New in Cinema… 14th July, 2017

The Beguiled (dir. Sofia Coppola)

‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ sees Andy Serkis’s Caesar in a deadly battle against the humans in the third outing for the blockbuster franchise, while Sofia Coppola’s award-winning American Civil War drama-thriller, ‘The Beguiled’, follows a trio of southern belles, led by Nicole Kidman, vying for the attention of Colin Farrell’s injured enemy soldier. ‘Cars 3’ races into cinemas and director David Lynch gives an insight to the events that helped shape him into one of the most enigmatic & revered filmmakers today in the documentary ‘David Lynch: The Art Life’.

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The Beguiled film poster

The Beguiled (15)

Drama | Suspense | Thriller | Western

Dir. Sofia Coppola, US, 2017, 93 mins

Cast: Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning, Oona Laurence, Angourie Rice, Emma Howard, Addison Riecke

A seductive drama from acclaimed writer/director Sofia Coppola, adapted from Thomas Cullinan’s novel. The story unfolds during the Civil War, at a Southern girls’ boarding school. Its sheltered young women encounter an injured enemy soldier. As they provide refuge and tend to his wounds, the house is taken over with sexual tension and dangerous rivalries, and taboos are broken in an unexpected turn of events.

Trailer     Official Site

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Cars 3 (U)Cars 3 poster

Animation | Adventure | Comedy | Family

Dir. Brian Fee, US, 2017, 109 mins

Cast (voices): Owen Wilson, Armie Hammer, Chris Cooper, Nathan Fillion

Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician, Cruz Ramirez, with her own plan to win, plus inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet and a few unexpected turns. Proving that #95 isn’t through yet will test the heart of a champion on Piston Cup Racing’s biggest stage!

Trailer     Official Site

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David Lynch: The Art Life film posterDavid Lynch: The Art Life (15)

Biography | Documentary

Dirs. Jon Nguyen, Rick Barnes, US/Denmark, 2016, 88 mins

Cast (as himself): David Lynch

From his idyllic upbringing in small town America to the dark streets of Philadelphia, the film, which is narrated by Lynch himself, looks at the events that helped shape one of cinema’s most enigmatic and revered directors.

Infusing Lynch’s own art, music and films, while shining a light into his unique world, the documentary offers audiences a greater understanding of the artist as well as the man.

Trailer     Official Site

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The Death of Louis XIV film poster

The Death of Louis XIV (12A)

Biography | Drama | History

Dir. Albert Serra, France/Spain/Portugal, 2016, 115 mins, Subtitles

Cast: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Patrick d’Assumçao, Marc Susini

Upon returning from a hunting expedition, King Louis XIV feels a sharp pain in his leg. He begins to die, surrounded by loyal followers in the royal chambers.

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Genocidal Organ film posterGenocidal Organ (Gyakusatsu kikan) (15)

Anime | Animation | Sci-fi

Dir. Shuko Murase, Japan, 2017, 117 mins, subtitles

Cast (voices): Yuki KajiAkio ÔtsukaYûichi Nakamura

Based on the captivating sci-fi novel by Project Itoh, ‘Genocidal Organ’ takes an introspective look at a post-9/11 future, exploring freedom, security, and a bizarre shift in terrorism throughout the world.

After a homemade bomb decimates Sarajevo, developed countries rely on advanced surveillance to free them from the threat of terrorism. But while the United States enjoys heightened security, the nations it once considered threatening are mysteriously plagued by genocide within their own borders. Strangely, these massacres all link back to one American by the name of John Paul. Special agent Clavis Shepherd is sent to capture the elusive target, but even with combat meds to numb the pain and a life rooted in the bliss of ignorance, nothing can prepare this soldier—or the world—for the truth behind humanity’s darkness.

Trailer     Official Site

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LLegend Of Wukongegend Of Wukong (12A)

Action | Fantasy

Dir. Chi-kin Kwok, Chins, 2017, 132 mins, Subtitles

Cast: Eddie Peng, Shawn Yue, Ni Ni

The story tells the story of Sun Wukong (Eddie Peng) and Erlang Shen (Shawn Yue), who comes to the Immortal Mountain to cultivate their skills. They gained friendship, experienced love and ultimately betrayal, growing throughout their life journey.

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War for the Planet of the Apes (3D) (12A)

Action | Adventure | Drama | Sci-fi

Dir. Matt Reeves, US, 2017, 142 mins

Cast: Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn

In ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’, the third chapter of the critically acclaimed blockbuster franchise, Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet.

Trailer     Official Site

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