This Week's UK Cinema Releases

Week Commencing July 16th 2018

Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! is one of two big releases this week, Meryl Streep (and Cher) hoping to repeat the success of the first film. Hotel Artemis is also going wide across the UK, bringing together quite an impressive cast for this action thriller. A Prayer Before Dawn is based on a true story and Dave Bautista is in his second film of the week in Escape Plan 2. Generation Wealth attempts to look at the get-rich mentality of the modern world, while Jenny Lu's joint Taiwanese/British production The Receptionist reveals a few home truths. Madame is a daft comedy starring Harvey Keitel and Spitfire is a documentary about the history of the grand old airplane.

A Prayer Before Dawn

Director: Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire
Starring: Joe Cole, Vithaya Pansringarm, Panya Yimmumphai

The true story of an English boxer incarcerated in one of Thailand's most notorious prisons as he fights in Muay Thai tournaments to earn his freedom.


Director: Shashank Khaitan
Starring: Janhvi Kapoor, Ishaan Khattar, Ashutosh Rana

Set in Rajasthan, this love story explores how the protagonists deal with issues like differences between castes and honour killings.

Escape Plan 2

Director: Steven C. Miller
Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Dave Bautista, Xiaoming Huang, Jesse Metcalfe, 50 Cent, Jaime King

Years after he fought his way out of an inescapable prison, Ray Breslin has organized a new top-notch security force. But when one of his team members goes missing, Breslin must return to the hell he once escaped from.


Director: Salomé Lamas

The film is an eclectic patchwork of materials (fiction and nonfiction) led by Kolya, who is of Moldovan nationality, making an abstract comment on Vladimir Putin’s latest political stands of “war without war, occupation without occupation.

Generation Wealth

Director: Lauren Greenfield
Starring: Limo Bob, Florian Homm, Tiffany Masters

A documentary that investigates the pathologies that have created the richest society the world has ever seen.

Hotel Artemis

Director: Drew Pearce
Starring: Sterling K. Brown, Sofia Boutella, Jeff Goldblum, Brian Tyree Henry, Jenny Slate, Dave Bautista, Zachary Quinto

Set in riot-torn, near-future Los Angeles, 'Hotel Artemis' follows the Nurse, who runs a secret, members-only emergency room for criminals.


Director: Amanda Sthers
Starring: Toni Colette, Harvey Keitel, Rossy De Palma

A wealthy American couple prepare a luxurious dinner at their Parisian manor house. To avoid an unlucky number, they ask their loyal maid to masquerade as a wealthy Spanish heiress.

Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!

Director: Ol Parker
Starring: Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgård, Julie Walters, Dominic Cooper, Amanda Seyfried, Christine Baranski, Lily James, Josh Dylan, Hugh Skinner, Jeremy Irvine, Alexa Davies, Jessica Keenan Wynn, Andy Garcia, Cher

In this sequel to Mamma Mia!, Sophie learns about her mother's past while pregnant herself.


Directors: David Fairhead, Anthony Palmer

A feature documentary about the people and the planes that helped win the Second World War.

Teefa in Trouble

Director: Ahsan Rahim
Starring: Ali Zafar, Maya Ali, Mehmood Aslam

Teefa goes to Poland to bring Anya to Pakistan to marry gangster Butt's son but gets into trouble with Anya's gangster father and the police.

The Receptionist

Director: Jenny Lu
Starring: Josh Whitehouse, Lorraine Stanley, Teresa Daley

The film based on an illegal massage parlour in London, and follows the lives of the employees and clients as seen through the eyes of a Taiwanese graduate employed as a receptionist.

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