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New Release Friday: Movies opening in the UK & USA this weekend


Another Friday, another weekend at the movies. The big one has already opened this weekend; that being Joss Trank‘s long-awaited Fantastic Four. However, there are some other smaller releases knocking about at cinemas in both the UK and the US this weekend. Read all about them below.

Here, we run down the big ones hitting the multiplexes in the United Kingdom, and United States from today, Friday August 7th, 2015.

Fantastic Four (UK & US)
Rated: 12A/ PG-13
THN Review: ****


“Great independent storytelling in the middle, topped with corporate icing that makes you feel sick when you’re done with it.” [Full review here]

The Gift (UK & US)
Rated: 15/ R
THN Review: ****

The Gift

“A tense and twisting thriller that will make you think twice about reconnecting with that peculiar schoolmate.” [Full review here]

52 Tuesdays (UK)
Rated: 15
THN Review: ****

52 Tuesdays review

“A funny, deeply involving motion picture focussing on the important subject of acceptance, growing up and dealing with change in today’s wonderfully different world.” [Full review here]

Death Of A Gentleman (UK)
Rated: 12A
THN Review: *****


“Sam Collins and Jarrod Kimber have crafted an impressive, question-raising documentary that may be our favourite documentary of the year. It’s certainly the most important.” [Read the full review]

Shaun The Sheep: The Movie (US)
Rated: PG
THN Review: ***

Shaun The Sheep Movie 2

“This movie is great fun, charming and silly, plus perfect for all the family. You’d be baaaabonkers to miss it!” [Read the full review]

Also released: Manglehorn (UK), The Diary of a Teenage Girl (UK), Marshland (UK), Ricki and the Flash (US), Cop Car (US).

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