Cinema Releases: November 2014

Released 7th November:

 

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Interstellar (12A) Running time: 169 minutes

Director: Christopher Nolan,  Writers: Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan

Cast: McConaughey,Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Matt Damon, Bill Irwin, John Lithgow, Casey Affleck, David Gyasi, Wes Bentley, Mackenzie Foy, Timothée Chalamet, Topher Grace, David Oyelowo, Ellen Burstyn, Michael Caine. 

Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.

 

 

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The November Man (15) Running time: 108 minutes

Director: Roger Donaldson,  Writers: Michael Finch, Karl Gajdusek

Cast: Pierce Brosnan, Luke Bracey, Olga Kurylenko

An ex-CIA operative is brought back in on a very personal mission and finds himself pitted against his former pupil in a deadly game involving high level CIA officials and the Russian president-elect.

 

 

Released 14th November:

 

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The Drop (15) Running time: 106 minutes

Director: Michael R. Roskam,  Writer: Dennis Lehane

Cast: Tom Hardy, James Gandolfini, Noomi Rapace

THE DROP is a new crime drama from Michaël R. Roskam, the Academy Award-nominated director of BULLHEAD. Based on a screenplay from Dennis Lehane (MYSTIC RIVER, GONE BABY GONE), THE DROP follows lonely bartender Bob Saginowski (Tom Hardy) through a covert scheme of funneling cash to local gangsters – “money drops” – in the underworld of Brooklyn bars. Under the heavy hand of his employer and cousin Marv (James Gandolfini), Bob finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood’s past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living – no matter the cost.

 

 

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The Imitation Game (12A) Running time: 113 minutes

Director: Morten Tyldum,  Writers: Andrew Hodges, Graham Moore

Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Charles Dance, Mark Strong

THE IMITATION GAME is a nail-biting race against time following Alan Turing (pioneer of modern-day computing and credited with cracking the German Enigma code) and his brilliant team at Britain’s top-secret code-breaking centre, Bletchley Park, during the darkest days of World War II. Turing, whose contributions and genius significantly shortened the war, saving thousands of lives, was the eventual victim of an unenlightened British establishment, but his work and legacy live on.

 

 

 

 

Released 20th November:

 

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 (12A) Running time: 125 minutes

Director: Francis Lawrence,  Writers: Danny Strong, Peter Craig, Suzanne Collins

Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Donald Sutherland,Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Stanley Tucci, Jena Malone, Julianne Moore

The worldwide phenomenon of The Hunger Games continues to set the world on fire with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, which finds Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) in District 13 after she literally shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin (Julianne Moore) and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and a nation moved by her courage. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 is directed by Francis Lawrence from a screenplay by Danny Strong and Peter Craig and produced by Nina Jacobson’s Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. The novel on which the film is based is the third in a trilogy written by Suzanne Collins that has over 65 million copies in print in the U.S. alone.

 

 

Released 21st November:

 

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The Homesman (15) Running time: 122 minutes

Director: Tommy Lee Jones,  Writers: Kieran Fitzgerald, Tommy Lee Jones

Cast: Tommy Lee Jones, Hilary Swank, Grace Gummer, Miranda Otto, Sonja Richter, John Lithgow, William Fichtner, James Spader

A claim jumper and a pioneer woman team up to escort three insane women from Nebraska to Iowa.

 

 

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No Good Deed (15) Running time: 84 minutes

Director: Sam Miller,  Writer: Aimee Lagos

Cast: Idris Elba,Taraji P. Henson, Leslie Bibb, Kate del Castillo and Hery Simmons 

Terri (Taraji P. Henson) is a devoted wife and mother of two, living an ideal suburban life in Atlanta when Colin (Idris Elba), a charming but dangerous escaped convict, shows up at her door claiming car trouble. Terri offers her phone to help him but soon learns that no good deed goes unpunished as she finds herself fighting for survival when he invades her home and terrorizes her family.

 

 

 

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What We Do In The Shadows (15) Running time: 86 minutes

Directors: Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi,  Writers: Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi

Cast: Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi,Jonathan Brugh, Stuart Rutherford, Cori Gonzalez-Macuer, Jackie Van Beek. 

What We Do In The Shadows follows the lives of Viago (Taika Waititi), Deacon (Jonathan Brugh), and Vladislav (Jemaine Clement) – three flatmates who are just trying to get by and overcome life’s obstacles-like being immortal vampires who must feast on human blood. Hundreds of years old, the vampires are finding that beyond sunlight catastrophes, hitting the main artery, and not being able to get a sense of their wardrobe without a reflection-modern society has them struggling with the mundane like paying rent, keeping up with the chore wheel, trying to get into nightclubs, and overcoming flatmate conflicts.

 

 

 

Released 28th November:

 

2001

2001: A Space Odyssey (Re-release) (U) Running time: 160 minutes

Director: Stanley Kubrick,  Writers: Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C Clarke

Cast: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester, Douglas Rain

“2001” is a story of evolution. Sometime in the distant past, someone or something nudged evolution by placing a monolith on Earth (presumably elsewhere throughout the universe as well). Evolution then enabled humankind to reach the moon’s surface, where yet another monolith is found, one that signals the monolith placers that humankind has evolved that far. Now a race begins between computers (HAL) and human (Bowman) to reach the monolith placers. The winner will achieve the next step in evolution, whatever that may be.

 

 

 

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Horrible Bosses 2 (15) Running time: 108 minutes

Director: Sean Anders,  Writers: Sean Anders, John Morris

Cast: Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Chris Pine, Jennifer Aniston, Christoph Waltz, Kevin Spacey

Fed up with answering to higher-ups, Nick (Bateman), Dale (Day) and Kurt (Sudeikis) decide to become their own bosses by launching their own business in “Horrible Bosses 2.” But a slick investor soon pulls the rug out from under them. Outplayed and desperate, and with no legal recourse, the three would-be entrepreneurs hatch a misguided plan to kidnap the investor’s adult son and ransom him to regain control of their company.

 

 

 

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I Am Ali (PG) Running time: 111 minutes

Director: Clare Lewins,  Writer: Clare Lewins

Cast: Muhammad Ali Jnr, Hana Ali, Maryum Ali

An intimate and heart-warming look at the man behind the legend – as we’ve never seen Ali before. ‘I Am Ali’ is told through exclusive, unprecedented access to Ali’s personal archive of ‘audio journals’ combined with touching interviews and testimonials from his inner circle of family and friends, including his daughters, son, ex-wife and brother, plus legends of the boxing community including Mike Tyson, George Foreman and Gene Kilroy.

 

 

 

 

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Paddington (PG) Running time: 95 mins

Director: Paul King,  Writers: Michael Bond, Paul King

Cast: Ben Whishaw,Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi, and Nicole Kidman. 

Adapted from Michael Bond’s beloved books, Paddington follows the comic misadventures of a polite young bear with an endearing talent for comic chaos.

Paddington has grown up deep in the Peruvian jungle with his Aunt Lucy who, inspired by a chance encounter with an English explorer, has raised her nephew to dream of an exciting life in London. When an earthquake destroys their home, Aunt Lucy decides to smuggle her young nephew on board a boat bound for England, in search of a better life. Arriving alone at Paddington Station, Paddington soon finds that city life is not all he had imagined – until he meets the kindly Brown family, who find him with a label tied around his neck which reads ‘Please look after this bear. Thank you.’ They offer him a temporary home whilst he searches for the explorer who impressed Aunt Lucy all those years before.
But when Paddington catches the eye of a sinister, seductive taxidermist, it isn’t long before his home – and very existence – is under threat …

 

Matt Wavish
About Matt Wavish 10125 Articles
A keen enthusiast and collector of all horror and extreme films. I can be picky as i like quality in my horror. This doesn't necessarily mean it has to be a classic, but as long as it has something to impress me then i'm a fan. I watch films by the rule that if it doesn't bring out some kind of emotive response then it aint worth watching.

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