This Week's UK Cinema Releases
Week Commencing March 26th 2018
Easter is in the air and with the kids being out of school so comes a number of films aimed at the younger audience. Duck Duck Goose and Midnight Sun cover the under ten's to teenagers, with Spielberg's Ready Player hoping to scoop up every age group possible. Wes Anderson's new film, Isle of Dogs (say it slowly) may be a return to animation but is definitely not targeted at children. Kay Cannon's Blockers looks set to be a huge success, turning the tables on young male comedies, while in Journeyman Paddy Considine looks at the life of a boxer after his career has been ended. The Islands and the Whales is also a documentary worth seeing about the changing face of the Faroe Islands.
Between Land and Sea
Director: Ross Whitaker
A year in the ever changing life of an Atlantic surf town.
Director: Kay Cannon
Starring: Leslie Mann, Ike Barinholtz, John Cena, Kathryn Newton, Geraldfine Indira Viswanathan, Gideon Adlan
Three parents try to stop their daughters from having sex on Prom night.
Director: Asim Abbasi
Starring: Sanam Saeed, Aamina Sheikh, Beo Raana Zafar
A film about two sisters, one of whom lives abroad and the other is left behind in Pakistan, showcasing their conflicts in dealing with their relationships and parents.
Duck Duck Goose
Director: Christopher Jenkins
Starring: Jim Gaffigan, Zendaya, Lance Lim, Greg Proops, Reggie Watts, Stephen Fry
A bachelor goose must form a bond with two lost ducklings as they journey south.
Isle of Dogs
Director: Wes Anderson
Starring: Bryan Cranston, Koyu Rankin, Edward Norton, Liev Schreiber, Kunichi Numura, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Bob Balaban, Scarlett Johansson, Greta Gerwig, frances McDormand, Courtney B. Vance, F. Murray, Harvey Keitel
Set in Japan, Isle of Dogs follows a boy's odyssey in search of his lost dog.
Director: Paddy Considine
Starring: Paddy Considine, Jodie Whittaker, Paul Popplewell
Boxer Matty Burton suffers a serious head injury during a fight. It is about the impact this has on his marriage, his life and and his family.
Director: Scott Speer
Starring: Bella Thorne, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Rob Riggle
A 17-year-old girl suffers from a condition that prevents her from being out in the sunlight.
Ready Player One
Director: Steven Spielberg
Starring: Mark Rylance, Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, T.J.Miller, Simon Pegg
When the creator of a virtual reality world called the OASIS dies, he releases a video in which he challenges all OASIS users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune.
Director: Kurt Voelker
Starring: J.K.Simmons, Julie Delpy, Josh Wiggins, Odeya Rush
After the early death of his wife, a mourning father moves with his teenage son across the country for a private school teaching job. Their lives begin to transform due to two unique women, who help them embrace life and love again.
The Islands and the Whales
Director: Mike Day
The whale hunters of the Faroe Islands believe that hunting is vital to their way of life, but, when a local professor makes a grim discovery about the effects of marine pollution, environmental changes threaten their way of life forever.