Bus 657

This week’s Hidden Gem is action/thriller Bus 657 starring Robert De Niro, Dave Bautista and Jeffrey Dean Morgan.

If you’ve ever wondered what you might get if you crossed Speed with Casino then wonder no more. Luke Vaughn (Jeffrey Dean Morgan, The Losers) has worked for years as a dealer at notoriously tough Frank ‘The Pope’ Pope’s (Robert De Niro, Casino) floating gaming club. With his young daughter needing expensive surgery, and without the funds to pay for it, in desperation Vaughn asks his boss for a loan. It doesn’t go well, and he’s sacked. So he gets more desperate, and follows up on a conversation with a former co-worker, Cox (Dave Bautista, Guardians of the Galaxy), and they plan a heist on the casino. It doesn’t go down as intended, and the two escape on foot and hijack the titular Bus 657.

Bus 657 HG

The secret is out! This movie is a real treasure available 13th January 2016

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Z for Zachariah

This week’s Hidden Gem is drama Z for Zachariah starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Margot Robbie and Chris Pine.

A worldwide contamination outbreak has wiped out humanity, but as fate would have it Ann (Margot Robbie, The Wolf of Wall Street) is spared, leaving her the sole survivor on her preacher father’s land. That is until engineer Loomis, (Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave) happens upon this impossibly safe terrain and, in a state of wonder, decides to bathe in a contaminated waterfall. Ann takes him in to nurse him back to health and despite having very different backgrounds and beliefs, the two become close and build precious trust. But, of course, a rare haven attracts all sorts and soon the lone stranger Caleb (Chris Pine, Star Trek Into Darkness) arrives with seemingly similar Christian values to Ann’s, and a tense yet beautiful post-apocalyptic ‘three’s-a-crowd’ powder keg is ignited.

Z for Zach HG

The secret is out! This movie is a real treasure available 6th January 2016.

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Ruben Guthrie

This week’s Hidden Gem is Aussie Drama Ruben Guthrie starring Patrick Brammall, Alex Dimitriades and Abbey Lee.

Ruben Guthrie leads a pretty amazing life seeming to have it all including a great career, beautiful home and party boy lifestyle. This all comes crashing down after his fiancée leaves him fed up with his binge drinking ways. Ruben determined to win her back decides to give up the booze. As well as fighting his own addiction he must resist the pressures of Australia’s alcohol obsessed culture.

Ruben Guthrie HG

The secret is out! This movie is a real treasure available 18th November 2015.

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The Final Girls

This week’s Hidden Gem is The Final Girls starring Taissa Famiga, Malin Akerman and Nina Dobrev.

A horror film from the director of A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas? Well, not exactly. Writer/director Todd Strauss-Schulson still has his eye very firmly on comedy for The Final Girls, which pairs laughs and scares with the sort of skill that only horror master Wes Craven could match. Winning huge acclaim on the festival circuit when it was released, the film introduces us to Max Cartwright (Taissa Farmiga, TV’s American Horror Story), who’s at a screening of her late mother’s most famous film when, suddenly, they’re transported into the film itself – a 1980s-style slasher movie, with all the usual rules of the genre in place. This is, of course, a chance for a merciless but affectionate parody of the entire genre, and it really is huge fun.

Final Girls HG

The secret is out! This movie is a real treasure available 5th November 2015.

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The Overnight

This week’s Hidden Gem is drama The Overnight starring Taylor Schilling, Jason Schwartzman and Adam Scott.

Alex, Emily, and their son, RJ, are new to Los Angeles. A chance meeting at the park introduces them to the mysterious Kurt, Charlotte, and Max. A family “playdate” becomes increasingly interesting as the night goes on. A very raunchy comedy that revels in the uncomfortable situation it puts its protagonists in.

The Overnight HG

The secret is out! This movie is a real treasure available 29th October 2015.

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The Road Within

This week’s Hidden Gem is drama The Road Within starring Zoe Kravitz, Robert Patrick and Dev Patel.

When Tourette’s sufferer Vincent is admitted into a care home for the mentally unstable, he meets fellow social outcasts Alex, who has OCD, and Marie, suffering anorexia. Together they manage a daring escape and hit the open road. The unlikely trio enjoys one crazy adventure after another and finds friendship & happiness through acceptance of each other’s eccentricities. An exhilarating, life-affirming and heart-warming story in the vein of Little Miss Sunshine and Silver Linings Playbook…you won’t know whether to laugh or cry.

The Road Within HG

The secret is out! This movie is a real treasure available 14th October 2015.

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The First Time

This week’s Hidden Gem is drama The First Time starring Britt Robertson and Dylan O’Brien.

You may not have heard of director Jonathan Kasdan, but you’ve probably seen the work of his talented father Lawrence (currently working on the new Star Wars movie) and his brother Jake (Orange County). This second feature film for the other Kasdan is an intelligent teen coming-of-age story. Back in the 1980s when these were popular, quite a few of them won people over with their emphasis on emotion and character – Pretty in Pink, for example, and Cameron Crowe’s wonderful Say Anything…. That latter film is actually namechecked in this story of high school student Dave (Dylan O’Brien, TV’s Teen Wolf), who’s obsessed with the archetypal ‘Girl He Cannot Have’, Jane (Victoria Justice, TV’s Victorious). Then he meets Aubrey (Britt Robertson, The Longest Ride) and discovers love rather than obsession… The First Time is made in the spirit of the great teen movies, and as such is a must for fans of the genre.

The First Time HG

The secret is out! This movie is a real treasure available 23rd September 2015.

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Just Before I Go

This week’s Hidden Gem is family drama/comedy Just Before I Go starring Seann William Scott and Olivia Thirlby.

When Ted Morgan’s wife leaves him, he believes that he has nothing left to live for. Working a dead-end job and now without a family, Ted (Seann William Scott, Role Models) thinks that his only option is to check out of life. Set on committing suicide, Ted returns to his hometown for one last time, determined to settle some scores. But life is tricky, and Ted’s plans don’t go as intended. It turns out that the path to checking out isn’t as smooth as Ted had first thought… Just Before I Go is a dramedy about life, death and everything in-between. In her directorial debut, Friends’ Courtney Cox steers the tale along a path which effortlessly balances the movie’s sensitive subject matter and captivating humour..

Just Before I Go HG

The secret is out! This movie is a real treasure available 9th September 2015.

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Strangerland

This week’s Hidden Gem is family drama/thriller Strangerland starring Nicole Kidman and Hugo Weaving.

Newcomers to the remote Australian desert town of Nathgari, Catherine & Matthew Parker’s lives are flung into crisis when they discover their two teenage kids, Tommy & Lily, have mysteriously disappeared just before a massive dust storm hits. With Nathgari eerily mothered in red dust and darkness, the townsfolk join the search led by a local cop, David Rae. It soon becomes apparent that something terrible may have happened to the Parker children. Suspicions run riot, rumours spread and public opinion turns savagely against the Parkers. With temperatures rising and the chances of survival plummeting each day, Catherine & Matthew find themselves pushed to the brink as they struggle to survive the mystery of their children’s fate.

Strangerland HG

Some say this is Kidman’s best work ever! The secret is out! This movie is a real treasure available 8th July 2015.

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50 to 1

This week’s Hidden Gem is drama 50 to 1 starring Skeet Ulrigh, Christian Kane and William Devane.

A misfit group of New Mexico cowboys find themselves on the journey of a lifetime when their crooked-footed racehorse qualifies for the Kentucky Derby. Based on the inspiring true story of Mine That Bird, the cowboys face a series of mishaps on their way to Churchill Downs, becoming the ultimate underdogs in a final showdown with the world’s racing elite.

50 to 1 HG

The secret is out! This movie is a real treasure available 6th August  2015.

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