Cinema Releases 19 August 2016 – David Brent: Life On The Road

David Brent: Life On The Road

It’s time to take a look at this weeks movie releases (19th August 2016) for the UK, US, Australia and New Zealand at the cinema, plus all the weeks film news. So this week sees the return of David Brent in the film David Brent: Life On The Road in UK cinemas.

Elsewhere we have the new Ben-Hur film that releases in the US & Australia.

Film News

Suicide Squad Stays Top

Yes for a second week Suicide Squad stays in top position in both the US and UK

Taking $43,536,013 in the US and £4,241,508 in the UK.

Love movies then check out our Blu-ray review of The Bag Man

Movie Releases 19 August 2016

David Brent: Life On The Road (Comedy)

  • Released 19th August 2016 UK (15) 96 Mins
  • Ricky Gervais; Rebecca Gethings; Doc Brown

Brent is back as we follow his new career(s) as a singer songwriter and cleaning products rep.

Lights Out (Horror)

  • Released 19th August 2016 UK (15) 81 Mins
  • Teresa Palmer ; Gabriel Bateman ; Billy Burke ; Maria Bello

Rebecca fears that her brother is being stalked by a spirit.

Nine Lives (Comedy)

  • Released 19th August 2016 UK (PG) 87 Mins
  • Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Garner, Christopher Walken, Robbie Amell, Cheryl Hines, Mark Consuelos, Malina Weissman

Billionaire businessman Tom Brand (Kevin Spacey) is in need of a birthday present for his eleven year of daughter Rebecca.  He decides on a cat however following a accident he finds himself inside the cats body.  In order to free himself he must re-connect with his family.

Blinky Bill The Movie (Animated Adventure)

  • Released 19th August 2016 UK (U) 87 Mins
  • Voices by: Rufus Sewell; Toni Collette; David Wenham; Ryan Kwanten; Richard Roxburgh; Robin Mcleavy; Barry Humphries

Following the discovery of a marker that may lead Blinky to his father, he embarks on a journey that takes him past the Green Patch and into the danger of the Outback.

Asterix And Obelix: Mansion Of The Gods (Animated)

  • Released 19th Augusts 2016 UK (PG) 87 Mins
  • Voiced by Jack Whitehall; Nick Frost; Greg Davies; Catherine Tate; Matt Berry; Harry Enfield; Dick & Dom; Jim Broadbent

In the year 50 BC one small village in Gaul holds against the Romans.

Swallows And Amazons (Family)

  • Released 19th August 2016 UK (12A) 120 Mins
  • Kelly Macdonald; Andrew Scott; Rafe Spall

Four children are on their summer holiday in the Lake District with their mother. They are allowed to camp on their own on a remote island in the middle of a lake.  However they soon discover their are not alone.

Ben-Hur (Drama)

  • Released 19th August 2016 US (PG-13) Mins
  • Jack Huston, Toby Kebbell, Rodrigo Santoro, Nazanin Boniadi, Ayelet Zurer, Morgan Freeman

The epic story gets a new imagined outing

War Dogs (Comedy)

  • Released 19th August 2016 US (R) Mins
  • Jonah Hill, Miles Teller

Set during the Iraq war, two friends from Miami Beach take advantage of a little-known government initiative which allows businesses to bid for US military contracts. Apparently based on true events!

Top 10 Box Office Films


  1. Suicide Squad                                                             
  2. Sausage Party (NEW)                                                       
  3. Pete’s Dragon (NEW)                                                         
  4. Jason Bourne                                                                             
  5. Bad Moms                                                                                       
  6. The Secret Life of Pets                                                             
  7. Star Trek Beyond                                                                         
  8. Florence Foster Jenkins (NEW)                                            
  9. Nine Lives                                                                                         
  10. Lights Out  


  1. Suicide Squad                                                                  
  2. Finding Dory                                                                     
  3. Jason Bourne                                                                       
  4. The BFG                                                                                     
  5. Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (NEW)        
  6. Pete’s Dragon (NEW)                                                          
  7. Nerve (NEW)                                                                           
  8. The Shallows (NEW)                                                         
  9. Star Trek Beyond                                                                 
  10. The Secret Life of Pets 

Comment By Dr. Loomis 

Whilst there are a number of new releases this week only one stands out for me, David Brent: Life On The Road.  Yes Brent (Ricky Gervais) is back and is on the road leaving the dream or not as the case may be.  So I will checking that one out seeing if David Brent can make alone outside the office and that great supporting cast.