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GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN. PG. Drama/True Story. 107mins.

Domhnall Gleeson (Ex Machina) is author AA Milne in this drama about Milne's son Christopher Robin and how his birth would lead to the creation of Winnie the Pooh.

Along with his mother Daphne (Robbie), and his nanny Olive (Macdonald), Christopher Robin and his family are swept up in the international success of the books; the enchanting tales bringing hope and comfort to England after the First World War. But with the eyes of the world on Christopher Robin, what will the cost be to the family?Hide

Directed by Simon Curtis ('Woman in Gold', 'My Week with Marilyn')

Starring Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie, Will Tilston, Alex Lawther, Nico Mirallegro, Stephen Campbell Moore, Phoebe Waller-Bridge

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NO ORDINARY SHEILA. G. Documentary. 1 hr 38 mins

Documentary on writer and illustrator Sheila Natusch, retracing a long life dedicated to sharing her love of New Zealand’s nature and history. "Featuring beautiful historic footage of the lower South in the 30s and 40s, this film offers fascinating glimpses into life as one of few female students at Otago University, and covers Sheila’s friendship with Janet Frame and their subsequent and unsuccessful foray into teaching. Moving to Wellington in the 50s saw Sheila and husband Gerald Natusch take up residence in Owhiro Bay, while she took professional stints at the National Library and Correspondence School." (New Zealand International Film Festival)

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MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS. M. Crime Drama.113mins

Sir Kenneth Branagh adapts Agatha Christie's 1934 mystery novel with an all-star cast including Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Willem Dafoe, Penélope Cruz, Daisy Ridley and Dame Judi Dench. Story follows renowned Belgian detective Hercule Poirot (Branagh) as he investigates the murder of a wealthy American traveling on the Orient Express, the world's most luxurious train.

Directed by Kenneth Branagh ('Cinderella', 'Thor', 'Mary Shelley's Frankenstein', 'Hamlet', 'Henry V')

Starring Kenneth Branagh, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley, Willem Dafoe, Penélope Cruz, Lucy Boynton, Josh Gad, Olivia Colman, Judi Dench

thor THOR: RAGNAROK. M. Action / Adventure. 2 hr 10 mins. The third Thor film, infused with the trademark humour of director Taika Waititi (Hunt for the Wilderpeople). Follows Thor (Chris Hemsworth) as he attempts to stop the villainous Norse god of Death, Hela (Cate Blanchett), intent on conquering Asgard - and beyond.

Directed by Taika Waititi ('Hunt for the Wilderpeople', 'What We Do in the Shadows', 'Boy')

Starring Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Hopkins, Benedict Cumberbatch, Rachel House, Cohen Holloway

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BAD MOMS 2. R16, Comedy. 104mins

Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell and Kathryn Hahn return along with writer-directors Jon Lucas and Scott Moore for the sequel to 2016's Bad Moms.

Amy, Carla and Kiki struggle to cope when their respective mothers visit for the holidays.

Directed by Jon Lucas, Scott Moore ('Bad Moms', '21 & Over')

Starring Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn, Susan Sarandon, Christine Baranski, Cheryl Hines, Jay Hernandez, Peter Gallagher

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WARU. M. Drama. 1 hr 26 mins.

Eight Maori female directors contribute a sequence to this feature which unfolds around the tangi of a boy who died at the hands of his caregiver. The differing lenses of extended family, community and national media are weaved togeather in a single sequence offering a glimpse into the conflict created among loved ones. Directed by Briar Grace-Smith, Katie Wolfe ('Kawa'), Casey Kaa, Ainsley Gardiner, Chelsea Cohen, Renae Maihi, Paula Jones, Awanui Simich-Pene.

Starring Tanea Heke, Roimata Fox, Ngapaki Moetara, Awhina-Rose Ashby, Maria Walker, Kararaina Rangihau, Acacia Hapi, Miriama McDowell, Amber Curreen

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A MINDFUL CHOICE: G. Doco. 73mins

New Zealand documentary on mindfulness and mediatation. The film - produced by two Ishaya monks from Greymouth - raises the possibility that humanity could live in peace. For this, a shift in consciousness is required; a shift that starts with each of us choosing for our own inner peace and happiness.

Directed by Tony Simpson

blade runner BLADE RUNNER 2049. PG13. Science Fiction. 163mins. October

Ryan Gosling stars in the sequel to the Denis Villeneuve-directed sequel to Ridley Scott's sci-fi classic. Returning are Harrison Ford who reprises his role as Rick Deckard and Scott who co-produces.

Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard, a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.Hide

Directed by Denis Villeneuve ('Arrival', 'Sicario', 'Enemy')

Starring Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Robin Wright, Dave Bautista, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Mackenzie Davis, Carla Juri, Lennie James, Jared Leto, Barkhad Abdi

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KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE. R16. Action / Adventure. 2 hrs 11 mins. Sequel to 2014's spy action comedy: The Secret Service. After the headquarters are destroyed, Eggsy discovers the US spy agency called Statesmen who join forces to defeat a common enemy.

Starring Taron Egerton, Julianne Moore, Mark Strong, Sophie Cookson, Colin Firth, Halle Berry, Channing Tatum, Jeff Bridges and Elton John.

Directed by Matthew Vaughn ('Kick-Ass', 'X-Men: First Class', 'Kingsman: The Secret Service')