Cinema Releases: May 2015

 Posted by on March 29, 2015  Release Dates
Mar 292015
 




Released 1st May:

 

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Unfriended (15) Running time: 82 minutes

Director: Levan Gabriadze,  Writer: Nelson Greaves

Cast:Shelley Hennig, Moses Storm, Renee Olstead, Will Peltz, Jacob Wysocki, Courtney Halverson, Heather Sossaman 

Timur Bekmambetov presents Unfriended — a new experience in horror — an acknowledgement that the terrors of modern life no longer take place in forests or graveyards, but on the screens we stare at for hours every day.

The horrors are many… Sites where teens can anonymously cyberbully their peers… Sites where angry lovers can post nude photos of their exes… Sites encouraging the victimized to kill themselves… Sites where those victimized post videos of their suicides for others to see. To copy… And of course… sites where you can reach out to those dead. Where you can conjure them…

Unfriended is the first of its kind. A first-person exploration of the terrors of our connected experience…

 

 

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Monsters: Dark Continent (15) Running time: 123 minutes

Director: Tom Green, Writers: Tom Green, Jay Basu

Cast;   Johnny Harris , Sam Keeley, Joe Dempsie , Kyle Soller , Parker Sawyers, Nicholas Pinnock

Ten years on from the events of Monsters, and the ‘Infected Zones’ have now spread worldwide. In the Middle East a new insurgency has begun. At the same time there has also been a proliferation of Monsters in that region. The Army decide to draft in more numbers to help deal with this insurgency.

We follow four fresh new recruits from Detroit as they all excitedly look forward to performing what they were trained to do. At first it all seems like a game to them but things quickly change when they are given a special mission: to rescue five soldiers who have been lost deep in the Infected Zone.

The main focus of their mission is human but they are instructed to take down any creatures that get in the way along the route. We have generally learned to live along side these giant creatures as much as any other land based animal. The military only strike to control numbers. Venturing deep into the IZ, the young troops embark on a life-altering mission through the heart of monster territory. By the time they reach their goal, they will have been forced to confront themselves with the true horrors of eradicating the alien threat.

 

 

Released 8th May:

 

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Big Game (12A) Running time: 110 minutes

Director: Jalmari Helander,  Writer: Jalmari Helander

Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Ray Stevenson, Felicity Huffman, Ted Levine, Jim Broadbent, Victor Garber, Jaymes Butler, Onni Tommila. 

When Air Force One is shot down by terrorists leaving the President of the United States stranded in the wilderness, there is only one person around who can save him – a 13-year old boy called Oskari. In the forest on a hunting mission to prove his maturity to his kinsfolk, Oskari had been planning to track down a deer, but instead discovers the most powerful man on the planet in an escape pod. With the terrorists closing in to capture their own “Big Game” prize, the unlikely duo must team up to escape their hunters. As anxious Pentagon officials observe the action via satellite feed, it is up to the President and his new side-kick to prove themselves and survive the most extraordinary 24 hours of their lives.

 

 

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The Canal (15) Running time: 92 minutes

Director: Ivan Kavanagh,  Writer: Ivan Kavanagh

Cast: Antonia Campbell-Hughes, Rupert Evans, Steve Oram, Hannah Hoekstra, Calum Heath. 

Sitting in an empty theater, a film archivist watches the grainy footage that will be his undoing. David and his wife are perfectly happy–or so he believes. When he finds out the home he shares with his wife and son was the scene of a ghastly turn-of-the-century murder, David dismisses it as ancient history. That is, until the sinister history ripples into the present and casts a shadow over life as he knows it. And when a looming secret shatters his marriage, David can’t help but suspect the dark spirits of the house are somehow involved. In his drive to unveil the shadows hidden in the walls, David begins to descend into insanity, threatening the lives of everyone around him. Through ghastly imagery and a chilling score, Ivan Kavanagh’s The Canal is an Irish ghost story that will leave you with a fear of the dark and a dripping chill down your spine long after the film’s conclusion.

 

 

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Spooks: The Greater Good (15) Running time: 104 minutes

Director: Bharat Nalluri,  Writers: Jonathan Brackley, Sam Vincent

Cast: Kit Harington, Jennifer Ehle, Elyes Gabel

When a terrorist escapes custody during a routine handover, Will Crombie must team with disgraced MI5 Intelligence Chief Harry Pearce to track him down before an imminent terrorist attack on London.

 

 

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Tokyo Tribe (18) Running time: 116 minutes

Director: Shion Sono,  Writers: Santa Inoue, Shion Sono

Cast:Akihiro Kitamura, Ryôhei Suzuki, Tomoko Karina 

“In a futuristic, alternate-world Tokyo, the city is made up of ghetto slums and nightclub playgrounds where gangs of wayward youth rule the streets. The city is carved up into ‘hoods, and the crossing of territorial lines quickly leads to riots and rumbles. On the turf ruled by the savage yakuza Big Buppa, the simmering tension is about to boil over into all-out war. Who will emerge victorious? Territory, friendship, pride, love… Everything is put on the line in a desperate struggle for supremacy!

Based on a popular Manga series (“Tokyo Tribe 2? by Santa Inoue) and told almost entirely in rap verse (by some of Japan’s top rappers), Tokyo Tribe has to be seen to be believed. “The aggressive assault of the beats and rhymes wreaks havoc as a massive ensemble cast shocks, excites, and incites an unparalleled sonic war!”

 

 

 

Released 15th May:

 

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Mad Max: Fury Road (15) Running time: 120 mins

Director: George Miller,  Writers: George Miller, Brendan McCarthy

Cast: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Zoe Kravitz, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Riley Keough, Abbey Lee

An apocalyptic story set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and almost everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities of life. Within this world exist two rebels on the run who just might be able to restore order. There’s Max, a man of action and a man of few words, who seeks peace of mind following the loss of his wife and child in the aftermath of the chaos. And Furiosa, a woman of action and a woman who believes her path to survival may be achieved if she can make it across the desert back to her childhood homeland.

 

 

 

Released 22nd May:

 

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A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (15) Running time: 101 minutes

Director: Ana Lily Amirpour,  Writer: Ana Lily Amirpour

Cast:Sheila Vand, Arash Marandi, Marshall Manesh, Mozhan Marno. 

Strange things are afoot in Bad City. The Iranian ghost town, home to prostitutes, junkies, pimps and other sordid souls, is a bastion of depravity and hopelessness where a lonely vampire stalks its most unsavory inhabitants. Cinema’s first Iranian vampire western, Ana Lily Amirpour’s debut feature basks in the sheer pleasure of pulp. A joyful mash-up of genre, archetype, and iconography, its prolific influences span spaghetti westerns, graphic novels, horror films, and the Iranian New Wave. Amped by a mix of Iranian rock, techno, and Morricone-inspired riffs, its airy, anamorphic, black-and-white aesthetic and artfully drawn-out scenes combine the simmering tension of Sergio Leone with the weird surrealism of David Lynch.

 

 

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Poltergeist (15) Running time: 93 mins

Director: Gil Kenan, Writer: David Lindsay-Abaire

Cast:Rosemarie DeWitt, Sam Rockwell, Kyle Catlett,Jared Harris, Saxon Sharbino, Nicholas Braun, Jane Adams 

Legendary filmmaker Sam Raimi (“Spiderman,” “Evil Dead”, “The Grudge”) and director Gil Kenan (“Monster House”) contemporize the classic tale about a family whose suburban home is haunted by evil forces. When the terrifying apparitions escalate their attacks and hold the youngest daughter captive, the family must come together to rescue her before she disappears forever.

 

 

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Tomorrowland (PG) Running time: 130 mins

Dirctor: Brad Bird,  Writers: Damon Lindelof, Brad Bird

Cast:George Clooney, Britt Robertson, Judy Greer, Kathryn Hahn, Hugh Laurie, Tim McGraw. 

From Disney comes two-time Oscar® winner Brad Bird’s “Tomorrowland,” a riveting mystery adventure starring Academy Award® winner George Clooney. Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank (Clooney), jaded by disillusionment, and Casey (Britt Robertson), a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as “Tomorrowland.” What they must do there changes the world—and them—forever.

Featuring a screenplay by “Lost” writer and co-creator Damon Lindelof and Brad Bird, from a story by Lindelof & Bird & Jeff Jensen, “Tomorrowland” promises to take audiences on a thrill ride of nonstop adventures through new dimensions that have only been dreamed of.

 

 

 

Released 28th May:

 

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San Andreas (12A) Running time: 114 mins

Director: Brad Peyton,  Writers: Carlton Cuse, Andre Fabrizio

Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino, Paul Giamatti, Alexandra Daddario, Archie Panjabi, Ioan Gruffudd, Will Yun Lee, Colton Haynes, Kylie Minogue. 

After the infamous San Andreas Fault finally gives, triggering a magnitude 9 earthquake in California, a search and rescue helicopter pilot (Dwayne Johnson) and his estranged wife make their way together from Los Angeles to San Francisco to save their only daughter. But their treacherous journey north is only the beginning. And when they think the worst may be over…it’s just getting started.

 

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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