A list of the new film’s being released in cinemas across the UK from Friday 24 July 2015, including links to official websites. For where to see the film’s use the Find Any Film website.
There’s nothing more scintillating than watching political or intellectual heavyweights spa on TV. This documentary about a legendary encounter on US TV in the sixties between Republican William F. Buckley Jr. and Democrat Gore Vidal shocked audiences back then as two leading lights of American debate descended into personal insults and name-calling.
Nominated for best documentary at Sundance, you can watch the trailer and interview with the directors on the Sundance site.
It’s not often film’s come along about House music, so club kids might want to pop along and see this French offering from director Mia Hansen-Løve. Based on the experiences of her brother (and co-writer) Sven, the film follows Paul (Félix de Givry), a teenager in the underground scene of early-nineties Paris. Rave parties dominate that culture, but he’s drawn to the more soulful rhythms of Chicago’s garage house. He forms a DJ collective named Cheers (as, in a parallel storyline, two of his friends form one called Daft Punk, who float throughout the movie), and together he and his friends plunge into the ephemeral nightlife of sex, drugs, and endless music.
Witty-sounding Disney animated feature about a girl, Riley and her inner emotions – Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness. The emotions live in ‘Headquarters’, the control center inside Riley’s mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Although Joy, Riley’s main and most important emotion tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school.
As with all Disney features, this will hit practically every cinema up and down the country. Check out the official Disney UK website for the trailers and galleries.
The Legend of Barney Thomson
Dark, Brit comedy about Barney Thomson an awkward, diffident, Glasgow barber who lives a life of mediocrity. His uninteresting life is about to change as he enters the grotesque and comically absurd world of the serial killer. Starring Robert Carlyle (who also directs his first feature film) as Barney, Ray Winstone and Emma Thompson, it will have a wide release, so use Find Any Film to see where you can catch it.
The official Facebook is here which, mysteriously, asks you to request a link to the official website!
Here’s an interesting oddity that is getting people chattering stateside. Arnold Schwarzenegger stars as an everyman who is faced with a terrible decision: cure, save or kill his beloved daughter (Abigail Breslin) when she becomes infected with a zombie-like disease. Arnie and Breslin seem very good if the trailer is anything to go by, in a beautiful looking film that apes the drained colour schemes of The Walking Dead, episodes of which were directed by this director, Henry Hobson.
The official website has the trailer and cast and credit info; it will have a wide release so should be available at most big multiplexes.
Ruth and Alex
Billed as a story about ‘life, love and real estate’, Diane Keaton and Morgan Freeman star as a couple who need to see their Manhattan apartment when old age means the stairs get too much for them. But instead of winding down, they start a crazy adventure trying to find the perfect place to move to.
Showing at key cities only, the official website has the lowdown.
Much has been written in the popular press about star Jake Gylenhaal’s physical training and resultant body in this boxing drama from Training Day maestro Antoine Fuqua. Gyllenhaal is a successful boxer, left behind when his manager abandons his ‘Great Hope’. He hits rock bottom, until he chances upon Forrest Whittaker’s retired fighter who now trains New York’s tough, amateur boxers. The film has been getting good reviews, even if the plot sounds like familiar ring-side turf.
This will have a wide distribution, so your local multiplexes should be showing it. The official Facebook page has trailers and more detail.
You’re Ugly Too
Brit dramedy starring Aidan Gillen as Will, who is released from prison to care for his niece Stacey (Lauran Kinsella) after the death of her mother. As they both head into the sleepy Irish midlands and attempt to be a family, they suffer a series of setbacks. Will repeatedly comes close to breaking his prison-ordered curfew and his attempts at being a father figure to her prove disastrous.
The official Facebook page is here; check out Find Any Film to see where you can catch it.
On Monday 27 July…
British comedy about two down on their luck brothers who inherit a country pile and decide to sell it, take the cash and run. Trouble is, when they arrive, the house is already occupied and one of the brother has a secret.
The official website has the trailer and other fun stuff. It will be on a limited run only, so check this page of the website to find out where and how to book.
On Thursday 30 July…
Further instalment in the blockbuster spy franchise. With the IMF disbanded, and Ethan (Tom Cruise) out in the cold, the team now faces off against a network of highly skilled special agents, the Syndicate. These highly trained operatives are hellbent on creating a new world order through an escalating series of terrorist attacks. Ethan gathers his team and joins forces with disavowed British agent Ilsa Faust (Rebecca Ferguson), who may or may not be a member of this rogue nation, as the group faces their most impossible mission yet. Sounds familiar, but what else would one expect?
Co-starring Jeremy Renner, Alec Baldwin and Simon Pegg, the official website will give you everything else you need to know about the film. Predictably, you can see it just about any place.