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New movies out in the UK cinema this week

31/07/2009

A selection of new movies that open up this week in the UK.

The Vintners Luck

Starring: Vera Farmiga, Gaspard Ulliel, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Jérémie Renier, Eric Godon
Director: Niki Caro
Written by: Niki Caro, Elizabeth Knox

Rumba

Starring: Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon, Philippe Martz, Bruno Romy, Clément Morel
Director: Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon
Written by: Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon
Type: Comedy
Length: 1:17
Fiona and Dom are teachers at a rural school. They share a passion for Latin dance and they’re deeply in love. On weekends, they enter dance competitions around the country. Their house is crammed with trophies. One night, as they are coming back from a competition, they encounter a man on a clumsy suicide mission, standing in the middle of the road. They swerve to avoid him, crash into a wall and their life is thrown into turmoil.

Land Of The Lost

Starring: Will Ferrell, Danny R. McBride, Anna Friel, Jorma Taccone, Raymond Ochoa
Director: Brad Silberling
Written by: Chris Henchy, Dennis McNicholas
Type: Comedy
Length: 1:33
Space-time vortexes suck. Dr. Rick Marshall is sucked into one and spat back through time. Way back. Now, Marshall has no weapons, few skills and questionable smarts to survive in an alternate universe full of marauding dinosaurs and fantastic creatures from beyond our world–a place of spectacular sights and super-scaled comedy known as the “Land of the Lost.” Sucked alongside him for the adventure are crack-smart research assistant Holly and a redneck survivalist named Will. Chased by T. rex and stalked by painfully slow reptiles known as Sleestaks, Marshall, Will and Holly must rely on their only ally–a primate called Chaka–to navigate out of the hybrid dimension. Escape from this routine expedition gone awry and they’re heroes. Get stuck, and they’ll be permanent refugees in the “Land of the Lost.”

G-Force

Starring: Bill Nighy, Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis, Nicolas Cage, Sam Rockwell
Director: Hoyt Yeatman Jr.
Written by: John Lee Hancock, Cormac Wibberley, Marianne Sellek Wibberley
Type: Animation
Length: 1:30
“G-FORCE” is a comedy adventure about the latest evolution of a covert government program to train animals to work in espionage. Armed with the latest high-tech spy equipment, these highly trained guinea pigs discover that the fate of the world is in their paws. Tapped for the G-FORCE are guinea pigs Darwin, the squad leader determined to succeed at all costs; Blaster, an outrageous weapons expert with tons of attitude and a love for all things extreme; and Juarez, a sexy martial arts pro; plus the literal fly-on-the-wall reconnaissance expert, Mooch, and a star-nosed mole, Speckles, the computer and information specialist. Along the way, the G-FORCE encounters myriad other members of the animal kingdom, including pet shop layabout Hurley and the rabidly territorial hamster Bucky.

District 13 Ultimatum (Banlieue 13 – Ultimatum)

Starring: David Belle, Frans Boyer, Daniel Duval, Moussa Maaskri, Milan Ojdanic
Director: Patrick Alessandrin
Written by: Luc Besson
Type: Action/Adventure
Length: 1:35

Coco Before Chanel

Starring: Audrey Tautou, Benoît Poelvoorde, Alessandro Nivola, Marie Gillain, Emmanuelle Devos
Director: Anne Fontaine
Written by: Anne Fontaine, Camille Fontaine, Edmonde Charles-Roux
Type: Drama
Length: 1:50
Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel, who began her life as headstrong orphan, and through an extraordinary journey, she became the legendary couturier who embodied the modern woman and became a timeless symbol of success, freedom and style. The film portrays the formative years of Chanel’s life, the years of Chanel spent discovering and inventing herself.

Crossing Over

Starring: Harrison Ford, Sean Penn, Ray Liotta, Ashley Judd, Summer Bishil
Director: Wayne Kramer
Written by: Wayne Kramer
Type: Drama
Length: 1:53
Immigrants from around the world enter Los Angeles every day, with hopeful visions of a better life, but little notion of what that life may cost. Their desperate scenarios test the humanity of immigration enforcement officers. “In Crossing Over,” writer-director Wayne Kramer explores the allure of the American dream, and the reality that immigrants find–and create–in 21st century L.A.

BirdWatchers (La terra degli uomini rossi)

Starring: Taiane Arce, Alicélia Batista Cabreira, Chiara Caselli, César Chedid, Temily Comar
Director: Marco Bechis
Written by: Marco Bechis, Luiz Bolognesi
Type: Drama
Length: 1:48

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Meet the cast of G-Force

In cinemas July 31 in Disney Digital 3D! Watch the official trailer for G-Force, a comedy-adventure about the latest evolution of a covert government program to train animals to work in espionage. Armed with the latest high-tech spy equipment, these highly trained guinea pigs discover that the fate of the world is in their paws.

Voiced by Nicolas Cage, Penelope Cruz, Sam Rockwell and Tracy Morgan. Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Oscar®-winning visual effects master Hoyt Yeatman.

Meet Hurley – one of the four furry stars of G-Force

Meet Darwin – one of the four furry stars of G-Force

Meet Blaster – one of the four furry stars of G-Force

July 29, 2009 Posted by | Movies, Videos | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

UK cinemas: Top 10 grossing films

01: Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince

Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Jim Broadbent, Helena Bonham Carter
Director: David Yates
Written by: Steve Kloves, J.K. Rowling
Type: SciFi/Fantasy
Length: 2:33
Voldemort is tightening his grip on both the Muggle and wizarding worlds and Hogwarts is no longer the safe haven it once was. Harry suspects that dangers may even lie within the castle, but Dumbledore is more intent upon preparing him for the final battle that he knows is fast approaching. Together they work to find the key to unlock Voldemort’s defenses and, to this end, Dumbledore recruits his old friend and colleague, the well-connected and unsuspecting bon vivant Professor Horace Slughorn, whom he believes holds crucial information. Meanwhile, the students are under attack from a very different adversary as teenage hormones rage across the ramparts. Harry finds himself more and more drawn to Ginny, but so is Dean Thomas. And Lavender Brown has decided that Ron is the one for her, only she hadn’t counted on Romilda Vane’s chocolates! And then there’s Hermione, simmering with jealousy but determined not to show her feelings. As romance blossoms, one student remains aloof. He is determined to make his mark, albeit a dark one. Love is in the air, but tragedy lies ahead and Hogwarts may never be the same again.

02: The Proposal

Starring: Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds, Mary Steenburgen, Craig T. Nelson, Betty White
Director: Anne Fletcher
Written by: Pete Chiarelli
Type: Romance
Length: 1:48
When high-powered book editor Margaret faces deportation to her native Canada, the quick-thinking exec declares that she’s actually engaged to her unsuspecting put-upon assistant Andrew, who she’s tormented for years. He agrees to participate in the charade, but with a few conditions of his own. The unlikely couple heads to Alaska to meet his quirky family, and the always-in-control city girl finds herself in one comedic fish-out-of-water situation after another. With an impromptu wedding in the works and an immigration official on their tails, Margaret and Andrew reluctantly vow to stick to the plan despite the precarious consequences.

03: Ice Age: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs

Director: Carlos Saldanha
Written by: Michael Berg
Type: Animation
Length: 1:27
The sub-zero heroes from the worldwide blockbusters “Ice Age” and “Ice Age: The Meltdown” are back, on an incredible adventure…for the ages. Scrat is still trying to nab the ever-elusive nut (while, maybe, finding true love); Manny and Ellie await the birth of their mini-mammoth, Sid the sloth creates his own makeshift family by hijacking some dinosaur eggs; and Diego the saber-toothed tiger wonders if he’s growing too “soft” hanging with his pals. On a mission to rescue the hapless Sid, the gang ventures into a mysterious underground world, where they have some close encounters with dinosaurs, battle flora fauna run amuck–and meet a relentless, one-eyed, dino-hunting weasel named Buck.

04: Bruno

Starring: Sacha Baron Cohen, Alice Evans, Trishelle Cannatella, Sandra Seeling, Ben Youcef
Director: Larry Charles
Written by: Sacha Baron Cohen, Anthony Hines, Dan Mazer, Jeff Schaffer
Type: Comedy
Length: 1:21
Baron Cohen calls upon yet another of his alter egos – Bruno, a gay fashionista/TV reporter from Austria, who fancies himself as “the voice of Austrian youth TV.” Bruno methodically worms his way into style hot spots.

05: The Hangover

Starring: Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Heather Graham, Bryan Callen
Director: Todd Phillips
Written by: Jon Lucas, Scott Moore
Type: Comedy
Length: 1:36
Two days before his wedding, Doug and his three friends drive to Las Vegas for a blow-out bachelor party they’ll never forget. But, in fact, when the three groomsmen wake up the next morning, they can’t remember a thing. For some reason, they find a tiger in the bathroom and a six-month-old baby in the closet of their suite at Caesars Palace. The one thing they can’t find is Doug. With no clue as to what transpired and little time to spare, the trio must retrace their hazy steps and all their bad decisions in order to figure out where things went wrong and hopefully get Doug back to L.A. in time to walk down the aisle.

06: Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen

Starring: Megan Fox, Shia LaBeouf, Rainn Wilson, Hugo Weaving, John Turturro
Director: Michael Bay
Written by: Ehren Kruger, Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman
Type: Action/Adventure
Length: 2:30
Two years have passed since Sam Witwicky and the Autobots saved the human race from the invading Decepticons. Now he’s preparing for the biggest challenge of his life: leaving home for college. Leaving home is something the Autobots understand only too well. With the destruction of the Allspark, the Transformers home planet of Cybertron is uninhabitable, and the Autobots make the best of their lives on earth, working in league with the military as part of a top-secret team called NEST. Meanwhile, the Decepticons learn what Sam doesn’t know: he alone holds the key to the outcome of the struggle between evil and the ultimate power of good. A normal life will have to wait. With the help of the Autobots, the soldiers of NEST, and an old adversary-turned-ally, former Sector 7 Agent Simmons, Sam and his girlfriend Mikaela must uncover the secret history of the Transformers presence on earth, and the sacrifices that have to be made to save it from an ancient threat sworn on returning here for revenge–an ancient Decepticon named The Fallen.

07: Public Enemies

Starring: Johnny Depp, Christian Bale, Marion Cotillard, Jason Clarke, Rory Cochran
Director: Michael Mann
Written by: Ronan Bennett, Ann Biderman
Type: Action/Adventure
Length: 2:23
“Public Enemies” is the story of legendary Depression-era outlaw John Dillinger-the charismatic bank robber whose lightning raids made him the number one target of J. Edgar Hoover’s fledgling FBI and its top agent, Melvin Purvis, and a folk hero to much of the downtrodden public. No one could stop Dillinger and his gang. No jail could hold him. His charm and audacious jailbreaks endeared him to almost everyone-from his girlfriend Billie Frechette to an American public who had no sympathy for the banks that had plunged the country into the Depression. But while the adventures of Dillinger’s gang-later including the sociopathic Baby Face Nelson and Alvin Karpis-thrilled many, Hoover hit on the idea of exploiting the outlaw’s capture as a way to elevate his Bureau of Investigation into the national police force that became the FBI. He made Dillinger America’s first Public Enemy Number One and sent in Purvis, the dashing “Clark Gable of the FBI.’’ However, Dillinger and his gang outwitted and outgunned Purvis’ men in wild chases and shootouts. Only after importing a crew of Western ex-lawmen (newly baptized as agents) and orchestrating epic betrayals-from the infamous “Lady in Red’’ to the Chicago crime boss Frank Nitti-were Purvis, the FBI and their new crew of gunfighters able to close in on Dillinger.

08: My Sister’s Keeper

Starring: Cameron Diaz, Alec Baldwin, Abigail Breslin, Joan Cusack, Sofia Vassilieva
Director: Nick Cassavetes
Written by: Jeremy Leven, Nick Cassavetes, Jodi Picoult
Type: Drama
Length: 1:46
After their daughter is stricken with leukemia, a couple conceives a younger sister who can provide a donor match, but the family is torn apart when, after years of medical procedures, the healthy younger sibling sues her parents for the right to decide how her body is used.

09: Moon

Starring: Kevin Spacey, Sam Rockwell, Matt Berry, Kaya Scodelario, Benedict Wong
Director: Duncan Jones
Written by: Duncan Jones, Nathan Parker
Type: SciFi/Fantasy
Length: 1:37
It is the near future. Astronaut Sam Bell is living on the far side of the moon, completing a three-year contract with Lunar Industries to mine Earth’s primary source of energy, Helium-3. It is a lonely job, made harder by a broken satellite that allows no live communications home. Thankfully, his time on the moon is nearly over, and Sam will be reunited with his wife, Tess, and their three-year-old daughter, Eve, in only a few short weeks. Suddenly, Sam’s health starts to deteriorate. Painful headaches, hallucinations and a lack of focus lead to an almost fatal accident on a routine drive on the moon in a lunar rover. While recuperating back at the base (with no memory of how he got there), Sam meets a younger, angrier version of himself, who claims to be there to fulfill the same three-year contract Sam started all those years ago. Confined with what appears to be a clone of his earlier self, and with a “support crew” on its way to help put the base back into productive order, Sam is fighting the clock to discover what’s going on and where he fits into company plans.

10: Antichrist

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