'Sgt. Stubby: An Unlikely Hero' leads this week's new releases

07 Aug 2018 in New Releases

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Sgt. Stubby
Sgt. Stubby

Animated adventure which is based on the incredible true story of America's most decorated dog. As World War One approaches, a US infantryman has his life changed when he encounters a little stray dog with a stubby tail wandering around his training camp. Soldier Robert gives his new friend a home, family and the chance to play his part in a conflict that would define a century. Sgt. Stubby: An Unlikely Hero is a tale of courage and loyalty, teaching young audiences about historical events.

Also released in cinemas this week

The Darkest Minds; Under the Tree; Heathers

After 98% of US teenagers are killed by a mysterious disease, the surviving young people begin to develop powerful new abilities feared by adults in young adult adaptation The Darkest Minds; a neighbourly dispute revolving around an overgrown tree escalates and spirals wildly out of control in jet-black Icelandic comedy Under the Tree; popular girl Veronica becomes fed up with the behaviour of her best friends and teams up with a sociopath to kill them as seminal coming-of-age high-school comedy Heathers returns to cinemas.

New to order on DVD

Love, Simon

Love, Simon is the first coming-of-age film from a major studio to feature a gay protagonist. Adapted from the novel Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, it follows a teenager who finds romance through an email correspondence with an anonymous boy at his school. As they each build up to the milestone of coming-out to their friends and family, Simon feels further anxiety due to being blackmailed by a classmate.

Also new to order this week

Ready Player One; Isle of Dogs; Blockers

Adapted from the best-selling novel, Ready Player One sees teenager Wade attempt to solve the final enigma set by the creator of a virtual reality world known as the OASIS; stop-motion animation Isle of Dogs follows 12 year-old Atari who travels to a quarantined island of canines as he looks for his beloved pet; three parents do everything they can to prevent their teenage daughters from losing their virginity on prom night in progressive high-school comedy Blockers.

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