Film Previews: Moana, Passengers and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

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The Disney Princess franchise welcomes a new member this Friday with animated feature film Moana opening in theatres across the UK.

The movie features the voice talents of Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and newcomer Auli’I Cravhalo. It follows the story of a Polynesian Chief’s daughter who is chosen by the ocean to embark on an epic adventure in order to save her people from an evil curse.

Moana is Disney’s 56th animated feature film and has already received positive reviews in the US following its release on November 23rd.

Check out the trailer below:

In a movie culture dominated by franchises and shared universes, the refreshingly original blockbuster Passengers hits theatres in December.  The movie stars current critical and commercial darlings Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence.

Pratt and Lawrence play two space-voyagers unexpectedly woken from cryogenic sleep, midway through a 120-year journey to a distant colonised planet. Refreshingly for a modern-day blockbuster, details are rather thin on the ground for this film. Morten Tylden of Headhunters and The Imitation Game directs.

Watch the trailer below:


Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is due for release in the UK on the 15th of December.

It’s the first installment of the Star Wars Anthology series so will not include familiar faces Hans Solo or comical side kick C3PO. However, fans will see an the return of Darth Vader voiced by legend James Earl Jones, reprising his role from the original trilogy.

The movie stars Academy Award nominee Felicity Jones alongside previous Bond Villain Mads Mikkelson.

Check out the trailer below: