Lancashire Times
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Jack Bottomley
Media Correspondent
7:34 AM 20th October 2023

Silver Screen Weekly - What's Coming Up At The Cinema From Friday 20 October 2023

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 20th October

Killers Of The Flower Moon (15)
Revered director Martin Scorsese returns to the big screen with one of his greatest achievements in all of his unmatched career in cinema. Based on the 2017 book by David Grann and the true story of the Osage Nation Oklahoma murders of the 1920s that inspired it, the directorial legend's latest piece of cinematic craft is an epic western crime drama that is being called one of his finest pieces of work. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Lily Gladstone, the film sees oil discovered on tribal land and a series of murders follow, as a major FBI investigation gets underway and one woman at the centre of the conflict sees the very ugly truth at play, as another man is torn between family and love. Co-starring Robert De Niro, Jesse Plemons, John Lithgow, Brendan Fraser and Tantoo Cardinal, this towering achievement is a fierce and compelling dissection of equally turbulent history, greed and atrocity.

Trolls: Band Together (U)
Are you ready to sing and dance this holiday week because the Trolls are back!!! Trolls: Band Together is the third instalment in the hit animated series based on the crazy-haired toys! As the singing pop trolls embark on another adventure to rescue a captured friend by reuniting an old boy band! There's plenty of songs, plenty of fun and another wicked blend of adventure and multi-coloured glittery madness, that is a treat for the whole family this holiday. With the vocal talents of Justin Timberlake, Anna Kendrick, Zooey Deschanel, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Icona Pop, Eric André, Kid Cudi, Daveed Diggs and RuPaul all joining the ride! With new music by NSYNC.

From Wednesday 25th October

Five Nights At Freddy’s (15)
Dare you spend the night at Freddy Fazbear's Pizza? In director Emma Tammi's highly anticipated horror film based on the beloved video game series.The film stars Josh Hutcherson as a Mike, who accepts a night job as a security guard at the once thriving but now closed Freddy Fazbear's Pizza, only to realise that after midnight, the animatronic mascots come to murderous life! A frightening, faithful and highly anticipated adaptation of the video game and pop culture sensation, this film from Blumhouse and Universal looks to reward fans who have waited years for this film to come to life, while also winning over new crowds with a movie perfect for the Halloween season. Co-starring Elizabeth Lail, Piper Rubio, Mary Stuart Masterson and Matthew Lillard.

Other releases:
It Lives Inside (15) (Supernatural horror that sees two Indian-American teenage girls are haunted by a demon.) - Friday 20th October
Christine (15) (40th anniversary re-release of John Carpenter’s beloved 1983 vehicular horror adapted from the story by Stephen King, starring Keith Gordon, John Stockwell and Harry Dean Stanton.) - Friday 20th October
Gravity (12a) (10th anniversary re-release of Alfonso Cuaròn’s 2013 award-winning survival sci-fi, starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney.) - Friday 20th October
A Mystery On The Castle Hill Express (PG) (Animated family adventure about inventor pig Albert Einswein and his latest invention, a seed that could grow without rain, water or soil!) - Friday 20th October
Night Of The Hunted (15) (US Thriller as a sniper traps a woman in a petrol station.) - Friday 20th October
Our River…Our Sky (12a) (Arabic drama about Sectarian violence ravaging Baghdad as its inhabitants try to live their daily lives.) - Friday 20th October
Hey Duggee’s Cinema Outing (U) (Compilation of episodes of the pre-school animated series, as friendly dog Duggee leads after school club members through some fun activities.) - Friday 20th October
I Know Where I’m Going (PG) (4K restoration re-release of Michael Powell’s 1945 drama.) - Friday 20th October
Rozyczka 2 (15) (Polish drama about a politician dealing with the violent death of her husband, as her dark past resurfaces.) - Friday 20th October
The Pigeon Tunnel (12a) (Errol Morris’ documentary exploring the life of author John le Carré.) - Friday 20th October
Foe (15) (US sci-fi drama about a reclusive couple whose life is interrupted by an enigmatic stranger.) - Friday 20th October
Dead Man Walking Met Opera 2023/24 (15) (Event cinema that sees Ivo van Hove’s new production of composer Jake Heggie’s opera based on the memoir by Sister Helen Prejean hit the big screen.) - Saturday 21st October
Crossroads: Global Fan Event (PG) (Special cinema screening of Britney Spears’ 2002 drama comedy Crossroads.) - Monday 23rd October
Rock Hudson: All That Heaven Allowed (15) (US documentary following the career and private life of the Hollywood legend.) - Monday 23rd October