Dir. Christopher Nolan USA 2014
Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain
When a wormhole is discovered, explorers and scientists unite to embark on a voyage through it, transcending the limits of human space travel. Among the travellers is a widowed engineer (McConaughey) who has to decide to leave behind his two children to join the voyage with the goal of saving humanity. Interstellar is written by Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan, who combined his idea with an existing script by his brother that was developed in 2007.
Genre: Mystery / Sci-Fi
THE HUNGER GAMES MOCKINGJAY PART 1
Dir. Francis Lawrence USA 2014
Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth
Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) finds herself in District 13 after she literally shatters the Games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin (Julianne Moore) and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and a nation moved by her courage. Part 1 is scheduled to be released on November 20, 2014 in the United Kingdom and November 21, 2014 in the United States, and landed atop Fandango’s list of most-anticipated films for 2014.
Genre: Adventure / Sci Fi
Dir. Paul King UK/France/Canada 2014
Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters
A young Peruvian bear with a passion for all things British travels to London in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, he begins to realize that city life is not all he had imagined – until he meets the kindly Brown family, who read the label around his neck (‘Please look after this bear. Thank you.’) and offer him a temporary haven. It looks as though his luck has changed until this rarest of bears catches the eye of a museum taxidermist.
Genre: Comedy / Family
THE IMITATION GAME
Dir. Morten Tyldum USA 2014
Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode
At Cambridge University, young Alan Turing quickly establishes himself as a ground-breaking thinker with his theories about the potential of computing machines. When war between Britain and Germany is declared, these theories are put into active practice. Turing easily passes a test to become a member of a top-secret group assigned to decode critical German naval communications. Much to the surprise of the commanding officers, so does a woman, Joan Clarke, Turing and Clarke become fast friends, and are soon engaged to be married. But Turing is gay, struggling with his identity at a time when it is illegal and subject to terrible punishment.
Genre: Biography / Drama / Thriller
HORRIBLE BOSSES 2
Dir. Sean Anders USA 2014
Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis
Fed up with answering to higher-ups, Nick, Dale and Kurt decide to become their own bosses by launching their own business. But a slick investor soon pulls the rug out from under them. Outplayed and desperate, and with no legal recourse, the three would-be entrepreneurs hatch a misguided plan to kidnap the investor’s adult son and ransom him to regain control of their company.
Dir. Michaël R. Roskam USA 2014
Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, James Gandolfini
The Drop follows lonely bartender Bob Saginowski through a covert scheme of funnelling cash to local gangsters – “money drops” – in the underworld of Brooklyn bars. Under the heavy hand of his employer and cousin Marv, Bob finds himself at the centre of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighbourhood’s past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living – no matter the cost.
Genre: Crime / Drama