What will you watch in Irish cinemas this month?
THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL
Directed by: John Madden
Starring: Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Celia Imrie, Penelope Wilton, Richard Gere, Dev Patel.
Release Date: February 26th 2015
Four years after they first went to India, the cast of THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL are settling into their new home, and back on our screens.
The follow up to John Madden’s wildly successful film sees Sonny Kapoor’s (Dev Patel) first hotel almost full, and our young hero has a dream of expansion. However, with his wedding growing ever closer, opening the second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel may be more of a challenge than Sonny can handle.
FIFTY SHADES OF GREY
Directed by: Sam Taylor-Johnson
Starring: Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson, Rita Ora, Marcia Gay Harden, Eloise Mumford
Release Date: February 13th 2015
Unless you have been living under a rock for the past four years, you will have heard of E.L. James’ hugely successful series of books, beginning with FIFTY SHADES OF GREY. What you may not know, however, is that The series has sold over 100 million copies worldwide and been translated into 52 languages, and set a record in the UK as the fastest-selling paperback of all time.
This month, the story of Ana Steele (Dakota Johnson) and how her life is changed when she meets the enigmatic and charming Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) is released, just in time for Valentines Day. Ana is drawn to Christian, not least for his mysteriousness, but soon realises there is a lot more to Mr Grey than meets the eye.
Directed by: David Robert Mitchell
Starring: Linda Boston, Maika Monroe, Caitlin Burt, Heather Fairbanks, Ruby Harris
Release Date: February 27th 2015
2015’s first teen horror, IT FOLLOWS, tells the story of a Jay (Maika Monroe) whose usual autumn fascinations – school, boys and lazy weekends – are overshadowed by the sense that someone, or something is following her, after she sleeps with her boyfriend for the first time. Sexually transmitted haunting, or just paranoia thriller? You’ll have to get to the cinema to find out, but with rave reviews from Sundance, IT FOLLOWS is sure to gain a cult following.
THE WEDDING RINGER
Directed by: Jeremy Garelick
Starring: Josh Gad, Kevin Hart, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Cloris Leachman
Release Date: February 20th 2015
Comic heavyweights Josh Gad and Kevin Hart team up in this bromantic comedy, and are backed up by some of TV’s brightest; Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Cloris Leachman and Alan Ritchson.
Doug (Josh Gad) is 10 days away from his wedding to Gretchen (Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting) and has not yet managed to find himself a best man. Focused on his career from a young age, Doug never seemed to bond with other men, and in desperation he turns to Jimmy (Kevin Hart) – a man whose sole business is to supply best men to grooms in need – to bail him out.
Directed by: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa
Starring: Margot Robbie, Will Smith,
Release Date: February 27th 2015
Back in his first leading role since 2013s AFTER EARTH, Will Smith teams up with WOLF OF WALL STREET star Margot Robbie in roles that were originally offered to Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, Brad Pitt and Kristen Stewart…
Smith plays Nicky Spurgeon, a seasoned con man running a scam in Buenos Aires. Spurgeon’s carefully laid plans are thrown into chaos however, by the arrival of an old flame; a woman who, three years ago, he set on the road to becoming a femme fatale.