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Thor: The Dark WorlD Get set for some serious hammer time from Marvel’s muscle-clad superhero

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enticing than usual. Just as well the great and the good of the filmmaking world have been busily crafting some deeply satisfying slices of entertainment for your viewing pleasure. After teaming up with his fellow Marvel chums in The Avengers, Thor is set to flex some serious muscle once again in his second solo outing Thor: The Dark World. This time, the hammer-wielding hero battles to save the Nine Realms from an ancient and enigmatic enemy. And on a lighter - or should I say lightning - note, prepare to meet Turbo. A snail who dreams of being the greatest racer in the world, this loveable new hero is poised to join the likes of Shrek and Kung Fu Panda in the Dreamworks’ hall of fame. Throw some biopics, comedies and heartwarming romances into the mix, and you have a few tantalising reasons to savour those autumnal nights. Until next time!

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6 wHaT’s On Crammed full of previews of the unmissable new releases hitting the big screen in Sept and Oct. Including Ender’s Game, Rush, Romeo and Juliet and many more.

14 BROTHERs In aRMs After his last solo outing in 2011, Marvel’s muscle-clad superhero Thor is back for an epic battle to save Earth.

16 PlaYInG wITH FIRE The deadly arena beckons once again for Jennifer Lawrence in the second instalment of Suzanne Collins’ post-apocalyptic fantasy fest, The Hunger Games.

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18 DOwn anD DIRTY Filth promises to plunge you into a world of debauchery, excess and misanthropy on an epic level.

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We look at all the forthcoming films to get excited about in November and December. Including The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug, Frozen and Carrie to name but a few.

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24 COMPETITIOn We have teamed up with Disney / Pixar to give 2 lucky readers the chance to win a Marvel Blu-ray Boxset.

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Bringing you the Best value cinema in the area Picturedrome Bognor Regis Located conveniently opposite the railway station, the Picturedrome Cinema in Bognor Regis was originally built in 1885. This Grade II Listed building is split into two screens, with Screen 1 offering 315 seats and disabled access whilst Screen 2 has 86 seats. Featuring Digital projectors and Dolby Digital Surround Sound. For further information or to book call 01243 823138 www.bognorcinema.co.uk

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The Plaza Cinema opened in 1933 as a single screen cinema. It now boasts 4 screens, 2 of which are capable of showing 3D. Screen 1 (3D) has 177 seats, Screen 2 is 68 seats, Screen 3 (3D) has 110 seats and the newest Screen 4 has 79 seats. For further information or to book call 01305 262488 www.dorchestercinema.co.uk

Located above the Gala Bingo hall, the Century Cinema originally opened in 1936 with 1,743 seats. In 1967 the cinema was split into the bingo hall and 2 screens - Screen 1 with 420 seats and Screen 2 with 133 seats. Newly air-conditioned and refurbished in June 2013. For further information or to book call 01255 689708 www.clactoncinema.co.uk

carlton Westgate on Sea Opened in 1910 as a Town Hall, it was reopened in 1932 as the Carlton Cinema. This Grade II Listed building features 3 screens and air-conditioning throughout. Screen 1 has 297 seats, with 25 luxury lounge seats. Screen 2 has 54 seats and Screen 3 has 32 seats. For further information or to book call 01843 832019 www.westgatecinema.co.uk


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Turbo Release date 18 OctObeR / director David Soren / starring Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti, Samuel L. Jackson / Genre Animation, Adventure, Comedy

From the makers of Madagascar and Kung Fu Panda, Turbo is a high-velocity 3D comedy about an underdog snail who kicks into overdrive when he miraculously attains the power of super-speed. Turbo dreams of being the greatest racer in the world, just like his hero, 5-time Indianapolis 500 champ, Guy Gagné. Turbo’s obsession with speed and all things fast has made him an outsider in the slow snail community, and a constant embarrassment to his cautious older brother, Chet. Turbo desperately wishes he could escape the slow-paced life he’s living, when, after a freak accident he suddenly finds himself vested with the power of incredible speed. Turbo embarks on an extraordinary journey to achieve the impossible: racing against the best that IndyCar has to offer. Turbo is the ultimate underdog who achieves the impossible by refusing to let his limitations limit his dreams. After making fast friends with a crew of streetwise, tricked-out es-car-goes, Turbo learns that no one succeeds on their own. He puts his heart and shell on the line to help his pals achieve their dreams, before Turbo-charging his own impossible dream: winning the Indy 500.

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Release date 20 septembeR / director Robert Schwentke / starring Ryan Reynolds, Kevin Bacon, Jeff Bridges / Genre Action, Comedy, Crime

Release date 27 septembeR / director Brad Furman / starring Gemma Arterton, Ben Affleck, Justin Timberlake / Genre Crime, Drama, Thriller

Veteran sheriff Roy Pulsifer (Bridges) has spent his career with the police force known as R.I.P.D. tracking spirits who are cleverly disguised as ordinary people. His mission? To arrest and bring to justice a special brand of criminals trying to escape final judgment by hiding among the unsuspecting on Earth. Once the wise-cracking Roy has assigned former rising-star detective Nick Walker (Reynolds) as his junior officer, the new partners have to turn grudging respect into top-notch teamwork. When they uncover a plot that could end life as we know it, two of R.I.P.D.’s finest must restore the cosmic balance...or watch the tunnel to the afterlife begin sending angry souls the very wrong way.

Richie (Timberlake) is chasing a new version of the American dream: easy money and instant and limitless wealth. Once on the Wall Street fast track, Richie lost everything when the market crashed, and he is now starting over, hustling his way through graduate school. After being cheated by an online gambling site and watching his tuition money disappear, Richie flies to Costa Rica to confront the gambling legend behind the site: Ivan Block. Richie is seduced by Block’s promises of untold and instant wealth, but when the FBI tries to coerce Richie to help bring down Block, Richie faces his biggest gamble ever: attempting to outmaneuver the two forces closing in on him.

42 RElEASE DATE 13 SEPTEmBER 42 tells the story of two men, the great Jackie Robinson and legendary brooklyn dodgers Gm branch Rickey, whose brave stand against prejudice forever changed the world by changing the game of baseball.

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InsIdIous 2 RElEASE DATE 13 SEPTEmBER the terrifying sequel to the acclaimed horror film, which follows the haunted lambert family as they seek to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world.

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the Call RElEASE DATE 20 SEPTEmBER Veteran 911 operator Jordan (halle berry) takes a life-altering call from a teenage girl (abigail breslin) who has been kidnapped and thrown into the trunk of a madman’s car.

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About time

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Released 6 septembeR / director Richard Curtis / starring Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy, Lee Asquith-Coer / Genre Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

Released 27 septembeR / director Jerusha Hess / starring Keri Russell, JJ Feild, Jennifer Coolidge / Genre Comedy, Romance

Tim lake, a hapless Casanova whose constant mishaps have resulted in him being a long serving bachelor. Now, at the age of twenty one, his father tells him the family secret; all the males in their family have the ability to travel back in time to any moment from their life and live it over and over again until they get it right. Tim decides to go back in time to see if he can win the heart of the girl of his dreams, but discovers that not everything can be fixed and time travel can come with alarming consequences. About Time marks Curtis’ eagerly anticipated reunion with Working Title and this innovative concept suggests that the outcome of their prolific partnership will be as charming as ever.

For years, Jane (Keri Russell) had been stashing away funds in hopes that someday she would be able to afford a trip to Austenland, a place where the die-hard fan can be completely immersed in the elegant world of the beloved author. When Jane finally manages to save up enough, she excitedly packs her bags and books a room. Every detail is exquisite, save for one small exception: Jane’s limited funds mean that she can’t enjoy the same luxury experience as the other, wealthier bachelorettes who currently populate Austenland, but she decides to make the most of her trip regardless. later, when Jane falls into a romance with a dashing young servant, a lifetime of dreams suddenly begin to come true. September / October 2013 7


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Rush Release date 13 septembeR / director Ron Howard / starring Olivia Wilde, Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Dormer / Genre Action, Biography, Drama

Two-time Academy Award winner Ron Howard teams once again with fellow two-time Academy Award nominee, writer Peter Morgan, on Rush, a spectacular big-screen re-creation of the merciless 1970s rivalry between James Hunt and Niki Lauda. The epic action-drama stars Chris Hemsworth (The Avengers) as the charismatic Englishman James Hunt and Brühl (Inglourious Basterds) as the disciplined Austrian perfectionist Niki Lauda, whose clashes on the Grand Prix racetrack epitomised the contrast between these two extraordinary characters, a distinction reflected in their private lives. Set against the sexy and glamorous golden age of Formula 1 racing, Rush portrays the exhilarating true story of two of the greatest rivals the world has ever witnessed--handsome English playboy Hunt and his methodical, brilliant opponent, Lauda. Taking us into their personal lives on and off the track, Rush follows the two drivers as they push themselves to the breaking point of physical and psychological endurance, where there is no shortcut to victory and no margin for error. If you make one mistake, you die. Also starring Olivia Wilde (TRON: Legacy) and Alexandra Maria Lara (The Reader).

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Film Shorts thanks FoR shaRinG RELEASE dATE 4 OCTOBER directed and co-written by stuart blumberg, thanks for sharing follows the lives of three friends who meet while attending 12-step meetings to help treat sex addition.

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in a WoRld RELEASE dATE 13 SEPTEMBER an underachieving vocal coach is motivated by her father, to pursue her aspirations of becoming a voiceover star. amidst pride, sexism and family dysfunction, she sets out to change the voice of a generation.

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diana RELEASE dATE 20 SEPTEMBER naomi Watts stars as diana, princess of Wales. the film focuses on the last two years of princess diana’s life: her campaign against land mines and her relationship with surgeon dr hasnat khan.

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blue Jasmine RELEASE dATE 27 SEPTEMBER after everything in her life falls to pieces, including her marriage, elegant new York socialite Jasmine moves into her sister’s modest apartment in san Francisco to try to pull herself back together again.

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White House Down

Girl Most Likely

Release date 6 septembeR / director Roland Emmerich / starring Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, Maggie Gyllenhaal / Genre Action, Drama, Thriller

Release date 27 septembeR / director Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini / starring Kristen Wiig, Annette Bening, Matt Dillon / Genre Comedy

The White House is under siege in this action thriller from Independence Day director Roland Emmerich and The Amazing Spider-Man’s writer James Vanderbilt. Policeman John Cale (Channing Tatum) has just been denied his dream job with the Secret Service of protecting President James Sawyer (Jamie Foxx). Not wanting to let down his little girl with the news, he takes her on a tour of the White House, when it is overtaken by a heavily armed paramilitary group. Now, with the nation’s government falling into chaos and time running out, it’s up to Cale to save the president, his daughter and the country.

Imogene (Kristen Wiig) is a failed New York playwright awkwardly navigating the transition from Next Big Thing to Last Year’s News. After both her career and relationship hit the skids, she’s forced to move back home with her eccentric family. Adding further insult to injury, there’s a strange man sleeping in her old bedroom and an even stranger man sleeping in her mother’s bed. Imogene eventually realizes that as part of her rebuilding process she must finally come to love and accept her roots if she’s ever going to get the hell away from them.

RiDDick the mercs that arrive are even more lethal than any Riddick has faced before...

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Sunshine On Leith Release date 4 OctObeR / director Dexter Fletcher / starring Peter Mullan, Jason Flemyng, Antonia Thomas / Genre Musical

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a heartwarming, upbeat contemporary film, sunshine on leith imaginatively features the legendary music of pop-folk band the proclaimers. the film follows the stories of davy and ally, who have to re-learn how to live life in edinburgh after coming home from serving in afghanistan. both struggle to learn to live a life outside the army and to deal with the everyday struggles of family, jobs and relationships. sunshine on leith is written and adapted by stephen Greenhorn from his hugely successful and critically acclaimed stage play of the same name and produced by andrew macdonald.

Release date 6 septembeR / director David Twohy / starring Vin Diesel, Karl Urban, Katee Sackhoff / Genre Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Riddick - also known to fans as Riddick 3 - is the third movie instalment in the highly regarded series that launched with Pitch Black (2000) and was followed up with The Chronicles of Riddick (2004). Vin Diesel reprises the title role and teams up once again with director and writer David Twohy for this highly anticipated movie. The plot focuses on the anti-hero Riddick; he has been left for dead on a desert planet where he finds himself fighting for his life against alien predators. Riddick is forced to use a beacon to alert the very bounty hunters he has been evading to come and collect him as this is the only way he can possibly escape. The mercs that arrive are even more lethal than any Riddick has faced before, and onboard one of the ships is a captain who has a very personal score to settle. Vin Diesel is joined by Karl Urban who reprises the role of Vaako, former WWE wrestler Dave Bautista who plays Diaz and Katee Sackhoff who plays Dahl.


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Thor: The Dark WorlD Release date 1 NovembeR / director Alan Taylor / starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins / Genre Action, Adventure, Fantasy

In the aftermath of Thor and The Avengers, Earth had been saved, albeit barely. Loki and his alien army were defeated, and the god of thunder returned home. In The Dark World, an even greater enemy emerges, one that has the power to destroy Earth and even the Asgard empire. Older than time itself, Malekith the Accursed leads an ancient race to exact vengeance across all the Nine Realms. As Earth is attacked, Thor rushes to retrieve his human love, Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), keeping her safe and working together to find a way to oppose the unstoppable evil. However, when Jane is put at risk, Thor must make a choice… and an unspeakable sacrifice. Steeped more heavily in the Viking mythology of the comics, this installment will take us beyond Earth or even Asgard, and across the full Nine Realms. With a greater role for Heimdall (Idris Elba) and Odin (Anthony Hopkins), alongside a return for the nefarious Loki, The Dark World raises the stakes once again as Marvel powers on into Phase II.

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Film Shorts baGGaGe Claim RELEASE DATE 11 OcTObER Pledging to keep herself from being the oldest and the only woman in her entire family never to wed, montana embarks on a thirty-day, thirty-thousand-mile expedition to charm a potential suitor.

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the hauNtiNG iN CoNNeCtiCut 2: Ghosts of GeoRGia RELEASE DATE 1 NOVEMbER this horrifying tale traces a young family’s descent into a centuries-old southern hell where they learn they are not the house’s only inhabitants.

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Cold Comes the NiGht RELEASE DATE 20 SEPTEMbER a struggling motel owner and her daughter are taken hostage by a nearly blind career criminal to be his eyes as he attempts to retrieve his cash package from a crooked cop.

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PRisoNeRs RELEASE DATE 27 SEPTEMbER Keller dover (Jackman) is facing every parent’s worst nightmare. his six-year-old daughter, anna, is missing, together with her young friend, Joy, and as minutes turn to hours, panic sets in.

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Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2

Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa

Release date 25 OctObeR / director Cody Cameron, Kris Pearn / starring Anna Faris, Bill Hader, Neil Patrick Harris / Genre Animation, Comedy, Family

Release date 25 OctObeR / director Jeff Tremaine / starring Johnny Knoxville, Jackson Nicoll, Phil Margera / Genre Documentary, Comedy

Inventor Flint Lockwood’s genius is finally being recognized as he’s invited by his idol Chester V to join The Live Corp Company, where the brightest inventors create technologies for the betterment of mankind. Chester’s right-hand-gal - and one of his greatest inventions - is Barb (a highly evolved orangutan with a human brain, who is also devious, manipulative and likes to wear lipstick.) It’s always been Flint’s dream to be recognized as a great inventor, but everything changes when he discovers that his most infamous machine (which turns water into food) is still operating and is now creating food-animal hybrids - ‘foodimals!’

86-year-old Irving Zisman is on a journey across America with the most unlikely companion, his 8 year-old Grandson Billy in Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa. This October, the signature Jackass character Irving Zisman (Johnny Knoxville) and Billy (Jackson Nicholl) will take movie audiences along for the most insane hidden camera road trip ever captured on camera. Along the way Irving will introduce the young and impressionable Billy to people, places and situations that give new meaning to the term childrearing. Real people in unreal situations, making for one really messed up comedy.

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Ender’s Game

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Release date 25 OctObeR / director Gavin Hood / starring Harrison Ford, Abigail Breslin, Hailee Steinfeld / Genre Action, Sci-Fi

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In the near future, a hostile alien race called the Formics have attacked earth. If not for the legendary heroics of International Fleet commander Mazer Rackham (ben Kingsley), all would have been lost. In preparation for the next attack, the highly esteemed colonel Hyrum Graff (Harrison Ford) and the International Military are training only the best young minds to find the future Mazer. ender Wiggin, a shy but strategically brilliant boy, is recruited to join the elite. He is soon ordained by Graff as the military’s next great hope, resulting in his promotion to command school. an epic battle follows that will determine the future of earth and the fate of the human race.

Release date 4 OctObeR / director Jon S. Baird / starring James McAvoy, Jamie Bell, Imogen Poots / Genre Comedy, Crime, Drama

A bipolar, bigoted, junkie cop manipulates and hallucinates his way through the festive period, until he finally meets his match… himself. Scheming Bruce Robertson, a bigoted and corrupt policeman, is in line for a promotion and will stop at nothing to get what he wants. Enlisted to solve a brutal murder and threatened by the aspirations of his colleagues, Bruce sets about ensuring their ruin, right under the nose of unwitting Chief Inspector Toal. As he turns his colleagues against one another by stealing their wives and exposing their secrets, Bruce starts to lose himself in a web of deceit that he can no longer control. His past is slowly catching up with him, and a missing wife, a crippling drug habit and suspicious colleagues start to take their toll on his sanity. The question is: can he keep his grip on reality long enough to disentangle himself from the filth? Filth reveals in Bruce Robertson, one of the most corrupt and misanthropic coppers in modern British fiction. His tale unfolds as a dark, disturbing and very funny journey through sleaze, power, and the abuse of absolutely everything.

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Romeo And Juliet Release date 11 OctObeR / director Carlo Carlei / starring Stellan Skarsgård, Hailee Steinfeld, Damian Lewis / Genre Drama, Romance

From the creator of the Golden Globe winning series Downton Abbey comes Shakespeare’s timeless love story. The most passionate and tragic tale of Romeo and his Juliet is captured for a new generation by an all-star line-up, breathing new life into the names of the most famous lovers of all time. Starring Douglas Booth (Great Expectations) as Romeo and Academy Award nominee Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit) as Juliet, Romeo And Juliet is adapted for the big screen by Academy Award winner Julian Fellowes (Downton Abbey) and directed by Carlo Carlei. The families of Montague and Capulet use any excuse to publicly fight in the streets of Verona so Romeo and Juliet are dismayed to learn that their new loves are of the rival family. Romeo tries to conspire a way to pursue Juliet without incurring the wrath of his family, while Juliet relies on her nurse to discreetly deliver messages to her love. But the bad blood between the two families is too strong. As the lovers grow more desperate, Friar Laurence attempts to hatch a plan that will allow them to be together forever. 12 September / October 2013

Dates for your Diary 6 september

about time / Riddick / White House down

13 september

42 / In a World / Insidious 2 / Justin and the Knights Of Valor (3d) / Rush

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the call / cold comes the Night / diana / R.I.P.d. (3d)

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austenland / blue Jasmine / Girl Most likely / Prisoners / Runner Runner

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thanks For sharing / How I live Now / sunshine On leith / the to do list / Filth

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the Fifth estate / Romeo and Juliet / baggage claim

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captain Phillips / turbo (3d)

25 October

cloudy With a chance Of Meatballs 2 (3d) / ender’s Game / Jackass Presents: bad Grandpa / One chance

1 November

thor: the dark World (3d) / the Haunting In connecticut 2: Ghosts Of Georgia

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One Chance

Release date 18 OctObeR / director Paul Greengrass / starring Tom Hanks, Catherine Keener, Christopher Stadulis / Genre Action, Biography, Drama

Release date 25 OctObeR / director David Frankel / starring Julie Walters, Simon Cowell, Colm Meaney / Genre Biography, Comedy, Music

In his first directorial appearance since his provocative 2010 political thriller Green Zone, English filmmaker Paul Greengrass announces his return with a dramatisation of the 2009 Maersk Alabama hijacking. Two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks stars in the title role as Captain Richard Phillips, who was at the helm of the cargo ship MV Maersk Alabama when it was boarded by pirates off the coast of Somalia. Phillips’ exploits during the three days the pirates held him hostage landed him a book deal and it’s this autobiographical memoir, A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALs and Dangerous Days at Sea, that provides the basis for this film.

From the director of The Devil Wears Prada and The Weinstein Company comes One Chance starring James Corden as Britain’s Got Talent winner Paul Potts. This is a life-affirming, British film about a shy, small town Welsh boy who, with a flip of the coin, changed his life forever. The true story follows amateur opera singer and mobile-phone salesman Paul Potts, who was riddled by a streak of bad luck when, on a lark, he auditioned for Britain’s Got Talent in 2007. His on-air performances ended up bowling over audiences and judges, including Cowell. He went on to win the show and become a media and YouTube sensation.

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RELEASE DATE 4 OCTOBER set in the near-future an american teenager, daisy, is sent to stay with relatives in the english countryside. as the UK falls into a violent, chaotic military state, daisy finds herself hiding and fighting to survive.

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tHe tO dO lIst RELEASE DATE 4 OCTOBER Feeling pressured to become more sexually experienced before she goes to college, brandy Klark makes a list of things to accomplish before hitting campus in the fall.

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tHe FIFtH estate RELEASE DATE 11 OCTOBER a dramatic thriller based on real events, the Fifth estate reveals the quest to expose the deceptions and corruptions of power that turned an Internet upstart into the 21st century’s most fiercely debated organisation.

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Release date 13 septembeR / director Manuel Sicilia / starring Freddie Highmore, Saoirse Ronan, Charles Dance / Genre Animation, Adventure, Family

Justin (Freddie Highmore) lives in a kingdom where bureaucrats rule and knights have been ousted. His dream is to become one of the Knights of Valour, like his grandfather was, but his father Reginald (Alfred Molina), the chief counsel to the Queen (Olivia Williams), wants his son to follow in his footsteps and become a lawyer. After an inspiring visit to his beloved Grandmother (Julie Walters) and bidding farewell to his supposed lady-love Lara (Tamsin Egerton), Justin leaves home and embarks on a quest to become a knight. Along the way he meets the beautiful, feisty Talia (Saoirse Ronan), a quirky wizard called Melquiades (David Walliams), the handsome Sir Clorex (Antonio Banderas) and is mentored by three monks; Blucher (James Cosmo), Legantir (Charles Dance) and Braulio (Barry Humphries), who teach and test him in the ancient ways of the Knights of Valour. Whilst an unlikely candidate for knighthood, Justin must rise to the challenge quickly when banished former knight Sir Heraclio (Mark Strong) and his army, led by Sota (Rupert Everett), return and threaten to destroy the Kingdom.

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Feature After his last solo outing in 2011, Marvel’s muscle-clad superhero Thor is back for an epic battle to save Earth. Get set for some serious hammer time in Thor: The Dark World WorDs Brody rossiter

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Release date 1 NovembeR / director Alan Taylor / starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins / Genre Action, Adventure, Fantasy

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ot on the jet-powered heels of Robert Downey Jr.’s electrifying outing as his limousine riding, high-tech armour flying, kiss-stealing billionaire alter ego Tony Stark in Iron Man 3, everyone’s favourite mythical Norse god has returned to take up the slack on the old avenging front - and rest assured he’s brought his hammer along for the ride.

Our heroes may well be gods, but ultimately the emotional and physical sacrifices they must face are distinctly human in nature - providing perhaps their greatest test yet.

As Marvel’s second film in phase two of their cinematic universe (phase one culminating with 2012’s inescapable ensemble adventure The Avengers), Thor: The Dark World finds itself battling amidst some stiff competition in the form of the forthcoming Captain America: The Winter Soldier and the comic book world’s latest hot commodity The Guardians of the Galaxy. Marvel’s habit of interweaving storylines and characters between blockbusters to bolster mega releases such as The Avengers has proved extremely fruitful - ensuring an entourage of beloved fan favourites can hold their own when it comes to all-star game time. Launching new representations of characters such as Hawkeye in Thor’s first Earth based encounter, and allowing plot events and consequences to endure from one film to another, has resulted in a rich and ambitious universe of heroes and villains that is currently unrivalled on the big screen. Thor: The Dark World looks to continue on the same action-packed path, hitting the ground running following the destructive events of The Avengers and promising a plot that will undoubtedly influence the events of phase two’s remaining features - including next year’s feverishly anticipated The Avengers: Age of Ultron. Bigger, blonder and possessing a vocabulary more eloquent than ever (it’s likely Thor doesn’t end sentences with LOL), Chris Hemsworth is back to drop the hammer upon any extraterrestrial creatures who dare threaten the land of Asgard or his adopted home of Earth - but this time he’s going to need some help to even the intergalactic odds. After orchestrating the near total annihilation of Manhattan and forcing The Avengers to assemble, Tom Hiddleston’s meddlesome Loki - Thor’s somewhat punier (as exhibited by The Hulk) but nevertheless ingenious adopted brother - has spent his days rotting and most likely plotting behind a set of impenetrable prison bars. Now that the cunning nemesis of Earth’s heroes has gotten the “mewling quim” monologues, big brother envy and daddy issues out of his system, his divine skill set in magic and mischief will most likely come in handy - fighting the forces of darkness’s fire with some equally roguish materials. Confronted by a deadly ancient race of dark elves led by the intimidatingly named super villain Malekith the Accursed, Thor must begrudgingly agree to overlook their sibling rivalry and release Loki from the depths of Asgard. Director Alan Taylor (renowned for his work on TV’s astounding Game of Thrones) has promised Loki will adopt a much more prominent role throughout the narrative than initially believed, uncovering not only the old wounds of battle, but the wounds of his and Thor’s fractured origins together. In the same manner as Game of Thrones, Taylor’s picture will take the concept of a fantastical fictional world and imbue it with the real-life issues and everyday dramas of friendship, family life and love - both romantic and brotherly. Our heroes may well be

gods, but ultimately the emotional and physical sacrifices they must face are distinctly human in nature - providing perhaps their greatest test yet. Billed as the ‘darkness’ that predates the universe itself (quite the accolade), Malekith and his army threaten to tear asunder the very fabric of time and reality itself, plunging Earth and the nine realms into an eternal black hole. The primeval overlord’s sinister motivation is that of revenge, but his sudden devastating appearance remains a mystery - the little that is understood of him and his followers ultimately proving his greatest strength. Fortunately, Thor will not carry the universe’s burden alone as numerous familiar characters return. Interplanetary love interest Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), Anthony Hopkins’ elder god Odin and Asgardian gatekeeper Heimdall (Idris Elba) will all eventually come face to face with the evil which masses beyond the gates of the realm. The God of Thunder’s second sole cinematic march into the perils of battle will undoubtedly set hearts beating, pulses racing and heartstrings playing a folk song fit for the lofty halls of Asgard. Many questions will be raised before the Avengers once again unite, but only one shall prove vital for Thor: can he truly trust Loki?

MORE FROM MARVEL before the next avengers flick and following thor and Cap’s deeply personal battles with the demons of their past, Guardians of the Galaxy will be unleashed upon cinemagoers. It is still unknown how this new rough and ready hero collective will alter the events of the avengers: age of Ultron but early signs suggest that writer/director James Gunn will provide the darker, harder-hitting franchise that many detractors have longed for from marvel studios. starring Chris Pratt as your sweet-talking hero star-lord, Zoe saldana as ‘the deadliest woman in the universe’ Gamora and doctor Who favourite Karen Gillan as the ruthless space pirate Nebula, the Guardians’ 2014 launch will most likely kick phase two into overdrive and provide the perfect prelude to the avengers summer spectacular.

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GAME ON The 75th Annual Hunger Games, aka the third Quarter Quell, calls upon previous victors as tributes (as well as a replacement Gamemaker). New faces to the series include:

PluTArcH HeAveNsbee (Philip Seymour Hoffman) Head Gamemaker replacing the executed seneca crane. Has a few surprises planned for the capitol.

FiNNick OdAir (Sam Claflin) Arrestingly beautiful district 4 victor, Finnick teams up with katniss and Peeta in the Quarter Quell.

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electronics and wiring whizz. district 3 victor and Wiress’s loyal translator.

(Jena Malone) sarcastic, sly and mean with an axe. district 7 victor who brings beetee and Wiress together with katniss and Peeta.

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(Amanda Plummer) Mentally unhinged district 3 victor. This doesn’t stop her from unravelling a fundamental Quarter Quell mystery, however.

(Lynn Cohen) 80-year-old district 4 victor and previous mentor to Finnick. volunteers in place of Finnick’s love, Annie, for the Quarter Quell.

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The deadly arena beckons once again for Jennifer Lawrence in the second instalment of Suzanne Collins’ post-apocalyptic fantasy fest, The Hunger Games. And this time, the games are about to take a vicious new twist… words Cheyenne Campbell

PLAYING WITH FIRE Release date 22 novembeR / director Francis Lawrence / starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth / Genre Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

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he appeal of most young adultgeared franchises is obvious. Harry Potter: orphaned wizard who enters adulthood amidst a devastating magical war. Twilight: klutzy teen girl gets Edward Cullen. But The Hunger Games? Impoverished teenager battles others to the death, while yanking the heartstrings of two suitors behind her in an oppressive dystopian society? So what’s the appeal? Panem’s not exactly an escapist’s dream. There’s no butterbeer, let alone the relative safety of the Dursleys’ cupboard. It’s not the setting or the love triangle alone that demand attention, but an independent protagonist with all flaws on display. The girl whose self-reliance has been her strength, but whose greatest battle is now trusting others: Katniss Everdeen. When we last saw Katniss, she and fellow District 12 tribute Peeta Mellark had triumphed in the 74th Annual Hunger Games. In an unprecedented tie resulting in two surviving victors, Katniss’s gutsy determination beat the odds. Catching Fire picks up with the retribution President Snow lays down at the victors’ feet and delivers to all Panem citizens. Katniss has made enemies with her double-suicide attempt, and now she must pretend it was all for the love of Peeta. This, of course, throws a major wrench

Katniss grows as a character from independence to interdependence, whether she wants to or not. And it’s that reluctance that makes her even more human

into her relationship with closest friend Gale. The winning pair embark on a Victory Tour, initiating a rebellion that’s been lurking quietly underneath, with Katniss the unwilling figurehead. Unlike Bella Swan, who’s desperately in love with Edward from the word go, Katniss is unsure who she is, let alone who she wants. Survival and justice come first. And that’s why we love her. Undoubtedly, part of the attraction is thanks to Jennifer Lawrence’s widespread popularity, which has grown since the first film thanks to her Oscar-winning turn in Silver Linings Playbook. But Katniss’s strength and tenacity are magnetic. A product of her environment, she’s resilient, and protective of her loved ones at all costs. But she’s not a character easily labelled. This isn’t just another beautiful kick-ass heroine off the conveyor belt, impervious to pain and spewing endless snarky bon mots that make for great sound bites in adverts. She is self-possessed. Calculated. And sometimes, even a little cold. Her appeal lies in her humanity. The same goes for any character facing incredible odds in a world we don’t (yet) have to experience

first-hand, but can enjoy from the safety of our cinema seats. Except with Katniss, that humanity is pushed to the limits in a frightening society that ours - some say - could easily become. For any fantasy/sci-fi franchise to work, relatable, flawed protagonists are a no-brainer. Characters who make the story’s heart beat realistically. Frodo Baggins. Luke Skywalker. Harry, Ron and Hermione. If we see parts of ourselves in these characters, we’re drawn in. They can inhabit the most fantastical settings, tap into higher powers and use their smarts to wield jaw-dropping abilities - but, without the human element, they’d be cardboard to audiences. The first time around, Katniss volunteered as tribute in place of her sister, so her focus during the Games was survival - first for her, then for Peeta. This time, she lets down that fierce independence as she learns her every action can turn Snow’s hand back against the innocent people of Panem. It’s not just about her family and herself anymore. Now audiences will see her make choices - flawed or not - that affect all of Panem. And knowing her imperfections makes those decisions all the more gripping. Once the tour is over and she and Peeta are designated tributes for the Quarter Quell, she’s thrust back in the Games - but this time, cooperation is key. Katniss grows as a character from independence to interdependence, whether she wants to or not. And it’s that reluctance that makes her even more human. Despite the Capitol’s flashy finery, Panem is bleak. But perhaps the more grim the backdrop, the more visible one flawed person’s strength, reminding us a single spark can spread hope like wildfire - for Katniss, and for us. September / October 2013 17


Feature Prepare to be plunged into a world of debauchery, excess and misanthropy on an epic level. It can only mean another Irvine Welsh adaptation - and Filth promises to be a tougher, more twisted ride than Trainspotting Words Lee Curtis

DOWN AND DIRTY reLease date 4 OCtOber / director Jon S. Baird / starring James McAvoy, Jamie Bell, Imogen Poots / Genre Comedy, Crime, Drama

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bscene. Bizarre. Insane. Three words that Scottish director Jon S. Baird has chosen to describe his adaptation of Irvine Welsh’s 1998 novel Filth, and, on the basis of its extravagant trailer, it’s hard to disagree. Sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll are taken to a new level as Baird follows in the footsteps of his kinsman with an outrageous adaptation of Welsh’s novel, much like Danny Boyle achieved with Trainspotting. There are obvious similarities, with the raw Scots’ dialect, unflinching depiction of Edinburgh life and a Scottish adaptation of a Welsh novel. However, Baird denies the claims that his film is an unofficial sequel to Boyle’s landmark film, describing it instead as an entirely unique translation of Welsh’s insane storytelling style. Having spent the majority of his fledgling career as a producer, Baird is best known for his debut feature film Cass, which was similarly adapted from Cass Pennant’s autobiography. The gritty and complex exploration of football hooliganism not only proved Baird’s credentials with adaptations, but also highlighted the type of film he wants to make. Despite its reputation as the only hooligan film with a heart, Cass received a lukewarm reception on release, which was due to its plentiful failings: the unfortunate consequence of a small budget. Excitingly, Filth hints at Baird’s emergence from independent cinema and, with better financial backing (at least three times as

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much as Cass), he has a licence to showcase the true potential of his directing talents. A stronger cast also comes with a bigger budget. James McAvoy stars in the leading role as corrupt and intensely misanthropic policeman Bruce Robertson, who is charged with investigating a brutal murder case. Accomplished support comes from the likes of Jamie Bell, Jim Broadbent, Imogen Poots and Eddie Marsan in shockingly unfamiliar roles. Be prepared for a dark, disturbing and insanely entertaining ride as a host of British talent invites you to one of the most surreal cinematic experiences of the year - and one that just might leave you questioning your own sanity.

THE REAL MCAVOY Over recent years, James Mcavoy has risen from supporting roles on popular uK television series to global acclaim as one of the industry’s most exciting talents. 2013 is a pivotal year as the young scot follows his performances in Welcome to the Punch and trance with the role he was desperate to play: twisted copper bruce robertson in Filth, which many are already labelling his best performance to date. With a lead role in X-Men: days of Future Past due for release next year, this is certainly a bright period for the british actor as he continues to stretch himself with increasingly challenging projects and complex characters.


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The hobbiT: DesolaTion of smaug Release date 13 decembeR / director Peter Jackson / starring Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Martin Freeman / Genre Adventure, Fantasy

“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door… there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.” Bilbo Baggins’ (Martin Freeman) adventures across middle earth continue. Accompanied again by Gandalf the Grey and the Throin Oakenshield’s thirteen dwarves, their perilous mission marches onwards. They cross Middle Earth to reclaim the Dwarf Lost Kingdom of Erebor from one of the last remaining dragons, Smaug. But this ancient creature and ally of Sauron - voiced and motion captured by Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock, Star Trek Into Darkness) - will not be deposed easily. All the while Gollum (Andy Serkis), crazed by the loss of the Ring, pursues Bilbo relentlessly. In creating such an epic trilogy, the films break new ground by fleshing out new parts of the Tolkien universe. As this sees a return of fan favourites, Legolas (Orlando Bloom) and Galadriel (Cate Blanchett) from the original LOTR series. 20 September / October 2013

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RELEASE DATE 8 NOvEMBER a recounting of the events that occurred at dallas’ Parkland Hospital on the day U.s. President John F. kennedy was assassinated. It explores the impact of the assassination on a wide range of characters in and around dallas.

RELEASE DATE 15 NOvEMBER starring michael Fassbender as a lawyer who dabbles in trafficking drugs only to realise just how dangerous a situation he’s stumbled into.

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dRInkInG bUddIes RELEASE DATE 8 NOvEMBER luke and kate are co-workers at a chicago brewery, where they spend their days drinking and flirting. they’re perfect for each other, except that they’re both in relationships.

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escaPe Plan RELEASE DATE 22 NOvEMBER When a structural-security authority finds himself incarcerated in a prison he designed, he has to put his skills to escape and find out who framed him.

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a most Wanted man RELEASE DATE 22 NOvEMBER a chechen muslim illegally immigrates to Hamburg, where he gets caught up in the international war on terror.

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Jack Ryan RELEASE DATE 26 DECEMBER an ex-marine turned financial analyst living in moscow, uncovers a terrorist plot. He must race against time to save america and his wife.

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Last Vegas

Release date 1 NovembeR / director Luc Besson / starring Robert De Niro, Dianna Agron, Michelle Pfeiffer / Genre Action, Comedy, Crime

Release date 8 NovembeR / director Jon Turteltaub / starring Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, Michael Douglas / Genre Comedy

In the off-beat action comedy The Family, a mafia boss and his family are relocated to a sleepy town in France under the witness protection program after snitching on the mob. Despite the best efforts of Agent Stansfield (Tommy Lee Jones) to keep them in line, Fred Manzoni (Robert DeNiro), his wife Maggie (Michelle Pfeiffer) and their children Belle and Warren can’t help but revert to old habits and blow their cover by handling their problems the ‘family’ way, enabling their former mafia cronies to track them down. Chaos ensues as old scores are settled in the unlikeliest of settings in this darkly funny film by Luc Besson (Taken, Transporter).

Billy (Michael Douglas), Paddy (Robert De Niro), Archie (Morgan Freeman) and Sam (Kevin Kline) have been best friends since childhood. So when Billy, the group’s sworn bachelor, finally proposes to his thirtysomething (of course) girlfriend, the four head to Las Vegas with a plan to stop acting their age and relive their glory days. However, upon arriving, the four quickly realize that the decades have transformed Sin City and tested their friendship in ways they never imagined. The Rat Pack may have once played the Sands and Cirque du Soleil may now rule the Strip, but it’s these four who are taking over Vegas.

one To wATcH The Hunger Games: catching Fire Release date 22 NovembeR / director Francis Lawrence / starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth / Genre Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

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the journey begins as Katniss everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a ‘victor’s tour’ of the districts. along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the capitol is still very much in control as President snow prepares the 75th annual Hunger Games (the Quarter Quell) - a competition that could change Panem forever.

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American Hustle

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Release date 20 decembeR / director David O. Russell / starring Jennifer Lawrence, Christian Bale, Amy Adams / Genre Drama

Release date 29 NovembeR / director Jimmy Hayward / starring Woody Harrelson, Owen Wilson, Amy Poehler / Genre Animation, Comedy

A fictional film set in the seductive world of one of the most stunning scandals to rock the United States, American Hustle tells the story of brilliant con man Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale), who along with his equally cunning British partner and lover Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams) is forced to work for a wild unhinged FBI agent Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper). DiMaso pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia that’s as dangerous as it is enchanting. Jeremy Renner is Carmine Polito, the passionate, volatile, New Jersey political operator caught between the con-artists and Feds. Irving’s unpredictable wife Rosalyn (Jennifer Lawrence) could be the one to pull the thread that brings the entire world crashing down.

Two birds from opposite sides of the tracks join forces and travel through time to get their species off people’s plates. Reggie (Owen Wilson) was an ordinary turkey, until one Thanksgiving he was pardoned by the President. Unaware of the fate he’s escaped, Reggie is living large and enjoying the good life at Camp David. But when Reggie is kidnapped by Jake (Woody Harrelson), the rebel leader of a turkey uprising, he discovers a horrifying secret: Turkeys aren’t honoured holiday guests - they’re tasty holiday meals! Jake and Reggie hijack a top secret time machine and travel back in time to 1621, to the first Thanksgiving and do everything in their power to take themselves off the menu. September / October 2013 21


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Release date 6 decembeR / director Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee / starring Kristen Bell, Alan Tudyk, Idina Menzel / Genre Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Fresh off success with tangled and Wreck it Ralph, the Walt disney animation studio has reasserted its position as a leader in both traditional and computer animation. Frozen is based loosely on the Hans christian anderson short story, ‘the snow Queen’. the story sees fearless optimist anna (voiced by Kristin bell) set off on an epic journey, teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff (voice of Jonathan Groff). their mission, to find her sister elsa (voice of Idina menzel), whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter. battling the elements (and occasionally, each other), the pair must learn to work together to save the arendelle kingdom. With a relentlessly charming (and extremely funny) ‘micro story’ as the movie’s trailer, we have already been introduced to two of the supporting characters; olaf the snowman and Kristoff’s reindeer, sven. With fan reaction already overwhelmingly positive, it is clear that the mismatched pair have the potential to become a classic disney double act in the vein of timone & Pumba. 22 September / October 2013

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Release date 1 NovembeR a woman searches for her adult son, who was taken away from her decades ago when she was forced to live in a convent.

Release date 15 NovembeR battle of the Year attracts all the best teams from around the world, but the americans haven’t won in fifteen years. dante enlists blake to assemble a team of the best dancers and bring the trophy back to america where it started.

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closed ciRcuit Release date 1 NovembeR martin and claudia are lawyers and ex-lovers - who find themselves put at risk after they join the defense team for an international terrorist’s trial.

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Vendetta Release date 8 NovembeR 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 evade capture long enough to complete his gruesome crusade.

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don Jon Release date 15 NovembeR a new Jersey guy dedicated to his family, friends, and church, develops unrealistic expectations from watching porn and works to find happiness and intimacy with his potential true love.

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deliVeRY man Release date 20 decembeR an affable underachiever finds out he’s fathered 533 children through anonymous donations to a fertility clinic 20 years ago.

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Ones to watch out for this winter Walking With Dinosaurs (3D) Release date 20 decembeR Director Neil Nightingale / Starring charlie Rowe, angourie Rices / Genre action, Family

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For the first time in movie history, audiences will truly see and feel what it was like when dinosaurs ruled the Earth. It is the ultimate immersive experience, using state of the art 3D to put audiences in the middle of a thrilling and epic prehistoric world, where an underdog dino triumphs to become a hero for the ages.

47 ronin (3D) Release date 26 decembeR Director carl Rinsch / Starring Keanu Reeves, Hiroyuki sanada, Kô shibasaki / Genre action, drama

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leader of the 47 Ronin. Together they seek vengeance upon the treacherous overlord who killed their master and banished their kind. The warriors embark upon a quest that challenges them with a series of trials that would destroy ordinary warriors.

Carrie Release date 29 NovembeR Director Kimberly Peirce / Starring chloë Grace moretz, Julianne moore, Judy Greer / Genre drama, Horror, sci-Fi

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horror tale about Carrie White (Chloë Grace Moretz), a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother (Julianne Moore), who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom.

Kai, an outcast who joins Oishi, the

august: osage County Release date 26 decembeR Director John Wells / Starring Julia Roberts, meryl streep, Juliette lewis / Genre comedy, drama

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The dark, hilarious and deeply touching story of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose lives have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them.

the neCessary Death of Charlie CountryMan Release date 8 NovembeR Director Fredrik bond / Starring evan Rachel Wood, shia labeouf, Rupert Grint / Genre action, comedy, Romance

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the seCret life of Walter Mitty

Release date 26 decembeR Director ben stiller / Starring Kristen Wiig, ben stiller, adam scott / Genre adventure, comedy, drama

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proofreader for a magazine publishing firm. Walter is constitutionally incapable of standing up for himself, so he retreats into his fantasy world, where he is heroic, poised, selfassured, and the master of his fate.

In this comedic adaptation of James Thurber’s short story, Ben Stiller stars as Walter, a milquetoast

A genre defying romantic adventure; a playful, exhilarating, fast paced journey about loss and love conquering all. Traveling abroad, Charlie Countryman falls for Gabi, a Romanian beauty whose unreachable heart has its origins in Nigel, her violent, charismatic ex. As the darkness of Gabi’s past increasingly envelops him, Charlie resolves to win her heart, or die trying.

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RElEASE DATE 18 OCTOBER / Director Alfonso Cuarón / Starring Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Basher Savage / Genre Sci-Fi, Thriller

RElEASED 6 DECEMBER / Director Steve Bendelack / Starring Harry Hill, Julie Walters, Simon Bird / Genre Comedy

anchorman: the legend Continues

sandra bullock plays dr. Ryan stone, a medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut matt Kowalsky (clooney) in command of his last flight before retiring. but on a routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. the shuttle is destroyed, leaving stone and Kowalsky completely alone - tethered to each other and spiraling out into the blackness. the deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to earth… and any chance for rescue. as fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left. but the only way home may be to go further out into space.

When Harry and his petrol drinking Nan (Julie Walters) discover their hamster is seriously ill they set off on a road trip to blackpool pursued by a lunatic vet (simon bird). along the way, Harry falls in love with an undersea shell person (sheridan smith), witnesses canine superstars the dachsund Five, and meets indie rock band the magic Numbers - who run a b’n’b. It all culminates in a fight on top of the blackpool tower. Who could be behind it all? could it be Harry’s evil twin otto (matt lucas), who was separated from Harry at birth and brought up by alsatians?

RElEASED 20 DECEMBER / Director Adam McKay / Starring Steve Carell, Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd / Genre Comedy

» With the ’70s behind him, San Diego’s top rated newsman, Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), returns to the news desk in Anchorman 2: The legend Continues. Also back for more are Ron’s co-anchor and wife, Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate), weather man Brick Tamland (Steve Carell), man on the street Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd) and sports guy Champ Kind (David Koechner) all of whom won’t make it easy to stay classy… while taking New York’s first 24-hour news channel by storm.

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Win Win Some Fantastic Film Goodies It sure has been an epic year for the super hero film genre kicking off back in April with Tony Stark donning his ‘almost’ invincible metal suit in the third instalment of the Iron Man series. Then in June Britain’s own Henry Cavill became the next Caped Crusader to save the world in Man of Steel. Leaving only the costumed high school heroes Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl to clean up the streets back in August with the crime-fighting comedy hybrid Kick-Ass 2. If that wasn’t enough this November, steeped more heavily in the Viking mythology of the comics, the 24 September / October 2013

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hammer slinging god Thor returns to the big screen in Thor: The Dark World. The second installment of this actionpacked series will take us beyond Earth or even Asgard, and across the full Nine Realms as Thor fights to protect Earth and his human love, Jane Foster, from the formidable Malekith the Accursed. More details can be found on pages 10 and 14.

To celebrate the release of this must see title we have teamed up with Disney to give 2 lucky readers the chance to win a fantastic Marvel Blu-ray Boxset. Simply answer the question below:

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Email your answer, name and local cinema to admin@merlincinemas.co.uk or post your entry to Onscreen Magazine, Savoy Suite, Causewayhead, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 2SN. Entries must be received by 31st October 2013. Terms and Conditions: Closing date for entries is 31st October 2013 Two winners drawn at random will win a Marvel Blu-ray Boxset shown above - Some items may vary to that shown in the images.

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The Perfect Gift For Movie Fans » Why not treat someone special to a magical night at the movies. Our gift vouchers can be used for tickets and even towards your refreshments. They can be bought in values of £2.50, £3.50, £5 and £10. They also have a life span of 6 months from the date of purchase. Our ticket prices are £2.50 during the week and £3.50 at weekends, for both 2D and *3D films. Also our Live events are normally £10 - £15. This means you could treat someone to a £10 voucher which could get them 2 tickets for a film and popcorn and drinks. What a bargain!

True Movie Experience at Dorchester » For generations of people living in and around Dorchester, their first thrilling taste of the magical world of films will have been at the Plaza cinema in Trinity Street. Opened in 1933, the art deco building - allegedly built from 285,000 bricks by local firm Watts Bros was a popular addition to the county town and now, as it celebrates its 80th anniversary, it continues to draw the crowds to this day. The current manager, Chris McDonald, has been at the Plaza for the past 15 years and has seen a massive change in the cinema’s fortunes since it was bought by Adam Cunard five years ago. But despite having moved with the times and reached a 21st century standard, the cinema still only charges £2.50 a seat, rising to £3.50 at weekends, including 3D screenings.

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We are delighted to bring you a selection of Theatre, Ballet, Opera and Special Events. During september 2013 turandot LiVe The Royal Opera House Tuesday 17th September at 19.15 1234 Othello LiVe The National Theatre Thursday 26th September at 19.00 234

During October 2013 Don Quixote LiVe The Royal Opera House Wednesday 16th October at 19.15 1234 spartacus LiVe Bolshoi Ballet Sunday 20th October at 18.00 123

Hamlet National Theatre 50th Anniversary Celebrations Tuesday 22nd October at 19.00 234

Frankenstein (cumberbatch) National Theatre 50th Anniversary Celebrations Tuesday 12th November at 19.00 234

parsifal LiVe The Royal Opera House Wednesday 18th December at 16.45 1234

Frankenstein (miller) National Theatre 50th Anniversary Celebrations Thursday 31st October at 19.00 234

tosca Opera Australia Thursday November 14th at 19.00 3

sleeping Beauty Bolshoi Ballet Sunday 22nd December at 15.00 123

During november 2013 Les Vêpres siciliennes LiVe The Royal Opera House Monday 4th November at 17.45 1234 the Habit Of art National Theatre 50th Anniversary Celebrations Thursday 7th November at 19.00 234

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Le corsaire Bolshoi Ballet Sunday 17th November at 15.00 123

During December 2013 the nutcracker LiVe The Royal Opera House Thursday 12th December at 19.15 1234 Don pasquale - Opera Australia Monday December 16th at 19.00 3

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To see what future showings we have in store please visit your local cinema’s website. Prices for all showings may vary so please check with the cinema.


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