New Releases: 4th May

BIRDMAN:

“WITHOUT ME, ALL THAT’S LEFT IS YOU.”

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“HOW DID WE END UP HERE? THIS PLACE IS HORRIBLE.”

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ALSO OUT:

 

UNBROKEN:

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ME, MYSELF AND MUM:

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End of an Era

Some of you will already know by now that Video City is to close its doors (in its physical presence!) for the last time on Wednesday 24th June, after 30 years in Notting Hill.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for supporting us so magnificently over the years and for making it such a hugely enjoyable experience in recommending and discussing a wealth of cinema from all over the world.

Due to ever changing technology it has become apparent that the physical sale and rental of DVD’s is becoming difficult to maintain, but our belief is that a knowledge and love of film should enable us, in the not too distant future, to offer an expertly curated choice of film through a digital delivery system. It won’t happen overnight but I would urge you all, if you are interested, to leave us your email address so that we can hopefully renew our relationship with you in a new medium.

We will carry on renting and selling films in the remaining weeks and we hope that you will continue to support us in that time period. We will be offering plenty of bargains (new and ex-rental), so why not take this opportunity to start or add to your personal collections.

I can only reiterate what an absolute privilege it has been for myself and all of my colleagues to have shared our passion for films with you over the many years we have been in Notting Hill. We hope to be seeing some, if not all of you, again at a later date

Simon Brzeskwinski

Send your email address to info@videocitylondon.com

Star Wars: Too excited for words…

Years of anticipation and longing; decades of feeling bereft, of wondering what has happened to our loved ones whilst we’ve been gone. When will we see them again, if ever? Have they aged? Have they been upgraded? Will we recognise them…? Years of no news. And then, from the darkness and silence, at last a sign; a message and hope and light and love are restored to our cracked hearts… WE ARE GOING HOME.

Interstellar and the new Star Wars trailer get the mash-up treatment (but, Matthew, we know how you feel…)

POSTED BY DIXIE TURNER

Looking Ahead: High lights of SEPTEMBER’S RELEASES

1/9:

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AMAZING SPIDERMAN 2

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HONORABLE WOMAN

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PERFECT PLAN

8/9:

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BAD NEIGHBOURS

Homeland

HOMELAND 3

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BLUE RUIN

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1,000 TIMES, GOODNIGHT

15/9:

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TWO FACES OF JANUARY

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FRANK

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ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE

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POMPEII

22/9:

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TRIALS OF CATE MCCALL

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HANNIBAL SEASON 2

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FADING GIGOLO

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300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE

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Looking Ahead: March Releases

A few highlights of what’s coming in the month ahead, including a couple of Oscar contenders (Gravity, Philomena) and some serious blockbuster action (Hunger Games 2, Ender’s Game). If you haven’t already seen it but have heard the hype, check out Blue is the Warmest Colour (best not watch it with your mum) and make up your own mind. Scandalous? Beautiful? Banal? Our ears are always open (though not always our eyes). Check back for weekly film reviews and our recommendations.

3/3:

GRAVITY

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THE AMERICANS SEASON 1

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10/3:

THE BUTLER

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ENDER’S GAME

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SHORT TERM 12

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17/3:

HUNGER GAMES 2

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BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOUR

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THE COUNSELLOR

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24/3:

PHILOMENA

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SAVING MR. BANKS

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DIANA

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DON JON

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JEUNE ET JOLIE

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CARRIE

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THE FAMILY

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PARKLAND

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OLDBOY

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DOM HEMINGWAY

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posted by Dixie Turner

FIRST EVER VIDEO CITY FILM QUIZ – Coming really quite soon…

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We’re hosting our first ever film quiz!

Come to the pub, bring some friends, have a drink, have a laugh, answer a few questions, maybe even win a prize!

As we love films and suspect you quite like them too, then what better way to pass a couple of hours on a winters eve than a FILM QUIZ in the beautiful Uxbridge Arms?

Plus, we thought since we’ve gotten to know you over the years – your names, addresses, the films you like, what you do, the names of your kids, your pets, which books you read, the arguments you have and what you’re having for dinner – then you might like to get to know us AND maybe even each other… Or just come and share a drink – or a warm fire – AND TEST YOUR FILM KNOWLEDGE!

Just turn up – teams (if you have them) will be registered at the time.

HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE

x

ANNOUNCEMENT: VIDEO CITY FILM QUIZ

COMING SOON TO A PUB NEAR US…

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YES, THE FIRST EVER ROYAL VIDEO CITY GALA MARATHON AWARDS AKA

YE OLDE PUB FILM QUIZ

MONDAY 2ND DECEMBER 2013 AT THE UXBRIDGE ARMS,

13 Uxbridge St, London W8 7TQ (BEHIND THE SHOP).

TIME AND DETAILS TO FOLLOW.

WATCH THIS SPACE

CLOSELY.

LOOKING AHEAD – Hi-Lights of September Releases

2/9:

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STAR TREK – INTO DARKNESS

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MUD

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LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED

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I’M SO EXCITED

9/9:

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IRON MAN 3

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CROODS

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DEAD MAN DOWN

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RELUCTANT FUNDAMENTALIST

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HOMELAND SEASON 2

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BYZANTIUM

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ICEMAN

Looking Ahead: March DVD Hi-Lights

4/3:

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Game of Thrones Season 2

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Argo

11/3:

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The Master

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Breaking Dawn Pt. 2

18/3:

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Amour

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End of Watch

25/3:

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Sightseers

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Spiral Season 4

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Great Expectations

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The Hunt

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Lawrence Anyways

COMING SOON: November Releases

HIGHLIGHTS:

5/11:

Mad Men Season 5

DOWNTON ABBEY SEASON 3

MEN IN BLACK 3

KILLER JOE

SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD

12/11:

COSMOPOLIS

MARGIN CALL

FRIENDS WITH KIDS

WOMEN ON THE 6TH FLOOR

19/11:

THE LORAX

26/11:

AMAZING SPIDERMAN

MAGIC MIKE

DIARY OF A WIMPY KID 3

New Releases: 27th August

LUCKY ONE:

Or, if you’ve been watching this film, Unlucky One…?

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WALKING DEAD SERIES 2:

More zombies, more guns.

GOOD WIFE SEASON 3:

More smoldering looks, more legs.

COMING SOON: August Releases – Highlights:

6/8:

Delicacy

Le Havre

Akram Khan: Homeland

13/8:

Lockout

Headhunters

Gone

 

20/8:

 

Marley

 

Damsels in Distress

 

 

Faust

 

Elles

27/8:

Battleship

The Lucky One

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New Releases: 23th July

BEL AMI:

What Robert (Vamp) Pattinson did next. Based on the novel by Guy de Maupassant. Three Parisian women lust after a young man who uses his charms to climb the social ladder. Also starring Uma Thurman (Kill Bill), Kristin Scott Thomas (I’ve Loved You So Long) and Christina Ricci (Addams Family). Cert. 15

Trailer: http://youtu.be/jdJC_GkGXco

KISS ME:

Good little romantic drama about a thirty-something woman coming to terms with her engagement to her long-term boyfriend and her new-found love for another woman. Starring Ruth Vega Fernandez and Liv Mjones. Directed by Alexandra-Therese Keining. Cert.15 Swedish with English subs.

Trailer: http://youtu.be/aQZmmgaOJEY

KID WITH A BIKE:

The Dardenne Brothers return with this family drama revolving around a hairdresser who agrees to look after a boy who has been abandoned by his father. Starring Cecile De France. Cert. 12 French with English subs.

Trailer: http://youtu.be/Ce3t1YIYokY

CAT IN PARIS:

French animation about the secret life of a cat: family pet by day, cat burglar’s assistant by night… Cert. PG French with English subs.

Trailer: http://youtu.be/H7e07c52VWg

ALSO OUT:

SHANGHAI:

STREET DANCE 2:

Trailer: http://youtu.be/MBp1X5WYsJs

WILD BILL:

Trailer: http://youtu.be/EyquUziG0SA

THE PREY:

COMING SOON: July Releases – Highlights:

2/7:

THIS MEANS WAR

JOHN CARTER

HIT AND MISS

JACK AND JILL

MARGARET

9/7:

21 JUMP STREET

BEING ELMO

ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA

RAMPART

THE SOURCE

16/7:

WE BOUGHT A ZOO

 CONTRABAND

DAMAGES SEASON 4

23/7:

BEL AMI

KID WITH A BIKE

30/7: 

MIRROR MIRROR

Looking Ahead: June Releases – Highlights

4th June:

Goon

Coriolanus

W.E.

Ramona and Beezus

11th June:

The Muppets

Man on a Ledge

Entourage Season: 8

J. Edgar

Curb Your Enthusiasm Season: 8

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Town of Runners

18th June:

Woman in Black

Carnage

Dexter Season: 6

Braquo Season:2

One For the Money

25th June:

Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Ghost Rider 2

The Vow

Dangerous Method

Young Adult