The films to see in the first quarter of 2014
Wolf of Wall Street, Inside Llewyn Davis, American Hustle and more
2014 brings many new films to our screens, Buro24/7 Middle East examines some of the best new releases in cinemas this winter...
'Inside Llewyn Davis'- Out January 23
Directors - Ethan and Joel Coen
This film follows the life of a young musician as he tries to find his way through the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. "The Cohan brothers made the story of a loser, a chain of failures that teach him nothing, but the film tells many of us how the Universe works," said film critic Anton Dolin. The cast includes Oscar Isaac, Carrey Mulligan and Justin Timberlake.
'Parkland' - Out January 9
Director: Peter Landesman
This is an interesting depiction of the chaotic events that occurred at Dallas' Parkland Hospital the day U.S. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. Debut film writer/director Peter Landesman and Producer Tom Hanks as well as actors Marcia Gay Harden, Billy Bob Thornton, Zac Efron and Paul Giamatto help tell the chronology of events preceding the American tragedy.
'Saving Mr.Banks' - Out January 23
Director: John Lee Hancock
Tom Hanks produces, writes and acts in this new film playing the legendary Walt Disney. The story examines Austrailian author Pamela Lyndon Travers (Emma Thompson) journey - selling the film rights to her book 'Mary Poppins' to Walt Disney, and the previously untold tale of their collaboration.
'Wolf of Wall Street' - Out January 9
Director: Martin Scorsese
'Wolf of Wall Street' is the fifth project Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio have collaborated on. The first collaboration was the musical drama 'Gangs of New York', followed by the retrodrama 'The Aviator' a remake of 'The Departed' and mystery thriller 'Shutter Island'. Wolf of Wall Street has been building in anticipation for almost all of the last quarter of 2013, the film is based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, from his rise to a wealthy stockbroker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government.
'Out of the Furnace' - Out January 2
Director: Scott Cooper
Produced by Ridley Scott and Leonardo DiCaprio, this new project is the second full-length Scott Cooper film. With an all star cast featuring Christian Bale, Woody Harrelson, Zoe Saldana and Casey Affleck. In this action thriller, the hero Bale takes matters into his own hands and sets out to seek justice for his brother played by Harrelson who mysteriously disappears after getting involved with ruthless crime rings in the Northeast.
'Nympomaniac' - Out March 21
Director- Lars Von Trier
This wild and poetic two-part drama tells the story of a woman's journey from birth to the age of 50 as told by the main character, the self-diagnosed nymphomaniac, Joe (Charlotte Gainsbourg). The world premiere of the first part of the 5 and a half hour uncut version is scheduled to be premiered in February 2014 at the 64th Berlin International Film Festival.
'American Hustle' - Out February 13
Director - David O Russell
A comedy drama starring Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, and Jeremy Renner. The cast will enchant you with their wigs, greased back hair, wide ties and 1970's wide lapel suits. The story itself is based on a true story - Bale and Adams are two con artists who are forced by an FBI agent (Bradley Copper) to set up an elaborate sting operation on corrupt politicians.