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22 New Movies Coming to UK/ROI Screens Next Week (August 17th)

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Our guide to the new movies coming to screens big and small next week (w/c August 17th).


Here's your definitive guide to the new movies coming to screens both big and small across the UK and Ireland next week. Thanks to Strike Media for their help in compiling the list.




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Yes, God, Yes
Growing up in the Midwest in the early 2000s, 16-year-old Alice (Natalia Dyer) has always been a good Catholic. But when an innocent AOL chat turns racy, she discovers masturbation and is overwhelmed with guilt. Seeking redemption, she attends a mysterious religious retreat to try and suppress her urges, but it isn't easy, especially after a cute upperclassman starts flirting with her.
Format: Digital, August 17th


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Ava
Based on her own adolescent experiences, Sadaf Foroughi's Ava is a gripping debut about a young girl's coming-of-age in a strict, traditional society. Living with her well-to-do parents in Tehran, Ava is a bright and focused teen whose concerns - friendships, music, social status, academic performance - resemble that of nearly any teenager. When Ava's mistrustful and overprotective mother questions her relationship with a boy, going so far as to visit a gynaecologist, Ava is overwhelmed by a newfound rage. Formerly a model student, Ava begins to rebel against the strictures imposed by her parents, her school, and the society at large.
Format: VOD, August 21st


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Perfumes
A once-famous ‘nez’ (in the perfume world) sells her extraordinary olfactory facility to any company that’s prepared to pay for it. She’s a selfish diva, but one that might just have a shot at redemption through her relationship with her new chauffeur, a man with many troubles of his own…
Format: Curzon Home Cinema, August 21st


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Socrates
Socrates, a handsome 15-year-old, is not just another underage kid living on the margins of society while working the construction sites of São Paulo, he has a purpose. Because of the sudden death of his mother, Socrates has had to fend for himself, trying desperately to earn the rent to keep his run-down apartment and remain out of the clutches of social services and his estranged father.
Format: VOD, August 21st


Chemical Hearts

Chemical Hearts
17-year-old Henry Page (Austin Abrams) has never been in love. He fancies himself a romantic, but the kind of once-in-a-lifetime love he’s been hoping for just hasn’t happened yet. Then, on the first day of senior year, he meets transfer student Grace Town (Lili Reinhart) and it seems all that is about to change. When Grace and Henry are chosen to co-edit the school paper, he is immediately drawn to the mysterious newcomer. As he learns the heart-breaking secret that has changed her life, he finds himself falling in love with her — or at least the person he thinks she is.
Format: Amazon Prime, August 21st


Random Acts of Violence

Random Acts of Violence
Comic book creator Todd Walkley (Jesse Williams), his wife Kathy (Jordana Brewster), assistant Aurora (Niamh Wilson) and best friend, Hard Calibre Comics owner Ezra (Jay Baruchel), embark upon a road trip from Toronto to New York Comic Con and bad things start to happen. People start getting killed. It soon becomes clear that a crazed fan is using Todd’s “Slasherman” comic as inspiration for the killings, and as the bodies pile up, and Todd’s friends and family become victims themselves, Todd will be forced to take artistic responsibility.
Format: Shudder, August 20th


Wonders in the Suburbs

Wonders in the Suburbs
An eccentric directorial debut from actress Jeanne Balibar, Wonders in the Suburbs is a quintessentially French comedy. A great cast brings the Parisian suburbs to life in this funny small-town farce with a taste for the bizarre.
Format: MUBI, August 19th


Sheep Without a Shepherd

Sheep Without a Shepherd
Lee (Xiao Yang) and his wife Jade (Tan Zhuo) run a small company in Thailand. They have two lovely daughters and live a happy life. However, his eldest daughter kills the son of Lawan (Joan Chen) in self-defence. To protect his daughter and families, Lee has to bury the body and cover the truth. Lawan is the head of the regional police, and she is dying to find her missing son. The contest between Lee and Lawan is beginning.
Format: Cinemas, August 21st



Crazy Awesome Teachers
A ragtag bunch of teachers and students team up to take back the money that a dangerous gangster stole from them.
Format: Netflix, August 17th



Crímenes de familia
Alicia, a desperate mother, will do everything possible to prevent her son from being imprisoned for his ex-wife's attempted murder.
Format: Netflix, August 19th



Fuego Negro
A criminal on the run finds refuge in a mysterious hotel and soon discovers that the guests of the hotel are not human.
Format: Netflix, August 21st



The Sleepover
Two siblings discover their mom is a former thief in witness protection and they must team up to rescue her after she is kidnapped and forced to pull one last job.
Format: Netflix, August 21st



Pegasus: Pony With a Broken Wing
While walking in the woods one day, Sydney makes a magical discovery - a winged pony that has fallen from the sky.
Format: VOD, August 17th



Drunk Parents
Two drunk parents attempt to hide their ever increasing financial difficulties from their daughter and social circle through elaborate neighbourhood schemes. One terrible drunken decision however dominoes into another and soon their lives plunge into absolute chaos and they find themselves kidnapped, homeless and locked in a prison cell.
Format: DVD, August 17th



The Parts You Lose
Wesley, a young deaf boy, discovers an injured fugitive (Aaron Paul) and secretly helps him recover. Wesley's bond with the man grows and ultimately tests his understanding of right and wrong as the police inch closer and closer.
Format: DVD, August 17th



Treasure Hounds
Children's drama from film-maker Tim Brown. When his family are threatened with eviction, a young boy named Jack (Valin Shinyei) does all he can to ensure that they remain in their home. After Jack discovers that his late grandfather hid treasure somewhere in town, he attempts to find the horde in order to protect his family from the eviction. However, there are others in town who know about the treasure and in order to find the fortune before anyone else Jack must rely upon his neighbourhood friends as well as his grandfather's wily old dog, Skipper (voice of Norm MacDonald).
Format: DVD, August 17th



At the End of the Day
A conservative professor at a Christian college finds himself in a gay support group to stop their launch of an LGBT homeless youth shelter in their small town.
Format: VOD, August 17th



Fragmentary
From Jace Pickard, winner of HorrorHound's First Time Filmmaker award, Fragmentary tells the story of a man who believes he can travel to an alternate reality under the influence of alcohol to see the love of his life who was murdered in his reality two years before.
Format: VOD, August 17th



After Darkness
As the Sun burns out, an American family gathers at the end of the world, their hopes for rescue slowly crumbling as they also confront long lasting divides amongst each other.
Format: DVD, August 17th



Message Man
A retired assassin's past catches up with him and his brutality surfaces as he goes on a final killing spree to make things right.
Format: VOD, August 17th



Heavenquest
A regal man named Vangel is thrust on a journey against his will when he is mysteriously arrested and begins to have strange visions of a woman in white. Armed with an ancient book that he receives from a wise sage, his adventure begins.
Format: Digital, August 17th



Tribal Get Out Alive
Elite military personnel Caitlin Ross retires from service after suffering from PTSD. Along with former team member and close friend Brad Johnson, they opted for the 'easy life' and now lead a small security firm. The company are hired by young, troublesome millionaire Richard Kenning to clear and secure the land and property he has recently inherited. Rumours and stories surrounding the land and buildings are dismissed until people start disappearing and the team end up locked in with no escape. It soon becomes apparent they are being hunted and the race is on to get out alive.
Format: Digital, August 17th