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The joys of spring have arrived and among them are this thrilling slate of new releases heading our way…
Iron Man 3
Robert Downey Jr. returns for his third outing as the titular superhero. Ben Kingsley plays archvillain The Mandarin.
The Look Of Love
Michael Winterbottom directs this biopic of Paul Raymond, the controversial entrepreneur who became Britain’s richest man. Steve Coogan, Imogen Poots and Anna Friel star.
A small-town Texas mortician (Jack Black) strikes up a friendship with a wealthy widow, then goes to great lengths to create the illusion she’s alive after he kills her.
Matthew McConaughey leads this story about two teenage boys who help a fugitive evade the bounty hunters on his trail.
From Belgian director Joachim Lafosse comes the tragic tale of a mother on the brink. Tahar Rahim and Émilie Dequenne star.
Star Trek Into Darkness
J.J. Abrams returns with his second go steering the Star Trek franchise, with Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto also back as Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock.
The Reluctant Fundamentalist
Mira Nair’s adaptation of the best-seller by Mohsin Hamid stars Riz Ahmed as a young Pakistani man accused of being a terrorist.
A psychological drama unfolds after the crew of a Danish cargo ship are taken hostabe by Somali pirates.
Village At The End Of The World
The witty, feel-good documentary portrait of a tiny, isolated village surviving against the odds.
A foreign traveller (Paul Walker) picks up a rental car with a history that gets him tangled in a nasty web of local police corruption.
Stefan Ruzowitzky’s crime-thriller follows two siblings who decide to fend for themselves in the wake of a botched casino heist.
Cannes Film Festival
The Great Gatsby
Baz Luhtmann’s glittering adaption of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Jazz Age novel stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan and Tobey Maguire.
Tim Roth and Jack O’Connell star in this British gangster film, in which a veteran assassin reluctantly trains his arrogant protégé.
From the director of Easter Promises comes another tale of London’s harsh criminal underworld. Jason Statham and Vicky McClure star.
Beware Of Mr. Baker
Ginger Baker looks back on his musical career with Cream and Blind Faith and his current life inside a fortified South African compound.
The latest animated adventure from Ice Age director Chris Wedge follows a young girl who joins forces with a band of pintsized warriors after being transported to a magical forest.
The Hangover Part III
The Wolf Pack are back. Bradley Cooper, Zack Galifianakis and Ed Helms reunite for the third instalment of the Hangover franchise, but this time there’s no wedding, no bachelor party and all beats are off.
Something In The Air
French director Olivier Assayas returns with a coming-of-age story about a young man who reacts to the social revolutions of 1960s Europe.
Everybody Has A Plan
Viggo Mortensen stars as a man steals his dead twin’s identity in Argentina, with dramatic consequences.
The Big Wedding
Long-divorced couple Robert DeNiro and Diane Keaton fake being married as their son prepares for his own nuptials in Justin Zackham’s comedy.
French heartthrob Romain Duris stars in a period-comedy about an ambitious country girl (Deborah Francois) who competes to become the world’s fastest typist.
Gemma Arterton and Saoirse Ronan star as a mother-daughter vampire duo fighting to survive through the centuries.
A Haunted House
A parody of the found-footage horror genre, written by and starring Marlon Wayans.
Michael Shannon stars in a crime drama based on the life of former mafia hitman Richard Kuklinski.
The Stone Roses: Made Of Stone
Shane Meadow’s passion project details the lives of legendary British band The Stone Roses.
Starring as father and son, Will and Jaden Smith explore a planet that was evacuated by humans 1,000 years earlier in M. Night Shyamalan’s sci-fi adventure.
The Company You Keep
Robert Redford directs and stars as a former Weather Underground activist forced on the run by a journalist who has discovered his identity (Shia LaBeouf).
Based on the novel by Emile Zola, Audrey Tautou stars as a bored, unhappily married woman living in provincial 1920 France.
Stuck In Love
Logan Lerman (The Perks Of Being A Wallflower) and Lily Collins (Mirror, Mirror) star in this family tale of love and literary inspiration.
Man Of Steel
Zack Snyder’s Superman reboot stars Henry Cavill as the titular alien from the planet Krypton, while the impressive supporting cast includes Russell Crowe and Amy Adams.
Much Ado About Nothing
Joss Whedon directs a modern-day retelling of Shakespeare’s classic comedy about two pairs of lovers with different takes on romance and a way with words.
Summer In February
Dominic Cooper and Dan Steven star in a poetic period drama that focuses on the lives of a group of early 20th-century artists living in a commune on the Cornish coast.
Edinburgh International Film Festival
Shun-Li And The Poet
Shun-li, a struggling mother in search of her a better life for her family in Italy, becomes friends with Bebi, an Eastern European exile and aspiring poet.
The third part of Richard Linklater’s dramatic ponderings on life, love and everything in between. It’s been 18 years since Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Celine (Julie Delpy) spent a night walking around Vienna; now they’re both holidaying in Greece.
World War Z
A U.N. employee finds himself in a race against time as he travels the world attempting to solve the mystery behind a deadly zombie pandemic while also saving his family. Brad Pitt takes the lead in Marc Forster’s apocalyptic thriller.
Stand Up Guys
Three of Hollywood’s finest actors – Al Pacino, Alan Arkin and Christopher Walken – join forces in this old-school comedy playing ageing robbers tasked with one last job.
The Frozen Ground
Based on true events, Nicolas Cage stars as Jack Halcombe, a state trooper helping a young woman (Vanessa Hudgens) track down a serial killer.
This Is The End
While attending a party at James Franco’s house, Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Jay Baruchel and a host of other celebrities are faced with the apocalypse.
The Seasoning House
Long-time movie make-up and prosthetics designer Paul Hyett makes his directing debut with this horror-thriller about young girls prostituted to the military and the deaf-mute orphan who takes her revenge on the soldiers.
Despicable Me 2
Gru, Dr. Nefario and the unpredictable minions return, along with a host of new characters. Steve Carell and Jason Segel are among the voice artists.
The Act Of Killing
This documentary lays down the gauntlet on former Indonesian death-squads.
A young women is targeted by a bounty hunter (Paddy Considine) who has been employed by her family to enact an “honour killing”.
The father-and-son French Impressionist painters Pierre-August and Jean Renoir are both rejuvenated by a young muse (Christa Theret).
Now You See Me
FBI agents track a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances and reward their audiences with the money. Louis Leterrier (The Hulk) directs Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Dave Franco and Isla Fisher.
The Bling Ring
Sofia Coppola’s fifth feature investigates a true-life tale of celebrity-targeting teenage thieves. Emma Watson stars.
Pixar’s beleated sequel to Monsters, Inc, takes a look at the relationship between Mike and Sulley during their days at the University of Fear. Billy Crystal and John Goodman are back on voice duties.
When an alien attack threatens Earth’s existence, jumbo robots piloted by humans are deployed to fight off the menace. Guillermo del Toro directs this summer sci-fi extravaganza.
Jeff Wadlow assume the director’s mantle from Matthew Vaughn for this sequel to the ultra-violent and very successful predecessor. Chloë Grace Moretz, Aaron Johnson and Christopher Mintz-Plasse all return, while Jim Carrey joins the mayhem as the villainous Captain Stars and Stripes.
Hugh Jackman is back for another go as Marvel Comics’ bladed superhero Wolverine. This time he travels to Japan to train with a samurai warrior.