Studio: BBC Films
Director: Declan Lowney
Screenwriter: Peter Baynham and Steve Coogan
Starring: Steve Cogan, Colm Meaneys Sean Pertwee
BBC favourite comedy legend Alan Partridge arrives on the big screen, with Steve Coogan in the role he made famous on television and also on writing duties.
It's a hostage situation, is filled with jokes about celebrity and the media and builds on the television heritage of the great Alan Partridge.
Expect laughs, a certain amount of buffoonery and lots of jokes about Norfolk...
Studio: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Director: Steve McQueen
Screenwriter: John Ridley
￼￼Starring: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Garret Dillahunt, Paul Giamatti, Scoot McNairy, Lupita Nyong’o, Adepero Oduye, Sarah Paulson, Brad Pitt, Michael Kenneth Williams, Alfre Woodard, Chris Chalk, Taran Killam, Bill Camp
12 Years A Slave is based on an incredible true story of one man's fight for survival and freedom.
In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup [Chiwetel Ejiofor], a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty [personified by a malevolent slave owner, portrayed by Michael Fassbender], as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity.
In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon’s chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist [Brad Pitt] will forever alter his life...
Based on Jordan Belfort's bestselling memoir, The Wolf of Wall Street chronicles Belfort's dramatic rise and fall on er, Wall Street, along with his hard-partying lifestyle and tumultuous personal life, which included drug and alcohol addiction.
Depending on your state of mind with regard to the big banks, financial speculators and corruption multi-national corporations this will either make you laugh at the ticklish insanity of it all, or drive you to alcohol.
Martin Scorsese gets an opportunity if he still, you know, has it in him, while DiCaprio is offered the chance to smirk and practice his big screen timing.
Something which would do him well...
Studio: Roadside Attractions
Director: JC Chandor
Screenwriter: JC Chandor
Starring: Robert Redford
Academy Award winner Robert Redford stars in All Is Lost, an open water thriller about one man's battle for survival against the elements after his sailboat is destroyed at sea.
Written and directed by Academy Award nominee JC Chandor [Margin Call] with a musical score by Alex Ebert, the movie is a gripping, visceral and powerfully moving tribute to ingenuity and resilience.
Deep into a solo voyage in the Indian Ocean, an unnamed man [Redford] wakes to find his 39 foot yacht taking on water after a collision with a shipping container left floating on the high seas. With his navigation equipment and radio disabled, the man sails unknowingly into the path of a violent storm.
Despite his success in patching the breached hull, his mariner's intuition, and a strength that belies his age, the man barely survives the tempest.
Using only a sextant and nautical maps to chart his progress, he is forced to rely on ocean currents to carry him into a shipping lane in hopes of hailing a passing vessel. But with the sun unrelenting, sharks circling and his meagre supplies dwindling, the ever resourceful sailor soon finds himself staring his mortality in the face...
Studio: Universal Pictures
Director: Peter Berg
Screenwriter: Peter Berg
Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, Ben Foster, Ali Suliman, Alexander Ludwig, Eric Bana
Genre: Action, Drama
Based on The New ￼ York Times bestselling true story of heroism, courage and survival, Lone Survivor tells the incredible tale of four Navy SEALs on a covert mission to neutralise a high-level al-Qaeda operative, and who are then ambushed by the enemy in the mountains of Afghanistan.
Faced with an impossible moral decision, the small band is isolated from help and surrounded by a much larger force of Taliban ready for war. As they confront unthinkable odds together, the four men find reserves of strength and resilience as they stay in the fight to the finish.
Mark Wahlberg stars as Marcus Luttrell, the author of the first-person memoir, Lone Survivor, whose book has become a motivational resource for its lessons on how the power of the human spirit is tested when we are pushed beyond our mental and physical limits.
Starring alongside Wahlberg as the other members of the SEAL team are Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch and Ben Foster...
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