Jun 082012
 




Released 1st August:

Ted (15) Running time: 107 minutes

Director: Seth MacFarlane, Writer: Seth MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, Seth MacFarlane

Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane brings his boundary-pushing brand of humor to the big screen for the first time as writer, director and voice star of Ted.  In the live action/CG-animated comedy, he tells the story of John Bennett (Mark Wahlberg), a grown man who must deal with the cherished teddy bear who came to life as the result of a childhood wish…and has refused to leave his side ever since.

Released 3rd August:

The Reverend (18) Running time: 98 minutes

Director: Neil Jones,  Writer: Neil Jones

Starring: Rutger Hauer, Stuart Brennan, Tamer Hassan

Fresh from seminary school a new Reverend embarks on his first parish. A small, low maintenance Chapel based in the quiet idyllic setting of a quiet country village. While on the surface the village seems to be a peaceful parish, with perfect residents, soon it becomes apparent that something more sinister lurks beneath the façade of a local businessman. On a wet, cold night a mysterious girl visits The Reverend at the chapel. Cold and upset she is welcomed in warmly, soon it becomes apparent that her visit is not for sanctuary but to deliver a message, a message in the form of a deep, bloody bite… Awoken with an unknown, uncontrollable thirst a confused Reverend can find no evidence of the girl from the night before, with nothing but the thirst and memory of the bite, The Reverend embarks on his mandate, to clean up the village and the neighbouring estate, by preaching or feasting.

Sound of My Voice (15) Running time: 85 minutes

Director: Zal Batmanglij,  Writers: Brit Marling, Zal Batmanglij

Starring: Brit Marling, Christopher Denham, Nicole Vicius

A journalist and his girlfriend get pulled in while they investigate a cult whose leader claims to be from the future.

 

Released 10th August:

The Dinosaur Project (12A) Running time: 83 minutes

Director: Sid Bennett,  Writers: Sid Bennett, Jay Basu

Starring: Natasha Loring, Richard Dillane, Matt Kane

And the world thought that dinosaurs were extinct? Brace yourself for a chilling ride through the depths of the Congo jungle as a film crew discovers (to their peril) that the 65-million-year-old species is more than alive! The most exciting dinosaur action movie since Jurassic Park!

African fishermen find an orange backpack floating gently on the water. They are astonished to discover a waterproof container inside, full of videotapes. Flash back to London and the announcement by crypto-zoologist Jonathan Marchant of his expedition to find Mokele Mbembe, a legendary dinosaur rumored to inhabit the Congo River.

As Jonathan’s team boards a chopper to take them into the jungle, they are accompanied by their mysterious and beautiful local guide, Amara; a TV documentary crew equipped with state-of-the-art camera technology; and a stowaway looking for adventure: Jonathan’s rebellious but multi-talented teenage son, Luke. After an attack by flying reptiles, the helicopter crashes near a deserted village, and all the team’s links to the outside world go down. They are on their own. Or are they?

 

Released 13th August:

The Bourne Legacy (12A)  Running time: 135 minutes

Director: Tony Gilroy,  Writers: Tony Gilroy, Dan Gilroy

  Starring; Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Albert Finney

The narrative architect behind the Bourne film series, Tony Gilroy, takes the helm in the next chapter of the hugely popular espionage franchise that has earned almost $1 billion at the global box office: The Bourne Legacy.  The writer/director expands the Bourne universe created by Robert Ludlum with an original story that introduces us to a new hero (Jeremy Renner) whose life-or-death stakes have been triggered by the events of the first three films.

 

 

Brave (PG) Running time: 100 minutes

Directors: Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman, Steve Purcell, Writers: Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman, Steve Purcell, Irene Mecchi  

Starring: Emma Thompson, Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly, Kevin McKidd, Robbie Coltrane

  Set inScotlandin a rugged and mythical time, “Brave” featuresMerida, an aspiring archer and impetuous daughter of royalty.Meridamakes a reckless choice that unleashes unintended peril and forces her to spring into action to set things right.

 

Released 16th August:

The Expendables 2 (15) Running time: 102 minutes  

Director: Simon West,  Writers: Richard Wenk, Ken Kaufman, Sylvester Stallone, David Agosto

 Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Jason Statham, Liam Hemsworth, Jean Claude Van Damme, Jet Li, Chuck Norris, Dolph Lundgren

The Expendables are reunited when Mr. Church enlists them to take on a seemingly simple job. When things go wrong, the Expendables are compelled to seek revenge in hostile territory, where the odds are stacked against them. Hell-bent on payback, the crew cuts a swath of destruction through opposing forces, wreaking havoc and shutting down an unexpected threat in the nick of time – five tons of weapons-grade plutonium, more than enough to change the balance of power in the world. But that’s nothing compared to the justice they serve against the villainous adversary they seek revenge from.

 

Released 17th August:

 

The Three Stooges (PG) Running time: 92 minutes  

Directors: The Farrelly Brothers,  Writers: Mike Cerrone, The Farrelly Brothers  

Starring: Sean Hayes, Chris Diamantopoulos, Will Sasso

Left on the doorstep of an orphanage run by nuns, newborns Moe, Larry and Curly grow up finger-poking, nyuk-nyuk-nyuking and woo-woo-wooing their way to uncharted levels of knuckleheaded misadventure. Now their childhood home may have to close due to financial difficulties. But Larry, Curly and Moe, employed as the foster home’s inept maintenance men, are determined to come to the rescue. Only The Three Stooges could become embroiled in an oddball murder plot – while stumbling into starring roles in a phenomenally successful TV reality show.

 

Released 24th August:

The Imposter (15) Running time: 99 minutes

Director: Bart Layton

Starring; Adam O’Brian, Frederic Bourdin, Carey Gibson

A gripping thriller straight out of real life, THE IMPOSTER is an original film experience that walks the razor’s edge between true-crime documentary and stylish noir mystery. The twisting, turning tale begins with an unsettling disappearance – that of Nicholas Barclay, a 13 year-old Texas boy who vanishes without a trace. Three and a half years later, staggering news arrives: the boy has been found, thousands of miles from home in Spain, saying he survived a mind-boggling kidnap ordeal. His family is ecstatic to have him back no matter how strange the circumstances – but things become far stranger once he returns to Texas. Though the family accepts him, suspicion surrounds the person who claims to be Nicholas. How could the Barclay’s blonde, blue-eyed son have returned with darker skin and eyes? How could his personality and even accent have changed so profoundly? Why does the family not seem to notice the glaring differences? And if this person who has arrived in Texas isn’t the Barclay’s missing child . . . who on earth is he? And what really happened to Nicholas?

Director Bart Layton fuses confessional interviews and suspenseful storytelling into a film that asks the audience to play detective – as they ferret out the blurred evidence between a family who seems desperate to believe, a private investigator obsessed with resolution and a lonely thief whose only loot is human identities. Yet, just when it seems the puzzle of Nicholas Barclay has come together, another corkscrew twist turns everything upside down – and draws the audience deeper into THE IMPOSTER’S lacerating questions about truth, perception and why people are so tempted to pretend, to fib and, most of all, to fool ourselves.

 

The Watch (15) Running time: 101 minutes

Director: Akiva Schaffer, Writers: Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, Jared Stern  

Starring: Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill, Richard Ayoade

Suburban dads who form a neighborhood watch group as a way to get out of their day-to-day family routines find themselves defending the Earth from an alien invasion.

 

 

Released 29th August:

Total Recall (12A) Running time: 118 minutes

Director: Len Wiseman,  Writers: Kurt Wimmer, Mark Bomback, Phillip K. Dick

Starring: Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Bokeem Woodbine, Bryan Cranston, Bill Nighy, Ethan Hawke

“Total Recall” is an action thriller about reality and memory, inspired anew by the famous short story “We Can Remember It For You Wholesale” by Philip K. Dick. Welcome to Rekall, the company that can turn your dreams into real memories. For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid (Colin Farrell), even though he’s got a beautiful wife (Kate Beckinsale) who he loves, the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his frustrating life – real memories of life as a super-spy might be just what he needs. But when the procedure goes horribly wrong, Quaid becomes a hunted man. Finding himself on the run from the police – controlled by Chancellor Cohaagen (Bryan Cranston), the leader of the free world – Quaid teams up with a rebel fighter (Jessica Biel) to find the head of the underground resistance (Bill Nighy) and stop Cohaagen. The line between fantasy and reality gets blurred and the fate of his world hangs in the balance as Quaid discovers his true identity, his true love, and his true fate.

 

 

Released 31st August:

 The Possession (15) Running time: 92 mins

Director: Ole Bornedal,  Writers: Juliet Snowden, Stiles White  

Starring: Natasha Calis, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Kyra Sedgwick

Based on true events, ‘The Possession’ is the terrifying story of how one family must unite in order to survive the wrath of an unspeakable evil. Clyde (Morgan) and Stephanie Brenek (Sedgwick) see little cause for alarm when their youngest daughter Em becomes oddly obsessed with an antique wooden box she purchased at a yard sale. But as Em’s behavior becomes increasingly erratic, the couple fears the presence of a malevolent force in their midst, only to discover that the box was built to contain a dibbuk, a dislocated spirit that inhabits and ultimately devours its human host.

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