A round up of the main, new films that will hit UK cinemas as of Friday 24 October 2014…
A veritable smorgasbord of cinematic delights awaits you lucky UK film fans as of this Friday…
Jonas Jonasson’s delightfully free-wheeling and madcap international bestseller is given a big-screen transfer starring Swedish comic Robert Gustafsson as the titular centenarian who goes on a wild adventure across Sweden when he absconds from his care home on his 100th birthday. On the way, we learn more about his incredible past life with various key political leaders of the 20th century. The official Facebook page is here and the film will be shown at most UK cinemas.
Set in the near future, a former soldier is taken captive and awakens in the back of a van with no memory of how he got there. Accused of kidnapping a child, he tries to put the pieces together but nine minutes and forty seven seconds later he loses consciousness again. Under impossible circumstances he has no choice but to search for the answers to the mystery behind his memory losses. Noel Clarke, Ian Somerhalder and Luke Hemsworth lead a sexy cast in an economically budgeted but pacey looking piece. The film will be showing at most UK cinemas and the official website is here. The Facebook page is here.
Two actors, both friends but now distant and who have careers of wildly different success, always have one thing in common – their love of the Moliere play The Misanthrope (1666). When the more successful actor turns up to convince the other to return to the stage for one last production, they consider the options their present lives are giving them. Clever sounding French comedy, if clever French filmic comedy is what tickles your artistic thing, there is more information on the Strand Releasing website here and it will be showing at key UK cities only.
Ronan Keating…in a movie?! Yes Boyzone fans here he is, in an Australian comedy starring Kath and Kim‘s Sharon (Magda Szubanski). Laura Michelle Kelley plays a farmers wife who becomes a singing sensation after recording herself on a webcam. Keating plays her husband. Showing on a limited run only; the official Facebook page is here.
An inner city girl finds love with a country lad as she holidays with her parents as they try to save their crumbling marriage. The official website, with details of key city screening locations and dates, is here. Susan Lynch co-stars in this prettily photographed Brit film.
Since when did the seemingly ageless Susan Sarandon (68) become old enough to play a grandmother to Melissa McCarthy (43)? No matter, McCarthy has lost her job, her husband and her car in one day but wants to go on a blowout journey. Her only option is grandma Sarandon who has wheels, cash and wants to see Niagra falls. think Thelma and Louise meets Waiting For God. Showing all over at these locations and the official website is here.
Time travel Spanish civil War comedy (and there can’t be many of those!) as a Sicilian member of the international Brigades on his way to the front in Guadalajara falls trough a hole in time onto present day Spain in a small village. From director Jonathan Cenzual Burley (The Soul of Flies, 2011). Showing at key cities only, the official Facebook page is here.
The title suggests that this might see a welcome and permanent goodbye to director Michael Bay’s seemingly endless robots-in-disguise action blockbusters. Mark Wahlberg is a new and thankfully light-hearted addition to the series, one of the plucky humans trying to rouse the few of our kind left after a near apocalypse when a new threat raises its head. The official website is here and, no surprise, it will be saturating UK cinemas.
Roll up, roll out or indeed roll in if you prefer, these are the flicks filling up the new UK movie release schedule this week…