A list of the new films being released across the UK, from Friday 8 April 2016. Use the Find Any Film website for details of which cinema nearest to you will show these movies.
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The Huntsman: Winter’s War
Casting one’s mind back, the first Huntsman film garnered international headlines when leading lady Kristen Stewart was found to have cheated on then boyfriend Robert Pattinson with the film’s director Rupert Sanders. Perhaps Stewart felt it was one bite of the poisoned apple and twice shy, for she is not part of the cast in this sequel, although Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Sam Claflin and Nick Frost are. Here, two evil sisters (Theron and Emily Blunt) prepare to conquer a fairytale land. Two renegades (Hemsworth and Jessica Chastain) set out to stop them. Showing all over the UK as of Saturday; previews only on Thursday and Friday. See the official website for more.
One for Robin Williams fans, this is the last film he made before his suicide in 2014. He stars as a devoted husband in a marriage of convenience is forced to confront his secret life. Check out Find Any Film to see where this will be showing. See Wikipedia for more about the movie.
This drama from Jacques Audiard, the director of the acclaimed French film Rust and Bone (2012), looks at immigration, a theme even more pertinent now than when this was released last year. A Sri Lankan Tamil warrior who flees to France and ends up working as a caretaker outside Paris. We saw this and rated it quite highly – see our review for why. The film will be shown on a limited release and Find Any Film will tell you where to catch it.
‘GoPro’ filming (a specific camera normally used for action sequences, it is small and easily portable) is fast becoming the norm in mainstream cinema (such as the opening scene in Sacha Baron-Cohen’s Grimsby). This sci-fi piece was shot almost entirely using a GoPro Hero 3, a special rig was developed to fit the camera onto the actors’ heads. Henry is a man resurrected from the brink of death as a cybernetic super-soldier who remembers nothing about his past. He is trying to save his wife Estelle, who has been kidnapped by Akan, a powerful warlord with a plan for bio-engineering soldiers. In the unfamiliar city of Moscow, Henry tries to avoid being killed while discovering the truth behind his identity. Showing all over the UK, see the official website for the lowdown.
I Am Belfast
Critic Mark Cousins writes and directs this loving ode to his home city, in what Variety has called a “special film”. He looks at the rich, complex and often tragic history of the Northern Irish capital. See the official BFI webpage for the trailer and screening locations.
This documentary focuses on Eugene Cernan the astronaut who, to date, is the last man to have set foot on the surface of the moon. The film looks at his preparation for his lunar journey and hears from the team behind him and his family members. See the official website for the trailer and more about the film and screening locations.
True story based drama starring Dev Patel as a 25-year-old self-taught genius, who failed college because of his obsessive, solitary study of mathematics. Determined to pursue his passion despite rejection and derision from his peers, he writes a letter to G. H. Hardy (Jeremy Irons), an eminent British mathematics professor at Trinity College, Cambridge. Hardy recognizes the originality and brilliance of Ramanujan’s raw talent and despite the skepticism of his colleagues, undertakes bringing him to Cambridge so that his theories can be explored. His pivotal theories propel him from obscurity into a world in the midst of war, and how he fought tirelessly to show the world the magic of his mind. See the official Warner Brothers webpage for more. It will have a wide release, but check out Find Any Film for your nearest cinema.
Sci-fi thriller from writer/director Jeff Nichols about a father, Roy (Michael Shannon), who goes on the run to protect his young son, Alton (Jaeden Lieberher), a boy with mysterious powers that even Roy himself cannot comprehend. What starts as a race from religious extremists and local law enforcement quickly escalates to a nationwide manhunt involving the highest levels of the Federal Government. Risking everything, Roy is committed to helping Alton reach his ultimate purpose, whatever that might be. Showing all over the UK, visit the official website for more details.
Freddy and his boyfriend Mo are trying to have a baby with the help of their best friend, Polly. The film follows the trio as they navigate the idea of creating life while confronted by growing harassment from a menacing local known as ‘The Bishop’ in this dark comedy-drama. Co-starring Kristen Wig. See the official Facebook page for more. Showing at key cities only, so check Find Any Film for which ones.