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MOVIES OUT NOW - APRIL 2014
August: Osage County
August: Osage County
What does the classification 15 mean?
Director: John Wells
Stars: Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor
Streep is on top form here as a fiery matriarch trying to cope with the sudden disappearance of her poet husband, Beverly Weston (Sam Shepard). However, it's when her daughters (Julia Roberts, Juliette Lewis and Julianne Nicholson) return home to support her that the drama -the quarrels and the recriminations - really begin.
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.
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.
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.
The Wolf of Wall Street
The Wolf of Wall Street
What does the classification 18 mean?
Director: Martin Scorsese
Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Matthew McConaughey
DiCaprio's slimy stockbroker Jordan Belfort, and literally dares you to hate him. The film follows Belfort as he goes into business selling cheap stocks to working-class people, amassing a fortune and spending it on a decadent lifestyle of sex and drugs. No punches are pulled - after all this is a film that broke the record for its profanity.
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.
47 Ronin
47 Ronin
What does the classification 12 mean?
Director: Carl Rinsch
Stars: Keanu Reeves, Hiroyuki Sanada, Ko Shibasaki
After a treacherous warlord slaughters their master, a group of samurai vow to seek revenge and restore honour to their people. First, however, they must seek the help of Kai (Reeves) -a half-breed they once rejected - as they fight their way across a savage world.
About Time
About Time
What does the classification 12 mean?
Director: Richard Curtis
Stars: Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy, Domhnall Gleeson
The latest from Richard Curtis is a time-travelling romcom about Tim (Gleeson) who finds he can return to the past and change it. Pretty soon he's using this ability to woo the lovely Mary (McAdams) with surprising results. Wish fulfillment, plenty of laughs and a very British sensibility - what else would you expect?
All Is Lost
All Is Lost
What does the classification 12 mean?
Director: J.C. Chandor
Stars: Robert Redford
With just eight lines of dialogue for the film's entire nail-biting length, Redford gives the performance of his career here, playing a sailor who must battle the elements in order to survive when his boat springs a leak.
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…
The Butler
The Butler
What does the classification 12 mean?
Director: Lee Daniels
Stars: Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, John Cusack
The Butler concerns Cecil Gaines (Whitaker), whose tenure spans 1952 to 1986, and takes in unprecedented social upheaval. Whitaker is mesmerizing and the supporting cast dazzling, but it's the film's treatment of race and the civil rights movement that will remain with you long after the final credits have rolled.
Captain Phillips
Captain Phillips
What does the classification 12 mean?
Director: Paul Greengrass
Stars: Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi
Not only does this true-life tale of a captain and his crew being held hostage by ruthless Somalian pirates have a gripping set-up, but in the hands of director Paul Greengrass and actor Tom Hanks, it is a masterpiece in edge-of-the-seat cinema.
Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2
Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2
What does the classification U mean?
Director: Cody Cameron / Kris Pearn
Stars: Bill Hader, Anna Faris, Will Forte
A machine that makes food fall from the sky - what could possibly go wrong? Plenty, in this acclaimed animated sequel, in which our hero Flint Lockwood discovers that his amazing gizmo is being used to create food-animal hybrids. A pure delight from start to finish and fun for all the family.
The Conjuring
The Conjuring
What does the classification 15 mean?
Director: James Wan
Stars: Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga
Supernatural horror from Saw director Wan, starring Farmiga and Wilson as real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine. When they come to the aid of the Peron family, who are experiencing increasingly disturbing events in their Rhode Island farmhouse, they face their most terrifying challenge yet.
The Counsellor
The Counsellor
What does the classification 18 mean?
Director: Ridley Scott
Stars: Michael Fassbender, Penelope Cruz, Cameron Diaz
Director Ridley Scott has pulled together an all-star cast for the violent tale of the titular counsellor (Fassbender) who gets in way over his head when he attempts to deal with Mexican drug traffickers. Make no mistake: featuring an outrageous sex scene and brutal murders, this pulls no punches.
Despicable Me 2
Despicable Me 2
What does the classification U mean?
Director: Pierre Coffin / Chris Renaud
Stars: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Benjamin Bratt
Animated comedy sees Carell return to voice Gru, the ex-super-villain attempting to make an honest living in the jam business. When a secret Arctic laboratory is stolen, the Anti-Villain League recruits him to investigate.
Don Jon
Don Jon
What does the classification 18 mean?
Director: Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Scarlett Johansson, Julianne Moore
Gordon-Levitt stars as the Don Jon of the title who, though he has no problem meeting ladies, prefers to watch smutty movies for his kicks. However, when he meets the gorgeous Barbara (Johansson), Don decides to change his viewing habits and build a more profound and worthwhile relationship. Brilliant support comes from Julianne Moore.
Elysium
Elysium
What does the classification 15 mean?
Director: Neill Blomkamp
Stars: Matt Damon, Jodie Foster
Sci-fi thriller set in the year 2154, when the wealthy live on a space station called Elysium while the rest of the population languishes on a ruined Earth. Forced to reach Elysium or die, Max (Damon) takes on a mission that could save his home planet...
Ender's Game
Ender's Game
What does the classification 12 mean?
Director: Gavin Hood
Stars: Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld
Action-packed military sci-fi focussing on Ender (Butterfield), a quiet but brilliant boy who may become the saviour of the human race. However, as he is honed into a killer at sub-orbital battle school, he begins to hate what he has become - even though his skills may be only hope of saving Earth and his loved ones.
Enough Said
Enough Said
What does the classification 12 mean?
Director: Nicole Holofcener
Stars: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, James Gandolfini, Catherine Keener
Louis-Dreyfus stars as a woman with a dilemma. When she meets a new friend (Keener) and then starts dating a new guy (Gandolfini - in one of his last roles), all seems to be well. The problems begin when she discovers that her new pals are former husband and wife - and have some 'interesting' things to say about each other…
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.
Gravity
Gravity
What does the classification 12 mean?
Director: Alfonso Cuaron
Stars: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney
Two astronauts (Clooney and Bullock) find themselves stranded outside the Earth's atmosphere when their shuttle explodes. Drifting in space, unable to contact mission control, the two must try to stay alive and try to reach safety. Tense and absorbing, this is not to be missed.
Grown Ups 2
Grown Ups 2
What does the classification 12 mean?
Director: Dennis Dugan
Stars: Adam Sandler, Kevin James
This sequel to the hit 2010 comedy about a bunch of guys trying to relive their youth sees most of the same crew (Sandler, James, Rock, and Spade) reuniting. This time, however, as Lenny (Sandler) relocates to Connecticut where he grew up, it's the adults who find themselves learning lessons in life from their kids.
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.
Homefront
Homefront
What does the classification 15 mean?
Director: Gary Fleder
Stars: Jason Statham, James Franco, Winona Ryder
Boasting a screenplay by none other than Sylvester Stallone, this taut, action-packed thriller stars Statham as a DEA agent who retires to a small town. However, once there, things soon heat up when he tangles with the local drug kingpin (Franco).
In A World...
In A World...
What does the classification 15 mean?
Director: Lake Bell
Stars: Lake Bell, Jeff Garlin, Fred Melamed
Lake Bell writes, directs and stars in this acclaimed comedy about Carol, who makes a living voicing movie trailers. Or she tries to, at least. With critics praising the performances of Bell and Melamed as well as the film's sharp humour, not to mention its quirky subject matter, this is a real treat.
Inside Llewyn Davis
Inside Llewyn Davis
What does the classification 15 mean?
Director: Ethan Coen / Joel Coen
Stars: Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman
Full of the Coen brothers usual quirky humanity, this comedy-drama follows a week in the life of a young folk singer (Isaac) as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. Trouble is, Llewyn is something of his own worst enemy…
Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa
Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa
What does the classification 15 mean?
Director: Jeff Tremaine
Stars: Johnny Knoxville, Jackson Nicoll
A bit of a change from the usual Jackass formula here. The pranks are still present, but this time they come with a story, as 86-year-old Irving (Knoxville) journeys from Nebraska to North Carolina so his grandson can rejoin his father - with added anarchy along the way.
Kick-Ass 2
Kick-Ass 2
What does the classification 15 mean?
Director: Jeff Wadlow
Stars: Jim Carrey, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloe Grace Moretz
The sequel to the 2010 original finds our hero, Kick Ass (Taylor-Johnson) enjoying a wave of popularity as his example inspires other, copycat heroes, led by Colonel Stars and Stripes (Carrey). However, the upsurge of good guys inspires a similar wave of super-criminals, including Red Mist.