British Films in UK Cinemas and on Digital, DVD & Blu-Ray June 2019.
Here'a a look at British films hitting UK Cinemas, Digital, Blu-Ray and DVD, June 2019.
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GANGSTER NO.1 THE FREDDIE FOREMAN STORY is released on DVD 3rd June 2019.
Synopsis: To Britain’s criminal underworld, Freddie Foreman is The Godfather and his name instils more fear than any other. Rightly or wrongly, he has been attached to almost every unsolved gangland murder in London over the last 50 years and remains one of the most iconic and well respected men of his generation.
Born Frederick Foreman in 1932, young Fred was on trial for his first crime at just 16 years of age which paved the way towards a prolific criminal career. He went on to become a notorious crime boss who ruthlessly upheld the underworld code of conduct, whatever it took.
In this documentary special, Foreman talks about how his war-time childhood moulded him into the man he became and reveals the audacious details of the heists, the double crossings, the shootouts, the murders, the betrayals and ultimately, what has made him Gangster No. 1.
LAST SUMMER is in UK Cinemas 7th June 2019.
Synopsis: Set in Welsh countryside during the 1970s, with the prospect of a long, hot summer ahead of play and friendships, four boys find their own adventure until unexpected tragedy strikes with devastating consequences. Catapulted into the adult world, they strive to take matters into their own hands. Will the boys learn the value of their childhood friendship in the face of their impending fate?
EATING ANIMALS in Cinemas 7th June 2019
Synopsis: What is the alternative to factory farming?
Nearly all of the meat, eggs, and dairy we eat comes from the industrial system known as “factory farming.” This system destroys our environment and harms public health, and never before has humankind caused more suffering. Based on Jonathan Safran Foer's critically acclaimed book of the same name, EATING ANIMALS spotlights the heroic farmers, whistleblowers, and innovators who are standing up, against all odds, to fight this system and provide a new way forward.
ONCE UPON A TIME IN LONDON is released on DVD 10th June 2019.
Synopsis: For the first time ever, the violent reign of two of London’s most notorious gangsters, Jack ‘Spot’ Comer (Terry Stone) andBilly Hill (Leo Gregory), is grippingly brought to the big screen by visionary director Simon Rumley (Red, White & Blue, Crowhurst, Fashionista), in a sweeping saga of madness, mayhem and manipulation reminiscent of British favourites Legend and Peaky Blinders.
ONCE UPON A TIME IN LONDON charts the epic rise and legendary fall of a nationwide criminal empire that lasted for three action-packed decades from the late 1930s. The one-time friends and partners in crime turned bitter enemies oversaw a fledgeling East End and Soho underworld responsible for brutal protection rackets, vicious lawbreaking, shocking corruption and glamorous associations, which paved the way for the notorious Kray twins to exert their dominance over the capital’s gangland realm.
OUTLAWED is released on DVD 10th June 2019.
BOOTS ON THE GROUND is released on DVD 10th June 2019.
BOOTS ON THE GROUND is a second feature for writer/director Louis Melville. It’s about five British soldiers who escape a Taliban ambush in the wilds of Afghanistan as the conflict is about to draw to a close. In the aftermath they are lost in action, but safe at the foot of a forgotten fort. They spot five more soldiers in the near distance entering the building. They shout and they chase but get no answer. In their search of the fort for their unknown colleagues they discover millions of dollars, a gun and ammunition store and something much worse - a malevolent supernatural force. After a relative slow build, that helps us get to know the characters, the scares come thick and fast as the evil, shape-shifting presence warps their sense of reality, time and place.
BOOTS ON THE GROUND is a found footage film on steroids. It’s experimental too. What you see is always via cameras attached to the soldiers heads. There’s a single ten minute long take with the actors travelling more than half a mile over heavy terrain on foot that makes you feel like you’re a soldier on the run too. Your head is dizzy with their excitement. However, jerky images – stock in trade of found footage horror - can become wearing over the duration of the film once the novelty wears off.
Nevertheless, BOOTS ON THE GROUND is an innovative and scary experiment in actors literally shooting each other’s performances. Stuart Wright
A PRIVATE WAR is released on DVD 10th June 2019
Synopsis: In a world where journalism is under attack, Marie Colvin (Academy Award nominee Rosamund Pike) is one of the most celebrated war correspondents of our time. Colvin is an utterly fearless and rebellious spirit, driven to the frontlines of conflicts across the globe to give voice to the voiceless, while constantly testing the limits between bravery and bravado. After being hit by a grenade in Sri Lanka, she wears a distinctive eye patch and is still as comfortable sipping martinis with London’s elite as she is confronting dictators. Colvin sacrifices loving relationships, and over time, her personal life starts to unravel as the trauma she’s witnessed takes its toll. Yet, her mission to show the true cost of war leads her – along with renowned war photographer Paul Conroy (Jamie Dornan) – to embark on the most dangerous assignment of their lives in the besieged Syrian city of Homs.
Based on the extraordinary life of Marie Colvin, A PRIVATE WAR is brought to the screen by Academy Award nominee and critically acclaimed documentary filmmaker Matthew Heineman in his pulse-pounding narrative feature debut.
CLUED UP will be available to buy & rent on ITunes, Amazon & Google Play on Friday June 14th 2019.
Synopsis: CLUED UP follows the story of best friends Theo (Callan Allen) and AJ (Joel Francis-Williams) through their final year of school, the boys want to make some quick cash for the summer so they decide turn to the local drug dealer Mike to sell for him. The boys accidentally loose the bag of drugs that Mike gave them, giving them till the end of the week to make back the money they owe Mike.
Mike will stop at nothing to get to the boys & the people they love. Their classmates Drew, Harley, Jessica, Lola & Georgia notice the boys are acting very frantic and put together their own conclusions of what the boys are hiding. However someone knows more about what the boys are really up to, more than they lead onto know.
Leaving the boys not being able to trust anyone!
SOMETIMES ALWAYS NEVER In UK Cinemas Friday 14th June 2019.
Synopsis: Sharp of suit and vocabulary, Bill Nighy plays deadpan Scrabble-obsessed Merseyside tailor Alan, whose eldest son Michael stormed out of the house after a particularly heated round of the popular board game, never to return. Years later, Alan and his other son Peter (Sam Riley) continue the search while trying to repair their own strained relationship. Sometimes Always Never (which describes the way to button up a gentleman's suit jacket) comes from a witty and astute script by acclaimed screenwriter Frank Cottrell Boyce (24 Hour Party People), debut feature director Carl Hunter deploys a vivid visual style and striking production design to capture the shifting moods of a family who know plenty of words but struggle to communicate. The triple score-worthy supporting cast includes Alice Lowe, Jenny Agutter and Tim McInnerny.
AVENGEMENT on Digital 17th June & Blu-Ray & DVD 1st July 2019.
Synopsis: While granted leave from prison, a lowly criminal (Scott Adkins, Accident Man, Doctor Strange) evades his guards and returns to his old haunts to take revenge on the people that made him a cold hearted killer. It’s an epic, bloody battle to search for the soul he lost years ago on the streets of an unforgiving city.
Co-starring Craig Fairbrass (Rise of the Footsoldier), Nick Moran (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels), Thomas Turgoose (This is England), Kierston Wareing (Fish Tank), Louis Mandylor (The Debt Collector) and directed by Jesse V. Johnson (Triple Threat, Accident Man), AVENGEMENT is a violent, fight-filled revenge movie you won’t want to miss.
THE FLOOD is released in Cinemas & On Digital 21st June 2019.
Synopsis: THE FLOOD is the story of Wendy (Lena Headey), a hardened immigration officer who is offered a high-profile asylum case, judged on her ability to quickly and clinically reject applicants. Through her interrogation, she must uncover whether Haile (Ivanno Jeremiah) is lying and has a more sinister reason for seeking asylum.
THE FLOOD follows Haile on his perilous 5000 kilometre journey – over oceans, across borders, and amidst the flurry of the Calais Jungle – to find solace and safety in the UK. But now he must cross the final hurdle. Based on multiple true stories, THE FLOOD is a thoughtful and timely reflection on the humanity within the refugee crisis. Starring Lena Headey (Game Of Thrones, Dredd), Iain Glen (Game Of Thrones, Resident Evil), Ivanno Jeremiah (Humans, upcoming Game Of Thrones prequel) and Arsher Ali (Informer, The Ritual)
DIVISION 19 in Cinemas 21st June 2019
Synopsis: It's 2039 and the the growing need for social control has led to mass criminalisation. With jails overflowing, the government has turned them into online portals allowing citizens to monitor the prisoners 24/7 and vote on what they eat, wear, read etc. and, in gladiatorial style, who and when they fight, all streamed live to the nation. The most watched inmate is champion fighter Hardin Jones, whose popularity is, unbeknown to him, being used to sell everything from jeans to beans. When he manages to escape, he wants just one thing: his anonymity. However, a group of anarchists who are opposing the State need his influence to help their cause. Hardin isn't interested. He just wants to remain off radar, that is until he finds out about Panopticon TV's experimental plans for a whole new town where the residents will be the latest reality stars and whose first inhabitant will be Hardin's brother Nash............
MARI in Cinemas 21st June 2019
Synopsis: Charlotte (Bobbi Jene Smith), a successful contemporary dancer, is thriving in London. With her latest show just days away from opening night, she receives news that her grandmother, Mari (Paddy Glynn), is dying. Dropping everything, she heads to Dorset to join her mother (Phoebe Nicholls) and sister (Madeline Worrall), but on arrival, she discovers she's unexpectedly pregnant. Initially set on a termination, Charlotte starts to doubt herself as she watches her family contemplate losing their matriarch.
JELLYFISH is released in UK Cinemas 24th June 2019.
Hailed as this year’s breakout British drama, JELLYFISH boasts an incredible performance from BAFTA nominee Liv Hill (Three Girls) as Sarah Taylor.
Between being bullied at school, put upon by her overbearing boss at the local amusement arcade and having to look after her unstable mother and her two younger siblings, life isn’t easy in Margate for 15-year old Sarah.
But when Sarah’s drama teacher channels her ferocious and volatile energies into a stand-up comedy routine for the graduation showcase, Sarah discovers that she may have a hidden talent.
As her love for comedy grows, Sarah’s life becomes difficult to maintain. The walls start to close in, forcing her to choose between her responsibilities to her family and her newfound passion.
At times funny, at times heart-breaking, JELLYFISH is a sincere and unfiltered look at a young woman who, against all odds finds her voice in stand-up comedy.
OLD BOYS is released on DVD 24th June 2019.
Synopsis: ‘Survival of the fittest’ is the philosophy at all boys’ boarding school Caldermount. If you’re not a champion on the sports field, you’re a nobody. No one knows this better than bookworm Amberson, who’s been at the bottom of the school’s social ladder since he can remember.
When the French teacher’s fiery daughter Agnes arrives, Amberson’s life is turned upside down. He suddenly finds himself playing matchmaker for Winchester, the school’s handsome but spectacularly dim school-hero. Winchester definitely has the looks to win over Agnes but it’s Amberson who has the wits.
Will Amberson have the courage to reveal himself to her and stand up for who he really is?
A fresh and vibrant comedy, Old Boys is a modern twist on the timeless story of Cyrano de Bergerac.
YESTERDAY in Cinemas 28TH June 2019.
Yesterday, everyone knew The Beatles. Today, only Jack remembers their songs. He’s about to become a very big deal. From Academy Award®-winning director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, Trainspotting, 28 Days Later) and Richard Curtis, the Oscar-nominated screenwriter of Four Weddings and a Funeral, Love Actually and Notting Hill, comes a rock-n-roll comedy about music, dreams, friendship, and the long and winding road that leads to the love of your life.
Jack Malik (Himesh Patel, BBC’s Eastenders) is a struggling singer-songwriter in a tiny English seaside town whose dreams of fame are rapidly fading, despite the fierce devotion and support of his childhood best friend, Ellie (Lily James, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again). Then, after a freak bus accident during a mysterious global blackout, Jack wakes up to discover that The Beatles have never existed … and he finds himself with a very complicated problem, indeed.
Signature Entertainment Presents ROBERT THE BRUCE in Cinemas Nationwide from 28th June 2019.
Synopsis: Scotland 1306, Robert the Bruce (Angus Macfadyen: Braveheart) crowns himself King and takes the ambition of Scotland’s freedom as his own. But he cannot overcome England’s power: defeated again and again, his army is scattered and Scotland’s nobility abandons him. Hunted, with a price on his head, he finds himself alone and wounded. The cause of freedom seems lost once more.
Hidden secretly in a secluded croft of a clan pledged to England, and close to death Robert is nursed back to life by a young widow and her orphaned children. His determination to do what is right, regardless of the cost, reinvigorates his passion to rise again. But it’s not revenge he desires. It’s freedom. Now.