TYRANNOSAUR (Cert 18, 88 mins)
Studio Canal, Drama, also available to buy DVD £17.99/Blu-ray £22.99
Starring: Peter Mullan, Olivia Colman, Eddie Marsan, Paul Popplewell.
JOSEPH (Peter Mullan) lives alone on a rundown housing estate, permanently sodden with booze and seething with anger. Haunted by memories of the unspeakable horrors he inflicted on his wife, Joseph searches for redemption and thinks he has found it in Christian charity shop worker Hannah (Olivia Colman), who is trapped in an abusive relationship with her vicious and insanely jealous husband, James (Eddie Marsan). Beaten and bruised to a pulp, Hannah tries to cover up her spouse’s temper by claiming that she is clumsy. However, Joseph recognises the signs of a man’s fists and offers Hannah sanctuary in his home. Unfortunately, the battered wife cannot hide forever.
FOOTLOOSE (Cert 12, 113 mins)
Paramount Home Entertainment, Drama/Romance/Musical, also available to buy DVD £19.99/Blu-ray £26.99
Starring: Kenny Wormald, Julianne Hough, Dennis Quaid, Andie MacDowell, Miles Teller, Ziah Colon, Patrick John Flueger.
REN McCormack (Kenny Wormald) arrives in the God-fearing town of Bomont three months after the deaths of five high school students on their way home from a dance. As a knee-jerk reaction, local minister Reverend Moore (Dennis Quaid), whose son perished in the wreck, persuades the council to pass new laws imposing a 10pm curfew on minors and banning dancing within town limits. Ren flouts these edicts, playing loud music in his car and attracting the attention of the local cops.
FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS (Cert 15, 105 mins)
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Comedy/Romance, also available to buy DVD £19.99/Blu-ray £22.99
Starring: Justin Timberlake, Mila Kunis, Patricia Clarkson, Woody Harrelson, Richard Jenkins, Jenna Elfman, Bryan Greenberg.
CORPORATE headhunter Jamie (Mila Kunis) woos talented website director Dylan (Justin Timberlake) to New York and secures his employment at GQ magazine. Since they both have wounded hearts, Jamie and Dylan agree that it would be perfectly acceptable to enjoy no-strings-attached sex without any possibility of them falling for each other like the sappy Hollywood romantic comedies they both loathe. “No relationship, no emotions, just sex,” stipulates Jamie. While Dylan’s sexually voracious gay work colleague, Tommy (Woody Harrelson), and Jamie’s hippy mother, Lorna (Patricia Clarkson), foresee trouble on the horizon, the two professionals continue with their agreement, blind to the consequences of their couplings.