Welcome to your latest weekly releases round-up, and this week we're heading back into a galaxy far, far away...
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
What's the story? Felicity Jones takes the lead in the first Star Wars spin-off movie.
It is a period of civil war. The Galactic Empire rules the galaxy, and are putting the finishing touches to their ultimate super-weapon, the Death Star. The Rebellion plan to steal the its plans in order to detect a weak spot in which to destroy it. They recruit Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) to work with Rebel fighter Cassian Andor (Diego Luna) and a team to undertake the deadly mission.
Taking place shortly before the events of the original 1977 classic Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Rogue One charts the desperate resistance mission to seize plans for the terrifying Death Star. It's the first in a thrilling new series of stand-alone spin-off films. Under the visually stunning direction of Godzilla and Monsters filmmaker Gareth Edwards, a terrific international cast prepares to launch into a whole-new galaxy of excitement.
Passengers (opens 21st December)
What's the story? When two people on a deep-space mission are unexpectedly awoken from their slumber, they are forced to depend on one another for survival.
Jim (Chris Pratt) and Aurora (Jennifer Lawrence) are destined for life on another planet, but their stasis is suddenly interrupted 90 years before they were due to wake up. Unable to return to their slumber, they’re stuck together on a ship hurtling through the unknown.
As they begin to investigate the mystery the two begin to fall for one another – but will they be able to survive the deadly truth about why they woke up in the first place?
Two of the world’s hottest and brightest megastars Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence finally pair up for this epic sci-fi adventure from The Imitation Game director Morten Tyldum. Mixing their chemistry with some truly impressive effects, it’s entertainment on a grand scale.
Ballerina (opens 19th December)
What's the story? A vibrant, inspirational animated fable about an orphan girl who dreams of becoming a ballerina.
Ever since she was a child, 11-year-old 19th century French orphan Felicie (Elle Fanning) has wanted to dance. Her friend Victor (Dane DeHaan) promises to help her achieve her dream by taking her to Paris, where he plans to become a great inventor.
Making a great escape from their Brittany orphanage, the young duo embark on an eventful journey across country. In the capital, Felicie is taken in by supportive former dancer Odette (Carly Rae Jepsen), who finds her work as a house maid. But in order to enter the Opera Ballet School and win the role of a lifetime, she will need every ounce of determination - and not a little low cunning!
An uplifting tale of ambition, hard work and underdog tenacity, this delightful, elegant family animation reminds us of the importance of never giving up on your dreams.
The Eagle Huntress (opens 23rd December)
What's the story? A never-to-be-forgotten documentary about a teenage eagle hunter from Mongolia.
The captivating documentary presents the real-life story of a 13-year-old Mongolian girl named Aisholpan attempting to be the first female eagle hunter in her country.
Narrated by The Force Awakens star Daisy Ridley, The Eagle Huntress has received rave reviews with Rotten Tomatoes saying of it, "Effectively stirring and bolstered by thrilling visuals, The Eagle Huntress uses its heartwarming message to fill up a feature that might have made for an even more powerful short film", while The New York Times writes that, "In form and content, this is a movie that expands your sense of what is possible. A girl can hunt with an eagle. A camera can fly."
What will you be watching this week? Is it all about Star Wars? Tweet us @Cineworld and let us know.