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30 films to get you excited for 2019

With mere weeks left of 2018, a new year of cinema beckons. And, boy, has it got us excited!

There are new films from Jordan Peele, Quentin Tarantino and Barry Jenkins; new entries in the Avengers, Jumanji and Star Wars franchises; and even an upscale for popular TV show Downton Abbey.

Following on from our list of most-anticipated animated films, we now present thirty live-action features that we can’t wait to see in 2019…

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Chickens and Scandal! What the Inbetweeners did next…

‘Unfortunately this is it.’ So said Simon Bird at the premiere of The Inbetweeners 2, seemingly marking the end of an era for the crude antics of the boys from North-West London.

From 2008 to 2014, Bird, Joe Thomas, James Buckley and Blake Harrison leant their talents to the roles of Will, Simon, Jay and Neil – aka ‘the inbetweeners’ – for three television series and two hit films, all under the gleeful eyes of series-creators Iain Morris and Damon Beesley.

Coinciding with the series – which exploited the grim realties of British state school adolescence for smutty humour – reaching its tenth anniversary, Morris and Beesley have teamed up with Thomas for a new project, albeit one not a million miles from The Inbetweeners in tone.

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Every Disney remake currently in production…

Ever since Alice in Wonderland became a $1bn success for Disney – for pity’s sake, don’t mention Through the Looking Glass – the House of Mouse have set about replicating their animated successes of the past with ‘live-action’ remakes.

Cinderella was a charming delight, The Jungle Book a triumph and Beauty and the Beast a joyful escapade in froth.

When Disney run out of animated classics to remake in the ‘live-action’ format, can viewers expect animated remakes of live-action classics?

That day is, however, a long way off. Here are all the ‘live-action’ remakes coming your way…

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Could *THIS* be the next Greatest Showman?

Talk to the wrong people and they’ll tell you that La La Land saved the musical, reviving the genre from the distant past. Like we said, wrong.

However, with Beauty and the Beast taking $1bn at the international box office and The Greatest Showman newly out on DVD – whilst STILL in cinemas – it’s undeniable that musicals are very much in vogue at the moment.

With film studios clamouring to find the next hit sing-a-long, we’ve rounded up five musicals heading your way before the year’s out. Could one of them be the next Greatest Showman

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