New films out in the UK Friday 7 Oct 2016. Don’t know what to see at the cinema this weekend? Read our list for help.

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A list of the new films released across the UK, from Friday 7 October 2016. The big release is War On Everyone starring Alexander Skarsgard. Use the Film List website for details of which cinema nearest to you will show these movies.

War On Everyone

Lots of splendid social media has been clogging up the broadband cables over the past week or so for this favourably reviewed comedy starring Alexander Skarsgard and Michael Pena as two crooked cops who blackmail and frame every poor, unfortunate criminal who happens across them. That is, until they try it on someone who may (or may not be) much, much bigger than they are. Check out the official website for more info including the trailer. It will have a wide release, but the website will help you book tickets for your nearest cinema.

Blood FatherBlood Father poster

Mel Gibson has been relatively quiet over the past few years. In this action film, he stars as a father trying to protect his daughter from a drug cartel that wants her dead. Good reviews from the critics, but the film failed to ignite the US box office. Will European and international audiences be more forgiving of the matinee idol whose reputation took a nosedive following monumentally bad news stories a few years back? Wikipedia has details about the film; Film List will tell you which UK cinemas are showing it.

The Greasy Stranglerthe-greasy-strangler-poster

This sounds like a kinky Tim Burton movie. From their Facebook page: Ronnie runs a Disco Walking tour in L.A. along with his son, Brayden. When a sexy, alluring woman comes to take the tour, it begins a competition between father and son for her attentions. It also signals the appearance of an oily, slimy, inhuman maniac who stalks the streets at night and strangles the innocent, soon dubbed ‘The Greasy Strangler.’ Showing at these cinemas only.

My Scientology Moviemy-scientology-movie-poster

Louis Theroux is used to making documentaries about odd or unsavoury characters such as Jimmy Saville so he seems the right person to tackle the mighty and decidedly strange (to outsiders) Church of Scientology. The BBC Films website has more information; this will be playing in key cities only.

The 13ththe-13th-poster

Filmed in total secrecy, director Ava DuVernay’s documentary looks into the issue of the ethnicity of US prisoner, arguing that it perpetuates a form of slavery in direct contravention of the US constitution. No official website, but this will be on a limited release. Use Film List to find participating cinemas.

The Guv’northe-guvnor-poster

This documentary chronicles the life of Lenny McLean, one of Britain’s most notorious bare-knuckle fighters, told by his son Jamie. Showing in participating London cinemas only. See the IMBd page for more detail.

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