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

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Happy Friday! Welcome to this week's Shortcuts round-up of the hottest news to feature on the Cineworld blog. In this week's edition: your favourite books-turned-movies, the sensational Hell or High Water, Harry Potter returns to our screens and more.

Cineworlders celebrate #ReadABookDay!

To celebrate the national day of reading and in anticipation of the new Bridget Jones film, we picked some of the essential novels you need to read before watching the big screen movie adaptations. Will your favourites feature? Find out here.


Hell or High Water stuns Unlimited audiences

Is it time to start preparing 'best film of the year' lists already? It certainly looks like we have a contender for the top spot in the form of the acclaimed new Jeff Bridges Western. Discover the rave Unlimited responses to Hell or High Water – and check out distributor StudioCanal's bespoke poster below, containing tweets from Unlimited members! How awesome is that?

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Harry Potter returns to Cineworld!

We may not be actual magicians here at Cineworld – but we're injecting a bit of magic into your autumn movie season by replaying each of the Harry Potter movies every Saturday in the build towards Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them this November. Yes, you are allowed to scream with delight! Book your tickets for The Philosopher's Stone here.


Win a Kubo-themed trip to Japan!

To celebrate the release of Laika's latest stop motion masterpiece Kubo and the Two Strings, we're offering lucky Cineworlders the chance to jet off to the exotic Far East where the movie is set. Enter our Kubo competition here.


Ben-Hur star Toby Kebbell records a special Cineworld message

Looking forward to the action-packed historical remake on release this weekend? Get ready by checking out Toby's introductory video – watch it here.

What were your favourite Cineworld news stories from the past week? Let us know @Cineworld – and have a great weekend!