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MOVIES OUT NOW - AUGUST 2014
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
The Two Faces Of January
The Two Faces Of January
What does the classification 12 mean?
Director: Hossein Amini
Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Oscar Isaac, Viggo Mortensen
A sophisticated, beautiful thriller where nothing is quite as it seems. In this case, we find ourselves in Athens in 1962, when Rydal (Isaac), a dashing American con-artist, encounters a handsome couple (it's the kind of film where couples are 'handsome') Chester (Mortensen) and Colette (Dunst).

12 Years A Slave
12 Years A Slave
What does the classification 15 mean?
Director: Steve McQueen
Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Michael K. Williams
Ejiofor shines in his role as Solomon Northup, a free black man who is kidnapped and sold into slavery. He's purchased by the vicious and abusive Edwin Epps (Fassbender). Be in no doubt this is an unflinching portrait of a shameful period in history, but it is also an essential film and a modern masterpiece.

3 Days To Kill
3 Days To Kill
What does the classification 12 mean?
Director: McG
Stars: Kevin Costner, Hailee Steinfeld, Connie Nielsen
If its action you want you're in good hands with 3 Days to Kill. Scripted by Luc Besson of Nikita and Leon fame, directed by Charlie's Angels' McG and starring Costner, this tale of a CIA agent on the trail of a terrorist won't exercise your brain cells, but delivers a massive payload of bang for your buck.

Subtitles available in English and Chinese
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.

The Book Thief
The Book Thief
What does the classification 12 mean?
Director: Brian Percival
Stars: Sophie Nelisse, Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson
Set in Nazi Germany and narrated by Death this quirky but heartrending drama concerns a young girl (Nélisse) who when she's sent to live with foster parents becomes involved in the plan to hide a Jewish man from the Nazi authorities - and Death takes a closer interest…

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
Dallas Buyers Club
Dallas Buyers Club
What does the classification 15 mean?
Director: Jean-Marc Vallée
Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Jared Leto
McConaughey plays the real-life Ron Woodroof, who upon discovering he's HIV positive, begins smuggling illegal pharmaceutical drugs and selling them to other patients, considerably alleviating their pain. Having lost an incredible 50 pounds for the part, McConaughey completely inhabits the role, giving what is by far the best performance of his career.

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
Endless Love
Endless Love
What does the classification 12 mean?
Director: Shana Feste
Stars: Gabriella Wilde, Alex Pettyfer, Bruce Greenwood
Doomed love is the theme of this weepy remake, with Pettyfer the love-struck kid who worships Wilde from afar. When he finally works up the courage to speak to her, it turns out she feels the same way and the two become sweethearts. Trouble is her middle-class parents think he's a bad influence and set out to split them up…

Frozen
Frozen
What does the classification PG mean?
Director: Chris Buck / Jennifer Lee
Stars: Kristen Bell, Josh Gad, Idina Menzel
From the creators of Entangled comes this fast-paced, animated family movie. It stars (the voice of) Bell as Anna, who teams up with a mountain man and a hilarious snowman, overcoming all kinds of icy obstacles as they search for her magical sister Elsa.

Subtitles available in English
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
What does the classification 12 mean?
Director: Peter Jackson
Stars: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage
The second part of Peter Jackson's hugely ambitious and richly satisfying Hobbit adaptation finds Bilbo (Freeman) embarking on the next phase of his journey. This time round he must complete the journey to locate the dragon Smaug's treasure.

Subtitles available in English
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
Labor Day
Labor Day
What does the classification 12 mean?
Director: Jason Reitman
Stars: Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin, Gattlin Griffith
Winslet and Brolin form an acting powerhouse in this drama about a single mum, Adele (Winslet) and her son, Henry, who offer help to wounded convict Frank (Brolin). Adele and Frank fall for each other, but as the cops close in, she begins to learn the painful truth about her new love…

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.

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
Muppets Most Wanted
Muppets Most Wanted
What does the classification U mean?
Director: James Bobin
Stars: Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell, Tina Fey
When the evil mastermind Constantine escapes from prison he's quick to exploit his likeness to Kermit, who finds himself banged up in a Russian Gulag at the mercy of the governor (Fey). Meanwhile, the rest of the Muppets are exploited by unscrupulous agent Dominic Badguy (Gervais). Classic Muppets.

Need For Speed
Need For Speed
What does the classification 12 mean?
Director: Scott Waugh
Stars: Aaron Paul, Dominic Cooper, Imogen Poots
Based on the most successful racing video game franchise ever. This turbo-fuelled film stars Breaking Bad's Paul as a driver who embarks on a race to get revenge on the evil dudes who sent him to prison. His ex-partner, learning of the plan, places a massive bounty on his head. Critics came down hard on it. Audiences have loved it.

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.