For fans of: Martinis and spy movies
Daniel Craig suits up again as James Bond for the 24th instalment of the Bond franchise. ‘Spectre’ reboots another pillar of the franchise mythology: the titular terror organization, a global network of supervillains last seen in 1971’s ‘Diamonds Are Forever’.
This criminal syndicate, which holds secret meetings led by a shadow-drenched puppet master (Christoph Waltz), isn’t 007’s only enemy here. He has also to contend with a new automated global security program, run by a tyrant (Andrew Scott) with plans to shut down M (Ralph Fiennes) and the whole M16 spy agency. Co-stars Monica Bellucci, Léa Seydoux, Dave Bautista and Ben Whishaw as Q.
For fans of: ‘Good Morning Vietnam’ (1987)
Bill Murray is Richie Lanz, a down-on-his-luck rock manager in this comedy from director Barry Levinson (‘Wag the Dog’). Co-stars Zooey Deschanel, Kate Hudson, Bruce Willis and Danny McBride.
When Richie takes his last remaining client on a USO tour of Afghanistan, she gets cold feet and leaves him penniless and without his passport in Kabul. Trying to find his way home, he discovers a young girl with an extraordinary voice and his last shot at creating an unlikely superstar.
Forfans of: ‘The Fault In Our Stars’ (2014)
Toni Collette and Drew Barrymore are Milly and Jess in this romantic dramedy from the director of ‘Thirteen’ and ‘Twilight’. Friends since childhood, their relationship is put to the test as Jess struggles to have a much longed-for baby, and Milly finds out she has breast cancer. Co-stars Dominic Cooper and Paddy Considine.
For fans of: ‘Philadelphia’ (1993) and ‘Milk’ (2008)
Roland Emmerich (‘Independence Day’) directs this historical gay rights drama, following a passionate young man who finds himself in the heart of the 1969 Stonewall riots. Stars Jeremy Irvine, Joey King and Ron Perlman.
For fans of: ‘Gulabi Gang’ (2012) and ‘The Secret’ (2006)
Directed by Brian Ive, ‘The Drop Box’ tells the story of Pastor Lee Jong-rak and his mission to protect life in his hometown of Seoul, South Korea. It’s a film about the the forgotten, the disabled, the discarded, and the one man who gave everything to protect them. More than 600 South Korean babies have been rescued by Mr. Lee’s ministry.