Yorkshire Times
A Voice of the Free Press
Jack Bottomley
Media Correspondent
1:00 AM 9th February 2024

Silver Screen Weekly - What's Coming Up At The Cinema From Friday 9th February 2024

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 9th February

The Iron Claw (15)
This biographical sports drama from A24 could be one of the dark horse picks for the best movie of 2024. Telling the story of the legendary Texan-grown Von Erich wrestling dynasty, the film looks at the success and the tragedy that followed this family. From director Sean Durkin (Martha Marcy May Marlene), The Iron Claw stars Zac Efron, Jeremy Allen White, Harris Dickinson, Maura Tierney, Holt McCallany and Lily James, among some other professional wrestling stars like Maxwell Jacob Friedman and Chavo Guerrero Jr. Critics have hailed the film as authentic, powerful and stunningly acted, with a story that does the utmost justice to the sport and these titans of it.

The Jungle Bunch: World Tour (U)
The zany animal saviour are back in this animated family adventure sequel to the 2017 box office hit! As a nefarious beaver villain has blanketed the jungle in a deadly pink substance that explodes when coming into contact with water. And what with the rainy seasons incoming this spells potential doom for all jungle kind! So our heroic ragtag team must search for an antidote! Perfect February half term family entertainment!!

From Monday 12th February

Bob Marley: One Love (12a)

One Love, People Get Ready for this incredible story about the life of a legend. Telling the story of the Soul Rebel himself, Bob Marley (Kingsley Ben-Adir), this biopic from director Reinaldo Marcus Green (King Richard) is based on the life of the late great reggae legend, from his humble origins and rise to fame, all the way up until his death in 1981. Co-starring Lashana Lynch and James Norton. Anyone who knows this story, knows the power of the man, his music and his message despite so much trouble in the world. From war to people stirring it up. This could be one of the best musician biopics to come along in some time, jamming with a story that will compel, entertain and inspire in equal measure. In a big screen experience brimming with positive vibration.

From Wednesday 14th February

Madame Web (12a)

Based on the Marvel Comics and spider-verse shattering character, this thrilling new addition to Sony's Spider-Man universe, tells the story of Cassandra Webb (Dakota Johnson), a New York City paramedic who, after certain events, shows signs of clairvoyance and must act on her visions, to protect three young women from a masked attacker who wants them dead! Looking to blend the superhero genre with Final Destination-like thrills, this exciting new vision in heroic entertainment is set to be exciting, enticing and full of surprises for fans and newcomers alike.

Other releases:
Turning Red (PG) (Cinema re-release of Pixar’s 2021 animated family fantasy about a girl turning into a red panda when anxious.) - Friday 9th February
Occupied City (12a) (Steve McQueen’s documentary about the Nazi occupation of Amsterdam.) - Friday 9th February
It Happened One Night (U) (90th anniversary 4K restored re-release of Frank Capra’s 1934 comedy/romance, starring Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert.) - Friday 9th February
Dune (2021) (12a) (Re-issue release of the first part of Denis Villeneuve's blockbusting adaptation of Frank Herbert’s novel, ahead of this year’s second part.) - Friday 9th February
Table For Six 2 (PG) (Hong Kong comedy slapstick sequel to the box office smash, as a dysfunctional family’s interference in three couples’ wedding plans results in anarchy.) - Friday 9th February
Gassed Up (15) (British crime drama about a young man trying to support his family, who gets caught up in the world of organised crime.) - Friday 9th February
The Settlers (15) (Chilean drama set in late 19th century Patagonia, looking at colonial horrors, as three men try to secure a Spanish landowner’s territory.) - Friday 9th February
Peppa’s Cinema Party (U) (Peppa Pig animated cinema experience, with 10 brand new episodes on the big screen, alongside other fun little extras.) - Friday 9th February
Ping Pong (15) (Re-release of Po-Chih Leong’s 1987 British comedy drama about young lawyer struggling to execute the will of a Chinese man found dead in a phone box, starring David Yip, Lucy Sheen and Robert Lee.) - Friday 9th February
Your Fat Friend (15) (Documentary following blogger, podcaster and activist Aubrey Gordon, as she waits for a her book to be published.) - Friday 9th February
The Taste Of Things (12a) (French period drama about a gourmet and the cook he has employed for 20 years and their relationship.) - Wednesday 14th February
My Favourite Things - The Rodgers & Hammerstein 80th Anniversary Concert (12a) (Concert celebrating the work and music of the iconic pair, with themes from some of their biggest musicals, performance filmed live onstage.) - Wednesday 14th February (also showing Sunday 18th February)
Premalu (U) (Indian Comedy/Romance about a man caught between two potential partners.) - Thursday 15th February