Friday 12 June 2015

5 for Friday (June 12): Trailers, new releases and box office

Only 10 new releases in cinemas this week - and two of them are reissues. Here are the five most intriguing (I've excluded Jurassic World because it's been hyped quite enough already without me joining in)...

1. The Look Of Silence
Joshua Oppenheimer's follow-up to 2012's The Act of Killing, an astonishing documentary about the Indonesian anti-communist genocide of 1965 told from the point of view of the killers and torturers. This time, Oppenheimer returns to the country to tell the smaller, more personal story of a mother and father whose son was murdered during that turbulent time. Read more here.

2. West
Powerful '70s-set political drama about an East Berlin woman trying to start a new life in the West after the apparent death of her partner. However, she discovers her past isn't easy to shake off.

3. London Road
Adaptation of the stage musical about the serial murder of five women in Ipswich in 2006 and how the local community came to terms with it. Every word spoken and sang is taken from actual interviews conducted with residents at the time. Olivia Colman and Tom Hardy star.

4. Freaks (reissue)
Extraordinary 1932 picture about a travelling "freak show" circus that proved so controversial it effectively ended Tod Browning's successful career as a director. 
Marilyn Monroe's final film before her death - The Misfits - is also reissued this week.

5. Unhallowed Ground
A bunch of posh kids are menaced by supernatural forces while undertaking military training at an historic boarding school in this British horror flick. Poppy Drayton and Morgane Polanski (Roman's daughter) star.

Also on release from today...

Age Of Kill
Hamari Adhuri Kahaani
Jurassic World
Romeo Juliet

UK box office top 10
1. Spy
2. San Andreas
3. Insidious: Chapter 3
4. Mad Max: Fury Road
5. Pitch Perfect 2
6. Avengers: Age of Ultron
7. Tomorrowland: A World Beyond
8. The Empire Strikes Back
9. Dil Dhadakne Do
10. Man Up 

US box office
1. Spy 
2. San Andreas
3. Insidious: Chapter 3
4. Entourage
5. Mad Max: Fury Road
6. Pitch Perfect 2
7. Tomorrowland: A World Beyond
8. Avengers: Age of Ultron
9. Aloha
10. Poltergeist

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