After the poor box office performance of Christopher Nolan’s Tenet, studios have once again got cold feet about releasing their big tentpole films as we still make our way through the coronavirus pandemic.
Wonder Woman 1984 is the latest casualty and has had its October release date pushed back to Christmas Day. Nevertheless, cinemas are still open, and here are five films you can check out this week.
Bill & Ted Face the Music
Releasing on Wednesday 16th September, Bill & Ted Face the Music is a sequel many years in the making. It’s always a worry when old franchises bring out late sequels – Zoolander II being a prime example, but early buzz around this Keanu Reeves comedy is positive.
The 90s classic rom-com is coming back to cinemas across the country with a very limited release. With Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts among the cast, this has to be one of the finest UK rom-coms of all time. Try and track it down if you can for some feel good heartwarming comedy.
Another classic being brought back to the big screen, Pulp Fiction is arguably director Quentin Tarantino’s best work. This is another limited re-release and it looks to be primarily at VUE cinemas, so try your best to check it out if you can.
The Broken Hearts Gallery
This sweet rom-com stars Stranger Things’ Dacre Montgomery and follows the story of a brokenhearted New York museum curator who begins a collection of things connected to break-ups and writes about it on her blog. It counts Selena Gomez as an Executive Producer and promises heartwarming rom-com vibes.
The Invisible Man
Another re-release, The Invisible Man is a slow burner but one well worth watching. Based on the classic monster movie, this is a horror film with real bite. If you’re into that type of thing, it’s well worth hunting down at your local cinema. Plus, it stars the brilliant Elisabeth Moss, and that’s only ever a good thing.
As studios start to push their new releases further and further back, the choice at your cinema is likely to include a lot more older films. That’s no bad thing of course, as it means you can get reacquainted with some old classic. Stay safe and remember to social distance.