There are some huge movies just around the corner–the next few weeks will see the release of Aquaman, Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse, Mary Poppins Returns, and Bumblebee. But, like last week’s, it’s another quiet one. That’s not say the movies lined up in the US are bad–both Vox Lux and Mary Queen of Scots arrive with big stars (including Natalie Portman, Jude Law, Margot Robbie) and good reviews, but they are unlikely to last long on screens before these huge studio monsters roll in.
The UK sees the release of several movies that already hit US screens back in the Fall, including the brilliant satire Sorry to Bother You and Robert Redford’s final movie, The Old Man & The Gun. There’s also the release of the first My Hero Academia movie, Two Heroes, which is a must-see for anime fans.
Over on Netflix, the big budget Jungle Book adaptation Mowgli makes its streaming debut. This lavish, star-studded movie is directed by Lord of the Rings/Planet of the Apes star Andy Serkis, and is a darker take on the classic novel. There’s also the Young Adult adaptation Dumplin’, starring Jennifer Aniston and featuring the songs of country legend Dolly Parton. So here’s the week’s new releases in the both the US and UK.