This Week's UK Cinema Releases
Week Commencing April 30th 2018
I Feel Pretty is another Amy Schumer vehicle launching this week, hoping to ride over the social media backlash that came off the back of its trailer. Mary And The Witch's Flower is the first film from Studio Ponoc, set up by former Ghibli animator and director Hiromasa Yonebayashi. Jason Reitman's Tully stars Charlize Theron, while The Strangers: Prey at Night is a follow up to the 2008 film. British director Andrew Haigh marks his American début with the highly-rated Lean on Pete, while Raoul Peck's follows on from I Am Not Your Negro with The Young Karl Marx.
102 Not Out
Director: Umesh Shukla
Starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Rishi Kapoor, Jimit Trivedi
102 Not Out is a 2018 comedy-drama film, with legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan playing a 102-year-old wanting to break the oldest-man-alive record. Another Bollywood legend Rishi Kapoor plays his sad and grumpy 75-year-old son.
I Feel Pretty
Directors: Abby Kohn, Marc Silverstein
Starring: Amy Schumer, Michelle Williams, Emily Ratajkowski, Tom Hopper, Rory Scovel
A woman struggling with insecurity wakes from a fall believing she is the most beautiful and capable woman on the planet. Her new confidence empowers her to live fearlessly, but what happens when she realizes her appearance never changed?
Lean on Pete
Director: Andrew Haigh
Starring: Travis Fimmel, Steve Buscemi, Chloe Sevigny, Charlie Plummer, Steve Zahn, Thomas Mann
A teenager gets a summer job working for a horse trainer and befriends the fading racehorse, Lean on Pete.
Mary And The Witch's Flower
Director: Hiromasa Yonebayashi
Starring: Hana Sugisaki, Hana Sugisaki, Yûki Amami, Fumiyo Kohinata, Hikari Mitsushima, Ruby Barnhill, Ewen Bremner, Jim Broadbent, Kate Winslet
Based on "The Little Broomstick" by Mary Stewart, a strange flower grants a girl magic powers.
Modern Life Is Rubbish
Director: Daniel Jerome Gill
Starring: Ian Hart, Jessie Cave, Tom Riley
A couple's relationship is on the rocks, and the music that brought them together is no longer enough. As they separate, they have the difficult task of dividing their music collection and reliving the memories associated with the songs.
New Town Utopia
Director: Christopher Ian Smith
Starring: Jim Broadbent, Terry Bird, Vincent O'Connell
What happened when we built Utopia? New Town Utopia is feature documentary about the power of art, architecture, the state of the nation - and some rather angry puppets.
The Strangers: Prey at Night
Director: Johannes Roberts
Starring: Christina Hendricks, Bailee Madison, Martin Henderson
A family of four staying at a secluded mobile home park for the night are stalked and then hunted by three masked psychopaths.
The Young Karl Marx
Director: Raoul Peck
Starring: August Diehl, Stefan Konarske, Vicky Krieps
The early years of Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels and Jenny Marx, between Paris, Brussels and London.
Director: Jason Reitman
Starring: Charlize Theron, Mackenzie Davis, Mark Duplass
Marlo, a mother of three, is gifted a night nanny by her brother. Hesitant to the extravagance at first, Marlo comes to form a unique bond with the thoughtful, surprising, and sometimes challenging young nanny named Tully.