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Film: What’s Out: UK Cinema Guide – New This Week

The Predator – another sequel to an 80s action movie may sound tired and boring, but not this. The great Shane Black (The Nice Guys, Iron Man 3), who stared in the original Predator, writes and directs this action-horror adventure.

Crazy Rich Asians – seen as a milestone in mainstream Hollywood, this rom-com has an almost entirely Asian cast, including Awkwafina (Ocean’s 8) and Ken Jeong (The Hangover, Community).

 

King of Thieves – a cinematic telling of the infamous Hatton Garden Heist, which happened just a few years ago, when a group of pensioners pulled of an extraordinary robbery. The cast list is a joy to behold. It includes Michael Caine, Michael Gambon, Charlie Cox, Jim Broadbent, Paul Whitehouse and Ray Winstone.

Still Showing:- The Meg – Jason Statham v The Megalodon (giant prehistoric shark), if there’s anything else I need to say then I’m not sure this is the film for you. It will be totally ridiculous, possibly stupid, but almost certainly a great time at the cinema.

 

The Festival – from the creators of The Inbetweeners comes a British comedy set, as you might have guessed, at a music festival. It stars Joe Thomas (Simon from Inbetweeners) and also features Noel Fielding, Nick Frost and Jermaine Clement. Expect crude humour, uncomfortable scenarios and a lot of mud.

Read our review here – https://www.rgm.press/film-review-the-festival/

Christopher Robin – the second Christopher Robin-themed film in as many years stars Ewan McGregor as the title character. This film follows an adult Christopher who encounters his childhood friend (and talking teddy) Winnie and rediscovers the joys of life.



The Equalizer 2 – Antoine Fuqua brings us a sequel to his 2014 movie starring Denzel Washington, as a vigilante serving hard justice for those who harm the helpless. Expect more of the same in a Taken-esque sequel, with Pedro Pascal (NarcosGame of Thrones) joining the cast.

The Spy Who Dumped Me – this US comedy stars Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon as best friends who are dragged into a huge conspiracy when Audrey (Kunis) discovers her ex-boyfriend was in fact a spy.

BlacKkKlansman – One of the boldest films of the year from one of the boldest filmmakers around. Spike Lee’s latest movie stars John David Washington as Ron Stallworth, a real-life African-American police officer in Colorado who infiltrates the Ku Klux Klan (yep) with the help of Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver). It’s incredibly powerful and surprisingly funny.

Slender Man – A Slender Man film has been on the cards for years since the PC horror game of the same name became a huge hit. A group of friends in Massachusetts set about proving that the title-mythical-monster doesn’t exist, until one of them goes missing.

The Happytime Murders – on Monday, for the first time, The Muppets get explicit for a dark LA murder-mystery. The tagline is “Sex. Murder. Puppets.” And that tells you all you need to know.

Yardie – Idris Elba’s long-awaited directorial drops this Friday. Fresh from James Bond rumours, Elba brings us a troubled tale of a young Jamaican man sent to London from Kingston, who gets in with the wrong people. 

Cold War – also out on Friday is Pawel Pawlikowski’s film follows two lovers from different backgrounds amidst the Cold War in 1950s mainland Europe. So far it has a very impressive 100% on Rotten Tomatoes.

The Nun – the trailer of Corin Hardy’s new horror is enough to leave you with nightmares, so who knows what the full film will be like. Set in Romania, it sees a Catholic priest and a novice sent by the Vatican to investigate the suicide of a nun.



Final Score – a one-man-army action movie starring Dave Bautista, set in West Ham’s Boleyn Ground (filmed before the stadium was demolished after they moved to the Olympic Stadium). It looks trashy as hell but it also looks like a lot of fun. Not to be missed if you’re a Hammer.

American Animals – this energetic heist movie is based on the true story of a group of young men who attempt to steal an incredibly valuable edition of John James Audubon’s book, The Birds of America, supposedly worth millions.

Hurricane – another true story film. This focuses on a group of Polish pilots who fought in the skies over England to defend Great Britain and try to save the identity of their country. It stars Game of Thrones’ Iwan Rheon (aka Ramsey Bolton) as Jan Zumbach.

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