Academy Award Winning director Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind) has teamed up with screenplay writer Peter Morgan (The Last King of Scotland) to revive the Golden Era of the Formula 1.
With Rush Ron Howard pays tribute to one of the biggest rivalries in Formula 1 history: between James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) and Nikki Lauda (Daniel Brühl).
Two polar opposites, Hunt a rather eccentric, limelight hunting Brit and Lauda a calm, passionate, Austrian; the only thing that both have in common is their unstoppable will to win. The heart thumping action that emerges from its unique shots and intense moments will undoubtedly make Rush a must for every action fan. Fasten your seatbelts for the ultimate Adrenaline RUSH!
Crossing the finish line September 20.
Captain Philips, the upcoming movie of director Paul Greengrass, focuses on a specific piracy incident off of Somalia’s coast. Based on the true story of a 2009 hostage ordeal, the movie evolves around Captain Philips, played by two-time academy award winner Tom Hanks. When Somalian Pirates attack his cargo ship Maersk Alabama and try to locate all of its crewmembers, a dangerous and intense game of cat-and mouse ensues.
Even though the Pirates are heavily armed, the crew have one paramount advantage; knowledge of the ship. Whether this is enough to escape a hostage situation or if the crewmembers will find themselves captured by the barbarous Pirates creates suspense that will leave your heart pounding…
With Captain Philips Paul Greengrass (director of the United 93, The Bourne Supremacy & The Bourne Ultimatum) stays true to his theme of action packed polit thrillers that will have you clenching your seat. Greengrass does an excellent job in portraying the clash of two worlds. There is Captain Philips who will do anything in his power to protect his boat, cargo and his crew. Then you have the ruthless Somalian Pirates. Coming from a country marked by fraud, starvation and an on- going civil war they have nothing to lose.
With the lead role belonging to Tom Hanks, one of the most gifted actors of our time, the character of Captain Philips is in good hands. A unique topic in combination with Greengrass’ adrenaline rushing shots and Hanks’ unrivaled acting expertise is sure to make for an unforgettable movie experience
Walking the Plank October 11.
The Wolf of Wall Street
The Wolf of Wall Street directed by Academy award-winning director Martin Scorcese (Goodfellas, Gangs of New York) gives us an inside view of the flamboyant world of stockbroker Jordan Belfort. Constantly living on the edge of reality and legality Belfort, whose memoirs inspired the storyline, was known as one of Wall Streets most infamous stockbrokers. As a result of his increasing wealth he lived an eccentric lifestyle filled with cars, drugs, parties and women.
Scorcese, often recognized for his controversial R-Rated works always finds the balance between black humor and solemnity.
Leonardo DiCaprio (Belfort) is indisputably one of Hollywood’s most talented and easily adaptable performers who enjoys challenging himself with unconventional personalities such as Howard Hughes and J. Edgar Hoover.
Jonah Hill successfully managed to climb the ladder from clumsily humorous roles in low budget comedies (Superbad) to sincere acting that deservedly received an Oscar nomination (Moneyball). Reeling in the two, as well as Mathew McConaughey and Margot Robbie as supporting actresses, demonstrates that Scorcese tried everything in his power to make sure the success of his film will be airtight. The combination of a mind bobbling story and a fabulous cast will create one of the richest Wall Street bios ever.
Crashing into the cinemas November 15.
12 Years a Slave
This is the story of Solomon Northop.
A free African American living in New York City in the year 1841, Northop, a privileged musician, is kidnapped on a trip to Washington DC and sold into slavery in the south. Stripped of all his human rights he is confronted with his own helplessness and uncertainty.
In Twelve Years a Slave, British director Steve McQueen (Hunger, Shame) has made sure this epic odyssey, based on Northop’s own memoirs, gets the big screen treatment it deserves. “I wanted to see that story on film,” the London-born filmmaker inferred.
McQueen, who is undoubtedly one of the most praised directors in the business, feels he is touching on a subject that has not gotten the Hollywood attention it deserved.
“There have, of course, been a handful of notable films about slavery, but it's safe to say, never before has there been a movie like this.”
The movie, backed by Brad Pitt’s production company Plan B, is a thrilling story that accompanies a beaten man on his journey back to freedom. With a refreshing cast consisting of (American Gangster, 2012) playing Northop, Michael K. Williams (Brooklyns Finest), Michael Fassbender (Inglorious Bastards) and Brad Pitt himself, the movie is sure to become one of the year’s most anticipated releases. Its recent screening at the Toronto Film festival left critics ecstatic, drowning Twelve Years a Slave in praise.
If the movie’s success will be negatively influenced by its reception or if it will manage to find the striking balance between the grittiness of the slave-classic Roots and the uncencoredness of Terentino’s recent blockbuster Django Unchained is for you to decide.
Fleeing into cinemas October 17.
This year a new movie about outer space is arriving on the big screen; Gravity.
Other than its cast little else is known about the film. Starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock the plot of the movie is as mysterious as the location it is set in. All that was revealed to the public is that it evolves around an astronaut and a space engineer that are forced to survive after the destruction of their space station leaves them a drift in the infinite realms of space. Whether the movie will be a two-hour dedication to their survival or if it will focus on events occurring on earth and in the personal lives of the two remains to be seen.
The trailer too does not give away much of the movie’s content and I feel like this is what makes it so intriguing. The anticipation that combines in the minds of many with the speculation of what the movie is about, will have them rushing to the cinemas to find an answer. If you want to find out more about this movie and be there when its mystery is unraveled I suggest you follow their lead and attend a screening.
Drifting into Cinemas October 4.