Monday, 23 March 2015

The Divergent Series: Insurgent

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

Still Alice

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

The Boy Next Door

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.

Unfinished Business

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

Project Almanac

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.

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

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!