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MOVIES OUT NOW - SEPTEMBER 2014
The Calling
The Calling
What does the classification 15 mean?
Director: Jason Stone
Stars: Gil Bellows, Donald Sutherland
This taut thriller features a standout performance from Sarandon as a smalltown detective who stumbles across a gruesome murder that sets her off on a terrifying journey of (self) discovery. In all this is a dark, twisted journey to the shadowy landscape between faith and fear.

Fading Gigolo
Fading Gigolo
What does the classification 15 mean?
Director: John Turturro
Stars: Woody Allen, John Turturro, Sharon Stone
In a film written and directed by John Turturro, Woody Allen stars as a man who is asked to organise a ménage a trois. He ropes Turturro in to do the deed, and pretty soon the pair are building a thriving trade with Turturro as the unlikely gigolo and Allen as his equally unlikely pimp. Fading Gigolo is very funny.

Locke
Locke
What does the classification 15 mean?
Director: Steven Knight
Stars: Tom Hardy, Ruth Wilson, Olivia Colman
Locke is one of the most gripping and engrossing films of the year. The action takes place during a night-time drive, with Hardy as the protagonist, Locke, making calls on his phone. And that's it. No other actors apart from the voices we hear, just Locke, desperately trying to sort out an unholy mess that he's created.

Only Lovers Left Alive
Only Lovers Left Alive
What does the classification 15 mean?
Director: Jim Jarmusch
Stars: Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska
Starring Hiddleston and Swinton as Adam and Eve, a pair of estranged vampire lovers whose affair has lasted centuries. Fearing Adam may be in danger, Eve returns to Detroit to help pull him out of his vaguely vampirish depression.

What’s On Vera
What’s On Vera
Check out What’s on Vera, the show that guides you through some of the hidden gems amongst Virgin Atlantic’s fabulous world of entertainment. Our resident film buff, Jason Solomons, unearths some of the most compelling films, documentaries and TV choices to look out for whilst zooming through the skies.
Starred Up
Starred Up
What does the classification 18 mean?
Director: David Mackenzie
Stars: Jack O'Connell, Rupert Friend, Ben Mendelsohn
Jack O'Connell plays Eric, a young offender so violent that he has been 'starred up' (moved to an adult prison). Be warned, with no shortage of beatings and nasty experiences in shower rooms, this is far from an easy ride. But if it's provocative, challenging and brilliantly performed filmmaking you want, this is just the ticket.

300: Rise of an Empire
300: Rise of an Empire
What does the classification 15 mean?
Director: Noam Murro
Stars: Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Lena Headey
With all of the blood and rippling muscles you'd expect, this sequel finds the blue-cloaked Athenians, upholders of democracy, facing the evil Persian Empire, whose progress across the land seems unstoppable. Or is it?

The Amazing Spider-Man 2
The Amazing Spider-Man 2
What does the classification 12 mean?
Director: Marc Webb
Stars: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx
Warning: Contains scenes unsuitable for nervous flyers. Another dose of Andrew Garfield as the world's favourite wall-crawler, this time facing off against Electro (Foxx), the Green Goblin (DeHaan) and the massed forces of Oscorp - while also struggling to meet his everyday Peter Parker obligations.

American Hustle
American Hustle
What does the classification 15 mean?
Director: David O. Russell
Stars: Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams
American Hustle is a real treat. Set in a beautifully realised 1978, it finds seasoned tricksters Irving Rosenfeld (Bale) and Sydney Prosser (Adams) making a deal with FBI agent Richie DiMaso (Cooper), the idea being that in return for leniency they'll set up an elaborate sting to help ensnare other conmen. In other words, the big con is on.

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
What does the classification 15 mean?
Director: Adam McKay
Stars: Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd
A sequel to what is one of the best comedies in recent memory was always going to be hotly anticipated and it's been well worth the wait. Almost all the key cast return, only this time they're joined by Harrison Ford in a story that sees anchorman Ron beginning work at a new 24-hour news station and getting the old team back together.

Bad Neighbours
Bad Neighbours
What does the classification 15 mean?
Director: Nicholas Stoller
Stars: Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, Rose Byrne
When suburban couple Rogan and Byrne ask next door's frat boys to keep the noise down, they unwittingly begin a fearsome rivalry. As the two households lock horns, they push each other to ever more dangerous (and hilarious) extremes.

Belle
Belle
What does the classification 12 mean?
Director: Amma Asante
Stars: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Tom Wilkinson, Emily Watson
Sumptuously shot biopic of mixed-race aristocrat Dido Belle (Mbatha-Raw), focusing on her life as an outsider in the social circles of 18th Century England, and her involvement in what will turn out to be a landmark slavery case.

Subtitles available in English
Blended
Blended
What does the classification 12 mean?
Director: Frank Coraci
Stars: Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Bella Thorne
Continuing a partnership that began with The Wedding Singer and continued with 50 First Dates, Sandler and Barrymore play single parents who keep being thrown together. Funny, quirky and with a great supporting cast, be warned - resistance is futile.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
What does the classification 12 mean?
Director: Anthony Russo / Joe Russo
Stars: Chris Evans, Samuel L Jackson, Scarlett Johansson
Evans returns as Steve Rogers, aka Captain America. Having awoken from suspended animation in the present day, Cap must first get to grips with the modern world before facing down an old adversary: the Soviet agent known as the Winter Soldier.

Subtitles available in Chinese and English
Divergent
Divergent
What does the classification 12 mean?
Director: Neil Burger
Stars: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Kate Winslet
There's a touch of Hunger Games to this adventure set in a future society of five factions based on virtues. When Tris (Woodley) is tested it's discovered she doesn't belong to any one faction, and is in fact 'divergent'. Her troubles are only just getting started…

Subtitles available in Chinese and English
The Fault in Our Stars
The Fault in Our Stars
What does the classification 12 mean?
Director: Josh Boone
Stars: Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Laura Dern
This affecting romance features a standout performance form Woodley as a teenage cancer patient who falls in love with Gus (Elgort). It's the kind of movie that makes you laugh even when you have a lump in your throat.

Godzilla
Godzilla
What does the classification 12 mean?
Director: Gareth Edwards
Stars: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen
Warning: Contains scenes unsuitable for nervous flyers. When two giant parasitic creatures called MUTOs awaken an age-old force of nature by the name of Godzilla, there's plenty of fire-breathing monster action - as well as enough character development to ensure that this is more than mere CGI candy.

The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Grand Budapest Hotel
What does the classification 15 mean?
Director: Wes Anderson
Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Adrien Brody, F. Murray Abraham
The film recounts the adventures of M. Gustave, a concierge, who becomes involved in the theft and recovery of a priceless painting - all told against the backdrop of impending world war. You'd expect it to be wry and amusing - and it is. But the new addition is heart, and the combination makes for an utterly unique experience.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
What does the classification 12 mean?
Director: Francis Lawrence
Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Philip Seymour Hoffman
The second in what is already a must-see sci-fi franchise once again features star-of-the-moment Lawrence as Katniss. After surviving the perils of the first movie and falling in love with Peeta, she finds herself the poster girl for rebellion within Panem and must take part in an entirely new arena battle - with even greater stakes.

Subtitles available in English and Chinese
In Secret
In Secret
What does the classification 15 mean?
Director: Charlie Stratton
Stars: Elizabeth Olsen, Tom Felton, Jessica Lange
Period thriller set in 1860s Paris, starring Olsen as a beautiful young woman trapped into a marriage by her aunt, Madame Raquin (Lange). When she meets her husband's alluring friend, Laurent (Oscar Isaac) she embarks on an affair - with devastating consequences.

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
What does the classification 12 mean?
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Stars: Chris Pine, Kevin Costner, Keira Knightley
Following in the footsteps of Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford and Ben Affleck, Pine is the latest to star as Tom Clancy's eponymous lead. Recruited by the CIA he crosses swords with Russian businessman Branagh, he swings into action with capable love-interest Cathy (Knightley), in tow. Thrilling action, snappy dialogue - it's all here.

Subtitles available in English
The Lego Movie
The Lego Movie
What does the classification U mean?
Director: Phil Lord / Christopher Miller
Stars: Will Arnett, Elizabeth Banks, Alison Brie
Cast all your doubts aside. Yes a LEGO movie sounds suspect on paper, but in reality this story of a LEGO minifigure who must save the world is an absolute hoot from beginning to end. Clever, funny, startlingly good-looking. Not only does it feature a neat twist, but a great song you'll still be singing months later.

The Love Punch
The Love Punch
What does the classification 12 mean?
Director: Joel Hopkins
Stars: Emma Thompson, Pierce Brosnan, Timothy Spall
Brosnan and Thompson make an ideal couple in this romantic heist comedy. Even though they're divorced, theirs is an amicable split and each is looking forward to retirement. However, when a conman steals their pension fund they set out for revenge.

Maleficent
Maleficent
What does the classification PG mean?
Director: Robert Stromberg
Stars: Angelina Jolie, Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning
This live-action retelling of Sleeping Beauty has a twist - the story is told from the perspective of the evil Maleficent. Jolie's performance in the title role is a tour de force, leaving no piece of the baroque scenery unchewed.

Subtitles available in English
Million Dollar Arm
Million Dollar Arm
What does the classification PG mean?
Director: Craig Gillespie
Stars: Jon Hamm, Aasif Mandvi, Alan Arkin
This true-life sports drama stars Mad Men hunk Hamm as a sports agent who, after watching an episode of Britain's Got Talent and a game of cricket, innovatively combines the two in order to find new pitching talent.

Subtitles available in English
The Monuments Men
The Monuments Men
What does the classification 12 mean?
Director: George Clooney
Stars: George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray
Boasting a style and tone that harks back to a Hollywood of years gone by. Set at the end of World War II - just as the Nazi occupation of Europe is coming to an end and the fleeing Germans are taking priceless artworks with them. Clooney's conscientious officer Frank Stokes is tasked with assembling 'the monuments men'.

Mr. Peabody & Sherman
Mr. Peabody & Sherman
What does the classification U mean?
Director: Rob Minkoff
Stars: Ty Burrell, Max Charles, Stephen Colbert
Animated fun involving a genius dog called Mr Peabody and his adopted son Sherman. Having invented time travel, Mr Peabody takes Sherman back to see history, but when Sherman breaks time-travel rules all hell breaks loose. Meanwhile Mr Peabody must face his biggest challenge yet - being a parent.

Subtitles available in English
Mrs. Brown's Boys D'Movie
Mrs. Brown's Boys D'Movie
What does the classification 15 mean?
Director: Ben Kellett
Stars: Brendan O'Carroll, Jennifer Gibney, Sorcha Cusack
On TV, the critics don't especially like Mrs Brown, but at the cinema they absolutely loathe her. Not a problem for the irrepressible Irishwoman. This tale of her against greedy moneymen packed them in at the cinemas.

A New York Winter's Tale
A New York Winter's Tale
What does the classification 12 mean?
Director: Akiva Goldsman
Stars: Colin Farrell, Russell Crowe, Jessica Brown Findlay
Set in a mythic New York, this is a sweetly fantastical romance starring Farrell as a burglar who attempts to rob a mansion on the Upper West Side, only to fall in love with a beautiful, but doomed, woman he meets inside. Things take a turn for the worse when they find themselves hunted by Crowe's demonic villain.

Noah
Noah
What does the classification 12 mean?
Director: Darren Aronofsky
Stars: Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Anthony Hopkins
Aronofsky's tale of Biblical boat-building is epic film-making at its most ambitious. Set in a corrupted world after the fall of Paradise, Crowe plays Noah, who has a vision of the impending apocalypse and sets about saving the animals.

Subtitles available in Chinese and English