Escape Plan

Plot Summary

When a structural-security authority finds himself incarcerated in a prison he designed, he has to put his skills to escape and find out who framed him.

Ender's Game

Plot Summary

The near future.  A hostile alien race have attacked Earth. If not for the legendary heroics of International Fleet Commander Mazer Rackham (Ben Kingsley), all would have been lost. In preparation for the next attack, the highly esteemed Colonel Graff (Harrison Ford) and the International Military are training only the best young minds to find the future Mazer.
 
Ender Wiggin (Asa Butterfield), a shy but strategically brilliant boy, is recruited to join the elite.  Once there, he’s trained by Rackham himself to lead his fellow soldiers into an epic battle that will determine the future of Earth and save the human race.
 
ENDER’S GAME is an epic adventure based on the best-selling, award winning novel.

Paranoia

Plot Summary

The world’s two most powerful tech billionaires and bitter adversaries (Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman) will stop at nothing to outwit and destroy each other’s business empires.
But when a young rising star (Liam Hemsworth) falls between them, he becomes trapped in the middle of the rivals life-and-death game of corporate espionage. By the time he realises his life is in danger, he is in far too deep and knows too much for them to let him just walk away

The Fifth Estate

Plot Summary

In 2010, a website dedicated to protecting whistleblowers released an avalanche of classified US documents that triggered a new age of high-stakes secrecy and explosive news leaks. Now, in a dramatic thriller based on real events, DreamWorks Pictures’ “The Fifth Estate” reveals the quest to expose the deceptions and corruptions of power that turned this Internet upstart into the 21st century’s most fiercely debated organization.

The story begins as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (Benedict Cumberbatch) and his colleague Daniel Domscheit-Berg (Daniel Brühl) team up to become underground watchdogs of the privileged and powerful. On a shoestring, they create an online platform that allows whistleblowers to anonymously leak covert data, shining a light on the dark recesses of government secrets and corporate crimes. Soon, they are breaking more hard news than the world’s most legendary media organizations. But when Assange and Berg gain access to the biggest trove of confidential intelligence documents in U.S. history, they find themselves at odds as they struggle with a defining question of our time: what are the costs of keeping secrets in a free society—and what are the costs of exposing them?

Frost

Plot Summary

At a remote glacier drilling station on the outskirts of the Arctic Circle, two young researchers wake up one morning to discover that the station has been mysteriously abandoned with their team nowhere to be found. 

As the Arctic weather worsens and darkness descends, their hostile surroundings become plagued by ear-splitting screams, unexplainable events and mysterious figures wandering in the distance. Believing these to be signs of their missing team mates the pair head out into the dark and deadly arctic conditions, not knowing who or what they will find...

How I Live Now

Plot Summary

American teenager Daisy (Saoirse Ronan) has attitude to burn. Her mother died giving birth to her, her dad has sent her away for the summer to live with her aunt and cousins in the English countryside. Defiant and unhappy, city girl Daisy refuses at first to warm to her bucolic new surroundings or the three cousins she’s meeting for the first time: 17-year-old Edmond (George MacKay), 14-year-old Isaac (Tom Holland) and 8-year-old Piper (Harley Bird).
 
But although it looks to be crumbling around them, her cousins’ farm, Brackendale, is an enchanted place. With their mum (Anna Chancellor) engrossed in her role as a peace negotiator, they have the run of this romantic bohemian idyll to themselves along with their friend Joe (Danny McEvoy), two dogs and a goat. Slowly, Daisy begins to thaw. Plus, there’s something about her quiet, watchful older cousin that not only intrigues Daisy, but stirs something deep inside. Before she knows it, she’s falling madly in love with Edmond, and he with her…
 
Their perfect summer is blown apart by the sudden outbreak of a 21st century world war, leaving them isolated and forced to fend for themselves. When they are violently separated Daisy must embark on a terrifying journey in order to be reunited with the boy she loves. Edmond is never far from Daisy’s mind but as her journey to find him becomes more desperate, the idea of what she may or may not find consumes her consciousness and haunts her soul.
 
How I Live Now is the big-screen adaptation of the award-winning young-adult novel by Meg Rosoff, directed by acclaimed, Academy-Award winning director Kevin Macdonald (One Day In September, Marley, The Last King of Scotland) and starring Academy Award nominee Saoirse Ronan (Atonement, The Lovely Bones, Hanna) as Daisy. The film also stars George MacKay (The Boys Are Back, Hunky Dory) as Edmond, Tom Holland (The Impossible) as Isaac, Harley Bird (‘Peppa Pig’) as Piper, Danny McEvoy as Joe and Anna Chancellor as Aunt Penn.
 
Macdonald directed from a screenplay by Jeremy Brock (The Eagle, The Last King Of Scotland), Penelope Skinner (‘Fresh Meat’) and Tony Grisoni (Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas, ‘Red Riding Trilogy’). The film is produced by Charles Steel and Alasdair Flind of Cowboy Films, and John Battsek and Andrew Ruhemann of Passion Pictures, and was co-developed by Film4 and the UK Film Council and co-financed by Film4 and BFI Film Fund. Protagonist Pictures is selling How I Live Now internationally. Entertainment One, will distribute the film in the UK.
 
The creative team included Director of Photography Franz Lustig, Production Designer Jacqueline Abrahams, Costume Designer Jane Petrie and Editor Jinx Godfrey. The music was composed by Jon Hopkins. 

Justin and the Knights of Valour

Plot Summary

JUSTIN (Freddie Highmore) lives in a kingdom where bureaucrats rule and knights have been ousted. His dream is to be become one of the Knights of Valour, like his grandfather was, but his father REGINALD (Alfred Molina), the chief counsel to the QUEEN (Olivia Williams), wants his son to follow in his footsteps and become a lawyer.

After an inspiring visit to his beloved GRANDMOTHER (Julie Walters) and bidding farewell to his supposed lady-love LARA (Tamsin Egerton), JUSTIN leaves home and embarks on a quest to become a knight. Along the way he meets the beautiful, feisty TALIA (Saoirse Ronan), a quirky wizard called MELQUIADES (David Walliams), the handsome SIR CLOREX (Antonio Banderas) and is mentored by three monks; BLUCHER (James Cosmo), LEGANTIR (Charles Dance) and BRAULIO (Barry Humphries), who teach and test him in the ancient ways of the Knights of Valour.

Whilst an unlikely candidate for knighthood, JUSTIN must rise to the challenge quickly when banished former knight SIR HERACLIO (Mark Strong) and his army, lead by SOTA (Rupert Everett), return and threaten to destroy the Kingdom.

Prisoners

Plot Summary

How far would you go to protect your family?  Keller Dover (Hugh Jackman) is facing every parent’s worst nightmare.  His six-year-old daughter, Anna, is missing, together with her young friend, Joy, and as minutes turn to hours, panic sets in.  The best lead is a dilapidated RV that had earlier been parked on their street.  Heading the investigation, Detective Loki (Jake Gyllenhaal) arrests its driver, Alex Jones (Paul Dano), but a lack of evidence forces his release.  

As the police pursue multiple leads and pressure mounts, knowing his child’s life is at stake, the frantic Dover decides he has no choice but to take matters into his own hands.  But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family?

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

Plot Summary

Have you seen New York City’s dark side?
 
Clary Fray (Lily Collins) thought she was an ordinary teenager living in Brooklyn until one night in a downtown nightclub she encounters the sexy, mysterious Jace.  Upon witnessing Jace hunt down and kill a demon in the crowded club, Clary begins to wonder if she is that ordinary after all. Especially as she appears to be the only one who can see him…
 
Jace Wayland (Jamie Campbell Bower) is a Shadowhunter. Part of a secret cadre of half-angel warriors, he is tasked with protecting humanity in an ancient battle against demonic forces. This battle has been fought secretly in our midst for centuries, but the stakes have just been raised.
 
When Clary’s mother is viciously attacked and taken from their home, she discovers her connections to Jace run deeper than she could ever have imagined and beneath surface of the city exists another world…one she unknowingly belongs to.
 
As both Clary and best friend Simon (Robert Sheehan) are drawn into this dark and dangerous world, Clary realises Jace is both the key to uncovering her past and protecting her future.
 
Based on Cassandra Clare’s bestselling novel, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones is directed by Harold Zwart and also stars Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Lena Headey.
 
Discover a world hidden within our own

The Colony

Plot Summary

Forced underground after the planet is plunged the next ice-age, the inhabitants of Colony 7 struggle to survive below the world’s frozen surface. When they mysteriously lose contact with the only other remaining settlement, Briggs (Laurence Fishburne) decides to lead a dangerous mission into the frozen wasteland determined to discover their fate.

 

Upon arrival the team discover a savage and desolate place with a threat much worse than anything they’ve encountered before. If Briggs and his team are to ensure the continued existence of his colony then they must battle to save themselves and protect their fellow colonists in what might be humanity’s last stand.

Riddick

Plot Summary

Vin Diesel (Fast & Furious franchise, xXx) reprises his role as the infamous outlaw RIDDICK.
 
Having been betrayed and left for dead on a sun-scorched planet, Riddick must fight for his survival against the deadly alien predators that exist in this barren land. After activating an emergency beacon Riddick soon finds himself battling teams of mercenaries from around the galaxy who are determined to bring him home as their bounty.
 
Riddick plans to seek his retribution and return to his planet at all costs.
 
Written and Directed by David Twohy, the film stars Karl Urban (Dredd, Star Trek), Jordi Molla (Bad Boys 2, Knight and Day), Dave Batista (WWE, The Man with the Iron Fists) and Katee Sackhoff (24)
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Code Red

Plot Summary

A top-secret nerve gas created by Stalin during WW2 goes missing for over 70 years and is discovered in modern day Bulgaria. It explodes, turning the inhabitants of the town against each other in a killing frenzy. However the gas has an even more deadly effect: it causes the dead to be re-born…

 

NATO Doctor Ana Bennett and US Special Forces agent John McGahey are trapped on the island as chaos reigns. They must escape before the Code Red alert is raised at dawn, and military orders are given that will ensure its entire destruction.

Insidious 2

Plot Summary

The nightmare continues…
 
The famed horror team of director James Wan (Saw and The Conjuring) and writer Leigh Whannell (Saw), creators of the original Insidious in 2011 are back with Insidious Chapter 2, a terrifying sequel to the acclaimed horror film.
With Josh (PATRICK WILSON) and Renai (ROSE BYRNE) coming to terms with the death of parapsychologist Elise (LIN SHAYE), the Lambert family move into grandmother Lorraine’s home (BARBARA HERSHEY) while the police investigate the bizarre incident. However all is not well as Josh and Renai continue to experience the demonic forces that are set on turning their lives to chaos.

With Josh’s increasingly odd behaviour following his return from The Further, Renai and Lorraine are  forced to seek help from Elise’s paranormal investigators to protect her family and uncover the truth to why this dangerous spirit world still haunts them, she soon learns the shocking reality……Josh didn’t come back alone.
The renowned horror duo join forces again with producer JASON BLUM (Paranormal Activity) to take you on another mind-bending and chilling journey into the world of the unknown.