Stop the presses: Cineworld cinemas have a whole host of movies for you to enjoy this coming Bank Holiday Monday. If you've sorely missed the big screen experience, this is your chance to dive back in with films ranging from the family-friendly to the superbly spine-tingling.
Here's what you can expect to see in your local Cineworld.
FOR THE FAMILY:
We're taking a sudden chill – and it's not because of the weather. No, it's because iconic Disney villain Cruella de Vil is taking centre-stage in her own, lavishly attired origin story. La La Land Oscar winner Emma Stone plays the proto-Cruella in her early fashionista days, giving it plenty of sass and vamp. Not to be outdone, British acting royalty Emma Thompson also camps it up as Cruella's nemesis, the Baroness. This escalating battle of wills sets in motion Cruella's transformation into a fur coat-loving baddie par excellence.
Come for the Disney nostalgia and stay for the fabulous, 1970s-themed aesthetic, ranging from the soundtrack (Pink Floyd) to the sublimely gaudy costumes arranged by veteran Jenny Beavan (Mad Max: Fury Road).
James Corden is back as irrepressibly cheeky bunny Peter in this sequel to the 2018 family blockbuster. Once again inspired by Beatrix Potter's endearing stories, Peter Rabbit 2 sends the tenacious central character on a journey to the big city. Can he resist the lure of the bright lights? It falls to his friends, including Flopsy, Mopsy and Cottontail, to remind Peter of what it is that he's left behind.
Hanna Barbera cartoon nostalgics and a new generation of youngsters are sure to get a kick out of Tom and Jerry's new live-action adventure. The warring cat and mouse combo this time gatecrash the real world, leading to all manner of slapstick hijinks.
FOR THE HORROR FANS:
Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren (Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga) are put to the ultimate test in the latest instalment of the 'Conjuring Universe'. The jump-tastic horror franchise now mixes up the expected supernatural terror with an intriguing courtroom angle, taking as its basis a real-life case where demonic possession was used as a case for the defence. Expect plenty of spooky new additions and scream-inducing set-pieces.
A Quiet Place: Part II (previews 31st May; opens 3rd June)
John Krasinski's 2018 horror A Quiet Place was a genuine marvel: a mash-up of family drama, creature feature horror and survivalist odyssey. In bringing us the story of the Abbott family, a brood besieged by sound-sensitive aliens, A Quiet Place proved to be a huge blockbuster success. The battle between the beleaguered Abbotts and their hideous nemeses continues in the sequel, once again directed by Krasinski and starring Emily Blunt in the central role as mother Evelyn.
Following the events of the first film, the Abbotts leave their home and attempt to seek out other survivors, all the while armed with their new ability to disable the monsters as they find them. When they come across Emmett (Cillian Murphy), they must confront a difficult question: is there anyone else out there worth saving? That razor's-edge balance between silence and sound is once again a character in and of itself, with every creak, footstep and rustle resonating with the doom-laden power of an atomic bomb. Got some popcorn? Try not to rustle it too much...
Click here to book your tickets for A Quiet Place: Part II. (Don't forget about our A Quiet Place double-bill.)
It's time to value your body parts as another grisly chapter unfolds in the Saw saga. Series veteran Darren Lyn Bousman directs this spin-off movie, in which Chris Rock's cop is forced to confront a series of hideous murders. The crimes appear to mimic those of the notorious jigsaw killer – but what is actually going on? Samuel L. Jackson co-stars as Rock's wisecracking father while the set-pieces are as wince-inducing and grotesque as we've come to expect from this long-running franchise.
The Walking Dead's Jeffrey Dean Morgan butts heads with unholy evil in this faith-themed horror movie (would that he had the trusty Lucille with him). When a young girl is supposedly visited by the Virgin Mary, it doesn't take long for wonder to curdle into terror as the real cause for the visitations becomes apparent.
FOR THE ADRENALINE JUNKIES:
Have you been holding out for the big screen Godzilla vs Kong experience? Your wish is our command: the rampaging new instalment of the Legendary Pictures 'MonsterVerse' is now playing in Cineworld, inviting you to duck and cover as these two icons of the silver screen duke it out in a colossal fight to the death.
Angelina Jolie stars in this relentless thriller as a smokejumper (forest fre fighter) seeking her own redemption. Sicario writer and Wind River director Taylor Sheridan adapts Chris Koryta's novel in which the haunted Hannah (Jolie) must rescue a young boy from ruthless assassins in the midst of a blazing Montana inferno. Sheridan keeps things barrelling along while the cast includes Aiden Gillen, Nicholas Hoult and Jon Bernthal.
FOR THOSE SEEKING OSCAR-WINNING DRAMA:
Frances McDormand landed her third Oscar for Best Actress in this engrossing, meditative mood piece. She plays Fern, a recently widowed, ex-school teacher who packs her husband's belongings into storage and takes off in a van. She then adapts to the itinerant, nomadic lifestyle experienced by so many people living in the vast American interior.
Director Chloé Zhao (also an Oscar-winner) adapts Jessica Bruder's source novel with sensitive insight and compassion, alternating Fern's fictional story with appearances from real-life nomads whose experiences are anecdotally woven into the fabric of the narrative. The film occupies a fascinating position between drama and documentary, and is bound to provoke deep thoughts about the nature of one's own life.
Daniel Kaluuya won an Oscar for his fiery, charismatic performance in this gripping drama, based on harrowing true events. He plays Fred Hampton, leader of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther militant movement. Hampton's incendiary rhetoric acts as a call to arms for his followers, at the same time that it makes him a target of suspicion for the FBI. To that end, the Feds coerce criminal Bill O'Neal (Lakeith Stanfield) to infiltrate the Panthers and gain beneficial intel, a process that begins to erode his soul and morality.
Which of these movies will you be watching on the Bank Holiday? Let us know @Cineworld.