New Movies In The UK This Week: A Guide On What To Watch

A roundup of the biggest movies releasing this week in cinemas and on streaming platforms

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In search of something to watch? These are the biggest movie releases in the UK this week. This list includes both cinema releases and movies that you can watch from the comfort of your home. 

A Haunting in Venice

Kenneth Branagh returns as Hercule Poirot in A Haunting in Venice. Adapted from Agatha Christie’s 1969 novel ‘Hallowe’en Party’, A Haunting in Venice is set in 1947, with Poirot retired and living in Venice after the Second World War. After being invited to a séance, Poirot must solve the murder of a guest in attendance. The film takes place on Halloween eve, in an abandoned palazzo.  

This is Branagh’s third adaptation of Christie’s famous detective novels. He has also starred in and directed Death on the Nile and Murder on the Orient Express. A Haunting in Venice features a stellar ensemble cast which includes Michelle Yeoh, Jamie Dornan, Kyle Allen and Tina Fey. 

Where to watch: A Haunting in Venice is currently screening in cinemas across the UK. 

El Conde

Pablo Larrain, director of Jackie and Spencer premieres his new film on Netflix. Inspired by his Chilean roots, El Conde is a black comedy satire about dictator Augusto Pinochet. In the film, Pinochet is a 250 year old vampire who wants to die. The film won the award for Best Screenplay at this year’s Venice International Film Festival. This year also marks the 50th anniversary of Pinochet’s rise to power in Chile’s 1973 coup d’etat. The film is in Spanish, with English dubbing and subtitles available. 

Where to watch: El Conde is streaming on Netflix

A Million Miles Away

Against all odds, the son of Mexican farmer immigrants in America becomes an astronaut at NASA. The true story of José Hernandez has been turned into a movie, showing the sacrifices he and his family made to in order for his dream to come true. A Million Miles Away is an inspiring movie about the man who unsuccessfully applied to NASA’s astronaut training program eleven times, refusing to take no for an answer. The movie stars Michael Peña (Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, Narcos: Mexico) as José, and Rosa Salazar as his wife Adela.

Where to watch: A Million Miles Away is streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

Rally Road Racers

Animated movie Rally Road Racers is about a rookie race car driver, Zhi, who gets the chance to compete in a high-stakes race along an old Silk Road route. Zhi must tackle many obstacles as the mechanic-turned-driver trains for the race of his life. Can he defeat the reigning champion? The voice cast includes Jimmy O. Yang, Sharon Horgan, J.K. Simmons, Chloe Bennet, John Cleese and Catherine Tate. 

Where to watch: Rally Road Racers is currently screening in cinemas across the UK. 

Love at First Sight

The romantic comedy Love at First Sight is about an American girl and English guy who meet on a flight from New York to London. Their electric chemistry leads to an instant connection, but they lose touch at the airport. Can fate bring them together again? The film stars Haley Lu Richardson, Ben Hardy, Jameela Jamil and Rob Delaney. You can read more about the film here.

Where to watch: Love at First Sight is streaming on Netflix.

Bolan’s Shoes

Bolan’s Shoes explores the height of success of musical rock band T. Rex and the influence it had on its fans. In 1970’s Liverpool, the excitement of glam rock is seen through the eyes of children living in an orphanage, including a little girl called Penny. In the present, Penny clings on to her childhood idol Marc Bolan, the late singer and guitarist of T. Rex. She travels to Bolan’s shrine in London with her best friend, where they have an unexpected experience. The British drama comedy stars Timothy Spall and Leanne Best in an inspirational story about music and resilience. 

Where to watch: Bolan’s Shoes is currently screening in cinemas across the UK.