UK Cinema New Releases – Weekend Commencing 14th August 2015

It’s a busy weekend in UK cinemas


There are a few things opening this weekend but I’ll try and keep it brief.  The most widely advertised film is The Man From U.N.C.L.E. that sees Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer pair up as British and Russian spies forced to team up together to track down a nuclear device.  It is directed by Guy Ritchie who’s delivered a few stinkers in his time but redeemed himself with the pair of Sherlock Holmes films starring Robert Downey Jnr.  It has my attention because it features the extremely talented Alicia Vikander who could be worth the price of admission alone.

Also out this week is the film that had a rough time with the critics on release in the US – Pixels.  The film appears to have a really interesting idea at its heart of an alien race mistaking images of classic video games as a declaration of war.  This results in the aliens turning the one-time video games characters into weapons to be used against us.  The strike against this film before I walk into the theatre is that it features Adam Sandler.  Unfortunately his name has become a red flag for many but I think the idea behind the film is enough to get me to part with some money.

If its a adult comedy you’re after then the lady of the moment, Amy Schumer, stars in Trainwreck alongside Bill Hader as a commitaphobe single lady enjoying the dating scene in big city America.  Her meeting with Hader’s character appears to be the first step towards a more serious relationship but we’ll have to wait and see what twists and turns are thrown into the story.  Schumer also wrote the script and the film is directed by Judd Apatow.

At the smaller end is Absolutely Anything starring Simon Pegg and Kate Beckinsale.  I haven’t seen any trailers for this and all I know of the plot is that a group of aliens (for reasons unknown) give Pegg’s character the power to do absolutely anything he wants.  The sadly departed Robin Williams provides a voice for one of the characters alongside the surviving cast of Monty Python.  Not sure how wide its release will be but it’ll probably be pretty solid stuff.

What are you looking forward to?  Let me know in the comments below.


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