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This week's new UK cinema releases, including Black Widow

Media Mole's guide to the major new releases at the UK box office this weekend.

Scroll on for Media Mole's round-up of the major releases due out at the UK and Ireland box office in the coming days.

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Black Widow

Released: Wednesday, July 7
Genre: Action
Certificate: 12A
Runtime: 2 hours 14 minutes

Director: Cate Shortland

Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, David Harbour, Ray Winstone, Rachel Weisz

Plot: After the events of Captain America: Civil War, Natasha Romanoff is on the run and forced to confront her past.

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Released: Friday, July 9
Genre: Drama
Certificate: 15
Runtime: 2 hours 18 minutes

Directors: Huang Jianxin, Zheng Dasheng

Cast: Huang Xuan, Ni Ni, Wang Renjun

Plot: Controversial propaganda movie about the founding of the Chinese Communist Party to mark its 100th anniversary.

Occupation: Rainfall

Occupation: Rainfall

Released: Friday, July 9
Genre: Sci-fi
Certificate: 15
Runtime: 2 hours 8 minutes

Director: Luke Sparke

Cast: Dan Ewing, Temuera Morrison, Daniel Gillies, Ken Jeong

Plot: Aussie sci-fi sequel set two years into an alien takeover of the Earth.



Released: Friday, July 9
Genre: Drama
Certificate: 12A
Runtime: 1 hour 43 minutes

Director: Zaida Bergroth

Cast: Alma Poysti, Krista Kosonen, Shanti Roney

Plot: Finnish biographical film about Tove Jansson, the creator of The Moomins.

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To Be Someone

Released: Friday, July 9
Genre: Comedy
Certificate: 15
Runtime: 1 hour 24 minutes

Director: Ray Burdis

Cast: Gary Shail, Toyah Willcox, Leslie Ash, Mark Wingett, Phil Daniels

Plot: Sort-of-sequel to the iconic Quadrophenia.

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Thursday's key events

· Comeback queen and super-mum Helen Glover goes for her third Olympic gold alongside Polly Swann in the women's pair final (1.30am)
· There is also a medal on offer for GB pair Emily Craig and Imogen Grant in the lightweight women's double scull final (2.10am)

· As second-fastest qualifier for the final, Team GB's James Wilby is among the medal contenders in the men's 200m breaststroke (2.44am)
· Alys Thomas takes part in the women's 200m butterfly final, although he faces a difficult task to challenge for the medals (3.28am)
· Caeleb Dressel of the USA has been touted by some as the successor to Michael Phelps, and he has the chance to notch up a fourth Olympic gold in the men's 100m freestyle final (3.37am)

· After Team GB's men narrowly missed out on a medal, the women get their campaign underway against the Russian Olympic Committee (3am) and New Zealand (10.30am)

· It is a Great Britain vs. Netherlands double-header, with the men up first in Pool B (4.15am)
· Most eyes will be on the women's showdown between the two nations, though, as Netherlands - the world's best team - look to gain revenge on GB for defeat in the 2016 Olympic final (11am)

· Mallory Franklin takes part in the women's canoe semi-final, and will hope to do enough to qualify for the final later in the day (6am-8.45am)

· With Simone Biles now out of the women's all-around final, the competition has been blown wide open. Team GB twins Jessica and Jennifer Gadirova are among those taking part (11.50am-2.05pm)

> Today's schedule in full