What’s streaming on Hulu in March 2019

'Pretty Little Liars, 'Batman Begins,' or 'Fear the Walking Dead'… pick your poison!
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In the post-holidays, pre-summer slump that is this alleged “spring,” life can get pretty boring. Luckily, Hulu is here to bring on the drama with its March streaming. Here’s what’s available. 

Often overshadowed by the sheer perfection that is its sequel The Dark Knight, Batman Begins is still more than worth a rewatch. Christian Bale coming into his own as Batman offers an excellent model for future Batman casting assessments and Cillian Murphy in anything is always creepy and delightful. 

That being said, if you still find yourself missing The Dark Knight after your Batman Begins viewing, don’t fret — Hulu’s got that too. Both chapters of the Batman saga begin streaming 3/1.

On the TV side of things, we’ve got two tense spinoffs worth the binge: Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists: Season 1 and Fear The Walking Dead: Season 4. Obviously, these two series cater to pretty different crowds, but considering how successful their predecessors were/are, we’re certain they’ll wiggle their way into plenty of queues. 

Check out everything coming to and going from Hulu in March 2019 below.

Top Pick: The Act

From Netflix’s The Ted Bundy Tapes to Prime Video’s Lorena, 2019 has already been a successful year for true-crime series. 

Now, Hulu is taking its latest crack at the genre with a disturbing dramatization of the murder of Dee Dee Blanchard.

The details of this bizarre case easily lend themselves to a series, but achieving the right balance between exposition and character narrative could be tricky. Fingers crossed the talents of The Act‘s stars, Joey King and Patricia Arquette, deliver a project worth obsessing over.

The Act begins streaming on Hulu March 20.


8 Heads in a Duffel Bag (3/1)
A Cam Life (3/26)
A Frozen Christmas 3 (3/5)
A Frozen New Year’s (3/19)
Abduction (3/1)
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (3/1)
Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (3/1)
Acrimony (3/12)
Alex & Emma (3/1)
American Beauty (3/1)
An American Haunting (3/1)
Assassination Nation (3/18)
Astro Boy (3/1)
Basic Instinct 2: Risk Addiction (3/1)
Batman Begins (3/1)
Black Sheep (3/1)
Blast from the Past (3/1)
Boomerang (3/1)
Breakheart Pass (3/1)
Bruce Almighty (3/1)
Bushwhacked (3/1)
Chef Flynn (3/30)
Death at a Funeral (3/1)
Deuces Wild (3/1)
Dirty Work (3/1)
Divide and Conquer (3/17)
Double Jeopardy (3/1)
Dudes (3/7)
Easy Rider (3/1)
Edward Scissorhands (3/1)
Fire in the Sky (3/1)
Free Solo (3/13)
Girl Most Likely (3/20)
He Named Me Malala (3/1)
Heaven’s Gate (3/1)
I Can Only Imagine (3/8)
I, Dolours (3/1)
Impostor (3/1)
Inventing the Abbotts (3/1)
Ironweed (3/1)
It’s Arbor Day, Charlie Brown (3/1)
JFK (3/1)
Jumanji (3/1)
Legally Blondes (3/1)
Lego Batman: DC Super Heroes Unite (3/1)
Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: The Flash (3/1)
Like Water for Chocolate (3/15)
Middle Men (3/10)
Monsters and Men (3/27)
Nacho Libre (3/1)
No Way Out (3/15)
Not Another Teen Movie (3/1)
Office Space (3/1)
Open Season (3/1)
Open Season 2 (3/1)
Open Season 3 (3/1)
Open Season: Scared Silly (3/1)
Ouija House (3/1)
Ouija Séance: The Final Game (3/1)
Perfect Creature (3/1)
Rambo III (3/1)
Reasonable Doubt (3/1)
Red Corner (3/1)
Red Dragon (3/1)
Regarding Henry (3/1)
Return of the Living Dead 3 (3/1)
Return of the Living Dead 4: Necropolis (3/1)
Return of the Living Dead 5: Rave to the Grave (3/1)
River’s Edge (3/1)
Rock ‘n’ Roll High School (3/7)
S.F.W. (3/1)
Saved! (3/1)
Shaolin Warrior (3/1)
Shoplifters (3/14)
Small Soldiers (3/1)
Suburbia (3/7)
Summer Catch (3/1)
Tapeheads (3/1)
Tea with the Dames (3/16)
The Chumscrubber (3/1)
The Cider House Rules (3/1)
The Closet (“Le Placard”) (3/5)
The Crying Game (3/1)
The Dark Knight (3/1)
The Dogs of War (3/1)
The Domestics (3/29)
The Fog (3/15)
The French Lieutenant’s Woman (3/1)
The Ice Storm (3/1)
The Last Race (3/21)
The Mighty Quinn (3/1)
The Party’s Just Beginning (3/11)
The Piano (3/1)
The Pope of Greenwich Village (3/1)
Toys (3/1)
Trigger (3/12)
Tristan & Isolde (3/1)
Two Weeks Notice (3/1)
Vice (3/1)
W. (3/1)
Waterworld (3/1)
What a Girl Wants (3/1)
What Lies Beneath (3/1)
What’s the Worst That Could Happen? (3/1)
Where Hands Touch (3/5)
Wings of the Dove (3/15)
Witness (3/1)
Yes Man (3/1)


A.P. Bio: Season 2 Premiere (3/8)
Abby’s: Series Premiere (3/29)
American Gods: Season 2 Premiere (3/10) — available with STARZ premium add-on
American Idol: Season 2 Premiere (3/4)
Billions: Season 4 Premiere (3/17) — available with SHOWTIME premium add-on
Black Clover: Season 1 (Dubbed) (3/10)
Cardinal: Season 3 (3/22)
Catfish: Season 7, Episodes 1-28 (3/24)
Cosmos: Possible Worlds: Series Premiere (3/4)
Dr. K’s Exotic Animal E.R.: Season 7 Premiere (3/26)
Drifters: Season 1 (3/1)
Fear the Walking Dead: Season 4 (3/19)
For The People: Season 2 Premiere (3/8)
Good Girls: Season 2 Premiere (3/4)
Hang Ups: Season 1 (3/8)
Into The Dark: Treehouse: Episode 6 Premiere (3/1)
Juda: Season 1 (3/19
Keeping Up with the Kardashians: Season 15 (3/9)
MasterChef Junior: Season 7 Premiere (3/6)
Mental Samurai: Series Premiere (3/6)
Now Apocalypse: Series Premiere (3/10) — available with STARZ premium add-on
Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists: Series Premiere (3/21)
Rick Steves’ Europe: Season 10 (3/1)
Shrill: Season 1 Premiere (3/15)
The Act: Series Premiere (3/20)
The Fix: Series Premiere (3/19)
The Village: Series Premiere (3/20)

Expiring on 3/31

10 Years
2 Days in the Valley
9 to 5
A Fish Called Wanda
A Simple Plan
Bad Santa
Bangkok Dangerous
Battle for Haditha
Bend it Like Beckham
Bulletproof Monk
Capitalism: A Love Story
Christmas Town
Come Simi
Dark Blue
Deep Blue Sea
Dirty Pretty Things
Dream the Impossible
East is East
Fifteen and Pregnant
Finding Neverland
Fly Me to the Moon  
Forces of Nature  
Friday Night Lights
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes  
Gimme Shelter
Grizzly Man  
Into The West  
Kiss the Dragon
Kurt and Courtney  
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider  
Mortal Kombat
Mortal Kombat Annihilation  
New York Minute  
Once Bitten  
Pacific Warriors
Patch Adams  
Pet Sematary  
Pet Sematary II
Rain Man
Right at Your Door
Scent of a Woman
Skipped Parts
Stephen King’s Graveyard Shift
Stephen King’s Silver Bullet
Stephen King’s Thinner
Stranger than Fiction
Teaching Mrs. Tingle
Three Kings
To Grandmother’s House We Go
Total Recall
True Grit
Wedding Crashers
What’s Cooking?
Wild Bill
Words and Pictures 

Read more: https://mashable.com/article/hulu-march-2019/

50 Dirty Jokes From Kid Movies That Are Going To Ruin Your Childhood

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50 Dirty Jokes From Kid Movies That Are Going To Ruin Your Childhood 

You won’t believe these NSFW jokes from Ask Reddit were slipped into your favorite childhood movies.

1. The scene where Farquad literally sets up to jerk it to the magic mirror.

2. In , Mushu sees a whole bunch of men hurrying down to the lake where Mulan is skinny dipping, and panics “There’s a couple things I know they’re bound to notice!” That whole scene was one big adult joke.

3. In , with Tom Hanks, when he gets propositioned by the woman he’s seeing to sleep over.

“OK, but I get to be on top!”

Saw this movie in its first run when I was a kid, and it was funny because, you know, bunk beds. Saw the movie a good 10 or 15 years later and… ohhhhh….

4. In , Chel and Tulio are supposedly making out, except when Chel stands up, she was definitely not where his face was.

5. , where Alfredo’s trying to explain to Colette that he has a rat doing his cooking for him.

“I have a small…uh…” and he puts his thumb and forefinger together.

Collette briefly glances down, then back up at him, and looks confused and slightly disgusted.

6. .

Héctor: (singing) And her… knuckles, they drag on the floor

Chicharrón: Those aren’t the words!

Héctor: There are children present.

7. In , when the parents are discussing the sex of the new baby (who ends up being Dill) Angelica’s mom says “Well, yanno what they say: born under Venus, look for a…” before she gets interrupted.

8. In when Judy arrests Nick for Felony Tax Evasion, and then proceeds to lay out how much he owes and says something like “I am just a dumb bunny, but we are good at multiplying.” The line is delivered super quick and kids won’t understand it

9. Timon saving Pumba from Nala: ‘Why do I always have to save your a-AAAAAAAAAGHHH!’

10. The head chef from says to Alfredo, “One can get TOO familiar with vegetables, ya know!” Still cracks me up every time I watch it.

11. In the Ghostbusters theme song, one of the lines is “bustin’ makes me feel good!”

12. In , Jack Black says, “I’ve been touched by these kids, and I’m pretty sure I’ve touched them.” Didn’t get it before, but it cracks me up now.

13. Buzz Lightyear’s equivalent to a boner with his wings when he sees Jessie open the door from the racetrack.

14. , after the daughter spills her drink on herself at the restaurant. Her school crush, working as a waiter, comes to the table to take their order. The dad laughed and says, “Sorry, my daughter is not usually dripping like this.” Genuinely laughed out loud.

15.  where Dil is born, and the babies are singing about their short existence. One of the girl babies says, “They cut my cord!” and a boy baby replies something along the lines of, “Be thankful that’s all they cut!”

16. In one of the movies: “Freeze, or I’ll choke the chicken!”

17. In, Bo-Peep seductively tells Woody that she’ll have someone else watch her sheep that night. In the same movie: “The term you’re looking for is ‘Space Ranger’.”

“No, the word I’m looking for I can’t say because there are preschool toys present!”

18. : “Oh I’m sorry, am I being a little graphic? I’m sorry. Well, I hope you’re up for a little competition. She’s got a power tool in the bedroom, dear. It’s her own personal jackhammer. She could break sidewalk with that thing. She uses it and the lights dim, it’s like a prison movie. Amazed she hasn’t chipped her teeth.”

19. Shrek when they get to Farquad’s castle: “Do you think he’s compensating for something?”

20.  when Linguini asks the food critic what happens if he takes a bite of something he doesn’t like and the critic responds, “If I don’t enjoy it, I don’t swallow.”

21.  when he loses his job and the littlest girl tells him, “It’s okay, you can just stay home and gamble online like Sally’s dad does!”

22. In , Nemo’s little octopus classmate is showing off her “lucky tentacle”. All octopi have one tentacle that’s shorter than the others. It contains the genitals.

23. I think Tony Stark saying something like, “You better not be playing hide the cucumber.” Is pretty raunchy and really slides under the radar. Every time I watch that movie I can’t help but wonder how the heck they slipped that into a kids movie.

24. Jack Black holds up 3 fingers to a former band mate in and tells him to read between the lines basically giving him the bird.

25. In the beginning of the cow says “yea they’re real, stop staring” and it’s talking about the cows mammary gland.

26. I recently laughed pretty hard when I heard Mr Potato Head in say, “Hey, nobody takes my wife’s mouth but me!”

27.  The adults are partying it up and the guys put their sets of keys in a bowl.

28.. When Tim and the baby get a ride in a limo with some party girls for some sort of hen night and he throws away a drink saying “The people of Long Island do not know how to make an Iced Tea.”

29. I was watching the other day, and Donkey was sleep talking. He said, “Oh you like that baby? Hop up in my saddle, I’ll give you a ride.”

30. In where Anna is on the sleigh ride with Kristoff and they were talking about foot size. Anna says, “Size doesn’t matter.”

31. In , the toy that’s a long pair of feminine legs attached to what looks like a fishing pole. It’s a hooker.

32. In , they reference Breaking Bad, by saying, “Hurry, before Walt and Jesse get back.” while they are wearing yellow jumpsuits and harvesting the toxic blue flowers.

33. The scene in when Puss In Boots is caught with “catnip.”

34. In the where Robin says to Batman: “My name is Richard but my friends call me Dick.” And he responds: “Kids can be cruel.”

35. The where Helga says about Arnold, “You make my girlhood tremble.”

36. The new P has a scene that goes like: “I’m a horologist (studies the stars).”

One of the sailors say, “Honest way to make a living (thinking whore-ologist).”

Another sailor goes, “My mother was a whorologist.”

Another: “A damn good one too.”

37. In , Lightning wins a race and two girl cars flash their headlights at him

38. In , when Hercules and Meg goes on a date and Hercules comments, “And that play, that Oedipus thing? Man, I thought I had problems!”

39. : One of the dogs says “Son of my mom.”

40. In , Mr Potato Head pulls his mouth off and slaps it against his behind inferring Slinky is a kiss ass for defending Woody.

41. .

Jenny: There!

[waves flashlight at chandelier]

Jenny: Well, if those are the teeth, and that’s the tongue, then that must be the uvula!

Chowder: Oh, so it’s a girl house…

Jenny: [looks at him] What?

42. From : “Making the baby’s the fun part…”

43. :

“There are no bears in San Francisco.”

“I saw a really hairy guy. He looked like a bear.”

44.  movie with Jim Carrey.

In the scene where it shows the baby’s being delivered in a basket:

One basket lands on a front porch and the father comes out and alerts his wife “our baby is here!”. He then takes a closer look and says “it kinda looks like your boss”

45.  (1982): “I present to you… Master Bates!”

It was probably 20 years between when I first saw it as a kid and then again as an adult before I got that line and Richard Pryor’s response.

46. Shaggy saying, “Mary-Jane is like my favorite name.”

47. I’m fond of the bestiality joke in . “That thing with the reindeer/That’s a little outside of nature’s laws”

48. In , George Washington gives Mr. Peabody a presidential pardon, Abraham Lincoln does the same, and Bill Clinton steps into the frame and says “I’ve done worse!”

49. In :

Ezekiel: [while reading a book] I think they’s thespians!

Balthazar: Thespians? That’s illegal in seven states!

50. Old one: . We desire children. Bus driver “may take me a couple of tries but I don’t think its going to be a problem.”

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Mail order knife site linked to murder

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Image caption Police believe a knife seen in Ashraf Hussan’s lap before the murder was bought from an online store

A mail order website selling machetes, swords and a knife “mystery box” has been criticised by police who believe one of its blades was used in a murder.

Ashraf Hussan was pictured with a knife police believe he bought from the website hours before he and a teenager fatally stabbed a man in Cambridge.

Det Ch Insp Alan Page, who investigated the murder, was “aghast” at how easy it was to buy dangerous weapons.

The store said: “All products we sell are legal and we abide by all laws.”

Hussan, 20, had purchased “numerous” knives from the website, including a folding knife on 13 July, Cambridgeshire Police said.

Twelve days later officers believe county lines drug dealer Hussan used that knife when he and Juned Ahmed, 18, both from Newham in east London, murdered Peter Anderson.

The pair are due to be sentenced later.

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Image caption Peter Anderson was stabbed to death in Stourbridge Common, Cambridge, in July

The knife sales company, which is based in a residential estate in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, sells axes, “Rambo” knives and other weapons glamorised in films, such as Batman throwing knives.

It also offers the chance for customers who “can’t decide” to “make it a surprise” and purchase an unknown knife in a mystery box – a concept Det Ch Insp Page labelled strange.

“Surely if people are going online to buy a knife to use in gardening or some sort of maintenance they know what knife they are looking for,” he said.

Image caption The BBC purchased a spring-assisted knife using ID with a doctored age and a debit card

The website requires purchasers to prove they are 18 or over but the detective called for legislation to include further background checks when people purchase knives.

“Yes, people can get access to kitchen knives, but why make it so easy to get these “Rambo” knives and hunting knives?” Det Ch Insp Page said.

“Fair enough if someone is a tree surgeon and needs it for a legitimate reason, but someone who lives in a flat in London with no garden and no employment – you’ve got to ask yourself why do they need a knife such as that?

“I think it’s because they’re going to use it for a criminal purpose.”

The company asks for a driving licence and for payments to be made on a pre-paid credit card which can only be owned by those aged 18 or over.

But the BBC purchased a spring-assisted knife from the website using a licence with a doctored age and a debit card, which can be owned by under-18s.

Company director Joseph Wheeler said there were no flaws in the firm’s age verification process.

Image caption Det Ch Insp Alan Page called for more background checks on the sale of knives

The government has plans to ban the sale of bladed articles online to residential addresses and the knife sales site said it was “implementing delivery to collection points for age verification checks in person”.

In a statement, Mr Wheeler added: “Knives are used for thousands of legitimate purposes by law-abiding citizens.

“(We) are extremely careful with our age verification checks, this is our number one priority.

“Trading standards do regularly check this, and we follow all their age verification guidelines thoroughly. All products we sell are legal and we abide by all laws.”

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Incredible images show bat drinking nectar from a flower

A British pensioner captured these stunning pictures of tiny Long Tongue bats licking nectar from a flower while he was on holiday in Costa Rica. (Credit: SWNS)

Holy nectar, Batman.

A British retiree managed to capture a stunning image of a Long Tongue bat licking nectar from a flower while he was on vacation in Costa Rica.

72-year-old John Hudson was touring a nature reserve while on vacation and managed to come across the bats by chance, SWNS reports. From there, he set up a makeshift hideout and began capturing pictures of the animals using their elongated tongues to sip the sweet nectar inside.


Hudson said he spent three hours crouched taking the pictures, a remarkable feat because bats are nocturnal and only feed at night.

John Hudson, 72, a semi-retired hypnotherapist, was touring a nature reserve late at night when he came across the bats by chance. He spent three hours crouched in a makeshift hide to capture the pictures of the animals using their tongues to lap up the nectar. (Credit: SWNS)

“The shots were taken around 11 p.m. somewhere up in the highlands on a nature reserve in Costa Rica,” Hudson said in comments obtained by SWNS.

He continued: “The bats are quite common to the country but are nocturnal so they are very hard to photograph in the pitch dark. The night before some sugar water was put out in a feeder in the hope of catching hummingbirds feeding – but none came.”

Hudson, who added that he’d traveled to the country to snap pictures of birds using his DSLR Canon 5D Mark IV, said he got very lucky and was amazed at what he’d been able to photograph.

 The extraordinary snaps are almost never seen with the naked eye because bats feed at night and are notoriously difficult to spot. (Credit: SWNS)


“I’ve been a keen photographer since I was 14 and I have a particular interest in things like hummingbirds,” Hudson said. “You have to set the equipment up to trigger a photo automatically when a bat flies across because you really can’t see anything. When I saw what I’d captured I was amazed. They are a lovely set of pictures which are rarely seen.”

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3D-printing dad goes from arms to bikes

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Image caption Adam Dengel was inspired to start helping other children through experiences with his son

A dad who builds 3D-printed arms in his garage workshop has created a specially adapted bicycle for children missing an upper limb.

Adam Dengel, 30, created his first DIY limb in his bedroom for son Thomas, four, who was born without a hand.

He has since set up a charity and made superhero-themed prosthetics free of charge for children around the world.

For his latest project, he plans to surprise four children with their own custom-made bikes.

They cost £220 to make and are fitted with an ergonomic cup which allows the rider to reach the handlebars without leaning.

Mr Dengel said the modification makes the bikes safer to ride than a normal model.

The parts, like the arms, are created on Mr Dengel’s 3D printer in the garage of his home in Royston, Barnsley, which he has converted into a workshop.

“These kids haven’t had the best start in life and we wanted to help boost their confidence,” he said.

“Plus this gets them outside, riding bikes with other youngsters, and helping them to make friends.”

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Image caption The design means children with missing upper limbs do not have to lean to reach the handlebars

Mr Dengel, 30 and his wife Katie were inspired to help others through their experiences with their son.

Thomas was born with a short forearm and missing his hand due to amniotic band syndrome – a rare condition where stray bands of tissue wrap around the limbs of an unborn baby and cut off blood flow.

Unhappy with the basic NHS prosthetic, the couple started looking at alternatives and found a charity which made Thomas his first mechanical arm.

This led him to buy his own printer and set about creating a number of colourful, comic book-inspired hands for his son – including his latest Batman-themed prosthetic.

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Image caption The bike adaptations and arms are built by 3D printers
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Image caption Son Thomas has a selection of superhero arms thanks to his father’s efforts

Through the couple’s charity LimbBo Foundation, Mr Dengel has so far built 33 personalised arms for children, including youngsters in America and Holland.

“To say we the charity started out as an idea on the sofa we’re thrilled with how things have gone,” he said.

“We only ever wanted to help other kids like Thomas and it gives us so much pleasure to know we’re doing that.”

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What films will you watch in 2019?

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Image caption Clockwise from top left: Brie Larson in Captain Marvel, Taron Egerton in Rocketman, Olivia Colman in The Favourite and Samuel L Jackson in Glass

As 2018 prepares to shuffle away like a pensionable usherette and 2019 gets ready to throw open its doors like a brand new 28-screen multiplex, it’s time to cast our eyes over next year’s cinematic offerings.

From Oscar hopefuls and musical biopics to superhero sequels and blockbuster remakes, there’s something for almost everyone over the next 12 months.

Here’s a by no means exhaustive preview of coming attractions.


With the Oscars taking place on 24 February, the first few months of 2019 will see a large number of film awards contenders jostling for attention.

It all kicks off on New Year’s Day with quirky royal drama The Favourite staking its claim as the one to beat.

It’s early days, but many are already tipping its leading lady Olivia Colman to be the latest queen-playing Brit to take home an Oscar.

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Image caption Emma Stone (left) and Rachel Weisz (right) compete for Colman’s affections in The Favourite

Other candidates in the mix include drug addiction tear-jerker Beautiful Boy, gay conversion therapy drama Boy Erased, Nicole Kidman crime thriller Destroyer, two racially-charged period pieces (Green Book and If Beale Street Could Talk) and another royal saga in Mary Queen of Scots.

There is also a slew of biographical dramas tackling such diverse subjects as William Shakespeare (All is True), French author Colette, comedy duo Stan and Ollie, literary forger Lee Israel (Can You Ever Forgive Me?), war reporter Marie Colvin (A Private War) and ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev (The White Crow).

Fans of American politics, meanwhile, can gorge on portraits of former US vice-president Dick Cheney (Vice), one-time presidential hopeful Gary Hart (The Front Runner) and supreme court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (On the Basis of Sex).

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Image caption Bruce Willis, Samuel L Jackson and James McAvoy as they appear in Glass

Elsewhere in January, director M Night Shyamalan will be hoping Glass proves as shattering as the previous two instalments in his Unbreakable trilogy.

And there’ll be more superheroics in March with the arrival of Captain Marvel, the first female heroine from the MCU (that’s Marvel Cinematic Universe to you) to get a stand-alone vehicle.

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Image caption Brie Larson has a train to catch in Captain Marvel

Animation fans can look forward to two high-profile sequels in How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World and The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, not to mention manga-inspired action in Alita: Battle Angel.

Another classic animation will get the big-budget live-action makeover treatment when Tim Burton brings Dumbo back to the big screen.


The superhero bandwagon rolls on into April with the debut of Shazam!, the return of Hellboy and Marvel’s Infinity War follow-up Avengers: Endgame.

May sees an evil superhero crash-land on Earth in Brightburn, while June brings us another batch of super-powered mutants in X-Men: Dark Phoenix.

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Image caption Detective Pikachu’s yellow fur has been a hair-raising topic for many fans

Pokemon’s Detective Pikachu gets his own big-screen vehicle this spring, while the Men in Black will be back – minus Will Smith – in Men in Black International.

Toy Story 4 and The Secret Life of Pets 2, meanwhile, will keep the little ones entertained – as will new animations Missing Link and Wonder Park.

Elton John’s rise to fame will be recreated in musical biopic Rocketman, while the music of the Beatles will infuse the latest (and still untitled) comedy fantasy from Love Actually’s Richard Curtis.

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Image caption Taron Egerton plays Elton John in Dexter Fletcher’s Rocketman

And then there is Aladdin, another live-action Disney remake starring Will Smith as the Genie. We knew he’d turn up somewhere, and he’s reassured fans he will be blue, just like his animated predecessor.


There are six letters in summer and six letters in sequel. Coincidence? Probably, but there’s no doubt they go together like Wallace and Gromit.

You only have to look at this year’s offerings for proof, with everything from Spider-Man: Far From Home and Gerard Butler actioner Angel Has Fallen to It: Chapter 2 and Fast and Furious spin-off Hobbs and Shaw ensuring it will be déjà vu all over again at your local picture palace.

But wait! Who’s this? Why it’s only Quentin Tarantino, back to bring us a dose of Manson-era mayhem in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

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Image caption Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio dress to impress in Tarantino’s latest

There are also big-screen versions of two British telly favourites – Downton Abbey and Horrible Histories – plus yet another Disney remake in The Lion King.

Yes Sir Elton, we can feel the love tonight.


More TV staples reach the big screen towards the end of the year via new versions of Charlie’s Angels, The Addams Family and Masters of the Universe.

We’ll also see Joaquin Phoenix give his version of Batman’s nemesis in Joker, not to mention Arnold Schwarzenegger in the latest iteration of the Terminator franchise.

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Image caption Natalia Reyes, Mackenzie Davis and Linda Hamilton as they appear in the next Terminator film

Frozen 2 and Star Wars: Episode IX will bring down the curtain on what’s certain to be a bumper year for the Disney empire.

And we’ll end with something paws-itive and purr-tinent – the all-star film version of moggy mews-sical Cats, arriving on 20 December to ensure we’re all feline groovy next Christmas.

Tabby or not tabby? That is the question.

All release dates are subject to change.

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