UK films out this Friday (w/e 14 November 2014)


A list of new film’s to be screened in UK cinemas as of Friday 14 November 2014.

Use Find Any Film to locate your nearest cinema for any of the titles below.

DiplomacyDiplomacy poster

Riveting sounding WWII drama from Volker Schlondorff, one of the leading lights of the ‘New Wave’ German cinema of the 1970’s. After Hitler has given orders that Paris be destroyed rather than fall into enemy hands, General Dietrich von Choltitz plants mines on the Eiffel Tower, in the Louvre, Notre Dame and on the bridges over the Seine. But Swedish Consul General Raoul Nordling steals into German headquarters through a secret underground tunnel and there starts a tension-filled game of cat and mouse as Nordling tries to persuade Choltitz to abandon his plan. The official site is here, but the film will be on a limited release only, so check out Find Any Film for screening locations.

The Drop

American thriller with Tom Hardy as a bartender who finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into his neighborhood’s past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living – no matter the cost. Noomi Rapace and the late James Gandolfini co-star. The official website is here; it will be showing across a wide selection of UK cinemas.

The Imitation GameThe Imitation Game poster

Lots of publicity about this film over the past few weeks, some of which hinges on this biography of gay code breaker Alan Turing apparently ignoring aspects of his personal life. The proof will be in the pudding as they say. Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Turing, Keira Knightley co-stars. The official website is here and the film will be playing just about every place.

For those interested in an exclusive interview with the stars of the film, Lily Donnelly (a colleague’s daughter) for Into Film can be found here.

Life Itself

Documentary about the renowned film critic Roger Ebert, based on Ebert’s autobiography, from director Steve James (Hoop Dreams) and executive producers Martin Scorsese (The Departed) and Steven Zaillian (Moneyball). The official website is here and the film will be showing at these key city locations.

Nativity 3: Dude, Where’s My Donkey

Brit Christmas film, following the pupils of St Bernadette’s and their much-loved, madcap teacher Mr Poppy (Marc Wootton). When their new teacher Mr Shepherd (Martin Clunes) loses his memory and forgets all about Christmas, as well as his fiancée Sophie (Catherine Tate) and the whereabouts of the beloved Archie, it’s up to the pupils of St Bernadette’s to save the day. The official website is here and the film will be playing just about every place.

Third PersonThe Third Person poster

From director Paul Haggis (writer of Million Dollar Baby, 2004), this starry portmanteau romance sees him go all Woody Allen as we follow three couples, in New York, Rome and Paris and interlocks their love stories. Stars include Adrien Brody, Maria Bello and Liam Neeson. The official Sony Pictures website is here; the film will be on a limited release only.

We Are the Giant

This documentary follows the lives of various people across the Middle East, following the recent uprisings in countries in this region. The film will be on a limited release only and the official website is here.

And on Monday 17 November…

David Bowie is

Another  documentary film, this time of the groundbreaking David Bowie is exhibition created by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (V&A). Described by The Times as “stylish & outrageous” and The Guardian as “a triumph”, the exhibition features a remarkable collection of photographs, stage costumes, and other rare possessions from the David Bowie Archive. Showing on a limited release only, the official webpage is here.

And on Tuesday 18 November…

Vatican Museums (3D)

Classic art fans will be chuffed beyond belief at this 3D tour around what is probably the most impressive art collections in the world, the Vatican’s museums. For those who haven’t been to Vatican City, this will be on a wide release, so treat your eyes. Official webpage is here.

And on Thursday 20 November…

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1Hunger Games Mockingjay poster

The big one to start the close of the movie year continues the exploits and achievements of Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) in a dystopian future where ‘yoof’ from different communities battle each other for food to bring home. In this installment, Katniss  literally shatters the games forever and works to save Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and a nation moved by her courage under the leadership of President Coin (Julianne Moore) and the advice of her trusted friends. You’ll have difficulty avoiding it over the next few weeks, so the official website is here.


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