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The Wolf of Wall Street

Based on Jordan Belfont’s memoir by the same name, it tracks his demise from stockbroker to fraudster. Directed by Martin Scorsese, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Matthew McConaughy.

Released in cinemas across Australia next week.


The Book Thief

Based on Markus Zusak’s award-winning novel, starring Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson and Sophie Nelisse.

It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still.

Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement.

The Book Thief is released in Australian cinemas this week.
Winter's Tale

Based on the novel by Mark Helprin, Winter’s Tale marks the directional debut of Oscar-winning screenwriter Akiva Godlsman (A Beautiful Mind).

Set in a mythic New York City and spanning more than a century,Winter’s Tale is a story of miracles, crossed destinies, and the age-old battle between good and evil.

The film’s stellar cast includes Colin Farrell (Total Recall), Jessica Brown Findlay (TV’s Downton Abbey), and Oscar winners Jennifer Connelly (A Beautiful Mind), William Hurt (Kiss of the Spider Woman), Eva Marie Saint (On the Waterfront) and Russell Crowe (Gladiator). It also introduces young newcomers Ripley Sobo and Mckayla Twiggs (both from Broadway’s Once).

Winter's Tale will be released in Australia in February 2014.


Divergent

Based on the first book in Veronica Roth's bestselling trilogy, Divergent takes place in a world where everyone is forced to decide in which of five factions they belong. They must commit to this faction for the rest of their lives. Starring Shailene Woodly, Theo James and Kate Winslet this futuristic action-thriller will arrive in Australia in April 2014.


The Hundred-Foot Journey

Based on Richard C. Morais’s delicious tale of restaurant rivalry, the desperate quest for Michelin Stars and the hundred-foot distance between a new Indian kitchen and a traditional French restaurant in Paris. Starring Helen Mirren, the film is directed by Lasse Hallström’s (Chocolat) and produced by Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg and Juliet Blake.
A Most Wanted Man

After the success of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, John Le Carre’s novels are highly anticipated property. Based on the 2008 John le Carre novel of the same name, A Most Wanted Man is a thriller that centres on a terrorist plot.

When a half-Chechen, half-Russian, tortured half-to-death immigrant turns up in Hamburg’s Islamic community, laying claim to his father’s ill gotten fortune, both German and US security agencies take a close interest: as the clock ticks down and the stakes rise, the race is on to establish this most wanted man’s true identity – oppressed victim or destruction-bent extremist?

The cast includes with Rachel McAdams, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Willem Dafoe, Daniel Brühl and Robin Wright.
The Fault In Our Stars

The screen adaptation of John Green's fabulous YA novel The Fault in Our Stars, starring Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort.

Despite the medical miracle that has bought Hazel a little more time, she has never been anything but terminal. But when Augustus Waters appears at the Cancer Kid Support Group things start to look  a little more rosy for Hazel.
Gone Girl

Gone Girl, starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike. David Fincher directs the adaptation of this bestselling thriller about a missing wife and a troubled marriage. Set to the backdrop of the global financial crisis Flynn explores the relationship of two writers who gave fallen on hard times.
Before I Go To Sleep

Based on the debut novel by S.J. Watson, starring Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman.

Christine wakes up every morning in an unfamiliar bed with an unfamiliar man. She looks in the mirror and sees an unfamiliar, middle- aged face. And every morning, the man she has woken up with must explain that he is Ben, he is her husband, she is forty-seven years old, and a terrible accident two decades earlier decimated her ability to form new memories.

But it’s the phone call from a Dr. Nash, a neurologist who claims to be working with Christine without her husband’s knowledge, that directs her to her journal, hidden in the back of her closet.
A Long Way Down

The first adaptation of Nick Hornby’s novels since the success of An Education in 2009.

New Year’s Eve on the top of a London skyscraper. Martin (Pierce Brosnan) is literally on the edge. A once-beloved TV personality, he’s now desperate to jump. But he’s not alone. Single mother Maureen (Toni Collette), sassy teen Jess (Imogen Poots), and musician turned pizza-delivery boy JJ (Aaron Paul), have all turned up on the same roof with the same plan.

Instead of jumping, these complete strangers make a pact to stay alive and stay together until Valentine’s Day at least.
Serena

Based on the novel by award-winning author Ron Rash and starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence as couple Pemberton and Serena.

Rash’s chilling gothic tale of greed, corruption, and revenge is set against the backdrop of the 1930s wilderness and America’s burgeoning environmental movement.

 

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