New Films - 17th September 2010
It's another week, and with that comes new movies playing at your local cinemas! Check out what's new right here at Haydon's Movie House!
Note: Videos aren't currently uploading on the blog due to a technical fault, so I've provided the poster for each film and a link to their trailers online!
For 17 year-old Ree Dolly (Jennifer Lawrence), life is already hard enough. Always on the wrong side of the law, her father, Jessup, has gone missing, leaving Ree to take care of her younger brother and sister, as well as her sick mother. But when Ree learns that Jessup has skipped police bail and disappeared without trace, she realises she has only days to find him before she loses the family house. Seeking help from the frightening figure of her Uncle 'Teardrop' (John Hawkes), Ree sets out on a dangerous journey to find her father. Travelling through the bleak landscape of the Ozark Mountains, Ree appeals to her extended family, but finds them stony and evasive. Refusing to give up, she searches for the truth that lies behind her outlaw kin's code of silence...
'The Other Guys' (dir: Adam McKay, 2010), Cert: 12A
A pair of intrepid cops, Danson (Dwayne Johnson) and Highsmith (Samuel L Jackson) are living the law-enforcement dream. The criminals fear them, while their colleagues and the community revere them. They're the heroes of the New York Police Department - achingly cool from top to toe, with women and criminals alike falling at their feet. Then there are detectives Allen Gamble (Will Ferrell) and Terry Hoitz (Mark Wahlberg) - they're 'the other guys', the lowly desk jockeys that just get in the way of glory boys like Danson and Highsmith. But when a fairly innocuous-looking case turns up, it's left to Gamble and Hoitz to take the reins. What first appears to be nothing begins to unravel and reveals the city's biggest crime yet. But do these guys have what it takes to bring in the bad guys?
'Devil' (dir/s: Drew and John Erick Dowdle, 2010), Cert: 15
The fates of five complete strangers are sealed from the minute they step into the same lift in an inner-city office block. None of them could ever have imagined that the seemingly small decisions that brought them to this moment were likely to be the last they ever made. All, that is, except one of them - the Devil, who is pulling sinister strings to make terrifying events unfold. As the lift grinds to a standstill, the group begins to suspect that something is definitely amiss. As lights flicker on and off and strange things reach out of the darkness, hysteria sets in and four of the five strangers must fight for their lives. But which of these characters is the Devil? And what can the others possibly do to save themselves from this desperate situation?
'F' (dir: Johannes Roberts, 2010), Cert: 18
Robert Anderson (David Schofield) is a burned-out, alcoholic, world-weary English teacher who works in a huge sprawling Comprehensive school. After lessons have finished for the day, this place of learning becomes a vast, deserted labyrinth of corridors and empty rooms, gyms, studios and halls. But all is not right with the school tonight - there are strange shadows and noises, signs of unusual and ominous activity. And then the school falls under relentless attack from a gang of mysterious and bloodthirsty hoodies, intent on only one thing - to spread terror! Unsuspecting victims are picked off one by one, and Anderson must now battle against these brutal killers - and his deepest fears. What follows is a desperate fight for the survival of his pupils, fellow teachers and those Anderson holds most dear, culminating in a final terrible choice...
'Just Wright' (dir: Sanaa Hamri, 2010), Cert: PG
'The Kid' (dir: Nick Moran, 2010), Cert: 15
Kevin (Rupert Friend) is nothing if not a fighter. From the very start he's had to fight for survival - whether it's bare-knuckle scraps for cash or the very different kind of battle he eventually faces to turn his life around. Raised by abusive parents in a poverty-stricken London council estate, Kevin is beaten and starved by his family, bullied by his peers and abandoned by social services. Even when he escapes these dire circumstances, it's only to become embroiled in London's criminal underworld. Here he is known simply as 'The Kid'. And yet, despite having experienced nothing but brutality, Kevin becomes determined to change his life for the better. Through sheer grit and determination - and with the help of Jackie (Jodie Whittaker), the woman he loves - he begins a journey towards redemption.