In Cinemas – October 2017

Blade Runner 2049

Sci-Fi | Thriller

Dir. Denis Villeneuve, UK/US/Canada, 2017

Cast: Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas, Robin Wright, Jared Leto, Barkhad Abdi, Lennie James, Mackenzie Davis, Sylvia Hoeks

Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.

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Blood Simple (R/I)(18)

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Dirs. Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, US, 1984, 99 mins

Cast: John Getz, Frances McDormand, Dan Hedaya

Texas bar owner Julian Marty, who is generally regarded as not a nice person, hires shady private detective Loren Visser, who is able to obtain what Marty requests: evidence – in this instance, photographic – that his wife, Abby, and one of his bartenders, Ray, are having an affair.

As Ray and Abby realize that Marty has found out about them, it allows them to plan for their future away from Marty, while be up front with Marty about the situation. Marty, in turn, decides to hire Visser once again, this time to kill Abby and Ray, and dispose of their bodies so that they won’t be found.

The out in the open affair and the contract hit lead to some actions based on self interest, and a standoff of sorts between the four players, which is compounded in complexity by some wrong assumptions of what has happened, with an innocent bystander, another of the Marty’s bartenders, Meurice, potentially and unwittingly adding to the scenario.

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Glass Castle, The (12A)

Biography | Drama

Dir. Destin Daniel Cretton, US, 2017, 127 mins

Cast: Brie Larson, Woody Harrleson, Naomi Watts

Chronicling the adventures of an eccentric, resilient and tight-knit family, THE GLASS CASTLE is a remarkable story of unconditional love. Oscar® winner Brie Larson brings Jeannette Walls’s best-selling memoir to life as a young woman who, influenced by the joyfully wild nature of her deeply dysfunctional father (Woody Harrelson), found the fiery determination to carve out a successful life on her own terms.

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Mountain Between Us, The

Action | Adventure | Drama

Dir. Hany Abu-Assad, US, 2017, 103 mins

Cast: Kate Winslet, Idris Elba

Stranded after a tragic plane crash, two strangers must forge a connection to survive the extreme elements of a remote snow covered mountain. When they realize help is not coming, they embark on a perilous journey across hundreds of miles of wilderness, pushing one another to endure and discovering strength they never knew possible.

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On The Road (18)

Drama

Dir. Michael Winterbottom, UK, 2016, 121 mins

Cast: Shirley Henderson, Paul Popplewell, James McArdle 

ON THE ROAD follows North London rock four-piece Wolf Alice as they take to the streets of the UK to promote their debut album, My Love Is Cool, for the last time.

Driving from city to city, playing 16 cities in three weeks, the band are joined by Estelle (Leah Harvey), an intern with the band’s record company, who will be helping the band with their promotional duties, accompanying them as they visit local radio stations and give interviews to the press.

Estelle strikes up an intimate friendship with Joe (James McCardle), a member of the band’s road crew, and through their eyes, we see both the magic and monotony of life on the road, giving us a glimpse behind the scenes of a passionate young rock band in their searing prime.

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Reagan Show, The (PG)

Documentary

Dirs. Sierra Pettengill, Pacho Velez, US, 2017, 74 mins

Cast: Ronald Reagan, Nancy Reagan, Mikhail Gorbachev 

Told solely through archival footage, and set against the backdrop of the Cold War, THE REAGAN SHOW captures the pageantry, absurdity, and charisma of a prolific actor’s defining role: Leader of the Free World.

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6 Below (12A)

Adventure | Biography |Drama

Dir. Scott Waugh, US, 2017, 98 mins

Cast: Josh Hartnett, Mira Sorvino, Sarah Dumont

An adrenaline seeking snowboarder gets lost in a massive winter storm in the back country of the High Sierras where he is pushed to the limits of human endurance and forced to battle his own personal demons as he fights for survival

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Double Date (15)

Comedy | Horror

Dir. Benjamin Barfoot, UK, 2017, 89 mins

Cast: Danny Morgan, Georgia Groome, Michael Socha

Meet innocent Jim, terrified of girls, and on a reluctant quest to prove his manhood the night before he turns 30.

He and his cocky friend Alex think they’ve hit the jackpot when they meet the beautiful siblings Kitty and Lulu, who seem up for anything on a wild party-fuelled night.

But little do they know that the femmes fatales want to make Jim lose much more than just his virginity – Getting laid has never been so bloody difficult.

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Hellraiser: 30th Anniversary (R/I)(18)

Horror

Dir. Clive Barker, UK, 1987, 94 mins

Cast: Andrew Robinson, Clare Higgins, Ashley Laurence

Clive Barker’s feature directing debut graphically depicts the tale of a man and wife who move into an old house and discover a hideous creature – the man’s half-brother, who is also the woman’s former lover – hiding upstairs. Having lost his earthly body to a trio of S&M demons, the Cenobites, he is brought back into existence by a drop of blood on the floor. He soon forces his former mistress to bring him his necessary human sacrifices to complete his body… but the Cenobites won’t be happy about this.

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Lego Ninjago Movie, The (3D) (PG)

Animation | Action | Adventure

Dirs. Charlie Bean, Paul Fisher & Bob Logan, Denmark/US, 2017

Cast (voices): Olivia MunnJustin TherouxJackie Chan, Michael Pena, Dave Franco

The battle for Ninjago City calls to action young Master Builder Lloyd, aka the Green Ninja, along with his friends, who are all secret ninja warriors. Led by Master Wu, as wise-cracking as he is wise, they must defeat evil warlord Garmadon, The Worst Guy Ever, who also happens to be Lloyd’s dad.

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Loving Vincent (15)

Animation | Biography | Crime 

Dirs. Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman, UK/Poland, 2017, 94 mins

Cast: Douglas Booth, Jerome Flynn, Robert Gulaczyk

A stunning, fully painted animated feature, starring Douglas Booth and Oscar-nominated Saoirse Ronan and directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman. LOVING VINCENT explores the life and controversial death of Vincent Van Gogh, told by his paintings and by the characters that inhabit them. The intrigue unfolds through interviews with the characters closest to Vincent and through dramatic reconstructions of the events leading up to his death.

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Party, The (15)

Comedy |Drama

Dir. Sally Potter, UK, 2017, 71 mins

Cast: Patricia Clarkson, Bruno Ganz, Cherry Jones

Janet (Kristin Scott Thomas) has just been appointed to a key ministerial position in the shadow cabinet – the crowning achievement of her political career. She and her husband Bill (Timothy Spall) plan to celebrate this with a few close friends. As the guests arrive at their home in London the party takes an unexpected turn when Bill suddenly makes some explosive revelations that take everyone present by surprise. Love, friendships and political convictions are soon called into question in this hilarious comedy of tragic proportions.

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Ritual, The (15)

Horror

Dir. David Bruckner, UK, 2017, 94 mins

Cast: Rafe Spall, Arsher Ali, Robert James Collyer, Sam Troughton

After the death of their friend, a group of old college friends embark on a hiking trip through an unnerving Scandinavian forest.

They should have gone to Vegas…

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Snowman, The

Crime | Drama | Horror

Dir. Tomas Alfredson, US/UK/Sweden, 2017

Cast: Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, Charlotte Gainsbiurg, Val Kilmer, J.K.Simmons

When an elite crime squad’s lead detective (Fassbender) investigates the disappearance of a victim on the first snow of winter, he fears an elusive serial killer may be active again. With the help of a brilliant recruit (Ferguson), the cop must connect decades-old cold cases to the brutal new one if he hopes to outwit this unthinkable evil before the next snowfall.

A terrifying thriller from director Tomas Alfredson (Let the Right One In, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), based on Jo Nesbø’s global bestseller.

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Death of Stalin, The (15)

Biography | Comedy | Drama

Dir. Armando Iannucci, France/UK, 2017, 106 mins

Cast: Richard BrakeOlga KurylenkoAndrea Riseborough, Jason Isaacs, Steve Buscemi, Paddy Considine

The internal political landscape of 1950’s Soviet Russia takes on darkly comic form in a new film by Emmy award-winning and Oscar-nominated writer/director Armando Iannucci. In the days following Stalin’s collapse, his core team of ministers tussle for control; some want positive change in the Soviet Union, others have more sinister motives. Their one common trait? They’re all just desperately trying to remain alive.

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Earth: One Amazing Day (U)

Documentary | Family

Dirs. Richard Dale, Lixin Fan, UK, 2017, 95 mins

Cast: Robert Redford, Jackie Chan

From BBC Earth Films, the studio that brought you Earth, comes the sequel – Earth: One Amazing Day, an astonishing journey revealing the awesome power of the natural world. Over the course of one single day, we track the sun from the highest mountains to the remotest islands to exotic jungles. Breakthroughs in filmmaking technology bring you up close with a cast of unforgettable characters. Told with humour, intimacy and a jaw-dropping sense of cinematic splendour, Earth: One Amazing Day highlights how every day is filled with more wonders than you can possibly imagine- until now.

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Geostorm (3D)

Action | Sci-Fi | Thriller

Dir. Dean Devlin, US, 2017, 109 mins

Cast: Talitha Eliana BatemanGerard ButlerAbbie Cornish, Jim Sturgess, Ed Harris, Andy Garcia

When catastrophic climate change endangers Earth’s very survival, world governments unite and create the Dutch Boy Program: a world wide net of satellites, surrounding the planet, that are armed with geoengineering technologies designed to stave off the natural disasters. After successfully protecting the planet for two years, something is starting to go wrong. Two estranged brothers are tasked with solving the program’s malfunction before a world wide Geostorm can engulf the planet.

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Happy Death Day (15)

Horror | Mystery | Thriller

Dir. Christopher Landon, US, 2017, 96 mins

Cast: Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Ruby Modine 

A teenage girl, trying to enjoy her birthday, soon realizes that this is her final one. That is, if she can figure out who her killer is. She must relive that day, over and over again, dying in a different way each time. Can she solve her own murder?

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Jungle (15)

Action | Adventure | Drama

Dir. Greg McLean, Australia/Colombia, 2017, 115 mins

Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Thomas Kretschmann, Alex Russell 

A group of friends join a guide for a trek into the Bolivian jungle, searching for an Indian village. The men soon realize that the jungle is a difficult place to be.

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Jigsaw (18)

Horror | Thriller

Dirs. Michael Spierig & Peter Spierig, US/Canada, 2017, 91 mins

Cast: Laura VandervoortTobin BellCallum Keith Rennie

Bodies are turning up around the city, each having met a uniquely gruesome demise. As the investigation proceeds, evidence points to one man: John Kramer. But how can this be? The man known as Jigsaw has been dead for over a decade.

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Breathe (12A)

Biography | Drama | Romance

Dir. Andy Serkis, UK, 2017, 117 mins

Cast: Diana RiggAndrew GarfieldClaire Foy

Andy Serkis (Jungle Book, Star Wars: The Force Awakens) makes his feature directorial debut with BREATHE, an inspirational true story of love without limits.

Adventurous and charismatic, Robin Cavendish (Garfield) has his whole life ahead of him when he is paralysed by polio whilst in Africa. Against all advice, Robin’s wife Diana (Foy) brings him home from hospital where her devotion and witty determination transcends his disability. Together they refuse to be imprisoned by his suffering; dazzling others with their humour, courage and lust for life.

Based on the true story of producer Jonathan Cavendish’s own parents, BREATHE shows how Robin’s handling of and reaction to his illness had a huge impact on mobility and access for the disabled.

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Thor: Ragnarok (3D)

Action | Adventure | Fantasy

Dir. Taiku Waititi, US, 2017

Cast: Chris HemsworthTom HiddlestonCate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Benedict Cumberbatch, Anthony Hopkins, Mark Ruffalo, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Jeff Goldblum, Sam Neill

Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok—the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization—at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger—the Incredible Hulk!

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