Cinema Releases: February 2015

 Posted by on January 20, 2015  Release Dates
Jan 202015
 




 

Released 6th February:

 

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The Interview (15) Running time: 112 minutes

Directors: Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen,  Writers: Dan Sterling, Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg

Cast: Seth Rogen, James Franco, Randall Park, Lizzy Caplan, Diana Bang and Charles Rahi Chun. 

In the action-comedy The Interview, Dave Skylark (James Franco) and his producer Aaron Rapoport (Seth Rogen) run the popular celebrity tabloid TV show “Skylark Tonight.” When they discover that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un is a fan of the show, they land an interview with him in an attempt to legitimize themselves as journalists. As Dave and Aaron prepare to travel to Pyongyang, their plans change when the CIA recruits them, perhaps the two least-qualified men imaginable, to assassinate Kim Jong-un.

 

 

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Jupiter Ascending (12A) Running time: 127 minutes

Directors: Lana Wachowski, Andy Wachowski,  Writers: Lana Wachowski, Andy Wachowski

Cast: Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis, Sean Bean, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, James D’Arcy

Jupiter Jones (Kunis) was born under a night sky, with signs predicting that she was destined for great things. Now grown, Jupiter dreams of the stars but wakes up to the cold reality of a job cleaning other people’s houses and an endless run of bad breaks. 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.

 

 

 

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Shaun the Sheep (U) Running time:85 minutes

Directors; Mark Burton, Richard Starzack,  Writers: Mark Burton, Richard Starzack

When Shaun decides to take the day off and have some fun, he gets a little more action than he bargained for! Shaun’s mischief inadvertently leads to The Farmer being taken away from the farm, to the Big City…

Join Shaun, Bitzer and The Flock on their hilarious, action-packed, big screen adventure as they make plans to rescue the missing Farmer. A story about how we sometimes forget to appreciate the things we have in life, and the people who love us. Shaun the Sheep The Movie introduces us to two new Aardman characters; Trumper the animal warden who rules the city’s animal shelter with a rod of iron and Slip, an inner city orphan dog who helps Shaun save the day.

 

 

 

Released 13th February:

 

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Fifty Shades of Grey (18) Running time: 124 minutes

Director: Sam Taylor-Johnson,  Writers: Kelly Marcel, E.L. James

Cast: Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Jennifer Ehle, Eloise Mumford

When Anastasia Steele, a literature student, goes to interview the wealthy Christian Grey, as a favor to her roommate Kate Kavanagh, she encounters a beautiful, brilliant and intimidating man. The innocent and naive Ana started to realize she wants him, despite his enigmatic reserve and advice, she finds herself desperate to get close to him. Not able to resist Ana’s beauty and independent spirit, Christian Grey admits he wants her too, but in his own terms. Ana hesitates as she discovers the singular tastes of Christian Grey – despite of the embellishments of success, his multinational businesses, his vast wealth, his loving family – Grey is consumed by the need to control everything.

 

 

 

Released 20th February:

 

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Blackhat (15) Running time: 133 minutes

Director: Michael Mann, Writers: Michael Mann, Morgan Davis Foehl

Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Viola Davis, Tang Wei, and Wang Leehom 

Set within the world of global cybercrime, Legendary’s Blackhat follows a furloughed convict and his American and Chinese partners as they hunt a high-level cybercrime network from Chicago to Los Angeles to Hong Kong to Jakarta. Directed and produced by Michael Mann, the film stars Chris Hemsworth, Viola Davis, Tang Wei and Wang Leehom, and it is written by Morgan Davis Foehl and Mann. Legendary’s Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni produce alongside Mann, while Alex Garcia and Eric McLeod serve as the executive producers.

 

 

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The Duke of Burgundy (18) Running time: 104 minutes

Director: Peter Strickland

Cast:Sidse Babett Knudsen, Monica Swinn and Chiara D’Anna.  

A woman who studies butterflies and moths tests the limits of her relationship with her lover in this mesmerizing, critically-acclaimed drama from director Peter Strickland (Berberian Sound Studio).

 

 

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Kumiko: The Treasure Hunter (12A) Running time: 105 minutes

Director: David Zellner,  Writers: David Zellner, Nathan Zellner

Cast:Rinko Kikuchi, Shirley Venard and Nobuyuki Katsube. 

A lonely Japanese woman becomes convinced that a satchel of money buried and lost in a fictional film, is in fact, real. With a crudely drawn treasure map and limited preparation, she escapes her structured life in Tokyo and embarks on a foolhardy quest across the frozen tundra of Minnesota in search of her mythical fortune.

 

 

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Predestination (15) Running time: 97 minutes

Director: Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig, Writers: Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig

Cast:Ethan Hawke, Sarah Snook and Noah Taylor 

PREDESTINATION chronicles the life of a Temporal Agent sent on an intricate series of time-travel journeys designed to ensure the continuation of his law enforcement career for all eternity. Now, on his final assignment, the Agent must pursue the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time.

 

 

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Project Almanac (12A) Running time: 106 minutes

Director: Dean Iraelite,  Writers: Andrew Deutschman, Jason Pagan, Andrew Stark

Cast:Amy Landecker, Sofia Black-D’Elia, Ginny Gardner, Jonny Weston, Sir Maejor, Patrick Johnson, Gary Grubbs, Allen Evangelista, Anthony Reynolds, and Alexandra Bartee 

As a group of friends discover plans for a time machine, they build it and use it to fix their problems and personal gain. But as the future falls apart with disasters, and each of them disappear little by little, they must travel back to the past to make sure they never invent the machine or face the destruction of humanity.

 

 

 

 

Released 27th February:

 

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The Boy Next Door (15) Running time:91 minutes

Director: Rob Cohen,  Writer: Barbara Curry

Cast: Jennifer Lopez, Ryan Guzman, Kristin Chenoweth, John Corbett, Ian Nelson

Jennifer Lopez leads the cast in THE BOY NEXT DOOR, a psychological thriller that explores a forbidden attraction that goes much too far. Directed by Rob Cohen (The Fast and the Furious) and written by Barbara Curry, the film also stars Ryan Guzman, John Corbett and Kristin Chenoweth.

 

 

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It Follows (15) Running time; 100 minutes

Director: David Robert Mitchell,  Writer: David Robert Mitchell

Cast; Linda Boston, Caitlin Burt, Heather Fairbanks, Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Daniel Zovatto, Jake Weary, Olivia Luccardi, Lili Sepe. 

For 19-year-old Jay (Maika Monroe, AT ANY PRICE, The Guest), the fall should be about school, boys, and weekends at the lake. Yet, after a seemingly innocent sexual encounter, she suddenly finds herself plagued by nightmarish visions; she can’t shake the sensation that someone, or something, is following her. As the threat closes in, Jay and her friends must somehow escape the horrors that are only a few steps behind.

 

 

 

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[Rec] 4: Apocalypse (18) Running time: 96 minutes

Director: Jaume Balageuero,  Writers: Jaume Balaguero, Manu Diez

Cast: Manuela Velasco, Paco Manzanado, Hector Colome

Several hours have passed since the terrible events that ravaged the old building in Barcelona. After the chaos of the first few moments, the army decided to intervene and an elite group of soldiers infiltrated the building in order to plant detonators and put an end to this nightmare once and for all. The mission is a success; quick and precise. Angela Vidal, the young television reporter who entered the building with the fireman just hours before, manages to make it out alive. But what they don’t know is that she hasn’t made it out of the building alone; within her she carries the seed of the strange infection. She is to be taken to a provisional quarantine facility, a high-security installation where she will have to stay in isolation for several days. A perfect location for the virus to be reborn in all its splendor. It will take on new and even more deadly forms, setting the scene for horrors we could only have imagined, before finally revealing its true nature. The apocalypse has just begun…

 

 

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White God (15) Running time: 121 minutes

Director: Kornel Mundruczo,  Writers: Kornel Mundruczo, Viktoria Petranyi

Cast:Zsofia Psotta, Sandor Zsoter, Szabolcs Thuroczy, Lili Monori, Laszlo Galffi and Lili Horvath. 

Winner of the Prize Un Certain Regard Award at this year’s Cannes Festival, Kornel Mundruczo’s newest film is a story of the indignities visited upon animals by their supposed “human superiors,” but it’s also an brutal, beautiful metaphor for the political and cultural tensions sweeping contemporary Europe. When young Lili is forced to give up her beloved dog Hagen, because it’s mixed-breed heritage is deemed ‘unfit’ by The State, she and the dog begin a dangerous journey back towards each other. At the same time, all the unwanted, unloved and so-called ‘unfit’ dogs rise up under a new leader, Hagen, the one-time housepet who has learned all too well from his ‘Masters’ in his journey through the streets and animal control centers how to bite the hands that beats him …

 

Matt Wavish

Matt WavishA 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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