The Fireman by Joe Hill (2016)

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Page count:
752 [including credits and acknowledgements]

Format:
Hardcover

ISBN:
978-0-06-220063-1

 

A deadly spore has infected most of the planet’s population causing them to spontaneously combust. When Harper Willowes becomes infected, she is happily married and working as a volunteer nurse around the clock to ease the suffering of those afflicted with Draco incendia trychophyton.

When the tell-tale black and gold markings appear, confirming that she has contracted the disease, Harper’s world turns upside-down. She discovers that she is also pregnant and that her husband isn’t the man she thought he was.

Harper flees her home and is rescued by John Rookwood, AKA The Fireman. John takes Harper back to a secluded camp where people with Draco incendia trychophyton hide from the extermination crews and learn to coexist with the spore that inhabits their bodies. But can a new community coexist with each other over the long term or will the camp erupt while the rest of the world burns?

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Bridget Jones’s Baby (2016)

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Director:
Sharon Maguire

Starring:
Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth, Patrick Dempsey

Other notable appearances:
Gemma Jones, Jim Broadbent, Sally Phillips, Shirley Henderson, James Callis, Sarah Solemani, Joanna Scanlan, Neil Pearson, Kate O’Flynn, Ed Sheeran, Emma Thompson

Running time:
123 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
Bridget Jones’s Diary, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, Love Actually, Nine Months

 

Bridget Jones (Zellweger) returns in her third adventure which takes place 10 years after the events of Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason. This time around Bridget is at her perfect weight, she and Mark Darcy (Firth) have broken up with the latter having been married for some time, and she is at the top of her career game.

When Bridget sleeps with the dashing Jack Qwant (Dempsey) and Mark within a couple of weeks of each other while using expired condoms, she falls pregnant. Mayhem and comedy ensue.

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Black Mass (2015)

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Director:
Scott Cooper

Starring:
Johnny Depp, Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch

Other notable appearances:
Kevin Bacon, Peter Sarsgaard, Jesse Plemons, Adam Scott, David Harbour, Dakota Johnson, Corey Stoll

Running time:
123 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities, Bridge of Spies, Public Enemies

 

Inspired by the true story of James “Whitey” Bulger — informant to the FBI, Irish mobster and leader of the Winter Hill Gang in South Boston, and brother of a state senator.

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Sully (2016)

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Director:
Clint Eastwood

Starring:
Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney

Other notable appearances:
Mike O’Malley, Jamey Sheridan, Anna Gunn, Katie Couric, Chris Bauer, Ann Cusack

Running time:
96 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
Captain Phillips, The Perfect Storm, American Sniper, 127 Hours

 

Sully is based on the true story of pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger whose heroic actions and quick thinking saved the lives of 155 passengers and crew.

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Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016)

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Director:
Mandie Fletcher

Starring:
Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, Julia Sawalha, Indeyarna Donaldson-Holness

Other notable appearances:
Jane Horrocks, June Whitfield, Kate Moss, Mo Gaffney, Christopher Ryan, Celia Imrie, Harriet Thorpe, Helen Lederer, Lulu, Emma Bunton, Gwendoline Christie, Chris Colfer, Graham Norton, Mark Gatiss, Stella McCartney, Jerry Hall, Jon Hamm, Dawn French, Rebel Wilson, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Barry Humphries, Dame Edna Everage, Joan Collins, so many more supermodels and cameos

Running time:
91 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
Absolutely Fabulous, Bridesmaids, Zoolander

 

When absolutely fabulous PR agent Eddy Monsoon (Saunders) is accused of killing Kate Moss (Moss), she and equally fabulous best friend Patsy Stone (Lumley) flee the country. Adventure and hilarity ensue.

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