Jul 022012
 




 

Released 7th September:

Dredd (18)  Running time: 95 mins

Director: Pete Travis,  Writers: Carlos Ezquerra, Alex Garland

Starring: Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby, Lena Headey, Domhnall Glesson

In the vast, post-apocalyptic metropolis of Mega City One on America’s east coast, the only law is provided by the Judges of the Hall of Justice – cops with the power of judge, jury and executioner. Most feared among these law-keepers is the ruthless and implacable Judge Dredd (Karl Urban). More and more of the inhabitants of Mega City One are addicted to a drug that alters the brain’s perception of time: Slo-Mo. While assigned to train and evaluate Cadet Judge Cassandra Anderson (Olivia Thirlby), Dredd is called to instigate a crime in Peach Trees, the notorious high-rise slum tower controlled by former prostitute-turned-drug-lord, Ma-Ma (Lena Headey) and her clan. The Judges capture one of the clan’s senior members and Ma-Ma locks down the tower, leaving Dredd and Anderson with a choice: escape the slum with their prisoner or climb to the top of the tower to capture Ma-Ma and judge her as well.

 

Lawless (18) Running time: 115 minutes

Director: John Hillcoat,  Writers: Nick Cave, Matt Bondurant

Starring: Tom Hardy, Shia LeBeouf, Guy Pearce, Gary Oldman, Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska, Dane Dehaan

Lawless is based on the book “The Wettest County in the World” by Matt Bondurant, writing about his grandfather and two granduncles, following the story of the rural hard-men that created the big city gangsters. Brazen and fearless, these young rebel brothers helped build the American Dream in this exuberant tale of what was to become crime’s first major gold rush. The youngest brother, Jack (Shia LaBeouf), fancies himself the next Al Capone; he dreams of sharp suits, guns, girls and fast cars, no matter the cost.

St George’s Day (18) Running time: 109 mins

Director: Frank Harper,  Writers: Urs Buehler, Frank Harper

Starring: Charles Dance, Vincent Regan, Craig Faribrass, Frank Harper, Neil Maskell, Dexter Fletcher

Infamous London gangster cousins, Micky Mannock and Ray Collishaw, are at the top of the food chain, when their world is turned upside down as they lose a shipment of the Russian Mafia’s cocaine in rough seas. Set in London, Amsterdam and Berlin, the story races across Europe at breakneck speed as Micky and Ray attempt to stay one step ahead of the Police. Can they pull off a daring diamond heist in time to put things right and retire to a “legitimate” way of life.

Released 12th September:

The Sweeney (15) Running time: 112 minutes

Director: Nick Love, Writer: John Hodge, Nick Love

Starring: Ray Winstone, Damian Lewis, Hayley AtwellSteven Mackintosh, Paul Anderson, Alan Ford

A hardened detective in the Flying Squad of London’s Metropolitan police. Based on the ’70s UK TV show.

 

Released 14th September:

ParaNorman (PG) Running time: 93 minutes

Director: Chris Butler, Sam Fell, Writer: Chris Butler

Starring: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Anna Kendrick, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, John Goodman, Casey Affleck, Leslie Mann

A small town comes under siege by zombies. Who can it call? Only misunderstood local boy Norman (voiced by Kodi Smit-McPhee), who is able to speak with the dead. In addition to the zombies, he’ll have to take on ghosts, witches, and worst of all, moronic grown-ups to save his town from a centuries-old curse. But this young ghoul whisperer may find his paranormal activities pushed to their otherworldly limits.

 

Premium Rush (15) Running time: 91 minutes

Director: David Koepp, Writers: David Koepp, John Kamps

Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Shannon, Jamie Chung

In Manhattan, a bike messenger picks up an envelope that attracts the interest of a dirty cop, who pursues the cyclist throughout the city.

 

When the Lights Went Out (15) Runing time: 86 mins

Director: Pat Holden,  Writer: Pat Holden

Starring: Kate Ashfield, Nicky Bell, Alan Brent

Yorkshire, 1974. Britain is in recession, the oil crisis and black outs loom large. The Maynard family move into their dream house, only to find a “presence” already living there. Len, Jenny and their daughter Sally must struggle to keep their already-fragile family together as they are attacked by poltergeists. Soon it becomes apparent that Sally is their main focus of attention. The house becomes a living nightmare. They must exorcise the evil spirits for them to survive.

 

Released 21st September:

House at the End of the Street (15)  Running time: 101 mins

Director: Mark Tonderai,  Writers: David Loucka, Jonathan Mostow

Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Elisabeth Shue, Max Thieriot

Seeking a fresh start, newly divorced Sarah (Oscar(R)-nominee Elisabeth Shue; Leaving Las Vegas, Piranha 3D) and her daughter Elissa (Oscar(R)-nominee Jennifer Lawrence; X-Men: First Class, Winter’s Bone) find the house of their dreams in a small, upscale, rural town. But when startling and unexplainable events begin to happen, Sarah and Elissa learn the town is in the shadows of a chilling secret. Years earlier, in the house next door, a daughter killed her parents in their beds, and disappeared – leaving only a brother, Ryan (Max Thieriot, My Soul to Take), as the sole survivor. Against Sarah’s wishes, Elissa begins a relationship with the reclusive Ryan – and the closer they get, the deeper they’re all pulled into a mystery more dangerous than they ever imagined.

Inbred (18)  Running time: 90 minutes

Director: Alex Chandon,  Writers: Alex Chandon, Paul Shrimpton

Starring; Jo Hartley, Seamus O’Neill, James Doherty

Four young urban offenders and their care workers embark on a community service weekend in the strange, remote Yorkshire village of Mortlake, which prides on keeping itself to itself. Visiting the local pub, ‘The Dirty Hole’ which serves home-made (and suspiciously hairy) pork scratchings, they quickly realise they’ve made the wrong holiday choice.

A minor incident with some local inbred youths rapidly escalates into a blood-soaked, deliriously warped nightmare for all involved and it’s just a case of who will survive, and what will be left of them?

 

Killing Them Softly (18) Running time: 97 mins

Director: Andrew Dominik,  Writers: Andrew Dominik, George V. Higgins

Starring: Brad Pitt, Ray Liotta, Richard Jenkins, Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn, James Gandolfini

Three dumb guys who think they’re smart rob a Mob protected card game, causing the local criminal economy to collapse. Brad Pitt plays the enforcer hired to track them down and restore order. KILLING THEM SOFTLY also features Richard Jenkins (THE VISITOR), James Gandolfini (“The Sopranos”), Ray Liotta (NARC), Scoot McNairy (MONSTERS), Ben Mendelsohn (ANIMAL KINGDOM), and Vincent Curatola (“The Sopranos”). Max Casella, Trevor Long, Slaine and Sam Shepard also make appearances. KILLING THEM SOFTLY is written for the screen and directed by Andrew Dominik (The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford), and is based on the George V. Higgins novel, “Cogan’s Trade.” Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Steve Schwartz, Paula Mae Schwartz, and Anthony Katagas produced the film, with Roger Schwartz, Matthew Budman, Will French, and Douglas Saylor Jr. serving as co-producers. Director of photography Greig Fraser, and production and costume designer Patricia Norris led the creative behind-the-camera team. Casting for KILLING THEM SOFTLY was handled by Francine Maisler, and Brian A. Kates, A.C.E., served as editor. Executive producers are Megan Ellison, Marc Butan, Bill Johnson, Jim Seibel, Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein, Adi Shankar and Spencer Silna.

 

Savages (15) Running time: 131 minutes

Director: Oliver Stone, Writers: Shane Salerno, Don Winslow

Starring: Aaron Johnson, Taylor Kitsch, Blake Lively, Benicio Del Toro, Salma Hayek, John Travolta

Laguna Beach entrepreneurs Ben (Johnson), a peaceful and charitable Buddhist, and his closest friend Chon (Kitsch), a former Navy SEAL and ex-mercenary, run a lucrative, homegrown industry—raising some of the best marijuana ever developed. They also share a one-of-a-kind love with the extraordinary beauty Ophelia (Lively). Life is idyllic in their Southern California town…until the Mexican Baja Cartel decides to move in and demands that the trio partners with them.

When the merciless head of the BC, Elena (Hayek), and her brutal enforcer, Lado (Del Toro), underestimate the unbreakable bond among these three friends, Ben and Chon—with the reluctant, slippery assistance of a dirty DEA agent (Travolta)—wage a seemingly unwinnable war against the cartel. And so begins a series of increasingly vicious ploys and maneuvers in a high stakes, savage battle of wills.

Tower Block (15) Running time: 90 mins

Directors: James Nunn, Ronnie Thompson,  Writer: James Moran

Starring: Sheridan Smith, Jack O’Connell, Ralph Brown, Russell Tovey

Hear no evil, speak no evil, see no evil. When Jimmy is brutally murdered by two hooded figures, Becky, Kurtis, Neville, and the other residents of the Serenity House tower block are witnesses to the killing but, fearing retribution, are too scared to give detectives any information; and the police investigation is going nowhere.

One year later someone has decided to take justice into their own hands. Picked off one by one, the tenants of Serenity House are under threat from a mystery sniper who has set deadly traps throughout the building, keeping them prisoners in their own homes.

Unsure of why they have been targeted, the group put their differences aside and undertake daring attempts to escape the building. But with every exit leading to another death, will they ever escape?

 

Released 28th September:

 

Looper (15) Running time: 118 minutes

Director: Rian Johnson, Writer: Rian Johnson

Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, Paul Dano, Jeff Daniels

In the futuristic action thriller Looper, time travel will be invented – but it will be illegal and only available on the black market. When the mob wants to get rid of someone, they will send their target 30 years into the past, where a “looper” – a hired gun, like Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) – is waiting to mop up. Joe is getting rich and life is good… until the day the mob decides to “close the loop,” sending back Joe’s future self (Bruce Willis) for assassination.

 

Resident Evil: Retribution (15) Running time: 95 minutes

Director: Paul W.S Anderson, Writer: Paul W.S Anderson

Starring: Milla Jovovich, Sienna Guillory, Michelle Rodriguez, Kevin Durand, Bingbing Li

In RESIDENT EVIL: RETRIBUTION, the Umbrella Corporation’s deadly T-virus continues to ravage the Earth, transforming the global population into legions of the flesh eating Undead. The human race’s last and only hope, ALICE (Milla Jovovich), awakens in the heart of Umbrella’s most clandestine operations facility and unveils more of her mysterious past as she delves further into the complex. Without a safe haven, Alice continues to hunt those responsible for the outbreak; a chase that takes her from Tokyo to New York, Washington, D.C. and Moscow, culminating in a mind-blowing revelation that will force her to rethink everything that she once thought to be true. Aided by newfound allies and familiar friends, Alice must fight to survive long enough to escape a hostile world on the brink of oblivion. The countdown has begun.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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