Directors: Hideaki Anno, Shinji Higuchi, Cris George.
Japan 2016. Japanese with English subtitles.
A god incarnate. A city doomed. Shin Godzilla is a refreshing and entertaining return to the kaiju’s creature-feature roots. One peaceful day in Japan, a strange fountain of water erupts in the bay, causing panic to spread among government officials. At first they suspect only volcanic activity, but one young executive dares to wonder if it may be something different... something alive. His worst nightmare comes to life when a massive gilled monster emerges from the deep and begins tearing through the city, leaving nothing but destruction in its wake. As the government scrambles to save its citizens, a rag-tag team of volunteers cuts through a web of red tape to uncover the monster’s weakness – and its mysterious ties to a foreign superpower.
This fender and genre-bending film takes us into the not-too-distant machine-driven future. Kokone should be diligently studying for her university entrance exams, but she just can’t seem to stay awake. Aside from stealing precious study time, her napping is even more distracting, as it brings on strange dreams with warring machines that hint at family secrets that have been dormant for years. She can’t ask her father, a hipster mechanic more talented and artful than his job requires, as he’s always busy modifying motorcycles and cars in flights of fancy. What are these visions that lead Kokone at once closer to and further away from her family?
Director: James Cameron.
Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Robert Patrick, Edward Furlong. USA/France 2017. TBC mins.
He’s only gone and done it. James Cameron has talked about converting T2: Judgement Day into 3D for years, and now he’s given his 1991 masterpiece – one of the greatest action films of all time –the 21st century treatment. Digitally restored before conversion to 3D, this re-release brings the battle for tomorrow to life in spectacular fashion.
10 years after the events of The Terminator, Sarah Connor’s ordeal is only just beginning. A new cyborg, the T-1000, has been sent back to eliminate her now ten-year-old son, John, the future leader of the human resistance. The T-1000 is more advanced and powerful than its predecessor, but Sarah and John won’t face this new terror alone…
Leaving the world of J-pop behind her, Mima Kirigoe begins life as an actress on a crime drama show called Double Blind. When offered a lead role in the show as a rape victim, Mima accepts in spite of her manager’s reservations. However, the backlash from fans over her career change and a strange website called ‘Mima's Room’, written by a fake Mima, begin to worry her. When a stalker appears and people involved in Double Blind begin turning up dead, with all the evidence pointing to her, Mima is thrown into a state of confusion, madness and paranoia.