UK New Film Releases Week 28: 10 July – 16 July 2009

  • New British Feature Films (Fiction) Released in 2009 – 47 [20% of total film releases]
  • Total Film Releases in the UK in 2009 – 239
  • The UK  film release schedule for the week commencing 10 July 2009 is:

    • 35 Shots Of Rum (FR)
    • Bruno (USA)
    • Cloud 9 (GER)
    • Echoes Of Home (SWI)
    • Fired Up (USA)
    • Ichi (JAP)
    • Mishima: A Life In Four Chapters (USA) Reissue
    • The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (USA)
    • Soul Power (USA)
    • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (David Yates, 2009, UK/USA) #47 British release 2009 (15 July)

    I have to admit this is a supreme moment of dread for me as the UK’s most high profile co-production is released – Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. I have tried a number of times to watch the previous Potter films on television, but I’ve struggled to get beyond 20 minutes or so before indifference sets in and my hand reaches for the TV doofer. I see this franchise as strictly for fans only. Magical shenanigans at a retro public school, even with its widening participation remit, does not appeal. Now if he came to do Wand Studies or Potion Science or some such course at a post-1992 university, then that might work – but probably not.

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