American Assassin (2017). Well, well, well…didn’t we like this macho, jingoistic stuff.

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Film review, by Jason Day, of American Assassin, about a young American man who joins a CIA ‘Black Ops’ team after his girlfriend is killed during a beach terrorist attack. Starring Dylan O’Brien and Michael Keaton.

Thriller/Suspense/Film Noir

4 star rating very good lots to enjoy

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New fims released in the UK on Friday 2 September 2016. Use our list to start planning your movie weekend.

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A list of the new films released across the UK, from Friday 2 September 2016. The big releases are Ben Hur and Sausage Party. Use the Find Any Film website for details of which cinema nearest to you will show these movies.

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Ben Hur

Released across the UK on Wednesday 7 September in 3D, this big-screen remake of William Wyler’s multi-Oscar winning 1959 epic and Fred Niblo’s equally esteemed 1926 silent version, has a high-class pedigree to live up to.

The making of the first two films has cemented their places in Hollywood lore, so will director Timur Bekmambetov (Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter), tackle them head on, or kneel in their presence? Was it wise to splash $100 million on a Roman-era epic when the genre has long been out of fashion?

Jack Huston, in the title role, has what seems an insurmountable task in taking on Charlton Heston and Ramon Novarro, as does Toby Kebbel in the old Stephen Boyd/Francis X. Bushman role of Messala. It will be showing in almost all UK cinemas. See the official Paramount website for more.

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London Has Fallen (2016)

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Film review of the action thriller London Has Fallen starring Gerard Butler as a Secret Service Agent who must save US President Aaron Eckhart, who is stranded in London following a terrorist attack.

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Director: Babak Najafi. (99mins). Millennium Films/Gerard Butler-Alan Siegel/LHF Film. (15).

Action/Adventure/Fantasy

4stars - Very good lots to enjoy

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New films out in the UK this Friday, 26 February 2016

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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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The Benefactor

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.

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