Woody Allen’s latest visual feast was a hit at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, and now we get to see it in our local cinema. Jesse Eisenberg, Blake Lively and Kristen Stewart create pure magic onscreen in this 1930s Hollywood-set romantic- comedy-drama. Bobby Dorfman (Eisenberg) leaves New York for the glitz and glamour of Hollywood. After landing a job with his uncle (Steve Carell), he falls for Vonnie (Stewart) who happens to be his employer’s mistress. He returns, heartbroken, to the Bronx to work in a nightclub and falls for a socialite … then Vonnie walks back into his life. Out September 2nd.
THE FIRST MONDAY IN MAY
At long last, this documentary following the creation of The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s most attended fashion exhibition in history, China: Through the Looking Glass, capturing the collision of high fashion and celebrity at the Met Gala and diving into the debate about whether fashion should be viewed as art will be screened in cinemas this side of the Atlantic. We can’t wait any longer. Out September 30th.
Grieving the loss of her mother, medical student Nancy Adams (Blake Lively) travels to a secluded beach for solace. Despite the danger of surfing alone, Nancy hits the waves and comes face to face with a great white shark. Injured and stranded on a giant rock 200 yards from shore, she must fight for her life as the predator continues to circle her. Out August 12th.
BRIDGET JONES’S BABY
Ok, so we think we’ve had enough of this series by now, but judging by the trailer it might just be bloody brilliant, and let’s face it, will bring closure to this ongoing on/off love affair between Bridget and Mark Darcy. Patrick Dempsey co-stars as the man who may just be the baby’s daddy. We’ll see … Out September 16th.
A DATE FOR MAD MARY
“Mad” Mary McArdle (played by the remarkable Seána Kerslake) returns to Drogheda after a spell in prison – for a crime she’d rather forget. Back home, everything and everyone has changed. Her best friend, Charlene, is getting married and Mary is maid of honour. When Charlene refuses Mary a “plus one” on the grounds that she probably wouldn’t find a date, Mary becomes determined to prove her wrong. However, her attempts at dating are a disaster and she winds up feeling more alone… until she meets Jess. Out September 2nd.