In Cinemas February 2016

 

Amazonia (E)

Adventure | Family

Dir. Thierry Ragobert, France/Brazil, 2013, 83 mins

Unaware of the epic journey her beloved pet will embark on, a little girl bids her adorable baby monkey Sai goodbye as he boards a separate plane to their destination. However disaster strikes after the plane crashes and the pilot flees. Sai suddenly finds himself torn apart from everything he s known, stranded and lost in a vast and wild kingdom: the Amazon rainforest. Born in captivity and facing a strange new world, Sai befriends a variety of beautiful Amazonian creatures and opens his eyes to the exquisite spectacles of forest life. Avoiding sharp-taloned birds of prey, venomous boas and luxuriously alluring big cats, will Sai understand nature s danger and be able to find fellow capuchin monkeys in order to survive? Join Sai on this magically enchanting jungle adventure, as he discovers love, family and one of the most magnificent wonders on earth.

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Dad's Army (PG)

Comedy

Dir. Oliver Parker, UK, 2016

Cast: Catherine Zeta-Jones, Bill Nighy, Michael Gambon

It is 1944 and World War II is reaching its climax. The Allies are poised to invade France and finally defeat the German army. But in Walmington-on-Sea morale amongst the Home Guard is low. Their new mission then – to patrol the Dover army base – is a great chance to revive spirits and reputation, that is until glamorous journalist Rose Winters arrives to write about their exploits, setting the pulses racing and putting the local women on red alert. MI5 then discover a radio signal sent direct to Berlin from Walmington-on-Sea. There’s a spy on the loose! The outcome of the war is suddenly at stake, and it falls to our unlikely heroes to stand up and be counted.

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Goosebumps (PG)

Action | Adventure | Comedy

Dir. Rob Letterman, US/Australia, 2015, 103 mins

Cast: Jack Black, Dylan Minnette, Odeya Rush

Upset about moving from a big city to a small town, teenager Zach Cooper (Dylan Minnette) finds a silver lining when he meets the beautiful girl, Hannah (Odeya Rush), living right next door. But every silver lining has a cloud, and Zach’s comes when he learns that Hannah has a mysterious dad who is revealed to be R. L. Stine (Jack Black), the author of the bestselling Goosebumps series. It turns out that there is a reason why Stine is so strange… he is a prisoner of his own imagination – the monsters that his books made famous are real, and Stine protects his readers by keeping them locked up in their books. When Zach unintentionally unleashes the monsters from their manuscripts and they begin to terrorize the town, it’s suddenly up to Stine, Zach, and Hannah to get all of them back in the books where they belong.

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Janis: Little Girl Blue (15)

Documentary

Dir. Amy Berg, US, 2015, 103 mins

Cast: Janis Joplin, Cat Power

Janis Joplin is one of the most revered and iconic rock & roll singers of all time, a tragic and misunderstood figure who thrilled millions of listeners and blazed new creative trails before her death in 1971 at age 27. With Janis: Little Girl Blue, Oscar-nominated director Amy Berg (Deliver Us from Evil, West of Memphis) examines Joplin’s story in depth for the first time on film, presenting an intimate and insightful portrait of a complicated, driven, often beleaguered artist.

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Lee Scratch Perrys Vision Of Paradise (TBC)

Documentary | Biography | Music

Dir. Volker Schaner, Germany/UK/Switzerland, 2015, 123 mins

Cast (As themselves): Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Dennis Bovell, Irmin Schmidt

A thrilling, poetic narration with the legendary Lee Scratch Perry, this movie is a unique project in many ways: it’s not a biography but rather a fairytale documentary! The director followed Lee Perry for 15 years and discovered a story that is almost impossible to believe: a revelation, told about and with one of the major protagonists of contemporary music. It is a mind-blowing encounter with „The Prophet“ of the international Rastafari movement, one of the icons of the Black Power movement and “the” inventor of reggae and dub and it is also a humorous adventure of epic dimensions. The movie can be seen as a guide for how to change the world with music – with a positive attitude, mindset or, as Lee Perry calls it: “vibration”.

I was 14 when I discovered the music of Lee Perry and Bob Marley, and as a German teenager, it changed my life. Since then it has always been my greatest dream to make a film with Lee Perry, whose mastery also lies behind so many Bob Marley songs. Now, 32 years later, we are about to finish this very extraordinary project and finally fulfill this dream.

For the past 15 years I have been going to his house regularly, equipped with my camera and microphone. Over the years we became friends and now we are looking at an immense collection of intimate footage full of surprise, excitement and poetry. The making of this movie has been a long and deep process revealing a shy and extravagant artist who is commonly regarded as a genius.

The movie will always be the most intimate, extensive and fascinating adventure you can possibly have with Lee Perry, one of the most special and influential artists of all times. This project is unrepeatable. Prepare yourself for this unique experience: the „Vision Of Paradise“!

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Miss Hokusai (12A)

Animation | Biography | Drama

Dir. Keiichi Hara, Japan, 2015, 93 mins, Subtitles

Cast (Voice): Kumiko Asô, Gaku Hamada, Kengo Kôra

The time: 1814. The place: Edo, now known as Tokyo.

One of the highest populated cities in the world, teeming with peasants, samurai, townsmen, merchants, nobles, artists, courtesans, and perhaps even supernatural things.

A much accomplished artist of his time and now in his mid-fifties, Tetsuzo can boast clients from all over Japan, and tirelessly works in the garbage-loaded chaos of his house-atelier. He spends his days creating astounding pieces of art, from a giant-size Bodhidharma portrayed on a 180 square meter-wide sheet of paper, to a pair of sparrows painted on a tiny rice grain. Short-tempered, utterly sarcastic, with no passion for sake or money, he would charge a fortune for any job he is not really interested in.

Third of Tetsuzo’s four daughters and born out of his second marriage, outspoken 23-year-old O-Ei has inherited her father’s talent and stubbornness, and very often she would paint instead of him, though uncredited. Her art is so powerful that sometimes leads to trouble. “We’re father and daughter; with two brushes and four chopsticks, I guess we can always manage, in a way or another.”

Decades later, Europe was going to discover the immense talent of Tetsuzo. He was to become best known by one of his many names: Katsushika Hokusai. He would mesmerize Renoir and van Gogh, Monet and Klimt.

However, very few today are even aware of the woman who assisted him all his life, and greatly contributed to his art while remaining uncredited. This is the untold story of O-Ei, Master Hokusai’s daughter: a lively portrayal of a free-spirited woman overshadowed by her larger-than-life father, unfolding through the changing seasons.

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Point Break (12A)

Action | Crime | Thriller

Dir. Ericson Core, Germany/China/US, 2015

Cast: Teresa Palmer, Luke Bracey, Édgar Ramírez

A young FBI agent, Johnny Utah (Luke Bracey), infiltrates a cunning team of thrill-seeking elite athletes – led by the charismatic Bodhi (Edgar Ramirez). The athletes are suspected of carrying out a spate of crimes in extremely unusual ways.

Deep undercover, and with his life in imminent danger, Utah strives to prove they are the architects of this string of inconceivable crimes.

Inspired by the classic 1991 hit starring Patrick Swayze and Keanu Reeves.

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Rams (15)

Drama

Dir. Grímur Hákonarson, Iceland/Denmark/Norway/Poland, 2015, 93 mins, Subtitles

Cast: Sigurður Sigurjónsson, Theodór Júlíusson, Charlotte Bøving

In a secluded valley in Iceland, Gummi and Kiddi live side by side, tending to their sheep. Their ancestral sheep-stock is considered one of the country’s best and the two brothers are repeatedly awarded for their prized rams who carry an ancient lineage. Although they share the land and a way of life, Gummi and Kiddi have not spoken to each other in four decades. When a lethal disease suddenly infects Kiddi’s sheep, the entire valley comes under threat. The authorities decide to cull all the animals in the area to contain the outbreak. This is a near death sentence for the farmers, whose sheep are their main source of income, and many abandon their land. But Gummi and Kiddi don’t give up so easily – and each brother tries to stave off the disaster in his own fashion: Kiddi by using his rifle and Gummi by using his wits. As the authorities close in the brothers will need to come together to save the special breed passed down for generations, and themselves, from extinction.

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Strangerland (12)

Drama | Thriller

Dir. Kim Farrant, Australia/Ireland, 2015, 112 mins

Cast: Nicole Kidman, Joseph Fiennes, Hugo Weaving

Newcomers to the remote Australian desert town of Nathgari, Catherine and Matthew Parker’s lives are flung into crisis when they discover their two teenage kids, Tommy and Lily, have mysteriously disappeared just before a massive dust storm hits. With Nathgari eerily smothered in red dust and darkness, the townsfolk join the search led by local cop, David Rae. It soon becomes apparent that something terrible may have happened to Tommy and Lily. Suspicions run riot, rumours spread and public opinion turns savagely against the Parkers. With temperatures rising and the chances of survival plummeting with each passing day, Catherine and Matthew find themselves pushed to the brink as they struggle to survive the mystery of their children’s fate.

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Taking Stock (15)

Comedy | Crime | Drama

Dir. Maeve Murphy, UK, 2015, 75 mins

Cast: Kelly Brook, Georgia Groome, Scot Williams

Who hasn’t joked or fantasized about robbing a bank? In Taking Stock, it is done by the most unlikely person: shop assistant/out of work actress Kate. Recently made redundant from her shop job, Kate is inspired by photos of Bonnie Parker. She gathers a gang from her shop assistant friends and comes up with a plot to rob the shop; but where is her Clyde?

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Trumbo (15)

Biography | Drama

Dir. Jay Roach, US, 2015, 124 mins

Cast: Bryan Cranston, Elle Fanning, Diane Lane

The successful career of 1940s screenwriter Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston) comes to a crushing end when he and other Hollywood figures are blacklisted for their political beliefs. TRUMBO (directed by Jay Roach) tells the story of his fight against the U.S. government and studio bosses in a war over words and freedom, which entangled everyone in Hollywood from Hedda Hopper (Helen Mirren) and John Wayne to Kirk Douglas and Otto Preminger.

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Deadpool (15)

Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi

Dir. Tim Miller, US, 2016, 

Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, Gina Carano

Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, DEADPOOL tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.

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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (15)

Action | Horror

Dir. Burr Steers, US, 2016

Cast: Lena Headey, Lily James, Matt Smith

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES is a fresh twist on Jane Austen’s widely celebrated novel. A mysterious plague has fallen upon 19th century England, the land is overrun with the undead and feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet is a master of martial arts and weaponry. Casting aside personal and social prejudices, Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy must unite on the blood-soaked battlefield to rid the country of the zombie menace and discover their true love for one another.

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Survival Instinct (15)

Action | Horror | Thriller

Dir. Steve Lawson, UK, 2016, 75 Mins

Cast: Andrew Coughlan, Helen Crevel, Isabella Nash

Compared by critics to Wolf Creek and Eden Lake and described as one of best British horror films of recent years, Survival Instinct takes danger and thrills to the ultimate level.

On a road trip from London to a remote area of Derbyshire’s Peak District, Stacey and Thom’s car overheats and Stacey is forced to set out on foot in search of water for the engine. Instead she encounters Weaver and his teenage son Rex, two locals on an illegal hunting expedition.

After a fatal accident occurs, all hell breaks loose as Weaver’s determination to hide his actions from the authorities leads him to relentlessly pursue Stacey across the dangerous terrain of the Peak District, culminating in a deadly showdown.

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A Bigger Splash (15)

Crime | Drama | Mystery

Dir. Luca Guadagnino, Italy/France, 2015, 120 mins

Cast: Dakota Johnson, Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton

Rock legend Marianne Lane is recuperating on the volcanic island of Pantelleria with her partner Paul when iconoclast record producer and old flame Harry unexpectedly arrives with his daughter Penelope and interrupts their holiday, bringing with him an A-bomb blast of nostalgia from which there can be no rescue.

A BIGGER SPLASH is a sensuous portrait of desire, jealousy and rock and roll, under the Mediterranean sun.

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Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip (U)

Animation | Adventure | Comedy

Dir. Walt Becker, US, 2015, 86 mins

Cast: Bella Thorne, Kaley Cuoco, Anna Faris

Through a series of misunderstandings, Alvin, Simon and Theodore come to believe that Dave is going to propose to his new girlfriend in Miami…and dump them. They have three days to get to him and stop the proposal, saving themselves not only from losing Dave but possibly from gaining a terrible stepbrother.

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Concussion (12)

Drama | Sport

Dir. Peter Landesman, UK, 2015, 106 mins

Cast: Will Smith, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Stephen Moyer

Dramatic thriller based on the incredible true David vs. Goliath story of American immigrant Dr. Bennet Omalu, the brilliant forensic neuropathologist who made the first discovery of CTE, a football-related brain trauma, in a pro player and fought for the truth to be known. Omalu’s emotional quest puts him at dangerous odds with one of the most powerful institutions in the world.

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Green Inferno, The (18)

Adventure | Horror

Dir. Eli Roth, Chile/US, 2013, 100 mins

Cast: Lorenza Izzo, Ariel Levy, Aaron Burns

In New York, college student Justine joins a group of activists led by Alejandro who invites her to travel to Peru to protest against a timber industry that is destroying the Amazon rain forest. The group uses their cellphones to film the destruction and post the footages online.  As the group is returning to civilization, their  plane blows-up and crashes into the forest. Soon the survivors discover that they are not alone and they are abduct by a tribe of Indians. But their nightmare becomes worse when they realize that the Indians are cannibals.

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Homme Less (TBC)

Documentary | Biography

Dir. Thomas Wirthensohn, Austria/US, 2014, 87 mins

Cast: Mark Reay

HOMME LESS is about the underbelly of the American Dream, the hidden backyard of our society. Mark’s life stands as a metaphor for the struggle of the vanishing middle class in America. But it’s also a film about the relationship between New York City and one of its residents. New York is not simply a beautiful backdrop for this story. She’s the antagonist that dictates the direction M’s life is going in. The joy and pain, the love and hate, the success and denial New York is teasing him with, the hardship he is going through in order to stay in her grace and the inventiveness he comes up with to be with her are all unique.

Mark walks the streets of Manhattan looking like a millionaire, wearing designer suits and expensive leather shoes. He seems to be well off, and works in the prestigious fashion and movie business. He is eloquent, charming and good looking, and obviously has a lot going for him. But while during the day he pursues a ‘normal’ life, late at night he goes to a place where the American Dream has turned into a nightmare.

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Iron Giant: Signature Edition, The (PG)

Animation | Action | Adventure

Dir. Brad Bird, US, 1999, 86 mins

Cast: Eli Marienthal, Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Aniston

When “The Iron Giant” arrived in theaters in 1999, it was hailed as an “instant classic” by Joe Morgenstern of The Wall Street Journal, and the world soon learned another giant had arrived as well: filmmaker Brad Bird, who made his stunning directorial debut with this film and has gone on to win two Oscars, as well as worldwide acclaim for his work on both animated and live-action features. Winner of nine Annie Awards, “The Iron Giant” is being re-mastered and enhanced with two all-new scenes.

The film takes place in October of 1957, when America had plenty to be worried about. Rock ’n’ roll. Television. The bomb. And on the fourth day of that month, the Soviets successfully launched the first manmade satellite, Sputnik, into orbit. The space race had officially begun. The Cold War just got colder. People were unsure about their neighbors, even questioning their friends.

In the small town of Rockwell, Maine, Annie Hughes (voice of Jennifer Aniston) is just worried about putting supper on the table for herself and her nine-year-old son, Hogarth (voice of Eli Marienthal). A single mother holding down a job at the local diner, Annie has her hands full with Hogarth—headstrong and imaginative, always on the lookout for the latest attempted takeover by mutant aliens or subversive invaders.

So when a local fisherman comes into the diner with a tall tale about a huge metal man falling into the sea, the only one to pay him much attention is Hogarth, who sets out exploring to find the enormous robot. What he does find is a 50-foot giant with an insatiable appetite for metal and a childlike curiosity about its new world.

Rumors of everything from an alien invasion to a Russian secret weapon bent on destroying Rockwell soon spread through the small town, prompting the arrival of government agent Kent Mansley (voiced by Christopher McDonald). Keeping one step ahead of Mansley, Hogarth convinces his beatnik friend Dean (voiced by Harry Connick, Jr.) to hide the Iron Giant (voiced by Vin Diesel) in Dean’s junkyard.

But it isn’t long before the rumors turn into paranoia—the situation escalates and the possible destruction of Rockwell looms. Hogarth turns to his friend, the Iron Giant, who ultimately finds its humanity by unselfishly saving the town’s residents from their own fears and prejudices.

In times like these, you really find out what your friends are made of…sometimes, it’s even metal.

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Jem and the Holograms (PG)

Adventure | Drama | Fantasy

Dir. Jon M. Chu, US, 2015, 106 mins

Cast: Aubrey Peeples, Stefanie Scott, Aurora Perrineau

As a small-town girl catapults from underground video sensation to global superstar, she and her three sisters begin a one-in-a-million journey of discovering that some talents are too special to keep hidden. In Universal Pictures’ Jem and the Holograms, four aspiring musicians will take the world by storm when they see that the key to creating your own destiny lies in finding your own voice.

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Noble (15)

Biography | Drama

Dir. Stephen Bradley, UK /Vietnam, 2015, 100 mins

Cast: Deirdre O’Kane, Sarah Greene, Gloria Cramer Curtis

Vietnam. 1989. Fourteen years after the end of the war. When Irish-woman Christina Noble flies into Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) she leaves behind an extraordinary life story. But the best is yet to come. Christina lands in a country that she wouldn t be able to show you on a map . With a few dollars, a dream and her own hard-won abilities, she is about to change everything, for hundreds of thousands of people. Shifting between past and present, the film concentrates on Christina s strength of character, as she uses music and humour to pursue a seemingly impossible dream, always following her motto that a little insane goes a long way. NOBLE is the inspirational true story of a woman who believes that it only takes one person to make a difference. And of how she is proved right.

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Oddball And The Penguins (U)

Family

Dir. Stuart McDonald, Australia, 2015, 95 mins

Cast: Alan Tudyk, Sarah Snook, Shane Jacobson

The true story about an eccentric chicken farmer (Shane Jacobson) who, with the help of his granddaughter, trains his mischievous dog Oddball to protect a wild penguin sanctuary from fox attacks and in the process tries to reunite his family and save their seaside town.

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Survivalist, The (18)

Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

Dir. Stephen Fingleton, UK, 2015, 104 Mins

Cast: Mia Goth, Andrew Simpson, Martin McCann

The story of a man in a time of starvation, living off the grid since before the grid went down. Growing food on a small farm hidden deep in a forest, he protects his land from thieves and foragers with man traps and a shotgun. But the long years alone have taken their toll on him, and he is beginning to lose his grip on reality. His isolation is broken by two visitors; Kathryn and her teenage daughter, Milja. They are starving and desperate for food. Initially reluctant to share any, he relents when they offer a night with Milja. The exchange becomes an uneasy ongoing arrangement; as Kathryn schemes to take control of the farm, and the Survivalist finds his feelings growing for her daughter. When the farm comes under attack from outsiders, they find they must work together to survive, developing loyalties which will be tested when food runs short.

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Welcome to Leith (15)

Documentary | Thriller

Dirs. Michael Beach Nichols, Christopher K. Walker, US, 2015, 85 mins

‘Welcome to Leith’ is a feature documentary chronicling the attempted takeover of a small town in North Dakota by notorious white supremacist Craig Cobb. Filmed in the days leading up to Cobb’s arrest for terrorizing the townspeople on an armed patrol and his subsequent release from jail six months later, the film is an eerie document of American DIY ideals.

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Zoolander 2 (12)

Comedy

Dir. Ben Stiller, US, 2016

Cast: Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Will Ferrell

Dim male model Derek Zoolander is back in Ben Stiller’s side-splitting sequel to his comedy classic. Fifteen years have passed since pouty Derek Zoolander (Ben Stiller) bestrode the world like a colossus as the world’s greatest male fashion model. Today, Derek and his catwalk rival-turned-friend Hansel (Owen Wilson) find themselves cruelly dismissed as old and irrelevant. But then someone starts murdering the world’s most beautiful people, who are all found sporting Derek’s iconic Blue Steel look. Baffled Interpol Fashion Division agent Valentina (Penelope Cruz) recruits our heroes to go undercover in the world of high fashion, which is now dominated by plastic surgery enthusiast Alexanya Atoz (Kristen Wiig). Delighted to find themselves back in the game, Derek and Hansel soon find that all roads lead to their old foe, Mugatu (Will Ferrell). Ben Stiller’s long-awaited sequel to his much-loved fashion industry satire includes a host of great star cameos, from Benedict Cumberbatch to Justin Bieber.

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Bone Tomahawk (18)

Horror | Western

Dir. S. Craig Zahler, US, 2015, 132 mins

Cast: Kurt Russell, Richard Jenkins, Patrick Wilson, Sean Young, Matthew Fox, Lili Simmons, David Arquette, Zahn McClarnon,Kathryn Morris

When a group of cannibal savages kidnaps settlers from the small town of Bright Hope, an unlikely team of gunslingers, led by Sheriff Franklin Hunt, sets out to bring them home. But their enemy is more ruthless than anyone could have imagined, putting their mission – and survival itself – in serious jeopardy. This is a gritty action-packed thriller chronicling a terrifying rescue mission in the Old West.

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Chronic (15)

Drama

Dir. Michel Franco, US, 2015, 106 mins

Cast: Tim Roth, Tate Ellington, Bitsie Tulloch

David is a nurse who works with terminally ill patients. Efficient and dedicated to his profession, he develops strong – even intimate – relationships with each person he cares for. But outside of his work David is ineffectual, awkward and reserved. He needs each patient as much as they need him. For years he has carried a burden of guilt and remorse. Now the weight has grown unbearable – David must return and face his past in order to heal.

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Finest Hours, The (12A)

Adventure | Biography | Drama

Dir. Craig Gillespie, US, 2016

Cast: Chris Pine, Ben Foster, Holliday Grainger

A heroic action-thriller, The Finest Hours is the remarkable true story of the greatest small boat rescue in Coast Guard history.

On February 18, 1952, a massive nor’easter struck New England, pummeling towns along the Eastern seaboard and wreaking havoc on the ships caught in its deadly path, including the SS Pendleton, a T-2 oil tanker bound for Boston, which was literally ripped in half, trapping more than 30 sailors inside its rapidly-sinking stern. As the senior officer on board, first assistant engineer Ray Sybert (Casey Affleck) soon realizes it is up to him to take charge of the frightened crew and inspire the men to set aside their differences and work together to ride out one of the worst storms to ever hit the East Coast. Meanwhile, as word of the disaster reaches the U.S. Coast Guard station in Chatham, Massachusetts, Warrant Officer Daniel Cluff (Eric Bana) orders a daring operation to rescue the stranded men. Despite overwhelming odds, four men, led by Coast Guard Captain Bernie Webber (Chris Pine), set out in a wooden lifeboat with an ill-equipped engine and little, if any, means of navigation, facing frigid temperatures, 60-foot high waves and hurricane-force winds.

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Freeheld (12)

Biography | Drama | Romance

Dir. Peter Sollett, US, 2015, 103 mins

Cast: Julianne Moore, Ellen Page, Steve Carell

Diagnosed with terminal cancer, decorated New Jersey detective Laurel Hester (Julianne Moore) wishes to leave her pension benefits to domestic partner Stacie Andree (Ellen Page). Denied by local county officials, Laurel receives help from hard-nosed colleague Dane Wells (Michael Shannon) and activist Steven Goldstein (Steve Carell), who unite to rally fellow police officers and ordinary citizens to support the couple’s fight for equality.

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How to be Single (15)

Comedy | Romance

Dir. Christian Ditter, US, 2016

Cast: Dakota Johnson, Alison Brie, Rebel Wilson

New York City is full of lonely hearts seeking the right match, and what Alice, Robin, Lucy, Meg, Tom and David all have in common is the need to learn how to be single in a world filled with ever-evolving definitions of love.

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Mavis (PG)

Documentary | Biography | Music

Dir. Jessica Edwards, US, 2015, 80 mins

Cast: Mavis Staples, Adam Ayres, Gene Barge

Mavis! is the first feature-length documentary on gospel/soul music legend and civil rights icon Mavis Staples and her family group, the Staple Singers. From the delta-inflected gospel sound she helped pioneer in the 1950s, to the “message songs” of the civil rights era marching beside Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., to massive hits such as “I’ll Take You There” in
 the soul-filled Stax era, and her recent Grammy-winning work with Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy, Mavis Staples is one of the most influential and enduring vocalists of our time and a true American icon.

With dynamic live performances, rarely-seen archival footage and conversations with friends and collaborators like Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt, Jeff Tweedy, Levon Helm, Chuck D, Al Bell, Julian Bond, Sharon Jones and more,Mavis! reveals the struggles and successes of her journey. Through a 60-year career crossing music genres and societal shifts, Mavis has managed to transform herself as she goes, yet never alter. She occupies a singular place in American music: a soldier of love and peace whose fight continues. At 75, she’s making the most vital music of her career, and her message of equality is needed now more than ever.

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Orthodox (18)

Crime | Drama

Dir. David Leon, UK, 2015, 98 mins

Cast: Stephen Graham, Christopher Fairbank, Michael Smiley

Benjamin, a boy bullied for his Jewish faith, takes up boxing as a means of self-defense, alienating himself from his religious community. As an adult caught between two worlds, his desperation to provide for his family becomes the catalyst for a devastating series of events that ensures he may never find the acceptance he has always craved.

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Triple Nine (15)

Crime | Drama

Dir. John Hillcoat, US, 2016, 115 mins

Cast: Teresa Palmer, Gal Gadot, Kate Winslet

A crew of dirty cops is blackmailed by the Russian mob to execute a virtually impossible heist. The only way to pull it off is to manufacture a 999, police code for “officer down”. Their plan is turned upside down when the unsuspecting rookie they set up to die foils the attack, triggering a breakneck, action-packed finale filled with double-crosses, greed and revenge.

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Grimsby (15)

Comedy

Dir.Louis Leterrier, UK, 2016

Cast: Isla Fisher, Penélope Cruz, Sacha Baron Cohen

MI6’s top assassin (Mark Strong) has a brother. Unfortunately for him, he’s an English football hooligan (Sacha Baron Cohen) from the town of Grimsby.

Nobby has everything a man from the poor English fishing town of Grimsby could want – 9 children and the most attractive girlfriend in northern England (Rebel Wilson).

There’s only one thing missing in his life: his little brother, Sebastian. After they were adopted by different families as children, Nobby spent 28 years searching for him. Upon hearing of his location, Nobby sets off to reunite with his brother, unaware that not only is his brother an MI6 agent, but he’s just uncovered a plot that puts the world in danger.

On the run and wrongfully accused, Sebastian realizes that if he is going to save the world, he will need the help of its biggest idiot.

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Benefactor, The (15)

Drama

Dir. Andrew Renzi, US, 2015, 90 Mins

Cast: Richard Gere, Dakota Fanning, Theo James

Francis L. Watts (Richard Gere) is an affluent business man living in Philadelphia. But despite his wealth and connections, he is still grieving over the death of his friends, caused by a tragic car crash he was responsible for years ago. In an attempt to relieve his pain and guilt, something that his morphine addiction can t fix, he gets back into the lives of his friend s daughter and her husband. But after showering them with gifts and new prospects, things quickly sour. What follows is a desperate man s attempts to keep hold of his life, while everything around him falls apart.

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Exposed (15)

Crime | Thriller

Dir. Declan Dale, US, 2016, 102 Min

Cast: Ana de Armas, Keanu Reeves, Christopher McDonald

New York City Detective Scotty Galban (Keanu Reeves: John Wick, The Matrix Trilogy) investigates the brutal murder of his partner. Among the limited evidence, he finds a photograph of young teacher Isabel De La Cruz (Ana de Armas: Knock Knock, Arms and the Dudes) who he believes may also be a witness. As Galban gets closer to solving the case and finding the killer’s motives, Isabel may hold secrets of her own.

Co-starring Academy Award® Winner Mira Sorvino (Mighty Aphrodite, Mimic), Hip Hop legend Big Daddy Kane and produced by Keanu Reeves and Cassian Elwes (Wild Card, Lawless, Dallas Buyers Club), Exposed is a slick and stylish crime thriller.

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Forest, The (15)

Horror

Dir. Jason Zada, US, 2016

Cast: Natalie Dormer, Taylor Kinney, Yukiyoshi Ozawa

While investigating the disappearance of her twin sister, a young American (Natalie Dormer) encounters the tormented spirits of Japan’s mysterious and legendary Aokigahara Forest.

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Hexecutioners, The (TBC)

Horror

Dir. Jesse Thomas Cook, Canada, 2016, 95 Min

Cast: Liv Collins, Sarah Power, Timothy Burd

Two disparate young women working for a company that conducts euthanasia are dispatched to a remote estate to perform a custom assisted-suicide ritual, but unwittingly summon the wraiths of a Death Cult that once inhabited the property.

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King Jack (15)

Adventure

Dirs. Felix Thompson, US, 2015

Cast: Charlie Plummer, Cory Nichols, Christian Madsen

Jack is a fifteen year-old delinquent stuck in a run-down small town. Trapped in a violent feud with a cruel older bully and facing another bout of summer school, Jack’s got all the problems he can handle. So when Jack’s aunt falls ill and his runty younger cousin must stay with him for the weekend the last thing Jack wants to do is look after him. Unfortunately no one really cares what Jack wants. Set over a hazy summer weekend, King Jack is a tough and tender coming of age story about friendship and finding happiness in bleak surroundings.

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Propaganda Game, The (15)

Documentary | History | News

Dir. Álvaro Longoria, Spain, 2015, 75 Mins

North Korea, formerly known as the hermit kingdom, is perhaps the largest source of instability as regards world peace. Its border is one of the most militarized in the world. The lack of impartial information, both inside and coming out of the country, is the perfect setting for a propaganda war, which will be analyzed in the film through numerous examples of the surprising way in which information is manipulated, in and about North Korea. Alejandro Cao de Benos, the sole foreigner who works for the DPRK Government, and many locals will show us their vision of the reality in North Korea. The other side of the story will be reflected through interviews to South Korean citizens, human rights advocates, diplomats and propaganda experts.

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Secret In Their Eyes (15)

Mystery | Thriller

Dir. Billy Ray, US, 2015,

Cast: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Nicole Kidman, Julia Roberts

A tight-knit team of rising investigators – Ray and Jess, along with their supervisor Claire – is suddenly torn apart when they discover that Jess’s teenage daughter has been brutally and inexplicably murdered. Now, thirteen years later, after obsessively searching every day for the elusive killer, Ray finally uncovers a new lead that he’s certain can permanently resolve the case, nail the vicious murderer, and bring long-desired closure to his team. No one is prepared, however, for the shocking, unspeakable secret that will reveal the enduring, destructive effects of personal vengeance on the human soul.

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