This Week's UK Cinema Releases
Week Commencing April 2nd 2018
The Easter holidays continue as do the children's releases this week. Maya the Bee: The Honey Games, Sheep and Wolves and Toddy Haynes' Wonderstruck all aim for slightly different demographics, with I Kill Giants and Love, Simon attracting a more mature, young adult audience. Thoroughbreds could also be included into that bracket, although it centres around a somewhat darker storyline. Robin Campillo celebrated 120 Beats per Minute finally gets a UK release, while Emily Blunt dare not make a sound in A Quiet Place. Bruce Willis gets his first big cinema release in quite some time in Death Wish, while Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman bring their successful stage show, Ghost Stories, to the big screen.
120 Beats per Minute
Director: Robin Campillo
Starring: Natuel Perez Biscayart, Arnaud Valois, Adele Haenel, Antoine Reinartz
Members of the advocacy group ACT UP Paris demand action by the government and pharmaceutical companies to combat the AIDS epidemic in the early 1990s.
Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex Fashion & Disco
Director: James Crump
Starring: Antonio Lopez
Sex Fashion and Disco is a documentary film concerning Antonio Lopez (1943-1987), the most influential fashion illustrator of 1970s Paris and New York, and his colourful and sometimes outrageous milieu.
A Quiet Place
Director: John Krasinski
Starring: Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Noah Jupe, Millicent Simmonds
A family is forced to live in silence while hiding from creatures that hunt by sound.
Director: Eli Roth
Starring: Bruce Willis, Vincent D'Onofrio, Elisabeth Shue, Dean Norris
Dr. Paul Kersey is an experienced trauma surgeon, a man who has spent his life saving lives. After an attack on his family, Paul embarks on his own mission for justice.
Directors: Jeremy Dyson, Andy Nyman
Starring: Alex Lawther, Martin Freeman, Andy Nyman
Arch sceptic Professor Phillip Goodman embarks upon a terror-filled quest when he stumbles across a long-lost file containing details of three cases of inexplicable 'hauntings'.
I Kill Giants
Director: Anders Walter
Starring: Zoe Saldana, Imogen Poots, Jennifer Ehle
Barbara Thorson struggles through life by escaping into a fantasy life of magic and monsters.
Director: Greg Berlanti
Starring: Nick Robinson, Katherine Langford, Alexandra Shipp, Jorge Lendeborg, Miles Heizer, Logan Miller, Jennifer Garner, Josh Duhamel, Tony Hale
Simon Spier keeps a huge secret from his family, his friends, and all of his classmates: he's gay. When that secret is threatened, Simon must face everyone and come to terms with his identity.
Maya the Bee: The Honey Games
Directors: Noel Cleary, Sergio Delfino
Starring: Coco Jack Gillies, Benson Jack Anthony, Richard Roxburgh
When an overenthusiastic Maya accidentally embarrasses the Empress of Buzztropolis, she is forced to unite with a team of misfit bugs and compete in the Honey Games for a chance to save her hive.
Sheep and Wolves
Directors: Andrey Galat, Maxim Volkov
Starring: Alexander Petrov, Sergey Bezrukov, Elizaveta Boyarskaya
Grey, a young wolf, is transformed into a sheep by a mage who has given him a wish. Now, he must gain the trust of the sheep colony and protect it from an impending wolf attack.
The Hurricane Heist
Director: Rob Cohen
Starring: Toby Kebbell, Maggie Grace, Ryan Kwanten
Thieves attempt a massive heist against the U.S. Treasury as a Category 5 hurricane approaches one of its Mint facilities.
Director: Cory Finley
Starring: Olivia Cooke, Anya Taylor-Joy, Anton Yelchin, Paul Sparks
Two upper-class teenage girls in suburban Connecticut rekindle their unlikely friendship after years of growing apart. Together, they hatch a plan to solve both of their problems-no matter what the cost.
Director: Todd Haynes
Starring: Oakes Fegley, Julianne Moore, Michelle Williams, Millicent Simmonds
The story of a young boy in the Midwest is told simultaneously with a tale about a young girl in New York from fifty years ago as they both seek the same mysterious connection.