Kurier (The Messenger) leads the new cinema releases June 28th 2019

KurierThis week, there are SIX new films out for you to choose from, led by Kurier (The Messenger). Here are the titles, with more info below:

    Kurier (The Messenger)
    In Fabric
    Robert the Bruce
    Support the Girls
    The Queen’s Corgi

Kurier (The Messenger)

Based on a true story, Philippe Tłokiński (Adventures of a Mathematician, Quartier des Banques) stars as real-life Polish war hero Jan Nowak-Jeziorański in the latest blockbuster from cult director Władysław Pasikowski (Pitbull: Last Dog, Jack Strong, Pigs). A man of extraordinary courage who served as an emissary between the commanders of Poland’s Home Army resistance movement and the Polish Government in Exile in London at the height of the Second World War, Jan came to be known as “The Messenger from Warsaw.” Hunted by all the Axis Powers’ secret services, he is smuggled out of Poland with a mission to make his way to London with information which would decide the fate of Poland and the war, meeting along the way people who will change his life forever.

Read our review here!

Hit or Miss? Verdict: Read the review!

In Fabric is a haunting ghost story set against the backdrop of a busy winter sales period in a department store and follows the life of a cursed dress as it passes from person to person – starting with Sheila (Marianne Jean-Baptiste), with devastating consequences..

This looks crazy-weird, but absolutely brilliant.

Writer/Director: Peter Strickland
Also stars: Gwendoline Christie, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Caroline Catz, Julian Barratt, Hayley Squires, Leo Bill, Richard Bremmer, Steve Oram

Hit or Miss? Verdict: Hit!

Yesterday is the latest film from director Danny Boyle (Sunshine, Slumdog Millionaire), alongside screenwriter Richard Curtis (Love Actually, Notting Hill).

It centres around a couple played by Lily James (Baby Driver) and Himesh Patel, and after the latter has an accident, he finds himself in an alternate world where The Beatles never existed and so all their songs are for the taking. Something’s bound to go round in the end, but this does rather feel like a one-joke movie and we’ve seen it in the trailer.

To make matters worse, it also features Kate McKinnon from the Ghostbusters reboot, and both James Corden and Ed Sheeran as themselves.

I’ll definitely pass on this.

Hit or Miss? Verdict: Miss!

Robert the Bruce centres around the titular nobleman-turned-outlaw hero who was was crowned king of Scots in the 14th century.

Watching the trailer, it looks a bit ‘meh’ and not my sort of thing, even if it does include one of the stars of Chernobyl, Jared Harris.

Director: Richard Gray
Writers: Eric Belgau, Angus Macfadyen
Stars: Zach McGowan, Angus Macfadyen, Emma Kenney, Melora Walters, Anna Hutchison, Mhairi Calvey, Patrick Fugit

Hit or Miss? Verdict: Miss!

Support the Girls

Lisa (Regina Hall) is the last person you’d expect to find in a highway-side ‘sports bar with curves’, but as general manager at Double Whammies, she’s come to love the place and its customers. An incurable den mother, she nurtures and protects her girls fiercely, but over the course of one trying day, her optimism is battered from every direction. Double Whammies sells a big, weird American fantasy, but what happens when reality pokes a bunch of holes in it?

Personally, I found the trailer completely laugh-free so I’ll skip the full film.

Writer/Director: Andrew Bujalski
Also stars: Haley Lu Richardson, Dylan Gelula, Zoe Graham

Hit or Miss? Verdict: Miss!

The Queen’s Corgi

The British monarch’s (Julie Walters) favorite dog gets lost from the palace and finds himself at a dog fight club. He then begins his long journey to find his way back home.

In short, this looks beyond lazy. Do NOT go and see this.

Directors: Vincent Kesteloot, Ben Stassen
Writers: Rob Sprackling, Johnny Smith
Also stars: Tom Courtenay, Jon Culshaw, Kulvinder Ghir, Sarah Hadland, Matt Lucas, Sheridan Smith, Debra Stephenson, Nina Wadia, Jack Whitehall, Ray Winstone

Hit or Miss? Verdict: Miss!