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Here are the week's UK releases, a buddy spy movie, romantic comedy, alien invasion and a Bruce Almighty esque comedy from the director of Monty Python & The Holy Grail. We've got it all!


Play for the planet.

Starring: Adam Sandler (Blended), Kevin James (Paul Blart Mall Cop 2) Josh Gad (Frozen), Michelle Monaghan (Source Code) and Peter Dinklage (X-Men Days Of Future Past).

Directed By: Chris Columbus (Home Alone).

When aliens misinterpret video feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war, they attack the Earth in the form of the video games.

Age Rating: 12A. Runtime: 105 Mins. Anticipation: 5/10. Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi.

Adam Sandler's latest comedy opened to a moderately sized box office but incredibly negative reviews, making it one of the year's worst movies according to critics. The film's visuals and great premise still make me interested to see the film.

Pixels hits the UK Wednesday August 12th.


A higher class of hero.

Starring: Henry Cavill (Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice), Armie Hammer (The Social Network), Alicia Vikander (Ex_Machina) and Hugh Grant (Love, Actually).

Directed By: Guy Ritchie (Sherlock Holmes).

In the early 1960s, CIA agent Napoleon Solo and KGB operative Illya Kuryakin participate in a joint mission against a mysterious criminal organization, which is working to proliferate nuclear weapons.

Age Rating: 12. Runtime: 116 Mins. Anticipation: 8/10. Genre: Spy, Action.

Guy Ritchie's Man From U.N.C.L.E was a film I've gone from mildly interested in to extremely excited for. The trailers have been great, the cast is really impressive and it looks to be one of the most fun movies of the summer. Henry Cavill best known for playing Superman in the DC Cinematic Universe leads the film and I can't wait to see what he does in the role, I'm also very excited for Alicia Vikander who blew me away earlier this year in Ex_Machina.

The Man From U.N.C.L.E hits UK cinemas Friday August 14th.


We all know one.

Starring: Amy Schumer (Inside Amy Schumer), Bill Hader (The Skeleton Twins), Brie Larson (Don Jon), Tilda Swinton (Snowpiercer) and Colin Quinn (Grown Ups 2).

Directed By: Judd Apatow (Knocked Up).

Having thought that monogamy was never possible, a commitment-phobic career woman may have to face her fears when she meets a good guy.

Age Rating: 15. Runtime: 125 Mins. Anticipation: 9/10. Genre: Romantic Comedy.

You might be wondering as to why Trainwreck is one of my most anticipated movies of August, it certainly doesn't sound all that exciting. But Trainwreck opened in July over in the states to glowing reviews and I absolutely love the trailers for the movie, I'm also a big sucker for Rom-Coms. I was never a big fan of Amy Schumer up until recently, she's become a lot more likable. I'm a huge fan of Bill Hader, I think he's transforming into a marvelous actor and Judd Apatow has done me right more times than he's done me wrong.

Trainwreck hits cinemas August 14th.


With great power comes total irresponsibility.

Starring: Simon Pegg (Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation), Kate Beckinsale (Total Recall), Rob Riggle (22 Jump Street) and Robin Williams (Aladdin).

Directed By: Terry Jones (Monty Python & The Holy Grail).

A group of eccentric aliens confer a human being with the power to do absolutely anything, as an experiment.

Age Rating: 12. Runtime: 85 Mins. Anticipation: 6/10. Genre: Comedy.

From the director of Monty Python & The Holy Grail comes a comedy in which Simon Pegg is bestowed ultimate power and also features the late great Robin Williams as a talking dog. I'm in. The trailer's fun, the premise is promising and it has the potential to be really funny.

Absolutely Anything hits cinemas August 14th.

This Week's Reviews:

Pixels, Trainwreck, The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

Which movies are you checking out this week?


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