James Cameron-Wilson delves into the UK box office where the new Fantastic Beasts movie has been pushed into third place by Ralph Breaks the Internet, the sequel to Wreck-It Ralph and by Creed 2 (not surprisingly, the sequel to Creed). He also looks at the home dual-format release of the 1966 Charlton Heston film Khartoum, a movie James reckons would be impossible to make now. Lastly, he looks at some of the Golden Globe nominations, which might given an early indication of the Oscar front-runners.
James Cameron-Wilson examines the UK box office, led once more by the new Fantastic Beasts, with The Grinch in second place. He reviews the latest version of Robin Hood and Nativity Rocks while looking at the new home release of the 1979 John Schlesinger movie Yanks, starring relative newcomer Richard Gere.
James Cameron-Wilson looks at the eruption of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald into the UK box office chart and hopes somebody can explain what it was about to him. He also reviews a couple of character study movies for home release which he recommends, Columbus, from first time director Kogonada and Leave No Trace, from Debra Granik,
director of Winter's Bone.
James Cameron-Wilson examines a bumper week for new releases at the UK box office. He reviews The Grinch, Widows (highly recommended), Overlord, the World War One documentary They Shall Not Grow Old from Peter Jackson and Wildlife. For home viewing, he looks at Harry Dean Stanton's last film, Lucky.
James Cameron-Wilson dissects the latest UK box office stats, where Bohemian Rhapsody reigns supreme. He reviews new films The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, Slaughterhouse Rulez and Mike Leigh's Peterloo. Also recommended by James is the Blu-Ray release of the 1978 Australian eco-thriller Long Weekend.
James Cameron-Wilson discusses the amazingly strong box office debut of Bohemian Rhapsody about Queen and Freddie Mercury, as well as the other new film, The Hate U Give. For home release, he strongly recommends Whitney, Kevin Macdonald's documentary about the singer.
James Cameron-Wilson casts his eye over a UK box office dominated by sequels and remakes, with the latest A Star is Born (the 4th version) rising to the No. 1 spot and a new Halloween with Jamie Lee Curtis in at No. 2. James also reviews the Gerard Butler thriller Hunter Killer and looks at the Blu-Ray release of the Russell Crowe Christian Bale 3.10 to Yuma (another remake).
James Cameron-Wilson looks at the UK box office, topped by the ostensible comedy Night School. James reviews this and laments the difficulty in seeing Oscar hopeful The Wife, starring Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce. James thinks she must be a favourite, finally, to lift the statuette. He also looks at the home release of Elvis documentary The King, which he also recommends strongly.
James Cameron-Wilson looks at the UK box office, with two new films at the top of the chart. He reviews - favourably - The House with a Clock in its Walls and A Simple Favour. Tipping Crazy Rich Asians again, he also recommends Fellini's 1965 film Juliet of the Spirits, which has just been released for the first time on Blu-ray.
James Cameron-Wilson looks at the UK box office, reviewing the weeks new films, The Predator, Crazy Rich Asians and King of Thieves, as well as Puzzle, clocking in at No. 40 in the chart. He also looks at the home release of Apostasy before he and Simon Rose consider the 50th anniversary home release of Mel Brooks's film challenging the taste barrier, The Producers, which won the novice director a Best Screenplay Oscar.