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Chris Evans in Knives Out. Image credit: Lionsgate

What to See at The Cinema

25 November 2019 | Kate Plummer

Calling all film fans! From awards season stunners and big budget blockbusters to indie delights and family favourites, we’ll be serving up weekly slices of what to watch on the silver screen.

Film of the week: Frozen II
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Genre: Animated adventure
Certificate: U
Running time: 103 mins
 
Featuring: Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff, Sterling K. Brown, Josh Gad 
 
Summary: When a mysterious voice begins calling to Elsa and trouble threatens the people of Arendelle; Elsa, Anna, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven must travel to the Enchanted Forest realm in order to save their kingdom and seek out the source of the voice and Elsa's powers. 
 
Trivia:  This is the first Disney princess movie to have a theatrical release sequel. (Sorry Belle, those straight to VHS sequels don’t count) 

 

Knives Out

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Release date: 27 November
Genre: Crime drama/comedy
Certificate: 12A
Running time: 130 mins
 
Featuring:  
Christopher Plummer, Toni Collette, Jamie Lee Curtis, Daniel Craig, LaKeith Stanfield, Chris Evans, Michael Shannon, Katherine Langford
 
Summary: 
If you’re a fan of an Agatha Christie-esque whodunnit then Knives Out is for you.This modern murder mystery with a whole heap of A-list actors to suspect focuses ona dysfunctional family gatheringfor the 85thbirthday of the wealthy head of the family. As you might imagine, it’s quickly established he won’t be celebrating for long when foul play occurs. 
 
Trivia:  This is the legendary Frank Oz's first movie in over 20 years that he appears in person and not just as a voiceover artist. 

 

The Good Liar

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Release date: out now
Genre: Thriller
Certificate: 15
Running time: 109 mins
 
Featuring: Sir Ian McKellen, Dame Helen Mirren 
 
Summary: When conman Roy Courtney (McKellen) targets very wealthy widow Betty (Mirren) through an online dating scheme, what would be a straightforward con to part her with her money becomes a much more dangerous game than Roy could have imagined. 
 
Trivia:  Despite their illustrious careers, this is the first time these two acting legends have appeared together on screen. 

 

Last Christmas

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Release date: Out now 
Genre: Festive romantic comedy
Certificate: 12A
Running time: 103 mins
 
Featuring: Emilia Clarke, Henry Golding, Emma Thompson, Michelle Yeoh
 
Summary: Strongly inspired by the music of George Michael, festive feel good film Last Christmas sees Kate (Emilia Clarke) living a life less than she hoped it would be after a serious health issue happening the previous Christmas. However, this all begins to change when she keeps bumping into the full-of-festive-cheer Tom.
 
Trivia:  The screenplay was written by Emma Thompson and her husband Greg Wise 
 
 

Joker

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Release date: out now
Genre: Crime thriller
Certificate: 15
Running time: 121 mins
 
Featuring: Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy
 
Summary: Adding to the numerous guises of arguably the most popular comic villain in history, Joker is a gritty origin story to what would become Batman’s arch nemesis. Set in 1981 in a crime-ridden Gotham ready to boil over, Phoenix plays Arthur Fleck, a psychologically damaged but well-meaning wannabe comedian who comes up against disappointment after disappointment in all areas of his life. When the blows become too much for Arthur to grin and bear anymore, it’s the start of the decline into the character we all think we know.
 
Trivia:  Joaquin Phoenix and the late Heath Ledger were good friends; Ledger having won an Oscar posthumously for his role as The Joker in The Dark Knight. Release date: Out now


 

Judy

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Release date: out now
Genre: Biographical drama
Certificate: 12A
Running time: 118 mins
 
Featuring: Renee Zellweger, Jessie Buckley, Finn Wittrock, Rufus Sewell, Michael Gambon
 
Summary: Focusing on her five-week engagement at the Talk of the Town nightclub in London in 1968, a show she had to take for the money, Judy charts the later life of the iconic yet troubled singer as she finds herself separated from her children anddealing with a deep depression and the pressures of fame with her well-publicised substance abuse as well as the remaining close relationships around her.Based on the Broadway play of Garland’s life ‘End of the Rainbow’, Zellweger brings to life one of Hollywood’s most glittering but damaged stars. 
 
Trivia:  The Talk of the Town club where a large part of the film is set is now the Hippodrome Casino and therefore could not be used as a location. Therefore, the Hackney Empire was used as the location for the club instead.

 

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