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MAGICIAN: THE ASTONISHING LIFE AND WORK OF ORSON WELLES
THE FIRST FILM
BOYS IN BRAZIL (dvd)
* THE CHOIR
* DEAR WHITE PEOPLE
THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE 3 (FINAL SEGMENT)
LOVE & MERCY
* SONG OF THE SEA
TOUCH OF EVIL (1958)
* 13 MINUTES (Ger)
* BEST OF ENEMIES
* MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA
* MARSHLAND (Sp)
* 3 HEARTS (Fr)
* THE TREATMENT (Bel)
* 45 YEARS
IT'S ALL SO QUIET (Ned)
* THE SECOND MOTHER (Br)
* A GIRL AT MY DOOR (Kor)
* 99 HOMES
C O M I N G U P . . .
MAGIC MIKE XXL. MINIONS. AMY. TERMINATOR GENISYS. MISERY LOVES COMEDY. THE NIGHTMARE. ANT-MAN. TRAINWRECK. INSIDE OUT.
N O U K R E L E A S E D A T E . . .
SHADOWS FILM FEST
dir Peyton Reed; scr Edgar Wright, Joe Cornish; with Paul Rudd, Corey Stoll, Michael Douglas, Hayley Atwell, Evangeline Lilly, Judy Greer, John Slattery, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Pena, Jordi Molla, TI; Marvel 15/US|
release US/UK 17.Jul.15
Marvel continue to expand their universe with this micro-hero movie that looks like it might be some fun. The best omen is the script by Wright and Cornish, while the biggest cause to worry is the fact that Wright wasn't allowed to direct it his way. Hopefully, this can still avoid the now-exhausting Marvel formula of witty banter, crazy action, more banter, save the world. dir Rupert Goold; with Jonah Hill, James Franco, Felicity Jones, Ethan Suplee, Gretchen Mol, Robert John Burke, Betty Gilpin, Maria Dizzia, Genevieve Angelson; Regency 15/US
release US 10.Apr.15, UK 24.Jul.15
After its premiere at Cannes, this film has been gathering interest due to its, yes, true-story plot about a man (Franco) on the FBI's most-wanted list who lived in hiding under the assumed identity of an unknowing journalist (Hill). The trailer makes this story look especially fascinating, while the one question is first-time British filmmaker Goold, whose only previous credits are two TV episodes. Whatever, it's definitely unmissable. dir Pete Docter; with Amy Poehler, Diane Lane, Kyle MacLachlan, Mindy Kaling, Bill Hader, Richard Kind, Phyllis Smith, Lewis Black, Laraine Newman; Pixar 15/US
release US 19.Jun.15, UK 24.Jul.15
While the trailers have looked a bit hyperactive and, well, frantic, the film itself had a roar od approval from its premiere at Cannes, with Pixar once again leaving cynical male critics in floods of tears. There's certainly enough talent involved, and it definitely looks pretty hilarious. But I look forward to seeing where the emotional resonance comes in, because it looks a bit gimmicky to me. If anyone can pull this off, Pixar can. dir-scr Christopher McQuarrie; with Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Alec Baldwin, Ving Rhames, America Olivo, Sean Harris; Paramount 15/UK
release UK/US 31.Jul.15
No one particularly wanted a fifth movie in this franchise, so it's perhaps not the summer's most hotly anticipated blockbuster. But Tom Cruise has a way with these kinds of movies, catching us off-guard with his own insane stuntwork and making sure the plot keeps the audience entertained. McQuarrie is also an intriguing choice, since he's a proper storyteller. In other words, this is the summer's dark horse. dir Josh Trank; with Kate Mara, Miles Teller, Jamie Bell, Michael B Jordan, Toby Kebbell, Jodi Lyn Brockton, Tim Blake Nelson, Reg E Cathey; Fox 15/US
release US/UK 7.Aug.15
It was quite smart for producers to choose Trank to reboot this Marvel franchise, as his superb debut feature Chronicle was essentaily a variation on the theme. Studio pressure means this can't be as edgy and inventive as Chronicle, but hopefully Trank will inject real-world elements to subvert the tired Marvel formula. On the other hand, rumours abound that he clashed with the studio (resulting in his departure from a Star Wars anthology movie), and gifted young filmmakers never win those battles. dir Judd Apatow; scr Amy Schumer; with Amy Schumer, Bill Hader, Tilda Swinton, Ezra Miller, Brie Larson, Randall Park, John Cena, Mike Birbiglia; Universal 15/US
release US 17.Jul.15, UK 28.Aug.15
Schumer makes the leap to the big screen with this hilarious-looking comedy directed by Apatow. The combination of these two comical artists seems almost too perfect, and the trailer is hugely promising. Also, there's been great buzz from advance screenings. Best of all is the reputation both Schumer and Apatow have for unapologetically aiming their comedy at grown-ups. Let's hope for no Hollywood watering-down here. dir Ron Howard; with Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy, Ben Whishaw, Charlotte Riley, Brendan Gleeson, Paul Anderson, Michelle Fairley, Tom Holland, Jordi Molla, Joseph Mawle, Jamie Sives; Warner 15/US
release US/UK Dec.15
This is Howard's first big Hollywood movie since reinvigorating his work with the British drama Rush, so it will be interesting to see if he's finally learned to trust the audience and stop making everything so obvious. Meanwhile, this looks like a seriously beefy story, with a manly cast (plus a few token females) and a big seafaring story based on the true events that inspired the novel Moby Dick. If anything, it'll have amazing effects. Thor vs whale! Although the release has now been moved back nine months to December. dir JJ Abrams; with Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Lupita Nyong'o, Domhnall Gleeson, Daisy Ridley, Max von Sydow, Kenny Baker, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Warwick Davis, Andy Serkis; Disney 15/UK
release US/UK 15.Dec.15
Honestly, the internet nearly exploded when the first trailer was released for Episode VII, set 30 years after the events of 1983's Return of the Jedi. The plot is still a secret, although there are plenty of leaks. And Abrams seems to have recaptured the loose visual tone of the first trilogy. Waiting for the December release will feel endless, although the string of ever-increasing trailers is doing its job: teasing the story while slowly revealing the cast and settings.
Also on my want-to-see list...
Summer: DOPE IRRATIONAL MAN
PIXELS SELF/LESS SOUTHPAW
TERMINATOR GENISYS AMY MAGIC MIKE XXL
RICKI AND THE FLASH TED 2 VACATION
ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING ALOHA MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.
Autumn: THE INTERN PAN THE WALK
THE LADY IN THE VAN SPECTRE
No UK release date: GOOD PEOPLE IN OUR NATURE JIMMY P.
SONG ONE VERY GOOD GIRLS WORDS AND PICTURES
Release dates: British film release schedules are much more fluid than American ones, so please be patient as I try to
keep up with UK distributors. I'm working to keep this list up-to-date as they keep trying to outfox me. I'm sure it's personal.
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