Cinema Releases April 21 2017 – Rules Don’t Apply or are they Unforgettable?

Heading to the cinema this weekend? Time to take you through the weeks new releases, here are the cinema releases April 21 2017 for the UK & US.

This week sees the release of the thriller Unforgettable in both the UK & US.

Cinema Releases

Rules Don’t Apply (Romantic Comedy)

Released 21st April 2017 UK (12A) 127 Mins

Starring Warren Beatty ; Lily Collins ; Alden Ehrenreich ; Annette Bening ; Matthew Broderick ; Alec Baldwin ; Haley Bennett ; Candice Bergen ; Dabney Coleman ; Steve Coogan ; Ed Harris ; Megan Hilty ; Oliver Platt ; Martin Sheen ; Paul Sorvino

Set in 1958, Baptist beauty queen from Virginia and an aspiring actress, Marla Mabrey, goes to Hollywood. Frank Forbes is an ambitious young businessman and devout Methodist. Both of them long for success under their contracts with billionaire filmmaker & womanizer Howard Hughes.

Looking for a movie to watch at home? See our Spectre review

The Belko Experiment (Horror, Thriller)

Released 21st April 2017 UK (18) 89 Mins

The Belko Experiment is a twisted social experiment in which a group of eighty Americans find themselves locked in their high-rise corporate office in Bogotá and are ordered by an unknown voice over the intercom system to participate in a fatal game of kill or be killed.

The Zookeeper’s Wife (Drama)

Released 21st April 2017 UK (12A) 127 Mins

Starring Jessica Chastain; Johan Heldenbergh; Michael McElhatton; Daniel Brühl

This is the story of the keeper of the Warsaw Zoo, Antonina and Jan Żabiński, who helped save hundreds of Jews during the German invasion of Poland

Their Finest (Comedy, Drama)

Released 21st April 2017 UK (12A) 117 Mins

Starring Gemma Arterton; Sam Claflin; Bill Nighy

Set in London 1940 during the Blitz, Catrin (Gemma Arterton) is an untried screenwriter who is set the task of making a film whilst under fire with the aim to raise the nation’s spirits.

Unforgettable (Drama, Thriller)

Released 21st April 2017 UK/US (15/R) 100 Mins

Starring Katherine Heigl; Rosario Dawson; Cheryl Ladd; Whitney Cummings; Geoff Stults; Jayson Blair

Tessa Connover is struggling to come to terms with the end of her marriage when her ex-husband, David, becomes engaged to Julia.

Free Fire (Action, Crime, Drama)

Released 21st April 2017 US (R) 91 Mins

Starring Sharlto Copley; Armie Hammer; Brie Larson; Cillian Murphy; Jack Reynor; Michael Smiley; Sam Riley; Noah Taylor

A gun deal in a deserted warehouse between two Irishmen and a gang who are selling them goes from a simple business deal into a game of survival.

The Promise (Drama)

Released 21st April 2017 US (PG-13) 134 Mins

Starring Oscar Isaac; Charlotte Le Bon; Christian Bale; Daniel Giménez Cacho; Shohreh Aghdashloo; Rade Šerbedžija

Michael is an outstanding medical student who meets Ana, their share an Armenian heritage that sparks an attraction which turns into a romantic rivalry between Michael and Ana’s boyfriend Chris. Chris is a famous American photojournalist.

When the Ottoman Empire begins to collapse they are forced to join forces to get their people to safety.

Phoenix Forgotten (Sci-fi, Horror)

Released 21st April 2017 US (PG-13) 85 Mins

Starring Chelsea Lopez; Florence Hartigan; Justin Matthews; Luke Spencer Roberts

20 years have passed since events of Phoenix, Arizona in which mysterious lights appeared coinciding with the disappearance of three teenagers. Now unseen footage from that night has been uncovered.

Born in China (Documentary)

Released 21st April 2017 US (G) 79 Mins

Top 10 Box Office Films

What movies/films have we all been watching over the last week, time to find out as we take a look at the Top 10 Box Office Films in both the US and UK.


1NewThe Fate of the FuriousUniversal$98,786,705
2(1)The Boss Baby20th Century Fox$16,012,349
3(2)Beauty and the BeastWalt Disney$13,705,122
4(3)Smurfs: The Lost VillageSony Pictures$6,714,300
5(4)Going in StyleWarner Bros$6,288,402
6(16)GiftedFox Searchlight$3,079,308
7(8)Get OutUniversal$2,985,945
8(6)Power RangersLionsgate$2,814,175
9(10)The Case for ChristPure Flix Entertainment$2,758,271
10(7)Kong: Skull IslandWarner Bros$2,707,371


1NewFast & Furious 8Universal£14,026,301
2(1)The Boss Baby20th Century Fox£3,619,765
3(2)Beauty and the BeastDisney£2,598,163
4(3)Peppa Pig: My First Cinema ExperienceeOne Films£514,923
5(6)Going in StyleWarner Bros£499,928
6NewThe HandmaidenCurzon/Artificial Eye£474,752
7(5)Get OutUniversal£455,122
8(7)Smurfs: The Lost VillageSony Pictures£439,697
9(4)Ghost in the ShellParamount£366,564
10NewThe Sense of an EndingStudioCanal£329,948

Comment by Dr. Loomis – Cinema Releases April 21 2017

There are your cinema releases April 21 2017 and there are quite a few new releases this week but none of them really peak my interest. If I had to choose one I’d probably opt for The Belko Experiment.