Alice Burns takes a look at the latest blockbusters, ready-to-stream films, Netflix exclusives and DVD releases

I’m Thinking of Ending Things
Release Date: 4th September
Director: Charlie Kaufman
Starring: David Thewlis, Toni Collette, Jesse Plemons and Jesse Buckley
Certificate: 15
This drama-thriller based on Iain Reid’s bestselling novel is an upcoming Netflix original. The story follows a young couple, Jake and his girlfriend, on a road trip to meet Jake’s parents. Struggling throughout the whole journey as she desperately tries to find a way to break up with him, the (so far unnamed) girlfriend suddenly finds herself in a much worse situation when Jake takes a sudden detour. Leaving her stranded, the film tracks the unnerving events that follow and just what happens when you’re left outside alone. When and where will the journey end?

How to Build A Girl
Release Date: 18th August
Directors: Coky Giedroyc
Starring: Beany Feldstein, Emma Thompson, Michael Sheen, Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc
Certificate: 15
Based on Caitlin Moran’s bestseller, this coming-of-age comedy follows the growing-up of Johanna Morrigan. A passionate but sheltered teenager living on a Wolverhampton council estate. To realise her dreams of becoming a writer, she reinvents herself as the larger-than-life good-time girl Dolly Wilde – a fast-talking, fast-living party-socialite newly moved to London to pursue her dreams. Along the way, she discovers rock and roll which changes her forever as she edges closer to becoming a renowned music critic. With plenty of hurdles along the way, what remains of Johanna Morrigan? What happens when you reinvent yourself? What is lost?

Military Wives
Release Date: 18th August
Director: Peter Cattaneo
Starring: Kristin Scott Thomas, Sharon Horgan, Emma Lowndes and Lara Rossi
Certificate: 12A
Inspired by the global rise of military wives’ choirs, the story follows the path of an eclectic group of women brought together by the shared anguish of living with a loved one in Afghanistan. Forming a choir on the military base back in the UK, these women form unlikely friendships and allies among their shared experience of worry and anxiety. After an uneasy beginning Kate and Lisa (Thomas and Horgan) lead the women to an unlikely media sensation which sparked a global movement, reinventing the lives of those on the home front. Music and laughter provide an uplifting and poignant reflection of the experiences of those left behind.



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