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This month we’re pleased to see the return of two huge franchises The Expendables 3 and Sin City: A Dame to Kill For! We also check out Guardians of the Galaxy. Plus: news and previews…

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Film news, previews and gossip with early peeks at trapped-teen thriller The Maze Runner, Denzel Washington in The Equalizer, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot and much more!

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The Maze Runner

This new trilogy is set to find an audience as diehard as The Hunger Games‌


hen the doors of a lift creak open, Thomas (Dylan O'Brien) awakens inside remembering nothing but his name – and that's the least of his worries! Emerging into a walled encampment, Thomas finds 60 other teen boys that are surrounded by a vast stone maze from which no one has ever escaped. 4

The original group have been trapped in 'The Glade' for two years and like Thomas, don't know why or how they came to be there. What they do know is that every morning, the entrance to the maze slides menacingly open and within its walls are The Grievers, nightmarish creatures who will stop at nothing to prevent the boys

escaping. Yet from the moment Thomas turns up, everything starts to change. Based on the bestselling novel by James Dashner, this post-apocalyptic sci-fi thriller is edge-of-the-seat stuff and ramps up the action thrills. It looks like it's going to be a truly epic saga. Search YouTube now for 'ODEONUK' to watch the latest trailers.

Trapped Teens When they eventually leave their bedrooms, teenagers do seem quite prone to a 'hard-to-escape-groupscenario' situation…

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Star, Dylan O'Brien is from TV's Teen Wolf. Michael J Fox starred in the film and also played a trapped teen in Back To The Future (trapped in 1955 that is).

The Hunger Games (2012)

Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson A televised fight to the death in which Katniss (Lawrence) is pitted against 23 participants who'll stop at nothing to win. ESCAPE DIFFICULTY RATING: 4/5

The Maze Runner TBC RELEASED 10 October DIRECTOR Wes Ball STARRING Dylan O'Brien, Will Poulter, Kaya Scodelario

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Lord Of The Flies (1990) Balthazar Getty, Chris Furrh A group of military schoolboys are left stranded on an island and must fend for themselves by working together. That, or degenerate into savagery. ESCAPE DIFFICULTY RATING: 3/5

Battle Royale (2000) Tatsuya Fujiwara, Aki Maeda Take 42 students, one deserted island, a random weapon each and orders to kill each other over three brutal days. The ultimate game of death. ESCAPE DIFFICULTY RATING: 5/5

The Breakfast Club (1985) Emilio Estevez, Molly Ringwald Put into detention, students have to, er, write an essay. ESCAPE DIFFICULTY RATING: 1/5

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things you need to know about… The Equalizer 1 The Equalizer is a big screen adaptation of the US TV hit that ran from 1985 to 1989, starring Edward Woodward (or Ed3Woods as we like to call him). 2 The plot follows a former black ops commando with a mysterious past (Denzel Washington) who reluctantly comes out of retirement to rescue a young girl who is under the control of brutal Russian gangsters. 3 Russell Crowe was originally attached to the lead role in The Equalizer before Denzel Washington was confirmed as the lead, bringing with him director Antoine Fuqua. The two successfully collaborated on 2001's brilliant Training Day. 4 Eminem chose The Equalizer's trailer to debut his new song as the soundtrack – a second collaboration with Sia. (Search 'ODEONUK' on YouTube.) 5 Even though The Equalizer hasn't been released yet, plans for a sequel have been officially announced and it's being furiously written as we write this, which is always a good sign.

The Equalizer is released on 26 September.

Film gossip Breaking news, direct from Hollywood… The Boba Fett Star Wars spin-off movie may be penned by The Empire Strikes Back's Lawrence KasdAn… The Mila Kunis (pictured) starring Jupiter Ascending's release has been delayed until Feb 2015. This can only be good news, as 6

it's directed by The Matrix maestros The Wachowskis, who are utter perfectionists… If leaks from Warner Brothers are to be believed, there are plans for at least seven DC Comics

based movies from 2016-2018 including Sandman and Justice League… The rumour mill is buzzing with news that Jurassic World will feature a pterodactyl rider. An airborne dinosaur rodeo? Yes!




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A google nexus 7, to celebrate the upcoming release of the maze runner s you'll have just read on pg4, the super exciting adaptation of the international best selling book, The Maze Runner, will be released on 10 October and it's going to be huge! To celebrate its release, we're giving away an Asus Google Nexus 7 to one lucky winner, so that you can post and tweet your enthusiasm for the film. And if you haven't already, you could use some of the £25 worth of vouchers to download and read the book. Happy days.


How to enter JUST ANSWER THIS QUESTION Who plays 'Gally' in this autumn's greatest adventure The Maze Runner? A Dylan O'Brien B Will Poulter C Ansel Elgort D Theo James Type this link into your favourite browser to enter, and follow the instructions. You can also log into Facebook and 'like' the film at: MazeRunnerUK.

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You've never seen the Ninja Turtles like this before!

Before I Go To Sleep Nicole Kidman has a slightly terrifying Groundhog Day…

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Based on S.J Watson's bestselling book, this tense thriller centres around a woman (Kidman) who wakes up each morning with no memory whatsoever. Her husband (Colin Firth) explains that she's suffered a trauma and must stay indoors, but when a doctor starts helping her piece together her memories she suddenly can't trust anyone. Find out why when Before I Go To Sleep hits cinemas on 5 September.

IT's Turtly Awesome Dude! Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are back with a bang!

he Turtles first hit the big screen way back in 1990 – who could forget Vanilla Ice performing his delightful Ninja Rap? So it's high time that they got the proper superhero style glossy reboot treatment. And who better to orchestrate an explosive Turtle reinvention than the king of loud, Michael (Transformers) Bay! New York has fallen under the iron grip of the evil Shredder and his Foot Clan. However, fearless reporter April O'Neil (Megan Fox) is on to his dastardly plan and sets about exposing him, but she needs help. It's time for four outcast brothers to rise from the sewers and discover their destiny! (And probably a lot of pizza.) The film opens on 17 October.


The Hundred-Foot Journey Things get spicy for Helen Mirren

hen a family move to France to open up an Indian restaurant across the street from a prestigious Michelinstarred French restaurant, its owner, Madam Mallory (Helen Mirren) declares



war on the new intruder. Based on the bestselling novel of the same name, and directed by Chocolat's Lasse Hallström, The Hundred-Foot Journey is both touching and hilarious, and is released on 5 September.

Neeson looks set to put in another impressive turn with Tombstones.

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irst Taken and its sequel, then last year's Non-Stop – Liam Neeson is making quite a name for himself as the gruff ultra violent criminal tracker. Next up, A Walk Among The Tombstones which looks set to be the most exciting of them all!

Neeson plays a private investigator hired by a drug kingpin to track down those who kidnapped and murdered his wife. He may wish he hadn't taken this case! Based on the bestselling novel, A Walk Among The Tombstones is released on 19 September.

Based on the Oscarnominated 2000 film, Billy Elliot The Musical has won over audiences worldwide, picking up more than 80 awards on its travels. And now you can experience it at your local ODEON cinema for one day only! Set against the backdrop of the mid 80s miners' strike, Billy's tough journey takes him from the boxing ring to a ballet class and changes his and his family's lives forever. See it on 28 September.

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The priviliged elite at Oxford University form The Riot Club, where reputations can be made or destroyed in a single evening.

This Is Where I Leave You TBC

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When their father dies, four siblings must live together in their childhood home for a fateful, hilarious week.

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A Most Wanted Man A heart-stopping spy thriller with an unbeatable cast hen a tortured immigrant arrives in Hamburg, and lays claim to his father's dirty fortune, German and US security agencies race to establish his true identity in this tense spy thriller. Is he a victim or something far more sinister? Based on the critically acclaimed book by John Le Carré (Tinker, Tailer, Soldier Spy), A Most Wanted Man is a classic twisty-turny edge-of-your-seat espionage thriller with a great cast including Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Robin Wright and Willem Dafoe. You can find out why Hoffman's final role is arguably his best on 12 September.


Jason Segal The best quotes from the star of this month’s Sex Tape… “Am I a muppet or am I a man? If I'm a man that makes me a muppet of a man!” Jason suffering from an identity crisis in The Muppets (2011)

"You're cool! It's so hard to say, because, like, I hate you in so many ways."

The much-missed Philip Seymour Hoffman heads up an impressive cast.

facing a harsh reality in forgetting sarah marshall

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(2008) about Russell Brand

"Society tells us we're civilised but the truth is we are animals. Sometimes we just have to let it out. Try it!" Sage man-to-man advice in I Love You Man (2009)

“They're not pajamas! It's my warm-up suit.” A little sensitive about his outfit in Despicable Me (2010)

“I have something to say to you... and I think that it's important that I say it out of the cage.” A rare moment of logic in Slackers (2002)

“Chef, I'm trying to propose to my future wife just right now. Literally right now.” What became The Five-Year Engagement (2012)

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The Boxtrolls You've gotta troll with it

From the makers of Coraline, this beautiful, and just a tiny bit dark, animated adventure follows a young orphan boy's quest to save his cave-dwelling, trash-collecting friends, The Boxtrolls from an evil exterminator. Why Boxtrolls?

Because they live in boxes of course! The 3D stop motion animation is hilariously breathtaking, but you'll be the judge of that when it's released on 12 September.


Magic In The

ODEON Moonlight Magazine!

Colin Firth is back in a dazzling period romance…

oming off the back of his Oscar winning Blue Jasmine, Woody Allen's new film (yes he still directs one a year) is a light and frothy 1920s romantic romp. Colin Firth plays a renowned magician who is sent to the French Riviera to try and debunk Emma Stone's alluring spiritualist. He's determined not to like her, or to believe that she has any kind of mysterious power, but his cynical beliefs are challenged as he begins to fall head-over-heels for her. Magic in the Moonlight is released on 19 September.


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Pride 15

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Gay campaigners support the 1984 mineworker strikes in this powerful and very funny comedy drama.

National Theatre Live broadcasts this new version of Euripides’ powerful tragedy, by playwright Ben Power, live to ODEON cinemas.

Daniel Radcliffe awakens, after his girlfriend's mysterious death, with horns sprouting out of his head. Like you do.

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The ultimate tribute to action films returns for another brawl!

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he Expendables are back, with bigger names and bigger weapons than ever before. This time around, Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone) and the gang find themselves squaring off with an Expendables' founding member, Conrad Stonebanks – played by the legend Mel Gibson – who plans to break up the team. Permanently. Gibson's not the only new face along for the ride, there's a host of others, most notably Wesley Snipes, Harrison Ford and Antonio Banderas. But


happily the fan favourites also remain, like Jason Statham's Lee Christmas, Arnold Schwarzenegger's Trench and, of course, Terry Crews as Hale Caesar: “It’s the biggest, most gigantic, action-packed, action-star movie of all time!” the latter exclaims. As excitable about the film as he is, Crews still remains humble when surrounded by such big co-stars. “You see Sly there with a cigar, you see Arnold looking at his biceps (laughs). You realise where you are – these guys are the new royalty!”

Like all of us, there's something about that royalty that Crews really wants to see: “Mel versus Sly. That’s what I wanna see. I wasn’t privy to it on set. People wanna see how bad Mel could be… it’s one of the coolest match-ups ever!” ONE-UPMANSHIP With those names comes a big competitive side too: “It’s always like that! But you’re talking about guys who have gotten older and have faced a lot of humbling in different ways, you know what I mean? The Expendables are all of us

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are back! We caught up with Terry Crews for some exclusive inside info… guys with bad credit who somehow got the chance to get another chance. That’s what it is! When you look at what happened with Mel, when people wrote him off in a lot of ways, this is his comeback. This is Wesley’s comeback… It’s a wild thing when you see that you can’t just put these guys out. They always want to come back. You can’t take talent: it’s always there, no matter what the circumstances.” This installment is billed as the last go around, but Crews isn't so sure of that: “It’s a worldwide hit. The world is

ready for this one, and they get bigger and better – I feel four on the horizon!” ONE LAST RIDE As you'll see from the image below, this is a film to be enjoyed: “It shows how fun these movies are. We could all give our badass scowl, but the thing is, it’s really not a dark deal, it’s a celebration! It’s celebrating a bygone era. It’s like watching a great Western. An action movie is part of our culture.” Turn to pg23 for even more Expendables 3, and pg26 for a classic red carpet shot.

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From left-to-right (deep breath): Dolph Lundgren, Glen Powell, Victor Ortiz, Harrison Ford, Antonio Banderas, Wesley Snipes, Jason Statham, Sylvester Stallone, Ronda Rousey, Kellan Lutz, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Terry Crews, Mel Gibson, Kelsey Grammer, Randy Couture and Jet Li.

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Jessica Alba reprises her role as Nancy, and this time she has revenge on her mind.


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Sin City:

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The sequel to Sin City's tour de force has been nine years in the making, and now that it's finally here there is a lot to look forward to… WHAT'S THE STORY?

The follow-up to 2005's Sin City is only a sequel in the loosest sense, as a few of this film's four compartmentalised stories are actually prequels to the first film (are you still with us?). Two of those tales appeared in co-director Frank Miller's original comic books – Just Another Saturday Night and A Dame to Kill For – which he's written into this screenplay, along with the never before published The Long, Bad Night and The Fat Loss.


Quite a few characters are back, only you won't necessarily recognise them! Josh Brolin now plays Dwight McCarthy, with his story explaining what leads up to the facial surgery that results in him looking like Clive Owen for the first film. From what we can tell, this is largely due to his former lover, Eva Green's new femme fatale Ava Lord, who needs Dwight's help. Her intentions, as you'd imagine, turn out to be far less pure than they first appear. Jeremy Mr Selfridge Piven turns up here too, replacing Michael Madsen as Bob.


Yes, don't worry, Mickey Rourke is back as Marv, who awakes during events of the first film at the side of the road, surrounded by dead bodies. Bruce Willis returns too, as cool cop John Hartigan – in ghost form this time around – driving Jessica Alba's Nancy Callahan forward to vengeance upon Senator Roark (Powers Boothe). Co-director Robert Rodriguez originally wanted Johnny Depp to star, but he had to decline due to scheduling conflicts, so Joseph Gordon-Levitt now fills those shoes, playing cocky gambler Johnny. He is about to find himself in some serious hot water! You'll also see appearances from Ray Liotta, Christopher Lloyd, Rosario Dawson, and even a certain Lady Gaga. Phew, amazing cast!


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eliver Us from Evil is based on the shocking real life experiences of NYPD Detective, Ralph Sarchie, played here by the awesome Eric Bana. Struggling with his own personal issues, Sarchie begins investigating a series of disturbing and inexplicable crimes, joining forces with an unconventional priest (Édgar Ramírez), who's schooled in the rituals of exorcism, to combat the frightening and demonic possessions that are terrorizing their city. Inspired by Sarchie's bestselling real life book Beware the Night, which details his bone-

chilling cases, Deliver Us from Evil features lots of scary moments that will have you jumping out of your seat! To celebrate, we're giving away two Sony DSC-WX350 cameras, that feature a 20x optical zoom, 18.2MP Exmor™ R CMOS sensor, NFC, and Wi-Fi, so that you can capture your own scary moments and then upload them to your social channels. Deliver Us from Evil hits cinemas on 22 August. For more info, check out our Facebook page and search the hashtag #invocamus (tag your scary photos with it too!).

How to enter JUST ANSWER THIS QUESTION What is 'invocamus' the Latin for? A We are trained exorcists B We invoke C We are wizards on Saturdays To enter, open the web browser of your choice and go directly to: where you can answer the above question. To be eligible you must do this by midday on 29 August. PRIZE INCLUDES Two winners will each receive a Sony DSC-WX350 compact camera with 20x optical zoom.

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Guardians of the Galaxy TBC RELEASED 31 July

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DIRECTOR James Gunn voices of Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker


his action-packed space adventure expands the Marvel cinematic universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself hunted after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by the villainous Ronan. To evade capture, Quill forms an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits – Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a 20

tree-like humanoid, the deadly Gamora and the revengedriven Drax the Destroyer. Guardians of the Galaxy, which first appeared in Marvel Super-heroes #18 (published January 1969), features a host of big names including Vin Diesel as the voice of Groot and Bradley Cooper as the voice of Rocket. James Gunn directs, while the legendary Stan Lee – now into his 91st year –

serves as an executive producer. Compared to juggernauts such as The Avengers and The Dark Knight trilogy, Guardians… is a relative unknown, at least to the more casual cinema goer. However, with bucket loads of action, tonnes of explosions and some of the Marvel universe's most unique characters, this certainly looks set to become a true summer blockbuster.

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Inbetweeners 2 TBC RELEASED 6 August

DIRECTORs Damon Beesley, Iain Morris STARRING Simon Bird, James Buckley, Joe Thomas, Blake Harrison, Emily Berrington

Did You Know?

Although the Guardians of the Galaxy were created in 1969, the movie focuses on the 2008 reinvention by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning.

Believe it or not, this motley crew are the universe's only hope.

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They're back! And this time the hapless foursome head Down Under for their latest big-screen adventure. Although originally intended as an unambiguous ending to the television series, the unprecedented popularity and box office success of the first film led to massive clamour for a follow up. Now after three years of waiting, the time has finally come for a generation of expectant comedy fans. The usual gang return, but this time Jay, Will, Simon and Neil are flanked by a host of newcomers including Emily Berrington, who is best-known for her role as Simone AlHarazi in 24: Live Another Day, and Daisy Ridley who is set for stardom in Star Wars: Episode VII next year. Expect more fantastic quips, brutal put-downs, cringeworthy chat-up lines and of course Neil's dancing. If you loved The Inbetweeners (and you know you did), then you simply can't miss this Australian adventure. fanatical about film 21

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Simon and Will are guaranteed to bring the cringe to Oz.


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Scarlett Johansson goes all superhero in Lucy, the story of a drug mule who accidentally ingests the cargo that she was carrying – with hugely frightening consequences. Jam-packed with stunning visuals and brutal fight scenes, Lucy is a real modern action flick. Johansson transforms from a damsel in distress to full-blown ass-kicker as the mysterious drug allows her character to access much more than the normal 10 per cent of her brain capacity. Lucy is set in Taipei, the

Johansson looks set to further solidify her action credentials in Lucy.

Taiwanese capital, and also sees Morgan Freeman as Professor Norman, who attempts to help Lucy as her new powers start to spiral more and more out of control.

The Squirrels get more than they bargain for.


DIRECTOR Peter Lepeniotis VOICES OF Will Arnett, Brendan Fraser, Liam Neeson, Katherine Heigl, Stephen King

'No nuts, no glory' is the ballsy strap to this 3D-animated comedy caper that stars a purple squirrel, his rat friend and a grumpy racoon voiced by scary action man Liam Neeson. The Nut Job is the 22

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Writer/director Luc Besson has created some of the toughest, most memorable female action heroes in cinematic history, and Lucy looks set to do the same.

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first major feature by former Pixar animator Peter Lepeniotis’, adapted from the 2005 short Surly Squirrel, which won the audience award at the Palm Springs Film Festival. And there are a host of adorable furry characters – not least the aforementioned mute rat Buddy – to capture the kids' hearts. Will Arnett (The Lego Movie) voices the lead

character, a raspy squirrel named Surly, who stumbles onto “the lost city of Nutlantis” (Maury’s Nut Shop). However, the nut filled store is also a front for bank-robbing mobsters, but unwittingly, Surly and Buddy begin plotting a raid. What could possibly go wrong? The Nut Job is beautifully animated and sure to be huge fun for the whole family.

This film is based on the sort of true story that you don't want to go through!

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DIRECTOR Scott Derrickson STARRING Eric Bana, Olivia Munn, Joel McHale, Édgar Ramírez

Hulk actor Eric Bana falls victim to an angry supernatural force in creepy bio-pic Deliver Us From Evil. The movie is based on 2001 novel Beware the Night by

NYPD detective Ralph Sarchie (Bana) that detailed his reallife accounts of battling against demonic powers and his own religious beliefs. Paired with unconventional priest Mendoza (Édgar Ramírez) who's skilled in the arts of exorcism, the New York police officer investigates a series of strange happenings in the city, but when Sarchie's

young family becomes embroiled in the horror, things soon fly off the rails for the pair of them. Get ready for a-fright-aminute in this edge-of-yourseat chiller that even manages to turn a stuffed owl toy into something terrifyingly sinister. Deliver Us From Evil is not for the faint-hearted, but definitely the easily startled.

into the storm TBC RELEASED 22 AUGUST

DIRECTOR Steve Quale STARRING Richard Armitage, Sarah Wayne Callies, Jeremy Sumpter, Nathan Kress, Matt Walsh

We have a soft spot for a natural disaster film here at ODEON Magazine, and this one puts a new spin on the genre, using high octane 'found-footage' to tell the story. Taking place over a single day, Into the Storm follows the residents of a small town as it's ravaged by a veritable onslaught of tornados. Showing the action through the eyes of storm chasers, adrenaline junkies and heroic community members, this promises to aim you directly at the eye of the storm. Eeek! Starring Richard Armitage, best known on these shores

Richard Armitage (left) can't click his heels back to Spooks from here.

from his time in the BBC drama Spooks, as a widower trying to rescue his son, this looks set to be an extreme situation for all involved, from beginning to end. Think of it

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like 1996's Bill Paxton vehicle Twister meets that bit in Man of Steel where Clark's dad, y'know, has a fight with a tornado… It's going to be a bumpy ride. fanatical about film 23

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Erk, the old Supergluedfeet-to-the-back gag. You guys!

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DIRECTOR Trish Sie STARRING Alyson Stoner, Briana Evigan, Ryan Guzman, Izabella Miko

Step Up: All In sees all the stars from the previous four outings of the franchise coming together for one huge, winnertakes-all dance-off in the heady

heights of Las Vegas, which is enough to tempt dancers from all over the Step Up world to form a crew, with a three year Vegas' residency being the prize. This film is aiming to pull out all of the stops, and the set for the competition alone – ominously named 'The Vortex' – looks big enough to fit

everyone from the other films on screen in one go. Think Britain's Got Talent meets The Fast and the Furious – only replace the fast cars with slick dance moves instead (and we're pretty sure that Vin Diesel isn't in this). Step Up: All In looks all set to be a school holiday favourite.


DIRECTOR Roberts Gannaway VOICES OF Ed Harris, Julie Bowen, Stacy Keach, Dane Cook, Wes Studi

The lovable Dusty Crophopper (Dane Cook) returns for the high-flying follow-up to hit animation Planes – a sort-of spin-off from the Disney/Pixar collaboration Cars. This time around, engine damage means the one-time world famous air racer must switch careers, and what better than joining the firefighting squad? A new host of characters including spirited Lil' Dipper (Julie Bowen) and heavy-lift helicopter Windlifter (Wes Studi) star as an unlikely band of heroes battling to save the historic Piston Peak 26

Will Dusty Crophopper's confident swagger be enough to pull him through?

National Park from a raging inferno. Soon Dusty learns the real meaning of teamwork and heroism as the fire worsens and the vechicles themselves are plunged into peril. There are thrills, spills and plenty of laughs along the way in

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Sly is still in no mood to be messed with.


DIRECTOR Patrick Hughes STARRING Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Wesley Snipes, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Terry Crews, Mel Gibson, Harrison Ford

Sylvester Stallone and his gang of heavy hitters return for this third instalment of The Expendables franchise – and this time things are set to get intense. We're finally getting to see Arnie fully ensconced in

the group, and he muscles up alongside a who's-who of action stars like Statham, Snipes and Lundgren. This time around, Stallone's Barney Ross and Co. are up against a certain Mel Gibson – who used to be a friend but is now very much a foe – determined to destroy the team. Bring on the weapons! Skip back to p14 for an interview with Terry 'Hale Caesar' Crews on top form.

No one wants to be trapped underground. Arrgggh!

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DIRECTORs John Erick Dowdle STARRING Ben Feldman, Edwin Hodge, Perdita Weeks, James Pasierbowicz

We don't know about you, but our collective fear is being trapped underground, and As Above, So Below looks set to play on exactly that. In the catacombs below Paris, the

story centres on two archaeologists in search of a lost treasure, but find a lot more than they bargained for when their group has to face events from their pasts. Employing the kind of firstperson shaky cam stylistics brought to the fore by 1999's The Blair Witch Project, this is billed as a psychological thriller, but honestly it looks terrifying. Hold onto your seats!

We've been waiting a long time to visit this city again.

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sin city: a dame to kill for TBC RELEASED 22 AUGUST

DIRECTORs Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez STARRING Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Eva Green, Juno Temple, Josh Brolin, Jessica Alba, Mickey Rourke

Sit back, open your eyes wide and feast on the film noir visual delights of this sort-of-followup to 2005's Sin City. Returning to the grim underbelly of this fictional city of sin, directors Miller and Rodriguez have thrown away the rule book to making a sequel, creating a hybrid that mixes in three prequel stories to the original, and then a sequel too. It certainly seems like a lot to wrap your head around on paper, but on film it promises to be a riot. A lot of the big guns return, both in actor names and weaponry, along with a stellar cast of new blood, most notably Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Eva Green and Josh Brolin. If you loved the first film there's no doubt that you'll be into this one too, so do yourself a favour and head over to and pre-book some tickets. For a more detailed look at Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, turn to p16. fanatical about film 27

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Pre-out of body experience, Mia Hall loves a #selfie.


DIRECTOR R. J. Cutler STARRING Chloé Grace Moretz, Mireille Enos, Liana Liberato

Men pretending to be policemen - trouble lies ahead!


DIRECTOR Luke Greenfield STARRING Jake Johnson, Damon Wayans Jr, Andy Garcia

We've all been in that conundrum, where we're not sure what to wear to a fancy dress party. Johnson and Wayans find themselves in such a situation at the kick-off of this film – only their choice leads them down a somewhat rocky road. It starts out well enough. First, they choose to go to a party as cops, but so convincingly that their neighbourhood think that they're real ones and the pair get a little, er, carried away with their newfound hero status. They even buy an actual cop car in which to drive around. Trouble is inevitable. Their fake badges see them entangle with real life mobsters and dirty detectives, by way of a lot of laughs – think how carried away you might get were you high on life but low on morals. This will be a riot. 28

Moretz's Mia Hall begins this film as a young, gifted musician trying to choose between her musical dreams or the love of her life. But then everything changes in an

instant, when a family drive ends in tragedy, and she's left in a coma. During an out of body experience, Mia spends a day seeing how her life will turn out quite differently than she'd imagine should she wake, and so she has to decide whether to or not. Tip: take a box of tissues, you'll be blubbing.

Pearce and Pattinson: a long way from Neighbours and Twilight!

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DIRECTOR David Michôd STARRING Guy Pearce, Robert Pattinson, Scoot McNairy, David Field

The tagline for this is 'Fear the man with nothing left to lose', so you know it's not going to be easy-going. Even the trailer has you on the edge of your seat, so make sure you come with your head switched on! Set against

the backdrop of a postapocalyptic Australian outback, Guy Pearce's mysterious loner Eric attempts to seek revenge on the group of men who stole his one possession, and ends up with Robert 'Twilight' Pattinson as his vulnerable, naïve accomplice. By all accounts, this one will need to be discussed over a strong drink afterwards.

Will Taylor Kitsch fall for this seduction?

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DIRECTOR Don McKellar STARRING Brendan Gleeson, Taylor Kitsch, Liane Balaban

Ahhh, the classic tale of a suave doctor arriving in a small town, not knowing what to expect but probably landing everything he ever wanted. Taylor Kitsch's

doctor arrives on the island of Tickle Cove, a town in dire need of him to stay in order for them to win a factory contract which will enable everyone to remain living there. Lead by villager Murray French – played by the ever-great Brendan Gleeson – the whole island goes about seducing Kitsch into not wanting to leave.

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the expendables 3 TBC RELEASED 14 august



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LET'S BE COPS tbc showing 27 AUGUST



A baseball pitcher from cricket? It's just not, erm, cricket.


DIRECTOR Craig Gillespie STARRING Jon Hamm, Pitobash, Suraj Sharma, Madhur Mittal

Based on a true story, this is set to be the heart warming tale of the summer, with Jon 'Mad Men' Hamm's sports agent on a search for a Major League


Baseball pitcher. Having exhausted traditional avenues – i.e. America – he takes to India in search of a future star from the fast-paced world of cricket. Everyone thinks he's mad, obviously, but can he pull it off against the odds? Let's hope so! Think 2011 Oscar tip Moneyball meets Tom Hanks' League of Their Own.

Do the apes rule the Earth yet? Find out soon...

Scarlett Johansson stars in Lucy.

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Not Expendable Stallone and Statham don’t pull any punches, even on the red carpet! fter writing about The Expendables 3 for this issue, we couldn’t resist running this picture of two of its stars photographed on 9 August 2010 for the red carpet premiere at ODEON Leicester Square for the original Expendables film. You can tell that Sylvester Stallone and Jason Statham have a lot of fun making The Expendables films, just by the way that they’re clowning around here! You can see the new Expendables 3 in cinemas from 14 August, and you can read our cover feature right now on p14.


COMING next issue! It’s time to escape in The Maze Runner ! Check out the next ODEON magazine in cinemas 29 August

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