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Sports biopic directed by Brian Helgeland (Mystic River, L.A. Confidential) and starring Chadwick Boseman (The Kill Hole, Persons Unknown) and Harrison Ford (Star Wars, Bladerunner). Based on the true story of Jackie Robinson (Boseman), the legendary baseball player who broke Major League Baseball's colour barrier when he joined the roster of the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. Robinson faced racial discrimination from his fellow players and from the public in general, but while wearing the number 42 on his jersey, he went on to play in six World Series. His involvement in Major League Baseball helped bring an end to racial segregation in the sport. "The best baseball movie in decades [...] and in terms of being a Jackie Robinson movie, it's no small thing when I say that not only does 42 not miss the mark, not only did it score a base hit, but it struck a genuine home run," reviewer Sean CW Korsgaard wrote. Rainbow Cinemas (PG).
At Any Price
American drama helmed by acclaimed director Ramin Bahrani (Goodbye Solo, Chop Shop) and official selection for the 2012 Toronto Fim Festival. Henry Whipple (Dennis Quaid) is an enthusiastic and ambitious traditional seed farmer who wants nothing more than for his children to help run a business that's been in the family for generations. With his eldest son at college, next in line is his rebellious teenage son Dean (Zac Efron), who is determined to be a professional race car driver rather than work on the family farm. In the competitive world of modern agriculture, Henry has made a few enemies along the way. The farm undergoes an investigation that could potentially cause the Whipples to lose everything. With the fate of the farm at stake, father and son put their differences aside to save what really matters to them. Hyland Cinema (14A).
Animated fantasy-adventure-comedy-drama film based on William Joyce's book, The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs. Directed by Chris Wedge (Ice Age, Robots) and featuring the voices of Amanda Seyfried, Colin Farrell, Josh Hutcherson, Christoph Waltz, Aziz Ansari, Chris O'Dowd, Pitbull, Jason Sudeikis, Steven Tyler and Beyoncé Knowles. Mary Katherine's father has studied a group of tiny warriors for years. To carry out his research, he spends hours in the woods watching the little creatures. One day, when he does not return from his survey, Mary Katherine sets out to find him. While searching, she is suddenly shrunk down in size and stumbles upon the creatures her father has been studying. The epic that ensues follows Mary Katherine's adventures as she struggles to find a way home while assisting her new friends in a war against evil adversaries. Rainbow Cinemas (PG).
Fast and Furious 6
Sixth installment in the popular action film franchise written by Chris Morgan (Fast and Furious, Fast Five) and directed by Justin Lin (Better Luck Tomorrow, Community). Since Dom (Vin Diesel) and Brian's (Paul Walker) last heist toppled a kingpin's empire, leaving their crew with $100 million, they have scattered across the globe. But the crew's inability to return home and living forever on the lam have made their lives incomplete. Meanwhile, Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) has been tracking an organization of lethally mercenary drivers, a group whose mastermind (Luke Evans) is aided by a ruthless second-in-command revealed to be the love Dom thought was dead, Letty (Michelle Rodriguez). The only way to stop the criminal outfit is to outmatch them at street level, so Hobbs asks Dom to assemble his elite team in London. Payment for the job? Full pardons for the entire crew, so they can return home and make their families whole again. Rainbow Cinemas (PG).
Iron Man 3
Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) is back in this third installment of the film series based on the popular Marvel Comics character. Everybody's favorite metal man is pitted against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When this adversary destroys Stark's personal world, Iron Man sets off on a harrowing journey that will test his mettle at every turn. With his back against the wall, Stark has to survive by his own devices, counting on his ingenuity and instincts to protect his friends and family. During his struggles, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man? Directed by Shane Black (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang), Iron Man 3 also features the return of Gwyneth Paltrow (The Talented Mr. Ripley, The Royal Tenenbaums) and Don Cheadle (Devil in a Blue Dress, Boogie Nights) as Iron Man's loyal companions Pepper Potts and Jim Rhodes. Rainbow Cinemas (PG).
Norwegian historical drama film directed by Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg. Nominated for the Best Foreign Language Oscar at the 85th Academy Awards. In 1947, explorer and ethnographer Thor Heyerdahl (Pål Sverre Valheim Hagen) gathered an inexperienced crew to embark on a voyage across the Pacific on a wooden raft. His goal was to try and prove his theory that Polynesia was populated by South American settlers rather than Asians, as the scientific community had presumed. Despite Heyerdahl's unrelenting determination, the journey didn't come without its fair share of struggles, such as no funding and the fact that he himself couldn't even swim. Covering an astonishing 4,300 miles and crossing of the Pacific Ocean, Heryerdahl redefined the notion of fearless exploration. Norway's highest-grossing film of 2012 and the country's most expensive production to date. Hyland Cinema (PG).
Pain and Gain
Action-comedy-crime film directed by Michael Bay (Armageddon, Pearl Harbor) and starring Mark Wahlberg (Boogle Nights, Planet of the Apes) Tony Shalhoub (Monk, Men in Black) and Dwayne Johnson (The Scorpion King, Walking Tall). Daniel Lugo (Wahlberg) is a regular bodybuilder who works at the Sun Gym in Miami, Florida. Sick of living the poor life, Lugo concocts a plan to kidnap Victor Kershaw (Tony Shalhoub), a gym regular - and a rich, spoiled businessman - and extort money from him by means of torture. With the help of recently released criminal Paul Doyle (Johnson), Lugo successfully gets Kershaw to sign over all his finances. But when Kershaw survives an attempted murder, he hires a private investigator to catch the criminals. Based on a series of Miami New Times articles surrounding the brutal kidnapping, extortion, torture and murder of several victims by an organized group of criminals that included a number of bodybuilders. Rainbow Cinemas (18A).
Star Trek Into Darkness
Twelfth film in the Star Trek cinematic canon and the second to be directed by J.J. Abrams (Alias, Lost, Fringe). When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find a terrorist attack from within Starfleet has left Earth of the 23rd century in a state of crisis. With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) leads a manhunt to capture the man responsible (Benedict Cumberbatch). As our heroes are propelled into a battle of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made. Rainbow Cinemas (PG).
The Great Gatsby
Romantic drama directed by Baz Luhrmann (Romeo+Juliet, Moulin Rouge!) based on the classic American novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire), a young man from Minnesota, moves to New York to learn about the bond business. He rents a house in the swanky West Egg district of Long Island. Carraway eventually meets his neighbor Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio) and gets caught up in his world of extravagant parties and people. A story made for our times, dealing with the allure of fame and fortune, as well as the unbreakable bond of first love. Boston Globe reviewer Ty Burr praised DiCaprio's performance, saying "magnificent is the only word to describe this performance — the best movie Gatsby by far, superhuman in his charm and connections, the host of revels beyond imagining, and at his heart an insecure fraud whose hopes are pinned to a woman." Rainbow Cinemas (PG).
The Hangover Part 3
Comedy film and the third and final installment in the Hangover trilogy. Directed by Todd Phillips and starring Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Ken Jeong, Heather Graham, Jeffrey Tambor, Justin Bartha and John Goodman. After Alan's (Galifiankis) father passes away, Doug (Bartha), Stu (Helms) and Phil (Cooper) try to help him get through his grief. Meanwhile, Mr. Chow (Jeong) has stolen Marshall's (Goodman) gold, and Marshall believes Cooper et al. - AKA the Wolfpack - are responsible. Marshall kidnaps Doug and threatens to kill him unless the other three find Mr. Chow and get his gold back. The Wolfpack hits the road in a desperate attempt to save their friend. However the adventure unfolds, it all ends here. Rainbow Cinemas (14A).
The Place Beyond The Pines
Crime drama directed by Derek Cianfrance (Blue Valentine, Cagefighter). The title of the film is based on a loose English translation of the Mohawk word 'schenectady' which means "place beyond the pine plains". Motorcycle stunt rider Luke (Ryan Gosling) faces a personal crisis when he discovers he has a son with his on-again, off-again girlfriend Romina (Eva Mendes). Realizing that his way of life doesn't provide him with the means to support a family, Luke turns to robbing banks. Unfortunately, at one of his heists he crosses the path of an ambitious rookie cop (Bradley Cooper) under the tutelage of a corrupt detective. Their confrontation puts the two men on a collision course. Rainbow Cinemas (14A).