Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them (12A): The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York’s secret community of witches and wizards, 70 years before Harry Potter reads his book in school. Fantasy adventure starring Eddie Redmayne, Johnny Depp, Ron Perlman and Colin Farrell.
Allied (15): In 1942, an intelligence officer in North Africa encounters a female French Resistance fighter on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. When they reunite in London, their relationship is tested by the pressures of war. Romantic wartime drama directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Brad Pitt.
Moana (PG): In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by Maui reaches an impetuous chieftain’s daughter’s island, she answers the ocean’s call to seek out the demi-god to set things right. Animated Disney adventure starring the voice of Dwayne Johnson.
Sully: Miracle on the Hudson (12A): The story of Chesley Sullenberger, an American pilot who became a hero after landing his damaged plane on the Hudson River in order to save the flight’s passengers and crew. Dramatic true story directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Tom Hanks.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (12A): The Rebellion makes a risky move to steal the plans for the Death Star, setting up the epic saga to follow. Sci-fi adventure starring Mads Mikkelsen.
CHRISTMAS would be incomplete without a family outing to see Tchaikovsky’s ballet, The Nutcracker, which will be broadcast live at Ventnor Arts Club on Thursday.
The latest production by The Royal Ballet, introduced by Darcey Bussell, is one of ballet’s most enchanting tales, about a Christmas tree that magically grows and features a battle between toy soldiers and an army of mice, led by The Mouse King.
Principal dancer, Lauren Cuthbertson, will perform in the role of the Sugar Plum Fairy.
The production will feature more than 600 stunning costumes. It starts at 7pm.
Fans of Michael Caine will be able to enjoy his most famous role when Gurnard Film Society shows comedy caper movie The Italian Job (PG) at Gurnard Village Hall this evening (Friday).
In it, a criminal gang plan to steal a gold shipment from the streets of Turin by creating a traffic jam. It also stars Benny Hill and Noel Coward. It starts at 7.30pm.
Ventnor Arts Club will be showing two hugely popular music documentaries next week.
On Tuesday, the film Supersonic (15), an in-depth look at the life and music of Manchester-based rock band, Oasis, will be screened.
Ron Howard directs a new look at 60s pop legends, The Beatles, in Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years (12A), on Wednesday.
Both films start at 7.30pm.