A list of the new films being released across the UK, from Friday 22 January 2016. Use the Find Any Film website for details of which cinema nearest to you will show these movies.
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The 5th Wave
Disaster movie starring Chloe Grace Moretz. After four deadly tidal waves have left most of Earth decimated,16-year-old Cassie (Moretz) is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother. As she prepares for the inevitable and lethal 5th wave, Cassie teams up with a young man who may become her final hope. It will be released across a selection of UK cinemas; use Find Any Film to locate your nearest one. Check the official Facebook page for more.
Martial arts action about a young woman who was abducted in childhood and raised by a nun who trained her in the martial arts. After years of exile, she is returned to the land of her birth as an exceptional assassin, with orders to kill her betrothed husband-to-be. She must confront her parents, her memories, and her long-repressed feelings in a choice to sacrifice the man she loves or break forever with the sacred way of the righteous assassins. Starring Chang Chen, it will be on a limited release only. Check out Find Any Film to see where it is being screened. The official Facebook page has more details.
Attacking The Devil: Harold Evans And The Last Nazi War Crime
The Thalidomide scandal (in which the children of mothers who took the experimental morning sickness drug Thalidomide suffered life-long abnormalities and deformities) rocked the pharmaceutical industry when the story came to public attention, many years after the first affected babies had been born. News editor Harold Evans features in this documentary as he looks back at how he worked to break the news. See the official website for more, including details of where you can see this.
The Big Short
Set during the run-up to the housing bubble which precipitated the credit crunch, Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, Steve Carel and Brad Pitt headline a strong male cast as four outsiders who decide to use the banking system to their own advantage, which leads them to question everyone and everything around them. See the official website for more; the film will be playing at just about every cinema up and down the UK.
The Last Diamond
Yvan Attal plays Simon, a jewel thief just released from prison who is asked to nab the fabled Florentin diamond in this French crime thriller co-starring Berenice Bejo. Trouble is, a lot of other people want it and some of them are quite horrible and violent. No official website, so see IMDb for the lowdown and Find Any Film for your nearest cinema.
Lost In Karastan
A confused, washed up British film director (Matthew MacFadyen) is invited by a nascent state to make a national epic. Little does he know that he will be embarking on one of the wildest journeys of his career. Ripper Street’s Myanna Buring co-stars. No official site, but Bull-Dog, the distributor, has the trailer online. Showing at key cities only.
Our Brand Is Crisis
It’s not often that PR people get a movie about their profession, but here is one. Sandra Bullock is the communications whizz coming out of a self-imposed retirement following a gaff which ruined her reputation, to help a Bolivian Presidential candidate climb back up the polls. Billy Bob Thornton is her nemesis, now working for the opposition, who she wants to beat. See the official Warner Brothers Pictures webpage for more. It’ll be showing just about every place.
Ride Along 2
Ice Cube and Kevin Hart re-team in this comedy as brothers-in-law. Cube is a cop and the ride along is what Hart does as Cube patrols the mean streets of Atlanta. Showing just about every place, see the official website for the trailer and more.
The Visit: An Alien Encounter
Directed by Michael Madsen (no, not that one), The Visit‘s website blurb says it “takes viewers on a journey beyond their terrestrial perspective and into the unknown, revealing the fears, hopes, and rituals of a species forced not only to confront alien life forms that may or may not view us as a threat, but also its own self image and the most difficult questions of all: Who are we?” On a limited release only, so use Find Any Film to see where you can watch it.