It’s been a highly successful period for the prehistoric blockbuster Jurassic World following its cinematic release last month.

Despite initial doubts about whether it would top its predecessor Jurassic Park (1993), the sequel has become universally loved by critics and audiences and is now ranked as the third highest grossing film of all time (behind James Cameron’s Avatar and Titanic).

It comes as no surprise to learn that Universal Studios have now green-lit a sequel to the action-adventure which is scheduled for release on June 22nd 2018.

Furthermore, director Colin Trevorrow, screenwriter Derek Connolly and main actors Chris Pratt (Owen Grady) and Bryce Dallas Howard (Claire Dearing) will all be involved again.

The news was to be expected given the film’s monumental effort at the box-office and it will be interesting to see whether the plot will revolve around the park again after the chaos that took place in this year’s installment.

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Fans who were left shaken and stirred by James Bond’s last big-screen outing Skyfall will be relishing the arrival of 007’s next adventure Spectre.

It’s all come in quick time too as the film’s production was first announced back in December but hard work has led to its impending release at the end of this year.

Daniel Craig reprises the iconic role for the fourth time as our favourite cinematic spy faces his toughest challenge yet in the film’s official trailer.

Helmed by Skyfall director Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Road to Perdition), the plot sees Bond (Craig) receiving a cryptic message from his past which results in him tracking down a sinister organisation known as Spectre (short for (Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion) and confronting its leader.

Two-time Oscar-winner Christoph Waltz (Inglorious Basterds, Django Unchained) portrays the villain which is speculated as being Bond’s arch-nemesis Ernst Stavro Blofeld. Other Bond debutants include former WWE wrestler-turned-actor Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy) as one of Spectre’s main henchmen and Andrew Scott (Sherlock, Pride) as Max Denbigh, the head of the Centre for National Security.

On the female side of things, Bond will be fancying his chances with three beautiful co-stars. Firstly we have Mexican newcomer Stephanie Sigman (The Bridge) as Estrella, a young woman who has a fling with the agent while he is in Mexico. Then we have the ageless Italian star Monica Bellucci (Irreversible, The Matrix trilogy) as Lucia Sciarra, who falls for Bond despite the recent death of her mafia husband. Finally, French actress Lea Seydoux (Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, Blue is the Warmest Colour) plays Madeline Swann, the daughter of an assassin who is approached by 007 and ends up accompanying him in his quest to find Spectre.

As for former characters, Ralph Fiennes (M), Naomie Harris (Moneypenny), Ben Whishaw (Q) and Rory Kinnear (Bill Tanner) are all back in their respective roles from Skyfall to add to the continuity of the Bond series.

Spectre will be released in the UK on the same day of its world premiere which is October 26th.

"The Good Dinosaur" tells the story of Arlo, a lively Apatosaurus with a big heart who sets out on a remarkable journey, gaining an unlikely companion along the way-a  human boy. Directed by Peter Sohn ("Partly Cloudy") and produced by Denise Ream ("Cars 2", "The Good Dinosaur" opens in theaters Nov. 25, 2015. ©2014 Disney¥Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

With their latest film Inside Out due to hit UK cinemas next week, Pixar are already setting up their next big-screen outing for later this year.

Prehistoric animations normally tend to do well with audiences especially in the cases of The Land Before Time (1988) and Ice Age (2002). Their sequels are a different story….

Pixar’s own take on the land that time forgot is presented before us in The Good Dinosaur, which premiered its newest trailer earlier today.

Directed by Pixar animator Peter Sohn (Partly Cloudy), the story depicts an alternative world where dinosaurs were never made extinct. One particular creature, an Apotasaurus named Arlo, ends up befriending a human boy which leads to the pair embarking on a journey together.

Young newcomer Raymond Ochoa voices Arlo with more familiar vocal support coming from Oscar-winner Frances McDormand (Fargo, Moonrise Kingdom), Anna Paquin (The Piano, True Blood), Sam Elliot (Mask, The Golden Compass), Jeffrey Wright (Casino Royale, Boardwalk Empire) and Steve Zahn (Stuart Little, Modern Family).

The Good Dinosaur will be released in the UK on November 27th.


Following a much-needed break, Leonardo Di-Caprio is back on the big-screen as he looks to continue his quest for that elusive Oscar.

The four-time nominated star of Titanic (1997), The Departed (2006) and The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) returns to badass mode in the upcoming western thriller The Revenant.

Directed by recent Academy Award-winning director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (Babel, Birdman), the film has premiered its official trailer online.

Based on real events, the film charts the true story of Hugh Glass, an explorer with a specialty for fur-trapping who tries to make a living in the 19th century Rocky Mountains. However after being attacked by a bear and betrayed by his men, Glass vows revenge.

Di-Caprio reunites with his Inception co-star Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises, Mad Max: Fury Road) who plays Glass’s confidant with additional acting support coming from Domhnall Gleeson (About Time, Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Will Poulter (We’re the Millers, The Maze Runner).

The Revenant will be released in the UK on January 15th 2016.


Half a century ago, real-life acting husband and wife Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn collaborated on several films together up until the former’s death in the late 1960s.

Since then, Hollywood stars tend to not work with each other on more than one project but two particular actors are starting to follow in the footsteps of Messrs Tracy and Hepburn.

After first appearing together in the gritty rom-com Silver Linings Playbook (2012), Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence (Winter’s Bone, The Hunger Games series) and Bradley Cooper (The Hangover trilogy, American Sniper) are set to reunite in their fourth project in the form of the upcoming biopic Joy.

Collaborating again with their director David O. Russell (Three Kings, The Fighter), the pair can be seen in the film’s official trailer.

Based on a true story, the film charts the life of Joy Mangano (Lawrence) who founded Ingenious Designs which resulted in the making of the Miracle Mop. However she would endure the frustrations of having to juggle her business empire with her responsibilities as a single mother to three children. Amongst those willing to help include an HSN executive (Cooper) who is impressed by her hard work and dedication.

Since the success of Silver Linings, Lawrence and Cooper have also worked on the crime caper American Hustle (2013) and last year’s Depression-era drama Serena (2014).

Another high-profile star makes his third appearance in an O. Russell film as two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro (Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Goodfellas) plays Mangano’s father.

The rest of the starry ensemble include Edgar Ramirez (Vantage Point, Zero Dark Thirty), Diane Ladd (Chinatown, Wild at Heart), Isabella Rossellini (Blue Velvet, Death Becomes Her) and Virginia Madsen (Sideways, The Number 23).

Joy is scheduled for release in January 2016.


DC Comics are plotting an almighty bid to usurp Marvel Studios in the battle for big-screen superhero dominance.

The evidence has already been hinted at following recent events at Comic-Con which saw the release of a new trailer for the upcoming blockbuster Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

However the anticipation for that particular production could now be overshadowed by the preview for another comic-book film which focuses on some familiar faces from the dark side.

The upcoming supervillain film, Suicide Squad, premiered a lengthy three minute trailer at Comic-Con and has finally been released for all to see….

Directed by David Ayer (End of Watch, Fury), the story focuses on a secret government agency who decide to recruit a group of notorious supervillains which include Deadshot, Harley Quinn and the Joker. Their mission is to prevent dangerous activities from taking place in exchange for shorter prison sentences.

The epic trailer focuses mostly on the beautiful Margot Robbie (Neighbours, The Wolf of Wall Street) who dons a colourful costume and bluish hair to play the seductive Quinn and gets the chance to reunite with her Focus co-star Will Smith (Independence Day, Men in Black trilogy) as Suicide Squad leader Deadshot.

The footage ends with a glimpse of Oscar-winner Jared Leto (Fight Club, Dallas Buyers Club) with white makeup and green hair as he tackles the iconic role of the psychotic Joker. Early signs show that he may sound like a deadringer for the late Heath Ledger’s infamous take on the character in The Dark Knight (2008).


The rest of the talented ensemble of supervillains include Jai Courtney (A Good Day to Die Hard, Terminator: Genisys) as Captain Boomerang, Joel Kinnerman (The Killing, Robocop) as Rick Flagg, Cara Delevingne (Anna Karenina) as Enchantress, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Oz, Game of Thrones) as Killer Croc and Adam Beach (Flags of Our Fathers, Cowboys & Aliens) as Slipknot.

Viola Davis (The Help, Prisoners) also features in the film as government executive Amanda Waller while there is growing speculation that Oscar-winner Ben Affleck (Daredevil, Argo) will make a cameo as the new Batman.

Suicide Squad will be released in cinemas worldwide on August 5th, five months after the arrival of Dawn of Justice.


There are several months to go until DC Comics’ epic superhero blockbuster Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is released to cinematic audiences.

Many fans have had doubts about the film given the underwhelming reaction to its predecessor Man of Steel (2013) and the surprise casting of Ben Affleck (Daredevil, Argo) as Bruce Wayne/Batman.

For now though, those fears have been put aside following the recent release of Dawn of Justice’s second trailer which premiered at Comic-Con last night.

The lengthy three and a half minute preview shows more footage of Affleck’s take on the Caped Crusader as well as introducing us to other new characters including Gal Gadot (Fast and Furious series) as superheroine Wonder Woman, Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network, Now You See Me) as the villainous Lex Luthor and Oscar-winner Jeremy Irons (Reversal of Fortune, The Lion King) as Batman’s loyal butler Alfred.

Directed by Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen), the film follows up the events of Man of Steel which saw Henry Cavill’s Superman defeat General Zod only to have caused mass destruction to the city of Metropolis during the climatic fight. As he faces ridicule from the public for his actions, he is also confronted by fellow superhero Batman (Affleck) but the pair soon find themselves having to work together in order to stop a new enemy from destroying the world.


As well as showing the likes of Wonder Woman in action, the trailer also shows the return of other characters from Man of Steel including Amy Adams (Enchanted, American Hustle) as Clark Kent’s love interest Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix trilogy, Hannibal) as Daily Planet Editor Perry White and Diane Lane (Unfaithful, Secretariat) as Clark’s adoptive mother Martha.

There is even a hint towards another upcoming DC Comics film as we see that the Joker has written a chilling message to Batman on a mysterious costume which ties in to the super-villain blockbuster Suicide Squad.

As was reported a couple of days ago, Ben Affleck’s Batman will be getting his own standalone film with the new man playing him also directing it.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will be released in cinemas worldwide on March 25th 2016.