Colossal crashes into cinemas this week
19th May, 2017
New in cinemas this week is the sci-fi black comedy Colossal, starring Anne Hathaway as an out-of-work New York party girl who finds herself somewhow connected with a giant creature that's on the rampage in Seoul, South Korea.
Also released are Whisky Galore, a remake of the classic 1949 British comedy set on a Scottish island, starring Eddie Izzard as Captain Waggett, a rule-abiding army officer put in charge of the whisky drinking island; Irish drama The Secret Scripture, based on the novel by Sebastian Barry; Guy Ritchie's take on the legandary British tale King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, and surreal drama Spaceship.
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Colossal 15 (14+)
After being kicked out of her New York apartment by her boyfriend, Gloria is forced to move back to her hometown which results in a spree of heavy drinking. When she learns that a giant creature has begun a rampage through the South Korean capital of Seoul, Gloria starts to suspect that she is oddly connected to the monster. With the help of those around her, Gloria must determine if and how she’s able to control the creature before it’s too late.
Whisky Galore PG (11+)
Set during World War Two, the Scottish Isle of Todday is feeling the effects of rationing as their beloved whisky runs out. Hearing that a cargo of the alcohol has run aground nearby, the community hatch a plan to steal it without being caught by Captain Waggett, a rule-abiding army officer put in charge of the Island during the war. Playing on a number of Scottish stereotypes, this is a silly, warm-hearted remake of a classic Ealing comedy.
The Secret Scripture 12A (14+)
50 years after she was incarcerated in a mental hospital – accused of killing her baby son at birth, a crime for which she has always professed her innocence – an Irish woman writes down her memories in the margins of her Bible. Recounting her story to a psychiatrist, flashbacks detail a love triangle with a fighter pilot and a young priest during World War Two. Adapted from the acclaimed Sebastian Barry novel, this drama brings the difficult themes of mental health, abuse, and human rights to the fore with elegance, adding in layers of old-fashioned sentimentality.
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword 12A (11+)
A young Arthur finds himself living in obscurity when his uncle, the sorcerer Vortigern, murders his father and illegally takes the throne. Unaware of his royal heritage, Arthur is raised in a fighting school where he is trained in hand-to-hand combat. After many have failed, the adult Arthur is successful in drawing Excalibur from the stone where it has been trapped since the ascent of Vortigern, imbuing it with increased power as it confirms his destiny. Using the skills he has learned from his time on the streets, plus the fateful weapon, Arthur sets out to take back what is rightfully his.
Spaceship 15 (16+)
A group of British teenagers find their lives intertwined in mysterious, unexplainable ways, with the story told from multiple viewpoints. Lucidia is a goth whose mother died seven years previously in uncertain circumstances, with her father Gabriel still grieving for his wife. When Lucidia disappears in an apparent alien abduction, Gabriel must turn to Lucidia’s outsider friends to learn as much as possible about his elusive daughter. Spaceship is an experimental and surreal drama which offers a unique take on the teenage experience.Return to all posts
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