This Week’s Film Releases From Monday 27th March 2017

Don't Knock Twice (15)

Horror

Dir. Caradog W. James, UK, 2016, 93 mins

Cast: Katee Sackhoff, Lucy Boynton, Richard Mylan

Knock once to wake her from her bed, twice to raise her from the dead…”

So goes a disturbing urban legend involving an abandoned house supposedly inhabited by a vengeful, child-stealing witch.

When troubled teen Chloe (Lucy Boynton) raps at the door one night, she has no idea the horror she’s about to unleash.

Fleeing to the country home of her estranged mother (Katee Sackhoff)—a recovering addict who’s turned her life around to become a famous artist—Chloe must learn to trust the woman who gave her up years ago in order to stop the bloodthirsty, shape-shifting demon stalking them.

This wild supernatural shocker delivers a barrage of nonstop jolts and searing nightmare images.

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Free Fire (15)

Action | Comedy | Crime

Dir. Ben Wheatley, France/UK, 2016, 90 mins

Cast: Enzo Cilenti, Sam Riley, Michael Smiley

1978 – Boston, Massachusetts. Justine has brokered a meeting between two Irishmen and a gang selling them a stash of guns. But when shots are fired, a heart stopping game of survival ensues.

Written by screenwriter Amy Jump & Ben Wheatley, FREE FIRE stars Sharlto Copley, Armie Hammer, Brie Larson, Cillian Murphy, Jack Reynor, Babou Ceesay, Enzo Cilenti, Sam Riley, Michael Smiley and Noah Taylor.

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Ghost in the Shell

Action |Drama | Sci-Fi

Dir. Rupert Sanders, US, 2017, 137 mins

Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Michael Pitt, Michael Wincott

They created her, but they cannot control her. 

Based on the internationally-acclaimed sci-fi property, “GHOST IN THE SHELL” follows Major, a special ops, one-of-a-kind human-cyborg hybrid, who leads the elite task force Section 9.

Devoted to stopping the most dangerous criminals and extremists, Section 9 is faced with an enemy whose singular goal is to wipe out Hanka Robotic’s advancements in cyber technology.

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Graduation (15)

Drama

Dir. Cristian Mungiu, Romania/France/Belgium, 2016, 128 mins, Subtitles

Cast: Adrian Titieni, Maria-Victoria Dragus, Rares Andrici

Romeo Aldea (49), a physician living in a small mountain town in Transylvania, has raised his daughter Eliza with the idea that once she turns 18, she will leave to study and live abroad.

His plan is close to succeeding – Eliza has won a scholarship to study psychology in the UK. She just has to pass her final exams – a formality for such a good student. On the day before her first written exam, Eliza is assaulted in an attack that could jeopardize her entire future.

Now Romeo has to make a decision. There are ways of solving the situation, but none of them using the principles he, as a father, has taught his daughter.

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Man Down (15)

Drama | Thriller

Dir. Dito Montiel, US, 2015, 90 mins

Cast: Shia LaBeouf, Jai Courtney, Gary Oldman

When a U.S. Marine returns home from Afghanistan, he finds that the place he once called home is no better than the battlefields he fought on overseas.

Accompanied by his best friend, he searches desperately for the whereabouts of his estranged son and wife. In their search, the two intercept a man carrying vital information about his family.

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Smurfs: The Lost Village (U)

Animation |Adventure | Comedy

Dir. Kelly Asbury, US, 2017, 89 mins

Cast (Voice): Ariel Winter, Julia Roberts, Ellie Kemper

In this fully animated, all-new take on the Smurfs, a mysterious map sets Smurfette and her best friends Brainy, Clumsy and Hefty on an exciting and thrilling race through the Forbidden Forest filled with magical creatures to find a mysterious lost village before the evil wizard Gargamel does.

Embarking on a roller-coaster journey full of action and danger, the Smurfs are on a course that leads to the discovery of the biggest secret in Smurf history!

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Zip & Zap and the Marble Gang (PG)

Adventure | Comedy | Family

Dir. Oskar Santos, Spain, 2013, 97 mins, Subtitles

Cast: Javier Gutiérrez, Raúl Rivas, Daniel Cerezo

Naughty twins Zip & Zap are punished and sent to summer school at Hope, a strict re-education center run by Falconetti, who rules with a heavy hand and an eyepatch and forbids all forms of recreation and entertainment.

They form the Marble Gang, the children’s Resistance, in order to defy the evil headmaster.

Guided by intelligence, bravery and unbreakable faith in friendship, they uncover a mysterious secret hidden deep within the school and end up having the most exciting adventure of their lives.

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