New movies out in the UK: Friday 4 September 2015

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A list of the new film’s being released in cinemas across the UK from Friday 4 September 2015, including links to official websites. 

For where to see the films use the Find Any Film website.

American UltraAmerican Ultra poster

Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart star in this action comedy, billed as ‘Jason Bourne meets Pineapple Express‘. Eisenberg is a stoner who happens to be a sleeper agent, suddenly reactivated for duty on the eve of proposing to his girlfriend Stewart. From watching the trailer, this looks like a lot of fun. Showing all over the UK.

Bait

Dominic Brunt, also known as Paddy in TV’s Emmerdale, directs this harsh looking thriller about two sisters (Victoria Smurfit and Joanne Mitchell) who are hounded and then some for a long standing debt. No official website, but the trailer lets you have a look at it. Use Find Any Film to find out where you can see it, as it will be on a limited release only.

Bronson

A chance to re-view this Tom Hardy starring biopic of the notoriously violent British prisoner Charles Bronson. On a limited run only, the trailer is on the Vertigo Film website.

Buttercup BillButtercup Bill poster

Billed on IMDB as a psycho-sexual romance between two “mutually obsessed soul mates clinging to childhood secrets. Closer to twins separated at birth than friends or lovers, they express love through sexual games of jealousy and subversion and seek escape from a reality they believe has no place for them”. See the official website for the trailer, showing at key cities only.

Cartel Land

With Kathryn Bigelow as Executive Producer, expect this documentary about Mexican drug cartels to be visually impressive and viscerally filmed. Indeed, it won both the best US documentary and best cinematography awards as the recent Sundance film festival. The official website has the trailer and everything else you need to know, including which key cities you can catch the film.

Closed CurtainClosed_Curtain_poster

Iranian film about a reclusive screenwriter, hiding away with only his dog for company, but whose tranquility is disturbed by a young woman who suddenly appears and seeks sanctuary with him. The official website has the lowdown; it will be on a limited run only, so use Find Any Film to find out where.

Dope

US teen angst comedy drama: Malcolm (Shameik Moore) is carefully surviving life in a tough neighborhood in Los Angeles while juggling college applications and academic interviews. A chance invitation to an underground party leads him into an adventure that could allow him to go from being a geek, to being dope, to ultimately being himself. The official Facebook page has the details; on a wide release, so check out Find Any Film or your nearest cinema.

Me and Earl and the Dying GirlMe Earl and the Dying Girl poster

Winner of the Grand Jury and Audience prizes at Sundance, this comedy drama follows Greg, a high school senior who avoids deep human relationships as a way to safely navigate the social mine field that is teenage life. In fact he describes his best friend Earl, with whom he makes short-film parodies of classic movies, as being ‘more like a co-worker’. But when Greg’s mum insists he spends time with Rachel – a girl in his class who has just been diagnosed with cancer – Greg discovers just how powerful and important true friendship can be. See the official website for more. It will have a wide distribution, so Find Any Film will tell you where you can view it.

Miss Julie

Liv Ullmann directs this version of the famous Strindberg play about the twisted relationship between an Irish Lady (Jessica Chastain) and her father’s valet (Colin Farrell), a duo united in a shared sense of loathing but also mutual attraction. The official Munro Films webpage has the trailer and the details. On a limited release only, Find Any Film will tell you where.

No EscapeNo Escape poster

An American businessman (Owen Wilson) & his family suddenly finding themselves in the middle of a violent political uprising. This action thriller co-stars Pearce Brosnan and will have a wide release. See the official Facebook page for more.

Ricki and the Flash

There has been a little blast of publicity about this drama from director Jonathan Demme, as it features Meryl Streep and her real-life daughter Mamie Gummer. Meryl stars as a musician who gave up everything for her dream of rock-and-roll stardom returns home, looking to make things right with her family. Written by Diablo Cody (Juno, 2007), this has pedigree. The official Facebook page is here. Use Find Any Film for details of screening locations.

The Second MotherThe-Second-Mother poster

Our own Maysa Moncao rates this Brazilian social drama quite highly and her review perfectly describes the issues raised in it and the quality of the film itself. Showing at key cities only, check out the official Soda Pictures webpage for which ones.

The Transporter Refuelled

Ed Skrein picks up where Jason Statham left off, as the former special ops guys who makes a living transporting ‘special’ cargos. Here, he teams up with a femme-fatale and her three sidekicks who are looking for revenge against a sinister Russian kingpin. This is the official website, it will be showing all over the UK.

And on Monday 7 September…

Draw On Sweet Night

Period drama about the Elizabethan madrigalist John Wilbye, starring Mark Arends and Doon Machickan. The official Capriol Films webpage has everything you need to know about it, including screening locations.

And on Wednesday 9 September…

How To Change the World

Documentary following the early days of the save the whale conservation movement. The official website lists all of the UK cinemas this will be screened in.

LegendLegend poster

Tom Hardy is a good enough reason to get a few of us to the cinema. Tom Hardy as twins sounds twice the reason then. Here, he plays both of the East End Kray brothers in this thriller from director Brian Helgeland. The official Facebook page will tell you all you need to know; it will be showing all over the UK.

And on Thursday 10 September

The Maze Runner: Scorch TrialsMaze Runner Scorch Trials poster

Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) and his fellow Gladers face their greatest challenge yet: searching for clues about the mysterious and powerful organization known as WCKD. Their journey takes them to the Scorch, a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles. Teaming up with resistance fighters, the Gladers take on WCKD’s vastly superior forces and uncover its shocking plans for them all. The official website gives you all you need to know, it will be showing at just about every cinema up and down the UK.

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