THIS WEEK’S FILM RELEASES (25TH SEPTEMBER – 1ST OCTOBER 2023)

There’s plenty to chew on this week at the movies, whether it’s a powerful new sci-fi epic, the final film by one of Britain’s most respected filmmakers, a charming musical drama, new shorts by respected auteurs or the return of a certified horror classic…

Movie of the Week

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MOVIE OF THE WEEK

The Creator (2023, dir. Gareth Edwards)

CAST: John David Washington, Gemma Chan, Ken Watanabe, Sturgill Simpson, Madeleine Yuna Voyles, Allison Janney, Ralph Ineson, Marc Menchaca, Veronica Ngo

CREW: Gareth Edwards (director, writer, producer), Chris Weitz (writer), Kiri Hart, Arnon Milchan, Galileo Mondol, Ace Salvador and Jim Spencer (producers), Hans Zimmer (composer), Greig Fraser and Oren Soffer (cinematographers), Hank Corwin, Scott Morris and Joe Walker (editors)

PLOT: In the future, humanity is at war with artificial intelligence. Joshua (Washington), a hardened ex-special forces agent, is tasked with hunting down and killing the Creator, the mysterious force behind the advanced AI who is said to have developed a weapon that could wipe out mankind itself. He ventures deep into AI-occupied territory to destroy the weapon, only to find that it is an AI in the form of a young child…

FIVE REASONS TO BE EXCITED:

  1. Gareth Edwards is back with an original sci-fi epic that is astounding in both its scope and its emotional weight
  2. John David Washington leads with a firmly committed performance that sees him grappling with the future of mankind and the safety of his unexpected young ward
  3. The rise of artificial intelligence in our everyday lives and within the news cycle makes this feel especially timely, perhaps even more so than previous AI-themed features like The Terminator and Steven Spielberg’s A.I. Artificial Intelligence
  4. You can expect some astonishing visual effects that have brought to life some of the incredible sets and character designs
  5. It’s the kind of original blockbuster that seems to be such a rarity nowadays, and it deserves an audience if only to inspire Hollywood to make more non-IP movies like it

The Creator is showing in cinemas from Thursday 28th September 2023


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Saw X (2023, dir. Kevin Greutert)

CAST: Tobin Bell, Shawnee Smith, Synnøve Macody Lund, Steven Brand, Michael Beach, Renata Vaca, Paulette Hernandez, Joshua Okamoto, Octavio Hinojosa

CREW: Kevin Greutert (director, editor), Pete Goldfinger and Josh Stolberg (writers), Mark Burg and Oren Koules (producers), Nick Matthews (cinematographer)

PLOT: In a desperate attempt to cure his cancer, John Kramer (Bell) travels to Mexico for an experimental medical procedure, only to discover that it is a scam designed to defraud vulnerable patients. He swiftly rounds up the con artists and forces them to play his deadly games as the Jigsaw Killer…

FIVE REASONS TO BE EXCITED:

  1. The popular horror franchise goes back to basics for its tenth entry, which sees series star Tobin Bell back at work as the Jigsaw Killer
  2. In case you’re confused about where it fits on the series’ non-liner timeline, it is said to take place between the first and second Saw films
  3. It is directed by Kevin Greutert, who edited the first five films (and the eighth, Jigsaw) and also directed the sixth and seventh ones
  4. James Wan, who directed the original movie back in 2004, is on board as an executive producer
  5. Expect plenty of creative and gory new traps that the Jigsaw Killer’s latest victims have to work their way through – and you’d better believe that not all of them are going to make it out alive!

Saw X is showing in cinemas from Friday 29th September 2023

The Old Oak (2023, dir. Ken Loach)

CAST: Dave Turner, Ebla Mari, Claire Rodgerson, Trevor Fox, Chris McGlade, Col Tait, Jordan Louis, Chrissie Robinson, Chris Gotts, Jen Patterson, Arthur Oxley, Joe Armstrong, Andy Dawson, Maxie Peters, Debbie Honeywood, Neil Leiper

CREW: Ken Loach (director), Paul Laverty (writer), Rebecca O’Brien (producer), George Fenton (composer), Robbie Ryan (cinematographer), Jonathan Morris (editor)

PLOT: In a former mining community in North-East England, TJ Bannatyne (Turner) is the landlord of The Old Oak, a pub that is one of the village’s last remaining social spots. As tensions begin to rise after a group of Syrian refugees are placed in the village, Bannatyne forms a close friendship with Yara (Mari) and begins to promote their two communities…

FIVE REASONS TO BE EXCITED:

  1. Ken Loach, the legendary filmmaker whose career has spanned more than sixty years, presents his final film at the age of 87
  2. His screenwriter is once again Paul Laverty, who has written a number of films for the director, including his BAFTA-winning drama I, Daniel Blake
  3. Known for his left-wing political views and fierce attacks on austerity, Loach aims once again at imbalanced systems put in place by the current government, including its controversial stance on immigration
  4. The central relationship between a publican and a Syrian refugee fuels it with heart that makes the underlying issues sting even more
  5. It encapsulates all of Loach’s strengths and filmmaking styles that he has become known for, making this a perfect send-off for one of Britain’s most important filmmakers

The Old Oak is showing in cinemas from Friday 29th September 2023

Surprised by Oxford (2023, dir. Ryan Whitaker)

CAST: Rose Reid, Ruairi O’Connor, Phyllis Logan, Simon Callow, Mark Williams, Lourdes Faberes, Ed Stoppard, Nicholas Aaron, Michael Culkin, Jordan Alexandra, Tyler Merritt, Emma Naomi, Dean Shortland, George Jacques, Karen Lewis-Attenborough, Aaron Fullan, Emily Dunlop, Louis Landau, Nila Aalia, Olisa Odele, Katie Bellwood, Candace Kirkpatrick

CREW: Ryan Whitaker (director, writer), Ken Carpenter and Jen Lewis (producers), Nick Box (composer), Edd Lukas (cinematographer), Zach Prichard (editor)

PLOT: Caro Drake (Reid), a headstrong but emotionally closed-off young American, lands a scholarship to study her doctorate at the University of Oxford. She travels to the city with the singular focus of obtaining her PhD, but after she strikes up a friendship with the charming Kent (O’Connor), she begins to open up to the possibilities of love…

FIVE REASONS TO BE EXCITED:

  1. The award-winning memoir by Carolyn Drake is adapted into a pleasant and charming romantic drama
  2. It boasts strong talent within the cast, including leads Rose Reid and Ruairi O’Connor, and British thespians such as Simon Callow and Phyllis Logan
  3. The real star, however, is the beautiful city of Oxford, which serves as the film’s illustrious and culturally rich backdrop (though maybe I’m biased, because I studied and lived there!)
  4. Screenings of the film will be accompanied by an exclusive conversation between Carolyn Drake and fellow author Annie F. Downs, which details the book’s significance and its journey to the big screen
  5. You’ll be whisked away by the sweeping romance, and by the gorgeous city that is Oxford (though, again, I’m probably biased!)

Surprised by Oxford is showing in cinemas from Wednesday 27th September 2023

Where the Wind Blows (2023, dir. Philip Yung)

CAST: Aaron Kwok, Tony Leung Chiu-wai, Du Juan, Michael Hui, Jessie Li, Patrick Tam, Michael Chow, Jeana Ho, Elaine Jin, Ron Ng, Louis Cheung, Maggie Cheung Ho-yee, Tse Kwan-ho, Cheung Siu-fai, Stephen Ho, Tai Po, Eddie Chan, Deno Cheung, Wan Yeung-ming, Dennis Chan, Ben Yuen, Lawrence Ko, Belinda Yan, Rose Chan

CREW: Philip Yung (director, writer), Lam Wai-tung, Fei Sun and Oliver Yip (writers), Julia Chu and David Hu (producers), Chin Ting-chang (cinematographer), Matthieu Laclau, J. Him Lee and Zhao Zhang (editors)

PLOT: In 1960s Hong Kong, Lui Lok (Kwok) and Nam Kong (Chiu-wai) are police detectives who set out to make a name for themselves by controlling organised crime, only to end up at odds with criminal gangs, the anti-corruption taskforce, and eventually each other…

FIVE REASONS TO BE EXCITED:

  1. This historical crime epic from Hong Kong is a captivating tale of corruption and power that translates the world over
  2. The legendary actor Tony Leung Chiu-wai, who’s become internationally renowned for everything from In the Mood for Love to Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, stars in a typically charismatic lead role
  3. It explores life in the city when it was still very much under British rule, and how difficult it was to abide by the standards within the then-colony
  4. There are some incredibly tense sequences that are boosted by the performances and by Philip Yung’s tightly-wound filmmaking
  5. Anyone who enjoys watching the numerous artistic pleasures of Asian cinema will find plenty to wrap themselves up with here

Where the Wind Blows is showing in cinemas from Friday 29th September 2023

Strange Way of Life (2023, dir. Pedro Almodóvar)

CAST: Ethan Hawke, Pedro Pascal, José Condessa, Jason Fernández, Sara Sálamo, Erenice Lohan, Pedro Casablanc, George Steane, Manu Ríos, Oihana Cueto, Daniela Medina

CREW: Pedro Almodóvar (director, writer), Agustín Almodóvar and Esther García (producers), Alberto Iglesias (composer), José Luis Alcaine (cinematographer), Teresa Font (editor)

PLOT: In the old West, rancher Silva (Pascal) rides out to reunite with his old friend Jake (Hawke), who’s now a Sheriff, after they worked together as hired gunmen twenty-five years earlier. After arriving, Jake soon breaks it to Silva that the reason for their reunion isn’t to simply revisit their friendship…

FIVE REASONS TO BE EXCITED:

  1. Spanish auteur Pedro Almodóvar presents his latest short film for general audiences (that’s right – this is the FIRST-EVER short film that’s been spotlighted as a preview on this website!)
  2. It is Almodóvar’s sophomore English-language effort, following the success of his 2020 short The Human Voice
  3. Ethan Hawke and Pedro Pascal turn in strong performances as gunslingers with an unorthodox attraction to one another
  4. Almodóvar’s flamboyant filmmaking style lends itself perfectly to the Western genre
  5. Plenty of emotion and passionate romance is packed in to its half-hour running time

Strange Way of Life is showing in cinemas from Monday 25th September 2023


WHAT’S SHOWING AT

HOME THIS WEEK?

Reptile (2023, dir. Grant Singer)

CAST: Benicio del Toro, Justin Timberlake, Alicia Silverstone, Michael Pitt, Ato Essandoh, Domenick Lombardozzi, Karl Glusman, Matilda Lutz, Mike Pniewski, Thad Luckinbill, Sky Ferreira, Owen Teague, Frances Fisher, Eric Bogosian, Catherine Dyer, James Devoti, Michael Beasley

CREW: Grant Singer (director, writer), Benjamin Brewer and Benicio del Toro (writers), Thad Luckinbill, Trent Luckinbill and Molly Smith (producers), Yair Elazar Glotman (composer), Michael Gioulakis (cinematographer), Kevin Hickman (editor)

PLOT: Tom Nichols (del Toro), a hardened New England detective, investigates the mysterious murder of a young real estate agent, where the persons of interest include the victim’s boyfriend Will Grady (Timberlake), her ex-husband Sam Gifford (Glusman), and the seemingly unhinged Eli Phillips (Pitt). As he dives deeper into the case, Nichols discovers that nothing is as it seems, to where the illusions of his own life begin to shatter…

FIVE REASONS TO BE EXCITED:

  1. Oscar-winner Benicio del Toro stars and even co-writes this suspenseful and unpredictable detective thriller
  2. Justin Timberlake, Alicia Silverstone and Matilda Lutz are also among the impressive ensemble cast
  3. It is the directorial debut of Grant Singer, who has directed several musical videos for artists such as The Weeknd, Ariana Grande, and Sky Ferreria (who also has a small role in this film)
  4. The gritty and bleak cinematography suggests a dark undertone that is hiding in plain sight at all times
  5. Lovers of crime fiction will find themselves compelled by the twists and turns that are unveiled here

Reptile is streaming exclusively on Netflix from Friday 29th September 2023

Flora and Son (2023, dir. John Carney)

CAST: Eve Hewson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Orén Kinlan, Jack Reynor, Sophie Vavasseur, Kelly Thornton

CREW: John Carney (director, writer, producer), Anthony Bregman, Peter Cron, Rebecca O’Flanagan and Robert Walpole (producers), Gary Clark (composer), John Conroy (cinematographer), Stephen O’Connell (editor)

PLOT: Flora (Hewson) is a single mother living in Dublin whose teenage son Max (Kinlan) is constantly in trouble with the law. Encouraged to find her son a hobby, she rescues an old guitar from a skip, and enlists Los Angeles-based online guitar teacher Jeff (Gordon-Levitt) to help Max pour his feelings into music…

FIVE REASONS TO BE EXCITED:

  1. John Carney, the filmmaker behind uplifting crowd-pleasers like Once and Sing Street, brings his down-to-earth energy for a brand-new story of musical discovery
  2. Leads Eve Hewson and Joseph Gordon-Levitt bring charm and charisma to their roles, even though they’re literally continents apart
  3. The film features a handful of original songs by Carney and musician Gary Clark, who also worked with the director on the soundtrack for Sing Street
  4. Shortly after its rapturous debut at the Sundance Film Festival, Apple TV+ purchased distribution rights for $20 million, making it one of the biggest acquisitions of this year’s festival
  5. As with Carney’s previous features, it’s an endlessly optimistic piece of filmmaking with toe-tapping songs and an irresistible sense of goodness

Flora and Son is streaming exclusively on Apple TV+ from Friday 29th September 2023

The Retirement Plan (2023, dir. Tim Brown)

CAST: Nicolas Cage, Ron Perlman, Ashley Greene, Jackie Earle Haley, Joel David Moore, Ernie Hudson, Grace Byers, Rick Fox, Lynn Whitfield, Dax Ravina, Thalia Campbell

CREW: Tim Brown (director, writer), Doug Murray, William G. Santor and Nicholas Tabarrok (producers), Roger Suen (composer), Mark Irwin (cinematographer), Robert Brakey and Kurt Nishimura (editors)

PLOT: After getting caught up in a criminal conspiracy that puts her and her young daughter Sarah (Campbell) in danger, Ashley (Greene) is forced to turn to her estranged father Matt (Cage), a retired beach bum living in the Cayman Islands, for help. After they are tracked down by crime boss Donnie (Haley) and his second-in-command Bobo (Perlman), Ashley learns that her father has a secret past that she knew nothing about, and that he is now the only person who can save her…

FIVE REASONS TO BE EXCITED:

  1. Nicolas Cage does what he does best in the central role of this hilarious new crime action-comedy
  2. He leads a strong ensemble featuring character actors Ron Perlman, Jackie Earle Haley, and former Ghostbuster Ernie Hudson, as well as Twilight alumni Ashley Greene
  3. Filmmaker Tim Brown brings a profound sense of humour to his action-packed caper, as well as some sunshine with its setting of the Cayman Islands
  4. There’s also a hint of sweetness as Cage’s aloof hero bonds with his on-screen daughter and granddaughter
  5. If nothing else, it’s another plentiful excuse to watch Nicolas Cage go full Nicolas Cage for the second time this month (after Sympathy for the Devil)

The Retirement Plan is available to rent/buy on digital platforms from Friday 29th September 2023

Fear the Night (2023, dir. Neil LaBute)

CAST: Maggie Q, Kat Foster, Travis Hammer, Gia Crovatin, James Carpinello, Highdee Kuan, Ito Aghayere

CREW: Neil LaBute (director, writer), Eric Brenner, Larry Greenberg, Lucas Jarach, Barry Meyerowitz and Jeff Sackman (producers), Rogier Stoffers (cinematographer), Vincent F. Welch (editor)

PLOT: Tess (Q), an Iraqi war veteran, reluctantly attends the bachelorette party of her sister Rose (Kuan) at their remote family farm. However, when a group of home invaders show up and kill anyone in sight, Tess must utilise her skills to subdue the attackers and find out why they are there in the first place…

FIVE REASONS TO BE EXCITED:

  1. Filmmaker Neil LaBute, best known for In the Company of Men and the notorious Wicker Man remake with Nicolas Cage, presents a good old-fashioned home invasion thriller with a sadistic edge
  2. Maggie Q plays the last person you’d ever want to intrude upon, as she unleashes utter hell onto her masked adversaries
  3. There are some unexpectedly gory kills, some of which make you seriously want the bad guys to get what’s coming to them even more
  4. Nobody (even Maggie Q) is safe from the violent wrath, making it unpredictable as to who may or may not survive
  5. It’s a tense, action-packed thriller that does everything you’d expect in a satisfying manner

Fear the Night is available to rent/buy on digital platforms from Monday 25th September 2023

WES ANDERSON’S ROALD DAHL SHORTS

This week, Wes Anderson dives into the world of Roald Dahl yet again – following his celebrated stop-motion take on the author’s Fantastic Mr. Fox – with four brand-new shorts, adapted from some of Dahl’s lesser-known short stories. It therefore only makes sense to combine all four of Anderson’s shorts into one accessible collection, giving each one of them the spotlight that they deserve…

FIVE REASONS TO BE EXCITED FOR ALL FOUR SHORTS:

  1. Wes Anderson leans into his signature aesthetic to bring the lesser-known corner of Roald Dahl’s world to life
  2. A starry ensemble cast including Benedict Cumberbatch, Ralph Fiennes, Dev Patel and Oscar-winner Ben Kingsley play multiple roles across all four shorts
  3. While few of these stories are as accessible to younger audiences as some of Dahl’s more famous works, there is enough whimsy and imagination to enchant his older fans
  4. Between this and Pedro Almodóvar’s Strange Way of Life, it’s quite the week for high-profile short films
  5. After his feature Asteroid City made waves earlier this year, this is a glorious second, third, fourth and fifth helping of Wes Anderson goodness for fans of his unique style

AND NOW, A BIT OF INFO ON EACH SHORT:

The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar (2023, dir. Wes Anderson)

CAST: Benedict Cumberbatch, Ralph Fiennes, Dev Patel, Ben Kingsley, Rupert Friend, Richard Ayoade

CREW: Wes Anderson (director, writer), Jeremy Dawson and Steven Rales (producers), Alexandre Desplat (composer), Robert D. Yeoman (cinematographer), Barney Pilling and Andrew Weisblum (editors)

PLOT: Henry Sugar (Cumberbatch), a wealthy man, learns of a guru who has developed the ability to see without using his eyes, and seeks to master this skill in order to cheat at gambling…

The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar is streaming exclusively on Netflix from Wednesday 27th September 2023

The Swan (2023, dir. Wes Anderson)

CAST: Rupert Friend, Ralph Fiennes, Asa Jennings

CREW: Wes Anderson (director, writer), Jeremy Dawson and Steven Rales (producers), Alexandre Desplat (composer), Robert D. Yeoman (cinematographer), Barney Pilling and Andrew Weisblum (editors)

PLOT: Peter Watson (Jennings), a meek young boy, is ruthlessly pursued by some idiotic bullies…

The Swan is streaming exclusively on Netflix from Thursday 28th September 2023

The Ratcatcher (2023, dir. Wes Anderson)

CAST: Richard Ayoade, Ralph Fiennes, Rupert Friend

CREW: Wes Anderson (director, writer), Jeremy Dawson and Steven Rales (producers), Alexandre Desplat (composer), Robert D. Yeoman (cinematographer), Barney Pilling and Andrew Weisblum (editors)

PLOT: A sinister rodent exterminator (Fiennes) displays an unusual method for capturing and killing rats…

The Ratcatcher is streaming exclusively on Netflix from Friday 29th September 2023

Poison (2023, dir. Wes Anderson)

CAST: Dev Patel, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley

CREW: Wes Anderson (director, writer), Jeremy Dawson and Steven Rales (producers), Alexandre Desplat (composer), Robert D. Yeoman (cinematographer), Barney Pilling and Andrew Weisblum (editors)

PLOT: In India, Woods (Patel) is shocked to find a poisonous snake asleep in the bed of his friend Harry (Cumberbatch)…

Poison is streaming exclusively on Netflix from Saturday 30th September 2023


WHAT’S RETURNING TO

CINEMAS THIS WEEK?

The Exorcist (1973, dir. William Friedkin)

CAST: Ellen Burstyn, Jason Miller, Linda Blair, Max von Sydow, Lee J. Cobb, Kitty Winn, Jack MacGowran, William O’Malley, Barton Heyman, Peter Masterson, Rudolf Schündler, Gina Petrushka, Robert Symonds, Arthur Storch, Thomas Bermingham, Vasiliki Maliaros, Titos Vandis, John Mahon, Wallace Rooney, Ron Faber, Donna Mitchell, Dick Callinan, Roy Cooper, Robert Gerringer, Mercedes McCambridge

CREW: William Friedkin (director), William Peter Blatty (writer, producer), Owen Roizman (cinematographer), Norman Gay and Evan Lottman (editors)

PLOT: When young Regan (Blair) is possessed by a powerful demon, her mother Chris MacNeil (Burstyn) calls upon two priests, Father Karris (Miller) and Father Merrin (von Sydow), to perform an exorcism that tests their faith and their strength…

FIVE REASONS TO BE EXCITED:

  1. One of the most popular and influential horror movies ever made marks its 50th anniversary with a glorious return to cinemas
  2. Author William Peter Blatty adapted his own novel of the same name, under the direction of the legendary William Friedkin, who sadly passed away last month
  3. The film quickly became a cultural phenomenon, smashing box office records for the time, scaring audiences senseless, and even becoming the first horror film to be nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars
  4. It spawned several sequels of far lesser quality, including John Boorman’s much-derided follow-up Exorcist II: The Heretic, all of which are due to be ignored by the upcoming direct sequel The Exorcist: Believer
  5. Today, it is regarded as a classic of not just horror cinema, but cinema in general, with it being the favourite film of several critics like Mark Kermode, and numerous other audience members

The Exorcist is showing in cinemas from Friday 29th September 2023

Hocus Pocus (1993, dir. Kenny Ortega)

CAST: Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy, Omri Katz, Thora Birch, Vinessa Shaw, Amanda Shepherd, Larry Bagby, Tobias Jelinek, Stephanie Faracy, Charles Rocket, Doug Jones, Sean Murray, Jason Marsden, Steve Voboril, Norbert Weisser, Kathleen Freeman, Joe Malone, Garry Marshall, Penny Marshall

CREW: Kenny Ortega (director), Neil Cuthbert and Mick Garris (writers), Steven Haft and David Kirschner (producers), John Debney (composer), Hiro Narita (cinematographer), Peter E. Berger (editor)

PLOT: After moving to the town of Salem, Massachusetts, teenager Max (Katz) inadvertently resurrects the Sanderson sisters – Winifred (Midler), Sarah (Parker) and Mary (Najimy) – a trio of witches who had been executed during the 17th century, and now set their sights on causing havoc in town, unless Max, his younger sister Dani (Birch), his new friend Allison (Shaw), and a talking cat named Thackery Binx (Marsden) can stop them…

FIVE REASONS TO BE EXCITED:

  • Disney’s cult classic horror-comedy makes a spellbinding return to cinemas for its 30th anniversary
  • The central trio of comedic performances by Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy remain as hilarious and campy as ever
  • Although not a critical or box office success upon its release, annual TV showings helped the film find its audience, and it is now celebrated as a Halloween tradition
  • Since achieving cult status, the film has gone on to inspire two separate sequels (one in novelisation form, and the other as last year’s Disney+ original film), a Disneyland theme park attraction, and even a LEGO set!
  • As we approach this year’s spooky Halloween festivities, now is the perfect opportunity to catch this seasonal classic on the big screen

Hocus Pocus is showing in cinemas from Friday 29th September 2023

Toy Story (1995, dir. John Lasseter)

CAST: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles, Jim Varney, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Annie Potts, John Morris, Erik von Detten, Laurie Metcalf, R. Lee Ermey, Sarah Freeman, Penn Jillette, Mickie McGowan

CREW: John Lasseter (director), Joel Cohen, Alec Sokolow, Andrew Stanton and Joss Whedon (writers), Bonnie Arnold and Ralph Guggenheim (producers), Randy Newman (composer), Robert Gordon and Lee Unkrich (editors)

PLOT: Young Andy (Morris) loves playing with his toys, including his favourite cowboy doll Woody (Hanks), but when he’s not around the toys come to life and live plentiful lives under Woody’s careful watch. However, when Andy receives the popular new toy Buzz Lightyear (Allen) for his birthday and quickly becomes his new favourite, Woody feels threatened and resolves to get rid of Buzz, only for the two of them to wind up on a dangerous journey together…

FIVE REASONS TO BE EXCITED:

  1. Disney continues to mark its 100th anniversary with the re-release of Pixar’s iconic first feature
  2. The film made animation history by being the first fully CG feature, following a number of successful and Oscar-winning shorts produced in-house by Pixar
  3. Viewers immediately fell in love with characters like Woody, Buzz, Mr. Potato Head etc, as well as the imaginative concept of toys coming to life
  4. It became such a smash hit with critics and audiences that it not only revolutionised the animation industry, but it kick-started Pixar’s dominance of the field (which also included three sequels to this)
  5. This is a film that is adventurous, funny, and warm-hearted enough to make anyone feel like a kid again

Toy Story is showing in cinemas from Friday 29th September 2023


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