7 top brand new films to look at in cinema and on streaming this week

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September 23, 2022 – 09:15 BST

James King

Check out our top recommendations for things to look at within the cinema and one streaming this week


There’s a particular music theme to this week’s must-see movie picks, as Harry Styles, Jennifer Lopez and David Bowie all characteristic – albeit in very totally different sorts of films! Happy viewing.

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Don’t Worry Darling (cinemas)

Category: Thriller

After plenty of rumours about what went on behind the scenes, Harry Styles’ main man debut – directed by his companion Olivia Wilde – lastly arrives on the massive screen. The verdict? The ‘As It Was’ singer is actually no slouch as an actor, although it’s co-stars Florence Pugh and Chris Pine who really impress.

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The story follows 1950s housewife Alice (Pugh), fortunately married to Jack (Styles) and living in newly built group that seems nearly good to be true. So when Alice begins to notice strange things occurring within the city, she begins to query every thing she holds dear – together with the charismatic native business chief Frank (Pine). It’s not entirely believable, that’s for positive, but this is still an atmospheric thriller with a pitch-perfect feminist slant.

Ticket to Paradise (cinemas)

Category: Rom-Com

Movie royalty Julia Roberts and George Clooney appeal their means via this light-weight romantic comedy, taking part in an extended divorced couple who need to group up to cease their daughter marrying a person she’s only simply met on vacation in Bali. If it’s not precisely edge-of-your-seat stuff, there’s nonetheless loads of attractive scenery (and people) to maintain you entertained, to not mention some good bickering from the 2 skilled leads. Will they kiss and make up by the top of the film? Let’s simply say this is enjoyably predictable.

The Courier (Netflix)

Category: Thriller

Benedict Cumberbatch stars in the true story of Greville Wynne, a British businessman in the early sixties who was recruited by MI6 to secretly go to Moscow and make contact with a Russian official on the market. Why? Because Greville was a civilian with no experience of spying, the authorities would by no means suspect him of doing something wrong. The brilliant Jessie Buckley co-stars on this seriously stylish drama – a story that’s not just packed with tension however is also wonderful at exhibiting the human facet to international espionage.

Sidney (Apple TV+)

Category: Documentary

Produced by Oprah Winfrey, that is an inspirational (if occasionally by-the-book) take a look at the life of legendary main man, director and humanitarian Sidney Poitier – the primary black actor to be nominated for an Oscar and the first to actually win one. There are in depth interviews with Poitier himself (who died aged 94 in January this year) as nicely as Oprah, Denzel Washington, Morgan Freeman, Spike Lee, Harry Belafonte and Halle Berry.

I Used to be Famous (Netflix)

Category: Drama

British actor Ed Skrein (Game of Thrones, Deadpool, Maleficent 2) stars on this big-hearted comedy-drama as former boyband star Vinnie D – a musician who’s faded into obscurity however who still has big desires of staging a comeback. That’s when he meets Stevie (played by newcomer Leo Long), a younger man with autism who’s additionally an exceptional drummer, resulting in the chalk and cheese pairing beginning to write tunes together. The result’s a candy and authentic portrait of two folks with very totally different backgrounds bonding over the ability of music. Moving stuff.

Moonage Daydream (cinemas)

Category: Documentary

Prepare yourself for a music documentary like no other, as this take a look at the late, great David Bowie isn’t a lot about his life story, it’s extra about making an attempt to get into his brilliant mind and observe his creative process. Yes, you may be annoyed by all of the unanswered questions (and the lengthy running time) but Moonage Daydream is also a kaleidoscopic, surreal and immersive journey, celebrating Bowie the showbiz chameleon. And when you’re investigating someone so restlessly artistic as the enduring ‘Life on Mars’ singer, something easy simply wouldn’t have felt right.

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Marry Me (Sky Cinema)

Category: Rom-Com

It’s been all about weddings for J-Lo this 12 months, with this marriage-themed romantic comedy fortunately coinciding along with her real-life nuptials to Ben Affleck. The plot, for sure, is ridiculous, with Jenny playing a pop megastar whose plans to get hitched to her famous boyfriend stay on stage are scuppered due to his wandering eye. Not wanting a good wedding to go to waste, she chooses a random audience member (Owen Wilson) to wed as a substitute. What follows is a fluffy however easy-to-watch tale of two strangers getting to know one another – despite the fact that they’re already husband and wife.

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