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Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

The sequel to Disney’s global box office hit Maleficent, Maleficient: Mistress of Evil, starring Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning, hits cinemas on 18 October.

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In Disney’s Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, Maleficent and her goddaughter Aurora begin to question the complex family ties that bind them as they are pulled in different directions by impending nuptials, unexpected allies and dark new forces at play. The years have been kind to Maleficent and Aurora. Their relationship, born of heartbreak, revenge and ultimately love, has flourished. Yet the hatred between man and the fairies still exists. 

Aurora’s impending marriage to Prince Phillip is cause for celebration in the kingdom of Ulstead and the neighbouring Moors, as the wedding serves to unite the two worlds. When an unexpected encounter introduces a powerful new alliance, Maleficent and Aurora are pulled apart to opposing sides in a Great War, testing their loyalties and causing them to question whether they can truly be family. 

The film stars Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sam Riley, Harris Dickinson, Ed Skrein, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple, Lesley Manville and Michelle Pfeiffer as Queen Ingrith, and is directed by Joachim Rønning. With a story by Linda Woolverton and a screenplay by Linda Woolverton and Noah Harpster & Micah Fitzerman-Blue, the film is produced by Joe Roth, Angelina Jolie and Duncan Henderson, with Matt Smith, Jeff Kirschenbaum and Mike Vieira serving as executive producers.

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil opens in cinemas from 18 October.

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The Irishman – Netflix

Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci star in an epic saga of organised crime in post-war America, in a true story told by Frank Sheeran, a hustler and a hitman.

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Spanning decades, Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman chronicles one of the greatest unsolved mysteries in American history, namely the disappearance of legendary union boss Jimmy Hoffa,. It offers a monumental journey through the hidden corridors of organised crime: its inner workings, rivalries and connections to mainstream politics.

Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci star in this epic saga of organised crime in post-war America, told through the eyes of World War II veteran Frank Sheeran, a hustler and hitman who worked alongside some of the most notorious crime figures of the 20th century.

Other notable cast members include Harvey Keitel, Ray Romano, Bobby Cannavale, Anna Paquin, Stephen Graham, Stephanie Kurtzuba, Jack Huston, Kathrine Narducci, and Jesse Plemons. The film was produced by Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Irwin Winkler, Gerald Chamales, Gaston Pavlovich, Randall Emmett, and Gabriele Israilovici.
The film will be available to stream on Netflix from 27 November 2019.

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Watch Klaus free on Netflix without signing up

Netflix’s Klaus will be available to stream for free, without signing up, available from 15-17 November 2019 only.

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When Jesper (Jason Schwartzman) distinguishes himself as the postal academy’s worst student, he is stationed on a frozen island above the Arctic Circle, where the feuding locals hardly exchange words let alone letters. Jesper is about to give up when he finds an ally in local teacher Alva (Rashida Jones), and discovers Klaus (Oscar® winner J.K. Simmons), a mysterious carpenter who lives alone in a cabin full of handmade toys. These unlikely friendships return laughter to Smeerensburg, forging a new legacy of generous neighbors, magical lore and stockings hung by the chimney with care. An animated holiday comedy directed by Despicable Me co-creator Sergio Pablos, KLAUS co-stars Joan Cusack, Will Sasso and Norm Macdonald.  

Klaus will be available for free, without signing up, via netflix.com/klaus –  available from 15-17 November 2019 only.

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