Monday, 30 November 2015
In an adaptation of Patricia Highsmith"s seminal novel The Price of Salt, CAROL follows two women from very different backgrounds who find themselves in an unexpected love affair in 1950s New York. As conventional norms of the time challenge their undeniable attraction, an honest story emerges to reveal the resilience of the heart in the face of change. A young woman in her 20s, Therese Belivet (Rooney Mara), is a clerk working in a Manhattan department store and dreaming of a more fulfilling life when she meets Carol (Cate Blanchett), an alluring woman trapped in a loveless, convenient marriage. As an immediate connection sparks between them, the innocence of their first encounter dims and their connection deepens. While Carol breaks free from the confines of marriage, her husband (Kyle Chandler) begins to question her competence as a mother as her involvement with Therese and close relationship with her best friend Abby (Sarah Paulson) come to light.
Monday, 21 September 2015
The second instalment of the gripping young adult series races onto screens. At the end of 2014 hit The Maze Runner, Thomas (Dylan O'Brien) and his fellow Gladers escaped from the eponymous maze and the terrifying biomechanical Grievers. The Gladers discovered that they were part of a top-secret scientific experiment - however, this is but one part of the wider picture. For beyond the confines of the maze, the world has been obliterated - and is far more deadly than they could possibly have imagined. They must work together to uncover the secrets of mysterious organisation WCKD, a journey that takes them to the hostile environment of the Scorch. There, they might find the answers they seek. With its talented ensemble of rising young stars, this continuation of the Maze Runner storyline promises more fast-paced action and surprises as we get to see what lies in store for the brave and resourceful Gladers.
Sunday, 6 September 2015
A socially reclusive film-mad teenager makes an unlikely friend in this acclaimed indie drama. Seventeen-year-old Greg is a popular kid at school - he just doesn't have any interest in making any friends! His phobia about friendship even extends to his best mate from childhood, Earl (RJ Cyler), whom he refers to as his "co-worker". Together, they make their own comedy versions of the movie classics that they both love, all with silly titles like A Sockwork Orange. The 2:48PM Cowboy and Gross Encounters of the Turd Kind. Then one day, Greg is forced to visit his mum's friend's daughter, Rachel (Olivia Cooke), who has recently been diagnosed with leukaemia. Both are initially resistant to the meeting, but slowly, with Earl's help, Greg begins to engage with Rachel... Adapted from the cult novel, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl mixes big laughs with emotional honesty, and proved an award-winning success at this year's Sundance Film Festival.
Sunday, 16 August 2015
Thursday, 9 July 2015
Melissa McCarthy, Jason Statham, Rose Byrne, Miranda Hart, Bobby Cannavale, Allison Janney, Jude Law
Melissa McCarthy goes undercover in this hilarious espionage comedy. Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy) is a middle-aged desk-bound CIA analyst, who is the agency's unsung hero behind their most dangerous missions. However, when one of her colleagues, the James Bond-like Bradley Fine (Jude Law) is killed during by lethal enemy agent Rayna Boyanov (Rose Byrne), she decides to go out into the field to avenge his death. Sent out undercover, Cooper must infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent a global disaster. This comedy from Bridesmaids director Paul Feig has been critically acclaimed. "Melissa McCarthy gets the funniest, most versatile and sustained comic showcase of her movie career," said Variety, while The Guardian called it "smart, endearing and hilarious". McCarthy is joined a roll-call of top talent including Miranda Hart, Rose Byrne, Peter Serafinowicz and Jason Statham.
Wednesday, 8 July 2015
Amanda Seyfried, Mark Wahlberg, Seth MacFarlane
Family Guy's Seth MacFarlane returns with this hilarious sequel to 2012's record-breaking comedy, Ted. Three years on from the events of Ted, the potty-mouthed bear (voiced by Seth MacFarlane) has married his girlfriend, Tami-Lynn (Jessica Barth), and together they decide to start a family. He asks his long-time friend John (Mark Wahlberg) to help them out via artificial insemination, but whether Ted can ever have custody of the child is another matter, and so he is forced to go to court to prove that he is human. The first Ted movie remains one of the highest-grossing comedies of all time and now director/writer Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy, American Dad!) returns with another cameo-stuffed laugh-fest. Look out for appearances from Morgan Freeman, Amanda Seyfried, Liam Neeson, David Hasselhoff and returnees Giovanni Ribisi and Sam J. Jones, the original Flash Gordon star who finds himself officiating Ted and Tami-Lynn's wedding!
Friday, 3 July 2015
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Clarke, Jai Courtney, Emilia Clarke, Matt Smith, J.K. Simmons
Arnie is back as the iconic cyborg in this explosive reboot of the hit sci-fi franchise. In the future, John Connor (Jason Clarke) is the leader of the human resistance against Skynet. After he sends his friend, Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) back in time to 1984 in order to protect his mother from a Terminator, an unexpected turn of events creates an altered timeline. This Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke) is no longer a normal, everyday waitress, but a skilled fighter with a Terminator guardian (Arnold Schwarzenegger) by her side. Now Reese must adjust to a new mission - to reset the future. Arnold Schwarzenegger is back in his signature role as the Terminator faces off against his greatest foe - himself. With cutting-edge special effects and an exciting cast including Game of Thrones actress Clarke, Terminator Genisys is set to be the first in a whole new Terminator trilogy.
Monday, 15 June 2015
Irrfan Khan, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins, Chris Pratt, Vincent D'Onofrio, Omar Sy, Nick Robinson
The dinosaurs return to wow a whole new audience in spectacular thrill-ride Jurassic World. The dinosaurs at Isla Nublar's Jurassic World theme park have been pulling in the crowds, and the island has recently unveiled its new attraction, a brand new, lab-created dinosaur named the Indominus Rex. The aim is to boost flagging visitor numbers. But the newly created hybrid creature - bigger and deadlier than any dinosaur that ever lived - escapes, endangering the lives of everybody on the island. This dino-sized prehistoric adventure promises to wow a whole new generation with its awesome CGI effects. Guardians of the Galaxy's Chris Pratt takes the lead role of behavioural scientist Owen, with Bryce Dallas Howard as the park's no-nonsense operations manager Claire Dearing and Vincent D'Onofrio as head of security Vic Hoskins. In the director's chair this time round is Colin Trevorrow, who gave us acclaimed independent sci-fi rom-com Safety Not Guaranteed.
Tuesday, 26 May 2015
Elizabeth Banks, Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow, Alexis Knapp, Haillee Steinfeld, Anna Camp, Skylar Astin, Adam DeVine, Katey Sagal
Now in their senior year, the Barden Bellas are back to compete in an international a cappella competition that no American group has ever won before. Following an unfortunate wardrobe malfunction that sees Fat Amy (Rebel Wilson) expose herself at an event to celebrate the US President's birthday, the Barden Bellas attempt to restore their tarnished reputation by entering the World Championships, which sees them competing against European champions Das Sound Machine from Germany. Directed by Elizabeth Banks, co-star and producer of Pitch Perfect, Pitch Perfect 2 follows Beca (Anna Kendrick) and the gang through their final year and sees many of the original cast reprising their roles, including Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Anna Camp, Brittany Snow, Hana Mae Lee and Alexis Knapp. Along with more catchy performances from the Bellas, it will also feature cameo performances from real-life a capella groups Penn Masala and Pentatonix and the Filharmonic.
Saturday, 25 April 2015
Cate Blanchett, Lily James, Richard Madden, Stellan Skarsgard, Holliday Grainger, Sophie McShera, Derek Jacobi, Helena Bonham-Carter
Disney's sparkling live-action version of the fairy tale about an ordinary girl who wins the heart of a prince. After Ella's father dies, she is left in the company of her cruel stepmother Lady Tremaine (Cate Blanchett). Dubbing her 'Cinderella' due to her always being covered in ashes, Tremaine makes Ella (Lily James) work as a servant girl. After Ella meets a dashing stranger, Kit (Richard Madden), whom she fails to recognise as a Prince, the young Cinderella begins to fall in love. But after being told by her stepmother that she cannot attend a Palace ball, she begins to believe she'll never see Kit again. That is, until her Fairy Godmother comes to her aid... Downton Abbey star Lily James takes the title role in Disney's first live-action version of this much-loved yarn. Thor director and Shakespearean supremo Kenneth Branagh is behind the camera, while the superlative cast includes Cate Blanchett and Derek Jacobi, plus Helena Bonham Carter as the Fairy Godmother. Disney's animated short film 'Frozen Fever' will be screened as a special treat!
Friday, 24 April 2015
Mae Whitman, Robbie Amell, Bella Thorne, Bianca A. Santos, Allison Janney, Ken Jeong, Nick Eversman
A feisty high school comedy about a student who changes her image with the help of a jock. Bianca (Mae Whitman) is a cynical 17-year-old high school student with two beautiful friends. Nevertheless, she's shocked when school jock Wesley (Robbie Amell) tells her that she's a DUFF: the Designated Ugly Fat Friend. Against her better nature, she enlists Wesley to help her change her image. In doing so, she hopes to attract the attention of her term crush Toby (Nick Eversman), and find the confidence to stand up to school bully Madison (Bella Thorne). Based on a popular teen novel by author Kody Keplinger, The Duff is a heartfelt comedy about how real beauty exists on the inside.
Thursday, 23 April 2015
Robert Downey Jr, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L. Jackson, Elizabeth Olsen, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, James Spader
The Marvel superheroes reunite to take on an insane sentient robot bent on destroying mankind! With SHIELD gone and the Avengers needing a rest from saving the world, ace inventor Tony Stark designs a peacekeeping robot, Ultron. But when Ultron decides that humans are the enemy, he begins planning to wipe them off the face of the Earth. To stop Ultron, Tony Stark must reconvene the Avengers, as they face their greatest foe. Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr), Captain America (Chris Evans), The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Thor (Chris Hemsworth) return for Joss Whedon's thrilling, action-packed follow-up to mega-hit Avengers Assemble. Joining the star-heavy cast are James Spader (who voices the villainous Ultron), plus Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch, Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Pietro Maximoff/Quicksilver and Paul Bettany as The Vision. Excitingly, the storyline also looks ahead to phase III of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as the tensions between Iron Man, Captain America and Hulk escalates into all-out war.
Wednesday, 22 April 2015
Keanu Reeves, Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen, Willem Dafoe
A relentless action thriller about an ex-hitman who comes out of retirement on a mission of revenge. John Wick (Keanu Reeves) is a former hitman who retired to live with the love of his life. However, his idyllic existence is shattered by her sudden death. When sadistic mobster Iosef Tarasov (Alfie Allen) and his thugs steal John's prized 1969 Mustang car, and also kill the puppy that was a last gift from his late wife, John is propelled back into the underworld he thought he had left behind to seek revenge. Action veteran Keanu Reeves teams up with stunt men-turned-directors David Leitch and Chad Stahelski for a slickly directed and stylish actioner.
Tuesday, 21 April 2015
Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, Clark Duke, Adam Scott, Chevy Chase
It's back to the future as the Hot Tubbers set out to prevent a murder in this hilarious comedy sequel! Back in 2010, four buddies found themselves whisked to 1986 in a magical hot tub. Now Jacob (Clark Duke), Nick (Craig Robinson) and Lou (Rob Corddry) are reaping the benefits of their adventure. Nick is a hugely successful music star, while Lou has become enormously wealthy as the self-styled Father of the Internet. They think that their dabbling will have no consequences. But they're wrong. When Lou is shot by a mysterious assassin, the threesome pile back into the hot tub to prevent this calamitous event from happening. But instead of revisiting the past, our foolhardy heroes are catapulted ten years into the future, where things are very different indeed! 'Parks and Recreation' star Adam Scott also joins the cast of Steve Pink's raunchy sequel to his cult hit comedy.
Sunday, 12 April 2015
Vin Diesel, Ludacris, Jason Statham, Tyrese Gibson, Djimon Hounsou, Dwayne Johnson, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tony Jaa
Jason Statham takes on Vin Diesel and the crew in this seventh high-octane rush of vehicular mayhem! In the previous instalment of the spectacular Fast & Furious series, everybody's favourite speed-crazed criminal crew reunited for a mission to London. Having succeeded in bringing down former British Special Forces soldier Owen Shaw, they received an amnesty for their crimes and returned to the US. But we also learned that Shaw has a brother, Deckard (Jason Statham). Now he comes gunning for Dominic (Vin Diesel), Brian (Paul Walker), Luke (Dwayne Johnson) and the rest of the gang in this jaw-droppingly stunt-packed sequel. Among the action set-pieces are an amazing parachuting car sequence and a breathtaking assault on an armoured truck! Part seven also introduces Djimon Hounsou, veteran Kurt Russell and incredible Thai martial arts superstar Tony Jaa to the rubber-burning family. Bringing a fresh perspective as director is James Wan, of 'Saw' and 'Insidious' fame.
Monday, 23 March 2015
Shailene Woodley, Kate Winslet, Theo James, Miles Teller, Jai Courtney, Zoe Kravitz, Ansel Elgort, Ray Stevenson, Maggie Q, Naomi Watts, Octavia Spencer, Ashley Judd
Shailine Woodley's Tris leads the fight for civilisation in this thrilling sequel to the dystopian sci fi hit. In a world devastated by war, Chicago is divided into five factions. Each is defined by a dominant personality trait: Erudite (intelligence), Dauntless (bravery), Abnegation (selflessness), Amity (friendship) and Candour (honesty). But Beatrice 'Tris' Prior (Shailene Woodley) is a rare Divergent, with multiple aptitudes. Now she's on the run from evil Erudite leader Jeanine (Kate Winslet), with her Dauntless lover Four (Theo James). Jeanine has acquired a mysterious box that seems to hold the key to power. But only a Divergent can open it. Tris decides it's time to turn the tables and unite the Divergents. Together, they will take the fight for civilisation to Jeanine's doorstep. Octavia Spencer and Naomi Watts join the returning cast for this stunt-packed, edge-of-seat adaptation of the second book in Veronica Roth's bestselling young adult novel series.
Thursday, 12 March 2015
Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, Kate Bosworth, Kristen Stewart, Hunter Parrish
Julianne Moore gives an Oscar-winning performance as Best Actress in this heart-breaking drama of life and loss. Fifty-year-old Alice Howland (Julianne Moore) leads a busy life as a Columbia University linguistics professor and mother of three. But lately she's been suffering from worrying mental lapses. Without telling her family, she decides to go for neurological tests. She then receives a devastating diagnosis: she has early-onset Alzheimer's disease. Even worse, her condition is genetic and her children stand a 50% chance of inheriting it. Alice struggles to hold on to her identity and dignity, with the support of her loving husband John (Alex Baldwin). As she makes the bold decision to live in the moment, she also reconnects with her aspiring actress daughter Lydia (Kristen Stewart). Writer/director duo Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland's adaptation of Lisa Genova's novel is a searingly honest portrayal of this cruellest of diseases. It is also an extremely moving and uplifting tale of courage.
Wednesday, 11 March 2015
Jennifer Lopez, Ryan Guzman, Kristin Chenoweth, John Corbett
Obsession spirals out of control in this erotic psychological thriller starring Jennifer Lopez. Schoolteacher Claire (Jennifer Lopez) is unhappily married to a cheating husband (John Corbett) with whom she has a young son. When handsome teenager Noah Sandborn (Ryan Guzman) moves next door to live with his uncle, he quickly strikes up a friendship with Claire. She then succumbs to his advances in a moment of emotional vulnerability. Claire immediately regrets this dalliance, but Noah is less willing to let go. He inveigles his way into her household and hacks her email account to have himself assigned to her class. Before long, his alarming obsession threatens to cost Claire her job and her family - unless she fights back! Ryan Guzman undergoes a chilling transformation in this dark, edge-of-seat erotic thriller from 'The Fast and the Furious' director Rob Cohen. Kristin Chenoweth leads a strong supporting cast.
Hugh Jackman, Sigourney Weaver, Sharlto Copley
A kidnapped robot is raised by a dysfunctional family in this sci fi comedy from the director of 'Elysium'. Chappie (Sharlto Copley) is kidnapped at birth by gangsters and raised by a strange family as their own son. But he's a robot! Sigourney Weaver and Hugh Jackman star in 'Elysium' director Neill Blomkamp's latest wildly imaginative sci fi movie.
Vince Vaughn, Tom Wilkinson, Dave Franco, Sienna Miller, June Diane Raphael, Ella Anderson, Nick Frost, James Marsden
Vince Vaughn headlines this hilarious comedy from the director of Delivery Man and The Grand Seduction. Dan Trunkman (Vince Vaughn) is a hard-working office drone who, after being told he has to take a pay cut, decides to set up his own business. Armed with only two employees ("one too young and one too old"), played by Tom Wilkinson and Dave Franco, he soon wins a lucrative deal in Germany and so the three start their journey to Europe to sort out the paperwork. Arriving to discover his old bosses (played by Sienna Miller and James Marsden) are competing for the same account, Dan's ideas about how to swing the deal in his favour aren't exactly conventional. Vince Vaughn reteams with the director of Delivery Man for this uproarious comedy co-starring Dave Franco (Now You See Me), Tom Wilkinson (Selma), Nick Frost (The World's End), James Marsden (X-Men) and Sienna Miller (American Sniper).
Sunday, 1 March 2015
Jonny Weston, Amy Landecker, Sofia Black-D'Elia, Gary Grubbs, Ginny Gardner, Katie Garfield, Sam Lerner, Gary Weeks
A group of teens travel back in time with shocking consequences in this cautionary sci fi thriller. Teenager David (Jonny Weston) is watching an old home movie of his seventh birthday party when he nearly jumps out of his skin. Rewinding the footage, he finds that his eyes did not deceive him. There, reflected in a mirror, is his teenage self! David recruits some friends to help solve the mystery. In his dad's old workshop, they find plans for a time machine and waste no time in constructing it. Then they have plenty of fun zipping back to beat bullies, correct their mistakes and win the lottery. But all this temporal tinkering comes with a heavy price tag. Their foolhardy exploits set in motion a life-threatening ripple effect through time. Blockbuster producer Michael Bay, of 'Transformers' fame, unites a bright young cast and a talented first-time director for this gripping time travel adventure.
Judi Dench, Richard Gere, Dev Patel, Bill Nighy, David Strathairn, Maggie Smith, Tamsin Greig, Penelope Wilton, Ronald Pickup, Tena Desae, Diana Hardcastle
Richard Gere checks in with the A-list cast for the continuing adventures of elderly Britons in an Indian retirement hotel. Jaipur's Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for the Elderly and Beautiful has become a huge success for ambitious young Sonny (Dev Patel). Muriel (Maggie Smith) is now installed as his business partner. Douglas (Bill Nighy) and Evelyn (Judi Dench) have also joined the workforce. And with new arrivals Lavinia (Tamsin Greig) and American writer Guy (Richard Gere) vying for the one remaining room, it's clearly time for expansion. But busy Sonny is also occupied by his impending marriage to Sunaina (Tena Desae). This love in the air seems to be contagious. Madge (Celia Imrie) swoons over suave, handsome Guy, while Douglas and Evelyn's romance continues to develop. The original director, writer and magnificent main cast of the delightful 2012 sleeper hit reunite for this eagerly anticipated sequel. Deliciously unexpected developments are promised!
Sunday, 15 February 2015
Monday, 9 February 2015
BAFTA Winner for Outstanding British Film, Adapted Screenplay and Leading Actor for Eddie Redmayne - The life-affirming, superbly acted true story of Stephen Hawking's first marriage. At a Cambridge University party in 1963, brilliant yet socially awkward physics postgraduate Stephen Hawking (Eddie Redmayne) meets literature student Jane Wilde (Felicity Jones). The attraction between them is immediate, and Jane more than holds her own against his fierce intellect. Stephen's advanced ideas about theoretical physics and cosmology also impress his tutor, Dennis Sciama (David Thewlis). But then he's given a devastating diagnosis of motor neurone disease and told he has just two years to live. Jane draws on her inner strength to stand by the man she loves as they face the future together. Oscar-winning 'Man on Wire' director James Marsh has a flair for telling incredible true stories. Adapted from Jane Hawking's memoir, this is a deeply moving, nuanced drama that doesn't shy away from the Hawkings' marital difficulties. It also benefits from a revelatory performance by Eddie Redmayne.
Sunday, 8 February 2015
Colin Firth stars as a suave super-spy in this gadget-packed action adventure from the creators of 'Kick-Ass'. Petty criminal Eggsy (Taron Egerton) is bright but troubled. Luckily, his father once saved the life of impeccably dressed secret agent Harry Hart (Colin Firth). Hart decides to repay the debt by recruiting Eggsy to his elite independent international intelligence organisation known as the Kingsmen. The uncouth young protege is entranced by all the amazing weapons and gadgets he'll get to play with, which even include a killer umbrella! But first he has to undergo a rigorous training regime. And now a sinister new global foe has emerged in the form of unspeakably evil Valentine (Samuel L. Jackson). Like the hit 'Kick-Ass', this hyper-real, stunt-filled espionage yarn is adapted by Jane Goldman from a comic book by Dave Gibbons and Mark Millar. Completing the reunited creative team is director Matthew Vaughn, whose credits also include 'X-Men: First Class'.