This Week’s Film Releases From Monday 16th October 2017

Death of Stalin, The (15)

Biography | Comedy | Drama

Dir. Armando Iannucci, France/UK, 2017, 106 mins

Cast: Richard BrakeOlga KurylenkoAndrea Riseborough, Jason Isaacs, Steve Buscemi, Paddy Considine

The internal political landscape of 1950’s Soviet Russia takes on darkly comic form in a new film by Emmy award-winning and Oscar-nominated writer/director Armando Iannucci. In the days following Stalin’s collapse, his core team of ministers tussle for control; some want positive change in the Soviet Union, others have more sinister motives. Their one common trait? They’re all just desperately trying to remain alive.

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Earth: One Amazing Day (U)

Documentary | Family

Dirs. Richard Dale, Lixin Fan, UK, 2017, 95 mins

Cast: Robert Redford, Jackie Chan

From BBC Earth Films, the studio that brought you Earth, comes the sequel – Earth: One Amazing Day, an astonishing journey revealing the awesome power of the natural world. Over the course of one single day, we track the sun from the highest mountains to the remotest islands to exotic jungles. Breakthroughs in filmmaking technology bring you up close with a cast of unforgettable characters. Told with humour, intimacy and a jaw-dropping sense of cinematic splendour, Earth: One Amazing Day highlights how every day is filled with more wonders than you can possibly imagine- until now.

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Geostorm (3D)

Action | Sci-Fi | Thriller

Dir. Dean Devlin, US, 2017, 109 mins

Cast: Talitha Eliana BatemanGerard ButlerAbbie Cornish, Jim Sturgess, Ed Harris, Andy Garcia

When catastrophic climate change endangers Earth’s very survival, world governments unite and create the Dutch Boy Program: a world wide net of satellites, surrounding the planet, that are armed with geoengineering technologies designed to stave off the natural disasters. After successfully protecting the planet for two years, something is starting to go wrong. Two estranged brothers are tasked with solving the program’s malfunction before a world wide Geostorm can engulf the planet.

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Happy Death Day (15)

Horror | Mystery | Thriller

Dir. Christopher Landon, US, 2017, 96 mins

Cast: Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Ruby Modine 

A teenage girl, trying to enjoy her birthday, soon realizes that this is her final one. That is, if she can figure out who her killer is. She must relive that day, over and over again, dying in a different way each time. Can she solve her own murder?

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Jungle (15)

Action | Adventure | Drama

Dir. Greg McLean, Australia/Colombia, 2017, 115 mins

Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Thomas Kretschmann, Alex Russell 

A group of friends join a guide for a trek into the Bolivian jungle, searching for an Indian village. The men soon realize that the jungle is a difficult place to be.

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