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Combining hot new director Gareth Edwards, and an even hotter cast, including Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston and Aaron Taylor-Johnson, this terrifying new take on the renowned Japanese story promises to stomp all over the box office. Continuing the box office blitz, the long awaited X-Men: Days of Future Past sees the mutants joining forces with their younger selves to battle for their survival across two time periods. With Bryan Singer back in the director’s chair, expectations are high for one epic, and expensive (it’s reported to be the second most costly film ever produced by 20th Century Fox) instalment. Fancy a laugh after all that scintillating action? From Ted to the Wild West, Seth MacFarlane promises just that in comedy A Million Ways to Die in the West. And, over 30 years since his small screen debut back in 1981, Britain’s favourite postie, Postman Pat, finally gets his big screen debut. From high-octane action to familyTHE friendly frolics, kick back and get B a R G OdIES set for a mesmerising summer! GO me Until next time! awesoon e our craig may Editor

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Crammed full of previews of the unmissable new releases hitting the big screen in May and June. Including Pompeii, Maleficent, Tarzan, Blended, Grace of Monaco and many more.

12 SPEcIal dElIVERY The nation’s favourite postie, Postman Pat, faces TV talent show judges and a sinister robotic plot engulfing Greendale.

14 FIGHT THE FUTURE With a colossal budget and Bryan Singer back in the director’s chair, get set for an epic as X-Men: Days of Future Past sees the mutants face their greatest battle for survival yet.

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16 RETURN OF THE KING Godzilla is back. Brace yourselves for a monster hit as director Gareth Edwards and an all-star cast unleashes a darker, more terrifying take on the biggest beast of them all.

18 WIld WIld WEST Funny guy Seth MacFarlane is back - way back - in The Old West. And he’s brought The Grim Reaper with him in A Million Ways to Die in the West.

19 cOmING SOON We look at all the forthcoming films to get excited about in July and August. Including How to Train your Dragon 2, Guardians of the Galaxy and Transformers: Age of Extinction to name but a few.

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X-Men: Days Of future Past Release date 23 May / director Bryan Singer / starring Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, Evan Peters / Genre Action, Adventure, Fantasy

X-Men: Days of Future Past serves as a direct sequel to X-Men: First Class, but also a culmination of fourteen years of filmmaking as it unites the narratives of the original trilogy and last year’s The Wolverine. The X-Men are getting The Avengers treatment, but looks set to surpass Marvel’s assemblage by offering an unrivalled ensemble of characters that has rarely, if ever, been seen in any superhero film before. Although plot details are scarce, the highly regarded comic book story from which it is based is set across two time periods and focuses on the mutants from the original trilogy joining forces with their younger selves to change the past to save their future. Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Patrick Stewart, Michael Fassbender, Ian McKellen, Jennifer Lawrence, Ellen Page and many more reprise their roles for a sequel bursting at the seams with Hollywood talent. With so little information available, it’s hard to know what to expect, but there is one thing a film with such an ambitious time-travelling narrative, a giant roster of superheroes and equal number of villains guarantees; action. 6 May / June 2014

Dates for your Diary 2 May

Brick Mansions / Plastic / Pompeii (3d) / tarzan (3d)

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sabotage / Bad Neighbours / Frank

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Godzilla (3d) / In secret

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X-Men: days Of Future Past (3d) / Blended / Fading Gigolo / legend Of Oz: dorothy’s Return / Postman Pat: the Movie

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Maleficent (3d) / edge Of tomorrow (3d) / a Million Ways to die In the West / Jimmy’s Hall

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Belle / devil’s Knot / Oculus / Walking On sunshine / the young and Prodigious t.s. spivet

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Sabotage

Release date 6 June / director Phil Lord, Christopher Miller / starring Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Ice Cube / Genre Action, Comedy, Crime

Release date 9 MaY / director David Ayer / starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sam Worthington, Terrence Howard / Genre Action, Crime, Drama

After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) when they go deep undercover at a local college. But when Jenko meets a kindred spirit on the football team, and Schmidt infiltrates the bohemian art major scene, they begin to question their partnership. Now they don’t have to just crack the case - they have to figure out if they can have a mature relationship. If these two overgrown adolescents can grow from freshmen into real men, college might be the best thing that ever happened to them.

Directed by David Ayer, the mastermind behind hit crime thrillers, S.W.A.T, and End Of Watch, Sabotage follows Arnold Schwarzenegger as he leads an elite DEA task force against the world’s deadliest drug cartel. When the team successfully executes a high-stakes raid on a cartel safe house, they think their work is done - until, one-byone, the team members mysteriously start to be eliminated. As the body count rises, everyone is a suspect. Joining Arnie for some serious knuckle crunching are Sam Worthington, Terence Howard, Josh Holloway and Mireille Enos. Expect action a plenty!

Plastic RElEASE DATE 2 MAy sam & Fordy run a credit card fraud scheme, but when they steal from the wrong man, they find themselves threatened by a sadistic gangster. they need to raise £5m and pull off a daring diamond heist to clear their debt.

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JiMMY’s Hall RElEASE DATE 30 MAy the film is set in 1932 and follows events when Jimmy Gralton returns from a decade in new York to re-open a local dance hall.

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FadinG GiGolo RElEASE DATE 23 MAy Fioravante decides to become a professional don Juan as a way of making money to help his cash-strapped friend, Murray.

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Pompeii

Released 30 MaY / director Doug Liman / starring Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton / Genre Action, Sci-Fi

Released 2 MaY / director Paul W.S. Anderson / starring Kit Harington, Emily Browning, Kiefer Sutherland / Genre Action, Adventure, Drama

The action unfolds in a near future in which an alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world. Major William Cage (Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to a suicide mission. Killed within minutes, Cage now finds himself inexplicably thrown into a time loop forcing him to live out the same brutal combat over and over, fighting and dying again…and again. But with each battle, Cage becomes able to engage the adversaries with increasing skill, alongside Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Blunt). And, as Cage and Rita take the fight to the aliens, each repeated encounter gets them one step closer to defeating the enemy.

Set in 79 A.D., Pompeii tells the story of Milo, a slave turned invincible gladiator, who is sent to entertain the crowds at the doomed coastal city’s colosseum. Kit Harington, Game of Thrones’ Jon Snow, stars as Milo and soon attracts the attention of Emily Browning’s Cassia, the daughter of a wealthy merchant, and the fated lovers begin a secret romance. However, Cassia is unwillingly betrothed to a callous Roman Senator Corvus, the same soldier who murdered Milo’s family seventeen years earlier. As the conflict between Milos and Corvus erupts, so does the volcano and our hero’s quest to save his one true love in a race against time as a torrent of blazing lava rains down causing the once magnificent Pompeii to crumble around them. May / June 2014 7


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Tarzan Release date 2 May / director Reinhard Klooss / starring Kellan Lutz, Robert Capron, Jaime Ray Newman / Genre Animation, Action, Adventure

John Greystoke, Jr. was just a toddler when he accompanied his adventurous mother and father on a journey into africa in search of a mineral that could revolutionise the energy industry. that trip turns tragic, however, when their helicopter crashes in a race to escape a massive storm, leaving young John the sole survivor. Raised from that day forward by a motherly gorilla named Kala, the boy, now named tarzan, quickly integrates into the family of primates. But alpha male silverback tablat refuses to accept tarzan’s presence, viewing him as a direct threat to the clan. nearly a decade later, tarzan encounters beautiful Jane Porter, and begins to long for human contact. When Jane returns to the jungle accompanied by smooth-talking entrepreneur William Clayton a few years later, her relationship with tarzan is rekindled. But while Clayton has seemingly come to the jungle to support Jane’s conservationist endeavors, he’s actually searching for the very same energy source once sought by tarzan’s father. the only one who can save Jane from both the villainous industrialist and the menacing tablat is the noble tarzan of the apes.

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Film Shorts the Fault In OuR staRs Release date 20 June hazel and Gus are two extraordinary teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them and us - on an unforgettable journey.

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In secRet Release date 16 May set in the lower echelons of 1860s Paris, therese Raquin, a sexually repressed beautiful young woman, is trapped into a loveless marriage to her sickly cousin, camille, by her domineering aunt, Madame Raquin.

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cheF Release date 20 June an out-of-work l.a. chef (writer/director Jon Favreau) opens a food truck in a bid to realize his culinary potential and reconnect with his estranged family in this indie ensemble comedy.

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MRs BROwn’s BOys d’MOvIe Release date 27 June when Moore street market-trader agnes Brown finds her livelihood under threat from a ruthless developer, she and her family embark on a campaign to save her stall.

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Frank Release date 9 May / director Lenny Abrahamson / starring Michael Fassbender, Domhnall Gleeson, Maggie Gyllenhaa / Genre Comedy, Drama, Mystery

Frank is a comedy about a young wannabe musician, Jon, who discovers he’s bitten off more than he can chew when he joins a band of eccentric pop musicians led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank and his terrifying sidekick, Clara. Frank’s uniqueness lies in the fact that he makes music purely for the joy of creating and because he wears a giant fake head. After a rocky start, Jon ingratiates himself with the band, and they retreat to a cabin in the woods to record an album. As his influence waxes, creative tensions mount and the band’s entire reason for existence is called into question.

Legends Of Oz: Dorothy’s Return Release date 23 May / director Will Finn, Dan St. Pierre / starring James Belushi, Hugh Dancy, Lea Michele / Genre Animation, Family, Musical

A continuation of one of the world’s most popular and beloved fairy tales, Legends of Oz finds Dorothy waking to post-tornado Kansas, only to be whisked back to Oz to try to save her old friends from a devious new villain. Wiser the owl (Oliver Platt), Marshal Mallow (Hugh Dancy), China Princess (Megan Hilty) and Tugg the tugboat (Patrick Stewart) join Dorothy on her latest magical journey through the colourful landscape of Oz to restore order and happiness to Emerald City.

3 Days To Kill Release date 20 June / director McG / starring Kevin Costner, Hailee Steinfeld, Connie Nielsen / Genre Action, Crime, Drama

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In this heart pounding action-thriller, ethan Renner (Kevin Costner) is a dying international spy, who is determined to give up his high stakes life to finally build a closer relationship with his estranged wife and daughter, whom he’s previously kept at arm’s length to keep out of danger. Renner is offered an experimental drug that could save his life but in exchange he must complete one last mission. this means juggling the two toughest assignments yet: hunting down the world’s most ruthless terrorist and looking after his teenage daughter for the first time in ten years, while his wife is out of town.

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Brick Mansions

Released 20 June / director Jonathan Sobol / starring Kurt Russell, Jay Baruchel, Katheryn Winnick / Genre Comedy, Crime

Released 2 May / director Camille Delamarre / starring Paul Walker, David Belle, RZA / Genre Action, Crime, Drama

Packed with great actors, some uproarious sequences, and a fastmoving, far-fletched plot, The Art of the Steal looks and feels like a crime thriller, but with a good dose of comedy to finish it off. Crunch Calhoun (Kurt Russell), a third rate motorcycle daredevil and semi-reformed art thief, agrees to get back into the con game and pull off one final lucrative art theft with his untrustworthy brother, Nicky (Matt Dillon). Reassembling the old team, Crunch comes up with a plan to steal a priceless historical book, but the successful heist leads to another far riskier plan devised by Nicky. They fail to realize each other’s separate agendas when their plan goes awry in this con comedy about honour, revenge and the bonds of brotherhood.

In a dystopian Detroit, abandoned brick mansions left from better times now house only the most dangerous criminals. Unable to control the crime, the police constructed a colossal containment wall around this area to protect the rest of the city. For undercover cop Damien Collier (Paul Walker) every day is a battle against corruption. For Lino (David Belle), every day is a fight to live an honest life. Their paths never should have crossed, but when drug kingpin, Tremaine (RZA) kidnaps Lino’s girlfriend, Damien reluctantly accepts the help of the fearless ex-convict, and together they must stop a sinister plot to devastate the entire city. With stylized action featuring thrilling Parkour stunts, Brick Mansions puts an entertaining twist on the action genre.

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Godzilla release daTe 16 MaY / director Gareth Edwards / starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston / genre Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

earth shaking tremors, large scale destruction and that unmistakable roar can mean only one thing; Godzilla has returned. sixteen years after Roland emmerich’s 1998 effort, the reptilian monster stomps its way to cinemas again for Gareth edwards’ reincarnation of Ishiro Honda’s legendary 1954 film. While few specific plot details have been revealed, all signs point to his remake of the renowned Kaiju classic being a monster movie with a difference. as expected, intense action remains central to a narrative that pits the eponymous monster against other malevolent creatures, but edwards’ Godzilla also promises an equal share of compelling drama. aaron taylor-Johnson, elizabeth Olsen and Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston lead a top class ensemble cast who mould a diverse range of characters in a multi-layered narrative that shows the experiences of Godzilla’s terror from different perspectives; whether it’s soldiers fighting, scientists researching or helpless civilians trying to survive the destructive fallout. Following his debut film, the excellent post alien invasion drama Monsters, Gareth edwards returns bolstered by a monstrous budget that’s at least 300 times larger to resurrect one of cinema’s biggest icons for one of the most anticipated films of 2014.

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Film Shorts Bad NeighBours Release date 9 May seth rogen, Zac efron and rose Byrne lead the cast of Bad Neighbours, a comedy about a couple suffering from arrested development who are forced to live next to a fraternity house after the birth of their newborn baby.

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oculus Release date 13 June a woman tries to exonerate her brother, who was convicted of murder, by proving that the crime was committed by a supernatural phenomenon.

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WalkiNg oN suNshiNe Release date 13 June Maddie is preparing to marry gorgeous italian raf, and has invited her sister Taylor to the wedding. unbeknownst to Maddie, however, raf is Taylor’s ex-holiday flame, and the love of her life...

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The YouNg aNd Prodigious T.s. sPiveT Release date 13 June a 10-year-old cartographer leaves his family’s ranch in Montana and travels across the country on board a freight train to receive an award at the smithsonian institute.

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Jersey Boys Release date 20 June / director Clint Eastwood / starring Christopher Walken, Freya Tingley, James Madio / Genre Biography, Drama, Musical

Clint Eastwood’s big screen version of the Tony Award-winning musical tells the story of the four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic ‘60s rock group The Four Seasons. Their trials and triumphs are accompanied by the hit songs that influenced a generation, and are now being embraced by a new generation of fans through the stage musical. The big screen adaptation stars (most of these actors coming from Broadway) John Lloyd Young, Erich Bergen, Vincent Piazza, and Michael Lomenda as Franki Valli and the Four Seasons. Toe tapping is a must for this one!

Postman Pat: The Movie Release date 23 May / director Mike Disa / starring David Tennant, Rupert Grint, Jim Broadbent / Genre Animation, Family

Postman Pat, Postman Pat, Postman Pat and his black and white cat… Yes that’s right folks he’s back and this time on the big screen! The film finds Pat, coming face-to-face with the temptations of money, status and a shiny new suit when he enters a national TV talent show competition that threatens to tear him away from his hometown of Greendale and his family and friends. What happens when kindness meets selfishness? When local fame meets Global notoriety? Will a nice cup of tea be kicked aside by a Frappacapacino? Pat is set to find out as he falls for the age-old temptation of the grass being greener…

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Blended Release date 23 May / director Frank Coraci / starring Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Bella Thorne / Genre Comedy

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Blended marks the third comedy collaboration between stars adam sandler and drew Barrymore, following their successful onscreen pairings in the hit romantic comedies 50 First dates and the Wedding singer. after a disastrous blind date, single parents lauren (Barrymore) and Jim (sandler) agree on only one thing: they never want to see each other again. But when they each sign up separately for a fabulous family vacation with their kids, they are all stuck sharing a suite at a luxurious african safari resort for a week. Frank Coraci directs who previously collaborated with sandler and Barrymore on the Wedding singer and also directed sandler in the hit comedies the Waterboy and Click.

Released 30 May / director Seth MacFarlan / starring Liam Neeson, Charlize Theron, Amanda Seyfried / Genre Comedy, Western

Seth MacFarlane directs, produces, co-writes and plays the role of the cowardly sheep farmer Albert in A Million Ways to Die in the West. After Albert backs out of a gunfight, his fickle girlfriend leaves him for another man. When a mysterious and beautiful woman rides into town, she helps him find his courage and they begin to fall in love. But when her husband, a notorious outlaw, arrives seeking revenge, the farmer must put his newfound courage to the test. Starring alongside MacFarlane are Charlize Theron, Liam Neeson, Amanda Seyfried, Giovanni Ribisi, Sarah Silverman and Neil Patrick Harris. MacFarlane reunites many of the filmmakers behind Universal and MRC’s hit film Ted including Scott Stuber (Bluegrass Films) and Jason Clark who produce, and Wellesley Wild and Alec Sulkin who co-wrote the script.


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...this dark fantasy adventure that reveals her extraordinary transformation from a beautiful, pure hearted young woman to selfproclaimed mistress of all evil with a heart of stone.

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EVIL HAS A BEGINNING

Maleficent Release date 30 May / director Robert Stromberg / starring Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley / Genre Action, Adventure, Drama

First time director Robert stromberg awakens the tale of sleeping Beauty for a live action reimagining of disney’s 1959 animated classic, but retells the beloved fairytale from the unique perspective of its iconic antagonist; Maleficent. angelina Jolie stars as the eponymous disney villainess in this dark fantasy adventure that reveals her extraordinary transformation from a beautiful, pure hearted young woman to self-proclaimed mistress of all evil with a heart of stone. Her story begins peacefully growing up in an idyllic forest kingdom, but when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land and our heroine rises as its valiant protector she suffers a ruthless betrayal that sparks her evil. Bent on revenge, she places a curse on the invading leader’s newborn child aurora only to discover that it’s the young girl who holds the key to peace in the kingdom and Maleficent’s own happiness. stromberg calls upon his award-winning experience as a visual effects artist - avatar, alice and Wonderland and the Hunger Games - for his directorial debut that projects the fantastical splendour of disney’s imagination through his darker, modernised vision in this visually striking 3d experience. 12 May / June 2014

Film Shorts GRace Of MOnacO Release date 6 June the story of former Hollywood star Grace Kelly’s crisis of marriage and identity, during a political dispute between Monaco’s Prince Rainier III and france’s charles de Gaulle, in the 1960s.

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cOld In July Release date 27 June Based on the book by Joe R. landsdale and set in 1980s east texas, two fathers pitted against each other in revenge must band together to uncover a darker truth.

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Belle Release date 13 June Belle is inspired by the true story of dido elizabeth Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), who is the illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal navy admiral and is raised by her aristocratic great-uncle.

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devIl’s KnOt Release date 13 June the savage murders of three young children sparks a controversial trial of three teenagers accused of killing the kids as part of a satanic ritual.

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As he makes his long overdue big screen debut, the nation’s favourite postie, Postman Pat, faces TV talent show judges and a sinister robotic plot engulfing Greendale

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A GREAT BRITISH HERO AS YOU’VE NEVER SEEN HIM BEFORE

postman pat: the movie

reLease date 23 May / director Mike Disa / starring David Tennant, Rupert Grint, Jim Broadbent / Genre Animation, Family

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ostman Pat has remained a key part of British culture since the early ‘80s, but has surprisingly never broken into the film industry. Now, 33 years after his small screen debut, the legendary postie finally receives the big screen treatment in Postman Pat: The Movie. Experienced Disney animator Mike Disa takes the helm to deliver an updated version of the classic BBC television series. Like the original stop-motion cartoon, the new 3D adventure follows the exploits of the eponymous hero and his faithful black and white cat Jess - but this is Postman Pat as we’ve never seen him before. The narrative follows Pat as he swaps postal delivery for reality TV and proves he’s

the complete package when he enters an X Factor-style talent show as a singer. After a successful audition in front of Simon Cowbell earns him national fame, our hero faces a moral dilemma, as he’s tempted away from his beloved hometown. In his absence, Greendale has been left at the mercy of the Patbot 3000s - robotic postmen that were deployed as Pat’s replacements - and Pat must return to stamp out their sinister plot for world domination. Stephen Mangan voices Pat and is joined by a host of British talent in this cinematic revival of the beloved animated character. David Tennant, Jim Broadbent and Rupert Grint offer support with Ronan Keating supplying Pat’s singing voice. It may look very different from the humble Postman Pat older audiences remember, but this refreshing character change pushes the envelope for some action-packed entertainment for the whole family.

since his first television appearance in 1981, Postman Pat has undergone quite the makeover and the character at the heart of the movie is very different from the one parents will remember from their childhood. in 2008, the BBC launched a new series that saw Pat promoted to Head of special delivery service. in addition to a dramatic switch to computer-generated animation came a new setting, a host of new characters and the development that Pat is now a licensed helicopter pilot. there may be many new features, but the charm of the original series remains intact. Postman Pat continues to focus on teaching children valuable lessons, only its updated style allows its values to resonate with young audiences and their families on a global scale.

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Feature With a colossal budget and Bryan Singer back in the director’s chair, get set for an epic as X-Men: Days of Future Past sees the mutants face their greatest battle for survival yet WorDS Chris Wasey

FIGHT THE FUTURE

...Nothing less than absolute perfection will satisfy as a last hurrah for Wolverine, Storm and (Patrick Stewart’s) Professor X

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special Powers: Telepathy, mind control, genius intellect, astral projection strength: 1 intelligence: 10 franchise Credits: 4 Bad-assery: 5

special Powers: Magnetic manipulation, genius intellect, immunity to psychic attacks (helmet) strength: 10 (when controlling metal) intelligence: 8 franchise Credits: 2 Bad-assery: 8

Professor X (reBoot) special Powers: Telepathy, mind control, genius intellect strength: 2 intelligence: 9 Bad-assery: 4

MagneTo (ClaSSiC) special Powers: Magnetic manipulation, magnetic flight, genius intellect, immunity to psychic attacks (helmet) strength: 10 intelligence: 9 franchise Credits: 4 Choice of actor: 9 Bad-assery: 9

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Wolverine special Powers: ageless, advanced healing, adamantium claws, super-human strength strength: 8 intelligence: 6 franchise Credits: 6 (all of them) Bad-assery: 10 11

MysTique (ClaSSiC anD reBoot) special Powers: shape shifting,

ageless, super-human agility, advanced healing strength: 7 intelligence: 7 franchise Credits: 5 Bad-assery: 7

senTinel (1970S) special Powers: flight, heavy armour, machine gun strength: 7 intelligence: 6 franchise Credits: 1 Bad-assery: 7

senTinel (2030S) special Powers: flight, stealth field, advanced sensors, adaptive metals, energy cannon strength: 10 intelligence: 10 franchise Credits: 1 Bad-assery: 10

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Release date 23 May / director Bryan Singer / starring Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, Evan Peters / Genre Action, Adventure, Fantasy

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recent superhero movie made quite a splash with its team of four super-powered leads. There is little in the cinematic bag of tricks that can match the visual feast of supernatural forces and advanced technological powers clashing in battle. So, how would you feel about 10? Or 20? What about an army of super powered bad-asses? Many of the powers exhibited in X-Men are similar to their Avengers brethren: flight, super strength, bad attitudes. Except, where the world calls Captain America’s team ‘superheroes’, Professor Xavier’s band is simply ‘mutants’, reviled by the public and persecuted worldwide. And it is this point that forges our narrative. While past entries in the series have touched upon the notion of mutant rights, and how homo sapiens react to safeguard themselves from their evolutionary superiors, X-Men: Days of Future Past tackles it head on. Based on a comic book story arc first released in the 1980s, it sees mutants on the verge of extinction. Hunted around the globe by the X-Men’s greatest ever threat - the Sentinels: 20-foot robotic automatons, heavily armed and equipped with advanced sensors, designed with the sole intent of detecting and neutralising mutants. After (the commercially successful, but critically panned) X3, it had seemed as though the brand was dead, with an echoed death knell by way of X-Men Origins: Wolverine. While the world fairly assumed that 2011’s First Class was an outright reboot, wiping the slate clean (aka The Amazing Spiderman), 20th Century Fox saw an opportunity to unite the two strands. Days of Future Past takes place across two time frames. In the ‘70s, the First Class mutants attempt to prevent Bolivar Trask (played here by Game of Thrones actor, Peter Dinklage) from creating the first Sentinel. Passionate and arrogant, he believes his work is a force for good. Left with no other choice, Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), still walking the tightrope between good and evil, works with young Magneto (Michael Fassbender) to assassinate him. As their plans burst into fruition, they have no idea that this action will backfire and become the catalyst for an all out war between humans and mutants. In the 2020s, the original team exist in a very different reality. After 50 years of design improvements, Sentinels are virtually

indestructible. North America is completely under their control, while the rest of the world teeters on the brink. And although now united with old rivalries cast aside, mutants are a lost race. Professor X sees one chance to save them: change the past. Sending Wolverine’s future consciousness back to his younger body, Logan must unite bitter enemies Xavier and Magneto if there is to be any chance of preventing the apocalyptic timelines from manifesting. X:DoFP has sterling pedigree in terms of director, with Bryan Singer returning to the franchise after having helmed the much lauded X: Men and X2. And with Matthew Vaughn (First Class) staying on as producer, notoriously hard to please comic book fans are getting the best of both worlds. Teaser trailers have given us only the faintest glimpse at the spectacle on offer: a dystopian future plunged into blackness, a ragtag band of X-Men living on the run, and Sentinels prowling the skies amongst battlescarred skyscrapers. While the action will take centre stage, expect Singer (director of Valkyrie and The Usual Suspects) to deftly juggle the complex time travelling narrative and provide some breathing space for emotional encounters.

The worldly-wise Xavier of the future (Patrick Stewart) communicating with his broken, brash younger self (James McAvoy) is a rare treat Singer will hardly waste. The unique nature of this time bending leaves infinite opportunities for the franchise’s future. Rumours suggest that X:DoFP will close the original trilogy and be a final outing for the ‘classic’ cast, allowing them to formally pass the baton to the younger generation. Nothing less than absolute perfection will satisfy as a last hurrah for Wolverine, Storm and (Patrick Stewart’s) Professor X. A sequel has already been given a release date: 2015 will see the release of X Men: Apocalypse, set in the 1980s and touted as an outright follow up to First Class. No X-movie to date has broken $500 million. But, after The Dark Knight Rises and Avengers, comic book movies are entitled to set themselves very different benchmarks for success and X:DoFP looks set to be grander than either of these 2012 behemoths. Time travelling mutants fighting 20-foot liquid metal robots for the fate of two realities (not to mention franchises)… …expect our Apocalypse feature to be talking about a billion dollar target.

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RETURN OF THE KING

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Godzilla is back. And he’s about to stomp all over a cinema screen near you. Brace yourselves for a monster hit as director Gareth Edwards and an all-star cast unleashes a darker, more terrifying take on the biggest beast of them all words Cheyenne Campbell

Release date 16 may / director Gareth Edwards / starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston / Genre Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

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t’s no secret that reboots and their built-in fan-bases hold the top spot as a sure thing for film studio investment - ranging from superheroes to mutant turtles. It was therefore only a matter of time before a young, visionary director came along to try his hand at resurrecting the undisputed King of Monsters. Taking on Godzilla is an enormous task, not just in the scope of the beast himself, or the magnitude of city-ravaging and earth-shaking certain to take place. Godzilla is a legend that epitomises Japanese pop-culture around the world. The world’s most revered monster is reborn as Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures unleash the epic action adventure. From visionary new director Gareth Edwards (Monsters) comes a powerful story of human courage and reconciliation in the face of titanic forces of nature, when the aweinspiring Godzilla rises to restore balance as humanity stands defenseless. Inherent in the challenge of reinventing such an iconic property was putting at its helm a director who could offer a fresh perspective and keen cinematic aesthetic while remaining true to Godzilla’s integrity and legacy, all qualities which are clearly held by Edwards. Given the impression left by the last incarnation of the Toho creation - Roland Emmerich’s 1998 effort - Edwards seems eager to leave previous Americanised attempts in the shadows and return to a more authentic, grittier adaptation. While being respectful of the 28 Toho films starring the creaturefeature favourite, Edwards is also aiming to put a fresh stamp on the lizard’s illustrious screen presence. Andy Serkis and The Imaginarium were approached to consult on certain sequences and selected shots as part of the movie’s post production process. With Andy acting as consultant, The Imaginarium team used performance capture techniques, doing exploratory work on underpinning the emotional arcs of Godzilla. The Imaginarium were thrilled to be involved, and have enjoyed

contributing to Gareth Edward’s and Warner / Legendary’s epic rebirth of this iconic character. Speaking of characters, in a twist on previous Godzilla franchise instalments, Edwards has infused fresh life into the concept with a new set of creations not based on any existing Kaiju (Japanese for the larger-than-life monsters in the Toho films, including Godzilla himself). Muto, as they are being referred to, are a mutated race of Kaiju, malevolent creatures propelled by the interference of man and his short-sighted scientific meddling - and will, of course, only bite the hand that begat them. Fan forums and conventions have run rampant with the rumours of what form these Muto will take, and, with trailers and promotional materials skirting the issue neatly, the sparkly new additions to the franchise will be nearly as big a draw as the King himself. Pitting the King against these top-secret adversaries in a fight that threatens all of humanity compelled Edwards to improve Godzilla’s chances, doubling his size from the last version to rock the screen. Surpassing all previous interpretations, this Godzilla is determined to make his mark - at 350-foot-tall. IMAX 3D, it seems, was made for films such as this. Part of an engaging monster movie is being able to maintain the suspense and intrigue when the creatures in question are off-screen, and, with a cast including Aaron TaylorJohnson, Bryan Cranston, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn and Sally Hawkins, this isn’t likely to be a problem. Joseph Joe Brody (Bryan Cranston of Breaking Bad fame) and Lt. Ford Brody (Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Kick-Ass) play father and son in a plot that weaves in the fragility of family ties as the backdrop for the beasts that ravage the playground they make of humanity, rather than the other way around. With the story’s themes focusing on human courage versus the unstoppable wrath of nature’s forces - and the need for balance between them - Edwards describes his version of the King of Monsters as neither good nor evil, but instead, the anti-hero. And sweeping talents of the all-star cast aside, it’s a sure thing that this anti-hero is the real silver screen royalty. Long may he reign. © 2014 Warner Bros. Entertainment. All rights reserved.”

GODZ AND MONSTERS

GODZILLA (1954) With 28 toho films starring our favourite mutant, a little respect is called for when considering the beast’s decade-spanning career and influence. here’s a sampling of must-sees to get you in a Gojira mood for the summer’s blockbuster, after cranking a little blue Oyster Cult...

GOdzilla (1954)

directed by ishiro honda. the one that made us fall in love.

KinG KOnG vs. GOdzilla (1962)

two monsters (three, if you count the giant octopus) for the price of one! also directed by honda. maybe andy serkis could take on a remake of this one for double-duty…

mOthRa vs. GOdzilla (1964) another honda classic, this one introduces mothra as a recurring foil for ‘zilla.

GOdzilla vs. meChaGOdzilla (1974)

directed by Jun Fukuda, here we meet the monster in mechanised form, as he goes on to share the limelight in future productions.

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WILD WILD WEST

Seth MacFarlane’s animated misadventures have made millions laugh with their shocking antics. Now the funny guy is back - way back - in The Old West. And he’s brought The Grim Reaper with him… WORdS Brody rossiter

released 30 May / director Seth MacFarlan / starring Liam Neeson, Charlize Theron, Amanda Seyfried / Genre Comedy, Western

THE MANY FACES OF MACFARLANE

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he Old West is one hell of a dangerous place to live. When sauntering through swinging saloon doors, navigating the barren desert expanses on horseback, even when relaxing on a plush parlour room pouffe - the barrel of a pistol is always one wrong move away; what better place to set a knee-slapping major motion picture filled with musical melodies and wicked laughter? From the mischievous mind that brought Family Guy to our new-fangled television boxes and a foulmouthed teddy named Ted to our picture shows comes A Million Ways to Die in the West: a rootin’ tootin’ comedy flick, filled with lone gunslingers, infamous outlaws, bad-ass broads and a liberal splattering of gory rib-tickling comedy. Director and leading man Seth MacFarlane stars as Albert, a cowardly sheep farmer, who, after losing his beloved girlfriend Louise (Amanda Seyfried) in an embarrassing duel,

a Million Ways to Die in the West

is shown his true cowboy potential by a mysterious woman (Charlize Theron). Unfortunately, Albert’s new sweetheart has an old flame, namely a Jesse James-esque outlaw, played by hard-hitting action hero Liam Neeson - and we all know he doesn’t react well to individuals being taken from him. Also starring How I Met Your Mother’s Neil Patrick Harris, the incomparable Sarah Silverman and Ted’s bearnapping villain Giovanni Ribisi, MacFarlane has assembled an ensemble of oneof-a-kind characters for his sunset showdown. There won’t be a tumbleweed in sight when MacFarlane and his posse ride through cinemas with all guns blazing this May.

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seth MacFarlane has portrayed many unique characters throughout his career in film and television; here are three of the most celebrated…

Peter GriFFin

Family Guy’s bumbling blue-collar buffoon and unlikely hero has captured the hearts of nations with his low iQ and expanding waistline. if becoming a pop culture icon wasn’t enough, he’s also responsible for Meg, Chris and stewie.

stan sMith

a man who bleeds red, white and blue, and is more american than apple pie and monster trucks, Cia agent stan smith has had many politically incorrect adventures across the globe in the name of the country he loves and the bizarre rabble he calls family.

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Cute, fluffy and chemically dependent, ted taught us that good things don’t always come in small packages - but rather a highly offensive, womanising bear from Boston. he’ll be back in 2015 for ted 2.


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...their adventures leads to the discovery of a secret ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious dragon Rider (his mother)

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How To Train Your Dragon 2 Release date 4 July / director Dean DeBlois / starring Jay Baruchel, Kristen Wiig, America Ferrera / Genre Animation, Action, Adventure

It has been five years since Hiccup and Toothless successfully united dragons and Vikings on the island of Berk. While Astrid, Snotlout and the rest of the gang are challenging each other to dragon races (the island’s new favorite contact sport), the now inseparable pair journey through the skies, charting unmapped territories and exploring new worlds. At the beginning, Hiccup is pressured by Stoick to become chief, but Hiccup (who isn’t quite ready to do so) rebels by flying away from Berk and exploring new lands. When one of their adventures leads to the discovery of a secret ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider (his mother), then the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle against Eret the Dragonknapper and Drago Bludvist to protect the peace. Now, Hiccup, Toothless, Valka (Hiccup’s mother), and Valka’s Dragons must unite to stand up for what they believe while recognising that only together do they have the power to change the future of both men and dragons with the help of the Riders of Berk.

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Film Shorts the InbetweeneRs 2 RElEASE DATE 8 AuguST the gang are back so expect laughs a plenty in the second installment of the Inbetweeners. Jay, neil, simon and will reunite in australia for a holiday they won’t forget.

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beGIn aGaIn RElEASE DATE 11 July Gretta (Keira Knightley) and her long-time boyfriend dave (adam levine) are college sweethearts and songwriting partners who decamp for new york when he lands a deal with a major label. but the trappings of his new-found fame soon tempt dave to stray, and a reeling, lovelorn Gretta is left on her own.

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Into the stoRm RElEASE DATE 22 AuguST In the span of a single day, the

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town of silverton is ravaged by an unprecedented onslaught of tornadoes. the entire town is at the mercy of the erratic and deadly cyclones, even as storm trackers predict the worst is yet to come.

the PuRGe anaRchy RElEASE DATE 25 July In the follow up to 2013’s nail-biting the Purge, the second instalment sees a young couple working to survive on the streets after their car breaks down right as the annual purge commences.

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hectoR and the seaRch FoR haPPInes RElEASE DATE 15 AuguST starring Rosamund Pike and funny man simon Pegg who plays hector, a psychiatrist who is searching the globe to find the secret of happiness.

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Guardians Of The Galaxy Release date 1 august / director James Gunn / starring Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel, Bradley Coope / genre Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes a new team, the Guardians of the Galaxy. An action-packed, epic space adventure, Guardians of the Galaxy expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits, Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon; Groot, a tree-like humanoid; the deadly and enigmatic Gamora; and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand with the galaxy’s fate in the balance. Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy first appeared in comic books in 1969 and is now ready to rocket on to our screens this August starring a whole host of Hollywood’s elite!

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Film Shorts What If ReleAse DATe 22 AUGUsT daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan star as two friends who, despite their mutual attraction, give friendship a try in this romantic comedy from director Michael dowse (goon).

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step up: all In ReleAse DATe 1 AUGUsT In the next exciting chapter of the international phenomenon step up, all-stars from previous instalments come together in glittering las Vegas, battling for a victory that could define their dreams and their careers.

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the unbeatables ReleAse DATe 15 AUGUsT a young man named amadeo sets off on an unexpected adventure with the players of his beloved table football game. an inspired

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family-friendly-3-d animation, the unbeatables is a touching, thoughtful story of triumphing against the odds.

VaMpIRe acadeMy ReleAse DATe 4 JUly Rose hathaway is a dhampir: half human/vampire, guardians of the Moroi, peaceful, mortal vampires living discretely within our world. her legacy is to protect the Moroi from bloodthirsty, immortal Vampires, the strigoi. this is her story.

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MIllIon dollaR aRM ReleAse DATe 29 AUGUsT based on a true story, disney’s Million dollar arm follows Jb bernstein, a once-successful sports agent who now finds himself edged out by bigger, slicker competitors. he and his partner aash will have to close their business down for good if Jb doesn’t come up with something fast.

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Tammy Release date 4 July / director: Ben Falcone / starring Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon, Dan Aykroyd / genre Comedy

Tammy (McCarthy) is having a bad day. She’s totaled her clunker car, gotten fired from her thankless job at a greasy burger joint, and instead of finding comfort at home, finds her husband getting comfortable with the neighbour in her own house. It’s time to take her boom box and book it. The bad news is she’s broke and without wheels. The worse news is her grandma, Pearl (Sarandon), is her only option-with a car, cash, and an itch to see Niagara Falls. Not exactly the escape Tammy had in mind. But on the road, with grandma riding shot gun, it may be just what Tammy needs.

HEROES FLY IN

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For Released 29 august / director Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez / starring Jessica Alba, Mickey Rourke, Rosario Dawson / genre Action, Crime, Thriller

Robert Rodriguez returns with his follow-up to Sin City from a script by Frank Miller and William Monahan based on pre-existing stories along with new ones written for the big screen. Josh Brolin stars in the adaptation of the comic mini-series (Sin City: A Dame to Kill For), which tells the backstory of Dwight as he is wrapped up in the thralls of femme fatale, Ava (Eva Green). Also new to the series is Joseph Gordon Levitt, who plays Johnny, a gambler set on taking down his sworn enemy in a high stakes game of life and death.

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Jupiter Ascending Released 25 July / director Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski / starring Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum, Douglas Booth / genre Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

» Jupiter Jones (Kunis) was born under a

night sky, with signs predicting that she was destined for great things. Now grown, Jupiter dreams of the stars but wakes up to the cold reality of a job cleaning other people’s houses and an endless run of bad breaks. Only when Caine (tatum), a genetically engineered ex-military hunter, arrives on earth to track her down does Jupiter begin to glimpse the fate that has been waiting for her all along-her genetic signature marks her as next in line for an extraordinary inheritance that could alter the balance of the cosmos.

A BONE-A-FIDE MOVIESTAR!

Planes: Fire And Rescue

Pudsey The Dog: The Movie

Release date 8 august / director Roberts Gannaway / starring Dane Cook, Julie Bowen, Ed Harris / genre Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Release date 18 July / director Nick Moore / starring Jessica Hynes, Olivia Colman, David Walliams / genre Comedy

Planes: Fire & Rescue features a quirky crew of elite firefighting aircraft devoted to protecting Piston Peak National Park from a raging wildfire. When world famous air racer Dusty (voice of Dane Cook) learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he must shift gears and is launched into the world of wildfire air attack. Dusty joins forces with veteran fire and rescue helicopter Blade Ranger (voice of Ed Harris) and his courageous air attack team, including spirited super scooper Lil’ Dipper, heavy-lift helicopter Windlifter, ex-military transport Cabbie and a lively bunch of brave all-terrain vehicles known as The Smokejumpers. Together, the fearless team battles a massive wildfire, and Dusty learns what it takes to become a true hero.

A heartwarming, quintessentially British adventure for all the family, Pudsey the Dog: The Movie follows cheeky London stray dog, Pudsey (voiced by David Walliams) who is quite happy being a lone ranger and looking out for number one until he meets siblings Molly (Izzy Meikle-Smalls), George (Spike White) and Tommy (Malachy Knights). Following her divorce, their mother Gail (Jessica Hynes) is moving the family to the sleepy village of Chuffington-on-Sea and Pudsey tags along, to the dismay of their landlord, Mr Thorne (John Sessions) and his cat Faustus. As Pudsey starts to settle in with the family and realize what he was missing when he was alone, he stumbles across Thorne and Fautus’ evil plan and he determines to save them and the whole village. May / June 2014 21


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Ones to watch out for this summer Lucy Release date 22 august Director luc Besson / Starring scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, analeigh / Genre action, sci-Fi

» Besson directs Scarlett Johansson

in Lucy, an action-thriller that tracks a woman accidentally caught in a dark deal who turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.

Earth to Echo Release date 25 July Director dave green / Starring teo Halm, astro, Reese Hartwig / Genre adventure, sci-Fi

» After a construction project

begins digging in their neighborhood, best friends Tuck, Munch and Alex

inexplicably begin to receive strange, encoded messages on their cell phones. Convinced something bigger is going on, they go to their parents and the authorities.

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Release date 22 august Director scott derrickson / Starring Paul Harris Boardman, scott derrickson / Genre Crime, Horror, thriller

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New York police officer Ralph Sarchie (Eric Bana), struggling with his own personal issues, begins investigating a series of disturbing and inexplicable crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest (Edgar Ramirez), schooled in the rituals of exorcism, to combat the frightening and demonic possessions that are terrorizing their city.

hErcuLEs (3D) Release date 25 July Director Brett Ratner / Starring dwayne Johnson, John Hurt, Ian Mcshane / Genre action, adventure

» Based on Radical Comics’ Hercules by Steve Moore, this ensemble-action film is a revisionist take on the classic myth, Hercules. The epic action film also stars Golden Globe Winner Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes, Peter Mullan and John Hurt.

his life when his estranged son appears on his doorstep with the granddaughter he’s never known, and leaves the young girl in his care. Rob Reiner produces and directs this Castle Rock comedy co-starring Diane Keaton, Frankie Valli, and Scott Shepherd.

thE nut Job (3D)

Release date 1 august Director Peter lepeniotis / Starring Will arnett, Brendan Fraser, liam Neeson / Genre animation, adventure, Comedy

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anD so it GoEs

Release date 18 July Director Rob Reiner / Starring Michael douglas, diane Keaton, sterling Jerins / Genre Comedy, Romance, drama

» A self-centered real estate agent

(Michael Douglas) gets the surprise of

An action-packed comedy in fictional Oakton that follows the travails of Surly (voiced by Will Arnett), a mischievous squirrel, and his rat friend Buddy, who plan a nut store heist of outrageous proportions and unwittingly find themselves embroiled in a much more complicated and hilarious adventure.

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the Expendables 3 RELEASE DATE 15 AuGuST / Director Patrick Hughes / Starring Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li / Genre Action, Adventure, Thriller

Barney (stallone), Christmas (statham) and the rest of the team comes face-to-face with Conrad stonebanks (gibson), who years ago co-founded the expendables with Barney. stonebanks subsequently became a ruthless arms trader and someone who Barney was forced to kill… or so he thought. stonebanks, who eluded death once before, is making it his mission to end the expendables, but Barney has other plans. Barney decides that he has to fight old blood with new blood, and brings in a new era of expendables team members. 22 May / June 2014

transformers: age of Extinction RELEASED 11 JuLY / Director Michael Bay Starring Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor Genre Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

the fourth transformers film has humanity picking up the pieces, following the conclusion of transformers: dark of the Moon, autobots and decepticons have all but vanished from the face of the planet. However, a group of powerful, ingenious businessmen and scientists attempt to learn from past transformer incursions and push the boundaries of technology beyond what they can control - all the while an ancient, powerful transformer menace sets earth in his crosshairs.

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Dawn of the Planet of the apes RELEASED 18 JuLY / Director Matt Reeves / Starring Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Andy Serkis / Genre Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

» The Apes are back in possibly the

darkest and most sinister of the franchise to date! An all-out war is sure to follow. A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species. Matt Reeves takes the directorial reigns with a cast including Andy Serkis, Gary Oldman, Jason Clarke and Keri Russel.


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A Million WAys to Die in the West

Win Some Fantastic Film Goodies From the mischievous mind that brought Family Guy to our television screens and the adorable but foul-mouthed Ted to the big screen comes A Million Ways to Die in the West: a rootin’ tootin’ comedy flick, filled with lone gunslingers, infamous outlaws, bad-ass broads and a liberal splattering of gory rib-tickling comedy. Seth MacFarlane directs, produces, co-writes and plays the role of the cowardly sheep farmer Albert. After Albert backs out of a gunfight, his fickle girlfriend leaves him for another man. When a mysterious and beautiful woman rides into town, she helps him find his courage and they begin to fall in love. But when her husband, a notorious outlaw, arrives seeking revenge, the farmer must put his newfound courage to the test. The Hollywood A-Listers are out in force for this one including Charlize Theron, Liam Neeson, Amanda Seyfried, Giovanni Ribisi, Sarah Silverman and Neil Patrick Harris to name but a few! A Million Ways to Die in the West is shooting its way on to a cinema screen near you this May.

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grAb t gooDiehe s To celebrate the release of this sure fire hit, on Friday 30th May, we have teamed up with Universal Pictures to give 1 lucky reader the chance to win some fantastic film goodies and an iPad Mini! Simply answer the question below:

Q Who plays the lead role of cowardly sheep farmer Albert in this epic comedy?

Email your answer, name and local cinema to info@onscreenmagazine.co.uk Or post your entry to Onscreen Magazine, Savoy Suite, Causewayhead, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 2SN. Entries must be received by 30th June 2014. Terms and Conditions: Closing date for entries is 30th June 2014 - One winner drawn at random will win A Million Ways to Die in the West goodies and an iPad Mini with Retina Display (32G, Wi-Fi) - Some items may vary to that shown in any images.

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Dome anD majestic cinemas news anD information

From Stage to Screen » The Dome and Majestic Cinema are proud to be showing various live broadcast events over the coming months, giving you the opportunity to see some of the best theatre, gigs and more without the tiresome travelling, or paying theatre prices. The Dome is showing the fantastic National Theatre season while the Majestic will be screening the stunning Royal Opera House and Royal Shakespeare Company seasons! Full listings of these exciting new showings can be found on our websites listed at the bottom of the page.

Have a Majestic Birthday Our fantastic Birthday Party Package is £11.00 per child and includes:

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The bar area will be decorated with birthday banners, helium balloons, with the table decorated to the requested birthday theme. Party themes include Football, Hello Kitty, Moshi Monsters, Movie, Princess & many more. An activity will be provided during the party on request. Activities may include, bead bracelet making, colouring, and badge making.

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Majestical Prices!

If you are interested in holding a birthday party at the Majestic Cinema and want to find out more or to book then please call 01553 771918. Or you can email majestic-cinema@hotmail.com

» We are extremely excited to announce our fantastic new prices at the Majestic Cinema where all prices for all feature films are just an incredible £4. So what’s stopping you?

JUST £4

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Whole Host of Special Screenings » We believe that variety is the spice of life and to prove this we have a huge selection of different screenings and offers for our wonderful

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Food buffet Ticket to chosen film Sweet, salt or toffee popcorn for the film Ribena or fizzy drink for the film

customers, these include: • Monday Club • Student Discount • EE Wednesdays (previously Orange Wednesdays) • Parent & Baby Screenings • Autism Friendly Screenings To find out more details of the above at the Dome and Majestic Cinema please visit our websites at the bottom of the page.

www.premierecinemas.co.uk www.domecinema.co.uk www.theislandcinema.com www.majestic-cinema.co.uk

Premiere Cinemas / Romford 01708 740700 Dome Cinema / Worthing 01903 823 112 Island Cinemas / Lytham St Annes 01253 725 331 Majestic Cinema / King’s Lynn 01553 771918


Premiere and island Cinemas news and information

From Stage to Screen

The Best Deal in Town » At the Premiere and Island Cinemas we offer a unique cinema-going experience. We provide the quality of viewing in a large multiplex, combined with unparalleled atmosphere and customer service. We believe we can offer you quality of service

and viewing experience at prices less than half the cost of any other local cinema. Island Cinemas prices are £3.50 for any film, any day! Premiere Cinemas prices are £4.00 for any film, any day!

Island Cinemas Silver Screen Matinee » Don’t know what to do with yourself on a Wednesday afternoon? Well why not join us for a fun-filled afternoon at the cinema. The film goes on at 2.00pm and includes a cup of tea or coffee for the great value price of £3.50. To see what we have lined up in the coming weeks call us on 01253 725 331 or visit www.theislandcinema.com

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» The Island Cinema is proud to be showing various live broadcast events over the coming months, giving you the opportunity to see some of the best theatre, gigs and more without the tiresome travelling, or paying theatre prices.

Family Business - 7pm • Wednesday, 18th June 2014 - Royal Shakespeare Company: Henry IV Part II - 7pm • Tuesday, 24th June 2014 - Royal Opera: Manon Lescaut 6.45pm

Just a few of these screenings to get excited about include:

Full listings of these exciting new showings can be found on our website listed at the bottom of the page.

• Thursday, 1st May 2014 - National Theatre: King Lear - 7.00pm • Wednesday, 14th May 2014 - Royal Shakespeare Company: Henry IV Part I - 7.00pm • Thursday, 22nd May 2014 - National Theatre: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Encore) - 7pm • Thursday, 12th June 2014 - National Theatre: A Small

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Island’s Bargain Mondays » On selected Mondays throughout the year enjoy any film for just £3.00 at the Island Cinema. For terms and dates please call us on 01253 725 331 or visit www.theislandcinema.com

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ONSCREEN Magazine May/June 2014