Looking to escape those Christmas crowds

(1) The Day The Earth Stood Still


What’s it about…


After over 50 years, the sci-fi cult classic ‘The Day the Earth Stood Still’ is set for a remake with director Scott Derrickson at the helm. Updating the 1951 sci-fi classic’s Cold War and religious themes, Keanu Reeves stars as Klaatu, a mysterious man from another world who warns Earth’s humans that unless they change their gluttonous ways and pay more attention to the planet’s needs, aliens will swoop down and destroy them for good…







Why you should see it…

To compare to the original 1951 version.

 

When is it in cinemas?
Cinema Release Date: December 12th.


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(2) Bedtime Stories

What’s it about…
Adam Sandler stars as Skeeter Bronson, a hotel handyman whose life is changed forever when the bedtime stories he tells his niece and nephew start to mysteriously come true. He attempts to take advantage of the phenomenon, incorporating his own aspirations into one outlandish tale after another, but it’s the kids’ unexpected contributions that turn Skeeter’s life upside down.

 

 

 

Why you should see it...

It’s December 27th, you and yours are full of Turkey and yet the kids just won’t let up? Don’t fret; “Bedtime Stories” is the perfect means to escape those post-present blues with enough whimsy and charm (from the ever-entertaining Russell Brand) to entertain kids and adults alike.


When is it in cinemas?
Cinema Release Date: December 26th.


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(3) Yes Man

 

What’s it about…


Jim Carrey is Carl Allen, a man who signs up for a self-help program based on one simple principle: say yes to everything…and anything. At first, unleashing the power of “yes” transforms Carl’s life in amazing and unexpected ways, but he soon discovers that opening up his life to endless possibilities can have its drawbacks.

 

 

 

Why you should see it…

While we haven’t seen this one just yet, we have managed wrangle a copy of the hilarious book (based on the memoirs of Brit Danny Wallace). If this and Carrey’s involvement  are anything to go by (the actor is reporteredly  receiving no money upfront for his role in the movie. He will instead be paid based on the movie’s success), “Yes Man” is a sure fire hit. Just say Yes!

 

When is it in cinemas?
Cinema Release Date: December 19th.


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(4) Twilight


What’s it about…


Bella Swan has always been a little bit different, never caring about fitting in with the trendy girls at her Phoenix high school. When her mother re-marries and sends Bella to live with her father in the rainy little town of Forks, Wash., she doesn’t expect much of anything to change. Then she meets the mysterious and dazzlingly beautiful Edward Cullen, a boy unlike any she’s ever met. Edward is a vampire, but he doesn’t have fangs and his family is unique in that they choose not to drink human blood. Intelligent and witty, Edward sees straight into Bella’s soul. Soon, they are swept up in a passionate, thrilling and unorthodox romance. But what will Edward and Bella do when a clan of new vampires–James, Laurent and Victoria–come to town and threaten to disrupt their way of life?

 

 

 

 

Why you should see it…

Author Stephanie Meyer unleashed a phenomenon with her Twilight novels, a teen vampire romance that has spurned a tween cult following. The good news for movie-goers is the film is surprisingly just as potent — a spellbinding, terribly romantic, hypnotic and entertaining affair. At its heart are the elements that make any teen drama work; in this case – forbidden love.

 

When is it in cinemas?
Cinema Release Date: December 19th.

 

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(5) Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa

 

What’s it about…

Alex, Marty, Melman, Gloria, King Julien, Maurice and the penguins and the chimps find themselves marooned on the distant shores of Madagascar. In the face of this obstacle, the New Yorkers have hatched a plan so crazy it just might work. With military precision, the penguins have repaired an old crashed plane, well sort of. Once aloft, this unlikely crew stays airborne just long enough to make it to the wildest place of all–the vast plains of Africa, where the members of our zoo-raised crew encounter species of their own kind for the very first time. Africa seems like a great place–but is it better than their Central Park home?

 

 

 


Why you should see it…

Following on from the original pic (which managed to bring in a wopping half a billion in box office sales), Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa offers more heart, drama and laughs than the original as one this year’s most entertaining comedy delights.


When is it in cinemas?
Cinema Release Date: December 5th.


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