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Jack Bottomley
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8:05 AM 1st March 2024
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Silver Screen Weekly - What's Coming Up At The Cinema From Friday 1st March

 
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.


Dune: Part Two (12a)

Following on from 2021's acclaimed first film, this second chapter in Denis Villeneuve's acclaimed and spectacular adaptation of Frank Herbert's visionary 1965 sci-fi novel, makes a story once called "unfilmable" into one of the greatest cinematic epics of our times. This second part of the story sees Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet) unite with the Fremen of Arrakis to wage a war for freedom against House Harkonnen. Co-starring a star-laden ensemble that includes, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Josh Brolin, Austin Butler, Florence Pugh, Dave Bautista, Christopher Walken, Léa Seydoux, Stellan Skarsgård, Charlotte Rampling and Javier Bardem among others. Critics have hailed Dune: Part Two as a masterpiece and a towering achievement in filmmaking that even surpasses the power, visual innovativeness and soulful storytelling of the first film. With the film sitting at a staggering 97% on Rotten Tomatoes and being ranked already among the greatest sequels of all time like Empire Strikes Back, T2: Judgment Day and The Dark Knight.


Lisa Frankenstein (15)

Lisa Frankenstein comes from the writer of Jennifer’s Body Diablo Cody and is the feature length directorial debut of Zelda Williams and is a horror comedy blend that could well be a future classic. Telling the story of an outcast Goth girl who constantly visits the grave of a Victorian man, envisioning the man of her dreams, and comes to work on it, as she re-animates his body and, piece by piece, makes her dreams a reality. Funny, ‘80s infused and rather heartfelt, with an acclaimed lead performance by Kathryn Newton, alongside Cole Sprouse, Lisa Frankenstein is a joy for fans of horror, romance, comedy, and all three stitched together!


Other releases:
Combat Wombat: Double Trouble (U) (Australian animated superhero sequel about a heroic wombat and her sidekicks saving the city from a tech baddie.) - Friday 1st March
Theatre Of Violence (15) (Documentary looking at the complex story of Dominic Ongwen who, 30 years ago, was abducted and conscripted into Joseph Kony’s army of child soldiers at the age of nine, and all these years on, is the first former child soldier to be indicted for war crimes.) - Friday 1st March
Four Daughters (15) (Academy award nominated documentary about a Tunisian family dealing with the disappearance of two daughters who joined a terrorist organisation.) - Friday 1st March
Driving Mum (12a) (Icelandic/Estonian dark comedy road movie about a reclusive man driving his mother’s dead body back to a village on the coast to fulfil her final wishes.) - Friday 1st March
Red Island (12a) (French coming of age drama about the life of a boy in 1970s Madagascar at a French military base.) - Friday 1st March
Titanic - The Musical (12a) (Stage-recording for the big screen, of the hit stage play based on the real life sinking of the Titanic.) - Thursday 7th March