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Director Ron Howard explains why the rivalry between ’70s F1 racers Niki Lauda and James Hunt makes for a perfect film blockbuster.

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Thor: The Dark World brings us more adventures with the mighty Norse god...

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and the series have filmed on location in Iceland. This makes sense, given that the country closely resembles the Scandinavian backdrop of the mythology around Thor, but it also serves another purpose: making Thor: The Dark World look significantly different from the last film he appeared in, a little adventure named Avengers Assemble. Thor most definitely isn’t in New York any more! Set one year after the events of his Avengers team-up, Thor is back at home in Asgard. However, rather than chilling out and drinking a relaxing tankard of mead, he soon finds himself battling a threat from

an ancient race led by Christopher Eccleston’s revenge-fuelled Malekith. To defeat him, Thor must reunite with Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster (which is tricky because his dad, Odin – played by Anthony Hopkins – doesn’t approve of their relationship) and his dangerous brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston). This is clearly not an ideal situation, given that Loki caused so much trouble in both Thor and the Avengers film! Will their unlikely partnership hold? Will Malekith succeed in his plan to bring darkness to the universe? Find out when Thor: The Dark World opens on 30 October.


Incoming! A selection of superhero films heading our way over the next two years...

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

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Andrew Garfield returns as the wondrous webslinger in an adventure that sees him facing off with Jamie Foxx’s Electro.

Did You Know?

The film shot around the UK using the code name Thursday Morning to keep away onlookers and fans. Thursday is, of course, named after Thor.

Captain America: THE Winter Soldier RELEASED 2 MAY 2014

The second film dedicated to Chris Evans’s shield-bearer also stars Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and features him fighting an enemy in Washington.

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The mutant team turn to timetravel to save the world in this prequel that features many members of the original X-Men cast, including Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine.

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THOR: THE DARK WORLD 3D TBC RELEASED 30 OCTOBER DIRECTOR Alan Taylor STARRING Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins

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Joss Whedon is gearing up to film the sequel to his monster hit here in Britain early next year. Is it finished yet? No? Okay. How about now?

Ant-Man

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Edgar Wright brings Marvel’s Ant-Man to the screen for the first time. No word yet on who’s playing the size-shifting scientist with the power to control insects.

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Closed Circuit, a tough British thriller starring Eric Bana, poses some interesting questions... here are over half a million closed circuit cameras in London,” explains Martin Vickers, played by Eric Bana, at one point during Closed Circuit. “And I’m sure there are at least half a dozen watching you right now...” Alarming stuff, as we’re sure you’ll agree. Lawyer Vickers finds this out for himself when he gets involved in the case of a man accused of setting off an explosion in a London market. Is the guy innocent, or is it really a British Secret Service cover-up? Who’s watching who? One thing’s for certain: Vickers and his lawyer colleague Claudia (Rebecca Hall) have bitten off more than they can chew... Written by Eastern Promises’ Steven Knight, Closed Circuit is a gritty, intelligent drama that hits cinemas on 1 November.

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BOND is back! ...as Skyfall director Sam Mendes officially signs on for the next 007 outing! fter saying he would have to bow out of directing another James Bond film due to other work commitments, Sam Mendes will, indeed, be back to follow up his work on Skyfall. Bond’s producers managed to work out their schedules to accommodate the ridiculously busy Mendes, although we can understand why when you consider that Skyfall earned $1.1 billion worldwide – not a bad incentive, eh? The as-yet-untitled 24th James Bond film will boast a screenplay written by Skyfall’s John Logan and is set for release in UK cinemas on 23 October 2015. Daniel Craig will, of course, return to play Mr Bond.

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about the Boston Marathon bombing is in the works, based on the upcoming book BOSTON STRONG by CASEY SHERMAN... An adaptation of KURT VONNEGUT’S classic novel SLAUGHTERHOUSE-

FIVE is being penned by CHARLIE KAUFMAN... A live-action version of THE JUNGLE BOOK has been announced by DISNEY... JAMES CAMERON has pencilled in BATTLE ANGEL ALITA for 2017, after he finishes AVATAR 2 and 3...

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Band of brothers You’d be forgiven for thinking that the Australian Hemsworth clan – brothers Liam, Chris and Luke – are on course to take over Hollywood. Funnily enough, it’s probably because they are...

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Liam Hemsworth

Age: 23 Oz soap opera starting point: One episode of Home And Away. Then spent two years on Neighbours as Josh Taylor. Notable roles to date: Liam lost out to big bro Chris for the role of Thor, and had that loss compounded when he was cast in The Expendables and then cut out of the film (he was back for The Expendables 2). He’s made up for it since, nabbing the role of Gale Hawthorne in The Hunger Games. You’ll see him next in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (pictured below) on 22 November, not to mention its two sequels (Mockingjay Parts 1 and 2, out next year and 2015).

Chris Hemsworth

Age: 29 Oz soap opera starting point: A guest role in Neighbours before starring as Kim Hyde in Home And Away for three years. Notable roles to date: He hit the big time as Thor in two films (Thor and Avengers Assemble), as well as in Thor: The Dark World, out on 30 October. He’s also starred in horror comedy Cabin In The Woods, bleak fairy tale Snow White And The Huntsman and, of course, this month’s F1 racing drama Rush. Most people first spotted him as James T Kirk’s doomed dad in the first Star Trek film – he went from there to Thor so quickly it’s as though it was simply meant to be...

Luke Hemsworth

Age: 32 Oz soap opera starting point: He’s played two characters in Neighbours. That show (plus Home And Away) is a rite of passage for Aussie actors, rather like Holby City or Casualty are for our British thesps! Notable roles to date: Luke may be the oldest Hemsworth brother but he’s been the slowest at building a film career, sticking firmly to television... although that’s about to change! Luke has leading roles in upcoming thriller The Reckoning, sci-fi drama The Anomaly and WWII drama The 34th Battalion (alongside Vinnie Jones). Will he hit as big as his little brothers have? Watch this space... fanatical about film 7


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Boys gone wild! Last Vegas brings us four Oscar-winners as we’ve never seen them before... e’re gonna party like it’s 1959!” promises Kevin Kline’s Sam in this madcap comedy, which pulls together Hollywood big-hitters Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, Michael Douglas and Kline to have more fun on screen than they’ve probably had in years. The film they’ve teamed up for

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is Last Vegas, which treads territory somewhat familiar from the Hangover films but with its own new spin – the guys wreaking havoc are all old-timers! After a lifetime of bachelorhood, Billy (Douglas) has finally decided to get married. To celebrate, he invites his friends on a trip to

Vegas to celebrate: somewhere they haven’t been in a long, long time. Their memories of the resort are of The Rat Pack, but Vegas has changed since then... Have these four oldies bitten off more than they can chew? One thing’s for sure: there’s a whole lot of laughs! Last Vegas opens on 8 November.


Let’s not forget the ladies... The elder statesmen of Hollywood are having fun in Last Vegas – but what have their female counterparts been up to recently? Judi Dench Next film: Philomena (1 November) This drama sees Dench playing a woman searching for the son she had to give up when she was younger. Meryl Streep Next film: August: Osage County (13 December) Streep headlines a cast including Julia Roberts in this film charting the lives of an Oklahoma family.

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“It’s amazing how productive doing nothing can be.” TRON: legacy

“Damn. I don’t know what eyes to shoot you between.”

Crossword Corner! This month’s subject is Ryan Reynolds... Reynolds stars in two films out this autumn: RIPD: Rest In Peace Department (20 September) and as

the snail hero of Turbo (18 October). How much do you know about him? Try our crossword and find out!

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“It’s important to think. It’s what separates us from lentils.” the fisher king

“I’m not a legend. I’m just a guy looking for a nice wave and some good friends.” surf’s up

“Whole worlds have been tamed by men who ate biscuits.” crazy heart

“That rug really tied the room together...”

Clues Across 3. Reynolds played Captain Excellent in Paper __. (3) 5. __: Trinity. (5) 7. His favourite sport. (4) 9. Green Lantern’s powers came from this object. (4) 11. Reynolds had an early role in frat comedy __ Wilder. (3) 12. He guest-starred on TV show The X-__ in 1996. (4) 13. Singer Alicia __ costarred in Smokin’ Aces. (4) 14. Melissa __ Hart was the star of Reynolds’ film Sabrina The Teenage Witch. (4) 16. __ Kudrow, co-star in

3 across. (4) 20. The Amityville __. (6) 22. Turbo the snail wants to win the __ 500. (4) 24. The role Reynolds played in 20 across was originally James __’s. (6) 25. Safe __. (5) 26. His wife, Blake __. (6) Down 1. Reynolds sped round the track in 1:43.7 on Top __. (4) 2. Snoop __, also in Turbo. (4) 4. Reynolds played three characters in The __. (5) 5. __ Monster On Campus. (3) 6. __ Kendrick, co-star in his next film The Voices. (4) 8. __ Grace Moretz, his

co-star in 20 across. (5) 10. His co-star in 17 down, Nicolas Cage, also starred in 1997's Face/__. (3) 13. Co-star in 5 across, __ Kristofferson. (4) 14. __ Bateman, co-star in The Change-Up. (5) 15. He spent the whole of __ in a coffin. (6) 17. Caveman film The __. (6) 18. He’s twice guest-starred on TV show Family __ . (3) 19. His middle name. (6) 21. The Green Lantern’s real name, __ Jordan. (3) 23. In 5 across, Reynolds fought vampire __. (4) Answers on page 32!

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In the ’70s, James Hunt and Niki Lauda were the kings of Formula 1 racing. They were also rivals who lived extraordinary lives – as chronicled in the thrilling drama Rush…

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ack in 2011, director Ron Howard was working diligently on an adaptation of Stephen King’s epic fantasy series The Dark Tower: a huge saga that had the potential to take up several years of his life. Then the studio, balking at the cost and complexity of the project, pulled the plug. Howard had nothing to do. Being one of Hollywood’s most sought-after directors, however, it wasn’t long before a new film came his way. Based on an extraordinary real-life story, it was one hell of a project... “The James Hunt/Niki Lauda rivalry is one of the greatest in all of sports,” Howard says. “Their story is so remarkable that you could only do it if it was true, because people wouldn’t quite believe it!”

Amazing race

The year is 1976, and Formula 1 racing has become a gigantic force in the sporting world, with its racing drivers attracting the kind of headlines, acclaim and hysteria usually reserved for rock stars. The two shining lights on the racetrack are Britain’s James Hunt (played on screen by Chris Hemsworth) and Austria’s Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl). The former is a handsome playboy who loves to party; the latter a hardworking, dedicated sportsman unwilling to be distracted from his goal. “Hunt lived the rock’n’roll life, but he had the talent to still put himself in the car and go like hell,” Howard points out.

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“The James Hunt/Niki Lauda rivalry is one of the greatest in all of sports."

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Formula 1 racing: not for those who don’t like speed!

Screenwriter Peter Morgan, already accomplished in bringing the ’70s to life with Frost/Nixon, agrees. “Niki approached it as rationally and as professionally as possible, whereas James Hunt was a flamboyant ladies’ man.” But there was a lot more to both men once they hit the track. “One of the fascinating aspects about that story is that fearlessness that these guys had,” says Brühl admiringly. “Like modern knights, constantly facing death.” And Lauda’s fearlessness paid off, as we see in the film: the three-time world champion was 16 odeon.co.uk

able to climb back behind the wheel after an utterly horrific crash. “They were willing to risk their lives to attain this elite status,” Howard explains. “They paid a price for it. They paid a price for it, but they defined themselves.”

Fast and furious

Recreating the heart-stopping races on Germany’s infamous Nürburgring track, among others, was a tough job for the crew. Yet there’s a satisfyingly small amount of noticeable CGI racing in the film. Both Hemsworth and Brühl actually learned how to drive race cars

– although Howard wasn’t as proficient, admitting that he “spun” his car when he tried. However, he made sure he did his homework on the sport before tackling the film. “I’ve been spending a lot of time around Formula 1 tracks and talking to people connected to the sport,” he told The Hollywood Reporter during the filming of Rush. “I’ve met Niki Lauda a few times. I sat with him during the race at Silverstone Circuit, and his commentary was so riveting I didn’t even dare get up to go to the bathroom!” The actors also had help perfecting their performances.


RUSH Seeitfrom 13 September

More Legendary Screen Rivalries Carl Spackler Vs The Gopher

Caddyshack (1980) James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) lived a jet-set lifestyle.

Olivia Wilde as Hunt’s wife, Suzy Miller.

Hunt enjoys his fame.

Brothers in arms

The 1976 racing season was groundbreaking year for many reasons, but Rush isn’t just about the sport. As Howard explains, “It’s also the really entertaining

Mozart Vs Salieri Amadeus (1984)

Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl), never as comfortable as Hunt in the spotlight.

James Hunt died in 1993, but Hemsworth was able to talk to his son as well as Alastair Caldwell, the McLaren team manager during Hunt’s reign. Meanwhile, Brühl actually had Lauda on speed dial! “He would call Lauda on set, sometimes just before a take, and ask, ‘Do I take my gloves off first or my helmet?’” Howard recalls, laughing.

Bill Murray’s groundskeeper is so determined to rid a golf course of a resourceful, unstoppable gopher that he ends up blowing the place sky-high!

nature of these two guys. They’re both fascinating, they’re funny, they’re serious and formidable. The combination of these guys, their rivalry, their relationships off the track as well... The way they went about the business of trying to be great was, I thought, emotional, cool and fascinating.” Brühl is the one who best sums up the lure of this timeless sporting story. “It’s about friendship, it’s about fear, it’s about overcoming fear,” he says. “It’s about rivals who push each other beyond the limits.” You’ll see all of this and more when Rush opens in cinemas on 13 September.

Salieri (F Murray Abraham) adores the work of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Tom Hulce). But he’s driven insane by jealousy and hate, ending up in an asylum. Oops.

Ferris Bueller Vs Ed Rooney

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)

When schoolkid Bueller (Matthew Broderick) pulls a sickie, Principal Rooney (Jeffrey Jones) wants to prove he’s faking… but Bueller thwarts him at every turn!

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hether you’re a fan of Formula 1 racing or not, you can’t deny that it takes some serious bravery to get behind the wheel of a car and race around a circuit at phenomenal speeds. Britain’s James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) and Austria’s Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl) were two such bravehearted sportsmen. They became genuine superstars back in 1976 as they battled for the World Championship title, risking their lives every time they drove

(sometimes with near-tragic results). And while their races were extraordinary, they were just as memorable off the track as they were on it! In Rush, Ron Howard (Apollo 13) has brought their legendary rivalry to the screen in a fantastic real-life thriller. To celebrate the release of the film, we’re giving away a superb Canon camera which retails at £899. For a chance to win this fabulous prize, simply answer the question on the right!

How to enter JUST ANSWER THIS QUESTION Chris Hemsworth plays which Marvel superhero? A. Wonder Woman B. Thor C. Spider-Man Go to www.futurecomps.co.uk/rush and answer by midday on 23 October. Or text RUSH to 87474 followed by A, B or C and your name and address. PRIZE INCLUDES: • A Legria HF G25 camera with a wide-angle HD lens, exceptional audio and full manual controls

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Jamie Foxx’s US President faces a terrorist threat in new action-thriller White House Down. Mind you, he’s not the first cinematic President to discover that he’s in a dangerous job...

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madmen and even aliens! The latest victim of this trend is White House Down’s President James Sawyer (Jamie Foxx), who has to run for his life when the White House comes under attack from a paramilitary group. Luckily he has the kickass abilities of Cale, Channing

Tatum’s Washington cop, to protect him. A running battle between the Prez and his new bodyguard and the bad guys commences. With Roland Emmerich at the reins, you know it’ll be one explosive fight! Turn the page for more examples of Presidents in peril… fanatical about film 21


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The White House isn’t what you’d call a ‘haven of calm’. Here are more Presidents brought to life on film who have faced threats – from world-shattering cataclysms to domestic dramas...

Teddy Roosevelt

Played by: Robin Williams Film: Night At The Museum He’s not the real Roosevelt, just a museum dummy, but he’s still able to help security guard Larry Daley (Ben Stiller) take down criminals.

Andrew Shepherd

Played by: Michael Douglas Film: The American President No life-threatening hijinks for this guy; just the emotional/ political minefield of falling for lobbyist Sydney (Annette Bening).

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Played by: Donald Pleasence Film: Escape From New York A bunch of criminals bring down the President’s plane in Manhattan’s security prison. Only Snake Plissken (Kurt Russell) can rescue him!

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Played by: Morgan Freeman Film: Deep Impact A massive comet is on an impact course with Earth. Morgan Freeman might not be able to stop it, but his buttery tones will calm you down.

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Played by: Bill Pullman Film: Independence Day Aliens invade the world. Whitmore rallies the troops with a patriotic speech and helps lead an attack to take down the alien ship.

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white house down Seeitfrom 6 September Benjamin Asher

Played by: Aaron Eckhart Film: Olympus Has Fallen The Prez in this year’s other White House-meets-Die Hard thriller was kidnapped by a terrorist mastermind. Gerard Butler helped him out.

James Marshall

Played by: Harrison Ford Film: Air Force One Russian Gary Oldman hijacks the President’s plane. But he underestimates the former soldier’s military training and “GET OFF MY PLANE!” attitude.

James Sawyer

Played by: Jamie Foxx Film: White House Down Domestic terrorism means trouble for Foxx’s Prez. But Channing Tatum’s wannabe Secret Service man can help, looking good while shooting guns.

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Played by: Daniel Day Lewis Film: Lincoln He might have ended the Civil War and freed the slaves, but poor Abe met his maker at the theatre thanks to an assassin’s bullet. He died a legend.

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Played by: William Sadler Film: Iron Man 3 Ellis is kidnapped from Air Force One by Savin (James Badge Dale). Shoved into the Iron Patriot suit, he has to endure threats from The Mandarin.

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Played by: Kevin Kline Film: Wild Wild West Grant had to worry about the demented Dr Arliss Lovelace (Kenneth Branagh) and his steampunk plans. Fortunately, Will Smith is on call.

Played by: Lloyd Bridges Film: Hot Shots! Part Deux Tug faces Saddam Hussein. Switching on his lightsaber (don’t ask), he says: “We’ll settle this the old navy way. First guy to die loses.”

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A brilliant Sony Xperia z Tablet! nventor Flint Lockwood (voiced by Bill Hader) faces a bizarre new challenge in this hilarious family comedy, which follows on from 2009’s Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs. In that amazing adventure, Flint built a machine that turned water into food, which then rained down upon his town until food mountains built up and the residents were almost buried. Now he returns to Swallow Falls to discover that the machine is still operating – and it’s created food/animal hybrids! Soon he’s encountering tacodiles, hippopotatomuses and cheespiders. And Flint must battle them to save the world…

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To accompany the release of this tasty tale (or not so tasty, seeing as the food can bite back), we’re giving one lucky reader a fabulous Sony tablet. Simply answer the question on the right to be in with a chance – good luck! Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2 opens in cinemas on 25 October in spectacular 3D.

How to enter JUST ANSWER THIS QUESTION This film features food/animal hybrids: what are they called? A. Animal crackers B. Foodimals C. Vegetables Go to www.futurecomps.co.uk/ chance and answer by midday on 23 October. Or text CHANCE to 87474 followed by A, B or C and your name and address. PRIZE INCLUDES: •A  n Xperia TabletZ SGP231GB with 25.6 cm (10.1”) HD Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine 2, Snapdragon™ S4 Pro quad-core 1.5 Ghz processor with 2GB RAM and an 8 MP camera with Exmor R™

Apple Inc. is neither a sponsor of, nor affiliated in any way with the competitions in this issue. Terms and conditions: Closing date is 23 October 2013. The competition is open to UK residents only and excludes employees or agents of ODEON, Sony or anyone professionally connected with the promotion and their immediate families. The winner will be drawn at random from all correct entries received. The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. One entry per household only. There is no cash alternative. Please allow 28 days prize fulfilment from the date of claim. By entering this competition, you agree to be bound by Future’s competition rules and to receive details of future offers and promotions from Future Publishing Limited and related third parties. If you do not want to receive this information, include “no info” at the end of your text message/email. Late or incomplete entries will be disqualified. Entries must be submitted by an individual (not via any agency or similar) and are limited to one per household. Texts cost £1.00 per entry plus standard network rates. For full terms and conditions go to www.futurenet.com/futureonline/competitionrules.asp

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ABOUT TIME 12A RELEASED 4 SEPTEMBER

DIRECTOR Richard Curtis STARRING Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy

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e’ve all been there, haven’t we? That moment when you see someone you fancy, muster the courage to go over and introduce yourself... and then say something so utterly foolish that you want to bury your head in the nearest sandpit. It’s certainly happened to Tim (Domhnall Gleeson), who has such bad luck when he meets Mary (Rachel McAdams) that only going back in time and undoing his goof-ups would 26 odeon.co.uk

make things better. Luckily for him, though, he can do just that! After his father, played by Bill Nighy, reveals a big secret, everything changes. Men in their family can travel in time: all they have to do is go somewhere dark, clench their fists and concentrate. Soon Tim is bouncing backwards and fixing problems all over the place – and because About Time is both written and directed by Richard Curtis,

the film follows in the footsteps of all his classics (Four Weddings And A Funeral; Notting Hill; Love Actually) and focuses on one thing: love. Tim is determined to control his love life, but it’s not quite as straightforward as he thinks it is... and there are other things that he can’t control, despite his powers. A wonderful cast, a sweet premise and all of Curtis’s usual wit and warmth make About Time a delightful British comedy.


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In The Time-Traveller’s Wife Rachel McAdams also played a character dating someone who could travel in time. It seems to be quite common!

Naomi Watts as Princess Diana.

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DIANA TBC RELEASED 20 September DIRECTOR Oliver Hirschbiegel STARRING Naomi Watts, Naveen Andrews, Cas Anvar

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Watch the trailer Rachel McAdams and Domhnall Gleeson get all lovey-dovey.

When Princess Diana was killed in a car crash in Paris on 31 August 1997, the world was stunned. As the former wife of Prince Charles, a fashion icon and a role model to generations of young women, Diana lived her life in the glare of publicity... and yet, as this film reveals, she still managed to keep a lot of secrets. Starring two-time Oscarnominated Naomi Watts, Diana explores the last two years of the Princess’s life and shows us another side of the woman who wanted to be known as the “Queen of hearts”. The film focuses on her campaign against landmines, her constant battle with the media and the last significant relationships of her life: one with eminent surgeon Dr Hasnat Khan (Lost star Naveen Andrews) and the other with the man who sadly joined her on her final journey, Dodi Fayed (Cas Anvar). Directed by Downfall’s Oliver Hirschbiegel, Diana is a sensitive biopic for anyone interested in one of the world’s most famous women. fanatical about film 27


GRAVITY 3D TBC RELEASED 18 OCTOBER

Sandra Bullock and George Clooney venture into space.

DIRECTOR Alfonso Cuarón STARRING Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Eric Michels

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into their shuttle, almost completely destroying it! Stranded in the black of space, the astronauts must struggle to survive as they’re cut off from Earth with their

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oxygen slowly running out. Told you it was horrifying, didn’t we? Written and directed by Alfonso Cuarón, Gravity could well be the most memorable film of the year. Harrison Ford and Asa Butterfield train for war.

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ENDER’S GAME TBC RELEASED 25 OCTOBER

DIRECTOR Gavin Hood STARRING Asa Butterfield, Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley

This blockbuster adventure, based on the classic novel by Orson Scott Card, promises to bring us epic space battles and action we won’t forget! Hugo’s Asa Butterfield stars 28 odeon.co.uk

in the lead role of Ender Wiggin, a young lad who may one day become the saviour of humanity... In a distant future, the Earth has been attacked twice by an alien race and it’s starting to look as though it’ll be third time lucky for our foes. Desperate to save the planet, the military start training

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a group of gifted youngsters in a special battle school in the hopes that their special powers will be enough to defeat the aliens. Ender must learn how to fight – but will he lose his humanity in the process? A tough, uncompromising sci-fi blockbuster also starring Harrison Ford, Hailee Stanfeld and Abigail Breslin.

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The premise of this intense thriller is so horrifying that we can all relate to it – even though none of us will ever have the remotest chance of experiencing it for ourselves (well, unless you’re reading this magazine at NASA headquarters, obviously). Sandra Bullock is Dr Ryan Stone, an astronaut on her first space mission and taking part in her debut space walk, although she has help from her colleague, veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney). But then the unthinkable happens. Debris flying through space smashes


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They’re pickles... but they’re alive!

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RUSH 15 RELEASED 13 SEPTEMBER DIRECTOR Ron Howard STARRING Chris Hemsworth, Daniel Brühl, Olivia Wilde

The heart-stopping world of Formula 1 motor-racing circa 1976 is brought to life in this gripping real-life story. Directed by Ron Howard, Rush charts the tensions between British racing driver

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James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) and Austrian Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl). The two men had an intense rivalry on the track, each of them risking their lives to become World Champion – whatever the cost. Rush recreates their spectacular races and tells their incredible story with flair and passion. Totally unmissable. Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds as deardeparted detectives.

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RIPD: REST IN PEACE DEPARTMENT TBC RELEASED 20 SEPTEMBER DIRECTOR Robert Schwentke STARRING Ryan Reynolds, Jeff Bridges, Kevin Bacon

This cool supernatural comedy stars Ryan Reynolds as Nick Walker, a police detective gunned down in the line of duty. In the afterlife, he finds himself working for the Rest 30 odeon.co.uk

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In Peace Department (RIPD), a task force of dead detectives helping to clean the streets of evil spirits. Teamed with veteran officer Roy Pulsipher (Jeff Bridges, channelling his cowboy side), they fight crime… from the other side! Based on a comic series and stuffed with all sorts of weird creatures, one-liners and crazy action, RIPD is a blast.

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CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2 3D TBC RELEASED 25 OCTOBER DIRECTORS Cody Cameron, Kris Pearn VOICES OF Bill Hader, Anna Faris, Neil Patrick Harris

In 2009, a young inventor by the name of Flint Lockwood (voiced by Bill Hader) devastated his simple little town by building a device that could make food rain from the sky. Although it solved a shortterm problem by feeding the population, the food continued to rain down until the place was totally buried... Oops. Now, in this delightful sequel – which makes full use of its 3D format – Flint returns to Swallow Falls determined to make amends. What greets him is a whole new world: a place where food has evolved and achieved sentient life! There are bananas that can run, burgers that bite, tacos that attack people (rather like the T-rex from Jurassic Park, in fact) and even monkey/seafood hybrids named shrimpanzees. With all these creatures running riot, what can Flint do? If you loved the first Meatball outing you can’t afford to miss out on this one. Expect more bonkers fun for all the family!

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Chris Hemsworth as James Hunt.


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WHITE HOUSE DOWN 12A RELEASED 6 SEPTEMBER DIRECTOR Roland Emmerich STARRING Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, Maggie Gyllenhaal

Roland Emmerich, aka the King Of The Blockbuster, brings his explosive (and often tongue-in-cheek) touch to this thrilling action adventure. Channing Tatum plays a Washington DC policeman who goes for an interview at the White House,

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then ends up fighting for his life when his visit coincides with a paramilitary group attacking the building. What’re the odds, eh? As the chaos spreads, he must protect the President (Jamie Foxx) while also trying to rescue his young daughter, who unfortunately went with him on his fateful trip. Expect explosions, gun battles and gut-wrenching fist-fights in this exciting actioner.

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ABOUT TIME 12A RELEASED 4 SEPTEMBER WHITE HOUSE DOWN 12A RELEASED 6 SEPTEMBER

RUSH 15 RELEASED 13 SEPTEMBER DIANA TBC RELEASED 20 SEPTEMBER RIPD: REST IN PEACE DEPARTMENT tbc RELEASED 20 SEPTEMBER

GRAVITY 3D TBC RELEASED 18 OCTOBER TURBO 3D U RELEASED 18 OCTOBER CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2 3D tbc

Turbo the snail zooms towards glory!

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TURBO 3D U RELEASED 18 OCTOBER DIRECTOR David Soren VOICES OF Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti, Michelle Rodriguez

As a rule, snails aren’t known for their speed. Yet the slimy star of Turbo, voiced by Ryan Reynolds, can move faster than you and I can – that’s because he’s a super-snail! It’s the result of a bizarre accident

with some chemicals that turbo-charged him, making him zoom around at a speed that would make a cheetah look like a slowpoke. The appropriately named Turbo wants to race in the Indy 500, but can he make his snail dream come true? Find out in this fun Dreamworks comedy, which is high-octane fun for all the family.

RELEASED 25 OCTOBER

ENDER’S GAME TBC RELEASED 25 OCTOBER

Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2

Ryan Reynolds crossword answers - ACROSS: 3 Man, 5 Blade, 7 Golf, 9 Ring, 11 Van, 12 Files, 13 Keys, 14 Joan, 16 Lisa, 20 Horror, 22 Indy, 24 Brolin, 25 House, 26 Lively. DOWN: 1 Gear, 2 Dogg, 4 Nines, 5 Big, 6 Anna, 8 Chloë, 10 Off, 13 Kris, 14 Jason, 15 Buried, 17 Croods, 18 Guy, 19 Rodney, 21 Hal, 23 Dogs.

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The White House is a battleground for Channing Tatum.


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moment in time Classic ODEON moments...

George Clooney giggles with a fan... eorge Clooney’s political drama The Ides Of March saw him co-starring with Ryan Gosling as a presidential candidate who may have a few skeletons in his closet. While the film itself was a very serious affair, its UK premiere, on 19 October 2011 at ODEON Leicester Square, certainly wasn’t. As you can see, Clooney stopped to have a chuckle with a young fan as he signed autographs! The actor is back in cinemas on 11 October, this time alongside Sandra Bullock in the tense 3D drama Gravity.

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COMING next issue!

Jennifer Lawrence returns in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Find out more in the next ODEON Magazine on 23 October!

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This month we ride along with F1 drama Rush and examine Presidents in peril with White House Down - plus all the latest film facts, news and...

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