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Friends with Benefits

Let's get the obvious out of the way. Yes, this is significantly better than No Strings Attached.

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Drive 18

I'll confess straight away, of all the films out this year this is the one I have been most eager to see. 

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Footloose

The not-so-long-awaited remake to an 80's classic has an unknown in the lead role, previously played by Kevin Bacon, but can lay claim to a rare achievement.

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Dolphin Tale 3D

Based on a true story, this is a heart-warming and genuinely moving film that boasts some great performances. 

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The Lion King 3D

Speaking of 3D, kids films, tears and enjoyment... Here is a movie that has it all

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The Artist

A silent film, set in a bygone age. That might not be the best pitch in the world for a modern movie

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Shame

The talk of the London Film Festival (along with 'The Artist'), Steve McQueen's follow up to 'Hunger' is a devastating and unflinching look at addiction.

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The Muppets

 

Release date: 10 February 

Starring: Amy Adams, Jason Segel and Chris Cooper

 

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Chronicle

Release date: 1 February Starring: Dane DeHaan, Michael B. Jordan and Alex Russell

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The Woman in Black

Release date: 10 February Starring: Daniel Radcliffe and Ciarán Hinds

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The Help

In the space of two years Kathryn Stockett’s, ‘The Help’ has become a blockbuster and a bestseller.

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Stud Life

It might sound clichéd, but the trials and tribulations of love, life and relationships in the film ‘Stud Life’ are not too dis-similar from any film you’d see in mainstream cinema. 

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The Raid

We feel spoilt this month.

 

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Beauty and the Beast 3D

This might seem like an odd choice to at first.

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Safe

A generic looking Jason Statham vehicle with a basic premise and rather bland title. 

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Magic Mike

Channing Tatum is not ashamed of his 'exotic dancing' background. To be honest, if we looked like him, we probably wouldn't be either. 

 

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Searching For Sugar Man
This remarkable documentary is a genuine surprise in every sense. The subject matter, a little known musician by the name of Rodriguez, is a stellar talent around whom a mythical status has developed. 
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Step Up 4 - Miami Heat 3D

From the sublime to the ridiculous!

3D has now become standard for dance movies, probably second-only to animation in terms of genres that have “benefited” from an extra dimension. And so it is that 'Step Up 4: Miami Heat' isn't even the first film in the 'Step Up' series to be in 3D. 

 

 

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Take this Waltz

In a spectacularly good month for cinematic releases, this is one of the best. A heart-breaking romantic drama that follows the confused path lead by Margot (Michelle Williams) as she tries to find ultimate happiness.

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Brave

Pixar are back! And this superb take on Scottish legend is just what we needed. It marks something of a breakaway from the format that the animation studio have been using recently, and it's all the better for it. 

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The Imposter

We weren't really sure if this documentary would make the cut when we were outlining the films to feature this month. Then we watched it and realised there was no way we wouldn't be featuring it. 

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DVD Release - Marley

We've already reviewed the film, but now is your chance to own it.   A superb movie, 'Marley' is one of the few music documentaries to introduce a talent to a new audience, whilst giving hardcore fans something new to watch as well. 

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Shadow Dancer

This is another film which we had heard so much about but had no idea would be as good as it actually is. Both leads, Owen and Riseborough, deserve awards aplenty come the end of the year. 

 

 

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The Sweeney

Big and brash, just like the headlining duo who star in the movie, the big screen adaptation of The Sweeney is a British take on a genre that we've seen countless times before from our American cousins. 

 

 

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Paranorman 3D

There are three slightly “spooky” animated films on the way. 

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Lawless

An all-star cast have assembled for this stylish tale of bootleggers and mobsters from director John Hillcoat. S

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Looper

This hotly anticipated sci-fi thriller has finally arrived, and it almost delivers the perfect, intelligent blockbuster experience that has been lacking since 'Inception'. 

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Beasts of the Southern Wild

6-year-old Hushpuppy is a smart girl left largely to her own devices by her father who is struggling with problems of his own.

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Ruby Sparks

Starring real-life couple Zoe Kazan and Paul Dano, 'Ruby Sparks' is directed by the couple behind 'Little Miss Sunshine'. 

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Jameson Cult Film Club - Jaws

Last month I attended the latest in the Jameson Cult Film club series, and was lucky enough to spend some time with the new curator Andy Serkis. 

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Baggage Claim

Baggage Claim is a fun, rom-com that will result in genuine laughter mainly from the fantastically paired comic duo of Adam Brody and Jill Scott.

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Machete Kills

You can definitely have too much of a good thing, and that’s the case with Machete Kills.

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Captain Phillips

The London Film Festival opener is a curious choice. It is a sensitive subject matter, and the issue of piracy off the coast of Somalia is ever-present in the news.

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Films to watch out for

As Halloween arrives, get set for a couple of spooky movies. 

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The Fifth Estate

Another film about wikileaks, but this one isn’t a documentary. ‘We steal secrets:

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Black Nativity

Starring: Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett, Tyrese Gibson, Jennifer Hudson and Jacob Latimore

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Belle

Based on a painting which still hangs in Kenwood House, this energetic portrayal of a young mixed-race woman in 18th Century England feels like it is entirely accurate even though there are few facts to be had. 

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Get on Up

The funkiest film of the year! Biopics are tough to pull-off at the best of times, and when they are based around larger-than-life characters like James Brown, you are going to need something very special to keep audiences interested.