2019 is off to a flying start and with it comes a whole new selection of titles that you could find in your local library this January! As we all start back into our regular routines it’s important to take a break every now and then, and what better way to do that than to kick back with a film from the library?! Let’s see what new titles you could be unwinding with this month.
M | Comedy | Adult | Film
Based on the novel by Nick Hornby.
Annie is trapped in a decades-long relationship with Duncan, a neurotic and obsessive fan of Tucker Crowe, an enigmatic rock star in hiding. When a demo version of Tucker’s 25-year-old iconic hit surfaces, Annie and Duncan’s relationship is pushed to breaking point. And after years of lamenting any mention of this mysterious rocker, Annie improbably finds herself meeting the elusive Tucker Crowe in person.
Cast: Rose Byrne, Chris O’Dowd, Ethan Hawke
The Miseducation of Cameron Post
M | Drama | Adult | Film
Cameron is sent to a gay conversion therapy centre after getting caught with another girl in the back seat of a car on prom night. Run by the strict and severe Dr Lydia Marsh and her brother, Reverend Rick – himself an example of how those in the programme can be “cured” – the centre is built upon repenting for “same sex attraction”. In the face of intolerance and denial, Cameron meets a group of fellow sinners including the amputee stoner Jane and her friend, the Lakota Two-Spirit, Adam. Together, this group of teenagers form an unlikely family as they fight to survive.
Cast: Chloe Grace Moretz, Forrest Goodluck, Sasha Lane
G | Animated| Junior | Film
We all know how the classic fairy-tales end. Cinderella marries Prince Charming. Snow White marries…oh, interesting…Prince Charming. And Sleeping Beauty marries…wow, now this is just getting kind of awkward…Prince Charming! Cursed as a child under a magic spell, Prince Philip Charming compulsively proposes to every woman he encounters, leaving a trail of lovesick ladies and scorned lovers to wreak vengeful havoc on the kingdom. Prince Philip’s exasperated father, King Charming, ultimately gives the young prince an ultimatum: find true love before his 21st birthday or lose claim to the throne.
Cast: Demi Lovato, Wilmer Valderrama, Sia
Billionaire Boys Club
MA15+ | Thriller | Adult | Film
The unbelievable true story of financial whiz kid Joe Hunt and tennis pro Dean Karny whose investment pool propels them into the upper echelons of LA in the early ’80’s. With their charisma and unbridled ambition, the two convince a clique of privileged trust fund babies to invest in the BBC. Overnight Joe and Dean become the stars of a world dripping with money, sex and celebrity. Their lavish lifestyle and impressive returns obscure a snowballing fraud. As the law finally catches up, their hollow empire collapses under the weight of insatiable greed. Dean’s loyalty wavers, the body count rises and Joe must make a moral choice between freedom and his own redemption.
Cast: Ansel Elgort, Taron Egerton, Kevin Spacey, Emma Roberts
M| Comedy | Adult | Film
When accidentally destroying his workplace gets successful salesman Teddy fired, he cannot find another decent job unless he finally gets his GED. But two major things stand in his way: Carrie, a teacher with no time for grown-up class clowns and Stewart, Teddy’s high school nemesis-turned-principal who will do anything to see him fail. Now every school rule is about to be broken when they all go head-to-head in a wild battle of wits, pranks and lessons you cannot learn in books.
Cast: Kevin Hart, Tiffany Haddish, Taran Killam
M | Action | Adult | Film
As a journalist, Eddie Brock has been trying to take down the notorious founder of the Life Foundation, genius Carlton Drake – and that obsession ruined his career and his relationship with his girlfriend, Anne Weying. Upon investigating one of Drake’s experiments, the alien Venom merges with Eddie’s body and he suddenly has incredible new superpowers, as well as the chance to do just about whatever he wants. Twisted, dark, unpredictable, and fuelled by rage, Venom leaves Eddie wrestling to control dangerous abilities that he also finds empowering and intoxicating. As Eddie and Venom need each other to get what they’re looking for, they become more and more intertwined – where does Eddie end and Venom begin?
Cast: Tom Hardy, Riz Ahmed, Michelle Williams
PG | Action | Adult | Film
In the prehistoric past, a young man struggles to return home after being separated from his tribe during a buffalo hunt. He finds a similarly lost wolf companion and starts a friendship that would change humanity.
Cast: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson, Marcin Kowalczyk
M | Drama | Adult | Film
Professor Philip Goodman is a renowned sceptic of all things supernatural. Given the opportunity to investigate three case histories of inexplicable ‘hauntings’, he embarks upon a terror-filled quest. As Goodman delves deeper, little does he know that each ever more horrifying case will uncover mysteries beyond his own imagination, all leading to a nightmarish and shockingly personal conclusion. Why is it always the last key that unlocks everything?
Cast: Andy Nyman, Paul Whitehouse, Alex Lawther, Martin Freeman
MA15+ | Thriller| Adult | Film
The extraordinary and thrilling true story of four friends living an ordinary existence who brazenly attempt to execute one of the most audacious art heists in US history. But not everything is as it seems, and as the daring theft unfolds through each of their perspectives, they start to question whether their attempts to inject excitement and purpose into their lives is simply a misguided attempt at achieving the American Dream.
Cast: Evan Peters, Barry Keoghan, Ann Dowd
M | Comedy | Adult | Film
When they meet on their way to a destination wedding, they soon discover they have a lot in common: they both hate the bride, the groom, the wedding, themselves and most especially each other. As the weekend’s events continually force them together – and their cheerlessness immediately isolates them from the other guests – Frank and Lindsay find that if you verbally spar with someone long enough, anything can happen. When debate gives way to desire, they must decide which is stronger: their hearts or their common sense.
Cast: Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder
MA15+ | Horror | Adult | Film
It’s been 40 years since Laurie Strode survived a vicious attack from crazed killer Michael Myers on Halloween night. Locked up in an institution, Myers manages to escape when his bus transfer goes horribly wrong. Laurie now faces a terrifying showdown when the masked madman returns to Haddonfield, Ill. – but this time, she’s ready for him.
Cast: Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak
M | Biography | Adult | Film
The riveting story behind the first manned mission to the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the decade leading to the historic Apollo 11 flight. A visceral and intimate account told from Armstrong’s perspective, the film explores the triumphs and the cost – on Armstrong, his family, his colleagues and the nation itself – of one of the most dangerous missions in history.
Cast: Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Jason Clarke
PG | Adventure | Junior | Film
While collecting junk one day, best friends Sonny and Sam meet Slappy, a mischievous talking dummy from an unpublished “Goosebumps” book by R.L. Stine. Hoping to start his own family, Slappy kidnaps Sonny’s mother and brings all of his ghoulish friends back to life — just in time for Halloween. As the sleepy town becomes overrun with monsters, witches and other mysterious creatures, Sonny joins forces with his sister, Sam and a kindly neighbor to save Sonny’s mom and foil Slappy’s plan.
Cast: Wendi McLendon-Covey, Madison Iseman, Jeremy Ray Taylor
Bad Times at the El Royale
MA15+ | Thriller | Adult | Film
In 1969, an aging priest suffering from early onset dementia, a struggling African American female singer, a talkative salesman on vacation and an unfriendly young woman who may or may not be a hippie, arrive by chance on the same day at Lake Tahoe’s “El Royale”, a once glitzy but now rundown roadside motel lying on the very border between California and Nevada, and operated by a single troubled staff member who holds many dark secrets. Throughout the day, it becomes increasingly clear that almost no one there is exactly who they seem, but things really go from bad to worse in the evening when heavy rain hits and someone much worse than those inside arrives to find “a friend” and bring hell to all those unlucky enough to be there at the time.
Cast: Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo, Dakota Johnson, Chris Hemsworth, Jon Hamm
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