New Releases

Gone Girl

A highly-anticipated release; Gillian Flynn’s gripping, nail-biting novel is just as electrifying on the big screen as is it on paper. Nick Dunne’s (Ben Affleck) wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike) goes missing on their fifth wedding anniversary sparking a large-scale police investigation, which is all that can be said without giving away any of the plots twists and turns! For those that have read the book, Ben Affleck portrays Nick Dunne as most would have imagined him and Rosamund Pike plays a hauntingly brilliant, Amy Dunne. Packed with surprises and jaw-droping shocks, Gone Girl is a riveting watch that will keep you guessing until the conclusion!

Dracula Untold

Offering a different perspective from Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel, this action-horror film depicts Dracula’s history; what he was before and how he came to be. Starring English actor Luke Evans, the film marks Gary Shore’s directing debut. Dracula Untold is lively (which might sound strange for a film about the undead), with Evans giving an intense performance. Part of Universal’s ‘Monsters’ Franchise, this film is a perfect warm up for Halloween.

Catch a Classic

Brighton Rock And 10 Rillington Place @ The GFT, Sunday 5th October

With the recent passing of Richard Attenborough, one of Britain’s most important, beloved and versatile actors, The GFT present a tribute to him in the form of a double bill of two of his most notable works. The 1947 and 1971 films will be screened back-to-back this weekend. Attenborough’s anti-hero, Pinkie will grace the screen first in noir film Brighton Rock, followed by his chilling portrayal of serial killer John Christie to terrify viewers in 10 Rillington Place. This tribute to the acting great is bound to highlight his talent and versatility, reminding us why he was so well-loved.

Film News

The trailer for the third instalment of the Taken franchise was unveiled online this week. Liam Neeson returns as ex-covert operative, Bryan Mills. Following the abduction of his teenage daughter and ex-wife in the first two movies, this chapter sees him framed for a murder he didn’t commit. Also starring Forest Whitaker, the movie is scheduled for release in January 2015.

If a top-grossing app and hordes of merchandise wasn’t enough, Angry Birds is set to have its own animated film based on the game. Only the best will do for a feathery franchise that has been constantly successful with an all-star voice cast on board. Already signed up are Maya Rudolph, Jason Sudeikis and Josh Gad with Peter Dinklage recently confirming that he too will be lending his voice to ‘Mighty Eagle’, one of the game’s best beaked characters. Angry Birds is not due to flap its way into cinemas until July 2016, giving producer, John Cohen plenty of time to recruit more high-flyers of the film world.