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


Panicking about your last-minute festive shopping and generally all things Christmas? Well don't forget that it's been another barnstorming week of news and features here on the Cineworld blog, so take your mind off turkey and gifts for a few minutes with our final Shortcuts news round-up of 2016.

The Blade Runner 2049 trailer has landed

You need to clear a gap in your schedule for this one. Ridley Scott's groundbreaking 1982 sci-fi masterpiece is getting its sequel next year, with Arrival director Denis Villeneuve at the helm, Ryan Gosling starring and a key appearance from Blade Runner stalwart Harrison Ford. Frankly, this trailer has given us chills like few others this year, and it promises something truly spectacular. Check out our Blade Runner 2049 trailer highlights.

Why Emma Watson is reinventing Beauty and the Beast heroine Belle

Of course, Blade Runner 2049 isn't the only epic movie we're looking forward to in 2017. Arriving in March is Twilight director Bill Condon's magical-looking, live-action take on the enduringly popular Disney classic, and star Emma Watson promises to reinvent Belle for a new generation. Cineworlder Nadine Shambrook investigates.

La La Land stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone make movie magic

Your new year kicks off in stupendously heartwarming style with new musical masterpiece La La Land, a symphony of emotion in which two of Hollywood's brightest stars illuminate the January gloom. Discover why Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone are perfect for each other.

Harry Styles makes his movie debut in Dunkirk

Yes, the One Direction heartthrob will be storming the beaches in Christopher Nolan's World War II epic, arriving in July next year. This got us thinking about the A-list movie appearances that really threw us for a loop. Discover our choices.

We select our favourite Christmas movies!

We couldn't end our final Shortcuts round-up of the year any other way. Get into the festive spirit the proper way with our 10 greatest Christmas classics, from It's a Wonderful Life through Die Hard and beyond. Check out the Cineworld greatest Christmas movies list.

What was your favourite blog news story from 2016? Send us your choices @Cineworld – and happy Christmas! It's been real. See you guys in 2017.