A list of the new films being released across the UK, from Friday 15 January 2016. Use the Find Any Film website for details of which cinema nearest to you will show these movies.
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A professional contract killer (Craig Fairbrass), haunted by visions of his violent past, spirals out of control. As his work is compromised and he reaches breaking point, he is forced to defend his family from his ruthless employers.
The big release of the week sees that most legendary of cinematic pugilists Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) tracked down by the son (Michael B. Jordan) of his erstwhile rival and latter-day friend Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers) to train him to become as great a fighter as his father. But even though boxing is in his DNA, does he have the goods to deliver?
As with all sports related movies, the story can only go so much further thematically than others of its genre, but the interest here might lie in how masculine characters interact, bond and develop in a world that is politically and socially alien to the world Rocky first appeared in 40 years ago.
See the official website for more detail. The film will be shown all over the UK.
An eclectic (read: odd) cast (Jackie Chan, John Cusack and Adrien Brody) assemble for this martial arts action/adventure.
Roman leader Tiberius (Brody) arrives with an army to claim the Silk Road. Huo An (Chan) and his group of trained warriors teams up with an elite legion of defected Roman soldiers led by General Lucius (Cusack) to maintain the delicate balance of power in the region. To protect his country and his new friends, Huo An gathers the warriors of thirty-six ethnic nations together to fight Tiberius in an incredible epic battle.
Odd indeed as, despite the star power on display, this only has a limited release.
There has been some salacious discussion in the media recently about whether or not Leonardo Dicaprio’s character was raped by a bear in this film.
One can judge for oneself how confusion can emanate from such tittle tattle this Friday, as the film in question is released across the whole of the UK. You should be able to catch it at just about every cinema in operation.
Director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu takes a broader walk around the terrain of the male human’s stomping ground than he did in Birdman (2014), where he concentrated on a New York theatre and it’s immediate locales, by following DiCaprio on a trek across country to locate his remaining child following said bear attack and betrayal by his friend Tom Hardy.
Showing all over the UK; check the official website for more details.
Big things are predicted Oscar time for actress Brie Larson in this Josef Fritzl style abuse/incarceration drama about a mother who stops at nothing to ensure her son has an enriching experience growing up with her in the restriction and social isolation of the room they are kept in.
Possibly not to everyone’s tastes to appeal to a wider audience, it still has a fairly broad release and might pay dividends to those who experience what seems like an uncomfortable but winning drama.