New movies in the UK…as of Friday 29 May 2015

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A list of the new films being released in UK cinemas as of Friday 29 May 2015. For details of where to see these films, use the Find Any Film website.

The Connection

A French French Connection that sees cop Jean Dujardin battle drug cartels in glamorous 1970’s Marseille. The official website will give you more information; it will be playing at key cities only, so use the Find Any Film link above to see where you can catch it.

Danny CollinsDanny Collins US release poster

Al Pacino stars as an ageing 1970s rocker who can’t give up his hard-living ways. But when his manager (Christopher Plummer) uncovers a 40 year-old undelivered letter written to him by John Lennon, he decides to change course and embark on a heartfelt journey to rediscover his family, find true love and begin a second act. Annette Benning and Jennifer Garner co-star in this film, written and directed by Dan Fogelmen. Check out Find Any Film for where you can see it, the official website for the film is here.

The Dead Lands

It isn’t often that a Maori film hits the mainstream circuit. In this war drama, Hongi (James Rolleston), a Māori chieftain’s teenage son, must avenge his father’s murder in order to bring peace and honour to the souls of his loved ones after his tribe is slaughtered through an act of treachery. Vastly outnumbered by a band of villains, led by Wirepa (Te Kohe Tuhaka), Hongi’s only hope is to pass through the feared and forbidden Dead Lands and forge an uneasy alliance with the mysterious “Warrior” (Lawrence Makoare), a ruthless fighter who has ruled the area for years. Check out Find Any Film for where it will show; the official website has the trailer, gallery and about us stuff.

Man UpMan Up poster

Lake Bell stars in this Brit comedy as a 34 year old who poses as a woman 10 years her junior, when Simon Pegg mistakes her for his blind date. Comic adventures ensue, of course. The official BBC Films website with trailer will let you know a bit more. It will have a wide distribution so most of the big multiplexes should be showing it; check Find Any Film for where.

San AndreasSan Andreas film poster

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson stars in this disaster drama that looks suspiciously similar to 2012 as a rescue helicopter pilot looking for his wife and daughter as a massive earthquake tears the titular fault line apart…again, similar to the plot of 2012 but this time not involving a chauffeur driver. The official broadband crashing website gives you the lowdown and just about every cinema all over the UK will be playing it.

Sword of Vengeance

Medieval drama about a Norman prince, returning home after years in slavery, seeking revenge on his father’s murderer – his ruthless uncle. Gaining the trust of a band of exiled farmers, he leads them into battle against his uncle, exploiting them in his inexorable quest for vengeance. But will the prince sacrifice everything an everyone to fulfil his quest for blood? Showing at key cities only, the official website has the official photos.

TimbuktuTimbuktu film poster

Kidane lives peacefully in the dunes with his wife, daughter, and twelve-year-old shepherd outside of the titular city. In town, the people suffer, powerless, from the regime of terror imposed by the Jihadists determined to control their faith. Every day, the new improvised courts issue tragic and absurd sentences. Kidane and his family are being spared the chaos that prevails in Timbuktu. But their destiny changes when Kidane accidentally kills Amadou, the fisherman who slaughtered his beloved cow. He now has to face the new laws of the foreign occupants. Check out the official website for more; showing at key cities only.

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