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The Ground We Won  (M) Offensive language, sexual references, nudity & content that may offend

New Zealand’s farming community and grassroots rugby are the focus of this cultural slice-of-life documentary following a rural rugby team looking to overcome a string of bitter losses. Shot in black and white from the filmmakers behind How Far is Heaven.

"Rugby and farming are so heavily branded as symbols of national identity that you might wonder what relationship the images bear to real rugby-playing farmers in 2015. Confessed ‘rugby outsiders’, husband and wife filmmakers Chris Pryor and Miriam Smith hunkered down in Reporoa for the better part of a year to find out. Their dispatch from the grassroots is unsentimental, funny, and so startlingly beautiful it could reanimate your responses to an overplayed mythology.

"The pair follow the area’s predominantly pakeha rugby team at work and at play as they struggle for credibility after a string of humiliating losses. The camera takes to several willing specimens of dairy-farming manhood who open up for our entertainment and edification." (New Zealand International Film Festival)

Thursday 4th Jun 2015

Starring: Peanut, Slug, Broomy, Socks, Sticks, Turbo, Horse, Grease

Documentary, Sport


Aloha  No Comps

Sometimes you have to say goodbye before you can say hello.

Cameron Crowe dramedy about a celebrated military contractor (Bradley Cooper) who returns to the site of his greatest career triumphs – the US Space program in Hawaii – and reconnects with a long-ago love (Rachel McAdams) while unexpectedly falling for the hard-charging Air Force watchdog (Emma Stone) assigned to him. Co-stars Bill Murray, John Krasinski, Danny McBride, and Alec Baldwin.

Thursday 4th Jun 2015

Starring: Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams, Bill Murray, Ivana Milicevic, John Krasinski, Jay Baruchel, Alec Baldwin, Danny McBride

Comedy, Drama, Romance


Jurassic World  No Comps

Twenty-two years after the disastrous events of Jurassic Park, the vision of founder John Hammond is now reality - a fully-functional theme park open to the public, and populated by dinosaurs.

While staff member Owen (Chris Pratt, Guardians of the Galaxy) conducts research into the fearsome velociraptor, scientists at the park are cooking up a new, genetically-modified dinosaur in the lab... Bryce Dallas Howard (The Village), Vincent D'Onofrio and Jake Johnson co-star, while Colin Trevorrow directs what is just his second feature film after indie charmer Safety Not Guaranteed.

Thursday 11th Jun 2015

Starring: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Vincent D'Onofrio, Jake Johnson, Nick Robinson, Ty Simpkins, BD Wong, Irrfan Khan, Brian Tee, Omar Sy

Adventure, Science Fiction


Noble

A dream that changed a million lives.

True story biopic on children's rights campaigner Christina Noble, a feisty and courageous Irishwoman who was forced into homelessness as a teen when abandoned by her father. As an adult, her compassionate nature drove her to help nearly a million street-children and their families in Vietnam and Mongolia.

"After surviving an early life of poverty, abuse and other misfortunes, Dubliner Christina Noble (Deirdre O’Kane) finally finds her mission in life. Aghast at the images of the Vietnam War (and the subsequent vivid nightmares they inspire), this tenacious, devout woman travels to Ho Chi Minh City in order to establish a clinic and refuge intended to better the lot of street children and war orphans. Is the fighting spirit coursing through her Irish veins a match for widespread corruption and indifference that awaits her?

"Bradley’s biopic concerning this remarkable Irish charity worker has already scored a number of awards on the festival circuit. Built around a powerful central performance by O’Kane and boasting an array of well-known faces such as Brendan Coyle (Downton Abbey), Liam Cunningham (Game of Thrones) and Ruth Negga (12 Years a Slave) in supporting roles, it’s a truly inspiring film." (Vancouver International Film Festival)

Thursday 11th Jun 2015

Starring: Deirdre O’Kane, Brendan Coyle, Liam Cunningham, Ruth Negga

Biography, Drama, True Story


Inside Out  No Comps

A major emotion picture.

From Disney/Pixar and the director of Up, a film set inside a little girl's head where five emotions - Joy, Anger, Disgust, Fear and Sadness - try to guide her through life.

Writer/director Pete Docter told The Hollywood Reporter: "The characters [the five emotions] are created with this energy because we are trying to represent what emotions would look like. They are made up of particles that actually move. Instead of being skin and solid, it is a massive collection of energy. It’s a lot of fun and really takes advantage of what animation can do."

Friday 19th Jun 2015

Starring: Mindy Kaling, Bill Hader, Amy Poehler, Phyllis Smith, Lewis Black, Kaitlyn Dias

Animated, Family, Kids


The Minions  No Comps

Animated laugher, following the history of the little minions from Descpicable Me. At the dawn of time, starting as single-celled yellow organisms, Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable of masters. Continuously unsuccessful at keeping these masters - from T. Rex to Napoleon - the Minions find themselves without someone to serve and fall into a deep depression.

Thursday 25th Jun 2015

Starring: Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Steve Carell, Hiroyuki Sanada, Pierre Coffin

Animated, Comedy, Family


Terminator: Genisys  No Comps

2015: He'll be back.

From 2015, Terminator is back in a big way beginning with Genisys (the fifth film in the franchise) - the first of a planned trilogy. From the director of Thor: The Dark World. The plot is being kept under wraps, but we know the film stars Emilia Clarke as Sarah Connor, Jason Clarke as John Connor, Jai Courtney as Kyle Reese and Arnold Schwarzenegger in the role that made him famous.

Wednesday 1st Jul 2015

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emilia Clarke, Jason Clarke, Jai Courtney, Matt Smith, Aaron V. Williamson, J.K. Simmons, Byung-hun Lee, Dayo Okeniyi

Action, Adventure, Science Fiction


Ted 2  No Comps

Seth MacFarlane returns as co-writer, director and voice star of this sequel to the foul-mouthed comedy about a man-child (Mark Wahlberg) and his even more immature living teddy bear, Ted. Co-stars Liam Neeson, Amanda Seyfried and Morgan Freeman.

Here, cuddly Ted marries Tami-Lynn (Jessica Barth), his girlfriend from the first film, and the couple try for a baby together. However, to get custody, Ted has to prove to a court of law that he is human (which he's not).

Thursday 2nd Jul 2015

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Liam Neeson, Seth MacFarlane, Amanda Seyfried, Morgan Freeman, Patrick Warburton, Jessica Barth

Comedy


Magic Mike XXL  No Comps

Channing Tatum revisits his exploits as a male stripper in this steamy sequel that he also co-wrote. Stepping in the director’s chair is Steven Soderbergh’s (director of the original) long-time assistant director and co-producer Gregory Jacobs.

Thursday 9th Jul 2015

Starring: Channing Tatum, Matthew McConaughey

Comedy


In the Heart of the Sea  No Comps

There she blows!

Director Ron Howard and actor Chris Hemsworth reunite after 2013’s Rush with this retelling of the true story that inspired Herman Melville’s classic novel Moby Dick. Co-stars Cillian Murphy and Brendon Gleeson.

In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The maritime disaster brought on a harrowing aftermath, pushing the ship’s surviving crew to their limits stranded at sea for 90 days and forced to do the unthinkable to stay alive.

Thursday 3rd Dec 2015

Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Benjamin Walker, Tom Holland, Brendon Gleeson, Cillian Murphy, Ben Whishaw, Jordi Molla

Drama, True Story, Historical


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