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MacDonald, David Tennant, Alice Eve. After Hollywood star Lara Tyler discovers her secret wedding will be ruined by paparazzi, she hires local girl Katie to be her “Decoy Bride”. Laemmle Monica 4


YOU’RE NEXT Horror, 96mins. HanWay Films. Dir: Adam Wingard. Key cast: Sharni Vinson, Joe Swanberg. A chilling warning scrawled in blood on a neighbour’s wall starts an evening of

their undying friendship and all their courage to survive in the face of a grown-up world gone mad. Laemmle Monica 1

YOU’RE NEXT See box, above


205 —ROOM OF FEAR Horror, 100mins. Bavaria Film International. Dir: Rainer Matsutani. Key cast: Jennifer Ulrich, Julia Dietze. What happened in Room 205? Why has no one lived there for more than a year? Katrin could not care less: the 19-year-old student has landed a room in the dorm, and that means freedom. Freedom from home and her over-protective father. The semester is just beginning, and it’s time to make new friends, go to parties, have sex and, of course, go to classes. When strange things happen in her room she begins to understand why no one wanted to move into Room 205 before her. Laemmle Monica 3

bloody mayhem for the Davison family. A lively reunion is abruptly brought to an end when a gang of mysterious killers, disguised in animal masks, wage an all-out assault on the Davison’s secluded home. Criterion 1

388 ARLETTA AVENUE Drama, 113mins. TF1 International. Dir: Randall Cole. Key cast: Nick Stahl, Mia Kirshner, Devon Sawa. Shot from the point of view of hidden cameras, the film follows a thirty- something couple, James and Amy Deakin, as they are secretly videotaped 24/7 by a mysterious stalker in their home, on the streets and at their workplace. The stalker uses information gleaned from the footage to subtly manipulate the unsuspecting couple and to crack the surface of their relationship. AMC Santa Monica 6

BERNIE Comedy, 95mins. Hyde Park International. Dir: Richard Linklater. Key cast: Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine, Matthew McConaughey. A dark comedy about a relationship in a small East Texas town between a fussy but beloved assistant funeral home director and the town’s

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domineering grande dame. AMC Santa Monica 5

CAPTAIN THUNDER Action/Adventure, 103mins. 6 Sales. Dir: Antonio Hernandez. Key cast: Sergio Peris- Mencheta. A 12th-century knight- errant wanders the world fighting injustice and is accompanied by his faithful friends Crispin and Goliath. Broadway Cineplex 2

CREATURE Horror, 93mins. CMG — Cinema Management Group. Dir: Fred Andrews. Key cast: Mehcad Brooks, Serinda Swan, Sid Haig. In the back country of Louisiana, a group of friends unearth a terrible secret that unleashes a monster from the depths of the swamp. Broadway Cineplex 3

THE DECOY BRIDE Romantic comedy, 89mins. HanWay Films. Dir: Sheree Folkson. Key cast: Kelly

DETACHMENT 100mins. Celluloid Dreams. Dir: Tony Kaye. Key cast: Adrien Brody, Marcia Gay Harden, James Caan. Henry Barthes is a brilliant teacher with a true talent to connect with his students. In another world, he would be a hero to his community. Haunted by a troubled past, Henry has chosen to be a substitute teacher — never at one school for more than a few weeks at a time, never staying long enough to form any attachment to either students or colleagues. Fairmont 5

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THE FLYINGMACHINE Animation, 76mins. Distribution Workshop. Dir: Martin Clapp, Geoff Lindsey. Key cast: Heather Graham, Lang Lang. Anna and her little cousin Chip Chip must take to the skies in an amazing flying machine to travel home, criss-crossing the world. AMC Santa Monica 4

THE FRONT LINE Action/adventure, 133mins. Showbox/ Mediaplex. Dir: Hun Jang. Key cast: Shin Ha-kyun, Soo Ko, Lee Je-hun. In February 1951, in Korea, while the armistice negotiations still face difficulties, the battle continues on the Eastern front line. A South Korean army company commander dies in battle and the bullet found in his body belongs to the South Korean army. Lieutenant of the Defense Security Command Kang Eun-pyo is sent to the front line to investigate if this is related to any collusion with the enemy. Criterion 3

HARD ROMANTICKER Action/adventure, 110mins. Toei Company. Dir: Suyeon Gu. Key cast: Shota Matsuda, Kento Nagayama. Criterion 5

KEYHOLE Drama, 90mins, Entertainment One. Dir: Guy Maddin. Key cast: Jason Patric, Isabella Rossellini, Udo Kier. A gangster and deadbeat father, Ulysses Pick, returns home after a long absence. He is toting two teenagers: a drowned girl, Denny, who has mysteriously returned to life, and a bound-and- gagged hostage, who is

actually his own teenage son, Manners. Confused Ulysses doesn’t recognise his own son, but he feels with increasing conviction he must make an indoor odyssey from the back door of his home all the way up, one room at a time, to the marriage bedroom where his wife Hyacinth awaits. Laemmle Monica 2

LIPSTIKKA Romance, 105mins. The Little Film Company. Dir: Jonathan Sagall. Key cast: Clara Khoury, Nataly Attiya. Two Palestinian teenage girls break the curfew imposed by the Israeli military. They sneak into the Jewish part of Jerusalem to see a movie but their youthful prank suddenly goes wrong. Le Merigot 2

LIVID Horror, 85mins. SND M6 Group. Dir: Alexandre Bustillo, Julien Maury. Key cast: Marie-Claude Pietragalla, Beatrice Dalle. It’s Lucy’s first day as a trainee caregiver. She visits Mrs Jessel, a lonely old woman who lies in a coma in her large remote house. Hearing of a treasure that Mrs Jessel, a celebrated dance teacher, has supposedly hidden for years, Lucy and friends William and Ben decide to search for it AMC Santa Monica 7


ELEVATOR Thriller, 80mins. Empress Road Pictures. Dir: Stig Svendsen. Key cast: Anita Briem, John Getz, Shirley Knight. Nine people stuck on an elevator — one

has a ticking bomb, the other eight will do absolutely anything to survive. The bomb cannot be defused. There is no escape and no promise of rescue. The unthinkable becomes the only reasonable solution. Broadway Cineplex 1


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