Touching True Tale
Philomena is a film inspired by true events, tinged with both tragedy and comedy about two very different people who join forces for a remarkable journey. They are seeking to uncover the truth behind a heartbreaking story that has remained a mystery for half a century. Already one of the most talked about films at both Venice and the Toronto International Film Festivals, Judi Dench stars as Philomena, who searches for her son who was taken away from her when she was a young woman.
In its 5 Star review The Guardian praises the film as "one of those unusual movies it's hard to imagine anyone not enjoying." Whilst the highly respected Time Magazine offered this beautiful quote referring to the amazing (and as they claim Oscar-worthy) performance by Dame Judi, saying "Dench gives a performance of grace, nuance and cinematic heroism."
Directed by Stephen Frears (The Queen, Dangerous Liaisons) and co-starring Steve Coogan (who also co-wrote the screenplay) Philomena is based on Martin Sixsmith's book 'The Lost Child of Philomena Lee'. Beautifully realised and filled with Oscar-worthy performances, Philomena will open on Boxing Day.
Starring Nicole Kidman
Set in 1962, six years after her celebrated 'wedding of the century', Grace of Monaco tells of a year in the life of one of the 20th century's most iconic women - Grace Kelly. This film presents a unique portrait of Kelly, as she strives to reconcile her past and present, a yearning for a return to the big screen, with her newfound role as a mother of two and as a monarch of Monaco and a wife to Prince Rainier III. Starring Nicole Kidman as Kelly and co-starring Tim Roth (Pulp Fiction), Parker Posie (You've got Mail) among many others, this based on true accounts film is directed by Olivier Dahan (La Vie En Rose). We'll be releasing this exquisite tale of glamour, politics and personal discovery early next year. Grace of Monaco promises to be the most lavish cinematic event of the year.read more
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In Red 2, the high-octane action-comedy sequel to the worldwide sleeper hit, retired black-ops CIA agent Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) reunites his unlikely team of elite operatives - including former colleague Marvin (John Malkovich), ever-deadly sharp-shooter Victoria (Helen Mirren) and Frank's beloved Sarah (Mary-Louise Parker) - for a global quest to track down a missing portable nuclear device.
To succeed, they'll need to survive an army of relentless assassins, ruthless terrorists and power-crazed government officials, all eager to get their hands on the next-generation weapon. It's a mission that takes them to Paris, London and Moscow, where they cross paths with Frank's seductive former flame Katja (Catherine Zeta-Jones), as well as Bailey (Anthony Hopkins), a brilliant scientist from Frank's past.
Audience favourite at the Toronto International Film Festival, Starbuck tells the story of David Wozniak, a lovable, middle-aged no-account who's a disappointment to his family and his girlfriend Valerie - and is now being pursued by some particularly nasty loan sharks. But things are about to get even worse. Valerie is pregnant and doesn't want David to have anything to do with the baby and then he receives even more bad news: after a regular stint at a sperm bank in the '80s, it turns out David has fathered 533 children, 142 of which are filing a law-suit against him to reveal his identity. With the help of his lawyer friend, David begins checking up on his progeny, a decision that will change his life forever. A must-see comedy of genetic proportions.read more
AWESOME Action Adventure
The anticipation surrounding the release of Divergent is gaining more and more momentum. Based on the New York Times best selling novel by Veronica Roth the film centers around Tris, a young woman who finds that her life might be threatened as she learns of her extraordinary abilities which are viewed dangerous by those in power. Directed by Neil Burger (The Illusionist) and starring Shailene Woodly (The Descendents) and Kate Winslet (Titanic) we will be releasing it in Australia in April 2014. For the latest info including the brand new character posters join the official Divergent FB page below. And to find out what the fuss is all about check out the official trailer here. This is going to be one of the biggest cinema events of 2014!read more
Love and Lust
Starring Naomi Watts, Robin Wright, Xavier Samuel and James Frecheville, Adoration is a passionate love story reminding us just remarkable and surprising love can be. Earlier this year Adoration has been selected to screen at the 2013 Sundance Film Festivals' prestigious Premiere program. Shot on location on the north coast of New South Wales, this complex and fascinating film has a distinctive Australian flavour. Ben Mendelsohn and Sophie Lowe are two other Aussies who also star in this captivating film.
Based on a novel by Nobel prize winning author Doris Lessing, Adoration invites us to question and re-discover how we understand relationships, love and desire. Written by Academy Award winning writer Christopher Hampton (Atonement) and envisioned by the acclaimed French director Anne Fontaine (Coco Before Chanel) Adoration is a bold and confident film.
This intriguing tale of love and passion is playing in cinemas now. You can also watch a few exclusive clips along with images from Adoration in the link below. This film has got people talking already - so expect the unexpected.