This Week's UK Cinema Releases
Week Commencing May 7th 2018
A much busier week at the flicks finally sees the arrival of Deadpool 2, after an endless marketing campaigns that has gone on for months. Gabrielle Union's home invasion film Breaking In is another big release, along with Melissa McCarthy's new comedy Life of the Party and Rosamund Pike's political thriller, Entebbe. Director Andrew Niccol returns with ANON (released last week in the US on Netflix) and young kids get a follow-up to Gnomeo & Juliet, Sherlock Gnomes, featuring a host of famous voices. Nicole Kidman's How to Talk to Girls at Parties lands on Earth and That Good Night brings us John Hurt's penultimate performance.
A Wizard's Tale
Director: Andrés Couturier
Starring: Lily Collins, Toby Kebbell, Ian McShane
Balloon kingdoms, dopey police dragons and happy wizards are exactly how Terry remembered his Grandmother's whacky fairy tales. Except they are real and it's definitely not as 'cheerful.'
Director: Andrew Niccol
Starring: Clive Owen, Amanda Seyfried, Colm Feore
In a world without anonymity or crime, a detective meets a woman who threatens their security.
Director: James McTeigue
Starring: Gabrielle Union, Billy Burke, Richard Cabral, Ajiona Alexus, Levi Meaden, Jason George, Seth Karr, Christa Miller
A woman fights to protect her family during a home invasion.
Director: David Leitch
Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin, Julian Dennison, Zazie Beetz, T.J.Miller
Wisecracking mercenary Deadpool joins forces with three mutants -- Bedlam, Shatterstar and Domino -- to protect a boy from the all-powerful Cable.
Director: Jose Padilha
Starring: Daniel Bruhl, Rosamund Pike, Eddie Marsan
Inspired by the true events of the 1976 hijacking of an Air France flight en route from Tel Aviv to Paris, and the most daring rescue mission ever attempted.
How to Talk to Girls at Parties
Director: John Cameron Mitchell
Starring: Nicole Kidman, Ruth Wilson, Elle Fanning
An alien touring the galaxy breaks away from her group and meets two young inhabitants of the most dangerous place in the universe: the London suburb of Croydon.
Life of the Party
Director: Ben Falcone
Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Gillian Jacobs, Maya Rudolph, Jacki Weaver
After her husband abruptly asks for a divorce, a middle-aged mother returns to college in order to complete her degree.
Directors: P. David Ebersole, Todd Hughes
A documentary about the last two years of movie goddess Jayne Mansfield's life, and the rumours swirling around her untimely death.
Director: Meghna Gulzar
Starring: Ali Bhatt, Vicky Kaushal, Jaideep Ahlawat
A period-thriller film that tells the story of an Indian spy married to a Pakistani man during the Indo-Pakistan War of 1971.
Director: Michel Hazanavicius
Starring: Louis Garrel, Stacy Martin, Berenice Bejo
During the making of one of his films, French film director Jean-Luc Godard falls in love with 17-year old actress Anne Wiazemsky and later marries her.
Director: Coralie Fargeat
Starring: Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz, Kevin Janssens, Guillaume Bouchède, Vincent Colombe
Never take your mistress on an annual guys' getaway, especially one devoted to hunting - a violent lesson for three wealthy married men.
Director: John Stevenson
Starring: Emily Blunt, Johnny Depp, James McAvoy, Maggie Smith, Michael Caine, Chiwetel Ejiofor
Garden gnomes, Gnomeo & Juliet, recruit renowned detective Sherlock Gnomes to investigate the mysterious disappearance of other garden ornaments.
That Good Night
Director: Eric Styles
Starring: John Hurt, Sofia Helin, Max Brown
Ralph, a once-famous screenwriter, is in his seventies and terminally ill. He has two final missions: to be reconciled to his son, Michael, and, secretly, to ensure he is not a burden to his wife, Anna, as he goes "into that good night."
Director: David Freyne
Starring: Ellen Page, Sam Keeley, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor
A disease that turns people into zombies has been cured. The once-infected zombies are discriminated against by society and their own families, which causes social issues to arise. This leads to militant government interference.
Directors: Stefanie Brockhaus, Andy Wolff
This is the story of a Saudi woman who grabs the opportunity to speak against religious extremism and stands up for a peaceful Islam. This is Hissa's story.
The Wild Boys
Director: Bertrand Mandico
Starring: Pauline Lorillard, Vimala Pons, Diane Rouxel, Annael Snoek, Mathilde Warnier
In the beginning of the 20th century, five children on the island of La Réunion commit a savage crime. As punishment, a Dutch captain takes them to a supernatural island with luxuriant vegetation and bewitching powers.