'Fantastic Beasts' sequel leads this week's new releases

14 Nov 2018 in New Releases

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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

The latest blockbuster to hit cinemas in 2018 is Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, following the continuing adventures of "magizoologist" Newt Scamander. After dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald's capture in the franchise's previous installment, he soon escapes custody and begins to amass a number of loyal supporters. With Hogwarts headmaster Albus Dumbledore unable to move against Grindelwald, he enlists his former student, Newt, to do so before the dangerous wizard becomes too powerful to stop.

Also released in cinemas this week

The Workshop

Also in cinemas this week is the French language drama The Workshop, written by the director of 120 BPM (Beats Per Minute) and directed by the filmmaker of The Class. The story is set in a town near Marseille - once prosperous but now in economic decline - with a writing workshop set up aiming to combat the area's youth unemployment. But when one of the participants begins to write in a disturbingly provocative style, covering a violent narrative, his teacher becomes fascinated by this troubling development.

New to Order on DVD

Incredibles 2

Arriving 14 years after the original animation about the superhero family, Disney/Pixar's Incredibles 2 sees the crusading quintet retreating to a more mundane lifestyle after losing the public's trust in their abilities. However, everything changes when Elastigirl is recruited by a communications company hoping to make superheroes popular again. Meanwhile, Mr. Incredible stays at home to look after the kids, each of whom are going through issues of their own, with baby Jack-Jack proving particularly difficult to handle as he discovers his own unique powers!

Also new to order this week

The Man Who Invented Christmas; Leave No Trace

Also on DVD this week is seasonal offering The Man Who Invented Christmas, a biopic of Charles Dickens and his years writing festive favourite 'A Christmas Carol', taking inspiration from characters he encountered in the real world; for older audiences, Leave No Trace is one of the year's most critically acclaimed dramas, focusing on a father-daughter relationship which is tested when their unconventional living situation - camping in a national park outside of Portland - is uncovered, and they must integrate themselves into society.

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