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New films and DVDs for September 2016

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Love and Friendship

Love and Friendship

Witty adaptation of Jane Austen’s novella from film-maker Whit Stillman. Kate Beckinsale stars as Lady Susan, a high-class widow whose waning finances threaten her status and lifestyle.

Accompanied by her American confidante Mrs. Alicia Johnson (Chloë Sevigny), who is waiting for her elderly husband (Stephen Fry) to pass on, the sharp-tongued Lady Susan sets her sights on charming Reginald de Courcy (Xavier Samuel) in the hope of a marriage and financial security. Her plans are disrupted with the arrival of her daughter Frederica (Morfydd Clark), upon whom Lady Susan thrusts the dull, but extremely wealthy, Sir James Martin (Tom Bennett).

Captain America: Civil war

Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr and Scarlett Johansson star in this action adventure sequel based on the Marvel Comics series.

In this instalment, set after Avengers: Age of Ultron, an incident resulting in a law to regulate the activity of the Avengers causes a divide between the group of superheroes. The Avengers become split into two opposing factions, headed by Captain America (Evans) and Iron Man (Downey Jr), while a new villain threatens the safety of the world.

Will the superheroes be able to defeat their common enemy and repair the schism? The film also stars Sebastian Stan, Paul Rudd, Paul Bettany, Anthony Mackie and Jeremy Renner.

The Nice Guys

Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe team up to investigate the case of a missing girl in this thriller co-written and directed by Shane Black.

After becoming involved with the Mob, Amelia (Margaret Qualley) mysteriously disappears. Enforcer Jackson Healy (Crowe) and down-on-his-luck private investigator Holland March (Gosling) are recruited to find her and set out on a complex and high-profile investigation which leads them all over 1970s Los Angeles.

With media interest increasing and their own personal safety called into doubt, the duo come across the seemingly unconnected death of a porn star, a discovery which sheds new light on a conspiracy that leads right to the highest echelons of power. The cast also includes Kim Basinger, Angourie Rice and Matt Bomer.

Florence Foster Jenkins

Meryl Streep stars in the eponymous role of this comedy drama based on the true story of the American opera singer.

World renowned as a virtuosic pianist, Florence Foster Jenkins has a new dream: to become a famous opera singer. Her voice, however, leaves a lot to be desired and she becomes famous for her lack of talent. Despite the constant critisicm from her peers and audiences which Florence’s manager and partner St. Clair Bayfield (Hugh Grant) endeavours to keep from her, Florence battles on and, with St. Clair’s help, she conquers the New York stage to become a household name.

Bad Neighbours 2

Seth Rogen, Zac Efron and Rose Byrne return to star as neighbours in this American comedy sequel directed by Nicholas Stoller.

Mac (Rogen) and Kelly (Byrne) finally think peace has come to the neighbourhood now that Teddy (Efron)’s fraternity has cleared out. They’re in for a nasty surprise however, when the Kappa Nu sorority, headed by the devious Shelby (Chloë Moretz), moves in next door and proves to be even more raucous than the fraternity before them. Mac and Kelly see no other choice than to invite their former nemesis Teddy back and ask for his help to get rid of the wild sisters.

Our Kind of Traitor

Susanna White directs this adaptation of the novel by John le Carré starring Ewan McGregor and Naomie Harris.

British couple Perry (McGregor) and Gail (Harris) are on holiday in Marrakesh when they meet enigmatic Russian oligarch and criminal Dima (Stellan Skarsgård) who invites them to a game of tennis. They unwittingly accept and are soon embroiled in his illicit activities, an involvement which takes them to London, Paris and the Swiss Alps.

Brandon King

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