A list of the new films being released across the UK, from Friday 5 August 2016. The big release is Suicide Squad starring Will Smith and Jared Leto. Use the Find Any Film website for details of which cinema nearest to you will show these movies.
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The big film release of next week is this DC Comics big-screen transfer (on general release on Wednesday). Photos of Jared Leto as The Joker have snared newspaper space. The Joker is but one of a number of villainous characters who are released from prison by a shadowy US government agency to execute black ops in return for clemency. The trailer on the official site gives you a sneaky peak at a riotous actioneer that will be showing all over the UK.
Bobby Sands: 66 Days
Using eye-witness testimony, unseen archive footage, reconstructions and animation, this film looks at the 66 day long hunger strike undertaken by IRA volunteer Bobby Hands in 1981. See the official website for more, including screening locations as this will be on a limited run only.
Brian Cox gets to showcase his acting mettle as a Shakesperean actor left incapacitated by Parkinson’s. His daughter introduces him to a Hungarian woman who has acting aspirations of her own in this drama form fellow Hungarian Janos Edelenyi. See the official webpage for the trailer et al; this will be on a limited run so use Find Any Film for your nearest cinema/arts centre.
Sid & Nancy
To celebrate 40 years since the birth of Punk music, a reissue in key cities only for the film that launched Gary Oldman’s career. He plays Sid Vicious, the lead singer of The Sex Pistols and his destructive, heroin-fuelled relationship with girlfriend Nancy Spungen (Chloe Webb). Both died tragically young from their addictions. The Independent Cinema Office webpage has the lowdown, including screening locations.
Songs For Amy
Some of us may remember Sean Maguire from his Grange Hill and Eastenders days. Here, he plays a musician who writes an album for his girlfriend to redeem himself in her eyes. He his helped and hindered by his bandmates. See the official Film Volt webpage for more. On a limited run only, so use Find Any Film for your nearest cinema.
Sweet Bean is a type of bean paste, a much desired delicacy in Japan and the key ingredient in a type of pancake. In this film, a young baker is charmed by an old lady who claims to make the best sweet bean paste in the land. But can she hack the long hours? See the official Kino Lobber webpage for more detail; showing at key cities only.
Up For Love
French romance starring Oscar winner Jean Dujardin (The Artist) as a charming man who sweeps recently divorced Virginie Efira off her feet when he picks up her lost mobile phone. They quickly date, despite her misgivings, but it doesn’t quite turn out how either expected. The film will have a wide release.
From Wednesday 10 August…
Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates
Zac Efron has strayed waaaaay outside the clean cut confines of his High School Musical days and seems to star in a never-ending series of frat boy/party boy comedies. In this one, he and screen brother Adam Devine hope that their online pick-ups Anna Kendrick and Aubrey Plaza will be nice companions for their sister’s wedding. How wrong they are. See the official website for more and which cinemas you can watch it at.
From Thursday 11 August…
Cyber thriller – Emma Roberts joins the popular online game Nerve. But as she finds herself caught up in the thrill of the adrenaline-fueled competition, the game begins to take a sinister turn with increasingly dangerous acts, leading her into a high stakes finale that will determine her entire future. Showing all over the UK.