A list of the new movies that will hit UK screens as of Friday 7 November 2014
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This intriguing documentary follows a group of boy chess masters in India who happen to be totally blind. Showing at only a few selected cinemas in the UK, the details of which are on the official website here.
The Case Against 8
Emotional looking documentary about the legal fight to overturn California’s ban on same-sex marriages by using the unlikely services of Ted Olson and David Boies, political foes who last faced off as opposing attorneys in Bush v. Gore. The film will be playing in key city cinemas only, the details of which are on the official website here.
Much hype surrounds this year’s Gravity, with Matthew McConaughey leading a starry cast. Director Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi drama follows a group of astronauts embarking on a mission to see whether mankind has a future elsewhere in the Universe when our time runs out on Earth. Mixed reviews so far, but expect something intelligent and brooding from Nolan (The Dark Knight). Co-starring Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Michael Caine and Ellen Burstyn, the film will be released across most UK screens and the official website is here.
Journey to Le Mans
Clearly a week for documentaries, this Patrick Stewart-narrated offering takes an intimate look at the feat of human endurance and the marvel of engineering it takes to compete in the legendary motor race. The official website is here and the film will be showing at selected cinemas, including some Vue cinemas here.
Russian tragedy about Kolya, a part-time mechanic who lives on a rocky shore with his wife and son. When a local mayor attempts to seize their house through a compulsory purchase order he calls in a lawyer friend from Moscow to help fight his case. But the wheels of justice soon prove to be slow, heavy and quite possibly deadly. The official Artifical Eye webpage is here with lots of information about the film, the film will screen at key cities only.
The November man
Pierce Brosnan shows there is life after playing dangerous MI6 agent James Bond with the starring role in this film about…a dangerous, ex-CIA agent who is lured out of retirement for one last missions. Another ex-Bond (girl this time), Olga Kurylenko, co-stars. Only showing at selected UK cinemas, so check out Find Any Film for details on your nearest screening movie palace. The official website is here.
One Rogue Reporter
Intriguing ‘prankdoc’ for those in journalism or media relations as tabloid hack Rich Peppiatt turns the tables on unscrupulous newspaper bosses. Through a series of stunts and interviews with heavyweights of journalism, film, comedy and politics, Peppiatt exposes the hypocrisy at the heart of modern journalism. Showing at key cities only, go to the ‘Watch’ link on the right of the home page here to find out which ones.
Listed as French surrealist comedy legend Jacques Tati’s masterpiece, this film follows his ubiquitous creation Mr Hulot through the travails of modern life in Paris as he tries to get to an interview for a job. Released through the BFI (as are other films by Tati in a season devoted to him), screening details of those key cinema screens that will show the film can be found here.
The Possiblities Are Endless
A Girl Like You singer Edwyn Collins suffered a life changing stroke in 2005. His rehabilitation is chronicled in this documentary from directors James Hall and Edward Lovelace. It will be showing at key cities only and you can find out where here.
Director Gianfranco Rosi’ roamed and filmed for over two years in a minivan on Rome’s giant ring road, the GRA, to discover the invisible worlds and possible futures harboured in this area of constant turmoil. Possibly more fun than bombing around the M25, the official Soda Pictures webpage doesn’t give much away here, but Wikipedia has a bit more information if you click here.
Say When (Laggies)
Keira Knightley is Megan, who panics when her boyfriend proposes. Taking an opportunity to escape for a week, she hides out in the home of her new friend, 16-year-old Annika (Chloe Grace Moretz), who lives with her world-weary single dad (Sam Rockwell). Showing across a wide selection of UK screens, but not all, use Find Any Film to find out where to catch this. The official Facebook page is here.
Released to coincide with the centenary of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas’ birth, this drama looks at a week in the life of aspiring poet Elijah Wood, who has seven days at a retreat to save notorious drinker Thomas’ life. Celyn Jones plays the great man. Mixed reviews for this so far, but the film will be playing across a wide mix of UK screens so use Find Any Film to see where.
The Skeleton Twins
Two long since estranged siblings (Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader) reunite in their thirties. Both are messed up and have a lot of emotional baggage, but they help to guide each other through the painful situations they create around themselves. But their tentative new bond is soon put to the test. Happy and joyous sounding offering from the co-writer/star of Bridesmaids (2011), the official website is here and the film will be on a limited release only.
And on Thursday 13 November…
I’m not sure what strikes me first about this film’s website, that the description of the film sounds like it was written by a 16 year old hanging around McDonalds typed it out on his iPhone or that part of the world is summarised as ‘a middle of nowhere Eastern European country’. Vinnie Jones headlines what is described as ‘the Hangover meets a Guy Ritchie type criminal action comedy’ – if you really desire to know more, the official website is here and it will be playing at key UK cities only.