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New Movie Releases: Which movies are out in UK cinemas this week?
Photo: © ANP

New Movie Releases: Which movies are out in UK cinemas this week?

New Movie Releases: Which movies are out in UK cinemas this week?
Photo: © ANP

There are three major cinema releases in the UK this week, and we have all the details for you.

2023 was a massive year for cinema, with the summer period flourishing thanks to the releases of Barbie and Oppenheimer. The movies were released around the same time and many cinema-goers actually did the double-feature, which was affectionately named 'Barbenheimer'.

Barbie became the most successful movie ever directed by a solo female director, earning $1.44 billion at the box office, while Oppenheimer made $953m and won the Academy Award for Best Film. No pressure for the movies that follow, in 2024, then...

New movie releases

Monkey Man - 5 April, 2024

Monkey Man is a new action thriller written and directed by Dev Patel.

Official premise:

'A young man ekes out a meagre living in an underground fight club where, night after night, wearing a gorilla mask, he's beaten bloody by more popular fighters for cash. After years of suppressed rage, he discovers a way to infiltrate the enclave of the city's sinister elite. As his childhood trauma boils over, his mysteriously scarred hands unleash an explosive campaign of retribution to settle the score with the men who took everything from him.'

Monkey Man cast: Dev Patel, Sharlto Copley, Pitobash, Sobhita Dhulipala, Sikandar Kher, Vipin Sharma, Ashwini Kalsekar, Adithi Kalkunte, and Makarand Deshpande.

The First Omen - 5 April, 2024

In 2016 it was announced that a new entry in The Omen franchise would be made, with Ben Jacoby writing the script. Though the story is based on Jacoby's ideas, the screenplay itself was subsequently written by Tim Smith, Arkasha Stevenson and Keith Thomas, with Stevenson also directing.

Official premise:

'A woman starts to question her own faith when she uncovers a terrifying conspiracy to bring about the birth of evil incarnate in Rome.'

The First Omen cast: Nell Tiger Free, Tawfeek Barhom, Sonia Braga, Ralph Ineson, and Bill Nighy.

Io Capitano - 5 April

Io Capitano is an Italian drama film directed by Matteo Garrone, from a screenplay written by Garrone with Massimo Gaudioso, Massimo Ceccherini and Andrea Tagliaferri

Official premise:

'Longing for a brighter future, two Senegalese teenagers embark on a journey from West Africa to Italy. However, between their dreams and reality lies a labyrinth of checkpoints, the Sahara Desert, and the vast waters of the Mediterranean.'

Io Capitano cast: Seydou Sarr, Moustapha Fall, Issaka Sawagodo, Hichem Yacoubi and Doodou Sagna.

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