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Shortcuts: your essential round-up of the week's film news


Happy weekend! We've got all the last week's blog news right here for your reading pleasure as part of our Shortcuts round-up.

The 2017 Oscar winners are announced!

So it wasn't La La Land that walked away with the coveted Best Picture prize – well, not in the end, anyway. Putting aside all thoughts of the infamous 'Envelope Gate' let's bask in the fact that Barry Jenkins' luminous Moonlight stole the show, and it wasn't the only winner we were rallying behind. Get your full rundown of the Oscar winners.

The new Alien: Covenant trailer scares us senseless

Ridley Scott's return to the Alien universe throws yet more beasties at us as the crew of a colonising spaceship discover their new paradise in fact harbours terrifying secrets. The latest trailer finally gives us full-body shots of the infamous xenomorph – read our Alien trailer breakdown.

Kurt Russell in new Guardians Vol. 2 trailer!

We've been waiting a long time to set eyes on Star Lord's elusive father in the Guardians sequel. This new trailer finally affords us the opportunity, promising another rocking mixture of great music, effects and banter. Discover the Guardians Vol. 2 trailer highlights.

Meet the Beast in brand new Disney clip

Disney's 1991 animated masterpiece Beauty and the Beast casts a long shadow but from what we've seen of the live-action retelling, it seems they've got the tone just right. In this first clip the gruff Beast (Dan Stevens) attempts to coax Belle (Emma Watson) down to dinner – watch the clip here.

Remembering Bill Paxton

The versatile star of Aliens, Apollo 13 and many other classics sadly passed away last weekend, so we paid tribute to him by selecting his best movies. Check out our favourite Bill Paxton roles.

What's grabbed your attention over the last week? Let us know @Cineworld.