Here are the new UK cinema releases for this week. What will you be watching?
DIVERGENT is a thrilling action-adventure film set in a world where people are divided into distinct factions based on human virtues. Tris Prior is warned she is Divergent and will never fit into any one group. When she discovers a conspiracy by a faction leader to destroy all Divergents, Tris must learn to trust in the mysterious Four and together they must find out what makes being Divergent so dangerous before it’s too late.
Director: Neil Burger
Starring: Shailene Woodley, Miles Teller, Kate Winslet, Theo James, Beatrice Prior
Simon is a timid man, scratching out an isolated existence in an indifferent world. He is overlooked at work, scorned by his mother, and ignored by the woman of his dreams. He feels powerless to change any of these things. The arrival of a new co-worker, James, serves to upset the balance. James is both Simon’s exact physical double and his opposite – confident, charismatic and good with women. To Simon’s horror, James slowly starts taking over his life.
Director: Richard Ayoade
Starring: Mia Wasikowska, Jesse Eisenberg, Sally Hawkins
Lisa Johnson (Abigail Breslin) is the ghost of a teenage girl who is almost 16. She is stuck on the same day of her death in 1985 along with her parents (Peter Outerbridge and Michelle Nolden) and her brother (Peter DaCunha), who are unaware of it at first. With a connection made through victims personal items, Lisa and Olivia (Eleanor Zichy) connect. Olivia is a future family’s daughter living in the house, whose family will be the next set of victims.
Director: Vincenzo Natali
Starring: Abigail Breslin, Samantha Weinstein, Stephen McHattie
After a failed attempt at an honour killing at the hands of her family, Mona (Hart) is forced to go on the run. The family, desperate to save face, enlist the services of a bounty hunter (Considine) to search the streets of London to track her down.
Director: Shan Khan
Starring: Paddy Considine, Aiysha Hart, Harvey Virdi, Faraz Ayub, Shubham Saraf, Nikesh Patel
Main Tera Hero
Our Love Story begins with the Mischievous, Clever, Charming, a Daredevil and the HERO (Varun Dhawan) who falls in love with Sunaina (Ileana D’cruz). How can a Hero’s love story be complete without a villain! So walks in Angad (Arunoday Singh) the corrupt cop.
Director: David Dhawan
Starring: Varun Dhawan, Ileana D’Cruz & Nargis Fakhri
The Motel Life
The Motel Life explores the intense bond between two brothers living on the fringes of Reno, Nevada. They grew up depending on each other and their big imaginations to escape the challenges of their transient life. When one of the brothers is involved in a fatal accident, it forces both of them to choose between running or facing reality. It is a story of brotherhood, shared dreams and the redemptive power of hope.
Director: Gabe Polsky, Alan Polsky
Starring: Stephen Dorff, Emile Hirsch, Dakota Fanning
In a world ravaged by human sin, Noah is given a divine mission: to build an Ark to save creation from the coming flood.
Director: Darren Aronofsky
Starring: Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Ray Winstone, Emma Watson, Anthony Hopkins, Logan Lerman
It’s a jungle out there for Blu, Jewel and their three kids in RIO 2, after they venture from that magical city into the wilds of the Amazon for a family reunion. Out of his element in a land he doesn’t know, Blu must face his most fearsome adversary – his father in law – while evading Nigel’s fiendish plans for revenge. All your favorite RIO characters are back, and they’re joined by Oscar® nominee Andy Garcia, Grammy® winner Bruno Mars, Tony® winner Kristin Chenoweth and Oscar/Emmy®/Tony winner Rita Moreno. RIO 2 also features new Brazilian artists and original music by Janelle Monae and Wondaland.
Director: Carlos Saldanha
Starring: (Voiced by) Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg, Jemaine Clement, Kristin Chenoweth, Bruno Mars, George Lopez
A Story of Children and Film
A Story of Children and Film is the world’s first movie about kids in global cinema. It’s passionate, poetic, portrait of the adventure of childhood: its surrealism, loneliness, fun, destructiveness and stroppiness: as seen through 53 great films from 25 countries. A story of children and film is an eye opener, a landmark film and a celebration of both childhood and the movies.
Director: Mark Cousins
Tom At The Farm
Tom, a young advertising copywriter, travels to the country for the funeral of his boyfriend Guillaume. There, he is shocked to learn that no one knows who he is, nor his relationship to the deceased. Guillaume’s brother soon sets the rules of a twisted game. In order to protect the family’s name and the deceased’s grieving mother, Tom now has to play the peacekeeper in a household whose obscure past bodes even greater darkness for his “trip” to the farm.
Director: Xavier Dolan
Starring: Xavier Dolan, Pierre-Yves Cardinal, Lise Roy
From Godfrey Reggio, the acclaimed director of Koyaanisqatsi, with a score from legendary composer Philip Glass, Visitors is a visual poem that explores humanity and nature through beautiful and meticulously shot images.
Director: Godfrey Reggio
Starring: Jeff Pope, Rob Tunstall
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