A PERFECT DAY Comedy, Drama
It is 1995 “somewhere in the Balkans”, and just another day on the job for a band of badass war zone rescue workers as they defy death and confront war’s absurdities. Over the course of 24 breathless hours, Mambrú (Benicio del Toro), leads his team of humanitarians – including hard-bitten, wisecracking veteran B (Tim Robbins) and new recruit Sophie (Melanie Thierry) – as they deal with a most unexpected crisis, layers of bureaucratic red tape, and the reappearance of Mambrú’s old flame. Through it all, the group handles the less-than-glamorous realities of life in a combat zone the only way they know how: with selfless bravery and a healthy dose of irreverent humour.
Director: Fernando León de Aranoa Cast: Benicio Del Toro, Tim Robbins
BY THE SEA Drama, Romance
The film follows an American writer named Roland (Brad Pitt) and his wife, Vanessa (Angelina Jolie Pitt), who arrive in a tranquil and picturesque seaside resort 1970s France, their marriage in apparent crisis. As they spend time with fellow travelers, including young newlyweds and village locals, the couple begins to come to terms with unresolved issues in their own lives.
Director: Angelina Jolie (as Angelina Jolie Pitt) Cast: Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Mélanie Laurent, Melvil Poupaud, Niels Arestrup, Richard Bohringer
THE BENEFACTOR Drama
An eccentric Philadelphia philanthropist (Richard Gere) consumed by guilt over the accidental death of two married friends, ingratiates himself into the lives of their daughter (Dakota Fanning) and her husband (Theo James). Their friendship takes a dark turn when he becomes obsessed with the couple…
Director: Andrew Renzi Cast: Richard Gere, Dakota Fanning, Theo James, Clarke Peters, Cheryl Hines
POINT BREAK Action, Crime, Sport
The film is replete with the most daring athleticism ever seen in a motion picture. These action adventure feats are performed by elite athletes representing the world’s best in class in big-wave surfing, wingsuit flying, sheer-face snowboarding, free rock climbing, and high-speed motorcycling.
In this fast-paced, high-adrenaline action thriller a young FBI agent, Johnny Utah (Luke Bracey), infiltrates a cunning team of thrill-seeking elite athletes – led by the charismatic Bodhi (Edgar Ramirez). The athletes are suspected of carrying out a spate of crimes in extremely unusual ways. Deep undercover, and with his life in imminent danger, Utah strives to prove they are the architects of this string of inconceivable crimes.
Director: Ericson Core Cast: Edgar Ramírez, Luke Bracey, Ray Winstone
HAIL CEASAR Comedy, Mystery
An all-star comedy set during the latter years of Hollywood’s Golden Age that follows a single day in the life of a studio fixer who is presented with plenty of problems that need fixing!
Directors: Joel and Ethan Coen
Cast: Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich,
Ralph Fiennes, Jonah Hill, Scarlett Johansson,
Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, Channing Tatum
DAD’S ARMY Comedy
It is 1944 and World War II is reaching its climax. The Allies are poised to invade France and finally defeat the German army. But in Walmington-on-Sea morale amongst the Home Guard is low. Their new mission then – to patrol the Dover army base – is a great chance to revive spirits and reputation, that is until glamorous journalist Rose Winters arrives to write about their exploits, setting the pulses racing and putting the local women on red alert. MI5 then discover a radio signal sent direct to Berlin from Walmington-on-Sea. There’s a spy on the loose! The outcome of the war is suddenly at stake, and it falls to our unlikely heroes to stand up and be counted.
Director: Oliver Parker Cast: Bill Nighy, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Toby Jones, Tom Courtenay, Michael Gambon, Blake Harrison, Daniel Mays, Bill Paterson
HOW TO BE SINGLE Comedy, Romance
There’s a right way to be single, a wrong way to be single, and then…there’s Alice. And Robin. Lucy. Meg. Tom. David. New York City is full of lonely hearts seeking the right match, be it a love connection, a hook-up, or something in the middle. And somewhere between the teasing texts and one-night stands, what these unmarrieds all have in common is the need to learn how to be single in a world filled with ever-evolving definitions of love. Sleeping around in the city that never sleeps was never so much fun.
Director: Christian Ditter Cast: Dakota Johnson, Rebel Wilson, Leslie Mann, Alison Brie
Based on the novel Rachel Weeping by Brett Michael Innes, Rachel, a Mozambican domestic worker living in Johannesburg, is forced to make a life-changing decision after her daughter tragically dies whilst under the care of her employers; return to poverty stricken Mozambique or continue working for the people responsible for the death of her child. Things become more complicated when she finds out that her employers are expecting their first child.
Director: Brett Michael Innes Cast: Shoki Mokgapa, Anel Alexander, Jacques Bessenger, Amalia Uys, Asante Mabuza, Diaan Lawrenson, Vuyelwa Booi, Hanli Rolfes-Opperman
STAND OFF Drama, Thriller
Carter (Thomas Jane), a troubled veteran, gets a chance at redemption by protecting a 12 year-old girl from an assassin (Laurence Fishburne) after she witnesses a murder. Holding a shotgun with a single shell, he engages in physical and psychological warfare in a desperate fight for the girl’s life.
Director: Adam Alleca Cast: Laurence Fishburne,
Thomas Jane, Ella Ballentine, Joanna Douglas, Jim Watson
THE BOY Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A young American named Greta (Lauren Cohan) takes a job as a nanny for an 8-year-old boy in a remote English village. To her surprise, Greta learns that the child of her new employers is a life-size doll. They care for the doll as if it was human, which helps the couple to cope with the death of their own son 20 years earlier. When Greta violates a list of strict rules, a series of disturbing and inexplicable events bring her worst fears to life, leading her to believe that the doll is alive.
Director: William Brent Bell Cast: Lauren Cohan, Rupert Evans, James Russell
99 HOMES Drama
In this timely thriller, charismatic and ruthless businessman, Rick Carver (Michael Shannon), is making a killing by repossessing homes – gaming the real estate market, Wall Street banks and the US government. When he evicts Dennis Nash (Andrew Garfield), a single father trying to care for his mother (Laura Dern) and young son (newcomer Noah Lomax), Nash becomes so desperate to provide for his family that he goes to work for Carver – the very man who evicted him in the first place. As Nash falls deeper into Carver’s web, he finds his situation grows more brutal and dangerous than he ever imagined.
Director: Ramin Bahrani Cast: Andrew Garfield, Michael Shannon, Laura Dern
LOVE THE COOPERS Comedy
When four generations of the Cooper clan gather for a reunion, a series of unexpected visitors and unlikely events turn the night upside-down – leading the Coopers toward a joyful rediscovery of family bonds and the magic of love.
Director: Jessie Nelson Cast: Diane Keaton, John Goodman, Amanda Seyfried, Olivia Wilde, Marisa Tomei, Alan Arkin, Ed Helms, Jake Lacy, Anthony Mackie
DEADPOOL Action, Sci-Fi Adventure, Comedy
Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, the movie tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life
Director: Tim Miller Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller, Ed Skrein
VIR ALTYD Romance
A young man returns home after 10 years away, to learn that his childhood friend is getting married the next day. When her groom abandons her at the alter, she goes ahead with the reception anyway, and one thing leads to another… and the two friends wake up on the airplane to their island honeymoon. They pretend to be married, and make friends with two older married couples, who show them how things might be … but will their lives turn out that way? In Afrikaans with English subtitles.
Director: Jaco Smit Cast: Ivan Botha, DonnaLee Roberts, Elize Cawood, Wilson Dunster
TURN AROUND JAKE Comedy, Christian Drama, Family
Jacob Zaker is a rising business prodigy working under the tutelage of his corrupt boss, Russell O’Malley. Life is sweet until the government starts investigating illegal practices at his firm, and Jacob is pinned with the crime. Overnight, he loses it all: his career, his downtown penthouse, and his high-class model fiance. Left without options, Jake escapes from L.A. to the last place he wants to be: his childhood home in rural Texas.
Director: Jared Isham Cast: Jarret LeMaster, Jen Lilley, Michael Madsen, Mark Withers
LITTLE SAVAGES Family
When siblings Albie (Noah Lomax) and Tiffany (Katherine McNamara) are left with their quirky Aunt Jackie (Leigh Allyn Baker) while their parents are away on business, their encounters with local bully Bill (Adam Hicks) lead them to the Savages, a crew of junkyard misfit kids with whom they go on a treasure hunt.
Director: Paul Tomborello Cast: Katherine McNamara, Jamie Kennedy, Leigh-Allyn Baker, Aubrey K. Miller
ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK Season 1 & 2
Based on the acclaimed memoir of the same name by Piper Kerman, the series is about engaged Brooklynite Piper Chapman, whose decade-old relationship with drug-runner Alex results in her arrest and year-long detention in a federal penitentiary. To pay her debt to society, Piper must trade her comfortable New York life with fiancé Larry, for an orange prison jumpsuit and a baffling prison culture where she is forced to question everything she believes about herself and the world at large. As she struggles to adjust to her new reality, she finds unexpected laughter, tears, conflict and camaraderie amidst an eccentric and outspoken group of inmates.
The second season begins with Piper facing the consequences of her actions. Elsewhere, Red (Kate Mulgrew) feels isolated, while Taystee (Danielle Brooks) shows off her business skills. Later, Morello (Yael Stone) gets her heart broken, Larry (Jason Biggs) makes changes to his life, and Piper starts a prison newsletter.
Creator: Jenji Kohan Cast: Taylor Schilling, Danielle Brooks, Taryn Manning
BALLERS Season 1 Comedy, Drama, Sport
This new half-hour comedy series starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. The first season begins its 10-episode run on June 21, 2015 at 10 pm. Looking at the lives of former and current football players, the show follows former superstar Spencer Strasmore as he gets his life on track in retirement while mentoring other current and former players through the daily grind of the business of football.
Creator: Stephen Levinson Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Rob Corddry, John David Washington, Omar Benson Miller, Donovan W. Carter, Troy Garity
KILLJOYS Season 1 Sci-Fi, Adventure, Drama
The series follows a trio of hard-living bounty hunters – Dutch, John, and D’avin– taking on interplanetary missions, chasing and capturing deadly criminals throughout a distant system named the Quad. They have sworn amongst themselves to remain neutral during a bloody, multi-planetary class war that threatens to destroy the Quad. Their pasts and the events around them begin to draw them in deeper to the dangerous vortex of war…
Creator: Michelle Lovretta Cast: Hannah John-Kamen, Aaron Ashmore, Luke Macfarlane
VINYL Season 1 Drama, Music
Set in the volatile music industry in 1970s New York City, record-label president Richie Finestra desperately tries to save his company from professional crises and his own personal demons.
Creators: Rich Cohen, Mick Jagger, Martin Scorsese
Cast: Bobby Cannavale, Paul Ben-Victor, P.J. Byrne,
Olivia Wilde, James Jagger, Ray Romano, Max Casella,
Ato Essandoh, J.C. MacKenzie, Jack Quaid, Juno Temple