NOW WE are into the New Year, we have some great films coming your way over the next few weeks.

We start with the upcoming American superhero thriller film written, produced and directed by M Night Shyamalan.

Glass (15), released January 18, is a sequel to Shyamalan’s previous films Unbreakable (2000) and Split (2016), cumulatively forming the Eastrail 177 Trilogy.

Bruce Willis, Samuel L Jackson, Spencer Treat Clark, and Charlayne Woodard reprise their Unbreakable roles, while James McAvoy and Anya Taylor-Joy return as their Split characters, with Sarah Paulson, Adam David Thompson, and Luke Kirby joining the cast.

I wonder if we’ll have another interesting Shyamalan plot twist in this one!

There have been several successful historical films recently, such as The Favourite, Victoria and Abdul and The Darkest Hour.

The next one to hit the big screen is Mary Queen of Scots (15) on January 18.

Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary Stuart defies pressure to remarry.

Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne.

But Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth I.

Each young queen beholds her rival in fear and fascination.

Rivals in power and in love, and female regents in a masculine world, the two must decide how to play the game of marriage versus independence.

Now we haven’t forgotten about the little ones, so the next kids’ film due for UK release on January 25 is A Dog’s Way Home (PG).

As a puppy Bella finds her way into the arms of Lucas, a young man who gives her a good home.

When Bella becomes separated from Lucas, she soon finds herself on an epic, 400-mile journey to reunite with her beloved owner.

After the success of films such as Million Dollar Baby, American Sniper and Scully, actor and director Clint Eastwood’s next film is The Mule (15).

Broke, alone and facing foreclosure on his business, 90-year-old horticulturist Earl Stone takes a job as a drug courier for a Mexican cartel.

His immediate success leads to easy money and a larger shipment that soon draws the attention of hard-charging DEA agent Colin Bates.

When Earl’s past mistakes start to weigh heavily on his conscience, he must decide whether to right those wrongs before law enforcement and cartel thugs catch up to him.

As with most of the films he directs, Eastwood will also be in front of the camera, this time playing Earl and giving us one of those classic Eastwood performances that we all love.

Before I go, I must mention the next two broadcasts from the Royal Opera House.

The first will be Queen of Spades (12a), which will screen on Tuesday, January 22 at 6.45pm, and La Traviata (12a) on Wednesday, January 30.

Tickets are available from our website.