films coming soon: our favourites

Posted by on January 20, 2017 in ,

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2017 is already shaping up to be a cracking year for new movies. We’ve picked out some of our 2017 highlights that we loved on the big screen, all coming to our stores soon to own on DVD / Blu-ray.


The Childhood Of A Leader

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A child’s angelic face conceals a budding sociopath in the audacious, senses-shattering feature debut from actor Brady Corbet. A powerhouse international cast led by Robert Pattinson and Bérénice Bejo (The Artist) headlines this dark domestic nightmare.

Set amidst the turmoil of World War I and its aftermath, it follows the young son of an American diplomat living in France as he learns to manipulate the adults around him—a monstrous coming of age that ominously parallels the rising tide of Fascism in Europe.

A stylistically fearless tour-de-force, The Childhood of a Leader reaches fever-pitch delirium thanks to ravishing cinematography and a thunderous score by legendary, boundary-pushing musician Scott Walker.

In-store: 30th January


War On Everyone

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Two corrupt cops in New Mexico set out to blackmail and frame every criminal unfortunate enough to cross their path. Things take a sinister turn, however, when they try to intimidate someone who is more dangerous than they are. Or is he?

In-store: 30th January


The Unknown Girl

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Two-time Palme d’Or winners Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne (Two Days, One Night, Rosetta, The Child) continue their empathetic examinations of the compromises faced by everyday people in their tense, intriguing and psychologically complex drama.

Rising French actor Adèle Haenel (Water Lilies, Les Combattants) stars as Jenny Davin, a talented doctor who refuses to open the door of her practice to a mysterious late-night caller. The next morning, she learns that the caller was a girl who has been found dead, and that the police have no way to identify her. Shocked and guilt-stricken by the news, Jenny resolves to discover the name of the young girl so that she will not be buried anonymously – so that she doesn’t disappear as if she had never lived.

Playing intelligently with the traits of traditional detective dramas, The Unknown Girl is another characteristically engaging social commentary from the Dardenne brothers – a morally astute and compelling investigation of personal responsibility, justice and guilt.

In-store: 6th February


American Honey

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Star (Sasha Lane), an adolescent girl from a troubled home, runs away with a traveling sales crew who drive across the American Midwest selling subscriptions door to door. Finding her feet in this gang of teenagers, one of whom is Jake (Shia LaBeouf), she soon gets into the group’s lifestyle of hard-partying nights, law-bending days, and young love.

In-store: 20th February


Free State Of Jones

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Written and directed by four-time Oscar nominee Gary Ross (The Hunger Games, Seabiscuit, Pleasantville), and starring Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey, Free State of Jones is an epic action-drama set during the Civil War, and tells the story of defiant Southern farmer, Newt Knight, and his extraordinary armed rebellion against the Confederacy.

In-store: 20th February


Train To Busan

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Train To Busan is a harrowing zombie horror-thriller that follows a group of terrified passengers fighting their way through a countrywide viral outbreak while trapped on a suspicion-filled, blood-drenched bullet train ride to Busan, a southern resort city that has managed to hold off the zombie hordes… or so everyone hopes.

In-store: 27th February


I, Daniel Blake

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Daniel Blake has worked as a joiner most of his life in Newcastle. Now, for the first time ever, he needs help from the State. He crosses paths with a single mother Katie and her two young children, Daisy and Dylan. Katie’s only chance to escape a one-roomed homeless hostel in London has been to accept a flat in a city she doesn’t know, some 300 miles away. Daniel and Katie find themselves in no-man’s land, caught on the barbed wire of welfare bureaucracy as played out against the rhetoric of ‘striver and skiver’ in modern day Britain.

In-store: 27th February


Christine

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Rebecca Hall and Michael C. Hall star in this biographical drama directed by Antonio Campos. The film tells the story of Christine Chubbuck (Hall), a Sarasota television news reporter relentlessly pushing for a promotion at her male-dominated network. With her boss Michael (Tracy Letts) demanding she chase more exciting stories in a bid to boost ratings, Christine begins to feel the pressure as her determination to provide meaningful social justice reports coupled with her lack of on-screen personality begin to damage her chances of achieving her goals. After then turning down the advances of her co-worker and long-term love interest George (Hall), Christine’s world begins to unravel as feelings of loneliness and depression begin to push her over the edge.

In-store: 27th February


Nocturnal Animals

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Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal star in this thriller adapted from Austin Wright’s novel. Years after leaving her first husband, Susan Morrow (Adams) receives a letter asking her to read the manuscript of his first novel. Although worried that reading the book may unearth unpleasant memories long forgotten, Susan reluctantly begins to read. His story revolves around Tony Hastings (Gyllenhaal) and his family as their summer holiday to a cottage retreat turns violent following a confrontation with a mysterious man. As Susan reads on, she becomes convinced that the book is a veiled threat from her ex-husband and is forced to confront some dark truths about her past. The cast also includes Isla Fisher, Michael Shannon, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Armie Hammer. The film was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards, winning for Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture (Taylor-Johnson), and nine BAFTAs, including Best Director (Ford), Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Leading Actor (Gyllenhaal) and Best Supporting Actor (Taylor-Johnson).

In-store: 27th February







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