North East Post
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Jack Bottomley
Media Correspondent
3:06 PM 19th April 2024

Silver Screen Weekly - What's Coming Up At The Cinema From Friday 19th April

Our film critic and media correspondent has been looking and trawling the new releases. Here's what you can see on the big screen this week.

From Friday 19th April

Abigail (15)
Home invasion with a toothy twist. From Dead Silence (Scream 2022, Ready Or Not) comes this wicked horror that is a devilish update of an old Universal Pictures classic. The film sees a group of would be criminals infiltrate the wealthy mansion home of an underworld figure, taking his ballet dancing young daughter hostage for ransom. But a terrible deadly secret rides in this home, and when the tables are turned on this group, they enter a deadly game of survival. Turning expectations on their head in the bloodiest way imaginable, Abigail is a horror-ific spin on a classic Universal monster tale. Co- starring Melissa Barrera, Dan Stevens, Kathryn Newton, Will Catlett, Kevin Durand, Angus Cloud, Alisha Weir and Giancarlo Esposito.

Swede Caroline (15)
Behold a future British cult classic is growing. Filmed as though it is a documentary, this hilarious British comedy follows the cutthroat world of competitive vegetable growing! As a scandal rocks this world, when up-and-comer Caroline has her prized Marrow’s stolen. Thus setting in motion a chain of events that heads straight to the top! Side-splittingly funny, and jam-packed with a cream of the (cabbage) crop of British talent, that includes Jo Hartley, Aisling Bea, Richard Lumsden, Ray Fearon, Alice Lowe and Faye Ripley! This is one prized grow, you’ll want to get to know.

Jeanne Du Barry (15)
Directed by and starring Maiwenn, this lavish French historical drama about the titular impoverished young woman who rises the ranks to become the mistress of King Louis XV is one of the most talked about dramas in years. Starring Johnny Depp as King Louis XV, his first time acting entirely in French, this romantically tinged drama has gone down a storm in France and drawn a fair degree of praise for its construction. With many calling it a grand historical spectacle and a well crafted costume drama production, with satirical edge.

Other releases:
The Book Of Clarence (15) (Biblical comedy set in ancient Jerusalem as Thomas the Apostle’s down and out twin brother tries to capitalise on the Messiah’s rising fame.) - Friday 19th April
Sometimes I Think About Dying (12A) (Daisy Ridley stars in this romantic comedy/drama about a lone introverted office worker who befriends a new colleague.) - Friday 19th April
Butterfly Tale (U) (Animated family adventure about a young butterfly that is unable to fly, who dreams of doing his friends on the the great butterfly migration.) - Friday 19th April
Beyond The Raging Sea (PG) (Documentary looking at two Egyptian athletes who attempted to row across the Atlantic.) - Friday 19th April
If Only I Could Hibernate (12A) (Mongolian drama about a gifted boy whose ambitions are disrupted when he has to care for his two siblings when their mother returns to the village.) - Friday 19th April
All You Need Is Death (15) (Irish folk horror about couple who inadvertently unleash a demon by transcribing an ancient folk song.) - Friday 19th April
Fantastic Machine (15) (Documentary exploring the evolution of photographic imagery and our fascination with it.) - Friday 19th April
I Could Never Go Vegan (12A) (Documentary exploring and challenging people’s main arguments against going vegan.) - Friday 19th April
La Rondine (12a) (Met Opera performance of Puccini's opera live from Manhattan.) - Saturday 20th April
Nye (15) (National Theatre Live performance of a play exploring the life of politician and activist Aneurin ‘Nye’ Bevan, starring Michael Sheen.) - Tuesday 23rd April
Swan Lake (12a) (New Royal Opera House performance of Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov’s quintessential ballet classic, with Tchaikovsky’s score.) - Wednesday 24th April
aespa: WORLD TOUR in Cinemas (PG) (Recording of a live concert performance at the O2 Arena in London by the South Korean pop group.) - Wednesday 24th April