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MOVIES OUT NOW - JUNE 2015
A Most Violent Year
A Most Violent Year
What does the classification 15 mean?
Director: J.C. Chandor
Stars: Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, David Oyelowo
New York in 1981 was statistically the most crime-ridden in the city's history, and it's against this backdrop that immigrant Abel Morales and his wife must fight for their family business to remain afloat, facing criminals, banks, the cops, unscrupulous lawyers - you name it. Can they prevail amid a rising tide of violence, decay, and corruption? And if they do, at what cost?

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.
American Sniper
American Sniper
What does the classification 15 mean?
Director: Clint Eastwood
Stars: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Kyle Gallner
Tough Eastwood-directed drama, starring Cooper as Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle, whose pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and turns him into a legend. Back home to his wife (Miller), however, Chris finds he can't leave the war behind.

Annabelle
Annabelle
What does the classification 15 mean?
Director: John R. Leonetti
Stars: Ward Horton, Annabelle Wallis, Tony Amendola
From producer James Wan, who previously brought us the Saw franchise, comes this prequel to The Conjuring. With a plot that involves a rare vintage doll becoming the conduit for a terrifying demonic entity, you can bet it's every bit as pant-wettingly scary.

Annie
Annie
What does the classification PG mean?
Director: Will Gluck
Stars: Jamie Foxx, Quvenzhané Wallis, Cameron Diaz
There's lots to love in this latest adaptation of the rag-to-riches classic, not least a bunch of celebrity cameos, the original songs given a contemporary re-rub by Sia and Greg Kurstin and Diaz in a scenery-chewing turn as a mean foster mum.

Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain
Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain
Certificate TBC
Director: Ravi Kumar
Stars: Mischa Barton, Martin Sheen, Kal Penn
Barton and Sheen join the cast of this Hindi film that uses the 1984 Union Carbide toxic-gas leak - the biggest industrial disaster in human history - as the backdrop for a series of interwoven stories examining the impact of the disaster.

Subtitles available in English
Big Hero 6
Big Hero 6
What does the classification PG mean?
Director: Don Hall, Chris Williams
Stars: Scott Adsit, Ryan Potter, Daniel Henney
Determined to discover who's behind devastating events that have befallen the city of 'San Fransokyo', Hiro transforms his robot pal, Baymax, and friends into a band of high-tech heroes called Big Hero 6, and the stage is set for a major showdown.

Subtitles available in English and Chinese
Birdman
Birdman
What does the classification 15 mean?
Director: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
Stars: Michael Keaton, Emma Stone, Edward Norton
Sick of being typecast as the superhero Birdman, actor Riggan Thompson (Keaton) turns down a fourth movie and opts instead to direct a play on Broadway. The tale of his struggles with a mercurial leading man, a first-time actress, his recovering-addict daughter and best-friend producer is what forms the backbone of this very funny, quirky and supremely well performed film.

The Book Of Life
The Book Of Life
What does the classification U mean?
Director: Jorge Gutierrez
Stars: Diego Luna, Zoe Saldana, Channing Tatum
An animated family film with a unique visual signature, The Book of Life concerns the journey of Manolo, who embarks on an adventure that takes him into three fantastical worlds and forces him to confront his greatest fears.

The Boxtrolls
The Boxtrolls
What does the classification PG mean?
Director: Graham Annable, Anthony Stacchi
Stars: Ben Kingsley, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade
Animated story about a very unusual bunch of creatures - the Boxtrolls. These underground trash collectors have raised a young orphan boy, Eggs who must then help them to evade the evil exterminator Archibald Snatcher.

Subtitles available in English and Chinese
Cake
Cake
What does the classification 15 mean?
Director: Daniel Barnz
Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Adriana Barraza, Sam Worthington
Troubled but acerbic Claire Bennett attends a support group for sufferers of chronic pain. When a fellow member commits suicide, Claire becomes obsessed with the case, forging a bond with the woman's husband, Roy, as well as battling her own inner demons.

Catch Me Daddy
Catch Me Daddy
What does the classification 15 mean?
Director: Daniel Wolfe
Stars: Sameena Jabeen Ahmed, Conor McCarron, Gary Lewis
Catch Me Daddy is an English thriller revolving around a young Pakistani (Ahmed) who, while on the run from her controlling family with her boyfriend, hides out in a West Yorkshire town. However, when her brother arrives with a posse of thugs in tow, she finds herself the quarry in a terrifying hunt of escalating odds.

Cinderella
Cinderella
What does the classification U mean?
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Stars: Cate Blanchett, Lily James, Richard Madden
With Downton Abbey's James as the titular Cinders, Madden her beau, Helena Bonham Carter as a typically batty fairy godmother and Blanchett deliciously evil as the stepmother, this update of an old classic ticks all the boxes.

Subtitles available in English
Chappie
Chappie
What does the classification 15 mean?
Director: Neill Blomkamp
Stars: Sharlto Copley, Dev Patel, Hugh Jackman
A sci-fi thriller set in a near-future where a police droid begins to develop sentient feelings - becoming the first robot to think and feel for himself. Pretty soon Chappie find himself at the centre of a fierce battle between the good, his creator, Deon (Patel), the bad, Vincent (a superb Jackman), and the ugly (the South African rap duo Die Antwoord).

Subtitles available in English
Dracula Untold
Dracula Untold
What does the classification 15 mean?
Director: Gary Shore
Stars: Luke Evans, Sarah Gadon, Dominic Cooper
Dracula gets an origin story in this epic and stylish retelling. At first Vlad III (Evans) is a just ruler. However, when a Sultan (Cooper) takes his son, the prince makes a deal that transforms him into a deathless vampire…

Subtitles available in Chinese
Dumb And Dumber To
Dumb And Dumber To
What does the classification 15 mean?
Director: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly
Stars: Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Rob Riggle
Carrey and Daniels reprise their roles as the supremely stupid pals of the title when they go in search of Harry's estranged daughter. Get set for plenty of near-the-knuckle gags, as well as cameos from the likes of Bill Murray and Kathleen Turner.

The Equalizer
The Equalizer
What does the classification 15 mean?
Director: Antoine Fuqua
Stars: Denzel Washington, Chloe Grace Moretz, Marton Csokas
Washington plays ex-Black Ops man Robert McCall, who's turned his back on strife for the humdrum pleasures of a hardware store. However, when a prostitute (Moretz) falls foul of Russian mobsters, McCall is compelled to abandon his new life and return to action.

Ex Machina
Ex Machina
What does the classification 15 mean?
Director: Alex Garland
Stars: Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander, Oscar Isaac
Caleb, a cheerful coder is invited to stay with reclusive company CEO Isaac. Arriving, Caleb finds he must participate in an experiment involving a beautiful robot girl, Ava (Vikander), but pretty soon, he and Ava are forming a bond - and joining forces against Ava's mysterious creator in a deadly game of cat and mouse.

Exodus: Gods And Kings
Exodus: Gods And Kings
What does the classification 12 mean?
Director: Ridley Scott
Stars: Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Sigourney Weaver
Director Ridley 'Gladiator' Scott's Moses tale is epic in scale, replete with gorgeous imagery and features a tremendous performance from Bale as the sea-parting saviour who must free his people from the Egyptian pharaoh Ramses (Edgerton).

Fifty Shades Of Grey
Fifty Shades Of Grey
What does the classification 18 mean?
Director: Sam Taylor-Johnson
Stars: Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Jennifer Ehle
The adaptation of the massive-selling novel is here, and no, despite the premise, it's not especially erotic and/or explicit, but yes, the two leads (Johnson and Dornan) are very easy on the eye and their relationship unexpectedly romantic and well-observed.

Subtitles available in English
Focus
Focus
What does the classification 15 mean?
Director: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa
Stars: Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Adrian Martinez
When two con artists (Smith and Robbie) separately become involved in the same scam they must work together to stay alive. Featuring appealing turns from the leads as well as nailbiting setpieces, this is superior escapist entertainment.

Foxcatcher
Foxcatcher
What does the classification 15 mean?
Director: Bennett Miller
Stars: Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo
Based on a true story, of the relationship between eccentric multi-millionaire John du Pont and champion wrestlers Mark and Dave Schultz. Flattered by the attention and entranced by du Pont's wealth, Mark comes to see his benefactor as a father figure and grows increasingly attached to him. However, he soon discovers that his patron has dark secrets that drive a wedge between the two brothers.

Fury
Fury
What does the classification 15 mean?
Director: David Ayer
Stars: Brad Pitt, Logan Lerman, Shia LaBeouf
From director David Ayer, this unrelenting tale of Wardaddy (Pitt) leading his tank regiment into Nazi Germany is the most realistic, bloody and bone-crunching depiction of combat since Saving Private Ryan - and a timely reminder of the futility of war.

The Gambler
The Gambler
What does the classification 15 mean?
Director: Rupert Wyatt
Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Brie Larson, Jessica Lange
This remake of the 1974 James Caan classic stars Wahlberg as a thoroughly unlikeable professor of literature and inveterate gambler. Up to his eyeballs in debt, he sees redemption in a student (Larson). However, his interest endangers her life.

Subtitles available in Chinese
Gone Girl
Gone Girl
What does the classification 18 mean?
Director: David Fincher
Stars: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris
Amy (Pike) and Nick (Affleck) seem like the perfect couple: good-looking, prosperous and happily married. However, nothing is what it seems in David 'Seven' Fincher's adaptation of Gillian Flynn's novel, and when Amy goes missing, suspicion falls on Nick…

The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies
The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies
What does the classification 12 mean?
Director: Peter Jackson
Stars: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage
All of the threads come together as Bilbo and friends are forced to engage in a war against an array of combatants and keep the Lonely Mountain from falling into the hands of a rising darkness. The battle scenes are simply gobsmacking.

Horrible Bosses 2
Horrible Bosses 2
What does the classification 15 mean?
Director: Sean Anders
Stars: Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day
The would-be killers from the first film decide to start their own business but end up resorting to kidnap to help fund it. If it's another dose of risqué humour and A-list stars chewing the scenery you want, then you can't go wrong here.

Subtitles available in English and Chinese
Hot Tub Time Machine 2
Hot Tub Time Machine 2
What does the classification 15 mean?
Director: Steve Pink
Stars: Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, Clark Duke
Second helping of the boisterous and near-the-knuckle comedy about an unusual time machine. In this instalment they go forward to the year 2025, in a bid to save their friend from being assassinated.

The Imitation Game
The Imitation Game
What does the classification 12 mean?
Director: Morten Tyldum
Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode
Cumberbatch inhabits the role of codebreaker Alan Turing in this beautifully mounted biopic. Set during the darkest days of World War II, it finds Turing in a nail-biting race against time to crack German codes at Bletchley Park.

Inherent Vice
Inherent Vice
What does the classification 15 mean?
Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Katherine Waterston
Set in Los Angeles in 1970, Anderson's latest (and quirkiest) work stars Phoenix as private eye 'Doc' Sportello, who becomes involved in a kidnap plot. Never mind the story, though, it's the mesmerizing hippy atmosphere that makes this such an oddball treat.

Interstellar
Interstellar
What does the classification 12 mean?
Director: Christopher Nolan
Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain
With McConaughey heading an all-star cast as an astronaut in search of a planet that can sustain life, Interstellar is as thrilling, thought-provoking and just as visually ravishing as you'd expect from its talented director. In short, a rare treat.

Subtitles available in English and Chinese
Into The Woods
Into The Woods
What does the classification PG mean?
Director: Rob Marshall
Stars: Anna Kendrick, Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt
Stephen Sondheim's Broadway musical gets the big-screen treatment and the result is star-studded extravaganza. Streep is magnificent as the witch who forces a baker (Corden) to steal magical items, while Depp is typically out-there as the wolf.

The Judge
The Judge
What does the classification 15 mean?
Director: David Dobkin
Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga
Downey Jr reminds us of his considerable acting chops as lawyer Hank Palmer, who returns to his childhood home where his father (Duvall) is suspected of murder. Hank sets out to discover the truth and along the way, reconnects with his estranged family.

Jupiter Ascending
Jupiter Ascending
What does the classification 12 mean?
Director: The Wachowskis
Stars: Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum, Eddie Redmayne
The latest from Matrix creators the Wachowskis sees a return to the reality-bending themes of their most famous franchise. Kunis plays Jupiter Jones, who discovers her destiny as an intergalactic heiress and must fight to protect Earth from an ancient power.

Kajaki. The True Story
Kajaki. The True Story
What does the classification 15 mean?
Director: Paul Katis
Stars: Mark Stanley, David Elliot, Malachi Kirby
The true tale of what happened in 2006 when a group of British soldiers stationed in Afghanistan blundered into a minefield. Unfolding in real time, the nightmare begins when a three-man patrol sets out to disable a Taliban roadblock. When one of them detonates a land mine, blowing off his leg, it sets into motion a desperate rescue mission.

Kingsman: The Secret Service
Kingsman: The Secret Service
What does the classification 15 mean?
Director: Matthew Vaughn
Stars: Colin Firth, Taron Egerton, Samuel L. Jackson
This sassy spin on James Bond sees a streetwise kid, Gary 'Eggsy' Unwin (Egerton), saved from a life of petty crime and recruited for an ultra-secret agency, Kingsman. Star-studded, action-packed and very funny, it's a delight from start to finish.

Love, Rosie
Love, Rosie
What does the classification 15 mean?
Director: Christian Ditter
Stars: Lily Collins, Sam Claflin, Jaime Winstone
Romcom with Collins and Clafin as Rosie and Alex. They've been best chums since they were small, so they couldn't possibly be right for one another... or could they? Life, love and bad choices contrive to keep them apart - as in, oceans apart.