Looking to take in a film this weekend? These are some of the movie highlights showing at a cinema screen near you.
The Hitman’s Bodyguard
Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L Jackson star in this action comedy, as the world’s top bodyguard is hired to protect the world’s most notorious hitman ahead of a trial.
Variety says: Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson’s foul-mouthed chemistry makes this high-concept action comedy a pleasant late-summer surprise.
A Dog’s Purpose
In this adventure-comedy, a young puppy called Bailey finds his purpose in life and is reborn as different dogs where he finds his way to help his owners. Bring tissues.
Empire says: Innately sweet, due to the high number of fluffy animals, but it has the gloopy emotion and silly plotting of a Nicholas Sparks novel. Nicholas Barks, if you will.
Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight, Interstellar, Inception) directs the epic tale of the World War II rescue from the beaches of Dunkirk. Starring Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy and Kenneth Branagh.
Rolling Stone says: Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk may be the greatest war film ever.
Tom Holland returns as the young spidey – following his debut in Captain America: Civil War, as he tries to balance high school with superhero life.
Empire says: Ditching the angst and sludgy plotting of the last few films, Homecoming is easily the best Spider-Man film since Sam Raimi’s operatic Spider-Man 2.
Embittered by her marriage to a man and his cold family, Katherine seeks comfort with a worker on her husband’s lands and will stop at nothing to claim her heart’s desire.
Variety says: William Oldroyd’s pristine debut feature slowly reveals a violent moral ambiguity that needles the mind far longer than its polite period-piece trappings suggest.
The Dark Tower
Stephen King’s novel gets the silver screen treatment, as the Knight Warrior and the Man in Black wage an eternal battle of good versus evil.
Variety says: It’s a competent and watchable paranoid metaphysical video game that doesn’t overstay its welcome.
The Only Living Boy in New York
Determined to land on his own two feet in New York, Thomas is continually challenged. When confronted with the news that his father has been unfaithful, he reacts in an entirely unexpected way.
The Washington Post says: In the role of W.F. Gerald, Thomas’s perpetually potted neighbour/mentor — and the film’s narrator — Jeff Bridges tears into Loeb’s archly literate dialogue as if it were a plate of baby back ribs.
A commercial pilot turned drug smuggler for the Medellin cartel becomes an informant for the DEA in exchange for avoiding a lengthy prison sentence, running covert missions across South America.
Empire says: Cruise is as compelling as ever with charm to spare, and this is a ceaselessly entertaining, sometimes tense romp. Although it doesn’t dig much below the surface.
Stephen King’s novel gets a millennial update in a terrifying horror that follows Pennywise, a killer clown with a taste for children, on a killing spree through the town of Derry, Maine.
No reviews yet.
The Zookeeper’s Wife
A biopic chronicling Antonina Zabinski and her husband’s tireless efforts to save hundreds faced with internment during the Nazi invasion of Warsaw.
Empire says: A compelling story bolstered by engaging performances from Jessica Chastain and Daniel Brühl, let down by occasional awkward tonal shifts and clumsy plotting.
The first instalment of the upcoming Marvel TV show gets the silver-screen treatment, following the Inhuman royal family, quite literally, to the moon and back.
Wired says: Even in IMAX, the Inhumans shows that Marvel has limits.
Talented getaway driver Baby falls in love with a young waitress and readies to rid himself of a life of crime, but his higher ups have other ideas. Opens 14th September.
Empire says: An awe-inspiring piece of filmmaking from Edgar Wright that plays out as a musical through the lens of an action thriller. Sweet, funny and utterly original — you won’t see a film like it this year.
Kingsman 2: The Golden Circle
In the second instalment of the popular spy dramedy, the Kingsmen confront a new enemy and find themselves working with an allied organisation from across the pond. Opens 21st September.
No reviews yet.