Release Date: 29th August 2014 Certification: 15 Running Time: 93 Minutes Director: John Erick Dowdle Starring: Perdita Weeks, Ben Feldman, Edwin Hodge, François Civil, Marion Lambert
The remains of over six million people are interred in the catacombs of Paris. Stacks of skulls form patterns within the piles of bones that act as walls. It’s dark, quiet and creepy as hell. As Above, So Below sees a group of intrepid adventurers, scholars and filmmakers voyage through this nightmarish landscape to track down a mythical jewel; its capabilities granting untold riches and eternal life. In doing so they will have to face their personal demons, literally and metaphorically. Prepare to be startled by things lurching out of the dark with a great crashing noise; it’s yet another found-footage horror film.
Release Date: 29th August 2014 Certification: PG Running Time: 124 minutes Director: Craig Gillespie Starring: Jon Hamm, Suraj Sharma, Madhur Mittal, Pitobash, Alan Arkin, Lake Bell, Bill Paxton
Based on a true story, Million Dollar Arm recalls the events that led to the first ever Indian nationals signing for a major US sports team. Rinku Singh and Dinesh Patel had never picked up a baseball in their life when they entered themselves in to the Million dollar Arm competition, beating 37,000 other Indians to get the chance to play professional baseball in the Major League. Jon Hamm bags his first cinematic leading role as J.B. Bernstein, the failing sports agent whose last ditch attempt to save his small business send him across the ocean to look for undiscovered talent.
Release Date: 22nd of August Certification: 15 Running Time: 95 Minutes Director: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne Starring: Marion Cotillard, Fabrizio Rongione, Pili Groyne, Simon Caudry, Catherine Salée
On sick leave following a nervous breakdown, Sandra Bya lies sleeping on her sofa. Awoken by a ringing phone, she is told that her boss has forced her work colleagues to choose between receiving their annual bonus or making Sandra redundant. Determined to fight for her job, Sandra uses the weekend before the fateful ballot to knock on the doors of her workmates and urge them to forsake their bonus and keep her in a job. All this despite the fact that she is clearly still quite vulnerable, and most likely not best suited to return to work.
Release Date: 22nd of August Certification: 12A Running Time: 89 Minutes Director: Steven Quale Starring: Richard Armitage, Sarah Wayne Callies, Matt Walsh, Max Deacon, Nathan Kress, Alycia Debnam Carey
When a freak storm converges on the small Midwestern town of Silverton, it starts all sorts of trouble. It doesn’t just bring the usual hassle of tornadoes, giant hailstones and flying bits of masonry; some storm chasing documentarians are desperate for some killer footage too. When one such crew and their tornado proof Batmobile cross paths with widowed father Gary Morris, a man on a desperate mission to save his son, this ragtag band of clichés find themselves heading into the heart of the chaos in this wholly uninspired found-footage disaster movie.
Release Date: 14th August 2014
Running Time: 126 minutes
Director: Patrick Hughes
Sylvester Stallone’s high-profile project to help find work for the elderly, or ‘The Expendables Trilogy’ as it’s better known, comes to a close with the release of the third and probably-not-final installment of the franchise. You know the drill by now, and if you don’t then it’s fairly straightforward – a bunch of ageing Hollywood muscle-men come together to re-live their pre-9/11 glory days before Hollywood went all liberal on us. What’s wrong with a bit of blasé ultra violence? Evidently Sly won’t stand for this sort of wishy-washy nonsense, and so we’ve been treated to two Expendables outings so far, the second being the most entertaining slice of nostalgic action pap. The trailers promised the usual ‘bigger and better’, and so they’ve expanded the cast to include Frasier Crane, Indiana Jones, Blade, Puss-in-Boots and a raging anti-Semitic alongside a bunch of young pretenders. Could this be as enjoyable as its supremely silly predecessors?