New films out in the UK Fri 22 July 2016…read our list to choose what you’ll see


A list of the new films being released across the UK, from Friday 22 July 2016. The big releases are The BFG and Star Trek: Beyond. Use the Find Any Film website for details of which cinema nearest to you will show these movies.

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A highly anticipated film version of the beloved Roald Dahl children’s classic, an acronym anyone of a certain age will instantly know stands for Big Friendly Giant (and I’m showing my age as the book was first published in 1982). Steven Spielberg directs this tale of a young London girl named Sophie (Ruby Barnhill) and the mysterious Giant, The BFG (Mark Rylance) who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country. The official site has the trailer and how to book tickets at your nearest cinema (pretty much all of them around the UK).

ChevalierChevalier poster

Greek satire from director Athina Rachel Tsangari which puts the modern man and machismo under the microscope when a group of six men hire a boat and head off into the Aegean to find out who is the general best at a series of games, the winner being crowned ‘The General’. The tagline is ‘A buddy movie without the buddies’. If this whets your appetite, check out the official Strand Releasing webpage which details the screening locations (this will be on a limited run only).

K-ShopK-Shop poster

An interesting twist on a classic. A Kebab shop owner in London whose take-away is plagued by binge drinking yobs, takes a note from Sweeney Todd and starts butchering them…and using them in his kebab meat to satisfy his punters. Advertised with the tagline ‘You are what you eat’, this will be on a limited release only so check out the official site for where you can see it.

The Killing Of Tony BlairThe Killing Of Tony Blair

Firebrand Respect Party MP and former Labour MP George Galloway produces and narrates this documentary which looks at the money earned and the lifestyle lived by the titular former British Premier during and since his tenure as Prime Minister. A timely release, since the Chilcott Inquiry was published on three weeks ago. Showing at key cities only, so use Find Any Film to locate where, see the official website for more.

Ming Of Harlem: Twenty One Storeys In the AirMing of Harlem

This documentary looks at a New York man who lives in his 21st story apartment in perfect cohabitation with an alligator and a tiger. Only in New York! See the Soda Pictures webpage for the trailer and more; showing at key cities only, so check out Find Any Film for where you can see it.

Star Trek BeyondStar Trek Beyond poster

A mysterious new enemy who puts the U.S.S. Enterprise crew and everything the Federation stands for to the test. Co-star Simon Pegg (‘Scottie’) co-wrote the script to a film marked by tragedy, as actor Anton Yelchin (‘Chekhov’) tragically died in a freak car accident before the film’s release. Showing all over the UK, see the official website for more.

Born To Be BlueBorn To Blue poster

Hollywood used to churn our showbiz drink and booze dramas so often in the past they almost became cliche (Jeanne Eagles, Smash Up: The Story Of a Woman, I’ll Cry Tomorrow). Chet Baker (played here by Ethan Hawke) was one of the most famous trumpeters in the world. By the 1960s, he was all but washed up, his career and personal life in shambles due to years of addiction. This drama focuses on Baker as he attempts to stage a hard-fought comeback, spurred in part by a passionate romance with a new flame (Carmen Ejogo). On a limited run only, the official website tells you where you can see the film in the UK.

The FallZola Budd Mary Decker

There can be no doubt that the moment 3,000 meter runners Zola Budd and Mary Decker collided, resulting in Decker falling spectacularly to the track curb, is one of the most memorable images in Olympic if not sporting history. This documentary looks at what happened and the fall out for both women afterward. Showing at Picturehouse cinemas only, the official website tells you when it will be on.


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