Home Entertainment Releases July 2015

Boy Next Door, The (15)

Thriller

Dir. Rob Cohen, US, 2015, 91 mins

Cast: Jennifer Lopez, Ryan Guzman, John Corbett, Ian Nelson, Kristin Chenoweth

Psychological thriller that explores a forbidden attraction that goes much too far.

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Focus (15)

Comedy | Crime | Drama

Dirs. Glenn Ficarra, John Requa, US, 2015, 104 mins

Cast: Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Rodrigo Santoro

Nicky Spurgeon is an extremely accomplished con man who takes an amateur con artist, Jess, under his wing. Nicky and Jess become romantically involved, and with Nicky’s profession of being a liar and a cheater for a living, he realizes that deception and love are things that don’t go together. They split, only to see each other three years later… And things get messy.

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Hyena (18)

Crime | Drama

Dir. Gerard Johnson, UK, 2014, 112 mins

Cast: Peter Ferdinando, Stephen Graham, Neil Maskell

Good policing doesn’t necessarily mean doing everything by the book. But as the business of crime in London turns to favour the Albanians and Turks, how does a “good” policeman survive?

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Return To Sender (18)

Thriller

Dir. Fouad Mikati, US, 2015, 95 mins

Cast: Rosamund Pike, Rumer Willis, Nick Nolte, Shiloh Fernandez

A small town nurse goes on a blind date with a mysterious stranger who turns her life upside down.

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Still Alice (12)

Drama

Dirs. Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland, US, France, 2014, 101 mins

Cast: Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, Kristen Stewart

Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children, is a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When she receives a diagnosis of Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease, Alice and her family find their bonds thoroughly tested. Her struggle to stay connected to who she once was is frightening, heartbreaking, and inspiring.

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A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence (12)

Comedy | Drama | World

Dir. Roy Andersson, Sweden/Rest Of The World, 2014, 101 mins, some subtitles

Cast: Holger Andersson, Nils Westblom, Viktor Gyllenberg,Lotti Törnros, Jonas Gerholm, Ola Stensson

Like modern times’ Don Quixote and Sancho Panza, Sam and Jonathan, two travelling salesmen peddling novelty items, take us on a kaleidoscopic wandering through human destinies. A PIGEON SAT ON A BRANCH REFLECTING ON EXISTENCE consists of everyday and out of the ordinary stories portraying our existence in its grandeur and pettiness, beauty and tragedy, exaggeration and sadness… – with a panoramic view, as if told by a bird reflecting on human condition. The pigeon is astonished by humans, their activities, follies, prides and all this agitation, the meaning of which it seeks to understand. THE LIVING TRILOGY, of which A PIGEON SAT ON A BRANCH REFLECTING ON EXISTENCE is the third film, creates a tension between the banal and the essential, the comic and the tragic – to show the dialectic and dynamic nature of existence, while shaping the thought that mankind is potentially heading towards apocalypse, but also that the outcome is in our hands.

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Chappie (15)

Action | Sci-Fi | Thriller

Dir. Neill Blomkamp, Mexico, US, 2014, 120 mins

Cast: Sharlto Copley, Dev Patel, Hugh Jackman

In the near future, crime is patrolled by an oppressive mechanized police force. But now, the people are fighting back. When one police droid, Chappie, is stolen and given new programming, he becomes the first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself. As powerful, destructive forces start to see Chappie as a danger to mankind and order, they will stop at nothing to maintain the status quo and ensure that Chappie is the last of his kind.

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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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Unfinished Business (15)

Comedy

Dir. Ken Scott, US, 2015, 91 mins

Cast: Vince Vaughn, Dave Franco, Tom Wilkinson

A hard-working small business owner (Vince Vaughn) and his two associates (Tom Wilkinson, Dave Franco) travel to Europe to close the most important deal of their lives. But what began as a routine business trip goes off the rails in every imaginable – and unimaginable – way, including unplanned stops at a massive sex fetish event and a global economic summit.

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Voices, The (15)

Comedy | Crime | Thriller

Dir. Marjane Satrapi, US/Germany, 2014, 103 mins

Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Gemma Arterton, Anna Kendrick, Jacki Weaver

Jerry (Ryan Reynolds) is an affable singleton who works on the factory floor at a bathtub factory, ever eager to get along with his co-workers, especially Fiona, (Gemma Arterton) and Lisa (Anna Kendrick) from accounts. After work Jerry goes home to his pet cat, Mr. Whiskers, and loyal dog Bosco, where the three of them hang out, watch TV and discuss the day’s events. When one night he accidentally kills Fiona Jerry hastily covers his tracks, under the strict advice of the subversive Mr. Whiskers. But Jerry is already beyond the reach of his well-meaning psychiatrist Dr. Warren (Jacki Weaver) and things are also looking bad for Lisa, who has taken a shine to Jerry. Despite Bosco trying to keep Jerry on the straight and narrow, Mr. Whiskers seems to be the loudest voice in Jerry’s head and soon events have spiralled and salvation is all Jerry can hope for.

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Woman In Black: Angel Of Death, The (15)

Drama | Horror | Thriller

Dir. Tom Harper, UK | Canada, 2014, 98 mins

Cast:  Helen McCrory, Jeremy Irvine, Phoebe Fox

During the London bombings of World War II, school teachers Eve Parkins (Phoebe Fox) and Jean Hogg (Helen McCrory) lead a group of children in evacuation to Crythin Gifford, a remote village outside of the city. When the group takes up residence at the Eel Marsh House, 40 years after Arthur Kipps (Daniel Radcliffe) investigated the first haunting, Eve soon realizes they are not alone. The longer they stay in the house, the more the awful past of the residence unravels itself and the evil spirit that lurks around them threatens the well-being of the children. With the help of a pilot (Jeremy Irvine), Eve does all that she can to protect the children and discover the truth behind the Woman in Black.

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X + Y (12)

Comedy, Drama

Dir. Morgan Matthews, UK, 2014, 111 mins

Cast:  Asa Butterfield, Rafe Spall, Sally Hawkins

X+Y follows Nathan, an awkward, idiosyncratic teenager, grappling with the sudden death of the one person who understood him; his father. As he struggles to connect with those around him, he is introduced to an anarchic and unconventional maths teacher who takes Nathan under his wing.

Soon Nathan finds himself selected for the UK Mathematics Squad and, against the odds, representing his country in Taipei. Over there, the academically gifted aren’t bullied but celebrated, envied and even invited to parties. Nathan’s rational brain can cope with the most complex of maths problems just fine, the real test comes when he meets his female exchange partner, Zhang Mei, and has to cope with falling in love; the most irrational thing of all.

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X-Men: Days of Future Past - Rogue Cut (12)

Action | Adventure | Fantasy | Science Fiction

Dir. Bryan Singer, US/UK, 2014, 131 mins

Cast:    Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman

The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in ‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past’.

The beloved characters from the original X-Men film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from ‘X-Men: First Class’, in an epic battle that must change the past – to save our future.

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Gunman, The (15)

Action | Crime | Drama

Dir. Pierre Morel, Spain/UK/France, 2015, 115 mins

Cast: Sean Penn, Javier Bardem, Idris Elba, Ray Winstone, Mark Rylance, Jessica Trinca

A gripping action-thriller from the director of ‘Taken’ and the producer of ‘The Matrix and Non-Stop’, ‘The Gunman’ stars Oscar-winner Sean Penn as a former military operative dragged into a deadly cat and mouse game. With Penn in his first action role, and a top-notch cast including Javier Bardem and Idris Elba, ‘The Gunman’ is a high-octane must-see.

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Home (PG)

Animation | Adventure | Family| Fantasy

Dir. Tim Johnson, US, 2015, 94 mins

Cast (voices): Jim Parsons, Rihanna, Steve Martin, Jennifer Lopez

An overly optimistic, yet inept, alien race named Boov, led by Captain Smek, invades Earth to hide from their mortal enemy and make it a new home.Convinced they are doing a favour, they begin to relocate the human race, but one resourceful girl, Tip, manages to avoid capture. When on the run, she is accompanied by a banished Boov, named Oh, who has accidentally notified the enemies of his whereabouts.

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Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence), The (18)

Horror

Dir. Tom Six, US, 2015, 102 min

Cast: Eric Roberts, Robert LaSardo, Bree Olson

Bully prison warden Bill Boss, leading a big state prison in the US of A, has a lot of problems; his prison statistically has the highest amount of prison riots, medical costs and staff turnover in the country. But foremost he is unable to get the respect he thinks he deserves from his inmates and the state Governor. He constantly fails in experimenting with different ideas for the ideal punishment to get the inmates in line, which drives him, together with the sizzling heat, completely insane. Under threats of termination by the Governor, his loyal right hand man Dwight comes up with a brilliant idea. A revolutionary idea which could change the American prison system for good and save billions of dollars. An idea based on the notorious Human Centipede movies, that will literally and figuratively get the inmates on their knees, creating the ultimate punishment and deterrent for anyone considering a life of crime.

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Peppa Pig: The Golden Boots (U)

 Animation | Short

Cast:  Morwenna Banks, Alice May, Oliver May

Grab your wellies and head to cinemas this February half term, to give your little ones a brand new cinema experience with one whole hour of Peppa Pig fun!

Join Peppa in her first ever 15 minute special episode The Golden Boots! PLUS as part of the experience there’s 5 favourite Peppasodes to watch AND a whole lot of songs, giggles and snorts with the Milkshake presenters Jen Derek and Kemi!

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