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New Releases 16 June 2014

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Devil’s Due (New to Rent)

Allison Miller and Zach Gilford (from TV’s Friday Night Lights) play newlyweds who go to the Dominican Republic on their Honeymoon. When they head back home, they’re not only returning with a suntan and a lifetime’s worth of memories. They’re possibly bringing back a demon baby inside Miller’s tummy!

If you had to describe this movie to a friend, you’d probably call it Rosemary’s Baby with a found-footage twist. Eli Roth is a big fan of this film, and you might be too.

(image: Lionsgate)

(image: Lionsgate)

The Invisible Woman (New to Rent)

For the last fifteen years of his life, the celebrated novelist Charles Dickens maintained an illicit relationship with a young actress, Nelly Ternan. Ralph Fiennes directs and stars in this biographical picture that goes deep into the emotional substance of this story: one that involves his disappointed wife and a beloved who can never be publicly acknowledged.

This may seem like your run-of-the-mill wigs & corsets movie, but the passions run deeper than that. The leading performances from Fiennes and Felicity Jones give this a jolt of passion and excitement we weren’t expecting from a period piece like this.

(image: Universal)

(image: Universal)

Endless Love (New to Rent)

Alex Pettyfer and Gabriella Wilde star as the impossibly attractive leads in love story between a rich girl and a smouldering boy from the wrong side of the tracks. After her graduation from high school, they spark and begin a whirlwind romance.

This, as you might expect, doesn’t go over well with her snobby parents.

This is remake of a 1981 film of the same name, starring Brooke Shields. No: we don’t remember it either.

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(image: Sony Pictures TV)

House of Cards Complete Series 2

It’s the flagship programme of a streaming video service we can’t quite remember the name of.

In his juiciest screen role in almost a decade, Kevin Spacey plays Frank Underwood. A Machiavellian Washington politician with his eyes on the big job, Frank will stop at nothing to achieve that goal.

Those of you who saw the first season will get to see Frank’s dark streak grow even wider as he ascends Capital Hill on a staircase made of (figurative) bones.

Robin Wright gives an equally chilling performance as Underwood’s wife: his Lady Macbeth, if you will.

(image: Universal TV)

(image: Universal TV)

The Mindy Project Series 2 (New Episodes)

Formerly of the American Office, creator-star Mindy Kaling returns with the second season of her self-titled sitcom.

She plays a young obstetrician who tries to balance her professional and romantic lives. With the help of her co-workers, she gets into all sorts of embarassing personal scrapes.

This season sees the addition of Adam Pally (recently of Happy Endings) to an already-talented and funny cast. There’s a chance you haven’t even heard of this show. But you really should give it a try.

(image: Fox TV)

(image: Fox TV)

New Girl Series 3 (New Episodes)

Still one of the most charming comedies on telly, New Girl is back for its third series. This series will see Nick and Jess testing the waters as a couple, Schmidt reverting to his old ways, and Prince turning up for a visit.

That’s right. The Artist Currently and Formerly Known as Prince makes a rare TV appearance later this season. Catch up now!

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