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THE TRANSPORTER REFUELED
RICKI AND THE FLASH
ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL
THE SECOND MOTHER (Br)
CLOSED CURTAIN (Irn)
* THE VISIT
* BRAHMIN BULLS
* HOW TO SAVE THE WORLD
* MISERY LOVES COMEDY
THE D TRAIN
* A GIRL AT MY DOOR (Kor)
A WALK IN THE WOODS
* ALOHA (dvd)
* 99 HOMES
* JUST JIM
* LEADING LADY
WE'LL NEVER HAVE PARIS
* THE LOBSTER
* THE PROGRAM
* MAYA THE BEE
* 3 HEARTS (Fr)
* CLOSER TO THE MOON
* KILL YOUR FRIENDS
* THE LADY IN THE VAN
* BOLSHOI BABYLON
C O M I N G U P . . .
SUPERBOB. MISS YOU ALREADY. IRRATIONAL MAN. MAZE RUNNER: THE SCORCH TRIALS. TANGERINE. CHEMSEX. ROUGH CUT. EVEREST. UNDER MILK WOOD. HE NAMED ME MALALA. THE BLACK PANTHERS: VANGUARD OF THE REVOLUTION.
N O U K R E L E A S E D A T E . . .
SHADOWS FILM FEST
dir-scr Woody Allen; with Joaquin Phoenix, Emma Stone, Jamie Blackley, Parker Posey, Robert Petkoff, Sophie von Haselberg, Susan Pourfar, Betsy Aidem, Ethan Phillips; 15/US|
release US 17.Jul.15, UK 11.Sep.15
Whether this is good Woody or bad Woody, it's still worth seeing, because no one else is making movies like Woody Allen. One of cinema's most expressive artists, even his lesser films are packed with moments of genius. And he's one of the very few filmmakers who consistently grapples with moral issues that are eerily relevant and often rather hilarious. So this philosophical mystery looks fascinating, despite the mixed reviews. dir Baltasar Kormakur; scr Simon Beaufoy, Lem Dobbs; with Jake Gyllenhaal, Keira Knightley, Robin Wright, Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, Sam Worthington, Elizabeth Debicki, Emily Watson, Michael Kelly, John Hawkes; Universal 15/UK
release UK 18.Sep.15, US 25.Sep.15
With a powerhouse cast and a visually inventive director (see The Deep), this epic movie can't help but catch the attention. It's bound to be amazing-looking, and the story looks pretty harrowing, as it recounts a real-life expedition that encountered a fatal storm on the top of the Himalayas. Hopefully, the cast and crew will manage to avoid gratuitous action and sudsy sentimentality for something more intensely personal. dir Catherine Hardwicke; with Toni Collette, Drew Barrymore, Dominic Cooper, Paddy Considine, Jacqueline Bisset, Frances de la Tour, Mem Ferda; eOne 15/UK
release UK 25.Sep.15
I'm a big fan of both Toni Collette and Drew Barrymore, so this is a no-brainer for me. And Catherine Hardwicke is always an interesting storyteller, especially wiht this kind of genre-busting material, which mixes comedy and drama in unusual London settings. But I have added interest in this particular film because I spent a day on the set last autumn, watching the crew shoot a series of scenes with Barrymore and Considine. I wrote it up for Metro, and it was published in February (I'll post the unedited version here when the film opens). dir Ridley Scott; with Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kate Mara, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kristen Wiig, Michael Pena, Jeff Daniels, Sebastian Stan, Sean Bean, Donald Glover, Aksel Hennie; Fox 15/UK
release UK 30.Sep.15, US 2.Oct.15
Never underestimate Ridley Scott. While his films aren't always the most emotionally resonant or complex, they always look amazing and offer plenty of entertainment value. This ambitious sci-fi adventure looks like his answer to Gravity, as lone astronaut Damon is trapped on Mars awaiting a rescue team from Earth. The story may be gimmicky, but the cast is more than strong enough to make this work. And Ridley never scrimps on visual bang for his buck. dir Robert Zemeckis; with Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ben Kingsley, Charlotte Le Bon, James Badge Dale, Ben Schwartz, Steve Valentine, Sergio Di Zio , Mark Camacho; Sony 15/US
release US 30.Sep.15, UK 9.Oct.15
This story seems visually perfect for the ambitious, inventive Zemeckis, so the real question is whether he can capture Philippe Petit's playful personality in Gordon-Levitt's performance. In the Oscar-winning Man on Wire, this story already felt like a heist thriller. So there's plenty of scope for a terrific plot to go with the thrillingly vertiginous visuals already on display in the trailer. Definitely one to see on an Imax screen. dir Sam Mendes; with Daniel Craig, Monica Bellucci, Lea Seydoux, Christoph Waltz, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Dave Bautista, Andrew Scott; 15/UK
release UK 26.Oct.15, US 6.Nov.15
This is a no-brainer: Sam Mendes back with Daniel Craig for another globe-trotting, action-packed Bond adventure. The trailer makes it look as dark and intriguing as Skyfall, although Judi Dench will be sorely missed. At least Bellucci and Seydoux will make intriguing female foils for our hero, and Waltz is always surprising, especially in a villainous role. And since it's his last Bond movie, Craig will surely go out with a bang. 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...
Autumn: BLACK MASS THE INTERN PAN GOOSEBUMPS
BRIDGE OF SPIES CAROL CREED STEVE JOBS
Winter: THE FINEST HOURS SECRET IN THEIR EYES JOY
No UK release date: IN OUR NATURE JIMMY P.
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.
Embargoes: Britain's Film Distributors Association asks us to hold reviews until the week of release, and some distributors are even more restrictive. Normally, once the film is shown to a paying audience, either on release or at a festival, the full review can appear on the site.
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