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Twenty-two years after the original Robin Williams film comes the sequel to 1995’s Jumanji.

From Joe Wright, the British director behind such period dramas as Atonement and Anna Karenina, comes Darkest Hour the true story behind Winston Churchill’s early days as Prime Minister.

United Kingdom

Written and directed by Rian Johnson, this much anticipated second instalment in the latest Star Wars trilogy follows on directly from 2015’s well received The Force Awakens.

Ahead of the official announcement of this years Oscar nominations, PAUL STEWARD predicts who has the best chance of taking home a golden statuette.

Florida

World famous detective, Hercule Poirot gets a big screen makeover in this all-star adaptation of the classic Agatha Christie novel.

After the huge success of his first big screen outing in 2014, everybody’s favourite little bear returns to our screens for this much anticipated sequel.

London

Scottish director Armando Iannucci brings us this Soviet satire detailing the final days of Russian dictator Joseph Stalin and the subsequent scramble for power after his death.

Marvel’s god of thunder returns for his third solo outing, this time teaming with the Incredible Hulk, as he attempts to prevent Ragnarok the end of all things.

New Zealand

Gardening expert, Barbara Segall was at Harts Books in Saffron Walden on Wednesday, December 6, talking about her new book, Secret Gardens of East Anglia.

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Actor Stephen McGann was among friends when he came to talk about his new book, Flesh and Blood at Harts bookshop in Saffron Walden.

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Want to watch a murder over your Friday night dinner? A murder mystery set in Victorian England will unfold its mysteries in front of diners at the King Edward VI at Almshoe, Saffron Walden on December 8 and at Abbey Barn, St Marks College, Audley End on December 15.

United Kingdom

Based on the bestselling novel by Jo Nesbo, Michael Fassbender stars as a Norwegian detective on the hunt for a serial killer who leaves snowmen at the scenes of his crimes.

Thirty five years after the seminal original, Blade Runner director Ridley Scott hands the reigns to French Canadian filmmaker Denis Vilneuve for this long awaited sequel.

After the success of 2014’s Kingsman: The Secret Service, British Director Matthew Vaughan and scriptwriter Jane Goldman return for this sequel following the continuing exploits of Taron Egertons secret agent Eggsy.

London

From Taylor Sheridan, the Script writer behind Sicario and Hell or High Water comes Wind River, a dark tale of murder set on a Native American reservation in rural Wyoming.

Families are invited to the 10th annual Cambridge Festival of Ideas from October 16-29 (going through half-term) with talks, story-telling, games, exhibitions and interactive fun. There are hundreds of free events over two weeks.

Anglia Ruskin University

Families can learn more about the people who lived on the banks of the River Cam thousands of years ago, and about the latest reseach on DNA during half-term at the Wellcome Genome Campus Conference Centre in Hinxton.

United Kingdom

Adapted from the 1994 novel by British author Peter Ackroyd, The Limehouse Golem stars Bill Nighy as a seasoned detective sent to investigate a series of grisly murders in Victorian London.

London

Following a self imposed retirement, acclaimed director Steven Soderberg returns with Logan Lucky, his first feature film in four years.

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