Film review by Jason Day of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, starring Gary Oldman as an aged vampire who meets a woman who is the physical reincarnation of his long-dead bride. Co-starring Winona Ryder, Anthony Hopkins and Keanu Reeves.
A list of the new films being released across the UK, from Friday 26 February 2016. Use the Find Any Film website for details of which cinema nearest to you will show these movies.
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Richard Gere stars as ‘Franny’ (the film’s rather ugly, original title), a philanthropist who meddles in the lives of a newly-married couple in an attempt to relive his past. Reviews have not been good thus far and there is no official website, so check Wikipedia and IMDb for the details. Use Find Any Film for where to see it as this will be on a limited release only.
A list of the new movies released in UK cinemas, as of Friday 10 April 2015, with links to official websites. For details of cinemas nearest to you screening them, use Find Any Film.
American crime drama set on the border with Mexico, about two brothers, one a violinist and the other a mercenary and the choices they make in the turbulent American-Mexican drug war. The film stars Thomas Jane and Vincent D’Onofrio. The film will be showing at key cities only. Check out IMDb for the details.
George Mackay, who so sensitively played Joe in Pride (2014) continues to impress with the lead in this drama about a teenager who gets in too deep when he dabbles in petty crime. The official website, with trailer and details of where to see the film, has more info.
Cobain: Montage of Heck
Nirvana fans rejoice, this documentary blends the late lead singer Kurt Cobain’s personal archive of art, music, never seen before movies, animation and interviews from his family and closest friends. The official website has the trailer and everything else you need to know, including details of screenings all over the world.
This documentary from director Tonje Hessen looks at different sides of conflicts that use drones (unmanned, aerial combat vehicles). For more details, check out the Facebook page. Click around Find Any Film to locate your nearest cinema.
Brittle and sardonic sounding Swedish comedy-drama about a man who, in a moment of instant cowardice, abandons his wife and two children when an avalanche threatens them whilst on holiday. His family survive, but it causes a rift between him and his wife and some probing questions from their friends when he refuses to admit what happened. Check out the official Magnolia Pictures webpage for more.
Films about drones are clearly in vogue this week, with this action drama. A Las Vegas fighter-pilot turned drone-pilot (Ethan Hawke) fights the Taliban via remote control for half of his day, then goes home to his wife (January Jones) and kids in the suburbs for the other half. The official Arrow Films webpage has a bit more detail about this film (including the trailer) which will have a wide distribution, so should feature at your local big multiplex.
Hot Tub Time Machine 2
There aren’t enough films about Hot Tubs, and precious few about them being time machines. So if you like both prepare to fill your boots with this sequel, as the old gang get back together to rescue one of their number after he is shot by an unknown assailant. The official UK website has the low-down, the film will be playing all across the UK.
Viggo Mortensen leads in this Danish ‘western’ as a man who searches for his daughter, who eloped with her lover in the dead of night. They then journey to a desert beyond the confines of civilization. The official Soda Pictures webpage has details of the cinemas you can catch it at, in key UK cities only.
Crime dramas featuring cute dogs are also all the rage these days. After the Staffordshire Bull Terrier in The Drop with Tom Hardy earlier this year we now have Keanu Reeves seeking revenge against New York underworld figures who killed his cute Beagle puppy, a present from his late, beloved wife. A fantastic colour scheme of neon-electric blues and greens are used in this flashy looking piece, co-starring Game Of Thrones’ Alfie Allen. The official Warner Brothers webpage has the trailer and anything else you need to know. It will have a wide distribution, so should be in your local big multiplex…or check Find Any Film if you want to be extra prepared.
Actor Ryan Gosling makes his debut as a director with this strange sounding, fantastical drama about a young mother who enters a dark lifestyle during financial hardship, leaving her eldest son to look after his younger brother. The reviews thus far have been savage, calling the film self-indulgent and a poor mix of David Lynch and Gosling’s Svengali, Nicholas Winding Refn. See for yourselves though as the film will be released in key UK cities. The official trailer is on Youtube.
Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2
Kevin James returns as the inept mall security guard who decides to take a well-earned vacation to Las Vegas with his young daughter. But when duty calls, Blart is on-hand to help. The official Sony Pictures webpage has the trailer and you should be able to see it at most multiplexes.
Helen Mirren stars as an elderly Jewish woman who tackles the Austrian establishment in order to reclaim part of her heritage, namely the famous Woman In Gold painting by Gustav Klimt that apparently features her sister, who died in the Nazi death camps, as the woman. Ryan Reynolds supports as her plucky but inexperienced American lawyer who helps her seek justice.