Monday, September 22, 2014

New Releases (25/09/14)

New in cinemas this week: The Equalizer, Life of Crime, The Skeleton Twins, The Little Death, In Bloom and Land of the Bears.

The Equalizer - Denzel Washington plays McCall, a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when McCall meets Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can't stand idly by. Armed with hidden skills that allow him to serve vengeance against anyone who would brutalize the helpless, McCall comes out of his self-imposed retirement and finds his desire for justice reawakened. If someone has a problem, if the odds are stacked against them, and if they have nowhere else to turn, McCall will help. Directed by Antoine Fuqua (Training Day, Olympus Has Fallen).

Life of Crime - Based on Elmore Leonard's novel "The Switch," Life of Crime is a dark caper comedy starring Jennifer Aniston, John Hawkes, Yasiin Bey, Will Forte, Mark Boone Junior, Isla Fisher and Tim Robbins. The wife (Anniston) of a corrupt real estate developer (Robbins) is kidnapped by two common criminals (Bey and Hawkes), who intend to extort him with inside information about his crooked business and off-shore accounts. But the husband decides he'd actually rather not pay the ransom to get back his wife, setting off an unbelievable sequence of double crosses and plot twists.

The Skeleton Twins - When estranged twins Maggie (Kristen Wiig) and Milo (Bill Hader) feel they're at the end of their ropes, an unexpected reunion forces them to confront why their lives went so wrong. As the twins reconnect, they realize the key to fixing their lives may just lie in repairing their relationship. ★1/2

The Little Death - An original comedy about sex, love, relationships and taboo. In a multi-story narrative, we peer behind the closed doors of a seemingly normal suburban street - including a woman with a dangerous fantasy and her partners who struggle to please her, and a man who begins an affair with his own wife without her knowing anything about it.  

In Bloom - Early nineties, in Tbilisi, the capital of the newly independent Georgia after the collapse of the Soviet Union. The country is facing violence, war on the Black Sea coast (Abkhazia) and vigilante justice that plague society. But for Eka and Natia, fourteen-year-old inseparable friends, life just unfolds: in the street, at school, with friends or elder sisters who are already dealing with men's dominance, early marriage and disillusioned love. For these two girls in bloom life just goes on.

The Land of the Bears - Provides an unforgettable 3D vision of Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula ,
a region famous for its rich and dynamic population of brown bears. Offering an exclusive look
into the lives of these amazing beasts, we follow several bears, each at a unique phase in their
lives. Cubs learning from their mothers; young males making their own way; seasoned veterans
marking out the best salmon territory – all looking to stock up in time for hibernation.

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