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Gemini Man
Release Date: 11th October
Director: Ang Lee
Starring: Will Smith, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Clive Owen, Douglas Hodge and Benedict Wong
Certificate: 12A

Will Smith stars as Henry Brogan, an elite assassin who increasingly finds himself one step behind. He soon finds himself the target of an ominous private operative who seems to be tracking him down, predicting every move. In an unnerving twist of fate, this operative turns out to be a cloned version of Brogan himself, except younger, fitter and ruthlessly trained for one mission only – to destroy Henry Brogan. To get to the bottom of the forces behind this horrifying new reality, Henry must confront his innermost demons before the past catches up with him. After all, who can save you from yourself?

Official Secrets
Release Date: 18th October
Directors: Gavin Hood
Starring: Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Ralph Fiennes, Matt Smith and Indira Varma
Certificate: 15

Political thriller based on the true events in the leadup to the Iraq war, starring Keira Knightley as British Intelligence specialist, Katherine Gunn. In 2003, Gunn receives a memo from the National Security Agency in the US requesting the participation of the British Government in blackmailing member states of the United Nations with compromising information from the UN Security Council to catalyse the invasion of Iraq. Having made the impossible decision to defy the UK government and leak the memo to the Observer, Gunn becomes a whistle-blower, facing a harrowing backlash in this thrilling reconstruction of real-life events that shook the political world.

Release Date: 5th November
Director: Claire McCarthy
Starring: Daisy Ridley, Naomi Watts, Tom Felton, George MacKay and Clive Owen
Certificate: 12A

A contemporary reimagining of Hamlet told from the perspective of Ophelia, one of Shakespeare’s most dynamic and misunderstood characters. Having lost her mother, a rebellious Ophelia is taken in as one of Queen Gertrude’s most trusted ladies-in-waiting and soon captures the attention of Hamlet. A passionate romance ensues between the pair as Denmark reaches the brink of civil war, engulfed in political unrest and betrayal. When Hamlet’s father is murdered and the prince deteriorates, Ophelia must learn to navigate the increasing tensions and sharp reality of life at court amidst a changing world.



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