The film follows the production of seven ballets by the Paris Opera Ballet.

 


 


1/ Son of Rambow


Comedy about two unlikely new friends enjoying a long English summer.   One is from a strict religious community and the other is the school terror.   They team up to make their own remake of the first of the Rambo films in a tale of friendship, faith and growing up.
































Why you should see it…


Nostalgic and innocent, Garth Jennings (The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy) gives us one of the most harmwarming childhood tales to hit the big screen in years.


When is it in cinemas?
April 4th, 2008


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2/ Shine A Light


Martin Scorsese  directs this Rolling Stones documentary focusing on  two concerts from the group’s current “A Bigger Bang” tour and includes scenes from a recent concert in Austin, Texas.


Why you should see it…


A master of direction and music, Scorsese latest film is packed full of energy and music, plus some unforgettably funny scenes between director and band.


When is it in cinemas?
April 11th, 2008


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3/ Flashbacks of a Fool


Bond star Daniel Craig plays Joe Scott, a washed up Hollywood star. On the verge of a mental breakdown and further shaken by the death of his childhood friend, Scott retreats into his childhood memories growing up in a small English seaside town.


 


Why you should see it…


Top notch performances from Daniel Craig and Harry Eden make ‘Flashbacks of a Fool’ one of he most powerful character driven films out this month. A must-see!


When is it in cinemas?
April 18th, 2008


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4/ Happy-Go-Lucky


Sally Hawkins plays London based primary school teacher Poppy. After her bike is stolen, the ever-positive Poppy decides to get driving lessons from the fatally nihilistic Scott. 































Why you should see it…


This is Mike Leigh’s first since 2004’s much-praised ‘Vera Drake’. At first, you’d be forgiven for finding Poppy difficult to watch- her sheer optimism is overwhelming. Yet, as Leigh’s ‘anti-miserablist ’ (his words) story continues and Hawkins shines through as one of Britain’s true acting talents, you can’t but feel happy and lucky to be part of Poppy’s universe.


When is it in cinemas?
April 18th, 2008


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5/ Persepolis


Marjane is an outspoken young Iranian girl who was nine years old during the Islamic Revolution when the fundamentalists first take power–forcing the veil on women and imprisoning thousands. She cleverly outsmarts the “social guardians” and discovers punk, ABBA and Iron Maiden, while living with the terror of government persecution and the Iran/Iraq war. Then Marjane’s journey moves on to Austria where, as a teenager, her parents send her to school in fear for her safety and, she has to combat being equated with the religious fundamentalism and extremism she fled her country to escape.
 



Why you should see it…


The anti-Pixar Persepolis, a much different coming-of-age story than we’re used to, is more touching than most films. The minimalist monochrome animation is beautifully done with an equally beautiful story.


When is it in cinemas?
April 25th, 2008


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6/ Street Kings


Thriller about an LAPD cop (Reeves) who finds it hard to cope after the death of his wife.   When he is implicated in the murder of a fellow officer he is forced to attempt to exonerate himself, and comes to question the culture of the force and loyalty of his colleagues.




Why you should see it…


Action packed with a well penned script from L.A Confidential screenwriter James Ellroy. One for the lads.



When is it in cinemas?
April 18th, 2008


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7/ ’21’


Dramatisation of the true story of two students co-opted by one of their maths professors to beat the house in Las Vegas casinos using card-counting techniques.   A mixture of crime caper and morality tale, the film focuses on the rise, fall and redemption of a talented young man, seduced by the prospect of easy wealth.   




Why you should see it…


Glitz, Glamour and Poker- the Las Vegas experience in a film (with Kevin Spacey to boot!)


When is it in cinemas?
April 11th, 2008


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8/ Strange Wilderness


Animal enthusiast Peter Gaulke and his sidekick Fred Wolf host an ailing wildlife TV show “Strange Wilderness,” which is in a steep ratings decline. Desperate to save the show, Peter hatches a Hail Mary scheme to find the one animal that could truly turn the show around and change the nature show landscape forever–Bigfoot.





When is it in cinemas?
April 11th, 2008


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9/ Stop-Loss


Drama about three young men returning from Iraq to small-town Texas.   Only one of them is hailed as a hero but when he is told he has to go back to the war against his will he goes on the run.


 


Why you should see it…


Ryan Phillippe back on form as the solider fighting the Stop-Loss army procedure which comulsorily re-enlists him. With excellent performances this is one Iraq War Film you’ll remember, highlighting how the US government is failing its own soliders too.


When is it in cinemas?
April 25th, 2008






10/ The Escapist


Filmed in Dublin, ‘The Escapist’ is the story of Denis (Jonny Lee Miller), a wealthy commercial pilot whose pregnant wife is murdered by escaped convict Ricky Barnes (Andy Serkis, Gollom in the Lord of the Rings trilogy). He vows revenge, becoming like his enemy as he abandons the baby–who survived the killing–fakes his own death, and enters the prison system in search of his quarry.


 


Why you should see it…


A hit as this year’s  Dublin film festival (this year’s suprise film), director Rupert Wyatt has created a fantastic action film with intelligent sequencing and a meaningful ending.


When is it in cinemas?
April 25th, 2008

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