What's new at the cinema

18 September 2014

Grave business

In A Walk Among The Tombstones, Liam Neeson knuckles down to serious crime business as author Lawrence Block's ex-cop turned private investigator Matt Scudder.

A disturbing case puts him on the trail of two serial killers who have murdered a drug dealer’s wife, despite the ransom being paid.

Think Like A Man Too 2In the comedy sequel Think Like A Man Too, what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas for the wedding party heading to Sin City to see Michael (Terrence Jenkins) and Candace (Regina Hall) finally tie the knot.

In Grand Piano (also showing in Sky Store), Elijah Wood discovers the true meaning of stage fright as renowned pianist Tom Selznick, who sits down to give his first performance in five years only to find a disturbing note on his music sheet: "Play one wrong note and you die."

Teen sci-fi classic The Giver makes it to the big screen. Teenage Jonas (Brenton Thwaites) lives in a post-apocalyptic utopia where the inhabitants - genetically designed not to feel emotion - have no memory of suffering, hunger or violence.

In his 44th outing, Colin Firth stars in Woody Allen’s 1920s-set comedy Magic in the Moonlight as a pompous magician who heads to the French Riviera to investigate a pretty American psychic (Emma Stone), believing she is trying to swindle a rich widow (Jacki Weaver).

Max Irons and Sam Claflin play two freshmen at Oxford who revel in the notoriety when they are invited to join the university’s elitist brotherhood, 'The Riot Club'.

Zach 'Scrubs' Braff writes, directs and stars Wish I Was Here, a comedy drama about an out-of-work actor struggling to deal with his family responsibilities.


The-Boxtrolls-2014Cartoon comedy The Boxtrolls has dislodged Jason Segel and Cameron Diaz comedy Sex Tape from the top of the box office.

The ribald comedy slips to number four while Scarlett Johansson's drug-enhanced superchick Lucy heads back up to the second spot.

New at number three is the excellent comedy-drama Pride, which tells the story of a London gay support group who make common cause with a South Welsh pit during the 1984 miners' strike.

Also new at number five is the John Le Carre adaptation A Most Wanted Man, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman in one of his final roles as a German spycatcher in post 9/11 Hamburg.

1    The Boxtrolls (new)
2    Lucy
3    Pride (new)
4    Sex Tape
5    A Most Wanted Man (new)
6    Before I Go To Sleep
7    Guardians of the Galaxy
8    Let's Be Cops
9    The Hundred-Foot Journey
10  The Inbetweeners 2

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