In Cinemas June 2015

1971

Documentary | History | Thriller

Dir. Johanna Hamilton, US, 2014, 79 mins

Cast: Rich Graff, Lauren A. Kennedy, Dennis Brito

On March 8, 1971 eight ordinary citizens broke into an FBI office in Media, Pennsylvania, a town just outside Philadelphia, took hundreds of secret files, and shared them with the public. In doing so, they uncovered the FBI’s vast and illegal regime of spying and intimidation of Americans exercising their First Amendment rights.

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Black Coal, Thin Ice

Crime | Drama | Mystery | World

Dir. Yi’nan Diao, China, 2014, 106 mins, subtitles

Cast: Fan Liao, Lun Mei Gwei, Xue Bing Wang

Ex-cop Zhang Zili, seriously wounded five years earlier while working on a gruesome coal-plant murder case, was forced to retire from the police force due to his injuries. Five years later, the killer strikes again, and Zhang, now a factory security guard is determined to redeem himself and solve the case on his own. After his investigation, he discovers that all of the victims seem to be related to a mysterious woman named Wu Zhizhen who works in a dry cleaning shop. Zhang ends up falling in love with her, but in uncovering the truth finds himself in great danger.

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Dil Dhadakne Do

Bollywood | Drama | Romance | World

Dir. Zoya Akhtar, India, 2015, in Hindi

Cast: Farhan Akhtar, Ranveer Singh, Priyanka Chopra

A story about a dysfunctional Punjabi family.

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Electric Boogaloo: The Wild Untold Story Of Cannon Films (18)

Documentary

Dir. Mark Hartley, Australia/Rest Of The World, 2014, 107 mins

Cast (as themselves):  Dolph Lundgren, Molly Ringwald, Tobe Hooper, Richard Chamberlin, Elliot Gould, Franco Nero, Bo Derek, Franco Zeffirelli, Alex Winter

The highly entertaining story of Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus, two movie-obsessed immigrant cousins in pursuit of the American dream, who took on the movie establishment and launched an indie studio that would go on to produce over 120 exploitation films from 1979-1989. Responsible for ‘B’ movies such as the Death Wish sequels, they launched the careers of action heroes like Chuck Norris, made musicals and comedies like Breakin’ and Last American Virgin as well as taking risks on independent film directors like John Cassavetes.

Disrupting the studio film system Golan and Globus’ passion and unique style changed the way movies were marketed forever and at one point made them the kings of Cannes – until their demise for overpromising and commercially under-delivering on titles like Masters of the Universe and Superman IV, The Quest for Peace.

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Four Corners (15)

Crime | Thriller | World

Dir. Ian Gabriel, South Africa, 2013, 114 mins, some subtitles

Cast:  Brendon Daniels, Jezzriel Skei, Lindiwe Matshikiza

Four Corners constructs diverse story threads in this explosive narrative around family, community, and the urgent Rights of the Child issues that surround the emergence of South African street gangs. This coming of age thriller probes the reality of everyday life in the ‘forgotten’ Cape Flats, where forced removals and historic manipulation of the status and rights of communities have contributed to the levels of trauma and displacement suffered by families caught in an ongoing gang war. As a young boy comes of age, a father searches for his long lost son in streets divided by that war, and the devastating role of the 100 year old Number Gang comes to the fore – allocating, usurping  and controlling notions of family and identity. At the climax the young boy is forced to make a choice between the family of the gangs and the real family he’s never known. 

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Insidious: Chapter 3 (15)

Horror

Dir. Leigh Whannell, US, 2015

Cast: Dermot Mulroney, Stefanie Scott, Angus Sampson, Lin Shaye

The newest chapter in the terrifying horror series is written and directed by franchise co-creator Leigh Whannell. This chilling prequel, set before the haunting of the Lambert family, reveals how gifted psychic Elise Rainier (Lin Shaye) reluctantly agrees to use her ability to contact the dead in order to help a teenage girl (Stefanie Scott) who has been targeted by a dangerous supernatural entity.

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Listen Up Philip (15)

Comedy | Drama

Dir. Alex Ross Perry, US, 2014, 108 mins

Cast: Jason Schwartzman, Elisabeth Moss, Krysten Ritter,Jonathan Pryce, Joséphine de La Baume

Anger rages in Philip as he awaits the publication of his second novel. He feels pushed out of his adopted home city by the constant crowds and noise, a deteriorating relationship with his photographer girlfriend Ashley, and his own indifference to promoting the novel. When Philip’s idol Ike Zimmerman offers his isolated summer home as a refuge, he finally gets the peace and quiet to focus on his favorite subject: himself.

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Queen and Country (15)

Drama

Dir. John Boorman, Ireland/France/Romania, 2014, 115 mins

Cast: Callum Turner, Caleb Landry Jones, Pat Shortt, David Thewlis, Richard E. Grant

A sequel to the multi-Oscar® nominated 1987 film ‘Hope and Glory’.

1943: Bill Rohan is 9, overjoyed that his school has been ruined by a stray Luftwaffe bomb, but saddened by the departure of his older sister, pregnant by a Canadian soldier and emigrating to the new world. A decade on, 1952: 18 year old Bill’s (Callum Turner) idyllic life at his family’s riverside home is shattered after he is called up for two years’ conscription in the Army.

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Second Coming (15)

Drama

Dir. Debbie tucker Green, UK, 2014, 105 mins

Cast: Nadine Marshall, Idris Elba, Kai Francis Lewis

London, now. Jackie is pregnant and knows it’s not her husband Mark’s. She says she’s slept with nobody else. Mark and their son JJ don’t know what to say. SECOND COMING follows this close family over a year as they navigate their way through family life in the aftermath of an unexplained pregnancy.

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Shooting for Socrates (PG)

Comedy | Drama | Sport

Dir. James Erskine, UK, 2014, 91 mins

Cast: Conleth Hill, John Hannah, Richard Dormer

A David and Goliath story set in Belfast against the backdrop of the 1986 World Cup. In a Northern Ireland divided on religious lines, nine-year-old Tommy learns to make sense of his world through his passion for football and his father’s love of Greek philosophy. Meanwhile, the country’s football team, a collection of ringers and misfits, are pitted against a modern day Goliath – the Brazilian football team, led by the remarkable politician/philosopher/footballing genius Socrates de Souza who pronounces “victory is secondary, what matters is joy”. This joyous comedy is about following your dreams, no matter where you come from, and losing your heart to the “beautiful game”.

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Spy (15)

Action | Comedy

Dir. Paul Feig, US, 2015, 120 mins

Cast:  Melissa McCarthy, Jason Statham, Rose Byrne, Morena Baccarin, Jude Law, Miranda Hart

Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy) is an unassuming, deskbound CIA analyst, and the unsung hero behind the Agency’s most dangerous missions. But when her partner (Jude Law) falls off the grid and another top agent (Jason Statham) is compromised, she volunteers to go deep undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent a global disaster.

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Survivor (12)

Action | Thriller

Dir. James McTeigue, US/UK, 2015 mins, 97 mins

Cast: Milla Jovovich, Pierce Brosnan, Emma Thompson,James D’Arcy, Dylan McDermott, Angela Bassett

Milla Jovovich stars in a thriller about a State Department employee newly posted to the American embassy in London, where she is charged with stopping terrorists from getting into the U.S. Putting her in the line of fire: targeted for death, framed for crimes she didn’t commit, discredited and on the run. Now she must find a way to clear her name and stop a large-scale terrorist attack set for New Year’s Eve in New York’s Times Square.

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Age Of Kill (18)

Action | Thriller

Dir. Neil Jones, UK, 2015

Cast: Philip Davis, Dexter Fletcher, April Pearson, Martin Kemp, Nick Moran, Patrick Bergin, Dani Dyer

The story of disgraced special ops sniper Sam Blake (Martin Kemp), who is plunged into a world of darkness when his daughter (Dani Dyer) is taken hostage by a mysterious terrorist. Out of options and with no one to turn to, Blake is forced to carry out their evil bidding and must assassinate six seemingly random targets within six hours on the streets of London.

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Freaks (R/I)

Drama | Horror

Dir. Tod Browning, US, 1932, 64 mins, B/W

Cast: Wallace Ford, Olga Baclanova, Leila Hyams

A circus trapeze artist, Cleopatra, takes an interest in Hans, a midget who works in the circus sideshow. Her interest however is in the money Hans will be inheriting and she is actually carrying on an affair with another circus performer, Hercules. Hans’s fiancée does her best to convince him that he is being used but to no avail. At their wedding party, a drunken Cleopatra tells the sideshow freaks just what she thinks of them. Together, the freaks decide to make her one of their own.

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Hamari Adhuri Kahaani

Bollywood | Drama 

Dir. Mohit Suri, India, 2015, in Hindi

Cast: Emraan Hashmi, Vidya Balan, Rajkumar Rao

An intense, romantic love story.

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Jurassic World (3D)

Action | Adventure | Sci-fi 

Dir. Colin Trevorrow, US, 2015

Cast: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Vincent D’onofrio, Judy Greer

Twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park (1993), Isla Nublar now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World, as originally envisioned by John Hammond. After 10 years of operation and visitor rates declining, in order to fulfill a corporate mandate, a new attraction is created to re-spark visitor’s interest, which backfires horribly.

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London Road (15)

Adventure | Musical | Mystery | Thriller

Dir. Rufus Norris, UK, 2015, 91 mins

Cast: Tom Hardy, Olivia Coleman, Kate Fleetwood

‘London Road’ documents the events that shook Suffolk in 2006, when the quiet rural town of Ipswich was shattered by the discovery of the bodies of five women. The residents of London Road had struggled for years with frequent soliciting and kerb-crawling on their street. The film follows the community who found themselves at the epicentre of the tragic events. Using their own words set to an innovative musical score, ‘London Road’ tells a moving story of ordinary people coming together during the darkest of experiences.

Hailed as a remarkable, ground-breaking work during two sell-out runs at the National Theatre, the feature film adaptation of ‘London Road’ reunites the award winning team.

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Look of Silence, The (15)

Documentary

Dir. Joshua Oppenheimer, Denmark/UK/Rest of the World, 2014, 103 mins

Cast: Not known

Joshua Oppenheimer’s powerful companion piece to the Oscar®-nominated ‘The Act of Killing’. Through Oppenheimer’s footage of perpetrators of the 1965 Indonesian genocide, a family of survivors discovers how their son was murdered, as well as the identities of the killers. The documentary focuses on the youngest son, an optometrist named Adi, who decides to break the suffocating spell of submission and terror by doing something unimaginable in a society where the murderers remain in power: he confronts the men who killed his brother and, while testing their eyesight, asks them to accept responsibility for their actions. This unprecedented film initiates and bears witness to the collapse of fifty years of silence.

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Misfits, The (R/I) (PG)

Drama | Romance | Western

Dir. John Huston, US, 1961, 124 mins, B/W

Cast: Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe, Montgomery Clift

Nevada, the “leave it” state: a gathering ground for misfits, burnouts, empty bottles and spare atom bombs. It’s home to a host of interesting strangers: Roslyn; a beautiful but naive woman, reeling from a shotgun divorce, who has never stepped foot out of Reno, and Guido and Gay; a pair of erstwhile cowboys with a half-finished house in the sticks and bittersweet memories of a west that’s no longer wild.

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Unhallowed Ground (15)

Horror | Thriller

Dir. Russell England, UK, 2015, 97 mins

Cast: Ameet Chana, Poppy Drayton, Marcus Griffiths

A group of students from single-sex private schools, spend a night patrolling the eerie grounds of the historic Dhoultham School as part of an initiative with the British Army to provide rich kids with basic military training. 

As each hour passes the teenagers witness a series of increasingly disturbing, ghostly occurrences. Personal conflicts are magnified and details of the school’s horrific secrets bubble to the surface. The ante is upped by two thieves who have chosen the night to conduct a heist on the school Archive: a vault of priceless historical documents. As the supernatural encounters begin to take a malevolent turn, the students realise they must escape Dhoultham before the night’s end. The only problem is they have all been separated; trapped in a labyrinth of ghosts, pistol-packing madmen and a deeper, darker evil.

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West

Drama | World

Dir. Christian Schowchow, Germany, 2013, 102 mins, some subtitles

Cast: Jördis Triebel, Tristan Göbel, Alexander Scheer

Between the years 1949 and 1990 roughly four million people left the GDR for West Germany. ‘West’ (adapted from the book Lagerfeuer Julia Franck – soon to be published in English) tells the story of a young mother, who together with her son leaves the GDR to try for a new beginning in the West. The film shows the interrogations conducted by the Allied secret services, which turn the Emergency Refugee Centre into a cold war location, proving once more that one cannot leave without taking along one’s past.

With great personal and political power, ‘west’ shows the difficulties of daring to start a new life – if the past has taken away all faith.

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A Midsummer Night's Dream

Event Cinema

Dir. Julie Taymor, US, 2015

Cast: David Harewood, Tina Benko, Max Casella, Kathryn Hunter

The William Shakespeare classic “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” gets a contemporary makeover from Broadway’s “The Lion King” director Julie Taymor. With cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto (Argo, Frida) and music by Academy Award-winning composer Elliot Goldenthal, this immersive, inventive cinematic experience was filmed during the production’s sold-out, critically lauded run at Brooklyn’s Theatre For A New Audience.  

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ABCD 2 (Anybody Can Dance 2)

Bollywood | Musical

Dir. Remo D’Souza, India, 2015, some subtitles

Cast: Shraddha Kapoor, Varun Dhawan, Lauren Gottlieb

After bringing to the audiences, India’s first 3D Dance Film; ‘ABCD Any Body Can Dance’, Disney India and ace Choreographer turned Director Remo D’Souza are back with its spectacular sequel, ‘ABCD 2’. The second chapter promises to be even bigger in scale with current heartthrobs Varun Dhawan and Shraddha Kapoor in the lead and the inimitable dancing Star Prabhudheva reprising his role of Vishnu Sir.

The story traces the journey of an Indian dance troupe, a motley assortment of boys and girls who come from the backstreets of a Mumbai suburb; their rise to fame, sudden downfall and then their heroic attempt to seek vindication by regaining their lost glory and pride. Will they be able to achieve success at the biggest International platform? Will they make their beloved Vishnu Sir proud, who is himself struggling with his not so perfect past? ‘ABCD 2’ is a grand 3D Dance Film which travels to the vibrant city of Las Vegas and is a bittersweet journey of love, friendship, betrayal, honor and redemption.

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Accidental Love (15)

Comedy | Romance

Dir. David O. Russell (as Stephen Greene), US/UK, 2015, 100 mins

Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jessica Biel, James Marsden, Kirstie Alley

The film follows Alice Eckle (Jessica Biel), a somewhat naïve roller-skating waitress in a small Indiana town, who is about to get engaged to her trooper boyfriend, Scott (James Marsden). At the fancy Gondola restaurant when Alice has an engagement ring on her finger, a clumsy workman accidentally shoots her in the head with a nail gun.

Seconds before the nail is removed the surgeons are forced to abandon the operation due to Alice’s lack of health insurance, leaving the nail lodged in her head and causing strange erratic behaviour. Her fiancé, Trooper Scott, then has a change of heart on their marriage, feeling the nail embedded in his wife-to-be’s head will cause more trouble than it’s worth.

Alice then heads to Washington D.C. to meet the charming but rather clueless Congressman Howard Birdwell (Jake Gyllenhaal) who has vowed “to help all the people”. So Alice ventures to Washington D.C. to petition for his introducing a health care bill. When the two meet sparks fly, and they realise that their love could interfere with what they stand for.

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Burning, The (15)

 Drama| Western

Dir. Pablo Fendrik, Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, France, US, 2015, 101 mins, Subtitles

Cast: Gael García Bernal, Alice Braga, Jorge Sesán

Kai (Garcia Bernal), a mysterious and mystical figure, emerges from the Argentinean rainforest to rescue Vania (Braga), who has been kidnapped by mercenaries. Together they face off against the men who have ruthlessly murdered Vania’s father, a poor farmer, and taken over his land. Part love story, part western, Fendrik turns this latter genre on its head as so-called civilisation becomes a destructive force over both the rich jungle setting and the communities living within it.

Gael Garcia Bernal (Babel, No) joins forces with Alice Braga (I Am Legend, Elysium) in Argentinian director Pablo Fendrik’s tale of unfolding revenge.

 

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Combattants, Les (15)

Comedy | Romance | World

Dir. Thomas Cailley, france, 2014, 98 mins, subtitles

Cast: Adèle Haenel, Kévin Azaïs, Antoine Laurent

Between his friends and the family business, Arnaud’s summer looks set to be a peaceful one. Peaceful until he runs into Madeleine, as beautiful as she is brusque, a concrete block of tensed muscles and doomsday prophecies. He expects nothing; she prepares for the worst. He takes things as they come, likes a good laugh. She fights, runs, swims, pushes herself to the limit. Given she hasn’t asked him for anything, just how far will he go along with her? It’s a love story. Or a story of survival. Or both.

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Entourage (15)

Comedy

Dir. Doug Ellin, US, 2015, 104 mins

Cast: Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara, Jeremy Piven

Movie star Vincent Chase (Grenier), together with his boys, Eric (Connolly), Turtle (Ferrara) and Johnny (Dillon), are back…and back in business with super agent-turned-studio head Ari Gold (Piven).  Some of their ambitions have changed, but the bond between them remains strong as they navigate the capricious and often cutthroat world of Hollywood.

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Legacy (15)

Comedy | Drama

Dir. David Fairbanks & Marc Small, UK, 2015, 95 mins

Cast: Franz Dramaeh, Amy Tyger, McKell David

What do you do when the party of the year kicks you to the curb? Simple… create your own! When Sean and his friends are refused entry to the night of their year, they embark on a mission to stage a monster event, whilst at the same time taking down the opposition.

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Long Good Friday, The (R/I) (18)

Action | Crime | Drama | Mystery | Thriller

Dir. John Mackenzie, UK, 1980, 114 mins

Cast: Bob Hoskins, Helen Mirren, Dave King

Harold Shand (Bob Hoskins) is a businessman with great ambitions. Spotting the development potential of London’s derelict Docklands area years before the Thatcher government, he tries to broker a deal with his American counterpart (Eddie Constantine) that will make them both millions. But who is killing Harold’s other associates and blowing up his businesses – and why?

Universally regarded as one of the greatest British gangster films ever made, The Long Good Friday rocketed Hoskins to international stardom. He’s given sterling support from Helen Mirren (as his upper-crust mistress), Paul Freeman (Raiders of the Lost Ark) and Derek Thompson (Casualty), and there’s even an early appearance from future James Bond Pierce Brosnan. But it’s Hoskins’ film through and through, his towering performance taking on a Shakespearean intensity as he’s forced to resort to the down-and-dirty methods that he thought he’d put behind him in order to find out who’s muscling in on his territory on what should be the best day of his life. He quickly finds out that this will be a very long Good Friday indeed…

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Longest Ride, The (12A)

Drama | Romance

Dir. George Tillman Jr, US, 2015, 139 mins

Cast: Scott Eastwood, Britt Robertson, Alan Alda, Oona Chaplin, Jack Huston

Based on the bestselling novel by master storyteller Nicholas Sparks, ‘The Longest Ride’ centers on the star-crossed love affair between Luke, a former champion bull rider looking to make a comeback, and Sophia, a college student who is about to embark upon her dream job in New York City’s art world. As conflicting paths and ideals test their relationship, Sophia and Luke make an unexpected and life altering connection with Ira, whose memories of his own decades-long romance with his beloved wife deeply inspire the young couple. Spanning generations and two intertwining love stories, ‘The Longest Ride’ explores the challenges and infinite rewards of enduring love.

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Mr Holmes (PG)

Crime | Drama | Mystery

Dir. Bill Condon, UK, US, 2015, 104 mins

Cast: Ian McKellen, Laura Linney, Hiroyuki Sanada

An aged, retired Sherlock Holmes looks back on his life, and grapples with an unsolved case involving a beautiful woman. Long-retired and near the end of his life, Sherlock Holmes (Ian McKellen) grapples with an unreliable memory and must rely on his housekeeper’s son as he revisits the still-unsolved case that led to his retirement.

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Natural Resistance (12)

Documentary

Dir. Jonathan Nossiter, Italy/France, 2015, 85 mins, Subtitles

Cast: Stefano Bellotti, Elena Pantaleoni, Giovanna Tiezzi

Ten years after the landmark wine documentary Mondovino, filmmaker Jonathan Nossiter returns to the subject, documenting the drastic shifts that have affected the industry in the time since. This time, the threat is no longer globalization, but an individual society. Natural Resistance follows four Italian winegrowers who live the life we all dream of: Giovanna Tiezzi lives in a converted 11th century monastery, and grow grains, fruit, and wine in a way that links to their ancient heritage. Corrado Dottori is a refugee from industrial Milan, who inherited his grandfather’s farmstead and tends to it as an expression of agricultural social justice. Elena Pantaleoni works her father’s vineyards and strives to create a utopian reality. Finally Stefano Belloti, the controversial radical farmer poet, disrupts the long established rules of farming from his avant-garde property in the Piedmont.

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Take That Live 2015

Event Cinema

Cast: Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, Mark Owen

Gary, Mark and Howard are beamed live into Cineworld as music legends Take That celebrate 25 years at the top. For 25 years, Take That have been one of the world’s most successful bands. And to celebrate their quarter century anniversary, band members Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald have embarked on their biggest tour yet. Now, from the comfort of your local Cineworld, you’ll be able to experience the full splendour of Take That on tour as we broadcast their concert live from the O2. You’ll see everything from dancing jellyfish, beautifully choreographed puppetry and a contemporary dance routine performed by Mark and Howard to a flying tandem sidecar that soars out over the crowd. Captured in stunning HD and broadcast in immersive surround sound, there’s no better way of seeing this most beloved of bands rattle through their amazing back catalogue. Here’s to the next 25 years!

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Terminator, The (R/I) (15)

Action | Sci-Fi

Dir. James Cameron, UK/US, 1984, 107 mins

Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Michael Biehn

Taking audiences back where it all began, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios’ The Terminator will blast through time once again when it is reissued around the world ahead of the release of Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions’ Terminator Genisys.

Screening across the UK from 23 June, James Cameron’s iconic first instalment will play in more than 25 territories throughout June and July. As promised, Arnie is well and truly back.

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Concrete Clouds (15)

Drama | World

Dir. Lee Chatametikool, Thailand/Hong Kong, 2013, 99 mins, subtitles

Cast: Ananda Everingham, Janesuda Parnto, Apinya Sakuljaroensuk, Prawith Hansten

It is 1997. Bangkok is in the grip of the Asian financial crisis. Mutt (played by Ananda Everingham), a currency trader in New York, is forced to make a hasty return home to Bangkok after his father commits suicide. Following the funeral, he decides to track down Sai, his old girlfriend from high school. Meanwhile his younger brother Nic is in love with Poupee, who lives in a low-income flat behind their townhouse. While the economic crisis looms over the city, both relationships face uncertainty, complicated by time, circumstance and memory. As they drift between the past and the present, between dreams and reality, their only escape is in a collage of love songs, music videos and recorded memories. But can these alone hold their relationships together in the face of the harsh realities of a mid-financial crisis Bangkok? A film about love, time, dreams and memories.

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Everly (18)

Action | Thriller

Dir. Joe Lynch, US, 2014, 92 mins, some subtitles

Cast: Salma Hayek, Hiroyuki Wantanabe, Laura Cepeda, Akie Kotube

A woman faces down assassins sent by her ex, a mob boss, while holed up in her apartment.

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Everyone's Going To Die (15)

Drama Dir: Jones, UK, 2013, 83 mins

Cast: Nora Tschimer, Rob Knighton, Kellie Shirley

Two lost souls. One last chance. Melanie’s life in a seaside town is going nowhere until she meets Ray, back in town with a shady job to do. A moment’s escape becomes a chance to save themselves, and each other. Everyone’s Going To Die is a modern British story about coming home, getting by and the redemptive power of feeling you’re not alone. A story where porn hotlines rub shoulders with sexy beavers on rollerskates; where the past is laid to rest, two lives are changed and nobody, finally, is going to die.

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Going Clear: Scientology And The Prison Of Belief

Documentary

Dir. Alex Gibney, US, 2015, 119 mins

Cast (as themselves): Lawrence Wright, Mike Rinder, Marty Rathbun

A devastating two hour documentary based on Lawrence Wright’s book of the same name. Gibney profiles eight former members of the Church of Scientology, whose most prominent adherents include A-list Hollywood celebrities, shining a light on how the church cultivates true believers, detailing their experiences and what they are willing to do in the name of religion.

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Hippocrates: Diary Of A French Doctor (15)

Comedy | Drama | World

Dir. Thomas Lilti, France, 2014, 102 mins, subtitles

Cast: Vincent Lacoste, Jacques Gamblin, Reda Kateb

Benjamin is meant to be a great doctor; he’s certain of it. But his first experience as a junior doctor in the hospital ward where his father works doesn’t turn out the way he hoped it would. His responsibility is overwhelming. His father is all but present, and his co-junior partner, a foreign doctor, is far more experienced than he is. This internship will force Benjamin to confront his limits… and start his way to adulthood. Bittersweet coming-of-age comedy.

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Hustlers Convention (15)

 Documentary | Animation | History

Dir. Mike Todd, US,UK,France, 2015, 96 mins

Cast: Ice-T, Chuck D., Abiodun Oyewole

Released in 1973 by founding member of The Last Poets, Jalal Nuriddin, under the name Lightnin’ Rod, Hustlers Convention tells the story of Sport and Spoon – two young hustlers who attend the eponymous convention, only to get tangled up in a financial disagreement that leads to a shootout, police chase and finishes with Sport on Death Row, weighing up what it all means. Taking its title from the album, Hustlers Convention the film will blend archive and photos with interviews and use unique animated sequences set to the album. We will see the Hustlers Convention in its wider social context and Jalal’s personal story as one of rap’s undisputed pioneers.

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Knock, Knock (18)

Horror | Thriller

Dir. Eli Roth, Chile/US, 2015, 99 mins

Cast: Keanu Reeves, Lorenza Izzo, Ana de Armas

Evan (Reeves) seems like the perfect guy. He’s an architect, lives in a beautiful California home, has two kids and a lovely talented wife. One afternoon, the wife and kids go to the beach but Evan has to stay home and work. It’s raining, he’s alone, listening to music, and there’s a knock at the door. Two beautiful young girls, played by Ana De Armas and Lorenza Izzo, are standing in the cold. They’re drenched, lost and just want to come in to dry off and use the phone.

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Minions (U)

Animation | Comedy | Family

Dirs. Kyle Balda, Pierre Coffin, US, 2015, 91 mins

Cast (Voices): Pierre Coffin, Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm

The story of Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s Minions begins at the dawn of time. Starting as single-celled yellow organisms, Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable of masters. Continuously unsuccessful at keeping these masters-from T. rex to Napoleon-the Minions find themselves without someone to serve and fall into a deep depression. But one Minion named Kevin has a plan, and he-alongside teenage rebel Stuart and lovable little Bob-ventures out into the world to find a new evil boss for his brethren to follow. The trio embarks upon a thrilling journey that ultimately leads them to their next potential master, Scarlet Overkill (Academy Award® winner Sandra Bullock), the world’s first-ever female super-villain. They travel from frigid Antarctica to 1960s New York City, ending in mod London, where they must face their biggest challenge to date: saving all of Minionkind…from annihilation.

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Overnight, The (15)

 Comedy

Dir. Patrick Brice, US, 2015, 79 mins

Cast: Adam Scott, Taylor Schilling, Jason Schwartzman

Alex (Adam Scott), Emily (Taylor Schilling), and their son, RJ, have recently moved to Los Angeles’ Eastside from Seattle. Feeling lost in a new city, they are desperate to find their first new friends. After a chance meeting with Kurt (Jason Schwartzman) at the neighbourhood park, they gladly agree to join family pizza night at the home with Kurt and Charlotte (Judith Godrèche). But as it gets later and the kids go to bed, the family “playdate” becomes increasingly more revealing and bizarre as the couples begin to open up.

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She's Funny That Way (12A)

Comedy

Dir. Peter Bogdanovich, US, 2015, 93 mins

Cast: Imogen Poots, Owen Wilson, Jennifer Aniston

From renowned director Peter Bogdanovich, SHE’S FUNNY THAT WAY is a screwball comedy featuring the interconnected personal lives of the cast and crew of a Broadway production. When established director Arnold Albertson (Owen Wilson) casts his call girl-turned-actress Isabella “Izzy” Patterson (Imogen Poots) in a new play to star alongside his wife Delta (Kathryn Hahn) and her ex-lover Seth Gilbert (Rhys Ifans), a zany love tangle forms with hilarious twists. Jennifer Aniston plays Izzy’s therapist Jane, who is consumed with her own failing relationship with Arnold’s playwright Joshua Fleet (Will Forte), who is also developing a crush on Izzy.

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Slow West (15)

Action | Thriller | Western

Dir. John Maclean, UK, New Zealand, 2015, 84 mins, some subtitles

Cast: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Michael Fassbender, Ben Mendelsohn

At the end of the nineteenth century, 16-year-old Jay Cavendish (Kodi Smit-McPhee) journeys across the American frontier in search of the woman he loves. He is joined by Silas (Michael Fassbender), a mysterious traveler, and hotly pursued by an outlaw along the way.

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Station To Station

Drama

Dir. Doug Aitken, US, 2015, 71 mins

Cast: Francis Scott Key White, Miss Alex White

Station to Station is a living project exploring modern creativity.

Over 24 days, Station to Station traveled 4,000 miles by train from the Atlantic to the Pacific. An evolving group of artists, musicians, and performers took part in a series of unique happenings.

Station to Station, the feature film, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival 2015. 

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That Sugar Film

Documentary

Dir. Damon Gameau, Australia, 2014, 90 mins

Cast: Damon Gameau, Richard Davies, Skylar Delphinus

One man’s journey to discover the bitter truth about sugar. Damon Gameau embarks on a unique experiment to document the effects of a high sugar diet on a healthy body, consuming only foods that are commonly perceived as ‘healthy’. Through this entertaining and informative journey, Damon highlights some of the issues that plague the sugar industry, and where sugar lurks on supermarket shelves.

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Wrecking Crew, The (PG)

Documentary| Music

Dir. Denny Tedesco, US, 2008, 101 mins

Cast: Lou Adler, Herb Alpert, The Association

The Wrecking Crew were a group of Studio Musicians in Los Angeles in the 60s who played on hits for the “Beach Boys, Frank Sinatra, Nancy Sinatra, Sonny and Cher, Jan & Dean, The Monkees, Gary Lewis and the Playboys, Mamas and Papas, Tijuana Brass, Ricky Nelson, Johnny Rivers and were Phil Spector’s Wall of Sound. The amount of work that they were involved in was tremendous.

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Faberge A life Of It's Own (PG)

Documentary | History

Dir. Patrick Mark, UK, US, Switzerland, Russia, Monaco, Germany, France, 2014, 87 mins

Cast: Samuel West

This captivating new film tells the fascinating story behind the most prestigious name in luxury: Fabergé.

Enjoying unprecedented access to the most esteemed private collections, insights from world experts and interviews with the descendants of the Fabergé family, this is a rare opportunity to discover the genius of the family behind the finest objects ever created.

The special cinematic event release will also feature exclusive access to two historic new pieces – the first new creation in almost 100 years, and a recently re-discovered lost treasure – and presents them to an international audience for the first time, before they return to the secrecy of their very private collections.

 

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Blood Cells (15)

Drama

Dirs. Joseph Bull, Luke Seomore, UK, Italy, 2014, 86 mins

Cast: Jimmy Akingbola, Mohammed Ali, Olivia Bernstone

A decade after a catastrophe destroyed his family and their farm, momentous news from home compels an exiled young man to embark upon an intense and surreal journey through the broken and beautiful margins of contemporary Britain.

 

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