Here are some of the films and tv shows coming out in the next couple of months:
In 1970, the Miss World competition took place in London, hosted by US comedy legend, Bob Hope. At the time, Miss World was the most-watched TV show on the planet with over 100 million viewers. Claiming that beauty competitions demeaned women, the newly formed Women’s Liberation Movement achieved overnight fame by invading the stage and disrupting the live broadcast of the competition. Not only that, when the show resumed, the result caused uproar: the winner was not the Swedish favourite but Miss Grenada, the first black woman to be crowned Miss World. In a matter of hours, a global audience had witnessed the patriarchy driven from the stage and the Western ideal of beauty turned on its head. With an all-star cast including Keira Knightley, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Rhys Ifans and Greg Kinnear. In Cinemas November 26
Lassie Come Home
Cinema’s most famous dog returns in a modern re-telling of a classic story. Lassie and 12-year-old Florien are inseparable best friends, so it breaks both their hearts when Lassie is sent away after Florien’s father loses his job. While Lassie’s temporary minders, which includes 12-year-old Priscilla, mean well; Lassie is mistreated by an opportunist caretaker and escapes the first chance she gets. It is the start of an epic adventure across southern Germany as Lassie makes her way back home while Florien and Priscilla set out to find her. Both human and canine characters face many challenges and obstacles, but the bond between a child and their dog is not one that can be severed easily. in cinemas nationally 26 November.
Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart
The first feature-length documentary about the legendary band who wrote more than 1,000 songs, created twenty number one hits and sold more than 220 million records to date. The film chronicles the rise of the iconic group, consisting of brothers Barry, Maurice and Robin Gibb, their music and its evolution over the years and includes contemporary interviews with Barry Gibb, Eric Clapton, Mark Ronson, Noel Gallagher, Lulu, Nick Jonas, Chris Martin and Justin Timberlake. Release date in Australia on 3 December 2020.
A Christmas Gift from Bob
Based on the international best-selling books, this heart-warming tale is the sequel to the hit film A STREET CAT NAMED BOB, based on the true story of homeless busker, James Bowen and his handsome ginger tom Bob, a stray whom he nursed back to health.
From the day James rescued the injured street cat whom he found abandoned in the hallway of his sheltered accommodation, the two began a friendship, which transformed both their lives and touched millions around the world.
In A CHRISTMAS GIFT FROM BOB, James looks back at the last Christmas he and Bob spent scraping a living on the streets and how Bob helped him through one of his toughest times – providing strength, friendship and inspiration – ultimately teaching each other about the true meaning of Christmas spirit along the way. Release date 3 December 2020.
Crock of Gold
From the Award-winning filmmaker of The Filth and the Fury, Julien Temple takes us on a wild ride in his new documentary CROCK OF GOLD – A Few Rounds with Shane MacGowan. The cinematic exploration of Ireland’s most beloved punk poet releases in cinemas from 17 December 2020. #CrockofGold
In the not too distant future, Todd Hewitt (Tom Holland) discovers Viola (Daisy Ridley), a mysterious girl who crash lands on his planet, where all the women have disappeared and the men are afflicted by “the Noise” – a force that puts all their thoughts on display. In this dangerous landscape, Viola’s life is threatened – and as Todd vows to protect her, he will have to discover his own inner power and unlock the planet’s dark secrets.
From the director of The Bourne Identity and Edge of Tomorrow and based on the best-selling novel ‘The Knife of Never Letting Go’. Chaos Walking has a release date in Australia and New Zealand on 21 January 2021.