In Retrospect - Issue 2

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Contents: 3-23: 4-5: 6-7: 8-9: 10: 12-13: 14-15: 16-17: 18-19:

Reviews of this months films...

Apollo 18 Drive Friends With Benefits Shark Night 3D Fright Night Crazy, Stupid, Love. Tinker Tailer Soldier Spy Melancholia

20-21: On DVD this month... 21:

A list of DVDs that are out this month

22-23: What’s on next month? 23:

A list of films to be released in October

Creators: Journalist and Editor: Charlie Derry: Designer and Art Director: Mikie Daniel:

Creators Notes: It’s that time already...Issue 2 is here. We’ve been working on ways to improve the previous issue and have had more time to work on it this month, focusing on the tiny details that make all that difference. There’s been some great films out this month so hopefully you enjoy our take on them. Again, feel free to comment and give us your suggestions. This is all a bit of fun for us but it’s still something we take seriously and want to make the most of. Please remember that all artwork is our own, excluding film stills, so if you would like to use anything you see and like the look of, contact Mikie. Enjoy.


Reviews of this month’s film...



Apollo 18 is a science fiction horror directed by Gonzalo López-Gallego, documenting NASA’s final expedition to the moon. When two astronauts, Benjamin Anderson (Warren Christie) and Nathan Walker (Lloyd Owen), never return from their secret mission, the media release their footage, revealing the terrifying reasons to why this the US have never returned. Shot in a mockumentary found-footage style set in December 1974, Anderson and Walker are told that their previously cancelled Apollo 18 mission is set to go and that their job is to place detectors to alert the US of any missile attacks from the Russia. We don’t see much of the beforehand preparation and are only introduced to one other character, John Grey (Ryan Robbins), who remains in orbit aboard Freedom while Walker and Anderson land on the moon in the module Liberty. From now, the story unfolds around these two astronauts as they begin collecting rock samples. But when the two start hearing weird noises at night and their cameras capture some of the rocks outside moving, they begin to question the existence of extraterrestrial life. Not to mention another astronauts footprints and a blood stained Soviet lunar lander found nearby. To say that the film is 75 minutes of two characters exploring the

moon, it somehow never becomes boring. It does this through the constantly tense scenes; there’s never any time

to think that nothing interesting is happening as your eyes are swiftly moving around the screen trying to spot any sudden movement in the corner and your hands are clenching something tightly as you expect

“This tensity is heightened as, unlike many other horror films, there’s no daytime to be safe and there’s no way of escaping.” something to happen at any minute. This tensity is heightened as, unlike many other horror films, there’s no daytime to be safe and there’s no way of escaping. The astronauts are forced to live in constant darkness and when the small amount of sunlight doesn’t reach the depths

of the craters, they must cope with infrequent flashes from a camera to light up their surroundings. And that’s when the scariest parts of the film happen, with this strobelike effect worsening the minute heart attack you feel like you’re having. With unknown actors and a small crew, Apollo 18 places itself alongside other low-budget foundfootage style films such as the Blair With Project and Paranormal Activity. However, whilst the tension of Apollo 18 is extremely successful, it doesn’t really scare like these other horror mockumentaries. Nor is there any surprise in the plot or anything to make you jump as you’re expecting something to happen pretty much every second. Not everybody wants to go to the cinema to be sat tense for a few hours rather than be entertained. However, I would still recommend this to watch. Release Date: 2nd September 2011 Director: Gonzalo López-Gallego Famous Faces: Warren Christie and Lloyd Owen


Drive Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, Drive is based on James Sallis’ 2005 novel of the same name, with screenplay by Hossein Amini. The film is undoubtedly one of the best film’s of 2011, and even received a standing ovation at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. Ryan Gosling, who remains unnamed throughout the film, plays a Hollywood stunt performer who moonlights as a getaway driver. He works for Shannon (Bryan Cranston) in a garage, who approaches mobsters Bernie Rose (Albert Brooks) and Nino (Ron Perlman) for backing to buy a racecar and have the “Driver” race it. Driver meanwhile becomes involved with his neighbour Irene (Carey Mulligan) and her younger son, but as a romantic connection begins to develop, Irene’s boyfriend Standard (Oscar Isaac) is released from prison. Standard still owes an old associate some money, so Driver offers to help out of his concern for Irene. But when it all goes fatally wrong, Driver is left to clean up his mess. Deeply brutal scenes contrast with some truly passionate ones in Drive, and I think that’s why it has been so successful. As with most films, Driver finds love during his threatening situation. It’s not a soppy, teen-drama type of love either; it’s one of passion that strengthens the film. Unfortunately this


romance doesn’t get very far, but the few scenes of Gosling and Mulligan together give a big impact (even if Gosling has to smash someone’s skull in straight after). In summary, Drive is like a scene from Grand Theft Auto. The film opens with a getaway – a mission has been given, Driver picks up two thieves who have just robbed a warehouse and then drives away whilst trying

“Deeply brutal scenes contrast with some truly passionate ones in Drive.”

from him, but maybe it’s this mysterious persona that attracts us to his role. For me, the best feature in the film is its synthy-pop soundtrack, which includes Nightcall by Kavinsky (ft Lovefoxxx) and Under Your Spell by Desire. Two 80’s style, slow-paced techno songs that really endorse the film. They emphasised the more romantic scenes in the film, or Gosling’s calmness when driving, and without this soundtrack the film wouldn’t have given the same effect. They made the Grand Theft Auto style story line more like LA Noir; they gave the film a bit more class and helped to tone down the more violent scenes by having these songs to fall back on.

to avoid capture from the police. Engines roaring, sharp corner turns – it’s surprising no prostitutes were purposely Release Date: run over. But what’s not to 23rd September 2011 love about that? There are, however, a few Director: potholes in the story line. We know nothing about this Nicolas Winding Refn Driver to make a judgement from, which supposedly Famous Faces: means that he can get away Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan with killing a few people now and Bryan Cranston and then and the audience still like him. Shannon asks no Soundtrack: questions, so no answers are Under Your Spell by Desire given. It’s as if he stumbled into LA, as if a character from Tick of the Clock by Chromatics Nightcall by Kavinsky & Lovefoxxx a game, helped out a few thieves and then went back to his day job. He barely talks, unless a response is needed


Friends With Benefits Directed by Will Gluck, Friends With Benefits follows two friends, art director Dylan (Justin Timberlake) and head-hunter Jamie (Mila Kunis), who, unable to maintain relationships and deal with the emotional stress that they entail, decide to add sex to their friendship, promising that they won’t let it become more than just a sexual release. Of course, nothing is that easy and the obvious complications arise, concluding in the two realising their true feelings for each other. That much we can guess, but fortunately the film avoids being a cliché in many ways and is a unique rom-com that even your boyfriend will like. The film opens with Jamie and Dylan breaking up with their partners. Jamie is emotionally damaged and Dylan is unable to emotionally commit; a trueto-life scenario leading to the


fundamental questions, Can females have sex without becoming emotionally attached? And can males have meaningful sex without being dismissive? The two are yet to meet, but when Jamie recruits Dylan for the art director of GQ in her

“It’s this realism that makes the film successful, dealing with a number of situations that we are likely to experience.” hometown of New York, it’s this conflict that the film begins to deal with. Can friends have sex and remain just friends? And where does the boundary lie between sex turning a friendship into something more or dissolving

the friendship completely? Although we know the film will ultimately end with one of these conclusions, either they become strangers to each other or they form a relationship, we are still left to guess which one and when. You may think you know where the story is going, but the well thought out, entertaining story in between delays any sudden change in direction. The characters in this back story as well, including Dylan’s sister Annie (Jenna Elfman), his father (Richard Jenkins), his colleague Tommy (Woody Harrelson) and Jamie’s mother Lorna (Patricia Clarkson), create their own personal allegories which are just as allusive as the story they encompass. Jenkins adds a real emotion to the film as he plays a character with Alzheimer’s, and Harrelson brings in the laughs as an unexpected homosexual.

It’s this realism that makes the film successful, dealing with a number of situations that we are likely to experience, and with the main conflict of sex and friendship that we will all experience at some point in our lives. Likewise, Timberlake and Kunis play their characters effectively too, making it easy for them to relate to, connected us to the film in one way or another. This isn’t a typical romcom. It’s not cheesy and it’s not cringey, nor does it make you leave feeling like a lonely singleton or with a sicky feeling as an opposer of love. You will laugh throughout, get that lump in your throat at least once, and you will find yourself smiling when things work out. It’s just what the film does to you. Although Friends With Benefits is apparently a new concept, it has actually been done many times before; first with Friends (With Benefits), an independent film released in June 2009, and then earlier this year with No Strings Attached, starring Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher. Both films follow the same story line – two friends who have no time/effort for relationships who decide to have sex and not let it ruin their

friendship but, again, it leads to complications and fall-outs as strings become attached and the two realise their undeniable love for each other. It was even a running story line in one of the first series of One Tree Hill. There isn’t technically anything new with Friends With Benefits, but it is written well enough to not let this ruin the quality of the film. Let’s hope the same for The ChangeUp which is set to be released on September 16th, as that story line has been done to death.

Release Date: 9th September 2011 Director: Will Gluck Famous Faces: Mila Kunis, Justin Timberlake, Andy Samberg, Emma Stone and Jenna Elfman Soundtrack: Dominoes by The Big Pink, Hey Soul Sister by Train, Pumped Up Kicks by Foster The People


Shark Night 3D

When seven university students take a weekend out from exams, the last thing they expected to crash their party was a lake full of sharks. Worse still, this may not all be coincidental. Could these shark attacks be somebody else’s form of entertainment? Directed by David R. Ellis, Shark Night 3D is a clichéd American-teen film that bores rather than scares. If there’s one thing to take away from this it’s that a dog can be the best part about a film, even when competing against 46 terrifying fishy predators. The film is set on a lake in Louisiana. Sara (Sara Paxton) hasn’t returned home in three years, but she invites her six friends to visit to take a break from university. Whilst opening up to Nick (Dustin Milligan), Sarah explains that she left her town in a hurry after accidentally cutting her ex boyfriend’s, Dennis (Chris Carmack), face open with the propeller of a boat. The group bump into Dennis along with his perverted red-neck friend Red (Joshua Leonard), and


later the local Sheriff Sabin (Donal Logue), who are about to include these teens into their brutal hobby. Malik (Sinqua Walls), who is preparing to propose to Maya (Alyssa Diaz), is the first to experience a shark attack, warning the others not to go in the water. Blake (Chris Zylka) attempts to get him to a hospital, whilst Beth (Katharine McPhee) and Gordon (Joel David Moore) get on a boat to the nearest city. All put themselves in these obviously dangerous situations, so it’s no surprise that they are about to become the next meal for these sharks. At only 70 minutes long, we don’t have time to relate to any of the characters. We don’t see any character development or any relationships form, so by the end of the film we don’t really care who survives. The romance between Sara and Nick is nonexistent. It’s made obvious that Nick likes her, but then nothing is played on this until an emotionless kiss at the end. American-teen films always

have this story line running in the background; we expect it but it can still sometimes add something to the story if used efficiently. Shark Night 3D, however, wasted their attempt and rather mentioned this ‘blossoming romance’ rather than letting it blossom. The film places itself with the likes of the Final Destination franchise as the characters, who are inevitably going to die, are not important. Despite this, they can actually act. But then Milligan and Carmack have both been in popular American-teen series. As for the thriller side of the film – there’s no suspense, there’s no horror, the killings aren’t gory nor do they make you jump out of your chair. There was no extremes; everything was average and thus was uninteresting. As I said before, the dog was my favourite character in the film and as long as he lived then nothing else mattered. Piranha 3D excited me more, and that’s saying something. Release Date: 30th September 2011 Director: David R. Ellis Famous Faces: Sara Paxton, Dustin Milligan and Chris Carmack


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Fright Night, directed by making you laugh enough and doesn’t give anything to Craig Gillespie, is a remake and then trying to be relate to throughout the film. of the vampire-centered serious in between the odd His shy and weak character horror comedy of the same wisecrack. It’s hard to know reminded me of Aaron name, which was originally where the film is going most Johnson’s lead in Kick Ass; written and directed by Tom of the time and whilst you Holland in 1985. in some places “Fright Night can try act as Opening with the killing of the mix of genres something is a weird mix an entire family on a secluded doesn’t work. much bigger, estate in Los Angeles, we are Moreover, the of comedy and you’re still introduced to the provocative first half of the well out of horror, not vampire Jerry (Colin Farrell), film is very slow, your league. making you a 400-year-old killing machine introducing the For me, it just laugh enough didn’t fit. who is the new neighbour of characters and high-schooler Charley (Anton filling in all the and then trying As always, Yelchin) and his mother Jane background story the use of 3D to be serious in (Toni Collette). Former friend without it really wasn’t needed Ed (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) going anywhere. between the odd but it was has already figured out Jerry’s It’s only when wisecrack.” made good secret and attempts to warn magician and use of. With Charley about his murderous vampire expert Peter constant blood splattering neighbour. Dismissing Vincent (David Tennant) off screen and a number of Ed’s seemingly ridiculous gets involved when the objects thrown our way as a assertion, Charley goes back entertainment begins. defence against Jerry, it was to hanging out with his new, Vincent, a Russel Brandused in quite a comical way. cool friends and his popular esque alcoholic fraud The 1985 original had a girlfriend Amy (Imogen and wimp, helps Charley sequel as well, titled Fright Poots). But when Ed stops to understand more Night II, so I guess we can turning up to about Jerry presume the same within the school, along “Farrell seems and explains next two years too. with a number he can made for his how of other be destroyed, Release Date: teens off the before hiding sexy vampire 2nd September 2011 morning’s away when any persona as he real trouble register, Director: Charley takes licks the blood arises. Craig Gillespie it amongst off the necks Both Tennant’s himself to and Farrell’s of his female Famous Faces: stop Jerry for characters suit good. them really well Anton Yelchin, Christopher prey.” Jumping and they therefore Mintz-Plasse, Colin Farrell on the vampire band waggon, play their roles flawlessly. and David Tennant Fright Night is a weird mix Farrell seems made for his of comedy and horror. sexy vampire persona as he Soundtrack: Separately, the comedy licks the blood off the necks 99 Problems by Hugo, and the horror are both of his female prey and then Restless by Unkle ft Josh used efficiently and the film again when he transforms Homme. makes you jump a number into a more vicious vampire of times. It becomes an odd when brutally killing any combination when the both male. Yelchin, however, was are used so infrequently, not disappointing to say the least,


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Release Date: 23rd September 2011 Director: Glenn Ficarra and John Requa Famous Faces: Steve Carell, Julianne Moore, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Kevin Bacon and Marisa Tomei. Soundtrack: Animal by Miike Snow and Ooh La La by Goldfrapp

Crazy, Stupid, Love, directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, opens with Cal (Steve Carell) and his wife Emily (Julianne Moore) having an awkward meal at a restaurant. Emily promptly and publicly admits that she has had an affair with her co-worker David Lindhagen (Kevin Bacon) and that she wants a divorce, forcing Cal to move out of his house and away from his children Robbie (Jonah Bobo) and Molly (Joey King). Whilst drinking his sorrows away in a bar, Cal meets Jacob (Ryan Gosling), a young, attractive womaniser who we previously meet trying to chat up law student Hannah (Emma Stone). Whilst Hannah’s story line plays in and out of the main one, Jacob proposes that he can

help Cal turn his life around by teaching him how to start living as a single man. After a quick make-over, and more than a few slaps, Cal and Jacob begin to form a muchneeded friendship as Cal attempts to get over Emily. After a number of one night stands, including a rendezvous with easily bedded Kate (Marisa Tomei) who turns out to be Robbie’s – slightly crazy – teacher, Cal realises that Emily is his soulmate and is told by Robbie that he should never give up on her. Robbie is meanwhile taking his own advice by trying to impress his babysitter Jessica (Analeigh Tipton) who, to his dismay, has a secret crush on his Dad. As Cal’s neighbours and friends begin to think him a ladies man, he tries to get

back in contact with Jacob. Jacob, however, has other plans as he finally wins over Hannah and is now at the stage of meeting her parents. This plot doesn’t follow an over done story line and it remains interesting throughout by bringing in new distractions and obstacles for Cal to overcome to win Emily back. The fact that he is still chasing her is another positive of he film. This emphasis on ‘soul mates’ is a dominant theme and makes the film easier to relate to, focusing on a more heart-warming ending than if Cal decided to give up and meet somebody else. The exposure of Hannah’s place within the film, one of the aforementioned obstacles, opens one of the funnier scenes in the film

and is one that brings nearly the whole cast together. Additionally, the film doesn’t try to be funny; it doesn’t force jokes in your face constantly, but you do laugh on occasion and when you do, it’s because the film was worthy of a reaction. This subtle humour is what’s to be expected from Carell. His characters are never the confident, comical lead role; he is the lead here but we derive his humour from his insecurities which Gosling picks up on. These two characters work really well together which is why the film doesn’t become boring; you can’t beat a new onscreen bromance. At the minute, we haven’t seen Ryan Gosling in many films, apart from last year in Blue Valentine and one

of his first appearances in The Notebook in 2004. Gosling gave very powerful performances in both of these, always engaging with the audience, consummating a lot of pure emotion from them. Here, Gosling shows a funnier, less serious side but he still plays his role effectively and adapts quite a charming persona. We will be seeing a lot more of him over the next year though, firstly on September 23rd in Drive and later in The Ides of March, directed by George Clooney, which is set to be released on October 28th. We’ve also been seeing a lot of Emma Stone recently, beginning predominantly with her role in Superbad in 2007. Her character here is similar to her role as Jules, until her fifteen minutes of craziness mid-way through the film which recedes her performance slightly. This opinion is soon eradicated, however, as her following scene with Gosling in the bedroom is classically romantic and shows both of their brilliance in perspective. Kevin Bacon, even as a big name, doesn’t seem to have much personality in the film, appearing only on occasion to mix up the story. Carell, acting as an everyday man, cannot be faulted, always adding a playful side to his role, and even the acting of youngster Johan Bobo deserves some commendation. Overall, Crazy, Stupid, Love is an engaging and gratifying film to watch and it’s worth going to see if you want a light-hearted rom-com. 15

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This month has got many film critics talking about Gary Oldman, and with release of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy this month it’s not hard to see why. Alongside Colin Firth, Benedict Cumberbatch, John Hurt and Tom Hardy, this film adaptation, directed by Tomas Alfredson, is a truly British thriller based on the novel written by John le Carré in 1974. Set in London in the 1970s when the grey days of the


Cold War have left the Secret Intelligence Service in a state of flux. A botched job, resulting in the shooting of agent Jim Prideaux (Mark Strong), exposes the Circus (headquarters) to criticism. Control (John Hurt) and agent George Smiley (Gary Oldman) are forced into retirement. However, when a tip off from an apparent rogue agent, Ricki Tarr (Tom Hardy), suggests that a Russian mole has infiltrated the Circus, Smiley is given the

task of identifying the mole and recruits senior agent Peter Guillam (Benedict Cumberbatch) to help him. The suspects are fellow agents Percy Alleline – Tinker (Toby Jones), Bill Haydon – Tailor (Colin Firth), Roy Bland – Soldier (Ciarán Hinds) and Toby Esterhase – Poor Man (David Dencik), who have formed a group after upholding a status from supposedly receiving high grade Soviet intelligence material, code named

r e i d l o S SPY r Witchcraft. Smiley and Peter begin to question whether this is a cover up for the mole to be passing on secrets, and set up a trap at their safehouse to capture him. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy is a brilliant combination of actors who all play their roles incredibly. Oldman’s character is quite emotionless. This isn’t necessarily in a bad way, but some scenes feel they need a bit more anger or some form of reaction from him, but Smiley suppresses his feelings, holding himself back with sheer determination,

but unfortunately this doesn’t provoke much of a reaction back from the audience. Hardy and Cumberbatch excel whilst Strong and Firth also play strong roles. Whilst the film isn’t action-filled with everything going on at once, it is a slow-paced, traditional and gripping recreation of the novel and the sevenpart BBC series that it also inspired. In its gloomy time setting and saddening atmosphere, it is still a very powerful portrayal that will pull a heart-string or two.

Release Date: 16th September 2011 Director: Tomas Alfredson Famous Faces: Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Benedict Cumberbatch, John Hurt and Tom Hardy


Melan Melancholia is an apocalyptic drama revolved around two sisters, Justine (Kirsten Dunst) and Claire (Charlotte Gainsbourg), during their final days before the end of the world. The planet Melancholia is heading towards Earth. Some think the planet will ‘fly-by’, whilst others worry that the planet will hit Earth, ending all of civilisation. The film is initially inspired by writer and director Lars von Trier’s personal experience with depression, and is based on his insight that depressives remain calm in stressful situations. It is this relationship and contrast in the two sisters that the film focuses on. The film begins with a seven minute sequence of dream-like scenes in slowmotion. Birds are falling from the sky and butterflies to the ground around Justine, a horse falls to its knees, Claire is sinking into the ground whilst tightly clutching onto her son, and a number of images from space show a blue coloured planet getting closer and ultimately colliding into Earth. Lars commented that he showed the planets crash at the beginning of the film so that the audience would not be distracted by the


suspense of not knowing the resolution, keeping the focus on how the characters react to this situation instead. Melancholia is then split into two halves. The first, titled Justine, is painfully slow and dragged out. The scenes are based around Justine’s marriage to Michael (Alexander Skarsgård) at her sister’s home. Typically, we are then introduced to the main cast, but it is immediately made obvious that there is a profound dislike between most of the characters. The sisters’ mother (Charlotte Rampling) and father (John Hurt) do not get on and often openly fight. More awkward tensions then arise, first between Justine and her boss Jack (Stellan Skarsgård) and then with Claire’s husband John (Kiefer Sutherland), making it apparent that Justine is alienated from her sister too.

We also pick up on Justine’s illness as she falls tired and begins to drift away from the wedding party, becoming more and more sad and desperate over the night’s events. This, alongside tense scene after tense scene at the wedding party, is why the first half

ncholia seems so dragged out. Not a lot is happening, but what is happening is so depressing that this emotion transfers to the audience as well. Personally, I had to take a break from watching he film and had to get my energy back before carrying on. It really does take it out of you. The

second half, titled Claire – here. It’s really good to see another focus on the sisters play such a serious role, and contrast – begins to pick it is only for this role that I up pace and it is here that have ever admired her for. the threat of Melancholia Whilst Melancholia is revealed. At this point, is visually gorgeous, the Justine has moved in with shoddy camera work is Claire as, unable to look enough to make you dizzy, after herself, her depression constantly zooming in and is at its worst. In a way, this out and wobbling in all half is where the ‘action’ directions as if it was filmed takes place, but by action I on a hand held device. The mean that real events are Telegraph described the film taking place at a normal as “mesmerising”, but I only speed… found it mesmerising in the There is something sense that it seemed to drain genuinely beautiful about all of my energy, as if I slowly Melancholia, it was the became as depressed as reason I wanted to watch Dunst’s portrayal of Justine. it in the first place. Maybe I should class that However, I also feel as an advantage though? that you have to be a Lars obviously had an effect real admirer of film on me, it was just maybe not to pick up on it. To the right one. the average viewer, it is tragically slow and depressing Release Date: and in places, 30th September 2011 almost completely uninteresting. Director: This was my main Lars von Trier view, but I also had respect for the film Famous Faces: and found its beauty Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte in the closing scene. Gainsbourg, John Hunt and The film premiered Kiefer Sutherland at the 64th Cannes Film Festival earlier Soundtrack: this year where Dunst Richard Wagner’s overture received the award for for his opera Tristan und Isolde. Best Actress. Whether you enjoyed the film or not, there is definitely no denying her performance


On DVD this month...


September DVD Releases: Attack The Block

Date: 19th September A science fiction action film written and directed by Joe Cornish following a street gang which have to defend themselves from hostile alien invaders, starring Nick Frost.

Water For Elephants

Fast 5

Date: 5th September

Date: 5th September

A romantic drama starring Reese Witherspoon, Robert Pattinson and Christoph Waltz about a veterinary student abandons his studies after his parents are killed and joins a traveling circus as their vet.

The fifth film in the Fast and Furious franchise starring Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster and Dwayne Johnson. Finding themself on the wrong side of the law again, they try to switch lanes between a drug lord and a relentless federal agent.


Date: 19th September A remake of the 1981 classic, originally starring Dudley Moore. Now with Russell Brand as the title role as a drunken playboy, he stands to lose a wealt hy inheritance when he falls for a woman his family doesn’t like.


Date: 13th September The fourth film released as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe introducing us to another Avengers superhero, Thor, who is cast out of the fantastic realm of Asgard and sent to live amongst humans on Earth, where he soon becomes one of their finest defenders.

Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Date: 12th September

Captain Jack Sparrow and Barbossa are back on an adventure to find the fountain of youth. Jack meets a woman from his past, Angelica, who forces Jack aboard the Queen Anne’s Revenge, where we meet the fearsome pirate Blackbeard.


In cinemas next month...


October’s Cinema: Johnny English Reborn Date: 7th October

The sequel to Johnny English, written by and starring Rowan Atkinson. English attempts to stop a group of international assassins before they eliminate a world leader and cause global chaos after spending a year honing his unique skills in a remote region of Asia.


The Three Musketeers

Date: 21st October

Date: 12th October

A thriller centred on the threat posed by a deadly disease and an international team of doctors contracted by the CDC to deal with the outbreak, starring Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Gwyneth Paltrow and Jude Law.

The latest film adaptation for Athos, Porthos and Aramis in a 3D adventure. The three must unite and defeat a beautiful double agent and her villainous employer from seizing the French throne and engulfing Europe in war.

Real Steel

Date: 14th October A boxing drama starring Hugh Jackman set in the near-future where humanoid robots do battle. The film is based on the 1956 short story “Steel” by Richard Matheson and is directed by Shawn Levy.


Date: 14th October A remake of the 1984 classic, city boy Ren McCormack, played by Kenny Wormald, moves to a small town where rock ‘n’ roll and dancing have been banned, and his rebellious spirit shakes up the populace.

Midnight In Paris Date: 7th October

A romantic comedy/fantasy written and directed by Woody Allen, starring Owen Wilson and Rachel McAdams. The film follows a family travelling to Paris which includes a young engaged couple forced to confront the illusion that a life different from their own is better.