This Week's UK Cinema Releases
Week Commencing July 2nd 2018
The First Purge marks the fourth film in a franchise that looks set to run and run. Elsewhere, Swimming With Men is British comedy hoping for Full Monty-type success. Mary Shelley tells the story of what inspired the young writer to pen Frankenstein, while Margot Robbie leads small British indie, Terminal. Whitney is the second documentary this year about the singer and Uncle Drew is an American comedy about the comeback of a old, retired basketball legend. The More You Ignore Me adapts Jo Brand's book of the same name and finally Ideal Home brings together Paul Rudd and Steve Coogan.
Fly The Nest
Director: Árni Ásgeirsson
Starring: Jamie Oram, Harriet Perring, Iain Stuart Robertson
A plover chick has not learned to fly when his family migrates in the fall. He must survive the Arctic winter, vicious enemies and himself in order to be reunited with his beloved one next spring.
Director: Andrew Fleming
Starring: Paul Rudd, Kate Walsh, Steve Coogan
A bickering gay couple must now deal with the unexpected task of raising a ten-year-old boy.
Director: Anthony Byrne
Starring: Emily Ratajkowski, Natalie Dormer, Ed Skrein, Joely Richardson
A blind musician hears a murder committed in the apartment upstairs from hers that sends her down a dark path into London's gritty criminal underworld.
Director: Haifaa al-Mansour
Starring: Elle Fanning, Maisie Williams, Douglas Booth, Joanne Froggatt
The love affair between poet Percy Shelley and 18 year old Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, which resulted in Mary Shelley writing Frankenstein.
Postcards from the 48%
Director: David Nicholas Wilkinson
Starring: Vince Cable, Nick Clegg, Alastair Campbell, Bob Geldof
A film made by and featuring those who voted Remain in the UK's EU Referendum vote, the 48%, to show the other 27 EU Member States that it was far from a landslide victory and just why we are fighting to stay part of the EU.
Swimming With Men
Director: Oliver Parker
Starring: Charlotte Riley, Rupert Graves, Jim Carter
A man who is suffering a mid-life crisis finds new meaning in his life as part of an all-male, middle-aged, amateur synchronised swimming team.
Director: Vaughn Stein
Starring: Margot Robbie, Simon Pegg, Dexter Fletcher, Mike Myers
In the dark heart of a sprawling and anonymous city, two assassins carry out a sinister mission, a teacher battles a fatal illness, an enigmatic janitor and a curious waitress lead a dangerous double life.
The Deer Hunter
Director: Michael Cimino
Starring: Robert De Niro, John Cazale, John Savage, Meryl Streep, Christopher Walken
An in-depth examination of the ways in which the U.S. Vietnam War impacts and disrupts the lives of people in a small industrial town in Pennsylvania.
The First Purge
Director: Gerard McMurray
Starring: Y'Lan Noel, Lex Scott Davis, Joivan Wade, Luna Lauren Velez, Marisa Tomei
The film will be a prequel that will focus on the events that lead up to the very first Purge event.
The More You Ignore Me
Director: Keith English
Starring: Mark Addy, Sheridan Smith, Sally Phillips,Sheila Hancock, Jo Brand
Mental illness, Morrissey and guinea pigs.
Director: Charles Stone III
Starring: Kyrie Irving, Lil Rel Howery, Shaquille O'Neal, Reggie Miller, Tiffany Haddish
Desperate to win the Rucker Classic street ball tournament and the cash prize, Dax stumbles upon the man, the myth, the legend Uncle Drew and convinces him to return to the court one more time.
Director: Kevin Macdonald
Starring: Whitney Houston, Bobby Brown, Bobbi Kristina Brown
An in-depth look at the life and music of Whitney Houston.