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This Week's New Film Releases: Friday 20 October 2017

15 classification The Death Of Stalin


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Genre: Biopic / Comedy / Drama
Director: Armando Iannucci
Running time: 106 mins

Emmy award-winning and Oscar-nominated writer/director, Armando Iannucci, absolutely kills it with The Death of Stalin. We watch mass-murdering Soviet dictator, Joseph Stalin, suffer a fatal stroke, but his staff, having been told never to disturb him, leave him for several hours before calling for help. With his closest colleagues and advisers also too terrified to make the wrong move for fear of enraging him, they eventually do nothing. Iannucci masterfully blends dark humour about an authoritarian regime and farcical comedy performed with perfect timing.

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12a classification Thor: Ragnarok


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Genre: Adventure / Action / Sci-fi
Director: Taika Waititi
Running time: 130 mins

Arguably the weak link in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the Thor films to date have been a bit of a disappointment. But having indie pro director Taika Waititi at the helm of this latest instalment has turned all that around. The Kiwi director of What We Do In The Shadows and Hunt For The Wilderpeople, injects his unique style and humour into the proceedings, with quirky performances, hilarious dialogue and exciting action. With Cate Blanchett stealing the show and Jeff Goldblum, well, Jeff Goldblum-ing, there's not much to complain about here.

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12a classification Geostorm


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Genre: Sci-fi / Adventure
Director: Dean Devlin
Running time: 109 mins

Dean Devlin's near-future world, humanity has taken control of the weather, enabling us to prevent deadly natural disasters. But when the planet's climate control satellites begin to malfunction, their designer, Jake Lawson (Gerard Butler), must race to avert global catastrophe. Geostorm relies so heavily on its impressive special effects that it seems acting, dialogue, narrative, and wardrobe have taken a back seat. After a year of devastating extreme weather events, what should have been a timely cautionary tale about climate change is let down by a clumsy and contrived plot.

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u classification My Little Pony: The Movie


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Genre: Animation / Family
Director: Jayson Thiessen
Running time: 90 mins

See Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy, and Rarity in fully animated glory, in a film whose purpose is definitely NOT to sell toys. We enter the magical world of Equestria, which is basically plastic pony heaven. One day a dark force threatens the peace and tranquillity of Ponyville and the friends must band together to save their home. In a film which threatens to unseat The Emoji Movie as worst animated film of the year, My Little Pony: The Movie is a ceaseless nightmare of forced merriment.

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15 classification Happy Death Day


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Genre: Horror / Thriller
Director: Christopher Landon
Running time: 96 mins

Scream meets Groundhog Day in this goofy time-bending thriller directed by Christopher Landon (Scouts Guide To The Apocalypse). College student Tree Gelbman (Jessica Rothe) wakes up in the dorm room of a young man named Carter (Israel Broussard) and plays out a rather eventful day; running late to class, hooking up with her teacher/lover, a lunch meeting with her sorority, and getting violently murdered by a masked man with a large knife. At which point she wakes up again in the dorm room and does it all again. Sadly not as funny as Groundhog Day, nor as scary as Scream, Happy Death Day is one movie no one needs to relive.

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12a classification ROH: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland


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Genre: Event Cinema
Director: Christopher Wheeldon
Running time: 170 mins

Follow Alice down the rabbit hole into a spellbinding dreamlike world of Wonderland in Christopher Wheeldon's whirlwind ballet. Using puppetry, projections, and inventive and sophisticated choreography, this unique experience brings Lewis Carroll's beloved tale to explosive life. As things get curiouser and curiouser, we wonder "was it all a daydream?".

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15 classification Grace Jones: Bloodlight & Bami - Live with Friends


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Genre: Event Cinema
Director: Sophie Fiennes
Running time: 180 mins

One of the most iconic figures of late 20th century modelling, film, music and culture will discuss her life and work in this fascinating cinematic event. The larger than life star reveals herself as also a lover, daughter, mother, sister and even grandmother as she allows us a glimpse behind her cleverly constructed mask. Gypsy, artist and partying hedonist, warm and funny but also a fierce and tenacious businesswoman, Grace Jones's personality has divided opinion, captivated, entertained and inspired for four decades.

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u classification Earth: One Amazing Day


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Genre: Documentary / Family
Director: Richard Dale, Lixin Fan, Peter Webber
Running time: 95 mins

"Our planet is unique; one day spent here is the most amazing thing in the whole universe", reads the chocolatey voice of Robert Redford in BBC Earth's new astonishing family documentary. Witness the incredible everyday dramas of the natural world, from the highest mountains to the remotest islands to exotic jungles. It may no longer be seen as the voice of a nation, but if there's one area where the BBC still excels, it's in its natural history programmes.

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