DVD/VOD Releases – September 2016

Captain America: Civil War (12)

Action | Sci-Fi | Thriller

Dirs. Anthony Russo, Joe Russo, US, 2016, 146 mins

Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Elizabeth Olsen, Chris Evans

Captain America: Civil War picks up where Avengers: Age of Ultron left off, as Steve Rogers leads the new team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. After another international incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability and a governing body to determine when to enlist the services of the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers while they try to protect the world from a new and nefarious villain.

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Florence Foster Jenkins (PG)

Biography | Comedy | Drama

Dir. Stephen Frears, UK, 2016, 110 mins

Cast: Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg, Rebecca Ferguson

The inspirational true story of the eponymous New York heiress who obsessively pursued her dream of becoming a great singer. The film celebrates the human spirit, the power of music and the passion of amateurs everywhere. The voice Florence heard in her head was divine, but to the rest of the world it was hilariously awful. At private recitals, her devoted husband and manager managed to protect her from the truth. But when Florence decided to give her first public concert at Carnegie Hall, he realised he may have bitten off more than he could chew.

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Precious Cargo (15)

Action | Crime | Drama

Dir. Max Adams, Canada, 2016, 90 mins

Cast: Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Bruce Willis, Claire Forlani

After a botched heist, Eddie (Bruce Willis), a murderous crime boss, hunts down the seductive thief Karen (Claire Forlani) who failed him. In order to win back Eddie’s trust, Karen recruits her ex-lover and premier thief Jack (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) to steal a cargo of rare precious gems. But when the job goes down, allegiances are betrayed and lines are crossed as Jack, Karen, and Eddie face off in a fateful showdown.

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Bad Neighbours 2 (15)

Comedy

Dir. Nicholas Stoller, US, 2016, 92 mins

Cast: Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, Rose Byrne, Chloë Grace Moretz, Dave Franco, Selena Gomez

What happens when the will of parenthood goes against the bonds of sisterhood?

Now that Mac (Rogen) and Kelly Radner (Byrne) have a second baby on the way, they are ready to make the final move into adulthood: the suburbs. But just as they thought they’d reclaimed the neighborhood and were safe to sell, they learn that the new occupants next door are a sorority even more out of control than Teddy (Efron) and his brothers ever dreamed of being.

Tired of their school’s sexist, restrictive system, the unorthodox ladies of Kappa Nu have decided to start a house where they can do whatever the hell they want. When Shelby (Moretz) and her sisters, Beth (Kiersey Clemons) and Nora (Beanie Feldstein), find the perfect place just off campus, they won’t let the fact that it’s located on a quiet street stand in their way of parties as epic as the guys throw.

Forced to turn to the one ex-neighbor with the skills to bring down the new Greeks next door, the Radners—alongside best friends Jimmy (Ike Barinholtz) and Paula (Carla Gallo)—bring in charismatic Teddy as their secret weapon. If he can infiltrate the sorority and charm his way through it, the thirtysomethings will shutter the Kappas’ home. But if they think that their neighbours are going down without a fight, they have severely underestimated the power of youthful ingenuity and straight-up crazy.

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I Saw The Light (15)

Biography | Drama | Music

Dir. Marc Abraham, US, 2015, 123 mins

Cast: Tom Hiddleston, Elizabeth Olsen, Maddie Hasson

I SAW THE LIGHT tells the story of the iconic, tormented singer-songwriter Hank Williams who revolutionized country music with his raw charisma, haunting voice and original songs, most of which are considered American standards today and have been recorded many times over by pop, rock and country artists alike.

Hank Williams (Tom Hiddleston) emerged from the local Alabama music scene after World War II. Wife Audrey (Elizabeth Olsen) was desperate to sing by his side despite being of lesser talent, which fueled an extremely turbulent home life. But Williams’ ability to write songs covering a wide range of emotions, using his own personal troubles as inspiration, became the essence of country music. In the end, he realized his dreams: hit records, a place on Nashville’s prestigious stage and radio show the Grand Ole Opry and even guest spots on the then-new medium of TV.

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Our Kind of Traitor (15)

Thriller

Dir. Susanna White, UK, 2016

Cast: Naomie Harris, Ewan McGregor, Damian Lewis

A young Oxford academic and his attorney girlfriend holiday on Antigua. They bump into a Russian millionaire who owns a peninsula and a diamond watch. He wants a game of tennis. What else he wants propels the lovers on a tortuous journey to the City of London and its unholy alliance with Britain’s intelligence establishment, to Paris and the Alps.

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Summertime (15)

Drama | Romance

Dir. Catherine Corsini, France/Belgium, 2015, 105 mins, Subtitles

Cast: Cécile De France, Izïa Higelin, Noémie Lvovsky

There was little chance, in the year 1971, that Carole, a Paris Spanish teacher and feminist militant, would ever meet Delphine, the daughter of a couple of Limousin farmers. But they did meet and not only did they come across each other but they fell passionately in love as well. Unfortunately, Delphine’s father fell victim to a stroke, and the young woman had no other choice but to go back home to help her mother run the family farm. Carole, who was so smitten by Delphine, couldn’t stand the estrangement and decided to join her lover at the farm. But could feminism and lesbianism easily be transferred to the countryside and its standards of the time…?

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A Hologram for the King (12)

Comedy | Drama

Dir. Tom Tykwer, UK/France/Germany, 2016, 98 mins

Cast: Tom Hanks, Sarita Choudhury, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Alexander Black, Ben Whishaw

Based on the best-selling novel by Dave Eggers.

He lost his job, his wife left him and he cannot pay his daughter’s tuition fees. Alan Clay (54) sets his hopes in the “King Abdullah Economic City”, a shiny, modern metropolis in the Arabian desert. He tries to sell an American IT company’s teleconferencing system to the king. But when Alan arrives for the deal, the king lost his interest in the project, and does not show up. Alan befriends Yousef, a young driver, with whom he gets to know the country and all the contradictions between modern and traditional spirits. On a hospital visit Alan meets Zahra. He ignores Yousef‘s warning, not to get involved with her. In the end, the project does not concern Alan anymore. He is not disappointed, that it failed, because he found happiness. With Zahra, a new professional calling and a new home.

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Everybody Wants Some!! (15)

Comedy

Dir. Richard Linklater, US, 2016, 117 mins

Cast: Blake Jenner, Tyler Hoechlin, Ryan Guzman

From writer/director Richard Linklater (Boyhood) comes the “spiritual sequel” to Dazed and Confused. Set in the world of 1980 college life, Everybody Wants Some!! is a comedy that follows a group of friends as they navigate their way through the freedoms and responsibilities of unsupervised adulthood. Get ready for the best weekend ever.

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Friend Request (15)

Thriller

Dir. Simon Verhoeven, Germany, 2015, 92 mins

Cast: Alycia Debnam-Carey, William Moseley, Connor Paolo

When a college student unfriends a mysterious girl on-line, she finds herself fighting a demonic presence that wants to make her lonely by killing her closest friends.

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Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words (12)

Documentary | Biography

Dir. Stig Björkman, Sweden, 2015, 114 mins

Cast: Ingrid Bergman, Roberto Rossellini, Pia Lindström

In spring 2011, director Stig Björkman meets Ingrid Bergman’s daughter Isabella Rossellini and she suggests him to “make a film about Mama”. Through Isabella, Stig is able to tell Ingrid’s story through her own words and images. Seven time Academy Award-nominee and three time Academy Award-winner Ingrid Bergman was one of the most talented actresses of Hollywood’s Golden Age with great performances in films such as CASABLANCA (1942), GASLIGHT (1944) and and AUTUMN SONATA (1978). Through never-before-seen private footage, notes, letters, diaries and interviews with her children, this documentary presents a personal portrait and captivating look behind the scenes of the remarkable life of a young Swedish girl who became one of the most celebrated actresses of American and World cinema.

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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (15)

Comedy | War

Dirs. Glenn Ficarra, John Requa, US, 2015, 112 mins

Cast: Tina Fey, Margot Robbie, Martin Freeman

To get away from her job and her depressive boyfriend, Kim Barker (Tina Fey), an American journalist, volunteers to travel to Afghanistan and the Middle East to cover the wartime conflict during “Operation Enduring Freedom.”

She immediately encounters discrimination against Americans, a bevy of other crazy foreign journalists, and finds herself in the middle of explosive situations.

Based on the memoir The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan by Kim Barker.

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Love & Friendship (U)

Drama | Romance

Dir. Whit Stillman, Ireland/Rest of the World, 2016, 92 mins

Cast: Kate Beckinsale, Chloë Sevigny, Xavier Samuel, Emma Greenwell, Justin Edwards, Tom Bennett, Morfydd Clark, Jemma Redgrave, James Fleet, Jenn Murray, Stephen Fry

Based on the Jane Austen novella ‘Lady Susan’ and set in the 1790s, earlier than most Austen tales, Whit Stillman’s exquisite comedy of matchmaking and heart-breaking Love & Friendship concerns beautiful young widow Lady Susan Vernon (Beckinsale).

The deliciously scheming and manipulative Lady Susan has come to Churchill, the estate of her in-laws, to wait out the colourful rumours about her dalliances circulating through polite society.

Whilst ensconced there, she decides to secure a husband for herself and for her eligible but reluctant school-girl daughter Frederica (Clark). The waters are troubled by the arrival at Churchill of the handsome, eligible Reginald DeCourcy (Samuel) and silly but cheerful – and very rich – Sir James Martin (Bennett).

Chloe Sevigny, who starred with Beckinsale in Whit Stillman’s The Last Days of Disco (1998) plays Lady Susan’s friend and confidante Alicia Johnson, with Stephen Fry as her husband, the “very respectable” Mr. Johnson.

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Nice Guys, The (15)

Crime | Mystery | Thriller

Dir. Shane Black, US, 2016

Cast: Rachele Brooke Smith, Ryan Gosling, Matt Bomer

Set against the backdrop of 1977 Los Angeles, The Nice Guys opens when single father and licensed PI Holland March (Gosling) is hired to investigate the apparent suicide of famous porn star Misty Mountains. As the trail leads him to track down a girl named Amelia (Qualley), he encounters less licensed and less hands-off private eye Jackson Healey (Russell Crowe) and his brass knuckles, both hired by the young hippie. However, the situation takes a turn for the worse when Amelia vanishes and it becomes apparent that March wasn’t the only party interested. As both men are forced to team up, they’ll have to take on a world filled with eccentric goons, strippers dressed as mermaids and even a possible government conspiracy.

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Robinson Crusoe (3D) (PG)

Animation | Adventure | Comedy

Dirs. Vincent Kesteloot, Ben Stassen, Belgium/France, 2016, 90 min, Some Subtitles

Cast (Voice): Ilka Bessin, Dieter Hallervorden, Matthias Schweighöfer

On a tiny exotic island, Tuesday, an outgoing parrot lives with his quirky animal friends in paradise. However, Tuesday can’t stop dreaming about discovering the world.

After a violent storm, Tuesday and his friends wake up to find a strange creature on the beach: Robinson Crusoe. Tuesday immediately views Crusoe as his ticket off the island to explore new lands. Likewise, Crusoe soon realizes that the key to surviving on the island is through the help of Tuesday and the other animals.

It isn’t always easy at first, as the animals don’t speak “human.” Slowly but surely, they all start living together in harmony, until one day, when their comfortable life is overturned by two savage cats, who wish to take control of the island.

A battle ensues between the cats and the group of friends but Crusoe and the animals soon discover the true power of friendship up against all odds (even savage cats).

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