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T2 : Trainspotting

Choose Life. The wait is FINALLY over! 

After 20 years, Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor) finally returns home to Edinburgh and reunites with his old pals Spud (Ewen Bremner), Sick Boy (Johnny Lee Miller) and the psychopathic Begbie (Robert Carlyle) . . . but there is still the small matter of the stolen £16, 000! Loosely based on Irvine Welsh’s “Porno”, director Danny Boyle reunites us with our ageing anti-heroes struggling to choose life in a brave new world of zero hours contracts and social media.

Sing

Buster Moon is a koala whose pride and joy is his theatre. However, the once grand building has fallen on hard times and looks set to close its doors forever unless Buster can find a way to revive its fortunes. The one idea he has is to put on the world’s greatest singing competition, but will he find the next Leona Lewis or the next Honey G? This hilarious animated comedy boasts an all-star line-up including Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly and Taron Egerton.

Hackshaw Ridge

Scarred by childhood experiences with his alcoholic WWI veteran father (Hugo Weaving), devout Seventh Day Adventist, Desmond Doss (Andrew Garfield) resolves never to touch a gun. This proves something of a challenge when he enlists in the army to fight in WWII. As a conscientious objector, Desmond insists on his right to serve as a medic, but he’s bullied by his unsympathetic comrades, who consider him to be a coward. However, his greatest test comes during the notoriously bloody Battle of Okinawa. Mel Gibson directs.

Denial

American academic, Deborah Lipstadt (Rachel Weisz) is a Jewish professor of Holocaust Studies who is sued for libel by British historian, David Irving (Timothy Spall). Claiming that by branding him a Holocaust denier, she has damaged his career. Crucially, the suit is brought in London, where the legal system places the burden of proof on the defendant. In order to win the case, her team will have to demonstrate that Irving knew he was lying in denying the truth of the Holocaust. With Irving representing himself and hard-hitting barrister, Richard Rampton (Tom Wilkinson) in Lipstadt’s corner, the stage is set for a courtroom showdown of enormous historical significance.

 

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