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A Quiet Place is a movie to shout about

A Quiet Place is a movie to shout about

Check out the latest premieres on Sky Cinema, including this unique and terrifying monster flick

Quiet films, loud films, films that make you laugh and cry – there’s all these things and more in Sky Cinema on demand

Find them in Sky Cinema on demand

If you do feel the need to shout about the acclaimed A Quiet Place, just make sure it’s inaudible, because if the monsters in the film hear you, they hunt you. And there’s no better time to settle in with its unique brand of peace and quiet as it creeps into Sky Cinema on demand this month. Just remember – don’t make a sound.

 

Need something to break the tension? Well you’re in luck, as there’s a host of excellent premieres coming to Sky Cinema that’ll make you forget all about those strange noises outside. Whether you’re looking to practise your French (with the help of some subtitles), get stuck into a gritty drama or see what Daniel Radcliffe is up to these days, there’s something for everyone. Read on for our pick of the bunch.

 

A Quiet Place

A Quiet Place, available from Friday 25 January in Sky Cinema on demand. Cert 15. Also available in HD

Silence – ironically – speaks volumes. This age-old adage is especially true in post-apocalyptic horror A Quiet Place, which takes a highly minimalistic approach to dialogue. So minimal in fact, that during its 90-minute runtime only around 90 lines of spoken dialogue are uttered. And with good reason, as the monsters stalking the Abbott family have exemplary hearing.

 

Husband and wife Lee and Evelyn (played by real-life married couple John Krasinski and Emily Blunt) communicate with their deaf daughter Regan and sons Marcus and Beau using sign language. In their bid to survive, they even have to stifle their screams in the face of the movie’s many horrors – never has silence been so deafening! But there’s some happy news. Krasinski, who also wrote and directed the film, has begun working on the sequel, which is due for release in 2020. Bet you’re shrieking (silently) with excitement!

 

The Elephant And The Butterfly

The Elephant And The Butterfly, available from Wednesday 30 January in Sky Cinema on demand. Also available in HD

In need of a babysitter? Why not try your ex who you haven’t seen in five years? When Antoine (Thomas Blanchard) appears out of the blue on Camille’s (Judith Chemla) doorstep, his sudden reappearance is unwelcome, to say the least. Camille and her new partner are about to go on holiday, but the babysitter they’ve asked to look after her daughter Elsa (Lina Doillon) is nowhere to be seen.

 

Camille decides to gift the role to Antoine, who just so happens to be the father – a fact little Elsa is blissfully unaware of. Martin Scorsese executive produces this Belgian drama that proves how even elephants are big softies underneath their tough exterior, and especially so when a butterfly floats into their life.
 

The Leisure Seeker

The Leisure Seeker, available from Sunday 27 January in Sky Cinema on demand. Cert 15. Also available in HD

Forget about pursuing a life of luxury, it’s all about a life of leisure. Those are the words lived out by Ella (Helen Mirren) and John Spencer (Donald Sutherland) in their Leisure Seeker camper van. Like naughty kids bunking off school, they embark on a journey from Boston to Florida without properly notifying their children as to their plans.

 

As the heart-wrenching reasons behind their trip become clear, reaching their final destination becomes a matter of urgency. Prepare yourself for smiles, tears and feels, plus Mirren’s stellar Southern drawl.
 

Who We Are Now

Who We Are Now, available from Monday 28 January in Sky Cinema on demand. Cert 15. Also available in HD

After spending ten years behind bars, Beth (Julianne Nicholson) is out and keen not to waste another moment. She vows to take back her son, but with him under the guardianship of her sister Gabby (Jess Weixler), Beth has no choice but to prepare for another battle with the law.

 

Jimmy Smits stars as Beth’s public defender, while Emma Roberts plays a young member of Smits’ team, who’s determined to give her case a fighting chance. Zachary Quinto and Jason Biggs also features in this raw, no holds-barred film about the choices we make – and their inescapable consequences.
 

Beast Of Burden

Beast Of Burden, available from Tuesday 29 January in Sky Cinema on demand. Cert 15. Also available in HD

You don’t need us to tell you that Daniel Radcliffe has long since shed his Harry Potter image; starring in many a film, show and play after ten years in the wizarding world. Radcliffe works a different kind of magic in Beast Of Burden, which draws similarities to the high-flying, drug-smuggling plot of American Made.

 

He stars as Sean Haggerty, a pilot tasked with transporting a shipment of cocaine across the US-Mexico border. Things soon get complicated as Haggerty is forced to choose between siding with a brutal drug cartel or the Drug Enforcement Administration – the latter promising to offer life-saving surgery to his wife Jen (Grace Gummer), provided he completes the mission their way. Phew. Talk about pressure.

 

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