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 genesis of this comedy has been a difficult one. Director David O. Russell (I Heart Huckabees) disowned the project shortly after filming was completed, due to ongoing production delays following financial difficulties. This might explain the film’s poor performance stateside. The film follows Alice (Jennifer Beals), a small-town waitress who is accidentally shot in the head by a nail gun. Her lack of health insurance renders her unable to have the nail removed, leading to increased mood swings and hypersexual behavior as a result of brain damage. Alice then heads to Washington, DC to campaign for those with bizarre injuries, with the support of an unprincipled Congressman. No official website, but Wikipedia some has more details. Showing at key cities only.
Gael Garcia Bernal portrays a mysterious man who emerges from the Argentinean rainforest to rescue the kidnapped daughter (Alice Braga) of a poor farmer after mercenaries murder her father and take over his property. You can grab this at key cities only (usually where your big multiplexes or larger art house cinemas are located), but use Find Any Film to select the one nearest you.
According to the official website , the “much anticipated” big-screen version of the hit US TV show, about the group of guys who hang around and ‘support’ a top TV star (Adrian Grenier). In this film, art imitates life and Grenier is about to make his debut on the silver screen. Trouble is, he also wants to direct the film, despite having no previous experience behind the camera, leading to comic trouble for those who are there to look after him. The official website has the trailer and other tit bits; it’ll be showing at just about every cinema and theatre you can think of, so fill your boots guys and girls.
Les Combattants (Love at First Fight)
Intense sounding French romance, in which Arnaud (Kevin Azais) who looks set for a quiet and peaceful summer. That is, until he runs into the intense and passionate Madeleine (Adele Haenel). The official French website has the proper lowdown…if you speak French. Otherwise, check IMDB for a bit more detail. Showing at key cities only.
The Longest Ride
Not another Nicholas Sparks romance adaptation! This one has Scott Eastwood (fitty son of Clint), who plays a former bull rider looking to make a comeback who falls in love with Sophia (Britt Robertson) a college student who is about to embark upon her dream job in New York City’s art world. Sophia and Luke make an unexpected and life altering connection with Ira (Alan Alda), whose memories of his own decades-long romance with his beloved wife deeply inspire the young couple. Obviously, this will be showing all over the UK. The Official Facebook page has a bit more for you.
An interesting addition to the voluminous Sherlock Holmes cinematic canon, with Sir Ian McKellan playing Holmes as a 93 year old, long since retired private investigator, still obsessing over an unresolved case. Laura Linney co-stars in this elegant and witty production from McKellan’s Gods and Monsters director Bill Condon. The official website has the trailer and other stuff you should look at. Thankfully, it’ll be showing to saturation level, so you can see it anywhere.
It’s not often you get film’s about progressive, socially conscious vineyards trickling onto cinema screens. So if, wine is your cinematic poison, get and see this ‘audacious and poetic’ Italian film, which is on a limited release only. See the official Soda Pictures webpage for further details and screening locations.
And on Tuesday 23 June…
A well deserved cobweb-blowing off for this hugely influential mid-80’s sci-fi action thriller, the one that firmly planted Arnold Schwarzenegger and his physique into the consciousness of the world. For those who don’t know the story (and where have you been these past 30 odd years?), he plays an android sent back through time to kill the woman who will give birth to a man who will, in the future, lead a resistance movement against his robotic kind. The next instalment in the series, Terminator: Genesys, will be released on Friday 3 July. Check the Park Circus website for details of what big screens you can see this at.