Animated sequel The Angry Birds Movie 2 leads this week's new releases

31 Jul 2019 in New Releases

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Back by popular demand, this sequel to the hugely successful The Angry Birds Movie sees the Birds and the Bad Piggies form an easy alliance, working together to protect their environment.

During one of their numerous battles, a mysterious eagle named Zeta arrives, revealing her plan to create a new ice age with 'cryokinetic' technology after being fed up of living in a remote arctic island. Together the Birds and Piggies embark on a comical adventure to stop their homes being destroyed. Young audiences will enjoy the film's silly characters but there are also valuable key themes around teamwork and resolving conflicts.

Also out in cinemas this week

Balance, Not Symmetry; Charming

Made in collaboration with Scottish rock band Biffy Clyro who provide the soundtrack, Balance, Not Symmetry is a teen-centric drama follows Caitlin, an American girl studying art in Glasgow who finds her world upended when her father unexpectedly dies. With her outlook on life and her relationships completely changed, she sets out to finish her final year at University but struggles to find her inner strength and balance to move on.

Meanwhile, animated musical Charming is a new and surprising take on the classic fairy-tale character Prince Charming, as he sets out on a quest to find his true love. Having proposed, however, to three famous, potential brides - Cinderella, Snow White and Sleeping Beauty - he finds himself in a troublesome situation. 

New to Order on DVD

Dumbo

A childhood favourite updated, Dumbo follows the journey of a baby elephant who, after a circus owner discovers his giant ears allow him to fly, becomes a renowned sensation. However, when charismatic businessman V.A. Vandevere swoops in to capitalise on Dumbo's fame, the dark side of show-business begins to reveal itself. This new interpretation of the beloved Disney story, from the imagination of director Tim Burton, is a soaring tale of tolerance, friendship and believing in your abilities.

Also available to order

Us; Are You Proud?; Before the Flood

After the breakaway success of Get Out, Jordan Peele delivers another terrifying slice of Americana with Us. A family on a relaxed lakeside getaway find their vacation turned upside down when they are terrorised one night by a group of people who look exactly like them. This chilling horror is an intense and probing look into class, community and the duality of contemporary America.

Meanwhile, Are You Proud? is the new LGBTQ+ documentary that takes a look at how far the movement has come since the decriminalisation of homosexuality and the work that is still left to do. Featuring pioneering and rising activists in the UK, this energetic documentary is a good introduction to human rights and activism, while also being a valuable resource on UK history.

Lastly, environmental documentary Before the Flood brings both an urgency and star power in its attempt to bring more attention to the plight facing planet Earth. The facts are alarming, but actor Leonardo DiCaprio presents the audience with a series of straightforward, tangible actions that can help stem the damage. Inspiring and informative in equal measure, this prescient film is attempting to raise the alarm on an important subject.

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