UK films out this Friday (31 October 2014)

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A list of new films being released in UK cinemas from Friday 31 October 2014.

Invasion Of the Bodysnatchers

Reissue of the classic 1950’s science fiction horror starring Kevin McCarthy as a young, small-town doctor who discovers that members of his community are being replaced by emotionless, alien duplicates. Showing at these key cities only.

Mr TurnerMr Turner poster

Already receiving rave reviewers (and the talk of my own local Film Club), Timothy Spall stars in Mike Leigh’s biopic of the English landscapes painter J.M.W. Turner. Frequent Leigh actor Lesley Manville co-stars. The film will be playing across most UK screens, but use this intuitive ticket booking system to reserve tix at your nearest local screen.

Charlie Countryman

Or, The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman, the film’s original title. Charlie (Shia LaBeouf) falls in love with Gia (Evan Rachel Wood) a beautiful girl whilst in Romania. He is soon drawn into a dark and violent world, as Gia’s gangster ex-husband isn’t ready to give her up. The film will have a wide screening; no full details online, but there is an official webpage from the distributor here.

Nightcrawler

I hate movie websites that are so fancy and techy it takes an age for them to load up. Like the site for this Jake Gyllenhaal starring thriller. He plays a guy who stumbles across the world of underground crime reportage in Los Angeles. Rene Russo co-stars. The film will be showing all over the UK. The official website, if you have ultimate broadband download speed and have a spare year, is here.

OuijaOuija poster

A group of teenagers, led by Olivia Cooke (Bates Motel), use a Ouija board to communicate with a recently deceased friend, but are soon plunged into a world of terror then they summon up more than they bargained for. Samey looking slasher film, but just in time for a few Halloween scares. The official website with trailer and gallery is here; most UK cinemas should be screening it.

The Overnighters

The website bills this a modern day Grapes Of Wrath (194) documentary that follows a local Pastor in Williston, North Dakota, as an influx of migrant workers (most of whom have criminal backgrounds) flock to the town for what seems golden ticket work opportunities in the booking oil industry there. Use this link to find which of the key cities in the UK will screen it.

The Woman In BlackThe Woman In Black poster

Reissued following an original successful 2012 run and in anticipation of the Jeremy Irvine starring sequel to be released next year, Daniel Radcliffe stars as a recently widowed young lawyer who travels to a remote village where he discovers the vengeful ghost of a scorned woman is terrorizing the locals. The official website is still up and running here if you want to view the original shots etc, but the film will be showing across some UK cinemas so check out this Find Any Film link for those nearest to you.

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