What’s in the Cinema – Opening Weekend Friday 12th – Sunday 14th May 2017

Title: Alien: Covenant (2017)
Genre: Science Fiction; Thriller
Certificate: 15

Synopsis: Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, members (Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup) of the colony ship Covenant discover what they think to be an uncharted paradise. While there, they meet David (Michael Fassbender), the synthetic survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition. The mysterious world soon turns dark and dangerous when a hostile alien life-form forces the crew into a deadly fight for survival.

British actress Carmen Ejogo (Selma; Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them) stars as Karine the Covenant’s lead biologist for the Covenant. Empire’s Jussie Smollet stars as Ricks a military-trained navigator and former analyst for Weyland-Yutani’s planet scouting initiative. He makes up half of the Covenant’s navigation team.

Director: Ridley Scott
Writer(s): Dan O’Bannon | Ronald Shusett | Jack Paglen | Michael Green | John Logan |
Dante Harper
Cast: Carmen Ejogo; Jussie Smollet; Michael Fassbender

Title: Miss Sloane (2017)
Genre: Drama; Thriller
Certificate: 15

Synopsis: In the high-stakes world of political power-brokers, Elizabeth Sloane (Jessica Chastain) is the most sought after and formidable lobbyist in D.C. But when taking on the most powerful opponent of her career, she finds winning may come at too high a price. Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Belle; Concussion) stars as Esme Manucharian, Miss Sloane’s associate who is also a survivor of a high school shooting known as the Bloomington Massacre.

Director: John Madden
Writer: Jonathan Perera
Cast: Gugu Mbatha-Raw; Jessica Chastain; Mark Strong


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