Friday 19 June 2015

5 for Friday (June 19): Trailers, new releases and box office

This week's five most intriguing new movies...

1. Les Combattants
Unconventional romantic comedy from France. When gloomy survivalist Madeleine (Adèle Haenel) heads off to an army boot camp to prepare for the coming apocalypse, love-struck Arnaud (Kévin Azaïs) can't help but follow her. Also available on Curzon Home Cinema.

2. Mr. Holmes
Classy drama which sees Ian McKellen's ageing consulting detective return to the fray to tackle an unsolved case from his distant past.

3. The Long Good Friday 
A welcome reissue for this classic London gangster yarn from 1980, starring the late Bob Hoskins and Helen Mirren.

4. Legacy
Feelgood British party movie starring Franz Drameh (Attack the Block, Edge of Tomorrow), from the producers of If it contains half the energy of that film it won't go far wrong.

5. Accidental Love
Seven years in the making (original director David O Russell quit in 2010), this political satire has had shocking reviews and currently sits at only 5 per cent fresh on Rotten TomatoesJessica Biel and Jake Gyllenhaal must regret ever signing up for it but connoisseurs of bad movies are surely in for a treat.

Also on release from today...
The Burning
The Longest Ride 
Natural Resistance

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

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

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