Based on the best-selling book by Irene Nemirovsky and set during the German occupation of France in the 1940’s, Suite Française tells the story of Lucille Angellier (Michelle Williams) as she awaits news from her husband, a prisoner of war.
As Parisian refugees pour into their small town, soon followed by a regiment of German soldiers who take up residence in the villagers' homes, Lucile’s life is turned upside down – further complicated by the arrival of refined German officer, Bruno (Matthias Schoenaerts). A story of the power of love and the tragedy of war.
In Cinemas January 23rd 2015. The trailer is above.
Kaleidoscope Entertainment is pleased to announce the UK release of Sundance hit WE ARE THE GIANT, in cinemas on 14 November 2014. Directed by award-winning filmmaker Greg Barker, WE ARE THE GIANT is the inspirational and gripping account of the Arab Spring as told first-hand by people from across the Middle East.
With remarkable and candid access, the film takes its audience inside the lives of six extraordinary people from very different walks of life, deciding they must stand up for what they believe is right, and take action. Each faces a brutal regime determined to crush them into submission, and each makes very different, painful choices that come to define themselves - and their struggles. The trailer is at the link above.
[25 Oct 2014 at 09:51]
Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For
Lionsgate Home Entertainment is pleased to announce the Monday December 15th DVD, Blu-ray, Digital Download and On-Demand release of SIN CITY 2: A DAME TO KILL FOR.
Co-directors Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez reunite for the first time since 2005’s groundbreaking SIN CITY, to once again bring Miller's visually stunning graphic novels to the screen.
Featuring one of the hottest casts ever assembled, SIN CITY 2: A DAME TO KILL FOR stars Jessica Alba, Mickey Rourke, Eva Green and Bruce Willis, alongside Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Josh Brolin, Ray Liotta, Powers Boothe and Lady Gaga.
[23 Oct 2014 at 21:57]
The Last of the Unjust
The Shoah sequel
1975. In Rome, Claude Lanzmann filmed Benjamin Murmelstein, the last President of the Jewish Council in the Theresienstadt ghetto, the only "Elder of the Jews" [according to Nazi terminology] not to have been killed during the war. A rabbi in Vienna, following the annexation of Austria by Germany in 1938, Murmelstein fought bitterly with Adolf Eichmann, week after week for seven years, managing to help around 121,000 Jews leave the country, and preventing the liquidation of the ghetto.
2012. Claude Lanzmann, at 87 - without masking anything of the passage of time on men, but showing the incredible permanence of the locations - exhumes these interviews shot in Rome, returning to Theresienstadt, the town "given to the Jews by Hitler", a so-called "model ghetto", but a ghetto of deceit chosen by Adolf Eichmann to dupe the world. We discover the extraordinary personality of Benjamin Murmelstein: a man blessed with a dazzling intelligence and a true courage, which, along with an unrivalled memory, makes him a wonderfully wry, sardonic and authentic storyteller.
Through these three periods, from Nisko in Poland to Theresienstadt, and from Vienna to Rome, the film provides an unprecedented insight into the genesis of the Final Solution. It reveals the true face of Eichmann, and exposes without artifice the savage contradictions of the Jewish Councils.
Released theatrically in the UK & Eire - 9th January 2015.
In Select Cities Starting November 7th. There's a clip at the link above.
Starring Eddie Redmayne ("Les Misérables") and Felicity Jones ("The Amazing Spider-Man 2"), this is the extraordinary story of one of the world's greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde. Once a healthy, active young man, Hawking received an earth-shattering diagnosis at 21 years of age. With Jane fighting tirelessly by his side, Stephen embarks on his most ambitious scientific work, studying the very thing he now has precious little of - time. Together, they defy impossible odds, breaking new ground in medicine and science, and achieving more than they could ever have dreamed. The film is based on the memoir Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen, and is directed by Academy Award winner James Marsh ("Man on Wire").
If it's not remake time again it certainly sounds like it
Jim Bennett (Academy Award®-nominee Mark Wahlberg) is a risk taker. Both an English professor and a high-stakes gambler, Bennett bets it all when he borrows from a gangster (Michael Kenneth Williams) and offers his own life as collateral. Always one step ahead, Bennett pits his creditor against the operator of a gambling ring (Alvin Ing) and leaves his dysfunctional relationship with his wealthy mother (Academy Award®-winner Jessica Lange) in his wake. He plays both sides, immersing himself in an illicit, underground world while garnering the attention of Frank (John Goodman), a loan shark with a paternal interest in Bennett’s future. As his relationship with a student (Brie Larson) deepens, Bennett must take the ultimate risk for a second chance...
The red band teaser is at the link above. Dunno when it's out yet.
Having spent her twenties comfortably inert, 28 year old Megan (Keira Knightley) reaches a crisis when she finds herself squarely in adulthood with no career prospects, no particular motivation to pursue any and no one to relate to, including her high school boyfriend (Mark Webber). When he proposes, Megan panics and given an opportunity to escape - at least temporarily - she hides out in the home of her new friend, 16-year-old Annika (Chloë Grace Moretz) and Annika’s world-weary single dad (Sam Rockwell).
Lynn Shelton, whose unique directorial voice created such astutely observed comedies as YOUR SISTER'S SISTER and HUMPDAY, crafts a warm, funny romantic journey of three people who find their lives intertwined in sudden, unexpected ways, as they try to make their way in the imperfect reality of modern day life.
SAY WHEN is released through Icon Film Distribution on 7th November. Original/US title: Laggies (no wonder they changed it - Ed). Click on the link above for the UK trailer.
[22 Oct 2014 at 23:18]
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug on Blu-ray and DVD [read more]
Making the long even longer
The Quest through Middle-earth continues in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, from Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson , when the epic fantasy adventure is released as an Extended Edition on Blu-ray 3D and DVD on November 3rd from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.
A production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, this extended cut of the second film in The Hobbit Trilogy includes 25 minutes of extra film footage that extends individual scenes, making this the must-see, definitive version for fans.
Both versions of the Extended Edition include more than nine hours of new bonus features that will enrich the experience of the Trilogy as fans gear up for the December 12 theatrical release of the third and final film, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. There's a clip at the link above.