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Pride

Rousing, true story comedy-drama on the bitter 1984 Miners' strike in Margaret Thatcher's Britain, which fosters an unlikely union of solidarity between embattled mineworkers and the militant gay and lesbian community. Stars Bill Nighy, Dominic West and Imelda Staunton.

At the Gay Pride March in London '84, a group of gay and lesbian activists decide to raise money to support the families of the striking miners. Though the Union seems embarrassed to receive their support, the activists are not deterred. They decide to ignore the Union and go direct to the miners - setting off in a mini bus to the a village in deepest Wales, to make their donation in person. So begins this true story of two seemingly alien communities who form a surprising partnership.

Thursday 30th Oct 2014

Starring: Bill Nighy, Dominic West, Andrew Scott, Imelda Staunton, George MacKay, Joseph Gilgun

Comedy, Drama, True Story


This is Where I Leave You

Welcome home, get uncomfortable

Jason Bateman, Tiny Fey and Adam Driver lead this comedy about a not-so-functional group of siblings forced to grant the dying wish of their departed father: to live under the same roof together for a week. Co-stars Jane Fonda as the newly breast-enhanced, widowed mother.

Thursday 6th Nov 2014

Starring: Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Adam Driver, Corey Stoll, Jane Fonda, Rose Byrne, Kathryn Hahn, Connie Britton, Ben Schwartz, Timothy Olyphant, Aaron Lazar, Abigail Spencer, Debra Monk, Dax Shepard

Comedy, Drama


Interstellar  (M) Offensive language  No Comps

Mankind was born on earth, it was never meant to die here.

Time and space travelling sci-fi from director Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight, Inception), starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Matt Damon, Casey Affleck and Michael Caine. A group of explorers make use of a newly discovered wormhole (which hypothetically connects massively separated regions of spacetime) to surpass limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances of interstellar voyage. The Hollywood Reporter has said that "the plot is believed to involve time travel and alternate dimensions, but other details are being kept under wraps."

Thursday 6th Nov 2014

Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Chastain, Anne Hathaway, Wes Bentley, Casey Affleck, Michael Caine, Topher Grace, John Lithgow, Ellen Burstyn, David Oyelowo, Bill Irwin, Matt Damon

Science Fiction


Boyhood  (M) Violence, offensive language and drug use

Longitudinal, observational coming-of-age drama from Richard Linklater (Dazed and Confused), following the life of a boy from age 6 to 18. The movie was made over a period of 12 years, filmed in annual periods, watching the boy - as well as co-stars Patricia Arquette and Ethan Hawke - age and change. Hawke described the unique production as "timelapse photography of a human being".

Opens with dreamy-eyed grade-schooler Mason (Ellar Coltrane) facing upheaval: his devoted, struggling single mom Olivia (Arquette) has decided to move him and older sister Samantha (Lorelei Linklater) to Houston – just as their long-absent father Mason Sr. (Hawke) returns from Alaska. Through a tide of parents and stepparents, girls, teachers and bosses, dangers, yearnings and creative passions, Mason emerges to head down his own road.

Ethan Hawke explained the ambitious project in 2013: "Linklater and I have made a short film every year for the last 11 years, one more to go, that follows the development of a young boy from age six to 18. I play the father, and it's Tolstoy-esque in scope. I thought the Before series was the most unique thing I would ever be a part of, but Rick has engaged me in something even more strange. Doing a scene with a young boy at the age of seven when he talks about why raccoons die, and at the age of 12 when he talks about video games, and 17 when he asks me about girls, and have it be the same actor - to watch his voice and body morph - it's a little bit like timelapse photography of a human being."

Thursday 6th Nov 2014

Starring: Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette, Ellar Coltrane, Lorelei Linklater, Elijah Smith, Steven Chester Prince, Bonnie Cross, Marco Perella, Libby Villari, Jamie Howard, Andrew Villarreal

Drama


The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1  No Comps

The penultimate Hunger Games chapter (with Suzanne Collins' final novel being split into two movies), with stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, the late Philip Seymour Hoffman and director Francis Lawrence all returning from Catching Fire. As the cries for rebellion against the autocratic Capitol give rise to action, Katniss reluctantly becomes the people's symbol of change.

Thursday 20th Nov 2014

Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Natalie Dormer, Liam Hemsworth, Sam Claflin, Julianne Moore, Lily Rabe, Evan Ross, Philip Seymour Hoffman, John Cusack

Action, Adventure, Drama, Science Fiction


Fury

War never ends quietly.

Brad Pitt is Sergeant Wardaddy in this WWII action drama, the master and commander of a Sherman tank and her crew (Logan Lerman, Shia LaBeouf, Michael Peña and Jon Bernthal). Outnumbered and outgunned, the five-man outfit breach enemy lines in an attempt to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany. From the writer and director of End of Watch.

Thursday 20th Nov 2014

Starring: Brad Pitt, Logan Lerman, Shia LaBeouf, Jon Bernthal, Michael Peña, Xavier Samuel

Action, Drama, War


The Dead Lands

Where the warrior spirit was born.

Maori history is brought alive in this period-set action-adventure based on the traditional fighting art of Mau rākau. After his tribe is slaughtered through an act of treachery, the chieftan's teenage son Hongi (James Rolleston, Boy) must avenge his father's death in order to bring honor to the souls of his loved ones. Outnumbered by the band of villains, Hongi's only hope is to pass through the forbidden Dead Lands and forge an alliance with the mysterious "Warrior" (Lawrence Makoare, Die Another Day). From the director of No. 2 and Dean Spanley, co-stars Rena Owen (Once Were Warriors) and former NRL player Wairangi Koopu.

Thursday 20th Nov 2014

Starring: James Rolleston, Lawrence Makoare, Te Kohe Tuhaka, Xavier Horan, George Henare, Rena Owen, Wairangi Koopu

Action, Adventure, Drama, Historical


The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies  No Comps

The Defining Chapter

Peter Jackson's return to Middle Earth concludes with part three of his adaptation of J.R.R Tolkien's The Hobbit. A young Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman, The Office), Gandalf the Grey (Ian McKellen), legendary warrior Thorin Oakensheild (Richard Armitage, Spooks) and a posse of 13 dwarves journey to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, which was long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug.

Their quest will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Giant Spiders, Shapeshifters and Sorcerers. Although they've got to get to the East and the wastelands of the Lonely Mountain, first they must escape the goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets Gollum (Andy Serkis). It is there with Gollum, on the shores of an underground lake, the unassuming Bilbo gains possession of Gollum's "precious" ring... a simple, gold ring that is tied to the fate of all Middle-earth.

Thursday 11th Dec 2014

Starring: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Andy Serkis, Cate Blanchett, Christopher Lee, Elijah Wood, Richard Armitage, Orlando Bloom, Hugo Weaving, Graham McTavish

Adventure, Fantasy


Annie  No Comps

It's a hard knock life.

Jay Z-produced remake of the classic stage musical with Oscar-nominated Beasts of the Southern Wild star Quvenzhané Wallis as little orphan Annie. A wealthy businessman and politician, Benjamin Stacks (Jamie Foxx) comes to the aid of Annie, who lives in an orphanage run by the tyrannical Miss Hannigan (Cameron Diaz). From the director of Easy A.

Thursday 18th Dec 2014

Starring: Quvenzhané Wallis, Jamie Foxx, Cameron Diaz, Rose Byrne, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Bobby Cannavale, David Zayas, Tracie Thoms

Comedy, Drama, Family, Kids, Musical


Big Hero 6  No Comps

From Disney Animation comes this family superhero sci-fi, based on the 1998 Marvel comic book series, set in the high-tech city of San Fransokyo where a brilliant young robotics prodigy and his self-made robo-pal Baymax join forces with a team of first-time crime fighters in order to save the city from a dastardly criminal menace. Features the voices of Josh Hutcherson (The Hunger Games), T.J. Miller (How to Train Your Dragon), Maya Rudolph (Bridesmaids) and Samuel L. Jackson.

Friday 26th Dec 2014

Starring: Josh Hutcherson, Samuel L. Jackson, Freddie Highmore, T.J. Miller, Maya Rudolph, Jamie Chung

Action, Animated, Comedy, Family, Kids


Jupiter Ascending  No Comps

Wachowski siblings (The Matrix) sci-fi, starring Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum. In a universe where humans are near the bottom of the evolutionary ladder, a woman whose existence threatens to end the Queen's interstellar reign is targeted for assassination.

From the streets of Chicago to far-flung galaxies, Jupiter Ascending tells the story of Jupiter Jones (Kunis), who was born with signs predicting she was destined for great things. Now grown, Jupiter still dreams of the stars but is destitute. Only when Caine (Tatum), a genetically engineered ex-military hunter, arrives on Earth to track her down does Jupiter begin to glimpse the fate that has been waiting for her all along - her genetic signature marks her as next in line for an extraordinary inheritance that could alter the balance of the cosmos.

Thursday 15th Jan 2015

Starring: Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum, Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne, Douglas Booth, Jo Osmond, Terry Gilliam, James D'Arcy

Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Thriller


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