An action/thriller starring Mr. Action himself, Nicholas ‘Action’ Cage. Apparently, when someone approaches you to ‘take care of’ the person that nearly killed your nearest and dearest, and all they say they want in return is a vague, utterly undefined ‘favour’ in the future, apparently it’s best to ask for specifics. Otherwise Hollywood producers have to fork out all kinds of money – which they clearly don’t have – to go through the lengthy and tedious process of making an entire film about you and, yes, it will star Mr. Action himself… However, there maybe some consolation in that it will probably also co-star Guy Pearce (LA Confidential) and January Jones (Mad Men), so you may be able to save some face there and show yourself at very select events… So, think twice before you ask for Justice. Directed by Roger Donaldson (Thirteen Days, The Bank Job). Cert. 15
Celebrated director, Andrea Arnold (Red Road, Fish Tank), brings us a new adaptation of Emily Bronte’s romantic tragedy. Because it’s Andrea Arnold, because her previous two features pack a punch that is never quite forgotten, this promises to be something truly special. Expect the violent beauty of the moors to look more rugged, more violent, more achingly beautiful than any adaptation has ever rendered them before. As in Fish Tank, Arnold continues the trend of casting mostly unknown actors in her lead roles – the lovers are played by Kaya Scodelario (Shank, Clash of the Titans) and the totally unknown, James Howson. Will their love be as achingly beautiful and violent as the moors against which they are cast? We shall see… Expect lots of rain and (wet) corsets. Cert. 15
“Go Get Yourself Loved.” That’s the tag line. Go get yourself loved???!! You’ve lost me.
Guy: “What do you do when you’re not here?”
Girl: “I sing.”
Girl: “Yeah, songs. What do you do?”
Guy: “I write.”
Guy: “Yeah, words.”
And that’s from the trailer. I always thought the best bits are meant to go in the trailer… Yep. Lost. Lost lostlostlostlostnothankyou.
For anyone that’s seen other things, but not the Thing, it’s time to see this Thing. You haven’t seen anything until you’ve seen the Thing – this Thing, that is. Or the other Thing if you haven’t seen that. That’s a good thing, too. Expect something different to the things you’ve seen. Unless you’ve seen the other Thing, in which case expect something similar to the things you’ve seen. But this is a prequel to the other Thing, so even if you haven’t seen anything or any Thing, it doesn’t really matter. That’s the thing, with the Thing. Clever, hey?
A ghost thriller set against the backdrop of World War I. Florence Cathcart (Rebecca Hall – Vicky Cristina Barcelona) sets out to expose the sightings of a child ghost by children at a boarding school as a hoax. But chilling events lead her to question her beliefs as, one by one, they begin to unravel. Also starring Dominic West (The Wire). Cert. 15
A comedy bio-pic starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Mysterious Skin, 500 Days of Summer) and Seth Rogen (Pineapple Express, Knocked Up). 27-year-old Adam discovers he has cancer and only a 50% chance of survival. Together with his hapless best friend, Kyle, and his 24-year-old shrink, he sets out to beat it and to live his life – including looking for romance – as best he can. Directed by Jonathan Levine (The Wackness). Cert. 15
Three actors in search of integrity… Cert. PG
OSLO, AUGUST 31ST
Strong drama following a day in the life of a recovering addict. Anders leaves his rehab centre for the day to attend a job interview and to catch up with old friends. A critically acclaimed portrait of a young man struggling to turn his life around and to not be swallowed up by despair in the face of low-prospects… Cert. 15. Norwegian with English subs.