A list of the new films released across the UK, from Friday 2 September 2016. The big release is the remake of The Magnificent Seven starring Denzel Washington. Use the Find Any Film website for details of which cinema nearest to you will show these movies.
The Magnificent Seven
Handsome looking and smart-sounding remake of the classic 1960 John Sturges western, about a gang of renegade men who hole up in a small town to help a widow whose husband was murdered by an industrialist (Peter Sarsgaard) terrorising her community. Chris Pratt and Denzel Washington head the strong male cast, Antoine Fuqua (Training Day) directs. Check the official Sony Pictures webpage and Facebook page for the trailer and more about the film. The film will be showing all over the UK.
To like this post, comment on it or follow this blog, please scroll to the bottom.
Use the search function on the left of the screen to look for other reviews and updates.
The sweetly named director Rob Zombie has previously directed films called House of 1000 Corpses (2003) and The Devil’s Rejects (2005), so you would think that a film of his with the title 31 might rein in the horror, gore and general carnage. Wrong!
His latest venture concerns a group of carnival workers who are kidnapped and forced to take part in a series of deadly games, which they must endure for 12 hours to survive, in which they are pitted against a group of increasingly homicidal maniacs. Fun, fun, fun then! See Mr. Zombie’s official webpage for the trailer and more; this will be on a limited release so check out Find Any Film for your nearest cinema.
A Good American
For those with an interest in civil liberties, especially in the wake of The Guardian‘s expose of Edward Snowden’s claims about the National Security Agency and the phone records of millions of Americans, will definitely want to catch this documentary about cryptologist Bill Binney. Binney developed a system which would allow the authorities to gather data about terrorists without the need to listen in en masse to everything being said around the world. Why the NSA shut down this research is discussed in this film. Showing at key cities only, use this link to find the forthcoming UK locations.
Showing in key cities only, this Swiss film looks at a lonely private detective who obsessively watches surveillance tapes of people. When his tapes are stolen, a woman phones and blackmails him. He starts to come out of his shell during further conversations with her, falling in love with her voice. Check the official Facebook page for more information and use Find Any Film for where to see it.
A runner on a film in Belgium (Salome Richard) hates her job and makes an impulsive decision to change her plans. This coincides with her grandmother falling ill and going in to hospital and the girl resuming a love affair with her ex boyfriend. On a limited run only, check out the trailer on of the Mubi film website.
Dare To Be Wild
Ever since sitting through (and walking out of before it had finished) the deathly dull A Little Chaos (2015) I’m wary of films about gardening, so may well give this one a miss. This drama looks at Irish woman Mary Reynold’s dream to become a gold medal winner at the Chelsea Flower Show. Check out the official webpage for the trailer and more.
Obviously, this documentary focuses on the life and work of Brian De Palma, one of the most well-known of the ‘new breed’ of visionary US directors to emerge in the 1970’s. Directed by Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow, there are lots of behind the scenes moments of De Palma filming his most iconic works. See the official A24 website for more. This will be on a limited run only.
The Girl With All the Gifts
Thoughtful sounding Zombie film with Gemma Arterton as a teacher of a group of children, some of whom may hold the clue to eradicating the world of a Zombie causing fungal infection. Glenn Close is the scientist who has been subjecting the children to a series of experiments. They escape along with a special girl in Arterton’s class who is more inquisitve than the other children. Showing across most of the UK, see the official Warner Bros. webpage for the trailer and more.
Daniel Radcliffe stars as an FBI Agent who goes undercover to infiltrate a group of white supremacists in this drama based on real-life events. Toni Collette co-stars as his colleague. The film will be shown in key cities only. See the official Signature Films webpage for the trailer.
The friendship between two very different schoolboys is tested when their parents argue over the rent. Starring Greg Kinnear and Jennifer Ehle, this drama will be showing at key UK cities only. See the official website for more details.
The Lovers and the Despot
Based on the incredible true story of director Shin Sang-ok and his wife, the actress Choi Eun-hee, South Korea’s most successful filmmaking couple who were kidnapped by North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il, for the purposes of making movies in his country. They have only just divorced and find they have a second chance at love…but only one chance to escape. See the official TigerLilly Productions webpage for more; this will be playing in key cities only.