It’s A Julia Donaldson Christmas

If you have a little one, it’s likely that you’ve read at least one of Julia Donaldson‘s picture books, and probably on repeat due to her simple rhymes and fun characters that are perfect for getting children interested in reading. And with beautiful illustrations by Axel Scheffler, her books have always been a favourite in our house.

This Christmas, BBC One are airing all of the short film adaptations of her books, including the new premier of Zog. Here’s a list of what films are on and when you can catch them:

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The Oscars 2016 – Nominations & Predictions

With the 88th Academy Awards (or The Oscars 2016) airing later this evening, here’s a list of the nominations alongside my predictions and hopes for the ceremony, which I will update later with the winners of this year’s awards.

Leading the nominations this year is The Revenant with nominations, and Mad Max: Fury Road with 10. Hosted by Chris Rock, The Oscars will be broadcast live this evening on the Sky Movies Oscars Channel (Channel 304), with Red Carpet coverage and live previews from 11.30pm, followed by the awards ceremony at 1.30am.

If you’re watching the Awards this evening, or catching up with the highlights tomorrow night, don’t forget to play #OscarsBingo for the chance to win Showcase Cinema tickets, too!

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Guardian Live Events Presents ‘The Russian Woodpecker’ – Including 50% Discount!

Guardian Live Docs brings together some of the most compelling feature-length documentaries from around the world, in a double bill every month with a new Guardian commissioned short documentary.

Set to be screened on 18th November, Guardian Live’s latest documentary is The Russian Woodpecker, which follows a Ukrainian artist who attempts to unmask a possible Chernobyl cover-up and deliver a warning as Putin heads to the brink of a civil war.

Keep reading for more information on how to claim your exclusive discount code below.

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Guardian Live Events Presents ‘The Hunting Ground’ – Including 50% Discount!

Guardian Live Docs brings together some of the most compelling feature-length documentaries from around the world, in a double bill every month with a new Guardian commissioned short documentary.

Set to be screened on 21st October, Guardian Live’s latest documentary is The Hunting Ground, and I have an exclusive discount code for you to use below.

From the team behind the Oscar-nominated The Invisible War, the documentary presents a scorching exposé of the startling prevalence of sexual assault at US institutions of higher learning.

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Woody Harrelson Lands The Villain Role in ‘War Of The Planet Of The Apes’

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Woody Harrelson has landed a key role in the sequel to Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, it has been announced this week, and will square off against Andy Serkis‘ Caesar as the human villain in the 2017 instalment.

Directed by Matt Reeves, plot details for War of the Planet of the Apes have been kept under wraps at the minutes, but it has been reported that Harrelson will play a character called Colonel. Sounds villainous enough, right? Reeves has also previously teased that the next film would see Caesar becoming a Moses-type seminal figure in ape history, who leads his people through the war he fought so hard to prevent.

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‘Spectre’ Will Make Its World Premiere At The CTBF Royal Film Performance

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The 24th James Bond adventure, Spectre, has been selected for The CTBF Royal Film Performance 2015, it has been announced today, and will make its world premiere on 26th October.

The CTBF Royal Film Performance is an annual event, which will take place at The Royal Albert Hall in London, attended by Their Royal Highnesses, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry.

The film will be the third Bond film chosen as an RFP title since its inception in 1946, and will be attended by the film’s leading actors Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, David Bautista, Monica Bellucci, and Ralph Fiennes.

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New Poster & Trailer for ‘Mockingjay Part 2’ – “A Sister’s Bond Is Forever”

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With tickets set to go on sale on 1st October for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, we have a new trailer and poster for the final instalment that we’re all dying to see.

Reaching cinemas on 19th November, the new promotional items center on the strong bond and compassion between two of the most courageous sisters we know – Katniss and Primrose Everdeen.

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Watch Jake Gyllenhaal Smash Up A House In New ‘Demolition’ Trailer

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Opening the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival, this week we have a new trailer for Demolition, which stars Jake Gyllenhaal as a successful investment banker, who is struggling after losing his wife in a tragic car crash.

From director Jean-Marc Vallée (Dallas Buyers Club and Wild) and with screenplay by Bryan Sipe, Demolition looks set to be one of 2016’s best dramas.

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Guardian Live Events Presents ‘Orion’

Guardian Live Docs brings together some of the most compelling feature-length documentaries from around the world, in a double bill every month with a new Guardian commissioned short documentary.

Set to be screened on 30th September, Guardian Live presents their latest documentary, Orion.

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New Trailer for TIFF15’s ‘Every Thing Will Be Fine’

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Set to make its North American premiere at TIFF 2015 in a few weeks time, the first trailer for Wim Wenders’ drama Every Thing Will Be Fine has been released this week.

The trailer and the plot synopsis for this are both pretty spoiler-filled since the events of the film are centred around quite a pivotal moment, so if you’d like to know as little as possible, then I’ll just tell you that the film will screen at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival this September, and it certainly looks worth the watch when it finally hits our cinema screens.

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New Trailer & Images for ‘The Martian’

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Matt Damon and Jessica Chastain are back en route into space, so if you didn’t like Nolan’s Interstellar last year, Ridley Scott’s The Martian might just be the sci-fi for you.

Based on the novel by Andy Weir and scripted by Drew Goddard, a brand new trailer has been released today, along with two images by 20th Century Fox earlier this week.

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First Beautiful Poster for ‘The Jungle Book’

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The film industry has gone a little mad with their live-action remakes of classic Disney films at the minute. We’ve seen Cinderella, Maleficent, Alice In Wonderland, two Snow White adaptations, Jack The Giant Slayer, Hansel and Gretel, and even 101 Dalmatians (many years ago!), and there are many which are still yet to be released, including Beauty and The Beast, The Sword In The Stone, Pinocchio, and The Little Mermaid.

I think that’s them all so far, anyway…

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Watch The First Full Trailer for ‘The Last Witch Hunter’

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After the teaser trailer for The Last Witch Hunter intrigued us all a few weeks ago, we now have the first full trailer, showing more of the fantasy world that Vin Diesel is a part of.

The film, directed by Breck Eisner, sees Diesel play the role of Kaulder, who, once a member of an army of witch hunters, is now the only one of his kind after being cursed with immortality by the Queen Witch.

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New Red Band Trailer for Michael Bay’s Benghazi Film ’13 Hours’

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Paramount Pictures has released the red-band trailer for Michael Bay’s upcoming action thriller, 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi.

Based on a true story, and in turn on the 2013 book 13 Hours by Mitchell Zuckoff, with screenplay by Chuck Hogan, the film tells the story of the six members of the security team that fought to defend the Americans stationed at the embassy in Benghazi when it came under attack.

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