Film round-up: 28/07/2014 – 03/08/2014

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This week’s film round-up sees a raccoon trying to save the galaxy, a squirrel taking care of his nuts and Michel Gondry’s delirious universe coming to the big screens. We personally don’t know what we should recommend to watch most… Will you?

Guardians of the Galaxy, the latest Marvel’s production is hitting UK cinemas this Thursday. Directed by James Gunn, the film follows Peter Quill, an American pilot in his survival to the terrible manhunt Ronan the villain started when Peter stole a curious orb.

Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me is an American documentary relating the story of pop music’s Big Star, its commercial failure, it critical acclaim and its legacy to the current music industry.

Blackwood signs the film debut of TV director Adam Wimpenny. The thriller offers a revision of the English ghost story, using a college professor with creepy spectral visions.

Delight is our second British film being released this week. The film is a drama following a former war photographer and his lover; a younger man who forces her to exorcise the ghosts of her past.

Hide Your Smiling Faces also arrives on big screens after a little detour by Berlin, Tribeca and the BFI London film festivals. Two teenage brothers have to face changing relationships after a neighbourhood tragedy. Whilst their age usually implies a full questioning of identity and the mystery of nature, both adolescents will also have to confront their own mortality.

Mood Indigo is Michel Gondry’s latest film, a hyponym adaptation of French writer Boris Vian’s most famous book. It stars an impressive cast, from Audrey Tautou and Romain Duris to Gad Elmaleh and Omar Sy, leading names of the current French comedy scene. Colin strives to find a cure for his lover, Chloe, after she’s been diagnosed ill; a flower is growing in her lungs.

The Nut Job is an animation following a cute little squirrel. The animal is defined as an incorrigibly self-serving exiled mammal who finds himself helping the raid of a nut store. It turns out that a human gang’s bank robbery is happening at the same time.

A Promise is Patrice Leconte’s period drama, starring Rebecca Hall, Alan Rickman and Game of Thrones‘ late Rob Stark, Richard Madden. Germany, before WWI, a married woman falls in love with her husband’s protégé. The film follows their love, torn between duties and war.

Step Up 5: All In finishes this week’s round up in dance. Sequel to the previous four Step Ups, the full cast is now coming to Las Vegas to start battling for not only a victory but also the realisation of their dreams.

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