Thursday, 17 October 2013

Sunshine On Leith

Peter Mullan and Jane Horrocks star in a feelgood musical woven from the Proclaimers' uplifting hits. Ally (Kevin Guthrie) and Davy (George MacKay) are two young soldiers who return home to Leith after serving in Afghanistan. Ally goes out with Davy's sister, Liz (Freya Mavor), who introduces her brother to Yvonne (Antonia Thomas). Meanwhile, Liz and Davy's parents, Jean (Jane Horrocks) and Rab (Peter Mullan), are celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary. Stephen Greenhorn's acclaimed jukebox stage musical took its title from the second album by Scottish musical heroes The Proclaimers. Their hits drive this moving story about the difficulties of adapting to Civvy Street. Actor-turned-director Dexter Fletcher's big-screen adaptation was shot on location in Edinburgh and Glasgow. Among its stunning set-piece numbers is huge performance of 'I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)' featuring 500 dancers outside the National Gallery of Scotland! This is also producer Andrew Macdonald's first film in Scotland since the legendary 'Trainspotting'.

Thursday, 10 October 2013


Chris Hemsworth puts pedal to the metal in the high-octane story of rival Formula 1 legends James Hunt and Niki Lauda. It's 1976 and Formula 1 motor racing is dominated by two contrasting larger-than-life personalities. Austrian-born Niki Lauda (Daniel Bruhl) is a technically brilliant driver who worked his way methodically through the ranks to claim the number one spot at Ferrari. His rival at McLaren is handsome, charismatic, blond Englishman James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth). Hunt's skill behind the wheel belies a louche playboy image. But this is a sport where vehicles and drivers are pushed to the absolute limit. Death can be just a heartbeat away! Written by Oscar nominated 'The Queen' screenwriter Peter Morgan, 'Rush' is another nail-biting true story of triumph and tragedy from 'Apollo 13' director Ron Howard. The thrilling golden age of Formula 1 is meticulously re-created, while the sporting rivalry is brought brilliantly to life by Daniel Bruhl and 'Thor' star Chris Hemsworth.

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Man Of Steel

As a young boy, Clark Kent realised he was different from all the kids around him, blessed - or perhaps cursed - with superhuman strength and abilities. Years later, the adult Clark (Henry Cavill) sets out on a journey to discover who he is and where he came from. In the process, he learns to embrace his destiny and become the world's greatest saviour - Superman. Watchmen director Snyder teams up with producer Christopher Nolan and screenwriter David S. Goyer for this spectacular take on the Superman myth. It's a journey from humble roots to heroic icon in which rising Brit actor Cavill dons the famous cape. He's surrounded by a host of acclaimed talent including Amy Adams, Russell Crowe, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane and Michael Shannon.