This week sees the release of horror, comedy and action films so there’ll more than likely be something to whet your appetite.
Directed by Amma Asante,Belle involves the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), the illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral. Whilst privileged, the colour of her skin holds her back in high society. Belle falls and her lover fight for change to end slavery in England. This film is set to enlighten you when it releases in the theaters May 2nd.
Horror movie Mr. Jones however, looks set to make you rather frightened on May 2nd. A cabin in the woods type story, Mr. Jones involves Scott (Jon Foster) and Penny (Sarah Jones) moving to a remote cabin to escape the pressures of the world, yet their mysterious neighbour, Mr. Jones may not grant them peace. This may not be fair the feint of heart.
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The main movie release this week is the eagerly anticipated dancing animation sequel, Rio 2 on April 11th. Jewel and Blu are now happily settled down since the events of the first film and have 3 children. They decided however, that they wish to move to the Amazon, quite the trip from Rio de Janeiro. Nigel the Cockatoo is back, seeking revenge! This is definitely something for the kids (and maybe a few adults too!)
If you’re looking for something a bit more spooky, Oculus has you covered. A family with a dark and disturbing history, decide to find out just how 2 members of their family died. Convinced it was a supernatural force, the family find out that some things are just left alone. Critics are already raving about this film and it’s certainly set to scare the heck out of you on April 11th.
March 7th sees the release of a sequel that was certainly unexpected, 300: Rise of an Empire.Unfortunately there’s no beefy Gerard Butler in the sequel, but we’ve got the just as lovely Sullivan Stapleton and Eva Green instead. This new chapter of the saga explores the events after 300, and the battles that took place. Expect some cool slow motion kills and CGI in this popcorn flick.
Something for the kids however, is Mr. Peabody and Sherman releasing on March 7th. Mr. Peabody is the world’s smartest individual, but he also happens to be a dog. With the help of his adopted boy Sherman, the duo are tasked with rewriting history in this time travelling adventure. With Ty Burrell and Stephen Colbert providing voices for the film, it’s set to be an adventure for kids of all ages!
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 tap4offers.com 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.
The Golden Globes 2014 will return this Sunday, with Jennifer Lawrence, Leonardo DiCaprio and Bryan Cranston all expected to sweep up the main awards before next months Baftas, closely followed by the Oscars in early March.
Mark Wahlberg’s new film Lone Survivor, which tells the story of four US Navy Seals on an ill-fated mission in Afghanistan, is due for release on Friday and has already been highly recommended by critics.
And finally, Vue cinema are offering a free kids ticket to families attending showings of Walking with Dinosaurs: The 3D Movie, which will be redeemable from Sunday 12th January until Thursday the 27th February. For more info visit the “MyVue” website here.