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Who’s been kicking the tyres at Focus Features? BY JEREMY KAY
IFT soars with Cymbeline sales BY JEREMY KAY
International Film Trust (IFT) announced at AFM it had closed key sales on Cymbeline including Koch Media for the UK and KSM for Germany. Rights have gone to CIS (Nashe Kino), Japan (Happinet), Australia/New Zealand (Transmission), Switzerland (Praesens), South Korea (Sookie), eastern Europe, Greece and Turkey (Tanweer) and the Middle East (Shooting Stars). Further deals closed in China (HGC), India (PVR), Singapore (Shaw), Thailand (IPA), Taiwan (Well Go) and the Philippines (Pioneer). Ethan Hawke, Ed Harris, Milla Jovovich, Dakota Johnson, Penn Badgley and Anton Yelchin star in Michael Almereyda’s modern-day Shakespeare adaptation, set against an epic battle between corrupt police officers and biker gangs. Anthony Katagas produces Cymbeline for Keep Your Head Productions alongside Michael Benaroya, who is fully financing through Benaroya Pictures. The project is in post.
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Relativity Media made enquiries last month to buy Focus Features after the corporate shake-up at Universal was announced, according to several well-placed sources. The development emerged as incoming Focus CEO Peter Schlessel unveiled a number of additional executive appointments for the reconfigured company. Relativity did not comment and a Universal spokesperson said Focus was not for sale and there had been no offers. Relativity has a long history
with Focus parent Universal. Ryan Kavanaugh’s powerhouse cofinanced the Universal slate until it spun off the fund to former backer Elliott Management Corp. In 2009 Relativity acquired Focus’s genre label, Rogue Pictures. Meanwhile, reports that Media Rights Capital top brass have also been kicking the tyres at Focus were denied by MRC. These are interesting times in the Focus fold. In light of this week’s news that Focus Features International will close down at the end of December, Sierra/Affinity has taken over sales on the
Thursday’s queues at the Loews weren’t for In-N-Out burgers, but for the pair of tiger cubs putting in an appearance at the Epic Pictures office. Director Michael Sarna and the two 10-week-old tigers were meeting with buyers and other animal lovers to promote A Tiger’s Tail, which is now in production.
Bone Tomahawk flies to the UK BY ANDREAS WISEMAN
The Works has picked up UK distribution rights to Celluloid Dreams’ Kurt Russell western Bone Tomahawk. The UK deal was brokered between The Works’ Laurence Gornall and Celluloid’s Hengameh Panahi. Negotiations are at an advanced stage between CAA and US distributor Image Entertainment for a new North American rights deal. Novelist S Craig Zahler’s feature
Intrepid Pictures genre titles Somnia and Oculus (see page 8). That move is the result of good terms between Sierra/Affinity’s Nick Meyer and Intrepid’s Trevor Macy, but there has been speculation in the industry as to whether Meyer will parlay close ties with Schlessel into a broader sales role on the existing and future Focus slate. Both Universal and Sierra/ Affinity declined to comment. Schlessel’s executive suite continues to take shape. Film District’s Beth Lemberger was named evp of business affairs and Brad Goldberg evp of marketing.
debut is due to shoot in April 2014. Previously announced presales include Wild Side for France, Transmission for Australia, Constantin for Germany, Luxor for Russia, Shaw for Singapore, IPA for Thailand and Prime for the Middle East. Celluloid’s AFM slate also includes Daniele Luchetti’s Toronto drama Those Happy Years, which sold recently to Imovision for Brazil and CDI for Argentina; US comedy-horror All Cheerleaders Die;
and Australian thriller These Final Hours, which is garnering interest from top European festivals. Takashi Miike’s Over Your Dead Body is in post-production. Celluloid Dreams and Celluloid Nightmares are once again a single entity under Panahi’s stewardship after a brief collaboration with Umedia. Former Miramax executive Elizabeth Dreyer joined the company as vp sales and acquisitions in July.
A Few Less Men for Arclight BY JEREMY KAY
Arclight has been talking to buyers about A Few Less Men, the sequel to its 2011’s A Few Best Men. Gary Hamilton, Laurence Malkin and Share Stallings reprise their roles as producers alongside Tania Chambers. The team has earmarked a 2014 start date in Western Australia. A Few Best Men writer Dean Craig is scripting the sequel and makes his feature directorial debut.
FEATURES Danish delight The Copenhagen Film Fund (CFF) is looking for its first international film investment. » Page 12
Going Electric Dean Devlin talks about Electric Entertainment’s slate including The Wannabe, Transit and his feature directorial debut Geostorm. » Page 14
SCREENINGS What to see at today’s AFM » Page 16
Banshee screams for Guardian BY JEREMY KAY
International sales company Guardian Entertainment has announced further sales on Before The Door’s horror-thriller The Banshee Chapter. Deals have closed in Germany (Marlo Media), Japan (New Select), Australia/New Zealand (Monster Film), Taiwan (Double Edge) and Canada (LevelFilm). Executive producer Gudrun Giddings and producer Christian Arnold-Beutel negotiated the deals. As previously announced, Barry Gordon’s XLrator will distribute in the US and 101Films/Intense in the UK.
UPIE enters The Hooligan Factory Altitude Film Sales has licensed football-hooligan spoof The Hooligan Factory to Universal Pictures International Entertainment (UPIE), the international home entertainment division of Universal Pictures, for multiple territories, including the UK where the film will be released in 2014. Nick Nevern directed and co-wrote the film with Michael Lindley, with Jason Maza taking the lead role and producing alongside Altitude Film Entertainment. Other cast includes Tom Burke and Josef Altin, with cameos from Leo Gregory and Craig Fairbrass. Andreas Wiseman
AFM brieFs Nas shakes to Dust Continental Media’s AFM documentary Shake The Dust received a boost with news that hip-hop star Nas has come on as executive producer and will provide original music. Adam Sjoberg directs the film about rap fans from Colombia, Cambodia, Uganda and Yemen who use music for social empowerment.
Raven swoops on People Toronto’s Raven Banner has acquired worldwide rights to Doghouse Pictures’ home-invasion thriller Beautiful People and is talking up the project at AFM.
Sierra/Affinity takes on pair from FFI’s slate By JEREMy KAy
Sierra/Affinity has come on to handle international sales on two titles from Focus Features International’s slate, Somnia and Oculus, in the wake of the announcement that FFI will close. Kate Bosworth and Thomas Jane have joined the cast of horrorthriller Somnia, which Oculus
director Mike Flanagan will direct from a screenplay he wrote with Jeff Howard. Production is scheduled to begin on November 11. Demarest Films and MICA Entertainment are financing, with Intrepid Pictures’ Trevor Macy and Demarest’s Sam Englebardt and William D Johnson serving as producers.
Mali Elfman and D Scott Lumpkin will serve as executive producers. Supernatural thriller Oculus premiered at Toronto in September where Relativity acquired US rights for a 2014 release. Macy and Marc D Evans produced and Intrepid Pictures co-financed with MICA Entertainment.
VSC moves on Cheerleaders
Tribeca Film gets Starred Tribeca Film has taken North American rights to prison drama Starred Up. Independent is handling international sales.
Video Services Corp (VSC) will release recent Toronto Midnight Madness premiere All Cheerleaders Die next spring in Canada through its output deal with Modern Distributors. Lucky McKee and Chris Sivertson wrote and directed the comedy-horror, produced by Andrew van den Houten and Robert Tonino for Modernciné. Image previously acquired US rights. Jeremy Kay
Myriad heads to Frontera Myriad Pictures is to handle international sales on Ocean Blue Entertainment’s Frontera starring Ed Harris and Eva Longoria. CAA represents the US and Canada.
7&7 courts Shirin In Love By ANDREAS WISEMAN
UK sales outfit 7&7 Producers’ Sales Service has boarded sales on US romantic comedy Shirin In Love, written and directed by Ramin Niami. Set in the affluent IranianAmerican community in Beverly Hills, the film stars Nazanin Boniadi as a quirky twenty-something who, on the eve of her wedding, causes turmoil for her family when a handsome, enigmatic outsider opens her eyes to a different world. Amy Madigan co-stars with comedians Maz Jobrani and George Wallace. Producer Karen Robson said: “Shirin In Love will be widely distributed in US theatres in early 2014 as a co-release with AMC Independent and we have produced a superb Farsi-dubbed version that will also screen in select US cities and will be available to foreign distributors.” The film is due to receive its first market screening at Berlin’s European Film Market in February.
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AFM brieFs Double Dutch takes pair Jason and Ron Moring’s Double Dutch International will handle international sales on Fishbowl Films’ desert-set thriller 6 Figures. Double Dutch has also boarded psychological thriller Asher, starring Danny Glover and Mekhi Phifer.
Vertical picks up Boys Vertical Entertainment announced here at AFM that it had acquired North American rights to Luke Moran’s military thriller The Boys Of Abu Ghraib. Electric Entertainment handles international sales.
Stealth bags Gummy Bear Stealth Media Group is co-financing and co-producing Gummy Bear 3D The Movie, in association with Oscar Generale Productions and Gummy Bear International.
Goldcrest rides Ovredal horror By ANDrEAS WiSEMAN
UK sales outfit Goldcrest is at AFM with The Autopsy Of Jane Doe — the English-language debut from Troll Hunter director Andre Ovredal — as well as two prestige documentaries. Goldcrest will fully finance The Autopsy Of Jane Doe, a psychological horror about father-and-son coroners who receive a mysterious homicide victim. Based on an original screenplay by Ian Goldberg and Richard Naing, the producers are Fred Berger, Eric Garcia, Rory Aitken and Ben Pugh.
Mongrel falls for Loveship Mongrel Media has acquired all Canadian rights to Liza Johnson’s Loveship (formerly Hateship Loveship). The deal was struck with UTA.
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Set to shoot this winter, The Autopsy Of Jane Doe marks a return to production for Goldcrest, which in recent years has focused on sales and distribution, especially of documentaries. Spearheaded by managing director Pascal Degove, former head of international at EuropaCorp, Goldcrest will also be shopping highly regarded documentary The Square, about the ongoing struggle in Egypt. A work in progress at Sundance, the film won an Audience Award despite being unfinished at the time and went on to win the equivalent award at Toronto. Also on the slate is Korengal from Restrepo co-director Sebastian Junger, which is screening as a market premiere. Korengal picks up where the Oscar-nominated Restrepo left off, with Junger and the late Tim Hetherington continuing to explore the Afghanistan conflict.
Vision Films is to handle worldwide rights to 10 Things I Hate About Life (pictured) starring Thomas McDonell and Evan Rachel Wood. Producers Andrew Lazar and director Gil Junger have reprised their roles on the follow-up to 10 Things I Hate About You, which starred Heath Ledger and Julia Stiles. 10 Things I Hate About Life tells of two youngsters contemplating suicide, who fall for each other. Filming will continue in and around Los Angeles through April. Polaris Pictures’ Jeremy Wall arranged the financing with investor Legacy Point Capital.
Screen Media taps into sales By JErEMy KAy
Screen Media has licensed Canadian thriller Tapped to Latin America and Brazil (Sato Company) and Benelux (Three Lines). The film follows a teenager entering a mixed martial-arts tournament to face his parents’ killer. Allan Ungar directs Michael Biehn, Krzysztof Soszynski, Ander-
son Silva and Lyoto Machida in the Hackybox Pictures and Oriahsphere Entertainment project. XYZ Films recently licensed US rights to Grindstone Entertainment. Lionsgate Home Entertainment will release across all platforms in 2014, pursuant to its deal with Grindstone. VVS will distribute in Canada.
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Copenhagen makes a killing The new Copenhagen Film Fund is looking to back international film and TV projects. Wendy Mitchell talks to CEO Thomas Gammeltoft about how the fund can help lure projects to Denmark
he new Copenhagen Film Fund, which has coffers of $6.33m (¤4.7m) to spend on projects over two-and-a-half years, is very much open for business. Chief executive Thomas Gammeltoft is at AFM this week to scout for potential investments. The fund has already invested in three projects but is looking for a signature feature-film investment. “We are actively in search of a big project that we can throw ourselves in, for about $2m,” Gammeltoft tells Screen ahead of AFM. Overall, the fund will invest in 10-15 projects from now until the end of 2015. He hopes the film project or projects backed by the fund will be shooting by autumn 2014. The fund aims to back projects with international reach. “We are not investing in entirely Danish productions. We want international projects, but built with Danish talent if possible,” Gammeltoft explains. The funding will stretch yet further if potential partners are brought on board, such as the Danish Film Institute — whose funding is separate — Swedish fund Film i Skane or funding sources from Hamburg, which have close ties to Copenhagen. The holy grail would be for Denmark to also offer a tax incentive, which is still an elusive beast in Scandinavia. The fund is also lobbying government for a film incentive in Denmark. “We’ve had progress talking to politicians on that,” he notes. So far, the Copenhagen Film Fund has backed three TV projects: the new series of Heartless, which will shoot in five parts starting in March 2014 (an investment of $406,000); ZDF/Nordisk/
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‘We are actively in search of a big project to invest in’ Thomas Gammeltoft, Copenhagen Film Fund
DR police series The Team, which is now shooting across Europe starring Lars Mikkelsen ($676,000); and an episode of the UK’s Midsomer Murders that shot recently in Copenhagen ($36,000). The fund is financed with contributions from the City of Copenhagen, the Capital Region of Denmark and nine suburban municipalities (Copenhagen, Hvidovre, Ballerup, Frederiksberg, Brondby, Albertslund, Fureso, Naestved and Helsingor). Because of the current level of funding, studios are probably unlikely to go for it, but the fund could make working in Copenhagen much more attractive to bigger independent film projects. Funding comes in during production, and must be paid to a Denmark-based company (such as a production services company). The fund does not plan to put up more than 50% of any project’s full budget. There is no points system but a full list of terms and conditions are available at the newly launched website, cphfilmfund.com.
Gammeltoft predicts that around half of awards will go to film and half to TV projects. The funding is rolling and projects can be in any language and, in particular, he would love to see a big HBO or Netflix series hire a Scandinavian writer to create an English-language project to shoot in Copenhagen. There are “certain criteria to fulfil” and Gammeltoft, himself a long-time producer with credits such as Stealing Rembrandt and the forthcoming Good People, works with the fund’s board to make selections. The fund’s other executive is producer Stine Spang. There is a lot riding on the initial investments, because the fund has been a dream for a decade that was finally realised this summer and will undergo its first evaluation at the end of 2015 to see if it will be continued, or possibly expanded. “We have twoand-a-half years to prove ourselves,” he says. “Definitely it can change the Danish industry,” he adds of the fund’s potential. “If we can succeed with this we can grow it, we can get more money for the fund… At some point in time we might be really big.” Private investment could also come into play in the future of the fund. Gammeltoft is keen to stress the funded projects do not have to show a rosy side Copenhagen. “Do you think The Killing shows a nice side of Denmark?” he asks with a laugh. “We don’t need postcards.” The fund comes at a time when Danish culture is a hot export. “Denmark is booming and we want to maintain that status and show the world we’re good at what we’re doing,” Gammeltoft says. “There’s a s momentum; we need to use that and expand it.” n
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Electric dreams Electric Entertainment’s Dean Devlin tells Jeremy Kay what makes the company spark and what’s buzzing at AFM
ean Devlin, the founder and owner of Hollywood-based Electric Entertainment, acted in shows such as LA Law in the 1980s and hit pay dirt when he met Roland Emmerich. The pair created Stargate and Devlin wrote and produced Independence Day and Godzilla for the German-born film-maker to direct. Devlin set up Electric at Paramount in the early 2000s and cofounded Voltage Pictures with Nicolas Chartier in 2005. He has never let go of Electric Entertainment and attends AFM with the company’s new sales division. Screen Give us the low-down on electric. Dean Devlin We’re a full-service film and TV production and distribution company and we also have Electric Visual Effects in Portland, Oregon, and now a sales unit. I funded Electric and we built a library and leveraged it to move things forward. We were fortunate to have success early on [with The Librarian film franchise on Turner Network Television and the former TNT TV show Leverage] so we didn’t acquire enormous debt. We have built a workflow that gives us a competitive advantage because it allows us to do things for less money and improve quality. tell us about your new hire. We brought in Sonia Mehandjiyska [formerly of Global Screen] to head the sales unit and it’s a perTransit
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fect fit because she has experience in TV and movies and we’ve done a lot of TV and features and they’re very different disciplines. Last year we wrapped up our [fifth and final season of] Leverage and we’re hoping to do some new series next year to sell worldwide. what features will Mehandjiyska talk up at the market? We’ve got our mob drama The Wannabe, which we’re financing and it starts shooting on October 28 in Brooklyn. It stars Patricia Arquette, Vincent Piazza and Michael Imperioli and I’m an executive producer with Martin Scorsese. We’ve got Transit, which is the Philippines Oscar submission that we just picked up for the world, excluding the Philippines, and is a marvellous movie about Filipino immigrants in Israel that could really be set in any country. And we have a new TV show based on The Librarian property. when will you move into feature production? Hopefully by Cannes. We’re putting together No Good Deeds and Critical House and we’ll finance and sell both titles. The budget sweetspot is $30m but the plan is to finance much bigger movies in the future. I’m also in pre-production on my feature directorial debut Geostorm with Skydance Pictures. [The disaster film is based on a script Devlin co-wrote with Paul Guyot.]
‘Our budget sweetspot is $30m but the plan is to finance much bigger movies in future’ Dean Devlin, Electric Entertainment
why does television excite you? When we got into TV we were financing hour-long dramas, which set a precedent outside the studio system. Traditionally in TV the studio would make the show and the network would license it, and very often both companies were owned by the same larger corporation. So that made it a very dangerous business for an indie, because traditionally only deep-pocketed studios that could absorb losses would take those risks. The success of our movies of the week and our tele-series showed that if done properly it can be s independent and successful. n
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Drama/comedy. 132mins. Dir: Kim Yong-hwa. Cast: Xu Jiao, Sung Dong-il. Showbox/Mediaplex. Young circus ringmaster Weiwei is left all alone with gorilla Ling-ling after her grandfather passes away. Thanks to her grandfather’s love for baseball, Ling-ling was trained to play baseball 08:30 Mandela: long Walk to FreedoM
Drama. 145mins. Dir: Justin Chadwick. Cast: Idris Elba, Naomie Harris. Pathe International. The film celebrates Nelson Mandela’s extraordinary journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his election as president of South Africa. It explores the Mandela unknown to most of the world – the lover of fast cars and women, the boxing enthusiast and playboy, the skillful lawyer and the gun-toting freedom fighter – an intimate portrait of the making of a modern icon. Broadway 1
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and has developed remarkable batting skills. The materialistic sports agent Sung Chung-su hears of this remarkable gorilla, and signs Ling-ling to play in the professional South Korean baseball league. Dreaming of success, the world’s first gorilla pinch hitter and his 15-year-old trainer begin on their run in the Korean Baseball League. aMc Santa Monica 5
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Drama/comedy. 133mins. Dir: Yuya Ishii. Cast: Ryuhei Matsuda, Aoi Miyazaki, Joe Odagiri. Shochiku Co. The story of an eclectic editorial department at a certain publisher, where the eccentric characters strive to compile a dictionary to cross the dark sea of words, a story of the joy of words, the joy of life, a hymn of praise to those truly in love. laemmle 1
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Drama. 129mins. Dir: Yuki Tanada. Cast: Hiromi Nagasaku, Renji Ishibashi. GAGA Corporation. Heartbroken Yuriko comes back to her parents’ house
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after deciding to divorce her husband, only to find a recipe book for life left by her late mother, Otomi. The handwritten and lovingly illustrated recipes concern cooking, cleaning and housekeeping techniques. They are to let Yuriko and her father, Ryohei, face life by following the monotony of everyday chores and take a step forward until the 49th day after her death – the day a memorial service will be held according to Buddhist teaching for the family and friends. With the help of two strangers – the young, garishly dressed Imo and the Japanese-Brazilian Haru – the family slowly begin to rebuild their lives as they learn about the life of Otomi and get ready for the great party on the 49th day as she wished. Fairmont 2
Drama/historical. 119mins. Dir: Alberto Arvelo. Cast: Edgar Ramirez, Maria Valverde, Danny Huston. Mundial. Epic adventure based on the incredible life of Simon Bolivar, the 19th century revolutionary who lit the spark that fuelled Latin America’s struggle for independence. Fairmont 4
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Drama. 15mins. Dir: Ole Bornedal. Cast: Jakob Oftebro, Pilou Asbæk, Sidse Babett Knudsen. Svensk Filmindustri. Hearts bleed in love and war. It is an innocent world full of hope when the two brothers, Laust and Peter, grow up under poor but happy, circumstances far off in the Danish countryside in the middle of the 19th century. They fall in love with the adorable Inge, a well-read proprietor’s daughter who lectures them on poetry, philosophy and women’s liberation. And Inge returns their love. She loves Peter for his sensitivity and intellect, and Laust for his strength and drive. aMc Santa Monica 6
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Thriller. 111mins. Dir: Fernando Coimbra. Cast: Leandra Leal, Milhem Cortaz, Fabiula Nascimento. Mundial. A nerve-rattling tale of a kidnapped child and the distraught parents left behind. Fairmont 3
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Documentary/drama. 93mins. Dir: Leanne Pooley. Cast: Chad
Moffitt, Sonam Sherpa. Altitude Film Sales. In 1953, the ascent of Everest remained the last of Earth’s great challenges. Standing at more than 29,000ft, the world’s highest mountain posed a fearsome challenge and had already claimed 13 lives in previous expeditions. Faced with treacherous winds, sub-zero temperatures and battling altitude sickness, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay finally achieved the impossible and became the first men to conquer Everest. It was an event that stunned the world and defined an era. For the first time ever, and with the support of the Hillary family, Sir Edmund’s story will be brought to life on the big screen, using both original colour footage and photographs and dramatised recreations of the assault. Broadway 2
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Drama. 90mins. Dir: Eitan Gafny. Cast: Emos Ayeno, Erez Eisenstein, Liron Levo. Screen Media. Doron Geva, a security operative, is sent with an elite force on his last mission into Lebanon: to capture the leader and number three in the
terrorist organisation of Hezbollah. Very soon he discovers that reality is not so simple, and that a new and unknown enemy is to be dealt with – and Hezbollah is the last thing on his mind. Doron has to deal with a ticking clock in the form of extensive I.D.F attack and a bloodthirsty enemy. It’s up to him and his unit to wage a new war, a different war, to find an antidote, get back across the border, before the Middle East conflict is changed forever. Fairmont 1
Comedy/drama. 93mins. Dir: Richard Ayoade. Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Mia Wasikowska, Noah Taylor, Wallace Shawn. Protagonist Pictures. Simon is a timid man, scratching out an isolated existence in an indifferent world. He is overlooked at work, scorned by his mother and ignored by the woman of his dreams. He feels powerless to change any of these things. The arrival of a new co-worker, James, serves to upset the balance. James is both Simon’s exact physical double and his opposite – confident, charismatic and good with women. To Simon’s horror, James slowly starts taking over »
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Historical/biography/ drama. 110mins. Dir: Jacques Ouaniche. Cast: Brahim Asloum, Steve Suissa, Isabella Orsini, Patrice Bouchitey, Bruce Payne. Picture Tree International. Tells the astonishing, harrowing and incredible moving story of a Tunisian Jewish boxer, who became the World Flyweight Champion in 1931 and 1932.
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Documentary. 90mins. Dir: Mark David. Cast: Leonard Nimoy. Red Sea Media. An incredible journey of medical discovery begins with the pioneers of stem cell research and follows the patients who may benefit from these discovered treatments. These trailblazers are opening new frontiers in the field of medicine and have contributed to unlocking the cornerstone of human life.
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Suspense, thriller. 91mins. Dir: Evelyn Maude Purcell. Cast: Stephen Dorff, Svetlana Metkina, Maisie Williams, Peter Stormare. Sierra/Affinity. A resilient search and rescue worker must endure the desolate South African desert and the arms dealers who murdered her boyfriend while protecting his teenage daughter. laemmle 4
Comedy. 107mins. Dir: Reshef Levi. Cast: Patrick Stewart, Sasson Gabai, Moni Moshonov, Gil Blank. Bleiberg Entertainment. Jonathan is a bright 12 year old – perhaps too bright, since everyone picks on him at school, including his teachers. His closest friend is his father, Daniel. The two of them meet up everyday after school when Jonathan visits Daniel during his work hours at the bank. One day, Daniel is involved in a fatal accident at work and the bank refuses to take resposibility for it. Suddenly, Jonathan is forced to cope with losing his father, while preventing his clueless mother from falling into the arms of the wrong man in order to save them from losing their house. With the help of his cranky grandfather
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Comedy/drama. 83mins. Dir: Clark Gregg. Cast: Clark Gregg, Saxon Sharbino, Sam Rockwell, Amanda Peet, Felicity Huffman, William H. Macy, Allison Janney, Paul Sparks, Molly Shannon. Radiant Films International. A loser agent for young actors – and washed-up child star himself –
Eliyahu, Eliyahu’s wily friend Nick and a disgraced, eccentric British Lord, Jonathan comes up with a crazy plan that will help save his family, while getting even with his father’s sleazy former boss: the four of them are going to rob the bank. Fairmont 5
Comedy. 90mins. Dir: Huck Botko. Cast: Cam Gigandet. The Salt Company. A charismatic womaniser receives his comeuppance after his penis mysteriously leaves his body and takes human form. aMc santa Monica 2
stumbles on a brilliant 13-year-old prodigy and tries to close the megadeal that will make her the next big star. At the same time he must manage her drunk, volatile father, poaching attempts by his more successful nemesis, and the growing awareness that his innocent young starlet may not be at all that innocent. Doubletree 1
Giraud. Cast: Ladybug. Futurikon. In a peaceful little clearing, the remains of a picnic hastily abandoned spark warfare between two tribes of ants. A bold young ladybug finds himself caught in the middle of the battle. He bedfriends one of the black ants, Mandible, and helps him save the anthill from the assault of the terrible red ant warriors, led by the fearful Butor. A fantastic journey at ground level.
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Thriller. 88mins. Dir: Youssef Delara, Victor Teran. Cast: Jake Hoffman, Nikki Reed. The Works. Jim is a painfully shy, socially awkward music savant whose inner demons get stirred up when he develops an obsession with Wendy, a young clinical social worker, who is drawn to Jim by her naive desire to save people. His fixation grows more menacing after she rejects his romantic advances and Wendy is forced to seek out the counsel of her mentor, Kevin. Together they attempt to unravel the secrets of Jim’s inner torment before it spirals out of control. Broadway 3
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Family/children’s/ animation. 80mins. Dir: Thomas Szabo, Helene
Horror/drama. 101mins. Dir: Juno Mak. Cast: Chin Siu-Ho, Kara Wai.
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Fortissimo Films. An eerie and chilling, contemporary, action/ special effect-laden homage to the classic Chinese vampire movies of the 1980s.
Drama. 100mins. Dir: David Mackenzie. Cast: Jack O’Connell, Ben Mendelsohn, Rupert Friend. Independent. A violent young man is thrust into the dark world of an adult prison. As he struggles to assert himself
amid its competing systems, and against the presence of a father he scarcely knows, Eric learns that shame and rage can be overcome. But there are forces at work determined to deny him his identity, and his very life.
Drama. 96mins. Dir: Gracia Querejeta. Cast: Maribel Verdu, Tito Valverde. Latido Films. After Jon is expelled from school, his mother sends him away to live with his grandfather in a small village. Both characters, the troubled teenager and the retired military man, will have to confront their fears and limitations. Tunnel Post 1
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Musical. 100mins. Dir: Dexter Fletcher. Cast: Peter Mullan, Jane Horrocks, George MacKay. Focus Features International. Set in Edinburgh, two young soldiers return home after a tour of duty in war-torn Afghanistan. On their return, they start new work in a call centre, rekindle relationships with loved ones and try to get on with their lives.
Drama. 88mins. Dir: Rob Meyer. Cast: Ben Kingsley, Kodi SmitMcPhee, Katie Chang. Screen Media. David Portnoy, a 15-yearold birding fanatic, thinks that he’s made the discovery of a lifetime. So, on the eve of his father’s remarriage, he escapes on an epic road trip with his best friends to solidify their place in birding history.
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Romantic comedy. 95mins. Dir: Javier Ruiz Caldera. Cast: Inma Cuesta, Quim Gutierrez, Martin Rivas. Film Factory Entertainment. Is there anything worse than being invited to your ex-boyfriend’s wedding? Sure. When it happens three times in one month, when you don’t know how to say no and when the only person you can convince to be your date is the new intern.
Thriller. 99mins. Dir: Yuval Adler. Cast: Tsahi Halevi, Sahdi Marei, Haitham Omari. WestEnd Films. The story of the unlikely bond between Razi, an Israeli secret service officer, and his Palestinian informant Sanfur.
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Drama. 104mins. Dir: Juan Basanta. Cast: Cecilia Garcia, Cesar Evora, Liz Gallardo,
Rayniel Rufino, Liche Ariza. Moviehouse Entertainment. In the future world, nations are replaced by projects, managed like corporations. Neighborhoods, called Quadrants, are closely monitored by those supervising them. A highly armed military force, ready to take action against any dissent, is used to maintain strict order. At the core of this society is a single ambition, the maintenance of corporate productivity, at all costs. Against this backdrop, two young students from different Quadrants fall in love. However, their future path together is blocked, not only from the authorities but their own family, themselves driven by blind ambition. Broadway 3
Animation. 80mins. Dir: Leo Lee. Cast: Sarah Natochenny, Jessica Paquet, Veronica Taylor. Golden Network Asia. Peanut Planet is suffering from severe droughts, which is affecting the growth of the Bonta cactus plants that have fed the people for generations. Baraboo, a city in the desert, is particularly affected by the climate change. Young Boca is a well-known trouble-maker in Baraboo. One day, he has a vision of the miraculous Bonta Grove that could save the city. When nobody believes him, he is determined to prove them wrong. Boca sets out on a journey with his best friend, the timid Neepop, hitching a ride on the floating boulders of Black Magnet Valley.
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Psycho-drama. 88mins. Dir: Menno Meyjes. Cast: Jacob Derwig, Thekla Reuten, Daan Schuurmans, Kim Van Kooten, Jonas Smulders. Media Luna New Films. Serge and Babette know
something. Hopefully they won’t tell Claire, because she doesn’t know anything. And Paul… Paul knows everything. They did something terrible that can ruin their future. But who knows what? Broadway 2
original stunt crew reunites and performs a series of laugh-out-loud stunts, ranging from lit fireworks in the front pants pocket, to baby crocodiles biting bare buttocks, to something they call ‘The Human Slingshot’ – a jetskipowered flying raft with a man hanging on by his knuckles.
the $8 million dollars he stole from them. The only problem is, Robert has no idea what they are talking about. Searching his surroundings, he discovers Sam under a pile of boxes in the corner, beaten and battered. As both men fight for their lives before freezing to death, the truth about their situation slowly reveals itself.
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Action/adventure/ comedy/documentary. 92mins. Dir: Danie Barnard, Eugene Koekemoer. Cast: Eugene Koekemoer, Louis Koekemoer, Wikus Nienhaber, Jaco Jordaan, Don Cobra. Leomark Studios. Jackass, South Africanstyle. Based on the popular South African TV stunt series ‘AF’. South Africa’s self-proclaimed
Thriller. 82mins. Dir: Mikael Salomon. Cast: Dylan McDermott, Peter Facinelli, Yuliya Snigr. Lightning Entertainment Group. Robert, an average guy with an average life, is tested beyond human endurance when he awakens to find himself locked in an industrial freezer by Russian thugs. The gangsters threaten his life unless he returns
Animation/family/action/ adventure. 85mins. Dir: Ben Stassen, Jeremie Degruson. Cast: Studiocanal. Abandoned young cat Thunder sneaks into a mysterious mansion owned by retired magician Lawrence, aka ‘The Illustrious Lorenzo’. Lawrence shares his fairy-tale world with many animals and a dazzling array of automatons and gizmos capable of whipping up breakfast while rolling
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out a spectacular songand-dance routine. He soon makes Thunder feel welcome, but Jack the rabbit and Maggie the mouse start plotting to get him kicked out. When Lawrence ends up in the hospital, his nephew tries to trick him into selling the house. But its ragtag inhabitants develop a spooky strategy to defend their home. They turn their house into a haunted mansion, using Thunder as their secret weapon. AMC Santa Monica 1
Horror. 88mins. Dir: Josh Stewart. Cast: Josh Stewart, Ronnie Gene Blevins. Cinema Management Group. In an attempt to land their own hunting TV show, Jake and Stevie head to the dense, secluded mountains of West Virginia. Equipped with only their bow and cameras, they have three days to kill a monster buck big enough to grab the attention of a TV network. Once they find the massive animal, they look to strike fast. But as the sun sets, they realise they’re not alone. A supernatural force appears to be lurking in the vacant woods… and now they’re the ones being hunted. Ocean
Horror/thriller. 82mins. Dir: Jeremy Berg. Cast: Brandon Anthony, Carson Holden, D’Angelo Midili. Stealth Media Group. After inheriting a house from a family that she never knew, Sam and three friends take a road trip to inspect the remote property. Soon after Sam arrives old memories come seeping back, while jealousy and unspoken tension between the friends is forced to the surface. Sam soon finds herself unable to tell the difference between reality and horrible visions of brutality she can’t escape, and while her world crumbles around her, she discovers that the current horrors may be tied directly to her past. Fairmont 5
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Comedy/action/ adventure. 100mins. Dir: Zhora Kryzhovnikov. Cast: Sergey Svetlakov. Bazelevs. While getting married Natasha and Roma plan to have two ceremonies – one for friends, the other for relatives, both held on the same day and city. loews 2
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Family. 92mins. Dir: Alain Gsponer. Cast:
Jonas Holdenrieder, Emily Kusche, Nico Hartung, Herbert Knaup, Bettina Stucky, Uwe Ochsenknecht. ARRI Worldsales. The Little Ghost lives in the castle of Eulenstein. It awakens for precisely one hour after the clock strikes midnight. Despite the warnings of a friend, Mr Tu-Whit Tu-Whoo, the ghost would like to see the world by daylight once. Meanwhile, Karl, Hannes and Marie go on a nightly excursion to the castle, where they have their first encounter with the ghost. The following day, the ghost wakes up at 12 o’clock – noontime. Its joy about this soon passes, as – discolored black by the first sunray – it scares the town’s inhabitants and causes a commotion. Chased by the police, the ghost asks the children for help. AMC Santa Monica 3
Drama. 97mins. Dir: Ragnar Bragason. Cast: Thora Bjorg Helga, Ingvar E Sigurosson, Halldora Geirharosdottir, Sveinn Olafur Gunnarsson, Hannes Oli Agustsson. Picture Tree International. It’s 1970 and as Black Sabbath record their first album and mark the birth of heavy metal, Hera Karlsdottir is born on the cowshed floor at her parents’ farm in rural Iceland. The years of her youth are carefree until a tragedy strikes. Her older brother is killed in an accident and Hera blames herself for his death. In her grief she finds solace in the dark music of heavy metal and dreams of becoming a rock star. laemmle 1
Horror. 105mins. Dir: Mike Flanagan. Cast: Karen Gillan, Brenton Thwaites, Katee Sackhoff. Focus Features International. A concept driven and spine-chilling supernatural tale of two damaged siblings who witnessed their parents’ gruesome demise when »
SCREENING SUNDAY, NOV 10 AT 11:00AM AMC Santa Monica 5 SYNOPSIS: Five friends take off for the deep woods of Texas for an epic party weekend. But once there, they come face to face with a vicious beast that may in fact be the legendary Bigfoot. As they fight for survival, they unlock a shocking truth behind a terrifying myth. DIRECTOR: Eduardo Sánchez (The Blair Witch Project) WRITER: Jamie Nash PRODUCERS: Mark Ordesky (The Lord of the Rings), Jane Fleming (Frozen Ground), Robin Cowie (The Blair Witch Project), Andy Jenkins GENRE: Horror
SOME VELVET MORNING SCREENING TODAY FRIDAY, NOV 8, 5:00PM Broadway Cineplex 1 SATURDAY, NOV 9, 11:00AM Fairmont 5 SYNOPSIS: When Fred arrives at Velvet's doorstep – suitcases in tow – and tells her that he has finally left his wife to be with her, his hopes for a new beginning are crushed as Velvet is having none of it. What follows is a passionate conversation that reveals the twisted heart of a fascinating relationship. WRITER/DIRECTOR: Neil LaBute (Lakeview Terrace) CAST: Stanley Tucci, Alice Eve PRODUCERS: Tim Harms, Daryl Freimark (Hairspray), Michael Corrente, Trent Othick, David Zander (Spring Breakers) GENRE: Drama
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very young. At long last they reunite as adults to destroy the real culprit: the Lasser Glass – a legendary haunted mirror their family once owned.
presumes Lou is stalking him, yet he can’t resist the lure of an ambiguous and dangerous relationship with her. Fascinated by her emotional frailty, her mystery and grace, Paul fails to see that he might be the target of a sinister plot, something dark and twisted that could threaten everything he’s built and everyone he loves.
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Drama. 115mins. Dir: Yuya Ishii. Cast: Satoshi Tsumabuki, Mieko Harada. Mode Films. A mother’s notifaction that she has cancer changes an “ordinary family”. Hidden family problems such as the heavy debt and the unreliability of the father emerge and the eldest son Kosuke tries to carry the burden of the family. About the family’s struggle and rebirth of a mother who has a week to live. fairmont 1
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Documentary. 93mins. Dir: James Erskine. Cast: Marco Pantani. Goldcrest Films International. Marco Pantani took cycling by storm when he won both the Giro D’Italia and the Tour De France – a feat not since matched. Just six years later, Pantani was found dead in a cheap hotel room. This film charts his meteoric ascent to the top of his sport and the darker side of the sport that led to his tragic downfall. Laemmle 4
Drama. 97mins. Dir: Stephen Frears. Cast: Judi Dench, Steve Coogan. Pathe International. Based on the true story of one mother’s search for her lost son. Falling pregnant as a teenager in Ireland in 1952, Philomena was sent to the convent of Roscrea to be looked after as a “fallen woman”. When her baby was only a toddler, he was taken away by the nuns for adoption in America. Philomena spent the next 50 years searching for him in vain. Then she met Martin Sixsmith, a world-weary political journalist who happened to be intrigued by her story. Together they set off for America on a journey that would not only reveal the extraordinary story of
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Philomena’s son, but also create an unexpectedly close bond between them. Broadway 1
Horror. 93mins. Dir: Marvin Kren. Cast: Gerhard Liebmann, Edita Malovcic. Rezo. The crew of a remote weather research station in the Alps find that a retreating glacier is turning the local wildlife into ravenous biological monstrosities.
Makarov, Pavel Barshak. Planeta Inform. A new look at Alexandre Dumas’ Musketeers, rich with new striking twists. doubletree 1
escaped. Ten years later, after blasting their way out of a maximum security prison, the four members of the Rat Pack who did not get away are hot on the trail of the one that did and the remaining $10 million in stolen cash. The trail leads them to a dying desert town less than 100 miles from the scene of the crime. They find their former partner in crime is not the man he once was… now he’s the sheriff. Laemmle 3
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Action/adventure/ thriller. 100mins. Dir: Keith Parmer. Cast: JeanClaude Van Damme, Lennie James, Grant Bowler, Alfred Molina, Josh Henderson, Catalina Sandino Moreno. The Exchange. It was the most notorious robbery in Las Vegas history. Five men, nicknamed the Rat Pack, hit the Luxor Casino for more than $100 million. Four of the five men were soon captured while one
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Thriller/action/ adventure. 106mins. Dir: Stephen Reynolds. Cast: Danny Dyer, Vincent Regan. Intandem Films. Special ops interrogation officer Jimmy Vickers tracks down a gang who slaughtered his parents. With police closing in and his old unit on his trail, he has to to evade capture long enough to complete his gruesome crusade. AMC Santa Monica 2
Family/comedy. 88mins. Dir: Corbin Bernsen. Cast: George Newburn, Megyn Price, Taylor Spreitler. VMI Worldwide. Convinced the family needs to reconnect, Martin surprises the wife and kids with a little experiment – he locks them in their own home with no power, no heat, no running water, and absolutely no contact with the world outside.
18, 2013, Barcelona’s skyline was illuminated by the passing of Roses’ Comet, a spectacle that will not be seen again for several hundreds of years. On that same night, new relationships came into bloom while others faded away. Whispers of sweet nothings, throes of passion, love and tears. all played their part. That night there were 567 love stories being played out under the Barcelona sky – we are going to tell you six of them.
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Black comedy. 98mins. Dir: Ben Cookson. Cast: Emily Atack, Philip McGinley. Genesis Film Sales. It’s just a few short weeks until Kyle and Lydia’s wedding day and all is well. Until Kyle returns from his stag-do with an “issue” that leaves him unable to fulfil his bedroom obligations until after the wedding day. Kyle’s now in for an awkward few weeks – the end cannot come soon enough.
Drama. 103mins. Dir: Philippe Claudel. Cast: Daniel Auteuil, Kristin Scott Thomas, Leila Bekhti, Richard Berry. TF1 International. Paul has never questioned his choices. Married right out of med school to the stunning Lucie, who set aside her own career to accommodate his brilliant one as a brain surgeon, he has been faithful, has earned the respect of his peers, raised a son and built a lovely home. Life is good. But now, in the autumn of his life, something might threaten all that. It starts after a chance meeting with young and mysterious Lou who keeps turning up in his life. When roses are delivered daily at his office and home, Paul
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Romance. 90mins. Dir: Dani de la Orden. Cast: Alex Monner, Jan Cornet, Claudia Vega. Filmax International. On the night of August
Thriller. 100mins. Dir: Jean-Baptiste Andrea. Cast: Jeremie Renier, Audrey Fleurot. Films Distribution. Gabriel Chevalier, 45 years old, is an ex-policeman. Unemployed, lonely and depressed, he lives like a ghost and hardly takes care of his only teenage child, Juliette. One day, by pure chance, he finds a suspicious but extremely well paid job: his daily mission consists of delivering a briefcase exactly where he is told. The only rule being to never open it. These deliveries will bring him to meet weird people in strange places. Gradually, his cop instinct resurfaces. Laemmle 3
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Family. 95mins. Dir: John Lyde. Cast: Brian Krause, Nancy Stafford. American Cinema International. America is in the midst of the Depression, and the Kamp family is struggling to get by, especially after Mrs Kamp’s untimely death. Now little Ruthie, with her mother gone and her father overwhelmed by doctor bills resulting from her brother’s polio, expects another Christmas without presents or festivities. But when her father brings home one dollar in change and lets the children use it to buy special gifts for each other, the Kamps come to find that money isn’t what fills Christmas with joy, love, and miracles. fairmont 4
Thriller. 90mins. Dir: Rustam Branaman. Cast: Jeremy Sumpter,
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Romantic comedy. 102mins. Dir: John Roberts. Cast: Eva Birthistle, Charity Wakefield, Carlos Acosta, Brian Dick. Imagina International Sales. Two young, strong-willed Scottish sisters, one a leftwing activist, the other a born-to-shop fashionista, take their late father’s ashes to Cuba, the site of many intriguing family legends. Arriving in Havana, the two women promptly lose the ashes and go through a series of misadventures – both romantic and dangerous – to try to retrieve them, making some surprising discoveries along the way about the family ties that hold them together.
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Action/adventure. 94mins. Dir: Brian A Miller. Cast: Jason Patric, James Caan, Craig Fairbrass, Shannon Elizabeth. Premiere Entertainment Group. About a British military
contractor who is told his daughter has died. When he arrives in Los Angeles and discovers the body is not hers, he goes after the internet fraudster who abducted her and wreaks havoc through the city of Los Angeles until he rescues her. Fairmont 1
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Comedy/action/ adventure. 97mins. Dir: Goran Kalezic. Cast: Victor Altomare, Robert Davi, Stacy Keach, Nick Mancuso. Imageworks Entertainment International. A dark comedy about Joe, a lovable ex-con who has just been released from prison. Officer Curry and Katy Sim are intent on finding the stolen money he stashed before his incarceration. Joe proves equally determined to locate his missing niece, Shawna. With the clock counting down, he looks for answers about her disappearance before it’s too late. Why did Detective Pendell stop looking for Shawna? Who has been following him since he left prison and what costume should he wear next? With the help of his friend Max and myriad disguises, Joe delves deep into an underworld of corruption to uncover the truth.
Thriller. 100mins. Dir: Jan Hrebejk. Cast: Ana Geislerova, Stanislav Majer. Latido Films. Takes place over three days, during Radim and Tereza’s wedding party.
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Comedy. 83mins. Dir: Lance Daly. Cast: Kelly Thornton, Fionnula Flanagan, Pat Shortt. Magnolia Pictures. About a family struggling to stay afloat and stay together through hard times in Ireland. broadway 3
Horror/comedy. 107mins. Dir: Josh Bear. Cast: Michael Madsen, Brina Palencia, Andy San Dimas, Adam Sessler. Madisonian Films. As the staff of Good Friends Church Camp prepare for a spring break filled with “Fun Under the Son”, a demon logger rises
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from his sap boiler to wreak his vengeance and feast on flapjacks soaked in the blood of his victims. AMc Santa Monica 4
Action/adventure. 98mins. Dir: Julian Gilbey. Cast: Ed Speleers, Will Poulter, Alfie Allen, Emma Rigby, Thomas Kretschmann. Cinema Management Group. High octane from start to finish, the story of intelligent and brazen Sam, who leads his ring of mid-20s London credit card thieves to Miami. In the city of “high stakes”, they poach $2 million in cash to pay back Sidat, a renowned gangster with whom they have run afoul and cannot afford to mess with. After paying off their debt, Sam and his gang set their sights on a daring final heist that could make them filthy rich. But their plan turns
sour when Sidat ups their debt to $5 million and members of the team start betraying each other. Now it’s up to Sam to finish the robbery he started while turning the tables on Sidat before they all go down. ocean
Psycho-drama/thriller/ horror. 110mins. Dir: Takeshi Furusawa. Cast: Keiko Kitagawa, Kyoko Fukada, Kengo Kora, Hiroyuki Inoue, Chihiro Otsuka, Mariko Tsutsui, Yukijiro Hotaru, Tomorowo Taguchi. Toei Company. Harumi Hagiwara lands in hospital after being involved in an accident. She hits it off with her nurse, Reiko Nishimura, and the two decide to move in together after she’s discharged. Fairmont 3
Sci-fi/action/adventure/ thriller. 90mins. Dir: Billy O’Brien. Cast: John Lynch, Craig Conway, Antonia Thomas, Jumayan Hunter, Morjana Alaoui, Beth Winslet. AV Pictures. An elite team of mercenaries are chosen to carry out a covert operation deep in a former Soviet State. They must first battle the ferocious armed militia at ground
level before descending through a maze of tunnels inhabited by dark, menacing creatures. When the team arrives at an underground laboratory they discover the purpose of their mission: a genius scientist has been genetically splicing alien DNA with human and the results of this revolutionary work must be secured. The soldiers must protect and save the specimens while avoiding the threats of multiple predators, both human and otherwise.
Sci-fi/thriller. 86mins. Dir: John Suits. Cast: Katie Cassidy, Michelle Trachtenberg, Eliza Dushku, Garret Dillahunt, Gina Gershon, Michael Imperioli, Billy Campbell, Kunal Nayyar, Sasha Grey, Ashlynn Yennie. Imagination Worldwide. Follows a troubled young woman named Suki who confronts her destructive mental illness using an experimental machine called The Siamese Burn, which was designed to eliminate multiple personalities. But as Suki gets closer and closer to being “cured”, she’s haunted by a disturbing thought – what if the last unwanted personality remaining actually turns out to be her true identity? AMc Santa Monica 2
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Sci-fi/action/adventure/ fantasy. 90mins. Dir: Robert Pfitzner. Cast: Ben Seton. Empress Road Pictures. Captain Tomlin is tasked with assembling a team of super-heroes in order to seek and uncover the secret of the universe in order to save the planet, humanity and most of all his soul mate, Melanie.
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Fantasy/action/ adventure/martial arts. 85mins. Dir: Pachpoom R Suwatpanich. Cast: Akara Amatayakul. VMI Worldwide. This story of magic and adventure takes place in the frontier land of Siam, filled with peace and happiness, until Lord Panwa decides to mine a mountain in the nearby Forest of Darkness. Little does Lord Panwa know that the mountain is the site of an ancient burial ground. As they dig deeper into the mountain they awake an ancient dark spirit. An epic battle between good and evil.
Martial Arts. 90mins. Dir: Prachya Pinkaew. Cast: Tony Ja, Jija Yanin. Sahamongkolfilm International Co.
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Documentary. 92mins. Dir: Jennifer Baichwal, Edward Burtynsky. Cast: Entertainment One. Brings together diverse stories from around the globe about our relationship with water: how we are drawn to it, what we learn from it, how we use it and the consequences of that use. broadway 2
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Iliadis. Cast: Rhys Wakefield, Ashley Hinshaw, Logan Miller, Natalie Hall. Sierra/ Affinity. When the party of the decade is disrupted by a mysterious phenomenon, the evening quickly descends into violent chaos. Laemmle 2
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Romantic comedy. 86mins. Dir: Herschel Faber. Cast: Skylar Astin, Camilla Belle, Chad Michael Murray. Lightning Entertainment Group. Fed up with one-night-stands and empty relationships, LA playboy Dean realises that he wants something more out of life than just a party. With a little inspiration from his nine-year-old nephew and his best friend Tess, Dean decides to try his
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hand at finding true love for the first time – which proves to be much more difficult than he thought. After a few bad first dates and some awful advice from his over-sexed friends, Dean begins to realise the true love he has been seeking may be much closer to home. But when he is forced to make a decision between the girl he knows is perfect for him and the seductive party-girl of his fantasies, will Dean finally grow up? Fairmont 1
Action/adventure/ drama. 95mins. Dir: Alex Ranarivelo. Cast: Diogo Mordago, Brett Davern, Beau Mirchoff, Tiffany Dupont. American Cinema International. Danny Kreuger heads off to the prestigious Willow Springs Racing School with dreams of finishing top of his class and winning a spot on a professional racing team. But when Danny arrives at Willow Springs, he finds himself competing with the best young drivers
in the world. As the students are paired up and put through rigorous challenges, Danny falls to the rear of the pack. He becomes the laughing stock of the school – especially in the eyes of the devious Lauricello Brothers. Tension soars on and off the track, and a terrible incident leaves Danny without a racing partner. Facing dismissal from Willow Springs, Danny is forced to team up with a new partner – his rival, Jake Kendall. With the encouragement of his girlfriend Jessica, Danny tries to set aside his differences with Jake in order to realise his dreams. Fairmont 2
Drama/action/adventure. 85mins. Dir: Alexey Uchitel. Cast: Alexey Mantsigyn, Vilma Kutavichute, Artem Bystrov. Wide. Herman, Lykov, Shorokh,
and Grekh are the best of friends. Having each done their service in the army, they now serve as operatives in OMON, the Russian special police force. By night, they troll the crime-ridden streets, looking for whatever excitement is to be had. When a simple misunderstanding with the local mafia escalates into a bigger conflict, the friends prepare for war. To exacerbate matters, Herman has fallen in love with the mob boss’s girl, Aglaya. He dreams of running away with her and starting a better life – but fears what would no doubt mean drastic consequences for his companions. Loews 2
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Comedy. 100mins. Dir:
Cedric Klapisch. Cast: Romain Duris, Audrey Tautou. Studiocanal. Xavier’s life is turned upside down when his wife Wendy announces she’s moving to NY and taking the kids. A few months later, he’s on a trans-Atlantic flight as well. From fathering a child to a lesbian couple, to marrying a Chinese-American to get papers, to reigniting a flame with his first love who comes for a visit, Xavier and his world really does seem like a Chinese puzzle.
Solene Rigot, Audrey Bastien, Vincent Perez. Latido Films. At 14, Diane is an enigmatic teenager. She is busy bringing up her little brother, Marc, and has an intense relationship with her father, Christian. The appearance of Julia, a young charismatic and emancipated English girl, in her neighbourhood turns Diane’s everyday life upside down. Diane wants to break the bounds of childhood at any cost. Getting closer to Julia, she turns her back on morality and pays no attention to the consequences or limits of her desires.
Drama. 98mins. Dir: Gina Kim. Cast: Michelle Yeoh, Henry Lau, Chin Han. CJ Entertainment. Hao’s only hope is that his grandson Mark enters a prestigious university but Mark’s dream is to follow his grandfather’s footsteps and become a chef and take over the restaurant. Due to Hao’s difficult personality, the restaurant is on the verge of bankruptcy. In order to save the restaurant, Mark enters a cooking contest. amC Santa monica 5
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Comedy/drama. 90mins. Dir: Viktor Shamirov. Cast: Gosha Kutsenko, Irina Apeksimova. Bazelevs. Three friends meet at a reunion many years after the graduation, running into Maya, the girl all of them were in love with. Loews 1
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Drama. 230mins. Dir: Edgar Reitz. Cast: Jan Schneider, Marita Breuer, Ruediger Kriese. ARRI Worldsales. Focuses on the story of ordinary people and their lives against the background of rural Germany in the middle of the 19th century when whole villages suffering from famine and poverty emigrated to faraway South America. Two brothers are forced to make a final decision: leaving or staying? amC Santa monica 6
Drama. 107mins. Dir:
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Action/adventure. 94mins. Dir: Mikkel B Sandemose. Cast: Paal Sverre Hagen, Nicolai Cleve Broch, Sofia Helin, Bjoern Sundquist. TrustNordisk. Archeologist Sigurd Svendsen has for years been obsessed with the Oseberg Viking ship. The only inscription found on the ship is the enigmatic ‘man knows little’ written in runes. Sigurd Dustin Marcellino. Cast: Erin Cottrell, Amanda Crew, Brian Geraghty, Seth Green, Ashley Judd, Joe Pantoliano, Blake Rayne, Ray Liotta. Vision Films. Separated at birth, identical twin brothers have more in common than just good looks, they both are talented musicians. As one brother rides the rock ’n’ roll wave, the other struggles to find his purpose in life while trying to please his evangelist father. But with his uncanny likeness to the most famous musician in the world, their very different paths eventually converge. ocean
Action/adventure. 92mins. Dir: Eric Styles. Cast: Scott Adkins, Dolph Lundgren. GFM Films. Travis, our heroic
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is sure the Oseberg ship contains the answer to the mystery of Ragnarok, the end of days in Norse mythology. When his friend Allan finds similar runes on a stone from the north of Norway, Sigurd becomes convinced the runes are in fact a treasure map. Together they mount an expedition group and their adventure leads to “No man’s Land” between Norway and Russia. Broadway 3
cryptozoologist, wants to prove that a prehistoric beast killing construction workers is more than just a myth. But at the same time, his ruthless competitor, Harker, wants to prove he is the best in the business and outdo Travis in any way he can. Travis finds himself in a race against time to preserve the rare but deadly creature because Harker thrives on trophy killings and shoots to kill… including humans if they come between him and his prey. tunnel post 1
Romance/drama. 115mins. Dir: Stijn Coninx. Cast: Matteo Simoni, Evelien Bosmans. Media Luna New Films. Italy, 1948. Young Rocco
is growing up in Calabria, until one day his father Salvatore decides to leave for Belgium, where he strives to earn a lot of money by working in coal mines. Very soon he sends for his family. Rocco becomes a migrant overnight, with all the consequences this entails. Rocco wants to be like other youngsters, become someone and have a purpose in life. Against his father’s wish and better judgment he seeks an escape through music and love. The amazing story is based on the childhood memories of the ItalianBelgian singer Rocco Granata. Doubletree 1
Drama. 112mins. Dir: Kelly Reichardt. Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning, Peter Sarsgaard. The Match Factory. A drama centered on three environmentalists who plot to blow up a dam. amC Santa monica 3
Comedy. 93mins. Dir: Carl Bessai. Cast: Amy Smart, Brent Butt. Myriad Pictures. When a ravishing but evasive woman bursts into Leo’s office begging for help in finding her missing brother, it’s just another day in the life of a hardboiled detective. The problem is Leo is not
a detective. Knowing the detective across the hall is out of town Leo agrees to help but by the time he realises what he’s gotten himself into its too late! Laemmle 1
Romantic comedy. 110mins. Dir: Pitpol Ybarra. Cast: Laura Ramsey, Jaime Camil, Omar Chaparro, Tom Arnold, Stockard Channing. Highland Film Group. Alejandro and his loyal best friend Canicas are hardworking mariachi singers looking for fame in Mexico City. More than just a mariachi, Alejandro has a second full time job – he’s a single dad. When Alejandro tries to secure a visa for his young daughter to visit her grandparents in the US, Alejandro’s request is flatly denied by a young embassy worker, Rachel. Later that evening, Alejandro and Canicas run into Rachel while playing a gig – which turns out to be a celebration of her promotion to a post in London. Alejandro seizes the coincidental encounter as a chance to change her mind on his rejected visa, and with Canicas by his side, they whisk her into an unforgettable adventure. Broadway 2
Drama. 85mins. Dir: Delphine Lehericey. Cast:
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Drama. 102mins. Dir: Steph Green. Cast: Maxine Peake, Edward MacLiam, Sharon Horgan, Will Forte. Global Screen. Dynamo wife and mother Vanetia is rebuilding the life she loved after her 38-yearold husband suffers a personality-changing stroke. Entering the emotional fray is buttoned-up American researcher Ted Fielding, who’s staying for two months. amC Santa monica 1
Thriller/supernatural thriller. 78mins. Dir: Jordan Graham. Cast: Jordan Graham. Empress Road Pictures. The town of Midground is threatened by a tsunami caused by a massive earthquake in the North Pacific Ocean. After other unexplainable events transpire, Chase Lombardi and friends are forced to discover whether they are experiencing a natural phenomenon or something else all together. Laemmle 4
Drama/Romance. 90mins. Dir: Edna Luise Biesold. Cast: James Franco, Mila Kunis, Jessica Chastain, Zach Braff, Henry Hopper, Bruce Campbell. Spotlight Pictures. »
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Based on Pulitzer prizewinning poet CK Williams’ collection of the same name. Takes us on a journey through several decades of American life from CK’s childhood and adolescence in Detroit in the 1940s and 1950s to the early 1980s.
of friendship, family and a marriage. Fairmont 5
In The Dark
Horror. 99mins. Dir: Joon Han Yeo. Cast: Po Chieh Wang, Candy Lee, Jennifer Foh. Media Asia Distribution. Joseph’s world plunges into darkness when he defies a fortune-teller’s prophecy and asks May to marry him. May is killed and Joseph tries in vain to contact her in the afterlife, invoking instead the ghost of a comatose man who was with May the day she died. Joseph enlists the help of May’s best friend, Vivien, who is, in turn, haunted by ghosts from her own past.
Those happy years
Drama/comedy. 100mins. Dir: Daniele Luchetti. Cast: Kim Rossi Stuart, Micaela Ramazzotti, Martina Friederike Gedeck. Celluloid Dreams/Celluloid Nightmares. Young Dario, movie camera in hand, captures the events that will forever change his family’s destiny. Guido, a narcissistic artist, dreams of becoming a celebrated artist, while his wife Serena only seems to care about everybody else’s happiness. He finds his world turned upside down in the wake of a disastrous exhibition and his wife’s extra-marital inclinations. Laemmle 3
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Family/action/adventure. 90mins. Dir: Jo Kastner. Cast: Val Kilmer, Jake T. Austin, Joel Courtney, Katherine McNamara, Noah Munck. VMI Worldwide. The adventure unfolds as Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn witness a murder in the graveyard. Tom and Huck flee to Jackson Island and make a pact never to tell anyone about the incident. However, when the good-natured Muff Potter is blamed for the murder and is sentenced to death by hanging, Tom breaks his promise and returns to exonerate Muff Potter, incurring the wrath of Injun Joe, the actual murderer. Tom and Huck find themselves in way over their heads. Fairmont 5
WITChIng & BITChIng
Horror/black comedy. 110mins. Dir: Alex De La Iglesia. Cast: Hugo Silva, Mario Casas, Jaime Ortiz, Carmen Maura, Terele Pavez, Carolina Bang, Javier Gutierrez, Secun De La Rosa. Film Factory
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Drama/thriller. 117mins. Dir: Christian Alvart. Cast: Nadeshda Brennicke, Charly Hübner, Ken Duken, Andreas Schmidt, Heinz Hoenig. Global Screen. Based on the true story of Gisela Werler, Germany’s first female bank-robber, who Entertainment. Divorced dad Jose and friends rob 25,000 wedding rings from a Cash-for-Gold shop in a desperate attempt to escape their lives of wife troubles. But they may never make it out of the haunted northern forests, where a coven of witches chases them for the rings and their souls in a crazy storm of poetic justice for their failures with the opposite sex. aMC santa Monica 7
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Drama/historical. 121mins. Dir: Yuzo Asahara. Cast: Aya Ueto, Kengo Kora. GAGA Corporation. Based on a real-life family in Kaga that has survived countless upheavals with its cuisine. Fairmont 2
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carried out 19 armed robberies in the 1960s. Thanks to her various disguises, wigs and film-star sunglasses, the media portray her as a cunning and sexy bandit. Together with Hermann, her passionate love affair, Gisela takes ever-greater risks, with police inspector Fisher close on her heels aMC santa Monica 4
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Thriller/black comedy. 114mins. Dir: Aharon Keshales, Navot Papushado. Cast: Dox Glickman, Dvir Benedek, Lior Ashkenazi, Mrnashe Noy, Rotem Keinan, Tzachi Grad. 6 Sales. A series of brutal murders puts the lives of three men on a collision course: the father of the latest victim now out for revenge; a vigilante police detective operating outside the boundaries of law; and the main suspect in the killings – a religious studies teacher arrested and released due to a police blunder.
adventure. 96mins. Dir: Thomas Dirnhofer. Cast: David Lama, Peter Ortner, Jim Bridwell, Toni Ponholzer. Red Bull Media House. Set against the backdrop of breathtaking Patagonia, David Lama, climbing’s wunderkind, sets out to climb the infamous southeast face of Cerro Torre, a mountain once said to be the most difficult in the world. No one has ever climbed this Needle of Granite in free-climbing style. But this is exactly what David and his partner Peter aim to do. Broadway 3
Supernatural thriller. 90mins. Dir: Ben Pohl. Cast: D’Angelo Midili, Natasha Sims. Worldwide Film Entertainment. Jason has been living in a state of fear all his life seeing creatures and having vivid nightmares and struggling with near psychosis. The joy of his wife’s pregnancy intensifies the visions, now more violent then ever before as their home becomes an earthly ground zero for angels in the ultimate battle of good versus evil. Loews 1
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Drama. 109mins. Dir: Ignas Jonynas. Cast: Vytautas Kaniusonis, Oona Mekas, Romuald
Lavrynovic. Wide. Vincentas is the best employee at the emergency services station, whose passion is gambling in different games. Whenever he faces some difficulties, the medic is forced to make radical decisions to return the debts. An idea strikes Vincentas to create an illegal game related to his profession. Financial matters keep on improving, but Vincentas is going to make a fateful choice. Love, life and death will be at stake. Loews 2
Comedy/drama. 87mins. Dir: Jessie McCormack. Cast: Michelle Monaghan, Radha Mitchell, Michael Weston, John Dore. Lightning Entertainment Group. Lizzie longs to start a family with her husband Peter but is unable to conceive. Her best friend Andie, single and adrift, gets pregnant from a onenight stand and offers to give Lizzie the baby. Reluctantly, Peter agrees to be the child’s father, and before he knows it Andie has moved into the guest room for the duration of her pregnancy. When Peter also invites his struggling recoveringaddict brother to the house, hilarious chaos ensues, testing the limits
Thriller. 99mins. Dir: Noh Young-seok. Cast: Jun Suk-ho, Oh Taekyung. Finecut. A writer hides away at an isolated B&B only to encounter a series of lifethreatening characters. Fairmont 3
Drama. 117mins. Dir: David Gordon Green. Cast: Nicolas Cage, Tye Sheridan. WestEnd Films. The story of a man who becomes the unlikeliest of role models to 15-yearold Gary Jones, the oldest child of a family ruled by a worthless father. Together they try to find a path to redemption and the hope for a better life in the rugged, dirty world of a small Southern town. Broadway 2
Drama. 90mins. Dir: Jeff Probst. Cast: Jenna Fischer, Emily Osment, Missi Pyle, John Corbett. American Cinema International. A teenager diagnosed with scoliosis navigates her way through her formative years. Fairmont 1
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Cast: Lea Michele, Jim Belushi, Kelsey Grammer, Martin Short, Dan Aykroyd, Megan Hilty, Hugh Dancy, Bernadette Peters, Oliver Platt, Patrick Stewart. Hyde Park International. Inspired by L Frank Baum’s ‘Wonderful Wizard of Oz’ and based on a series of books by his great-grandson Roger Stanton Baum. Dorothy returns to Kansas to find it devastated by the tornado that had whisked her away to Oz. But shortly after arriving in Kansas, Dorothy is magically transported back to Oz. Oz is in trouble, and the Scarecrow, Tin Man and the formerly Cowardly Lion have disappeared. On her way to the Emerald City, she encounters a number of new companions who must band together against a new villain – an evil Jester seeking revenge for the death of his sister, the Wicked Witch of the West. aMc Santa Monica 3
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Thriller. 120mins. Dir: Ivan Sen. Cast: Hugo Weaving, Ryan Kwanten. Arclight Films. Returning home to an outback town, a detective must solve the murder of an indigenous girl whose body is discovered on a highway out of town. As he descends on the town’s sinister underbelly, he discovers a crime syndicate with cops on the take. Broadway 4
Family. 100mins. Dir: Philippe Muyl. Cast: Li Bao Tian, Li Xiao Ran, Qin Hao, Yang Xin Yi. Kinology. Zhigen, an old Chinese farmer, has lived alone in Beijing for over 20 years after moving to the city to allow his son Chongyi to attend university. He decides to make the long journey from Beijing to Yangshuo to honour the promise he made to his wife to bring back the bird that has been his only
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Drama. 118mins. Dir: Andrew Levitas. Cast: Garrett Hedlund, Richard Jenkins, Amy Adams, Anne Archer, Jessica Brown Findlay, Terrence Howard, Jennifer Hudson, Jessica Barden. Radiant Films International. Explores the power of life, its transformative companion in the city. His daughter-in-law Qianing, a beautiful rich career woman, asks him to take along his granddaughter Renxing, an only child brought up in the lap of luxury. While grandfather and granddaughter set out on their journey – one travelling back in time, the other discovering her roots – Chongyi and Qianing, ponder the meaning of the life they have led in the sole pursuit of success and money. aMc Santa Monica 1
Romance/drama. 90mins. Dir: Elaine Constantine. Cast: Elliot James Langridge, Josh Whitehouse, Antonia Thomas, Steve Coogan, Lisa Stansfield, Ricky Tomlinson.
moments and reconnections between loved ones. Estranged from his family, Jonathan receives word that his father, Robert, who has been fighting illness for over a decade, has chosen to take his own life in the next 48 hours. What follows is an unexpected journey of love, laughter and forgiveness. aMc Santa Monica 5
Little Film Company. Burnside, Lancashire is a shithole. No longer satisfied with the prospect of a dead-end factory job, John and Matt dream of finding the American soul record that will make them famous DJs. But the intensity of their rivalry changes their lives forever. ocean
Rodencia & the PRinceSS tooth
Animation/children’s. 85mins. Dir: David Bisbano. Film Sharks International. It’s the story of adventures and love of a small mouse called Edam, a clumsy magician’s apprentice and the beautiful and confident mouse Brie, who will have to face many dangerous obstacles in order to obtain the power
of the princess’s tooth and defeat the troop of rats commanded by the evil Rotex. aMc Santa Monica 7
Action/adventure/ thriller/suspense. 90mins. Dir: Mark Young. Cast: Abigail Breslin, Sean Bean, James Purefoy, Alexa Vega, Lew Temple. VMI Worldwide. Hannah Lee is a bright teen girl trapped in the dark Southern underworld of violence and guns, drugs and vicious biker gangs. Neglected by her angry sister Amber, her only refuge is her troubled uncle Donny, who is a drug addict. Both live in fear of ‘Uncle Frank’ Stinson, who runs the illegal family business with an iron fist, aided by his psychotic younger brother Bobby. But when Amber falls in love with family rival Wild Bill, Hannah realises there is no escape from the ruthless Stinsons, and cleverly schemes to pit one pawn against another in a cunning game of revenge. doubletree 1
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Reaching foR the Moon
Drama. 82mins. Dir: Neil LaBute. Cast: Stanley Tucci, Alice Eve. International Film Trust. Acclaimed writer/director Neil LaBute continues his exploration of male and female relationships with this bold and surprising new drama.
Drama. 114mins. Dir: Bruno Barreto. Cast: Miranda Otto, Gloria Pires, Tracy Middendorf. Cinema Management Group. Frustrated poet Elizabeth Bishop travels to Brazil and encounters the beguiling architect Lota de Macedo Soares. Initial hostilities make way for a complicated yet long-lasting love affair that dramatically alters Bishop’s relationship to the world around her.
the UltiMate life
Drama/family. 90mins. Dir: Michael Landon, Jr. Cast: Drew Walters, Logan Bartholomew. Mission Pictures International. Jason Stevens survived the journey his grandfather Red Stevens sent him through for ‘The Ultimate Gift’. Now that gift, which includes managing a billion dollar foundation, is being challenged by his own family. In a courtroom battle his assets are seized, his love interest with Alexia gets complicated and Jason could lose it all. He is now on a quest to discover what it truly means to fulfill his destiny… and live. fairmont 4
StRange fRaMe: love & Sax
Animation, sci-fi, thriller. 98mins. Dir: GB Hajim. Cast: Tim Curry, Alan Tudyk, Claudia Black, Tara Strong. Galloping Films. Two hundred years after the Great Earth Exodus, Naia, a feisty, young singer-songwriter, falls in love with the beautiful saxophonist Parker. They form a band — and now they have to not only make it as musicians but also to fight for their freedom. loews 1
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