A list of the new films being released across the UK, from Friday 5 February 2016. Use the Find Any Film website for details of which cinema nearest to you will show these movies.
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The American Dreamer
Whatever your opinion of the late actor/director Dennis Hopper, who died in 2010, he was certainly one of the most interesting of Hollywood personalities. This 70’s documentary, now restored, follows him as he makes the follow-up to his seminal, wildly successful counter-culture drama Easy Rider (1969). On a limited run only, check Find Any Film for your nearest cinema. The official website has the trailer and more besides.
If you’ve escaped the publicity blitz for this big-screen re-telling of the classic British TV series about a group of old Home Guard officers and their adventures during WWII, you must be living under a stone. Credit to the casting team for getting a dream roll-call of the best of British stars (Toby Jones, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Michael Gambon and Tom Courtenay to name but a few) to assemble for this comedy. This should be screening all over the UK, but check your local multiplex websites to see when it’s on. The official website has the lowdown.
Jack Black stars in this comedy horror, as the author of the titular, bestselling series of books. A teenager (Dylan Minnette) teams up with the daughter of young adult horror author after the writer’s imaginary demons are set free on the town of Madison, Delaware. This will be showing all across the UK, check out the Facebook page for more.
Janis: Little Girl Blue
This documentary from Amy J. Berg looks at the original ‘Rock Chick’ Janis Joplin, who broke into the music scene but grappled with inner demons and addictions. Narrated by Chan Marshall (musician Cat Power), the film features wonderful archival footage alongside Janis’ personal correspondence and contemporary interviews. Showing at these key cities only, check out the official website for more.
Lee Scratch Perry’s Vision Of Paradise
Showing at key cities only, this is billed as a “fairytale documentary”. “A mind-blowing encounter with ‘The Prophet’ of the international Rastafari movement, one of the icons of the Black Power movement and ‘the’ inventor of reggae and dub and it is also a humorous adventure of epic dimensions.” For more on this project, see the official website. Search on Find Any Film for details of your nearest participating cinemas.
Remake of Kathryn Bigelow’s 1991 trend-setting action thriller with Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze, this time with Luce Bracey and Edgar Ramirez filling the respective roles of the young FBI agent who infiltrates a group of extreme sports athletes (led by Ramirez) whom he suspects are behind a string of sophisticated corporate heists. If you want to know more, look at the official Tumblr feed. Showing nationwide.
Icelandic drama about two sheep farming brothers who must battle to save their unique stock, and their own livelihood, from extinction when a sheep infection breaks out. See the official Soda Pictures page for more, including screening details.
Bryan Cranston is up for an Oscar for this biopic of the talented screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, who was blacklisted during the McCarthy Communist with hunt of the 1950’s. We were quite taken with this film so it’s definitely one to see and our review has more on this. This will have a wide release, but check out Find Any Film for where you can see it. The official website has all the detail about the film you need.
And from Wednesday 10 February…
Tagline: ‘Bad Ass. Smart Ass. Great Ass’. Ryan Reynolds stars in this latest Marvel comic-screen adaptation, as a former Special Forces operative turned mercenary, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life. Facebook is the official online source of information; click here to get tickets.
And from Thursday 11 February…
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
The wonderfully daft literary mash-up of Jane Austen’s famous romantic novel with a zombie outbreak in Regency England by Seth Grahame-Smith gets a big-screen outing with everyone’s favourite English rose, Lily James, starring as Elizabeth Bennett, feisty heroine and fully trained zombie slayer. So are her sisters and the foppish, soppy blokes they have to help out include would-be suitors Mr D’Arcy (Sam Riley) and Mr Bingley (Douglas Booth). Check out the Sony Pictures webpage for more; it will be showing at just about every cinema going.