Friday, 17 October 2014

The Best Of Me

School sweethearts reunite after 20 years apart in this heart-wrenching romance adapted from Nicholas Sparks' bestseller. Dawson (Luke Bracey) and Amanda (Liana Liberato) were teenage lovers from opposite sides of the tracks. But now two decades have passed. The adult Dawson (James Marsden) and Amanda (Michelle Monaghan) have both moved on with their lives. Then the death of a close friend brings them back to their small home town. The passion they first felt for one another still burns strong. But a second chance at first love proves elusive, as the forces that separated them are just as powerful today. This epic, decades-spanning love story is the ninth of 'The Notebook' author Nicholas Sparks' acclaimed global bestsellers to be adapted for the screen. Michelle Monaghan from the TV hit 'True Detective' is cast opposite 'X-Men' star James Marsden. The director is Michael Hoffman, of 'The Last Station' and 'Gambit' fame.

The Maze Runner

A young man must solve the riddle of a giant, deadly maze in this heart-pounding post-apocalyptic thriller! Thomas (Dylan O'Brien) awakes in a fast-moving lift, with no memory of his past life. Emerging into blinding sunlight, he's greeted by Gally (Will Poulter), who welcomes him to a place called The Glade. Dozens of young men are trapped here. Each morning, the doors to a giant, mechanical maze are opened and these 'runners' race against time to find a way out. But no one has ever survived a night in the maze, which is teeming with dangerous monsters known as Grievers. Drawing on his dreams of an organisation called W.C.K.D., Thomas is determined to find out who built it and why. But the arrival of the first girl, Teresa (Kaya Scodelario), changes everything! This action-packed sci-fi mystery is adapted from the first novel in a best-selling young adult trilogy by James Dashner.

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Dracula Untold

The bloodsucker's sinister origins are revealed in this action-packed reworking of the vampire myth. Back in an alternate 15th century, Transylvanian prince Vlad Tepes (Luke Evans) makes a momentous decision. His land has been invaded by the armies of Mehmed the Second (Dominic Cooper) - leader of the Ottoman Empire and his own stepbrother. To protect his wife Mirena (Sarah Gadon) and prevent his son being taken as a child soldier, Vlad scales the forbidding Broken Tooth Mountain to forge a deal with a demon known as an ekimmu (Charles Dance). Granted supernatural powers to defeat his enemies, Vlad is also cursed to mutate into a monster! Filmed on location in Northern Ireland, first-time director Gary Shore's imaginative epic takes its cue from the gruesome legend of Vlad the Impaler. This also inspired original 'Dracula' author Bram Stoker. 'Hobbit' actor Luke Evans delivers a star-making performance in the lead role.

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

What We Did On Our Holiday

Rosamund Pike, David Tennant and Billy Connolly star in a heart-warming comedy about an eventful family holiday. Doug (David Tennant) and Abi (Rosamund Pike) are going through a painful divorce. Doug's father Gordie's (Billy Connolly) birthday party couldn't have come at a more inconvenient time. Heading off for the Scottish Highlands, the bickering couple issue their three young children with strict instructions to keep the divorce a secret. This is more easily said than done. To keep track of the lies she's expected to tell the extended family, sensible nine-year-old Lottie records them in a notebook. Four-year-old Jess copes with the stress by forming a bizarre attachment to a brick called Norman. But it's middle child Mickey's enthusiasm for Vikings, shared with his grandfather, that proves to have the most dramatic and unexpected consequences! This refreshing feelgood family comedy is written and directed by TV veterans Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin, creators of 'Outnumbered'.