It’s an exciting time for fans of Jurassic Park, as this week sees the release of the highly anticipated sequel, Jurassic World, starring Chris Pratt. For those less interested in a dinosaur theme park, a football documentary about the life of Paul Gascoigne is on the horizon, as well as the re-releases of two classic films: Freaks and Misfits. Read the full details of what the week has in store, below.
Gascoigne is a feature length theatrical documentary that delves into the psyche, vulnerabilities and triumphs of one of the greatest footballers of all time – spoken in his own words.
In Age of Kill, a black ops sniper finds himself blackmailed by a psychotic international terrorist into killing six people in the space of six hours. However, he soon discovers that there is more than meets the eye with this group of seemingly unrelated victims.
Freaks is a re-release of the 1932 film, directed by Tod Browning. It follows a circus trapeze artist named Cleopatra, who agrees to marry one of the lead dwarf performers at their circus. However, when the leader’s deformed friends – cruelly dubbed ‘Freaks’ – realise that she is only marrying him for his inheritance, they plan a gruesome act of revenge against Cleopatra and her strongman lover.
The biggest release this week is Jurassic World. Set 22 years after the catastrophic events of Jurassic Park, the film showcases a now fully-functioning dinosaur theme park, that exceeds the idea previously envisioned by John Hammond. But with visitors declining, the park must create a new attraction to spark interest – which inevitably leads to horrible consequences.
Tom Hardy and Olivia Coleman star in London Road – a production funded by the National Theatre. The film documents the events of 2006, in which a quiet town in Ipswich was shattered by the discovery of the bodies of five women. After a local resident is charged and convicted, the film sees the town coming to terms with being at the centre of such a tragedy.
The Look Of Silence is a Danish documentary film, which acts as the sequel to The Act of Killing. It documents the Indonesian killings of 1965-66 – focusing on a surviving family from the genocide that confront the men who killed their brothers.
The Misfits is a re-release of the 1961 film, starring Marilyn Monroe and Clark Gable. Monroe stars as a divorcée who falls in love with a cowboy struggling to maintain his independent lifestyle in Nevada.
This week’s horror film is Unhallowed Ground. It follows a group of students at Dhoultham School, who spend the night patrolling the schoolgrounds. The night takes a turn for the worst, as they discover burglars, supernatural spirits and the darkest of evils.