Film round-up: 18/08/14 – 24/08/14

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This week’s film releases are particularly fruitful in terms of horror, thrillers and French releases. Will you see Scarlet Johansson starring into Luc Besson’s sci-fi Lucy or bare Scott Derrickson latest horror feature? Read the full film round-up to find out more.

What If  coming out this Wednesday is a rom-com starring Daniel Radcliff, Mackenzie Davis and Zoe Kazan. Wallace is recovering from a break-up when he meets Chantry. The two of them bound instantly, but Chantry is formerly engaged in a long term relationship – will Wallace manage to stick to the role of the best friend?

Alleluia is a French thriller directed by Fabrice du Welz. Michel is a forty year-old handsome loser who walks his way through life by robbing and murdering the women he seduces. That’s until he meets Gloria. The woman, as lost as him, passionately falls in love with Michel. Both start a dangerous journey that will lead them to the edge of their own sanity.

Deliver Us From Evil continues this week’s thriller film releases. Ralph Sarchie is a New York police officer investigating a series of unusual crimes that soon require the intervention of an exorcist. After Sinister (2012), we can only fear what Scott Derrickson is bringing onto the big screens with Deliver Us From Evil.

God Help The Girl is here if horror is not really your cup of tea. The film is set in a summertime Glasgow and focuses on Eve, a girl suffering from serious emotional problems who finds her way to recovery in writing songs. She meets James and Cassie, two musicians each at crossroads of their own.

Into The Storm takes us back to thriller blockbusters. The synopsis in a nutshell: unprecedented violent tornadoes are approaching Silvertown, arousing the curiosity of storm trackers, thrill-seekers, and everyday townspeople. Anyone fancying a film about rain?

Lucy is Luc Besson’s latest sci-fi offspring starring Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman. A woman turns herself into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic after being caught in a dark deal.

Two Days, One Night is another French release, this time signed by the Dardenne Brothers. Sandra, helped by her husbands, has two days to convince her colleagues to give up their bonus so she can keep her job.

Wolfcop finishes this week’s releases on an horror note. An alcoholic policeman realises he has been turned into a werewolf. With his partner and his friend, he investigates the reasons why, looking to defeat the larger plan he is now unwillingly part of.

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