What's Floating Around

28 January 2019

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Welcome to another week and one of the few resolutions we made here at Cloud 9 Towers in 2019, was to become better at all things film, and especially the cinema.

Our viewing habits have changed significantly in the last decade with on demand being very much the order of the day, and yet with so much choice, there rarely seems anything worth watching unless you want to binge on rubbish reality TV. Christmas viewing this year in particular seemed full of repeats so the big screen it is, and what a year ahead we have.  So, here are our top nine films to look out for during 2019.

In particular we are looking forward to this week (Febwhen Can You Forgive Me opens, and stars comedy actress Melissa McCarthy who takes a more serious turn as an actor in this awards season contender. McCarthy stars as Lee Israel, a struggling author who forges letters from dead writers and  Richard E Grant co-stars as Jack Hock.

The first of Disney’s live-action remakes in 2019 is Tim Burton’s Dumbo, which opens in March. Based on the fantastic 1941 animation of the same name, Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito and Eva Green all star. The second is a live-action remake of the 1992 animated classic, this time Aladdin is directed by Guy Richie with Will Smith following in Robin Williams’ footsteps as the Genie – wow!
In June, we can look forward to Men in Black International, and although Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones may not be appearing in the fourth instalment of the franchise, comic duo Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson have stepped up in this reboot set in the same universe.Focused on the London team of the Men In Black, the two agents set out across the globe to solve a murder mystery.
Who doesn’t like Toy Story and the fourth film will open in June and see the return of Woody and Buzz Lightyear as they set off on a road trip adventure alongside new toy Forky.
Much darker in July is Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.  Quentin Tarantino is back with a 1960s set LA movie about the Manson family murders which looks at Sharon Tate’s murder. Tate is played by  Margot Robbie alongside a packed cast with Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Damian Lewis and Dakota Fanning. Along the same lines is Joker, the latest take on the comic book villain with Joaquin Phoenix in the lead role. The Joker turns to murder after failing as a comedian in this film, which also stars Robert De Niro.
In September we have the film version of Downton Abbey which star s Downton favourites Maggie Smith, Michelle Dockery and Hugh Bonneville.Not much on the script yet, but we loved the TV series – one of the few things worth watching on television.
We have a long wait until December but the force is back! Star Wars XI, the third and final instalment in the Star Wars sequel trilogy is out in 2019 bringing the Skywalker saga to an end.
And if you want somewhere unusual to view this array of great films, then why not hire your own private screening in either a hotel or cinema – just ask us – we can secure you the perfect venue with our free venue finding service, and you can enjoy the big screen in style.
Have a great week.