DVD/VOD Releases – December 2015

Absolutely Anything (12A)

Comedy | Sci-fi

Dir. Terry Jones, UK/US, 2015, 85 mins

Cast: Simon Pegg, Kate Beckinsale, Eddie Izzard, Joanna Lumley, Meera Syal, Robin Williams

A disillusioned school teacher (Pegg)  suddenly finds he has the ability to do anything he wishes, a challenge bestowed upon him by a group of power-crazed aliens (voiced by Cleese, Gilliam, Jones, Palin & Idle), watching him from space.

As he struggles to deal with these new found powers and the events that subsequently arise, he calls upon his loyal canine companion Dennis (voiced by Robin Williams) to help him along the way.

Mishap after mishap finally leads him to the ultimate conundrum that all men dread and at which many have failed… should he choose the girl… or the dog…?

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Gift, The (15)

Mystery | Thriller

Dir. Joel Edgerton, US, 2015, 108 mins

Cast: Joel Edgerton, Jason Bateman, Rebecca Hall

Simon and Robyn are a young married couple whose life is going just as planned until a chance encounter with an acquaintance from Simon’s high school sends their world into a harrowing tailspin. Simon doesn’t recognize Gordo at first, but after a series of uninvited encounters and mysterious gifts prove troubling, a horrifying secret from the past is uncovered after more than 20 years. As Robyn learns the unsettling truth about what happened between Simon and Gordo, she starts to question: how well do we really know the people closest to us, and are past bygones ever really bygones?

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Man from U.N.C.L.E., The (12A)

Action | Adventure | Comedy

Dir. Guy Ritchie, US, 2015, 116 mins

Cast: Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Hugh Grant, Alicia Vikander, Elizabeth Debicki, Jared Harris

A fresh take on the hugely popular 1960s television series and set against the backdrop of the early 1960s, at the height of the Cold War, “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” centers on CIA agent Solo and KGB agent Kuryakin. Forced to put aside longstanding hostilities, the two team up on a joint mission to stop a mysterious international criminal organization, which is bent on destabilizing the fragile balance of power through the proliferation of nuclear weapons and technology. The duo’s only lead is the daughter of a vanished German scientist, who is the key to infiltrating the criminal organization, and they must race against time to find him and prevent a worldwide catastrophe.

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Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (12)

Action | Adventure | Thriller

Dir. Christopher McQuarrie, US, 2015, 131 mins

Cast: Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Jeremy Renner

With the IMF disbanded, and Ethan (Tom Cruise) out in the cold, the team now faces off against a network of highly skilled special agents, the Syndicate. These highly trained operatives are hellbent on creating a new world order through an escalating series of terrorist attacks. Ethan gathers his team and joins forces with disavowed British agent Ilsa Faust (Rebecca Ferguson), who may or may not be a member of this rogue nation, as the group faces their most impossible mission yet.

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Pixels (12)

Action | Comedy | Sci-fi

Dir. Chris Columbus, US/China/Canada, 2015, 106 mins

Cast: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Josh Gad, Peter Dinklage

When aliens intercept video feeds of classic arcade games and misinterpret them as a declaration of war, they attack Earth, using the games as models. Knowing that he must employ a similar strategy, President Will Cooper (Kevin James) recruits his childhood pal, former videogame champ and home-theater installer Sam Brenner (Adam Sandler), to lead a team of old-school arcade players (Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad) and a military specialist (Michelle Monaghan) to save the planet.

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Trainwreck (15)

Comedy

Dir. Judd Apatow, US, 2015, 125 mins

Cast: Amy Schumer, Bill Hader, Brie Larson, Colin Quinn, John Cena, Tilda Swinton, LeBron James

Having thought that monogamy was never possible, a commitment-phobic career woman may have to face her fears when she meets a good guy.

Since she was a little girl, it’s been drilled into Amy’s head by her rascal of a dad that monogamy isn’t realistic. Now a magazine writer, Amy lives by that credo – enjoying what she feels is an uninhibited life free from stifling, boring romantic commitment – but in actuality, she’s kind of in a rut. When she finds herself starting to fall for the subject of the new article she’s writing, a charming and successful sports doctor named Aaron Conners, Amy starts to wonder if other grown-ups, including this guy who really seems to like her, might be on to something.

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Bad Education Movie, The (15)

Comedy

Dir. Elliot Hegarty, UK, 2015

Cast: Jack Whitehall, Talulah Riley, Jeremy Irvine

Alfie Wickers is probably the worst teacher to (dis)grace the English education system, but no one cares about their pupils quite as much as Alfie does. Having completed their GCSEs, Alfie is keen for his class to join him on one last hurrah and what follows is a coming of age story like no other.

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Fantastic Four

Action | Adventure | Sci-fi

Dir. Josh Trank, US, 2015

Cast: Miles Teller, Michael B Jordan, Kate Mara, Jamie Bell, Toby Kebbell, Reg E Cathey, Tim Blake Nelson

A contemporary re-imagining of Marvel’s original and longest-running superhero team, centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy.

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Paper Towns (12)

Drama | Mystery | Romance

Dir. Jake Schreier, US, 2015, 109 mins

Cast: Nat Wolff, Cara Delevingne, Halston Sage, Austin Abrams, Justice Smith, Jaz Sinclair

Adapted from the bestselling novel by author John Green, PAPER TOWNS is a coming-of-age story centering on Quentin and his enigmatic neighbor Margo, who loved mysteries so much she became one. After taking him on an all-night adventure through their hometown, Margo suddenly disappears – leaving behind cryptic clues for Quentin to decipher. The search leads Quentin and his quick-witted friends on an exhilarating adventure that is equal parts hilarious and moving. Ultimately, to track down Margo, Quentin must find a deeper understanding of true friendship – and true love.

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Vacation (15)

Adventure | Comedy

Dirs. John Francis Daley, Jonathan M. Goldstein, US, 2015, 99 mins

Cast: Ed Helms, Christina Applegate, Skyler Gisondo

Hoping to bring his family closer together and to recreate his childhood vacation for his own kids, an adult Rusty Griswold takes his wife and two sons on a cross-country road trip to Walley World. Needless to say, things don’t go quite as planned.

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North v South (18)

Thriller

Dir. Steven Nesbit, UK, 2015, 96 mins

Cast: Freema Agyeman, Judith Alexander, Keith Allen

Two star-crossed lovers navigate through all-out war between the North and South criminal underworlds

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Hitman: Agent 47 (15)

Action | Crime | Thriller

Dir. Aleksander Bach, US, Germany,  2015, 96 mins

Cast: Rupert Friend, Zachary Quinto, Ciarán Hinds

HITMAN: AGENT 47 centers on an elite assassin who was genetically engineered from conception to be the perfect killing machine, and is known only by the last two digits on the barcode tattooed on the back of his neck. He is the culmination of decades of research ­ and forty-six earlier Agent clones — endowing him with unprecedented strength, speed, stamina and intelligence. His latest target is a mega-corporation that plans to unlock the secret of Agent 47’s past to create an army of killers whose powers surpass even his own. Teaming up with a young woman who may hold the secret to overcoming their powerful and clandestine enemies, 47 confronts stunning revelations about his own origins and squares off in an epic battle with his deadliest foe.

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Ricki and the Flash (12)

Comedy | Drama | Music

Dir. Jonathan Demme, US,  2015, 101 mins

Cast: Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Mamie Gummer

Three-time Academy Award® winner Meryl Streep goes electric and takes on a whole new gig – a hard-rocking singer/guitarist – for Oscar®-winning director Jonathan Demme and Academy Award®-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody in the uplifting comedy Ricki and the Flash. In a film loaded with music and live performance, Streep stars as Ricki, a guitar heroine who gave up everything for her dream of rock-and-roll stardom, but is now returning home to make things right with her family. Streep stars opposite her real-life daughter Mamie Gummer, who plays her fictional daughter; Rick Springfield, who takes on the role of a Flash member in love with Ricki; and Kevin Kline, who portrays Ricki’s long-suffering ex-husband.

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Sinister 2 (15)

Horror

Dir. Ciarán Foy, US, 2015, 97 mins

Cast: James Ransone, Shannyn Sossamon, Robert Daniel

A young mother and her twin sons move into a rural house that’s marked for death.

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Transporter Refueled, The (15)

Action | Crime | Thriller

Dir. Camille Delamarre, US, 2015, 96 mins

Cast: Ed Skrein, Ray Stevenson, Gabriella Wright

Frank Martin, played by newcomer Ed Skrein, a former special-ops mercenary, is now living a less perilous life – or so he thinks – transporting classified packages for questionable people. When Frank’s father (Ray Stevenson) pays him a visit in the south of France, their father-son bonding weekend takes a turn for the worse when Frank is engaged by a cunning femme-fatale, Anna (Loan Chabanol), and her three seductive sidekicks to orchestrate the bank heist of the century. Frank must use his covert expertise and knowledge of fast cars, fast driving and fast women to outrun a sinister Russian kingpin, and worse than that, he is thrust into a dangerous game of chess with a team of gorgeous women out for revenge. From the producers of LUCY and the TAKEN trilogy, THE TRANSPORTER REFUELED is a fresh personification of the iconic role of Frank Martin, that launches the high-octane franchise into the present-day and introduces it to the next generation of thrill-seekers.

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Wolfpack, The (15)

Documentary | Biography |  Drama

Dir. Crystal Moselle, US, 2015, 90 mins

Cast: Bhagavan Angulo, Govinda Angulo, Jagadisa Angulo

Locked away from society in an apartment on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the Angulo brothers learn about the outside world through the films that they watch. Nicknamed, ‘The Wolfpack,’ the brothers spend their childhood reenacting their favorite films using elaborate homemade props and costumes. Their world is shaken up when one of the brothers escapes and everything changes.

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