Cinema Releases: March 2015




Released 6th March:

 

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Chappie (15) Running time: 120 mins

Director: Neill Blomkamp,  Writers: Neill Blomkamp, Terri Tatchell

Cast: Hugh Jackman, Sharlto Copley, Sigourney Weaver, Dev Patel

Every child comes into the world full of promise, and none more so than Chappie: he is gifted, special, a prodigy. Like any child, Chappie will come under the influence of his surroundings – some good, some bad – and he will rely on his heart and soul to find his way in the world and become his own man. But there’s one thing that makes Chappie different from anyone else: he is a robot. The first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself. His life, his story, will change the way the world looks at robots and humans forever.

 

 

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Hyena (18) Running time: 112 minutes

Director: Gerard Johnson,  Writer: Gerard Johnson

Cast: Stephen Graham, Neil Maskell, Peter Ferdinando, Richard Dormer. 

Pic revolves around anti-hero Michael Logan (Ferdinando), a natural predator, and a complex mix of high-functioning addict and corrupt police officer, whose dark world is evolving. A recent influx of ruthless Albanian gangsters is threatening to change London’s criminal landscape. Logan’s razor sharp instincts have always kept him one step ahead, but now his increasingly self-destructive behavior and the sheer brutality of the new gang lords find him in a spiraling descent of fear and self-doubt.

 

 

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Kill the Messenger (15) Running time: 112 minutes

Director: Michael Cuesta,  Writers; Peter Landesman, Gary Webb

Cast: Jeremy Renner, Rosemarie DeWitt, Ray Liotta, Barry Pepper, Michael Sheen, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Oliver Platt, Andy Garcia, Tim Blake Nelson, Robert Patrick, Michael Kenneth Williams, Paz Vega. 

A reporter becomes the target of a vicious smear campaign that drives him to the point of suicide after he exposes the CIA’s role in arming Contra rebels in Nicaragua and importing cocaine into California. Based on the true story of journalist Gary Webb.

 

 

Released 13th March:

 

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Run All Night (15) Running time: 114 minutes

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra,  Writer: Brad Ingelsby

Cast:Liam Neeson, Ed Harris, Joel Kinnaman, Common, Vincent D’Onofrio, Holt McCallany, Beau Knapp. 

Brooklyn mobster and prolific hit man Jimmy Conlon (Neeson), once known as The Gravedigger, has seen better days. Longtime best friend of mob boss Shawn Maguire (Harris), Jimmy, now 55, is haunted by the sins of his past—as well as a dogged police detective (D’Onofrio) who’s been one step behind Jimmy for 30 years. Lately, it seems Jimmy’s only solace can be found at the bottom of a whiskey glass.

But when Jimmy’s estranged son, Mike (Kinnaman), becomes a target, Jimmy must make a choice between the crime family he chose and the real family he abandoned long ago. With Mike on the run, Jimmy’s only penance for his past mistakes may be to keep his son from the same fate Jimmy is certain he’ll face himself…at the wrong end of a gun. Now, with nowhere safe to turn, Jimmy just has one night to figure out exactly where his loyalties lie and to see if he can finally make things right.

 

 

Released 19th March:

 

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Insurgent (12A) Running time: 119 minutes

Director: Robert Schwentke,  Writers: Veronica Roth, Mark Bomback

Cast: Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Theo James, Miles Teller, Jai Courtney, Naomi Watts, Kate Winslet, Maggie Q

THE DIVERGENT SERIES: INSURGENT raises the stakes for Tris as she searches for allies and answers in the ruins of a futuristic Chicago. Tris (Woodley) and Four (James) are now fugitives on the run, hunted by Jeanine (Winslet), the leader of the power-hungry Erudite elite. Racing against time, they must find out what Tris’s family sacrificed their lives to protect, and why the Erudite leaders will do anything to stop them. Haunted by her past choices but desperate to protect the ones she loves, Tris, with Four at her side, faces one impossible challenge after another as they unlock the truth about the past and ultimately the future of their world.

 

 

Released 20th March:

 

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The Gunman (15) Running time: 115 minutes

Director: Pierre Morel,  Writers: Don MacPherson, Jean-Patrick Manchette

Cast: Sean Penn, Idris Elba, Javier Bardem, Ray Winstone, Jasmine Trinca, Mark Rylance 

A gripping action-thriller from the director of Taken and the producer of The Matrix and Non-Stop, The Gunman stars Oscar-winner Sean Penn as a former military operative dragged into a deadly cat and mouse game. With Penn in his first action role, and a top-notch cast including Javier Bardem and Idris Elba, The Gunman is a high-octane must-see.

 

 

 

 

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The Voices (15) Running time: 103 minutes

Director: Marjane Satrapi,  Writer: Michael R. Perry

Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Gemma Arterton, Anna Kendrick 

Jerry (Ryan Reynolds) works at a bathtub factory and attempts to walk the straight-and-narrow, in spite of his talking pet dog and cat trying to influence him. When he accidentally kills an attractive woman from accounting (Gemma Arterton), he hastily tries to cover his tracks. But Jerry is beyond the reach of his well-meaning psychiatrist Dr. Warren (Jacki Weaver) and Lisa (Anna Kendrick), the only woman he ever truly loved, and spirals into a world of violence where he ultimately finds salvation.

 

 

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Wild Card (15) Running time: 92 minutes

Director: Simon West,  Writer: William Goldman

Cast:Jason Statham, Anne Heche, Sofia Vergara, Jason Alexander, Hope Davis, and Stanley Tucci. 

Nick Wild (Jason Statham) is a Las Vegas bodyguard with lethal professional skills and a personal gambling problem. When a friend is beaten by a sadistic thug, Nick strikes back, only to find out the thug is the son of a powerful mob boss. Suddenly Nick is plunged into the criminal underworld, chased by enforcers and wanted by the mob. Having raised the stakes, Nick has one last play to change his fortunes…and this time, it’s all or nothing. From two-time Academy® Award-winning writer William Goldman (Best Original Screenplay, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, 1969; Best Adapted Screenplay, All the President’s Men, 1976).

 

 

Released 27th March:

 

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Robot Overlords (12A) Running time: 90 minutes

Director: Jon Wright, Writers: Jon Wright, Mark Stay

Cast:Sir Ben Kingsley, Callan McAuliffe, Gillian Anderson, Milo Parker, Geraldine James, Ella Hunt, Steven Mackintosh, Craig Garner and Tamar Hassan. 

The adults lost the war and now the kids must save the world! Robots rule the streets and the people are locked in their homes. Stepping outside risks being vaporised by a hulking Sentry or picked off by a lethal Sniper.

Through the ruins of Britain a group of kids, led by Callan McAuliffe (The Great Gatsby), set out to join the Resistance. Hot on their heels however is their old teacher turned robot collaborator Mr Smythe, played by Ben Kingsley (Iron Man 3) and his captive Gillian Anderson (The X-Files).

 

 

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Seventh Son (12A) Running time: 102 minutes

Director: Sergey Bodrov,  Writers: Charles Leavitt, Steven Knight, Matt Greenberg, Joseph Delaney

Cast: Jeff Bridges, Julianne Moore, Ben Barnes, Alicia Vikander, Antje Traue, Olvia Williams, Kit Harrington

In a time long past, an evil is about to be unleashed that will reignite the war between the forces of the supernatural and humankind once more. Master Gregory (Jeff Bridges) is a knight who had imprisoned the malevolently powerful witch Mother Malkin (Julianne Moore) centuries ago. But now she has escaped and is seeking vengeance. Summoning her followers of every incarnation, Mother Malkin is preparing to unleash her terrible wrath on an unsuspecting world. Only one thing stands in her way: Master Gregory.

In a deadly reunion, Gregory comes face to face with the evil he always feared would someday return. Now he has only until the next full moon to do what usually takes years: train his new apprentice, Tom Ward (Ben Barnes), to fight a dark magic unlike any other. Man’s only hope lies in the seventh son of a seventh son.

 

 

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The Signal (15) Running time: 97 minutes

Director: William Eubank,  Writers: Carlyle Eubank, William Eubank

Cast: Laurence Fishburne, Brenton Thwaites, Olivia Cooke, Beau Knapp, Jeffrey Grover

A college road trip turns into a breathless battle for survival in this astonishing science-fiction thriller, starring Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix, Hannibal) and Brenton Thwaites (Maleficent, Oculus). Coming from director William Eubank (Love), one of the genre’s hottest new talents, The Signal is action packed with big action and even bigger ideas, with shades of modern science-fiction classics such as Source Code, Primer and Looper.

 



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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