From executive producer Ben Wheatley comes a mind-bending British psychological thriller, The Ghoul, a standout addition to a thriving new wave of British cinema. The Emoji Movie unlocks the never-before-seen secret world inside your smartphone, three unlikely friends embark on an epic “app-venture” through the apps on the phone. England Is Mine, a feature length origins story based on the early life of Morrissey, the outspoken former lead singer of seminal British band The Smiths. Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, the new adventure film from Luc Besson, Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe. Back in cinemas this week, Prick Up Your Ears, the story of the spectacular life and violent death of British playwright Joe Orton.
Laughs and chills a-plenty this week. Kevin Hart lends his voice to a story about a superhero and his underwear in Dreamworks’ ‘Captain Underpants’; Culture Clash comedy ‘The Big Sick’ is based on the true story of a Pakistani comedian navigating his American girlfriend’s mystery illness with her parents-he’s-never-met, and Queen Latifah and buddies find their wild sides in New Orleans in ‘Girls Trip’. There’s a terrifying tale of survival when a shark diving excursion goes wrong in ’47 Metres Down’, while her wits are the only thing keeping her alive when a young girl is randomly abducted by a disturbed couple in the Australian thriller ‘Hounds of Love’, and be careful what you wish for in the fantasy horror ‘Wish Upon’.
‘Survival is victory!’ Christopher Nolan’s epic new movie, ‘Dunkirk arrives on the big screen this week, while Lucas finds out he’s not really a human in animated adventure ‘Monster Island. ‘Victim’ set in 1960’s London and starring Dirk Bogarde is re-released, and ‘SHOT! The Psycho-spiritual Mantra of Rock’ takes a deep look into the mind of one of rock’s greatest living photographers.
‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ sees Andy Serkis’ Caesar in a deadly battle against the humans in the third outing for the blockbuster franchise, meanwhile Sofia Coppola’s award-winning American Civil War drama-thriller, ‘The Beguiled’, sees a trio of southern belles, led by Nicole Kidman, vying for the attention of Colin Farrell’s injured enemy soldier. ‘Cars 3’ races into cinemas and director David Lynch gives an insight to the events that helped shape him into one of the most enigmatic & revered filmmakers today in the documentary ‘David Lynch: The Art Life’.
Swinging onto screens this week is ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’, which finds Tom Holland’s superhero under the watchful eye of mentor Tony Stark/Iron Man. A young boy grapples with his mounting terror following a cataclysm in the psychological horror ‘It Comes at Night’; Shirley Maclaine determines to have ‘The Last Word’, in the comedy/drama which also stars Amanda Seyfried, and Ryan Gosling stars in ‘Song to Song’, Terrence Malick’s love story set around the Austin, Texas rock and roll scene,
First off the mark this week is ‘Baby Driver’, Edgar Wright’s action thriller starring Ansel Elgort as a young getaway driver trying to get out but pulled back in by crime boss Kevin Spacey. There’s the return of those lovable minions in ‘Despicable Me 3’, and laughs aplenty as Will Ferrell & Amy Poehler open an illegal casino to win back their daughter’s college fund in ‘The House’. Emma Thompson & Brendan Gleeson play cat-and-mouse in Nazi Germany in ‘Alone in Berlin’, plus the true, untold story of rapper Tupac Shakur in ‘All Eyez on Me’. Read about all of the the week’s releases here…
Star-crossed lovers Diane Keaton & Brendan Gleeson arrive at a cinema screen near you this week in ‘Hampstead’; Michael Bay’s ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ redefines what it means to be a hero, and things aren’t always what they seem in suburbia in the drama-thriller ‘The Book of Henry’. Plus, here’s to you Mrs Robinson as ‘The Graduate’ celebrates it’s a 50 year anniversary with a big screen re-release.
Your weekly look at the new releases, including Gifted, starring Chris Evans as a single dad raising a child prodigy; Brian Cox as Britain’s war time prime minister in the days leading up to the D-Day Landings in Churchill, and Nick Broomfield’s insightful documentary about the last days of one of the world’s greatest singers in Whitney: Can I Be Me.