If you are off to the cinema this weekend, below is a list of the main movies being released in the UK, as of this Friday, 16 October 2015. To find out your nearest cinema showing these films, use the Find Any Film website.
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Tom Hiddlestone is fast becoming the Brit film actor of the moment (his High Rise headlined the London Film Festival and our reviewer in…Maysa Moncao has had chance to see it). He stars as a seductive stranger who spirits away innocent Mia Wasikowska to his titular, mouldering mansion in this Guillermo del Torro directed horror, which follows a similar visual path to his Pan’s Labyrinth (2006). The trailer looks splendidly creepy and stunning, so lucky for horror fans this will be showing nationwide as a pre-Hallowe’en treat. See the official website for more.
Horror films of all styles will be flooding cinemas over the next few weeks, including this animation sequel, also being presented in 3D. Vampire hotel owner Dracula has relaxed his non-human customer policy, but is worried his half-human/half-vampire son isn’t showing the necessary vampire qualities.showing all over the UK, see the official website for the trailer.
It’s always good when cinema throws a curve-ball to jolt a multiplex audience out of its blockbuster-induced somnambulism. This film will be playing at key cities only so do look out for it, considering the plaudits it has already achieved (Jury Prize at Cannes and also being nominated for the prestigious Palme D’Or at the same festival). From Greek writer/director Yorgos Lanthimos, it is set in a dystopian near future where single people, according to the laws of ‘The City’, are taken to ‘The Hotel’, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or face being transformed into beasts and sent off into ‘The Woods’. Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz are among those traversing this teasing set-up. Check out the trailer on the official site to see why this kooky offering is worth a view.
J.M. Barrie’s play Peter Pan (and its characters) has been adapted so often and so ingeniously that it would actually be more startling if a filmmaker produced a straight film version of the original material itself. Here, 12-year-old orphan Peter (Levi Miller) is magicked away to the wonderful world of Neverland, where he finds both fun and danger, and ultimately discovers his destiny – to become the hero who will be forever known as Peter Pan. Hugh Jackman stars as pirate Blackbeard, Garrett Hedlund is Hook. The official website has the low-down. Check out Find Any Film for where you can see it.
There was a buzz at the recent Toronto International Film Festival about this Stephen Frears directed biography of the downfall of cyclist Lance Armstrong and our Maysa Moncao grabbed a screening of it, plus a Q&A with Frears himself. This will have a wide release, so check out Find Any Film for your nearest cinema. The film’s official website has more detail.
And on Wednesday 21 October…
The Last Witch Hunter
Fast and the Furious film series star Vin Diesel has been in the press recently, after a few snaps were taken of his physique looking less than it’s usual incredible, muscular self. Thankfully, he’s back on the gym-bunny bandwagon. Here he stars as an immortal warrior who has been cursed by a Queen witch after slaying her, thus separating him from his family. In the modern era, he teams up with Rose Leslie (Game Of Thrones) to hunt down the last remaining rogue witches. Showing just about everywhere across the UK, the official website has all the information you could possibly need.