“It’s easy to kill a movie – just move it to January”. This is what the infinitely wise Dr. Evil preached in his visit to SNL a few weeks ago, and judging from our line-up, he may not be entirely wrong. January is pretty much the time where we all know which Awards darlings have made the cut, and which have been long discarded, and the studios act accordingly.
So whether you choose to checkout that indie movie you’ve heard so much about, or the latest big studio release, don’t forget to click on the movie title below to view the trailer. We want to make sure you know what you are getting into before you head to the theatre.
– Lottie Abrahams
Director: Michael Mann
Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Viola Davis, Wei Tang
Synopsis: Chris Hemsworth stars as an extraordinary computer expert who must catch a cyber-terrorist as a condition of his release from prison. Little does he know, however, that he may have met his match.
Two Cents: He looks like a Norse God with a brain like Bill Gates – what’s not to believe?
Director: Paul King
Stars: Ben Whishaw, Jim Broadbent, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Hugh Bonneville, Peter Capaldi and Nicole Kidman
Synopsis: A young bear journeys from a great forest to find a home, and finds himself in the centre of London. He is taken in by a reluctant family who must fight and struggle not only to protect him from villainous collectors, but also to accept him as one of their own.
Two Cents: I would stick with the books if I were you
The Wedding Ringer
Director: Jeremy Garelick
Stars: Josh Gad, Kevin Hart, Kaley Cuoco.
Synopsis: Kevin Hart stars as Jimmy, a man who owns a company that specialises in providing men with a best man and bachelor party. However, he has his work cut out for him when he meets Doug (Josh Gad), who has absolutely no friends, and no-one to participate in his wedding. Having lied to his wife-to-be (Kaley Cuoco), Jimmy must come up with 9 groomsmen that fit Doug’s fantasy buddies, and he is completely out of his depth.
Two Cents: A totally harmless comedy.
Son of a Gun (Limited)
Director: Julius Avery
Stars: Brendan Thwaites, Ewan McGregor, Nash Edgerton
Synopsis: Ewan McGregor and Brendan Thwaites star as a crime mentor-mentoree partnership that quickly sours with the involvement of gangs and warlord. Not only is their friendship put to the test when one of their biggest scores goes missing, but placing their lives in each others hands is not longer a viable option.
Two Cents: Doesn’t the title say it all?
Director: Brian A Miller
Stars: Bruce Willis, Thomas Jane, Ambyr Childers
Synopsis: In the future, there exists a building in which you can enact your fantasies without consequence. The facility is run by robots who simulate human behaviour, to maximise the experience. They are undressed, drugged and even killed for our pleasure. However, when one of the robots begins to experience flashbacks and escapes the facility, she must evade those trying to capture her and find a way to survive.
Two Cents: Is Bruce Willis even still alive?