What to Watch This Week - 22nd February 2016

Other | Monday 22nd February 2016 | Sam

Guestlist's guide to what's on in cinemas this week! Sacha Baron Cohen is back! This time as a dumbarse football thug in Grimsby. Take a sneak peak inside every day life in North Korea in The Propaganda Game and follow Natalie Dormer through Japan's haunted 'Suicide Forest' in The Forest​!

24th February -

Grimsby (Louis Letterier) Comedy | Action
Sacha Baron Cohen is back in another hilarious, character-driven, action-packed comedy, starring as a football hooligan from Grimsby. Expect to cry with laughter at the constant gags pulled by the comic genius who brought the world characters such as Borat, Ali G and Bruno. After outraging the people of Grimsby during filming, and getting arrested in South Africa, the film is bound to be outrageous, and, judging by the below reaction from an audience viewing a clip during The Jimmy Kimmel Show, it’s bound to leave you wanting more!

26th February -

The Forest (Jason Zada) Horror
Game of Thrones’ Natalie Dormer stars as a woman searching for her identical twin sister in a forest known for thousands of suicides underneath Mount Fuji. Whilst in there, hordes of supernatural bastards try to break her down into committing suicide herself. The setting of the film is based on a real forest called Aokigahara in Japan where countless people have reportedly killed themselves… don’t stray too far from the path.

The Hexecutioners (Jesse Thomas Cook) Horror
One watch of the trailer for The Hexecutioners and I literally have no idea what it’s about. Apparently it focuses on two women who work for a company that assists in euthanasia and are sent to a creepy old house to help a man in a suicide ritual, but unknowingly summon some fucked up ghoul things which belong to a Death Cult. A real feel-good film!

King Jack (Felix Thompson) Adventure | Drama
In his first feature-length film, Felix Thompson brings us a coming-of-age film centred around a 15-year-old delinquent named Jack who is tasked with looking after his younger cousin during the summer whilst simultaneously handling bullies and summer school. This promises to be a classic feel-good film about developing friendship and discovering joy in a seemingly bleak place.

The Propaganda Game (Álvaro Longoria) Documentary | History
Granted access (albeit controlled) by national officials in North Korean, documentarian Álvaro Longoria tries to uncover the real North Korea, whilst comparing it to the Western depiction of the ‘hermit nation’. Featuring exclusive interviews with the only foreign official working for the DPRK Government, Alejandro Cao de Benos, as well as numerous South Korean citizens, human rights experts and propaganda enthusiasts; this promises to be one of the most interesting documentaries of 2016.