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Jack Bottomley
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6:00 AM 18th May 2024
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Silver Screen Weekly - What's Coming Up At The Cinema From Friday 17th May

 
Our film critic and media correspondent has been looking and trawling the new releases. Here's what you can see on the big screen this week.

From Friday 17th May

IF (U)
From director John Krasinski, this funny and fantastical family comedy, could be the perfect start to summer seasons at the cinema. The film sees a young girl gain the ability to see people's imaginary friends, and her neighbour Cal (Ryan Reynolds) has this same ability. So together they go on an adventure to reunite Imaginary Friends (or IFs) with their former kids. Funny, imaginative and loaded with brilliant characters and actors, IF is a treat for the entire family as we roll towards the biggest movie months of the year. Co-starring the likes of Steve Carell, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Emily Blunt, Matt Damon, Sam Rockwell, Awkwafina, John Krasinski, Blake Lively, Bradley Cooper, Keegan-Michael Key, and many more!


The Strangers: Chapter One (15)
Director Renny Harlin’s (Cliffhanger, Die Hard 2) first of his new reboot/sequel (apparently set in the same world as the first two films) to the much loved Bryan Bertino true life inspired 2008 slasher and its sequel. The plan is to split this into a three part trilogy, all set to be released this year and early next year. Chapter One begins a whole new era for this growing murderous horror franchise, and this first film sees a young couple head across country to start a new life, when their car breaks down, forcing them to check in to an Airbnb home, where three masked strangers terrorise the pair.


Other releases:
Tiger Stripes (15) (Coming of age horror that sees a Malay schoolgirl’s life drastically change with her body’s frightening physical changes.) - Friday 17th May
Hoard (18) (UK drama about a teenage girl from a dysfunctional upbringing who begins an intense relationship with an older man.) - Friday 17th May
Bermondsey Tales: Fall Of The Roman Empire (18) (British gangster comedy following a South London crime family and their growing division.) - Friday 17th May
The Blue Angels (U) (Documentary following the US Navy Flight demonstration squadron.) - Friday 17th May
Rome, Open City (15) (Italian WW2 Drama set in 1945 Nazi occupied Rome, following a group resistance fighters as they seek refuge.) - Friday 17th May
Catching Fire: The Story Of Anita Pallenberg (15) (Documentary about the life and career of actor Anita Pallenberg and her influence.) - Friday 17th May
Two Tickets To Greece (15) (French comedy drama about two reunited now middle aged estranged childhood friends who go on the trip they always dreamt of.) - Friday 17th May
Ospina Cali Colombia (TBC) (Documentary about Luis Ospina, frontman of the Grupo de Cali, and his life, work and place in Latin American Cinema.) - Friday 17th May
The Winter’s Tale (12a) (Royal Opera House’s new production of Shakespeare’s profound story of love and loss, adapted to an artist and contemporary ballet Christopher Wheeldon.) - Wednesday 22nd May