THIS WEEK IN 1974: It wasn’t just movies that went bump in the night at ABC cinema

Something spooky was occuring at a Portsmouth cinema –and it had nothing to do with horror movies.

Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander, Katherine Waterston as Propentina, Dan Fogler as Jacob Kowalski and Alison Sudol as Queenie. PA Photo/Warner Bros.

FILM OF THE WEEK: Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them (12A) ****

The pixie dust may have settled on Harry Potter’s battle with Lord Voldemort, but author JK Rowling isn’t ready to cast a vanishing spell on her world of wizards just yet.

Ewan McGregor as Seymour 'Swede' Levov, Jennifer Connelly as Dawn Dwyer Levov and Ocean James as young Merry Levov. PA Photo/Entertainment Films.

FILM REVIEW: American Pastoral (15) **

If one toxic emotion shepherded Donald Trump to the White House, it was anger: the simmering rage of everymen and women across America, fed up with the self-serving political establishment.

Louise Banks (Amy Adams) and Ian Donnelly (Jeremy Renner). PA Photo/Paramount Pictures/Jan Thijs.

FILM OF THE WEEK: Arrival (12A) ****

Based on a short story by Ted Chiang, Arrival is contemplative science-fiction drama, which imagines mankind’s shambolic reaction to first contact with an otherworldly race, and the dangerous fractures that would appear as nations disagree over the best course of action.

Ben Affleck as Chris Wolff and Anna Kendrick as Dana Cummings. PA Photo/Warner Bros.

FILM REVIEW: The Accountant (15) ***

In 1998, childhood friends Ben Affleck and Matt Damon excitedly clutched Academy Awards for Best Original Screenplay for Good Will Hunting, an emotionally rich drama about a mathematics genius, who works as a janitor.

Bob, and Luke Treadaway as James. PA Photo/Sony.

FILM OF THE WEEK: A Street Cat Named Bob (12A) ****

In Roger Spottiswoode’s life-affirming drama, a stray ginger tabby cat becomes a guardian angel for a homeless street performer, who is struggling to escape the choking grasp of addiction on the streets of London.

Actors Ewan McGregor (front) and Ewan Bremner (behind) running through the streets of Edinburgh where scenes for the new Trainspotting 2 is being filmed.

Warning - graphic content: Official Trainspotting 2 trailer released

The first official trailer for the long-awaited sequel to the cult film Trainspotting has been released.

Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Steven Strange


City streets and landmarks fold in on themselves and rotate and collapse on multiple axes with eye-popping fury in 3D and IMAX 3D.

Cobie Smulders plays Turner and Tom Cruise plays Jack Reacher.


Based on the book by Lee Child, director Edward Zwick’s thriller continues the escapades of the eponymous former major in the Military Police Corps as he exposes greed and injustice.

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Transformers stars thank Gosport people for their hospitality

STARS of the latest Transformers saga have said thank you to Gosport for hosting them.

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Tom Hiddleston in High-Rise

Amazon Prime: the best new TV and films in November

November sees everything from Iranian horror to dystopian thrillers hit Amazon Prime UK.

Operator stars Kate Dickie

Ten incredible short films you can watch online for free

It’s common knowledge in the movie industry that short films don’t make money.

Four scary films to watch this Halloween

Four scary films to watch this Halloween

It’s that time of year again, fancy dress parties, trick or treat, apple bobbing but my most favourite...Horror Movie Season.

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FILM OF THE WEEK: Trolls (U) ****

Crammed to bursting with toe-tapping pop ditties courtesy of Simon & Garfunkel, Lionel Richie, Donna Summer and Justin Timberlake, Trolls is 92 minutes of glitter-dusted, computer-animated joy that is virtually impossible to resist.

Madina Nalwanga is Phiona Mutesi. PA Photo/Disney.

FILM REVIEW: Queen Of Katwe (PG) ****

If there is one film studio that knows how to mine real-life sporting triumph against adversity for heart-warming family drama, it’s Disney.

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FILM OF THE WEEK: Storks (U) ***

Birds of a computer-animated feather flock together in Nicholas Stoller and Doug Sweetland’s lightweight family adventure, that suggests those embarrassing school lessons about human reproduction are a messy fallacy.

Langdon (Tom Hanks) and Sienna (Felicity Jones). PA Photo/Sony.

FILM REVIEW: Inferno (12A) **

It’s been 10 years since Tom Hanks squandered his Oscar-calibre talent as the ingenious hero of The Da Vinci Code.

Emily Blunt as Rachel Watson. PA Photo/Universal Pictures.

FILM OF THE WEEK: The Girl On The Train (15) ***

Published last year, Zimbabwean-born author Paula Hawkins’ novel The Girl On The Train has become a literary sensation, selling in excess of 11 million copies worldwide.

Michael Pena as Detective Bob Bolano and Alexander Skarsgard as Detective Terry Monroe. PA Photo/Icon.

FILM REVIEW: War On Everyone (15) ***

London-born filmmaker John Michael McDonagh has nurtured an exceedingly healthy disregard for authority.

Mark Wahlberg. PA Photo/Lionsgate.

FILM OF THE WEEK: Deepwater Horizon (12A) ***

On April 20, 2010, an explosion on the oil drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, located in the Gulf of Mexico, resulted in the deaths of 11 platform workers. When the structure eventually sank, oil continued to gush from the sea floor for almost three months.

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