Latest Movie Releases
Director: Garth Davis (TVs Top of the Lake) Writer: Luke Davies (Candy) // Based on the memoir by Saroo Brierly Producers: Emile Sherman, Iain Canning, Angie Fielder Cast: Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, David Wenham, Rooney Mara Genre: Drama Country of Origin: Australia Adapted from the incredible true story ‘A Long Way Home’ by Saroo Brierly. In ‘Lion’, five-year-old Saroo finds himself alone and travelling on the wrong train away from his home in northern India. Frightened and bewildered, he ends up thousands of miles away, in chaotic Kolkata. Somehow he survives living on the streets, dodging all sorts of terrors in the process. Eventually ending up in an orphanage, Saroo is adopted by an Australian couple, and finds safety and love as he grows up in Hobart. Not wanting to hurt his adoptive parents’ feelings, he buries his past, his emotional need for reunification and his hope of ever finding his lost mother and brother. But a chance meeting with some fellow Indians reawakens his secret yearnings. With just a small store of memories, and the help of some newly-developed satellite-imaging technology, Saroo embarks on one of the greatest needle-in-ahaystack quests of modern times.
19 SPLIT THRILLER
Stars: James McAvoy Directed & written by: M. Night Shyamalan Produced by: Jason Blum
26 LIVE BY NIGHT
A story set in the Prohibition Era and centred on a group of individuals and their dealings in the world of organised crime. Stars: Ben Affleck, Elle Fanning, Scott Eastwood Director: Ben Affleck
26 MANCHESTER BY THE SEA
Stars: Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler Produced by: Matt Damon, Chris Moore, Kimberly Steward, Lauren Beck & Kevin J. Walsh
2nd Feb PATRIOTS DAY
An account of Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis's actions in the events leading up to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the aftermath, which includes the city-wide manhunt to find the terrorists behind it.
Stars: Melissa Benoist, Mark Wahlberg, Michelle Monaghan
Director: Peter Berg
2nd Feb BASTARDS
Upon learning that their mother has been lying to them for years about their allegedly deceased father, two fraternal twin brothers hit the road in order to find him.
Stars: Ryan Cartwright, J.K. Simmons, Owen Wilson
Director: Lawrence Sher
9th Feb FIFTY SHADES DARKER
Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson return as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele in FIFTY SHADES DARKER, the second chapter based on the worldwide bestselling “Fifty Shades” phenomenon. Expanding upon the events set in motion in FIFTY SHADES OF GREY, which has grossed more than $560 million globally, the film will again become the motion-picture event for Valentine’s Day 2017. Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti, alongside E L James, the creator of the series, also return to produce.
Stars: Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson
Produced by: Michael De Luca, Dana Brunetti & E.L James
16th Feb FIST FIGHT
On the last day of the year, mild-mannered high school English teacher Andy Campbell is trying his best to keep it together amidst senior pranks, a dysfunctional administration and budget cuts that put jobs on the line. But things go from bad to worse when he accidentally crosses his much tougher and deeply feared colleague, Ron Strickland, who challenges Campbell to an old-fashioned throw down after school.
Stars: Ice Cube, Charlie Day, Tracy Morgan
Director: Richie Keen
16th Feb THE SPACE BETWEEN US
A young man who is raised by scientists on Mars returns to Earth to find his father. While searching for clues about his father, and the home planet he’s never known, Gardner begins a unique and secret inter-planetary friendship with a foster girl named Tulsa. When he finally gets a chance to go to Earth, Gardner is eager to experience all of the wonders he could only read and hear about on Mars. But after his explorations begin, scientists discover that Gardner’s organs can’t withstand Earth’s gravity. Gardner joins with Tulsa on a race against time to unravel the mysteries of how he came to be, and where he belongs in the universe.
Stars: Asa Butterfield, Britt Robertson, Gary Oldman, Carla Gugino
Director: Peter Chelsom
16th Feb THE GREAT WALL
Directed by Zhang Yimou, The Great Wall tells the story of an elite force making a last stand for humanity on the world’s most iconic structure. An official Chinese co-production, Legendary is partnered with Universal Pictures, China Film Co., Ltd and Le Vision Pictures. Le Vision Pictures and China Film Co., Ltd will distribute the film in China.
Stars: Matt Damon, Pedro Pascal, Tian Jing, Willem Dafoe
23rd Feb SLEEPLESS
A cop with a connection to the criminal underworld sources a nightclub in search of his kidnapped son. Based on the 2011 French film “Nuit Blanche”.
Stars: Jamie Foxx, Clifford Joseph Harris Jr., Gabrielle Union, Lloyd Banks
Director: Baran bo Odar