Events, offers and releases 17/02/14

In the foreground a couple embrace and kiss standing on rubble. behind them Pompeii burns and smoulders
In the foreground a couple embrace and kiss standing on rubble. behind them Pompeii burns and smoulders

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The biggest release this week is Pompeii starring Game of Thrones Kit Harington as Milo a slave turned gladiator. Milo must save his true love Cassia who has been unwillingly betrothed to a corrupt Roman senator and save Pompeii before it is destroyed by the erupting Mount Vesuvius. Action, romance, and history – sort of, this is not based on a true story.

In Secret is also released this week starring Elizabeth Olsen as Thérèse Raquin, Oscar Issac as Laurent and Tom Felton as Camille. Set in 1860’s Paris Thérèse Raquin is a young woman in a loveless marriage with her cousin Camille. Raquin begins an affair with her husbands friend Laurent which leads to tragic consequences. Both films are relased this Friday the 21st.

This week also marks the beginning of the 10th Glasgow Film Festival. This year the festival will open with a premiere of Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel and close with the Scottish premiere of Under the Skin.

The ten days are packed with events including a fancy dress gala screening of Young Frakenstein set amongst the Gothic spires of Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, a mystery ‘cinematic descent’ set in a space never before open to the public below Glasgow Central Station and the opportunity to eat along to foodie classics, When Harry Met Sally, Rataouille and Goodfellas

Events, offers and releases 10/2/14

An image of the lego movie characters.
An image of the lego movie characters.

The Lego Movie Courtesy of Warner Bros.

Releases – In Cinemas Friday 14th February

Her– Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams and Scarlett Johansson. Her sees a lonely writer (Phoenix) develop an unlikely relationship with a newly purchased operating system that’s designed to meet his every need. Check out the trailer by clicking here.

Monuments Men – George Clooney stars in, directs, produces and writes this World War II drama that sees an unlikely team given the task to rescue art masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their owners. Based on a true story the movie co-stars Matt Damon, John Goodman and Cate Blanchett. See the platoon get to work in the trailer here.

The Lego Movie –  for the child that lives in all of us, The Lego Movie will add some laughs to your valentines day. An ordinary LEGO minifigure, mistakenly thought to be the extraordinary MasterBuilder, is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil LEGO tyrant from gluing the universe together. Featuring the voices of Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Morgan Freeman and Liam Neeson, this film will entertain everyone, from the youngest to the oldest. See the trailer here.

To book tickets visit the Odeon website.


See The Book Thief for Free!

Before the general release of the film on Friday 26th February you have the chance to see World War II drama, The Book Thief, before anyone else on Tuesday 11th February.

Narrated by ‘Death’ the story is set in World War II Germany and describes a young girl’s relationship with her foster parents, other residents of her neighbourhood, and a young man who hides in her home during the escalation of World War II. The film is directed by Brian Percival and is an adaptation of the New York Times bestseller written by Markus Zusak and published in 2005.

All you need to do is head over the ShowFilmFirst website and enter this code: 482715. But be quick as these kind of offers don’t last long and once the tickets are gone, they’re gone.


A golden bear statue which is the top prize at the Berlin International Film Festival.

The Golden Bear, the top prize and the Berlin International Film Festival.


Berlin International Film Festival – 6th-16th February 2014.

With around 300,000 tickets sold, the Berlin International Film Festival is often seen as the largest publicly attended film festival in the world based on actual attendance rates. Up to 400 films will be shown throughout the event across various venues in the capital.

Films to look out for are Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel, Lars Von Trier’s Nymphomaniac and Calvary, a black comedy starring Chris O’Dowd and Brendan Gleeson.

For a full list of screenings and up-to-date news click here to visit the Berlin International Film Festival website.

Events, offers and releases 3/2/14

Robocop in armour
Mr Peabody, Sherman and Penny in Egyptian dress

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This week will show a number of big film releases in the UK, ranging from an all out action remake to a charmingly hilarious animated family flick.

On the 7th, Robocop, Mr. Peabody and Sherman, The Invisible Woman and Dallas Buyers Club all hit cinemas around the country. Joel Kinnaman, playing the titular robot policeman, will reinvigorate the ageing classic and give pre-valentine’s cinema-goers something to kickstart the month.

For something a little more dramatic, check out The Invisible Woman starring Ralph Fiennes. Taking on the tale of Charles Dickens’ secret lover, this film could give something a little more couple friendly.

Heading to a Showcase cinema this week? Insider members can enjoy a mouth-watering 10″ pizza for just £5, and grab a large Tango Ice Blast to go along with it for the price of a medium drink!

Events, offers and releases 20/1/14

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Jack Ryan and Thomas Harper shaking hands

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There are two big film releases this week, and both on the 24th. August: Osage County, starring Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts and Ewan McGregor is a black comedy in which the alcoholic patriarch of a Southern family surprises everyone by killing himself.

For a more action packed evening, head to your local cinema on the same night to catch Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit. A reboot of the series, this movie sees Jack Ryan going undercover as a broker to search for terrorist activity.

ODEON are giving away cinema tickets to lucky winners! Head to their website and have your say on who you think deserves to win in all 8 categories. Get it right and you’ll win yourself 10 free tickets! Even better, a lucky draw of all submitted entries will see 5 pairs of ODEON cinema tickets given away too!

Events, offers and releases 13/1/14

the image features a still from the movie The Wolf of Wall Street. In the image, Leonardo DiCaprio is being pushed away by a beautiful woman.
the image features a still from the movie The Wolf of Wall Street. In the image, Leonardo DiCaprio is being pushed away by a beautiful woman.

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This week there are two notable film releases, one’s set to scare you and the other will make you laugh.

The 16th January sees the release of Devil’s Due, a horror movie directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin. The film surrounds the events of the birth of a demonic baby, with plenty of frights and horrific moments ensuing.

For something a bit more light hearted, The Wolf of Wall Street hits cinemas on the 17th January and stars the ever popular, Leonardo DiCaprio. The Wolf of Wall Street is based on a true story of Jordan Belfort, an eccentric stockbroker who likes to do crazy things with his money.

In terms of offers, there’s currently a promotion going on over at for two Cineworld tickets for just £11, so if you’re planning on going to the cinema this weekend, make sure to bring a friend and make best use of this offer.