Friday, 1 April 2016

April 2016 - Odeon Limitless, The Huntsman: Winter's War, The Jungle Book, and Captain America: Civil War

Hi Everyone,

I'm writing this on the sad day that the death of British comedy legend Ronnie Corbett was announced. My condolences to his friends and family. I shall be hopping over to YouTube in a few minutes to watch the classic Two Ronnies sketch “four candles”, also the brilliant one where a Mastermind contestant answers the previous question, and any other gems they have up there. Rest in peace Ronnie.

So, yes folks! It's that time again. Time for me to publish another movie releases newsletter. My little nettop – the Acer: Revo One RL85 – has been the computer I've compiled it on this time. (For anyone who's interested; the main software I use is Coreldraw). I've been quite impressed with the RL85. It performs most tasks well and is fine loading internet pages. Just occasionally it can't cope – but that's if it's dealing with a couple of major programs running at the same time. As you'd expect with an Intel Celeron 2957u 1.4Ghz processor (and 4GB of DDR3 RAM) it struggles with complicated graphics. It took five minutes, for example, to save my completed newsletter; but it got there in the end. Every now and again the computer lets out a little hard drive "tweeting" noise - but this is not that bothersome. This compact PC is quite good – as long as you don't need it for really professional type graphics and heavy video processing.

It's an exciting time for regular moviegoers in the UK. One of the two major cinema chains - Odeon Cinemas - has introduced a new “Limitless” scheme; allowing members to watch an unlimited number of films for £17.99 a month. This is a good deal if you tend to go to the pictures three or four times a month (or more). The other big chain - Cineworld - has had a similar scheme for a few years now; and this is called "Unlimited" and currently costs £16.90 per month. Presumably these endeavours are an attempt to rival “stay at home" services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime. But I think there's still a great joy to be had in going out to a cinema with a bunch of mates, catching the latest blockbuster or art house release, and munching your way through a humongous tub of popcorn. Happy days! And what do we have on offer this month?

New releases in the UK in April 2016 include The Huntsman: Winter's War, The Jungle Book, and Captain America: Civil War. Although many were “iffy” about Snow White and the Huntsman, I really enjoyed it and am looking forward to this second film of the franchise. The Jungle Book is a life-action and CGI hybrid from Walt Disney Studios and, if the trailers are anything to go by, it looks pretty incredible. For Marvel fans Captain America: Civil War needs little by way of introduction. Just go along and soak up all the action. Enjoy!

The Huntsman: Winter's War ©2016 Universal Pictures. All Rights Reserved.

Captain America: Civil War ©2016 Marvel/Disney Studios. All Rights Reserved.
 The Jungle Book ©2016 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Including the above, the big movie releases of April 2016 are:- Bastille Day, Boulevard, Captain America: Civil War, Criminal, Demolition, Eddie the Eagle, Eye in the Sky, Friend Request, Hardcore Henry, Jane Got a Gun, Midnight Special, Miles Ahead, Ratchet and Clank, The Huntsman: Winter's War, The Jungle Book, The Man Who Knew Infinity, Victoria, and Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.

Limited releases – for example those films showing in the large cities only – include:- Anguish, Bachaan, Dheepan, Desert Dancer, Eisenstein in Guanajuarto, Fan, I am Belfast, Jacobinte Swargarajyam, Ki & Ka, Louder than Bombs, Nasty Baby, Notfilm, Our Little Sister, Saka: The Martyrs of Nankana Sahib, The Absent One, The Brand New Testament, The Last Man on the Moon, and The Sweeney: Paris (aka The Squad or Antigang).

Three other limited releases have nevertheless been given their own little spot in the newsletter, and these are:- A Warrior's Tail (aka Savva), Despite the Falling Snow, and God's Not Dead 2.

Please Note: Asterix and Obelix - Mansion of the Gods has been delayed until July 2016. 

Here is a link to my latest newsletter (which is a download of about 19MB):-

Well, I've droned on long enough. lol. Have a great time going to the movies this month. Happy viewing!

For trailers for the above mentioned films please see below:-


A Warrior's Tail


Bastille Day


Captain America: Civil War




Desert Dancer

Despite the Falling Snow

Eisentein in Guanojuato

Eddie the Eagle

Eye in the Sky


Friend Request

God's Not Dead 2

Hardcore Henry

I am Belfast

Jacobinte Swargarajyam

Jane Got a Gun

Ki & Ka

Louder than Bombs

Midnight Special

Miles Ahead

Nasty Baby


Our Little Sister

Ratchet & Clank

Saka: The Martyrs of Nankana Sahib

The Absent One

The Brand New Testament

The Huntsman: Winter's War

The Jungle Book

The Man Who Knew Infinity

The Last Man On the Moon

The Sweeney: Paris


Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

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