Film round-up: 23/03/2015 – 29/03/2015


This week’s film releases provide an inexhaustible selection of genres from the classic Disney fairy-tale Cinderella to the racially inept comedy of Will Farrell in Get Hard to the sci-fi adventure of Robot Overlords where Ben Kingsley and Gillian Anderson fight to survive Earth’s invasion by robots from a distant galaxy. Read all the details below.

Critically acclaimed directorial debut of Norwegian director Eskil Vogt, Blind is the sensual tale of Ingrid, who having lost her sight retreats to the safety of her home to regain a sense of control. But soon Ingrid is taken over by a vision from within, fabricated by her most deep-set fears and repressed fantasies.

Cinderella, Disney’s classic Cinderella is brought to life in this real-action fantasy starring Lily James and Richard Madden. Subsequent to her father’s untimely death, young Ella is brought up at the mercy of her cruel  stepmother. Does the chance meeting of a handsome stranger hold the key to  transforming Ella’s fortunes?

Dior and I is a documentary providing a unique insight into one of the world’s most prestigious fashion companies. Frédéric Tcheng captures the early days Raf Simons career as artistic director, witnessing the production of his first haute couture collection, created within eight weeks with the ambitious intention to modernise the iconic brand.

The Face Of An Angel, depicting the true events surrounding the murder of English Student in Italy, director Michael Winterbottom questions the public’s obsession with the Amanda Knox murder case.

Get Hard stars Will Ferrell as millionaire James King who, convicted for fraud and facing a ten year sentence behind bars and fearing for his chances of survival in prison enlists Darnell, played by Kevin Hart, on the assumption that as a black man he is knowledgeable of life on the inside.

Komban is a Tamil action and romance drama- and is the directorial debut from Muthaiah.

Robot Overloads follows the conquering of Earth by robots from a distant galaxy. Survivors of the attack end up confined to their houses and must wear electronic implants implemented by the robots. Leaving their houses renders the risk of being incinerated by the robot sentries, but the remaining population must fight back against their conquerors.

The Seventh Son is an epic fantasy film set during the medieval period, based on the novel The Spook’s Apprentice by Joseph Delaney. It centres on Thomas Ward, the seventh son of a seventh son, and his adventures as the apprentice of the Spook.

The Signal premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. Three technology students, Nic, Jonah, and Haley, are drawn to an abandoned house by the hacker NOMAD. When Nic regains consciousness he finds himself living a nightmare in an underground research facility.

The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water is a live-action film starring everyone’s favourite pineapple-dwelling sponge. When a pirate from above the sea steals the secret Krabby Patty formula, Spongebob and his nemesis Plankton must team up in order to retrieve it.

Wild Tales is an Argentine-Spanish black comedy that fuses six different standalone stories, all linked together by a common theme of violence and vengeance.


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