Must See Movies: August

At Reel Steel we want to make sure you’re getting the most of your cinematic enthusiasm, so each month we put together our short list of some of the best new releases, from popcorn munching explosion fests to the often weird and wonderful.
Take a look at the trailers below and see this month’s recommendations…


Apocalypse Now: The Final Cut
in cinemas Tuesday August 13th, 2019

Director Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now celebrates its 40th Anniversary, with a screening of a new, never-before-seen and restored version of the film, entitled APOCALYPSE NOW: FINAL CUT, remastered from the original negative in 4K.

The film follows Army Captain Willard (Martin Sheen), a man sent on a dangerous and mesmerizing odyssey into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade American colonel named Kurtz (Marlon Brando), who has succumbed to the horrors of war and barricaded himself in a remote outpost.

A classic and compelling Vietnam War epic, Apocalypse Now is a haunting journey into madness that has fascinated generations of movie lovers.

Screenings include a pre-recorded Q&A, where Francis Ford Coppola and acclaimed filmmaker Steven Soderbergh (Solaris, Waking Life, Haywire) discuss the huge undertaking of restoring Apocalypse Now and why the time was right for Coppola to do this now, forty years after the original version.


Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood
released Wednesday August 14th, 2019

Quentin Tarantino’s provocative ninth feature film takes place in Los Angeles in 1969.
As the 70’s shuffle closer, things are changing in Hollywood.
The suits are out, and the free-spirited, long-haired hippies are rolling in.

Our two leads, Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio), former star of a western TV series, and his long-time stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt), are struggling to make their way around an industry they hardly recognize anymore.
But Rick has a very famous next-door neighbour… Sharon Tate.

Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood is a star-studded fairy-tale fantasy tribute to Hollywood’s golden age with a classic soundtrack.


Pain & Glory
released Friday August 23rd, 2019

A veteran film director, struggling with his own physical and mental decline, recalls experiences from his past: growing up in the 60’s, the feeling of his first desire, the pains of heartbreak, and the discovery of cinema.

Pain and Glory takes us on a journey of self-reflection, through the passions and pleasures of creation.

Prolific Spanish writer-director Pedro Almodóvar (Julieta, The Skin I Live In) returns with an evocative, semi-autobiographical film with career-best performances from regular collaborators Penélope Cruz and Antonio Banderas.





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Star Wars (1977)

Bank Holiday Monday August 26th

This August Bank Holiday Monday will see a rare screening of one of the most iconic and influential films of all time take place at Sheffield’s historic Abbeydale Picture House – Star Wars.
Released in 1977, the global impact of Star Wars (Episode IV – A New Hope) was something that not just cinema but the world had never seen.

An unforgettable adventure across the galaxy, Star Wars became a worldwide cultural phenomenon that literally changed the future of the adventure movie genre.
Come and see where it all began…

Hosted at Sheffield’s historic Abbeydale Picture House – a Grade II listed 1920’s Picture Palace Cinema, bringing the sense of occasion to match one of cinema’s most influential films.

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