reunite for an elaborate game of tag.

“Every May Hoagie (Helms), Jerry (Renner), Bob (Hamm), Chili (Johnson) and Kevin (Buress) get together to continue their game of tag that’s being going on for 30 years. Growing up and moving away from their childhood homes hasn’t stopped the five friends from reuniting every year, no matter where their lives take them and when they find out Jerry, who has never been tagged, is getting married, the rest of the group prepares to finally tag him before he retires from the game.

“The cast also includes Annabelle Wallis, Isla Fisher, Rashida Jones and Leslie Bibb.”

Brandon King

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