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The kids are back at school, the heatwave has passed and the summer blockbusters have all been and gone. As a result, things are a lot calmer at the cinema this month. There is only actually one direct adaptation hitting the big screen but there are two biopics and a couple of films that just need to be watched!
There seems to be a travelling theme this month too with race car drivers, time travellers and some people just stuck in the wrong era.Friday 13th
Rush is the biography of racing car driver Niki Lauda and stars Daniel Brühl, Chris Hemsworth and Olivia Wilde. There are bound to be fierce words spoken between the two racing rivals and some impressive racing sequences.
The second biopic of the month is Diana (Naomi Watts) and looks at the final months of her life as she begins a love affair which draws far too much attention. It looks set to be an emotional ride, based so importantly on real events and rumours and from the trailer it seems Watts has captured the tortured but free-spirited character of the much loved Diana superbly. The film also stars Naveen Andrews.
Austenland follows an American woman obsessed with the BBC's adaptation of Pride and Prejudice who goes to an Austenesque theme park in England to deal with her flailing grasp on reality. The novel, written by Shannon Hale, is one of the most adorable books I have ever read, delicious in its love for Austen and all the women so caught up with Colin Firth's portrayal of Mr Darcy. This film adaptation stars Keri Russell, JJ Feild and Jennifer Coolidge and proves to be just as fun and silly as the original.
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On Wednesday 4th, the latest Richard Curtis rom-com arrives with About Time. The film, which stars Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams and Bill Nighy follows a man who decides to use his ability to time travel to find a girlfriend and thus make his life better. With the man behind Love Actually behind this one, you can bet the course of love will not run smooth here. Also worth noting is In a World… which arrives on Friday 13th – though from what I've heard this is not a bad omen. The film, which is written, directed by and starring Lake Bell, follows a woman stuck in a man's world as she vies for a highly coveted spot as a movie voice-over artist.