This Week's UK Cinema Releases
Week Commencing April 23rd 2018
Film studios and distributors run a mile this week with the arrival of Avengers: Infinity War landing in every screen imaginable across the country. Michael Pearce's enigmatic début, Beast is the only other sizeable release and hopefully it won't sink without a trace alongside the Marvel behemoth. South African film The Wound comes highly recommended, while James Whales' classic The Old Dark House - which set the template for haunted house films - gets the 4k treatment. Documentaries The Deminer and Another News Story close out the set of films hitting screens in the UK this week.
Another News Story
Director: Orban Wallace
What happens when the news cameras turn off? Another News Story reveals the action behind the cameras of news teams tasked with reporting the refugee crisis and turning it into breaking news.
Avengers: Infinity War
Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Starring: Elizabeth Olsen, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Josh Brolin, Zoe Saldana, Robert Downey Jr., Tom Hiddleston, Chris Pratt, Benedict Cumberbatch, Vin Diesel, Letitia Wright, Idris Elba, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Renner, Dave Bautista, Paul Rudd, Benicio Del Toro, Bradley Cooper, Jon Favreau, Gwyneth Paltrow, Peter Dinklage, Mark Ruffalo, Angela Bassett, Michael Douglas, Winston Duke, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle
The Avengers and their allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.
Director: Michael Pearce
Starring: Jessie Buckley, Johnny Flynn, Geraldine James
A troubled woman living in an isolated community finds herself pulled between the control of her oppressive family and the allure of a secretive outsider suspected of a series of brutal murders.
Directors: Hogir Hirori, Shinwar Kamal
A portrait of a Kurdish colonel, who disarmed thousands of roadside bombs and mines armed only with his courage and a pair of wire cutters.
The Old Dark House
Director: James Whale
Starring: Boris Karloff, Melvyn Douglas, Charles Laughton, Gloria Stewart
Seeking shelter from a storm, five travellers are in for a bizarre and terrifying night when they stumble upon the Femm family estate.
Director: John Trengove
Starring: Nakhane Toure, Bongile Mantsai, Niza Jay Ncoyini
Xolani, a lonely factory worker, travels to the rural mountains with the men of his community to initiate a group of teenage boys into manhood.