New movies in-store this week, all of the film and tv releases that get the fopp stamp of approval in one handy place.
Check out all of our favourites below.
Drama written and directed by Jim Jarmusch. The film follows Paterson (Adam Driver), a New Jersey bus driver with a hidden talent for writing poetry. Following the same routine each day, Paterson uses his observations while driving as inspiration for his writing.
With his quirky and ambitious wife Laura (Golshifteh Farahani) pushing him to publish his work, Paterson is reluctant to make any change to his comfortable and serene world. The cast also includes Barry Shabaka Henley and Chasten Harmon.
“Art, the film suggests, is about first noticing then communing with the world around you. In that sense, it’s another wise, wonderful Jarmusch movie about the importance, in this sad and beautiful world, of friendship and love.” – Time Out London
Bleed For This
Miles Teller stars in this drama based on the life of professional boxer Vinny Pazienza. Shortly after winning the junior middleweight world title, Vinny Pazienza (Teller) is involved in a near-fatal car accident which leaves him with multiple injuries including a broken neck. Told he will never walk or fight again, Vinny is fitted with a metal neck brace which he must wear for several months.
However, defying doctor’s orders, he continues to follow his training regime and, with the help of trainer Kevin Rooney (Aaron Eckhart), Vinny remains determined to prove his doubters wrong and vows to make a triumphant return to the ring to reclaim the world title he relinquished one year earlier.
Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them
Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne (“The Theory of Everything,” “The Danish Girl”) stars in the central role of Magizoologist Newt Scamander, under the direction of David Yates, who helmed the last four “Harry Potter” blockbusters.
There are growing dangers in the wizarding world of 1926 New York. Something mysterious is leaving a path of destruction in the streets, threatening to expose the wizarding community to the No-Majs (American for Muggles), including the Second Salemers, a fanatical faction bent on eradicating them and the powerful, dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald, after wreaking havoc in Europe, has slipped away…and is now nowhere to be found. Unaware of the rising tensions, Newt Scamander arrives in the city nearing the end of a global excursion to research and rescue magical creatures, some of which are safeguarded in the magical hidden dimensions of his deceptively nondescript leather case.
But potential disaster strikes when unsuspecting No-Maj Jacob Kowalski inadvertently lets some of Newt’s beasts loose in a city already on edge—a serious breach of the Statute of Secrecy that former Auror Tina Goldstein jumps on, seeing her chance to regain her post as an investigator. However, things take an ominous turn when Percival Graves, the enigmatic Director of Magical Security at MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), casts his suspicions on both Newt…and Tina.
One More Time With Feeling
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds release One More Time With Feeling — the feature film about the making of their acclaimed album Skeleton Tree directed by Andrew Dominik (Chopper, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford).
Visually unique, One More Time With Feeling is a stark, fragile and raw documentary. Shot in 3D, colour and black & white, the film probes the deeply personal circumstances surrounding the making of the album and features interviews and live performances by the band in the studio, along with interjected voice-over commentary by Nick Cave.
Originally conceived as a one-night-only global screening event to take place in 950 cinemas across 30 countries simultaneously on 8th September 2016, One More Time With Feeling extended its initial run over several days as cinemas sold out around the world. This 2 disc DVD edition includes 3 exclusive short films from Andrew Dominik.
“Extraordinary” – Evening Standard
“A deeply personal film” – Time Out
also out this week
All About Them
Colossus: Forbin Project
Locked Up: Series 1
Lone Wolf & Cub
SS-GB: Series 1