Movies AND TRAILER: 10 summer blockbusters you won't want to miss

Long-awaited Pixar sequels, nail-biting action movies and the all-female Ocean's 8 - plenty of exciting blockbusters are arriving in cinemas over the next couple of months. Georgia Humphreys has the low-down.

Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard and friend.

Movies AND TRAILER: Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard on Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard are back together in the Jurassic World sequel but, as they tell Laura Harding, they can't get their kids to care.

Now showing: Book Club

Movies AND TRAILER: Diane Keaton stars in Book Club

Veteran actresses Jane Fonda, Diane Keaton, Mary Steenburgen and Candice Bergen, the stars of new film Book Club, talk to Laura Harding about misogyny, ageism and sex when you're past 60.
Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo.

Movies AND TRAILER: Cast and crew on Solo: A Star Wars Story

Solo: A Star Wars Story explores the origins of one of the galaxy's best-loved characters, Han Solo. Its star, Alden Ehrenreich, tells Laura Harding about stepping into Harrison Ford's shoes, while director Ron Howard reveals why he thinks the film will divide opinion.

Josh Brolin and Ryan Reynolds publicising Deadpool 2.

Movies AND TRAILER: Josh Brolin on Deadpool 2

Josh Brolin stars in not one but two comic book movies this year, Avengers: Infinity War and Deadpool 2. He talks to Laura Harding about getting in shape, bingeing on doughnuts and the reaction from his famous family.

Superheroes descend on Sunderland as Empire Minicon strikes back

Sci-fi and fanstasy fans flocked to Sunderland's Empire cinema today for its second annual Minicon.
Amy Schumer in I Feel Pretty.

Movies AND TRAILER: Amy Schumer on I Feel Pretty

After a meteoric rise to fame, Amy Schumer has faced more than her fair share of criticism. The actress tells Laura Harding why it doesn't bother her, how she feels about modern feminism and her hopes of empowering other women.

Nicole Kidman (centre) as Queen Boadicea, with pals.

Movies AND TRAILER: Nicole Kidman's new Sci-fi How To Talk To Girls At Parties

Director John Cameron Mitchell reunites with his Rabbit Hole star Nicole Kidman for How To Talk To Girls At Parties. He talks to Laura Harding about dressing up the Hollywood superstar in a huge black and white wig, running lines during the interval of her West End play and why we need punk in modern times.
Tom Holland as Spider-Man/ Peter Parker, Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man/Tony Stark, Dave Bautista as Drax, Chris Pratt as Star-Lord/Peter Quill and Pom Klementieff as Mantis.

Movies AND TRAILER: The Avengers Infinity War cast speak

Avengers: Infinity War has one seriously impressive cast, assembling members of every Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise. Georgia Humphreys hears from some of its biggest stars about why they love playing their iconic characters.

A scene from Foxhole

Female-led thriller to be a highlight of Sunderland Shorts Film Festival + win golden tickets worth £70

A female-led thriller is set to be one of the highlights of this year’s Sunderland Shorts Film Festival.

Dwayne Johnson in Rampage.

Movies AND TRAILER: Dwayne Johnson goes on a Rampage!

Dwayne Johnson is on a mission to make people happy. He talks to Laura Harding about memes, movies and why he wants you to leave the cinema with a big smile on your face

Emily Blunt in A Quiet Place.

Movies AND TRAILER: Emily Blunt and director husband John Krasinski on A Quiet Place

Working with your spouse can be a risky business, but as Emily Blunt and John Krasinski have discovered with near-silent thriller A Quiet Place, teaming up can pay off. Georgia Humphreys finds out more.
A still from Isle Of Dogs.

Movies AND TRAILER: Director Wes Anderson on Isle Of Dogs

He's known for writing and directing kooky films - and Wes Anderson's latest work, Isle Of Dogs, is no exception. Georgia Humphreys hears about his return to the world of stop-motion animation, and the inspiration behind the story.

Tye Sheridan in Ready Player One.

Movies AND TRAILER: Steven Spielberg on Ready Player One

Steven Spielberg returns to his adventure roots for Ready Player One, in which a group of young gamers embark on a journey to win ownership of a virtual universe called the Oasis. The legendary director - and the exciting cast he assembled - tell Georgia Humphreys more about the high-tech film.

Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara in Mary Magdalene.

Movies AND TRAILER: Joaquin Phoenix on his role as Jesus in Mary Magdalene

Joaquin Phoenix rises to the challenge of playing Jesus of Nazareth in new biblical biopic Mary Magdalene. The actor talks to Georgia Humphreys about how he approached the part, the film's timeliness and his own faith.

Aman Sharma.

Sunderland film producer's starring role in awards showcase

A Wearside film producer is to appear at a festival as it is hosted in the North East for the first time.

Alicia Vikander in Tomb Raider.

Movies AND TRAILER: Alicia Vikander on her action role in Tomb Raider

As one of the most famous action heroes of all time, Alicia Vikander relished the chance to step into the shoes of Lara Croft. Georgia Humphreys hears how the actress embraced the intense physical side of the role.

Where can you watch The Big Lebowski online?

Watch The Big Lebowski online to mark the 20th anniversary

This year marks the anniversary of the 1998 American crime comedy film The Big Lebowski, released in cinemas on March 6, 20 years ago.

Jason Isaacs is Dracula in Monster Family.

Movies AND TRAILER: Jason Isaacs on Monster Family and Harry Potter

Harry Potter star Jason Isaacs lends his voice to Dracula in the new animated comedy Monster Family. He sits down with Laura Harding to talk about where he takes his daughters on day trips, feeling zen about his career and his experiences with Harry Potter super-fans

The Oscars are being held tonight.

The Shape of Water leads Oscar nominations as Gary Oldman tipped for best actor

The Shape Of Water is widely tipped to be the big winner at Sunday night's Oscars as Gary Oldman leads British hopes.

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