WITH THE new year in full swing we have plenty for you all to get excited about at the cinema. We kick off with Bombshell (15) which is released in cinemas on Friday January 17.

The film stars Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie, and is based upon the accounts of several women at Fox News who set out to expose CEO Roger Ailes. When Gretchen Carlson slaps the Fox News founder with a lawsuit alleging sexual harassment not a soul could predict what would happen next.

Her decision leads to Fox News correspondent Megyn Kelly coming forward with her own story, as well as multiple other women, inciting a movement that reverberates around the world. Actors John Lithgow, Kate McKinnon, Connie Britton, Malcolm McDowell, and Allison Janney appear in supporting roles.

The next animation to hit the big screens is Paw Patrol: Ready, Race, Rescue (U) which zooms in to cinemas from January 24. Paw Patrol is a Canadian CGI–animated television series created by Keith Chapman, which has now been made in to a film.

In this high-speed adventure, the pups take to the track for the Adventure Bay 500 to speed into action when legendary race-car driver The Whoosh can’t compete.

The remake of the The Grudge (15) will be creeping us out from January 24. A detective investigates a murder scene that has a connection to a case that her new partner handled in the past.

The killings occurred in a haunted house that is said to pass on a ghostly curse to those who dare enter it. Soon the curse spreads to a terminally ill woman and her husband, and another unsuspecting couple who were in the wrong place at the wrong time.

The Personal History Of David Copperfield (PG) is also released in January 24. This film is about the Victorian era novel David Copperfield by Charles Dickens and not the American magician!

In this comedy-drama we watch the life of David Copperfield from childhood to maturity, with his own adventures and the web of friends and enemies he meets along his way. With a cast which includes Dev Patel, Tilda Swinton and Hugh Laurie, I’m sure this will be a popular one.

2020 brings some fabulous events to the Picture House. I will talk about these closer to the time but in the meantime, here are the dates for your diaries.

Kinky Boots the Musical (February 4 and 9); National Theatre Live: Cyrano de Bergerac (February 20); Royal Opera House: Fidelio (March 17); Royal Ballet: Swan Lake (April 1); Royal Opera House: Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci (April 21); National Theatre Live: The Welkin (May 21); Royal Opera House: The Dante Project (May 28); Royal Opera House: Elektra (June 18).