Cinema Releases: June 2014





Released 6th June:

 

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22 Jump Street (15) Running time: 112 minutes

Directors: Phil Lord, Chris Miller  Writers: Michael Bacall, Oren Uziel, Jonah Hill, Rodney Rothman]

Cast: Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube, Dave Franco, Richard Grieco, Nick Offerman, Peter Stormare

After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) when they go deep undercover at a local college. But when Jenko meets a kindred spirit on the football team, and Schmidt infiltrates the bohemian art major scene, they begin to question their partnership. Now they don’t have to just crack the case – they have to figure out if they can have a mature relationship. If these two overgrown adolescents can grow from freshmen into real men, college might be the best thing that ever happened to them.

 

 

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Cheap Thrills (15) Running time: 88 minutes

Director: E.L. Katz,  Writers: David Chirchirillo, Trent Haaga

Cast: Pat Healey, Ethan Embry, Sara Paxton, David Koechner, Amanda Fuller

Unemployed and down on his luck, Craig (Pat Healy) finds himself drowning his sorrows in an attempt to forget the mounting debts threatening to tear his family apart. When a chance meeting with an old friend (Ethan Embry) leads to one drink after another; the pair find themselves drawn into an innocent game of dare by a thrill seeking couple with money to burn; Violet (Sara Paxton) and Colin (David Koechner).

As the night progresses both Vince and Craig become the victims of their own greed, as the initially fun game escalates into something far more sinister. When the money is on the table, how far will two friends go to ensure their futures?

 

 

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Fruitvale Station (15) Running time: 85 minutes

Director: Ryan Coogler,  Writer: Ryan Coogler

Cast: Michael B. Jordan, Melonie Diaz, Octavia Spencer, Kevin Durand

This is the true story of Oscar, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident who wakes up on the morning of December 31, 2008 and feels something in the air. Not sure what it is, he takes it as a sign to get a head start on his resolutions: being a better son to his mother, whose birthday falls on New Year’s Eve, being a better partner to his girlfriend, who he hasn’t been completely honest with as of late, and being a better father to T, their beautiful 4 year old daughter. He starts out well, but as the day goes on, he realizes that change is not going to come easy. He crosses paths with friends, family, and strangers, each exchange showing us that there is much more to Oscar than meets the eye. But it would be his final encounter of the day, with police officers at the Fruitvale BART station that would shake the Bay Area to its very core, and cause the entire nation to be witnesses to the story of Oscar Grant.

 

 

 

Released 13th June:

 

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Devil’s Knot (15) Running time: 114 minutes

Director: Atom Egoyan,  Writers: Paul Harris Boardman, Scott Derrickson

Cast: Dane DeHaan, Reese Witherspoon, Colin Firth, Mireille Enos, Kevin Durand, Elias Koteas

Devil’s Knot tells the compelling story of three teenagers accused of the brutal 1993 murder of three 8-year old boys in Memphis, Ark. – two of them sentenced to life imprisonment and one to death. The film explores the lives of deeply misunderstood outsiders, their families and communities, and their darkest fantasies. The conviction of the West Memphis Three – Damien Echols, Jesse Misskelley, Jr., and Jason Baldwin – riled the American justice system, shocked a tightly knit religious town and outraged the nation.

 

 

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The Hooligan Factory (15) Running time: 90 minutes

Director: Nick Nevern,  Writers: Michael Lindley, Nick Nevern

Cast: Nick Nevern, Jason Maza, Tom Burke, Ray Fearon, Steven O’Donnell, Morgan Watkins, Josef Altin, Keith- Lee Castle 

The film tells the story of Danny (Jason Maza), who wants something more from life. Expelled from school and living in his Grandfather’s flat, he longs to live up to the image of his estranged father ‘Danny Senior’. Meanwhile legendary football hooligan ‘Dexter’ (Nick Nevern) is about to be released from prison and is on a quest of his own, one of vengeance against his nemesis and rival firm leader ‘The Baron’. But when Danny’s and Dexter’s paths cross they embark on a journey as old as hooliganism itself.

 

 

 

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Oculus (15) Running time: 104 minutes

Director: Mike Flanagan,  Writers: Mike Flanagan, Jeff Howard

Cast: Karen Gillan, Katee Sackhoff, Brenton Thwaites, Rory Cochrane

Ten years ago, tragedy struck the Russell family, leaving the lives of teenage siblings Tim and Kaylie forever changed when Tim was convicted of the brutal murder of their parents.

Now in his 20s, Tim is newly released from protective custody and only wants to move on with his life; but Kaylie, still haunted by that fateful night, is convinced her parents’ deaths were caused by something else altogether:  a malevolent supernatural force unleashed through the Lasser Glass, an antique mirror in their childhood home.

Determined to prove Tim’s innocence, Kaylie tracks down the mirror, only to learn similar deaths have befallen previous owners over the past century.  With the mysterious entity now back in their hands, Tim and Kaylie soon find their hold on reality shattered by terrifying hallucinations, and realize, too late, that their childhood nightmare is beginning again…

 

 

 

 

Released 20th June:

 

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3 Days To Kill (12A) Running time: 117 minutes

Director: McG,  Writers: Adi Hasak, Luc Besson

Cast: Kevin Costner, Hailee Steinfeld, Connie Nielsen, Amber Heard

A dangerous international spy is determined to give up his high stakes life to finally build a closer relationship with his estranged wife and daughter, whom he’s previously kept at arm’s length to keep out of danger. But first, he must complete one last mission – even if it means juggling the two toughest assignments yet: hunting down the world’s most ruthless terrorist and looking after his teenage daughter for the first time in ten years, while his wife is out of town.

 

 

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The Art of the Steal (15) Running time: 90 minutes

Director: Jonathan Sobol,  Writer: Jonathan Sobol

Cast: Kurt Russell, Jay Baruchel, Katheryn Winnick, Matt Dillon, Kenneth Welsh, Terrence Stamp

Crunch Calhoun (Kurt Russell), a third rate motorcycle daredevil and semi-reformed art thief, agrees to get back into the con game and pull off one final lucrative art theft with his untrustworthy brother, Nicky (Matt Dillon). Reassembling the old team, Crunch comes up with a plan to steal a priceless historical book, but the successful heist leads to another far riskier plan devised by Nicky. They fail to realize each other’s separate agendas when their plan goes awry in this con movie about honor, revenge and the bonds of brotherhood.

 

 

 

Released 25th June:

 

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Chef (15) Running time: 115 minutes

Director: Jon Favreau,  Writer: Jon Favreau

Cast: Jon Favreau, Robert Downey Jr, Scarlett Johansson, Sofia Vergara, Dustin Hoffman, John Leguizamo, Oliver Platt

A chef who loses his restaurant job starts up a food truck in an effort to reclaim his creative promise, while piecing back together his estranged family.

 

 

 

Released 27th June:

 

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Cold in July (15) Running time: 109 minutes

Director: Jim Mickle, Writers: Nick Damici, Jim Mickle, Joe R. Lansdale

Cast: Michael C. Hall, Don Johnson, Sam Shepard, Vinessa Shaw, Wyatt Russell, Nick Damici

On a hot Texas summer night in 1989, family man Richard Dane (Dexter’s Michael C. Hall) awakens to the sound of a burglar breaking into his home. In a panic, he shoots the intruder dead—but this nightmare is only just beginning. Although he’s hailed as a small-town hero, Dane soon finds himself fearing for his family’s safety when the burglar’s ex-con father, Ben (Sam Shepard), rolls into town; hell-bent on revenge. However, not all is as it seems. Misled by the cops and desperate for answers, Richard embarks on an increasingly berserk, bloodstained quest to discover what really happened that night. The plot twists pile up faster than the body count in this blistering mystery of vengeance and vice, directed by Jim Mickle (Stake Land, We Are What We Are) with scene-stealing performances from Sam Shepard and Don Johnson as a pair of Texan badasses. Based on the novel by Joe R. Lansdale.

 

 

 

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Mistaken For Strangers (15) Running time: 75 minutes

Director: Tom Berninger

Cast: Matt Berninger, Tom Berninger, Aaron Dessner, Bryce Dessner, Bryan Devendorf, Scott Devenforf

In 2010, rock band The National were about to embark on the biggest tour of their career. After ten years as a band, and five critically acclaimed albums, they were finally enjoying wider recognition. Lead singer Matt Berninger invited his younger brother, Tom, to join the tour’s crew. A budding horror filmmaker, Tom – who is nine years younger than Matt and listens exclusively to heavy metal – decided to bring his camera along. Tom’s at sea in the world of indie rock, and living in his brother’s shadow brings out the younger sibling in him – he drinks, complains, and struggles to balance his ambition with his tour responsibilities. The result is a film about brothers and about making something of your own.

About Matt Wavish 9999 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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