The return of The Stath, YA action-adventure with The Darkest Minds and more – welcome to your round-up of this week's Cineworld releases. Scroll down for more details and to book your tickets.
What's the story? A deep-sea submersible-part of an international undersea observation program-has been attacked by a massive creature, previously thought to be extinct, and now lies disabled at the bottom of the deepest trench in the Pacific...with its crew trapped inside. With time running out, expert deep sea rescue diver Jonas Taylor (Jason Statham) is recruited by a visionary Chinese oceanographer (Winston Chao), against the wishes of his daughter Suyin (Li Bingbing), to save the crew-and the ocean itself-from this unstoppable threat: a pre-historic 75-foot-long shark known as the Megalodon. What no one could have imagined is that, years before, Taylor had encountered this same terrifying creature. Now, teamed with Suyin, he must confront his fears and risk his own life to save everyone trapped below...bringing him face to face once more with the greatest and largest predator of all time.
The Darkest Minds
What's the story? When teens mysteriously develop powerful new abilities, they are declared a threat by the government and detained. Sixteen-year-old Ruby, one of the most powerful young people anyone has encountered, escapes her camp and joins a group of runaway teens seeking safe haven. Soon this newfound family realizes that, in a world in which the adults in power have betrayed them, running is not enough and they must wage a resistance, using their collective power to take back control of their future.
Unfriended: Dark Web
What's the story? Unfolding in real-time UNFRIENDED: DARK WEB is the most terrifying horror yet from the producer of GET OUT, HAPPY DEATH DAY and THE PURGE, and the makers of UNFRIENDED. When a 20-something finds a cache of hidden files on his new laptop, he and his friends are unwittingly thrust into the depths of the dark web. They soon discover someone has been watching their every move and will go to unimaginable lengths to protect the dark web.
What's the story? A hilarious and heartfelt ensemble comedy, Dog Days follows the lives of multiple dog owners and their beloved fluffy pals around sunny Los Angeles. As human and canine's paths intertwine, lives begin to change in the most unexpected of ways.
Pope Francis: A Man Of His Word
What's the story? From three-time Academy Award nominee Wim Wenders (The Salt of the Earth, Pina, Buena Vista Social Club) comes a once-in-a-lifetime encounter with one of the world's most fascinating subjects: Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the Jesuit priest from Argentina known to millions around the world since 2013 as Pope Francis, 266th pontiff of the Catholic Church. Receiving unprecedented access to the religious leader by the Vatican following his election, Wenders and his crew over the course of several years interviewed the pope and gained access to archival footage of him traveling across the globe, meeting with world leaders and ordinary citizens, and delivering a powerful message of compassion, humanism and unity.
Vishwaroopam 2 (Tamil)
What's the story? Serving as both a prequel and sequel to Vishwaroop, Kamal Haasan returns as RAW Agent Major Wisam Ahmad Kashmiri while Rahul Bose reprises his role as Al-Qaeda terrorist Omar Qureshi. Wisam is tasked with eliminating Omar and his Jihadis, who plan to attack New York City.
What's the story? Gold: It is the story of independent India, told through the greatest years of the glorious sport-Hockey. When the British Indian hockey team wins gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, the feeling of unabashed joy of the players gets greatly hindered by the fact that their country is colonized. When finally the 1948 Olympics are announced, Tapan Das, a young assistant manager in 1936, makes and unspoken vow to return to the arena and win as a free man.
Glyndebourne 2018: Vanessa (Tuesday 14th August, 6.30pm)
What's the story? Abandoned by her lover Anatol, Vanessa retreats from the world, waiting and hoping with only her mother and her niece Erika for company. But when, 20 years later, Anatol's handsome young son arrives unexpectedly, he shatters the calm of this shuttered household of women. Past and present love collides, and the aftershocks threaten to destroy them all. An operatic thriller from the age of Hitchcock, Samuel Barber's Pulitzer Prize-winning first opera boasts one of the 20th century's most beautiful scores. Poised constantly on the edge of song, Vanessa unfolds in generous swathes of melody, rich in filmic strings and soaring brass, with echoes of Puccini, Berg and Strauss. It climaxes in a final quintet of Mozartean poignancy – one of the great ensembles of the contemporary repertoire. Seldom performed in the UK, this is a rare opportunity to see Barber's heart-breaking domestic drama. Olivier Award-winning director Keith Warner makes his much-anticipated Glyndebourne debut with this production, which promises to bring out the psychological tensions that sit just below the surface of this charged work. Sung in English with English subtitles. Broadcast live from Glyndebourne.
Elvis: '68 Comeback Special 50th anniversary (Thursday 16th August, 8pm)
What's the story? CinEvents, ABG and Cineworld are thrilled to bring the Elvis '68 Comeback Special to the big screen in celebration of the special's 50th Anniversary for a special cinema event starting on August 16! See the iconic television special starring singer Elvis Presley, that originally aired on December 3, 1968. It marked Elvis Presley's return to live performance and re-launched his singing career. This anniversary event includes the legendary television special, plus an exclusive look at the making of the special, featuring a walkthrough of the NBC soundstage with insights from producer Steve Binder and Priscilla Presley.
Heathers – 30th anniversary re-issue (Thursday 16th August, 8.30pm)
What's the story? Widely acknowledged as a true cult classic of modern American cinema, Heathers has captured the imaginations of troubled teenagers the world over with its acerbic satire of the sugar-coated high school movies of the 1980s... At Westerburg High School, an elite clique of snobby girls known as 'Heathers' reign supreme. Smart and popular, Veronica (Winona Ryder, Stranger Things) is a reluctant member of the gang and disapproves of the other girls' cruel behaviour. When Veronica and her mysterious new boyfriend, J.D. (Christian Slater, True Romance), play a trick on the clique leader, Heather Chandler (Kim Walker), and accidentally poison her, they make it appear a suicide. But it soon becomes clear to Veronica that J.D. is sociopath intent on vengefully killing the school's popular students. She races to stop J.D., clashing with the clique's new leader, Heather Duke (Shannen Doherty), and leading to an explosive final confrontation with her troubled former lover. Directed by Michael Lehmann, Heathers pushed the teen comedy into dark and nightmarish territory and is distinguished by the career defining central performances of its stars Winona Ryder and Christian Slater.