Office Christmas Party

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    An A-list comedy cast including Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, T.J. Miller and Kate McKinnon star in Office Christmas Party, the hilarious new film from the makers of Blades of Glory. When CEO Carol Vanstone (Aniston) tries to close her hard-partying brother’s branch of the business, he (Miller) and his Chief Technical Officer (Bateman) must rally their co-workers and host an epic office Christmas party in an effort to impress a potential client and close a sale that will save their jobs.

    Cafe Society

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    **** [4 stars]
    “Funny, whimsical and sumptuously shot.”
    The Independent
     
    **** [4 stars]
    “A giddy, gorgeous love-letter to Hollywood’s golden era and New York’s swinging jazz club scene.”
    Screen Space
     
    A delightful romantic comedy set in 1930s New York and Los Angeles, Café Society follows Bronx-born Bobby (Jesse Eisenberg) as he travels to Hollywood and lands a job working for his uncle Phil (Steve Carell), a high-powered agent in the movie business. There he falls hopelessly in love with his uncle’s secretary, Vonnie (Kristen Stewart). Vonnie has a boyfriend, so Bobby settles for friendship, until her breakup offers him the chance to kindle a romance between them. Featuring a stellar cast including Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart and Steve Carell, Woody Allen delivers a witty, bittersweet reflection on love gained and love lost in this glittering valentine to the movie stars, socialites, playboys, politicians and gangsters who epitomised the excitement and glamour of café society life.

    The Girl On The Train

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     Based on the best-selling novel by Paula Hawkins, The Girl on the Train is an electrifying thriller directed by Tate Taylor (The Help) and starring Emily Blunt. Devastated by her recent divorce, Rachel (Blunt) spends her daily commute fantasising about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day, until one morning she sees something shocking happen there and becomes entangled in the mystery that unfolds.
     

    Now You See Me 2

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    Following the box office hit Now You See Me, new cast members Lizzy Caplan and Daniel Radcliffe join Mark Ruffalo, Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson and Morgan Freeman for a second mind-bending adventure in Now You See Me 2, elevating the limits of stage illusion to new heights.

    One year after outwitting the FBI and winning the public’s adulation, the Four Horsemen resurface for a comeback performance. This time, they’re determined to expose the unethical practices of a tech magnate, who has threatened the illusionists into pulling off their most impossible heist yet.

    Spotlight

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    Starring Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams and Michael Keaton, Spotlight tells the gripping true story of a team of Boston Globe reporters who launch a fearless investigation into child abuse allegations against the Catholic Church. What they eventually uncover is a shocking citywide scandal; almost ninety priests guilty but never convicted, legal settlements done in private, and a systematic cover-up of the abuse by church leadership. Determined to leave no stone unturned in their hunt for the truth, their investigation soon threatens to bring down some of the city’s most powerful figures. Capturing the high-pressure world of in-depth reportage, Spotlight is a smart, thrilling depiction of journalism at its best.

    Love The Coopers

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    The holiday season comes but once a year – and that’s more than enough for the Cooper family. In this hilarious and heartwarming comedy, the family brace themselves for their annual Christmas Eve celebration.

    With her marriage on the rocks, Charlotte Cooper (Diane Keaton) has just one wish – to bring the whole family together for one last perfect Christmas. But with grand plans to rekindle the spark in their relationship, Charlotte’s husband Sam (John Goodman) is determined to use the holiday season to win her back. They aren’t the only ones trying to conceal the less than perfect aspects of their lives. Their perennially single daughter Eleanor (Olivia Wilde) persuades a charming soldier (Jake Lacy) she meets at the airport to pose as her boyfriend, and their son Hank (Ed Helms) is struggling with single parenthood. Meanwhile, Charlotte’s sister Emma (Marisa Tomei) has a run-in with the law on the day of the gathering.

    From the producers of The Family Stone, and boasting an all-star cast, Love the Coopers is a fun, riotous ride through the joy and chaos of Christmas… and nobody does chaos quite like the Coopers.

     

    Freeheld

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    Based on an inspiring true story, Freeheld stars Julianne Moore and Ellen Page as a couple who, in their darkest hour, take on the biggest fight of their lives. 

    When police detective Laurel Hester (Moore) meets Stacie Andree (Page), they instantly form a connection. The couple fall deeply and unexpectedly in love, and before long are building a life together. But when tragedy strikes and Laurel is diagnosed with cancer, she faces discrimination as government officials refuse to allow her to leave her pension, earned over 23 years of service, to Stacie. With the help of fellow detective Dane Wells (Michael Shannon) and larger-than-life activist Steven Goldstein (Steve Carell), Laurel and Stacie spend their last days together fighting to overturn the decision. 

    As the campaign for marriage equality gains momentum worldwide, Freeheld is a poignant reminder of the personal struggles at the heart of the movement. Moore and Page deliver powerful, heartfelt performances in this stirring tribute to an ordinary couple whose love and integrity compelled them to demand equal rights in an extraordinary act of courage. 

     

    The Last Witch Hunter

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    Vin Diesel plays the last remaining witch hunter who must battle against an uprising of witches in modern day New York. Also starring Rose Leslie, Elijah Wood and Michael Caine, Diesel plays Kaulder, a valiant warrior and witch hunter, who was cursed with immortality by the evil Queen Witch when he slayed her hundreds of years ago. Today, Kaulder is the last of his kind and has spent centuries slaying witches while mourning the loss of his family. However, unbeknownst to him, the Queen Witch and her underlings are planning her resurrection - and she's ready for an epic battle that will determine the survival of the human race.

    Miss You Already

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    Starring Drew Barrymore and Toni Collette, Miss You Already tells the story of Jess and Milly, life-long best friends who have shared everything since childhood. Now, Milly has a high-flying job, a rock-star husband and two gorgeous children. Jess has dedicated herself to environmental work, and lives with her boyfriend in a bohemian houseboat on the London canals. The best friends are as close as ever. But their relationship is put to the test when Milly discovers she has breast cancer, while Jess faces motherhood for the first time.

    Featuring a picturesque London setting and terrific chemistry between Barrymore and Collette, Miss You Already is a heartwarming film about the true meaning of friendship. When life falls apart, friends keep it together.

    Cut Snake

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    Set in Melbourne in the mid-1970s, Cut Snake tells the story of Sparra Farrell (Alex Russell), a very private man in his twenties who is trying to make a life for himself in a new city. He has found honest work and becomes engaged to the beautiful Paula (Jessica De Gouw). But the prospect of his new life is challenged when the charismatic Pommie (Sullivan Stapleton) tracks him down. Sparra finds himself drawn back into a world that he thought he had left behind. 

    A Walk in the Woods

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    When an ageing travel writer sets out to hike the 2,100-mile-long Appalachian Trail with a long-estranged high school buddy, the duo learn that some roads are better left untraveled. 

    Robert Redford and Nick Nolte, two icons of cinema, are a perfect comedic pair, bringing their characters to life with exceptional nuance. As the two face off with each other and an eccentric assortment of characters, the grand trail proves to be an epic journey. Emma Thompson brilliantly counterbalances their antics as the patient companion, wise enough to let them go on this ill-conceived journey. As moving as it is playful, A Walk in the Woods proves that amid the glory of stunning vistas and Appalachian wildlife, the untamed human condition can be just as formidable.

    Irrational Man

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    Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Emma Stone and Parker Posey, Irrational Man is a wry, upbeat comedy about a brilliant but tormented philosophy professor in crisis. Abe (Phoenix) arrives at a picturesque Rhode Island College feeling that his life is meaningless. He soon attracts the attention of Rita (Posey), a lonely professor who sees Abe as her escape from an unhappy marriage, and Jill (Stone), a bright student who finds his tortured artistic personality irresistible. Pure chance changes everything for Abe when he overhears a stranger’s tale of woe. Abe sees his opportunity to perform what he believes is a moral act and suddenly his life has purpose. But as Jill begins to uncover the true cause of Abe’s newfound happiness, his perfect plan begins to unravel. Showcasing terrific comedic performances and Woody Allen’s trademark wit, Irrational Man is a playful musing on the fallibility of reason in the face of reality.