Jane Got A Gun & Bastille Day
Popcorn Cinema Show takes a look at this weeks movie releases 22nd April 2016 for the UK, US, Australia and New Zealand at the cinema, plus all the weeks film news. So what’s out this week? Idris Elba stars in the action film Bastille Day, but first the news…
Teen Wolf Director Passes Away
Director Rod Daniel died at home in Chicago aged 73 on Saturday (April 16)
Best know for directing the movie Teen Wolf that starred Michael J Fox, he also directed these other films:
- Like Father Like Son (1987) Starring Dudley Moore & Kirk Cameron
- K9 (1989) Starring James Belushi
- The Super (1991) Starring Joe Pesci
- Beethoven’s 2nd (1993) Starring Charles Grodin
The Jungle Book Takes Top Stop
So it probably comes as no surprise to see The Jungle Book enter the box office in top spot in both the US and UK
It took $103,261,464 in North America and £9,901,921 in the UK
Jane Got A Gun (Western)
Released 22nd April 2016 UK (15) 98 Mins
Starring Natalie Portman ; Joel Edgerton ; Ewan McGregor
A woman asks for help from her ex-lover, to save her outlaw husband from a gang out to kill him.
Bastille Day (Action)
Released 22nd April 2016 UK (15) 91 Mins
Starring Idris Elba ; Richard Madden ; Kelly Reilly
Pickpocket Michael Mason is in Paris when he steals a wallet that causes him to be hunted down by the CIA. Agent Briar (Idris Elba) realises that Michael is only a pawn in a much larger game but is his best bet if he is to uncover a large-scale conspiracy.
Idris Elba in Bastille Day
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (Comedy)
Released 22nd April 2016 UK (15) 112 Mins
Starring Tina Fey ; Margot Robbie ; Martin Freeman ; Christopher Abbott ; Billy Bob Thornton ; Alfred Molina ; Sheila Vand ; Nicholas Braun
A jounalist who covers the conflicts in Aghanistan and Pakistan during Operation Enduring Freedom develops a crazy relationship with a fellow journalist from Scotland.
Friend Request (Supernatural Techno-Thriller)
Released 22nd April 2016 UK (15) 92 Mins
Starring Alycia Debnam-Carey ; William Moselet ; Connor Paolo ; Brit Morgan ; Brooke Markham
A teenage girl commits suicide, posting the tragedy all across social media. Her classmates are told not to share or view the video, however a copy soon emerges online. Classmate Laura starts to receive threatening messages on Facebook from the dead girls account. This esculates as Laura’s friends start to be kille one-by-one.
Miles Ahead (Drama)
Released 22nd April 2016 UK (15) 100 Mins
Starring Don Cheadle ; Emayatzy Corinealdi ; Ewan McGregor ; Michael Stuhlbarg ; Keith Standfield ; Austin Lyon ; Jeffery Grover ; Joshua Jessen ; Theron Brown ; Morgan Wolk
This is the story of Miles Davis, the world famous jazz trumpeter and his rise to fame.
The Huntsman: Winter’s War (Action Adventure)
Released 22nd April 2016 US (PG-13) 114 Mins
Starring Chris Hemsworth ; Charlize Theron ; Emily Blunt ; Nick Frost ; Sam Claflin ; Rob Brydon ; jessica Chastain
Set in the fantasy world of Snow White, The Huntsman tells the story long before the evil Queen Ravenna was thought defeated by Snow White’s blade. Indeed when her sister, Freya fled their kingdon the young ice queen spent decades in a remote wintry land raising a legion of deadly huntsmen.
Elvis & Nixon (Comedy Drama)
Released 22nd April 2016 US (R) 86 Mins
Starring Michael Shannon ; Kevin Spacey ; Alex Pettyfer ; Johnny Knoxville ; Tate Donovan
On 21st December 1970 Elvis Presley turns up at the White House requesting to meet with President Richard Nixon with the intention to swear him in as an undercover agent in the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs.