Cinema guide: Joaquin Phoenix impresses as Napoleon, and Disney celebrates 100 years of filmmaking

Based on the book of the same name, Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes is the prequel to the multi million dollar franchise, the hunger games. Taking place years before he becomes the tyrannical president of Panem, it follows an eighteen-year-old Coriolanus Snow during the tenth annual Hunger Games in this dystopian action adventure flick.

Next - A look at the military commander's origins and his swift, ruthless climb to emperor, viewed through the prism of his addictive and often volatile relationship with his wife and one true love, Josephine. Action war movie Napoleon stars Joaquin Phoenix in the titular role, drawing heaps of praise for his 'magnificent' performance.

And finally - a film to mark one hundred years of Disney films! Wish follows the journey of Asha who makes a wish so powerful that it's answered by a cosmic force. Asha must save her kingdom from King Magnifico and prove that when the will of one courageous human connects with the magic of the stars, wondrous things can happen.

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