No Time To Die 
CERT 12a (183 mins)
Starring Daniel Craig, Ana de Armas, Rami Malek, Léa Seydoux, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris
Directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga

After many a pandemic postponement, Daniel Craig finally gets to pick up his Licence To Kill for the fifth and final time. This latest adventure sees everybody’s favourite British secret service agent pitting his now-fiftysomething wits against a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology. 
Actually, in this one, Bond has become everybody’s favourite former British secret service agent, having retired to an idyllic life of peace and tranquility in sun-kissed Jamaica. But what’s a highly trained ex-Double-O operative meant to do but put down his vodka martini (shaken, not stirred) and spring into action when CIA pal Felix Leiter turns up asking for help...
Craig has been a massive hit as Ian Fleming’s famous super-spy, and is surely making the right decision by handing in his Walther PPK at the age of 53. Roger Moore played the role until he was nearly 60, a decision that did neither him nor the Bond legend any favours.

Released Fri 30 September



Annette
CERT 15 (141 mins)
Starring Adam Driver, Marion Cotillard, Simon Helberg, Rila Fukushima, Natalie Mendoza, Ron Mael Directed by Leos Carax

World-famous soprano Anna and controversial comedian Henry fall in love and have a baby girl, who they call Annette. But all is not well for Henry, whose career suddenly hits skid row. While the couple are on a yacht during a storm, a tragic accident leads to Anna falling overboard and losing her life. 

In the aftermath of her death, infant Annette begins to sing in her mother’s voice - and a now financially compromised Henry suddenly sees the chance to make some much-needed moolah... 
The opening movie at Cannes this year, Annette has garnered plenty of positive reviews, with the much-respected Rotten Tomatoes website describing it as ‘a magnificently ludicrous rock opera’.     

Released Fri 3 September


Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings
CERT 12a 
Starring Simu Liu, Awkwafina, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Michelle Yeoh, Tim Roth, Benedict Wong
Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton

For those unfamiliar with Shang-Chi, he’s one of Marvel’s lesser-known superheroes. The character first appeared in comic books in the early 1970s, at the height of the martial-arts craze that saw actor Bruce Lee catapulted to global superstardom.
The film’s storyline sees Shang-Chi encounter the mysterious Ten Rings organisation, the international terrorist group responsible for kidnapping Tony Stark in the first Iron Man movie... 
Marvel is promising a film boasting ‘stunning visuals, mind-blowing action and a relatable story’. They have a pretty good track record at delivering all three of the above, so hopes are high for this latest entry in the company’s Cinematic Universe. 


Released Fri 3 September 


Here Today
CERT 12 (93 mins)
Starring Billy Crystal, Tiffany Haddish, Dierdre Friel, Alex Brightman, Matthew Broussand
Directed by Billy Crystal

Billy Crystal’s first outing as a director in 20 years sees him wisecracking his way through a sometimes-poignant story about the benefits of living in the moment and savouring meaningful relationships. 
Crystal’s Charlie Burnz, an aging comedy writer, is in the early stages of dementia when he meets aspiring singer Emma Payge (Haddish) and embarks on a platonic and life-affirming friendship...
There’s plenty to enjoy here - not least the performance of the always-watchable Crystal - but ultimately the film fails to decide which particular chords it’s mainly hoping to strike with its audience. 

Released Fri 3 September


Respect
CERT tbc (145 mins)
Starring Jennifer Hudson, Forest Whitaker, Audra McDonald, Saycon Sengbloh, Hailey Kilgore
Directed by Liesl Tommy

This two hour-plus memorial to Aretha Franklin, who died three years ago, finds Jennifer Hudson showing all due respect to the legendary Queen of Soul. 
The performance of Academy Award-winning Hudson - whom Franklin handpicked to portray her in the biopic - is the most impressive aspect of a movie that tries hard to give a real sense of Aretha, both on-stage and off. 
Plenty of key elements of Franklin’s life receive coverage, including her involvement in the civil rights movement and her friendship with Martin Luther King Jr. Unfortunately, though, the film never really settles anywhere for long enough to gain the kind of traction achieved by other music-legend biopics like Bohemian Rhapsody and Judy. 

Released Fri 10 September


Copshop
CERT 12a
Starring Frank Grillo, Gerard Butler, Toby Huss, Ryan O’Nan, Tait Fletcher, Alexis Louder  
Directed by Joe Carnahan


Fans of action movies will surely be salivating at the prospect of Joe Carnaham directing Frank Grillo and Gerard Butler in what promises to be a no-holds-barred explosion of violence and mayhem. Finding himself on the hit list of hired gun Bob Viddick, wily con artist Teddy Murretto hatches a plan to save his sorry ass - by getting himself arrested. 
Problem is, Viddick is an assassin who’s committed to leaving no hit unmurdered, meaning that he soon comes up with a plan of his own. When a competing assassin arrives on the scene, the stage is suddenly set for some serious carnage...  


Released Fri 10 September


Malignant
CERT 18 (111 mins)
Starring Annabelle Wallis, Maddie Hasson, George Young, Michole Briana White, Jacqueline McKenzie
Directed by James Wan


Madison Mitchell (Wallis) is having visions of brutal murders - killings which, she comes to realise, are actually taking place in real life... 
Categorised as a ‘horror thriller’ movie, Malignant has got plenty going for it, including the man in the director’s chair: James Wan. Wan is a past master at films in this genre, having co-created the Saw and Insidious franchises and realised The Conjuring Universe. Expect spinetingling scenes and mindbending moments aplenty.


Released Fri 10 September


Herself
CERT 15 (97 mins)
Starring Clare Dunne, Molly McCann, Ruby Rose O’Hara, Ian Loyd Anderson, Harriet Walter, Cathy Belton
Directed by Phyllida Lloyd


This Dublin-set movie follows the story of a battered wife who, escaping the tyranny of her abusive husband, ends up building a house for herself and her two daughters...
A standout film at last year’s Sundance Festival, Herself is helmed by Phyllida Lloyd, who made her big-screen directorial debut with the altogether frothier Mamma Mia!. Since that pop-cornball film-career opener, Lloyd has ably demonstrated that she’s equally at home with far more serious material. She looks set to garner plenty of accolades for this latest addition to her increasingly impressive CV.    


Released Fri 10 September


Cinderella
CERT PG (113 mins)
Starring Camila Cabello, Billy Porter, Idina Menzel, Nicholas Galitzine, Pierce Brosnan, Minnie Driver 
Directed by Kay Cannon


With its comical Ugly Sisters, matchmaking fairy godmother, drop-dead-gorgeous Prince Charming and fits-one-foot-only glass slipper, Cinderella can justifiably lay claim to being the most popular of all fairytales - so this live-action version of the truly terrific tale should have no trouble whatsoever finding its audience. 
With Camila Cabello in the titular role and old hands Pierce Brosnan and Minnie Driver bringing a wealth of movie-making experience to proceedings, Prime Video may well be on to a real winner here - particularly with Billy Porter starring as a genderless fairy godmother. “Magic has no gender,” says Porter. “This is a classic fairytale for a new generation, and I think that the new generation is really ready for it.”


Released Fri 3 September


Gunpowder Milkshake 
CERT 15 (114 mins)
Starring Karen Gillan, Lena Headey, Carla Gugino, Michelle Yeoh, Joanna Bobin, Freya Allan
Directed by Navot Papushado


An assassin (Gillan) goes rogue in order to save the life of eight-year-old Emily, whose father, unbeknown to the youngster, has been killed by the very assassin who’s now trying to keep her safe... Navot Papushado goes for style over substance in this colourful over-the-top actioner that puts its female characters very much front and centre. If you avoid the mistake of expecting too much from the movie, there’s every chance you might actually find something to enjoy about it.


Released Fri 17 September 


The Many Saints Of Newark
CERT tbc
Starring Alessanadro Nivola, Leslie Odom Jr, Jon Bernthal, Vera Farmiga, Michael Gandolfini
Directed by Alan Taylor


The 1967 race riots in Newark, New Jersey, provide the backdrop to this eagerly anticipated movie, a cinematic prequel to hit gangster television series The Sopranos. 
Twenty-two-year-old Michael Gandolfini steps into the formidable shoes of his late father, James, to play a young version of future mob boss Tony Soprano. Michael hadn’t seen even so much as a single episode of The Sopranos before he became involved in the Many Saints Of Newark project. To prepare for the challenge of playing the character his dad made famous, he ended up watching all six seasons of the show in as many weeks, as well as listening to hours of his father’s monologues. The film’s support cast includes Goodfellas’ star Ray Liotta. 


Released Fri 24 September