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nights - we suggest you hop on board. The second leg of Bilbo Baggins’ intrepid mission into the heart of Middle-Earth is perhaps the most eagerly awaited journey of all. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug sees Bilbo and his group of pint-sized warriors face their most formidable foes yet as they continue their epic quest. Courage and adventure also lies at the heart of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, a contemporary retelling of the classic 1939 short story. Taking both directing and starring credits, Ben Stiller steps into the shoes of daydreamer Mitty, who dares to break out of his humdrum life for a thrilling taste of adventure. Family-friendly gems come in the form of the prehistoric epic Walking with Dinosaurs and Disney’s bitingly brilliant Frozen, which guarantees to warm those cockles. Get set for a rib-tickling, spellbinding and oh-so E satisfying ride. B THs GRaO IE Until next time! GO D Craig May Editor

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Prepare to see, hear and feel what it was like when dinosaurs roamed the Earth in prehistoric adventure Walking with Dinosaurs.

14 snOwY DElIGHT Chill out and lose yourself in the coolest comedy of the year. Disney’s Frozen is set to whisk us all on a heart-warming adventure in a winter wonderland.

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16 InTO THE DRaGOn’s laIR Prepare for a nerve-shredding mission as Bilbo and co. face giant spiders, orcs and a less-than-welcoming dragon in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.

18 lIFE wITHOUT BORDERs From hopeless daydreams to unimaginable adventures, Ben Stiller steps into the shoes of Walter Mitty in this modern-day adaptation of a classic short story.

20 COMInG sOOn We look at all the forthcoming films to get excited about in January and February. Including The Monuments Men, Robocop and The Book Thief to name but a few.

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Crammed full of previews of the unmissable new releases hitting the big screen in November and December. Including The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues and many more.

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Located above the Gala Bingo hall, the Century Cinema originally opened in 1936 with 1,743 seats. In 1967 the cinema was split into the bingo hall and 2 screens - Screen 1 with 420 seats and Screen 2 with 133 seats. Newly air-conditioned and refurbished in June 2013. For further information or to book call 01255 689708 www.centurycinema.co.uk

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Walking With Dinosaurs Release date 20 decembeR / director Neil Nightingale / starring Charlie Rowe, Angourie Rice / Genre Action, Family

While parents will likely follow the adventures of Bilbo Baggins and Ron Burgundy this December, children will be more excited by the extraordinary opportunity to walk with dinosaurs. For their adaptation of their own six part miniseries, BBC Earth uses state of the art 3D technology to create a unique cinema experience that immerses audiences in an epic and thriving prehistoric world. Directors Barry Cook and Neil Nightingale draw on the latest paleontological discoveries to provide the most accurate representation of what life was like when dinosaurs roamed the Earth. However, this is much more than your standard nature documentary. Fact is combined with fiction to provide a pleasant children’s story that follows a young Pachyrhinosaurus who must fight against the odds, a host of fearsome predators and nature’s most dangerous elements to survive after being separated from his family. Having been granted the official seal of approval from power director turned 3D pioneer James Cameron, Walking With Dinosaurs 3D is sure to offer a thoroughly enjoyable visual feast that will keep the entire family captivated.

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Dates for your Diary 1 November

drinking buddies / Philomena / short term 12

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Gravity (3d) / last Vegas

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battle Of the Year (3d) / the counsellor / dom Hemingway / don Jon / In Fear / lee daniels’ the butler

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the Hunger Games: catching Fire / the Family / Parkland / Vendetta

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carrie / Free birds (3d) / saving mr. banks

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black Nativity / Frozen (3d) / Homefront / Nebraska

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the Hobbit: the desolation Of smaug (3d)

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american Hustle / anchorman 2: the legend continues / the Harry Hill movie / Walking With dinosaurs (3d)

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47 Ronin (3d) / all Is lost / Jack Ryan: shadow Recruit / the secret life Of Walter mitty

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Gravity

Release date 22 NovembeR / director Luc Besson / starring Robert De Niro, Dianna Agron, Michelle Pfeiffer / Genre Action, Comedy, Crime

Release date 8 NovembeR / director Alfonso Cuarón / starring Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Basher Savage / Genre Sci-Fi, Thriller

In the off-beat action comedy The Family, a mafia boss and his family are relocated to a sleepy town in France under the witness protection program after snitching on the mob. Despite the best efforts of Agent Stansfield (Tommy Lee Jones) to keep them in line, Fred Manzoni (Robert DeNiro), his wife Maggie (Michelle Pfeiffer) and their children Belle and Warren can’t help but revert to old habits and blow their cover by handling their problems the ‘family’ way, enabling their former mafia cronies to track them down. Chaos ensues as old scores are settled in the unlikeliest of settings in this darkly funny film by Luc Besson (Taken, Transporter).

Filmed entirely at Shepperton Studios London, Sandra Bullock plays Dr. Ryan Stone, a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (Clooney) in command of his last flight before retiring. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone - tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness. The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to earth…and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left. But the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space.

dRiNkiNG buddies ReLeASe DATe 1 NoveMBeR luke and kate are co-workers at a Chicago brewery, where they spend their days drinking and flirting. they’re perfect for each other, except that they’re both in relationships.

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iN FeaR ReLeASe DATe 15 NoveMBeR tom and lucy are en route to a music festival when they attempt to stop at a countryside hotel, and find themselves pursued by a malevolent stranger.

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all is lost ReLeASe DATe 26 DeCeMBeR after a collision with a shipping container at sea, a resourceful sailor finds himself, despite all efforts to the contrary, staring his mortality in the face.

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American hustle

Released 29 NovembeR / director Jimmy Hayward / starring Woody Harrelson, Owen Wilson, Amy Poehler / Genre Animation, Comedy

Released 20 deCembeR / director David O. Russell / starring Jennifer Lawrence, Christian Bale, Amy Adams / Genre Drama

Two birds from opposite sides of the tracks join forces and travel through time to get their species off people’s plates. Reggie (owen Wilson) was an ordinary turkey, until one Thanksgiving he was pardoned by the President. Unaware of the fate he’s escaped, Reggie is living large and enjoying the good life at Camp David. But when Reggie is kidnapped by Jake (Woody Harrelson), the rebel leader of a turkey uprising, he discovers a horrifying secret: Turkeys aren’t honoured holiday guests - they’re tasty holiday meals! Jake and Reggie hijack a top secret time machine and travel back in time to 1621, to the first Thanksgiving and do everything in their power to take themselves off the menu.

A fictional film set in the seductive world of one of the most stunning scandals to rock the United States, American Hustle tells the story of brilliant con man Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale), who along with his equally cunning British partner and lover Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams) is forced to work for a wild FBI agent Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper). DiMaso pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia that’s as dangerous as it is enchanting. Jeremy Renner is Carmine Polito, the passionate, volatile, New Jersey political operator caught between the con-artists and Feds. Irving’s unpredictable wife Rosalyn (Jennifer Lawrence) could be the one to pull the thread that brings the entire world crashing down. November / December 2013 7


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Frozen Release date 6 decembeR / director Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee / starring Kristen Bell, Alan Tudyk, Idina Menzel / Genre Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Fresh off success with Tangled and Wreck it Ralph, the Walt Disney Animation Studio has reasserted its position as a leader in both traditional and computer animation. Frozen is based loosely on the Hans Christian Anderson short story, ‘Snow Queen’. The story sees fearless optimist Anna (voiced by Kristin Bell) set off on an epic journey, teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff (voice of Jonathan Groff). Their mission, to find her sister Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter. Battling the elements (and occasionally, each other), the pair must learn to work together to save the Arendelle kingdom. With a charming (and extremely funny) ‘micro story’ as the movie’s trailer, we have already been introduced to two of the supporting characters; Olaf the snowman and Kristoff’s reindeer, Sven. With fan reaction already overwhelmingly positive, it is clear that the mismatched pair have the potential to become a classic Disney double act in the vein of Timone and Pumba.

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Film Shorts Vendetta RElEASE DATE 22 NOvEMBER special ops interrogation officer Jimmy Vickers tracks down a gang who slaughtered his parents. With police closing in and his old unit on his trail, he has to evade capture to complete his gruesome crusade.

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the best man holiday RElEASE DATE 29 NOvEMBER When college friends reunite after 15 years over the christmas holidays, they will discover just how easy it is for long-forgotten rivalries and romances to be ignited.

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don Jon RElEASE DATE 15 NOvEMBER Joseph Gordon-levitt stars as Jon martello, a guy dedicated to his family, friends, and church, who develops unrealistic expectations from watching porn and works to find happiness with his true love.

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Jack Ryan: shadoW RecRuit RElEASE DATE 26 DECEMBER tom clancy’s Jack Ryan character returns starring chris Pine. an ex-marine turned financial analyst living in moscow, uncovers a terrorist plot. he must race against time to save america and his wife.

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Philomena Release date 1 NovembeR / director Stephen Frears / starring Steve Coogan, Judi Dench, Michelle Fairley / Genre Drama

Falling pregnant as a teenager in Ireland in 1952, Philomena was sent to the convent of Roscrea to be looked after as a “fallen woman”. When her baby was only a toddler, he was taken away by the nuns for adoption in America. Philomena spent the next fifty years searching for him in vain. Then she met Martin Sixsmith, a world-weary political journalist who happened to be intrigued by her story. Together they set off for America on a journey that would not only reveal the extraordinary story of Philomena’s son, but also create an unexpectedly close bond between them.

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues Release date 20 decembeR / director Adam McKay / starring Steve Carell, Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd / Genre Comedy

The sequel to the highly successful 2004 comedy will hit theatres this December so prepare for some rib-tickling laughs! San Diego’s top rated newsman, Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), returns to the news desk in Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. Also back for more are Ron’s co-anchor and wife, Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate), weather man Brick Tamland (Steve Carell), man on the street Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd) and sports guy Champ Kind (David Koechner) - all of whom won’t make it easy to stay classy.

The SeCreT Life Of WALTer MiTTy Epic EvocativE MastErpiEcE

One TO WATCh The hunger Games: Catching fire Release date 22 NovembeR / director Francis Lawrence / starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth / Genre Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

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the journey begins as Katniss everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a ‘victor’s tour’ of the districts. along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the capitol is still very much in control as President snow prepares the 75th annual Hunger Games (the Quarter Quell) - a competition that could change Panem forever.

Release date 26 decembeR / director Ben Stiller / starring Kristen Wiig, Ben Stiller, Adam Scott / Genre Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Adapted from James Thurber’s 1939 short story of the same name, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty recounts the tale of a meek and mild LIFE magazine photo editor who throws off the chains of his uninspired everyday life to embark upon a wondrous journey filled with romance, heroism and the unknown. Directed by comedy cinema’s billion dollar box-office draw Ben Stiller - who also stars as the titular Walter this second adaptation of Thurber’s fiction has already set pulses racing with an awe-inspiring trailer showcasing its beautiful and evocative visuals and suitably epic soundtrack. After being entrusted with, and then losing the cover photograph for the final issue of LIFE, Walter embarks upon a global search for photographer Sean O’Connell, discovering himself in the process. Co-starring several members of American comedy royalty including Bridesmaids’ Kristen Wiig as the co-worker who inspires Walter to discover life’s greatest pleasures, and the unmistakable Sean Penn, Mitty will be travelling alongside equally captivating companions. This Christmas Walter Mitty invites you to open your heart and experience life - are you ready? November / December 2013 9


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It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door… there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.

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The hobbiT: The DesolaTion of smaug release DaTe 13 DeCeMber / Director Peter Jackson / starring Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Martin Freeman / Genre Adventure, Fantasy

“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door… there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.” bilbo baggins’ (martin Freeman) adventures across middle earth continue. accompanied again by Gandalf the Grey and the throin oakenshield’s thirteen dwarves, their perilous mission marches onwards. they cross middle earth to reclaim the dwarf lost Kingdom of erebor from one of the last remaining dragons, smaug. but this ancient creature and ally of sauron - voiced and motion captured by benedict cumberbatch (sherlock, star trek Into darkness) - will not be deposed easily. all the while Gollum (andy serkis), crazed by the loss of the Ring, pursues bilbo relentlessly. In creating such an epic trilogy, the films break new ground by fleshing out new parts of the tolkien universe. as this sees a return of fan favourites, legolas (orlando bloom) and Galadriel (cate blanchett) from the original lotR series. 10 November / December 2013

Film Shorts The Counsellor Release date 15 NovembeR Directed by the legendary ridley scott with Michael Fassbender in the lead role, a lawyer dabbles in trafficking drugs only to realise just how dangerous a situation he’s stumbled into.

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nebraska Release date 6 decembeR an aging, booze-addled father makes the trip from Montana to nebraska with his estranged son in order to claim a million dollar Mega sweepstakes Marketing prize.

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baTTle oF The Year (3D) Release date 15 NovembeR battle of the Year attracts all the best teams from around the world, but the americans haven’t won in fifteen years. Dante enlists blake to assemble a team of dancers and bring the Trophy back to america.

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ParklanD Release date 22 NovembeR a recounting of the events that occurred at Dallas’ Parkland hospital on the day u.s. President John F. kennedy was assassinated. It explores the impact of the assassination on a wide range of characters.

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The Harry Hill Movie Release date 20 decembeR / director Steve Bendelack / starring Harry Hill, Julie Walters, Simon Bird / Genre Comedy

When Harry and his petrol drinking Nan (Julie Walters) discover their hamster is seriously ill they set off on a road trip to Blackpool pursued by a lunatic vet (Simon Bird). Along the way, Harry falls in love with an undersea shell person (Sheridan Smith), witnesses canine superstars The Dachsund Five, and meets indie rock band The Magic Numbers - who run a B’n’B. It all culminates in a fight on top of The Blackpool Tower. Who could be behind it all? Could it be Harry’s evil twin Otto (Matt Lucas), who was separated from Harry at birth and brought up by Alsatians?

Dom Hemingway Release date 15 NovembeR / director Richard Shepard / starring Jude Law, Richard E. Grant, Demian Bichir / Genre Comedy, Crime, Drama

Jude Law plays Dom Hemingway, a largerthan-life safecracker with a loose fuse who is funny, profane, and dangerous. Spewing vulgar, rip-roaring monologues with quasi-Shakespearean aspirations, Jude Law’s title character is on a savage rampage, but ultimately tries to seek redemption for his sins. After twelve years in prison, he sets off with his partner in crime Dickie (Richard E. Grant) looking to collect what he’s owed for keeping his mouth shut and protecting his boss Mr. Fontaine (Demian Birchir). After a near death experience, Dom tries to re-connect with his estranged daughter (Emilia Clarke), but is soon drawn back into the only world he knows, looking to settle the ultimate debt.

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one To waTcH 47 ronin Release date 26 decembeR / director Carl Rinsch / starring Keanu Reeves, Hiroyuki Sanada, Kô Shibasaki / Genre Action, Drama

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Keanu Reeves makes an explosive return to action-adventure in 47 Ronin. after a treacherous warlord kills their master and banishes their kind, 47 leaderless samurai vow to seek vengeance and restore honour to their people. driven from their homes and dispersed across the land, this band of Ronin must seek the help of Kai (Reeves) - a half-breed they once rejected - as they fight their way across a savage world of mythic beasts, shape-shifting witchcraft and wondrous terrors. as this exiled, enslaved outcast becomes their most deadly weapon, he will transform into the hero who inspires this band of outnumbered rebels to seize eternity.

Release date 15 NovembeR / director Lee Daniels / starring Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, John Cusack / Genre Biography, Drama

Lee Daniels’ The Butler tells the story of post-war America, as seen through the eyes of an AfricanAmerican White House butler who served eight American presidents over three decades. Forest Whitaker stars as the titular butler Cecil Gaines, who over his career witnesses and experiences several notable historical events. From the civil rights movement to the Vietnam conflict, Lee Daniels’ The Butler chronicles the dramatic changes that swept the nation during his tenure and how these radical societal shifts affected his life and family. The string of US leaders that move in and out of Cecil’s life are played by an ensemble cast who are possibly more familiar to younger cinemagoers than the presidents they portray. Among them are John Cusack as Richard Nixon, Alan Rickman as Ronald Reagan, Robin Williams as Dwight Eisenhower and James Marsden as John F. Kennedy. Having already secured its domestic US audience this star-spangled blockbuster reaches British shores hoping to prove its Oscar-winning credentials only a few months shy of awards season.

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Saving Mr. BankS Release date 29 NovembeR / director John Lee Hancock / starring Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Colin Farrell / Genre Biography, Drama, Comedy

When Walt Disney’s daughters begged him to make a movie of their favorite book, P.L. Travers’ Mary Poppins, he made them a promise one that he didn’t realise would take 20 years to keep. In his quest to obtain the rights, Walt comes up against a curmudgeonly, uncompromising writer who has absolutely no intention of letting her beloved magical nanny get mauled by the Hollywood machine. But, as the books stop selling and money grows short, Travers reluctantly agrees to go to Los Angeles to hear Disney’s plans for the adaptation. For those two short weeks in 1961, Walt Disney pulls out all the stops. Armed with imaginative storyboards and chirpy songs from the talented Sherman brothers, Walt launches an all-out onslaught on P.L. Travers, but the prickly author doesn’t budge. He soon begins to watch helplessly as Travers becomes increasingly immovable and the rights begin to move further away from his grasp. It is only when he reaches into his own childhood that Walt discovers the truth about the ghosts that haunt her, and together they set Mary Poppins free to ultimately make one of the most endearing films in cinematic history. 12 November / December 2013

Film Shorts black Nativity ReLeASe DATe 6 DeceMBeR a street-wise teen from baltimore travels to New york city to spend the christmas holiday with his estranged relatives, where he embarks on a surprising and inspirational journey.

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caRRie ReLeASe DATe 29 NoveMBeR a reimagining of the classic horror tale about carrie White, a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother, who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town.

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HomefRoNt ReLeASe DATe 6 DeceMBeR an action movie about a widowed ex-dea agent who retires to a small town for the sake of his 10-year-old daughter. the only problem is he picked the wrong town.

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sHoRt teRm 12 ReLeASe DATe 1 NoveMBeR a 20-something staff member of a foster care facility navigates the troubled waters of that world alongside her co-worker and longtime boyfriend. Whilst contending with some unexpected life developments.

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DAWN OF THE DINOSAURS From the jaws of the gorgosaurus to the thunderous advance of the pachyrhinosaurus, prepare to see, hear and feel what it was like when dinosaurs roamed the Earth in prehistoric adventure Walking with Dinosaurs

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reLease date 20 deCember / director Neil Nightingale / starring Charlie Rowe, Angourie Rice / Genre Action, Family

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ver since Jurassic Park, more glamorous dinosaurs such as the velociraptor, triceratops and the legendary T-Rex have dominated children’s imaginations and cinema screens. BBC Earth, however, bucks the trend by unearthing some relatively unknown, but equally interesting, dinosaurs for the big screen adaptation of their documentary miniseries, Walking with Dinosaurs. Directors Neil Nightingale, creative director of BBC Earth, and Barry Cook, director of Mulan and Arthur Christmas, combine their expertise in nature documentaries and children’s animation respectively to present a 3D adventure like no other. Set in the Late Cretaceous period, about four million years before T-Rex came into existence,

Walking With Dinosaurs follows a trio of pachyrhinosaurus - Patchi, Scowler and Juniper - on their coming of age journey from infancy to adulthood. Fact and fiction are entwined in a narrative that seeks to provide a realistic depiction of life on prehistoric Earth in the form of an entertaining, educational and family-friendly adventure. The original six-part nature documentaries are renowned for their visual effects and showcase of detailed computer-generated dinosaurs in their natural live action settings. The film matches this remarkable authenticity with an Alaskan backdrop where these dinosaurs lived 70 million years ago - and goes one step further by presenting their prehistoric world in groundbreaking 3D. The filmmakers joined forces with the Cameron Pace Group, a pioneering 3D technologies company founded by James Cameron and Vince Pace, to use revolutionary 3D techniques. Walking with Dinosaurs joins the heady likes of Avatar, Hugo and Life of Pi as films to be granted CPG’s official seal of approval - so it’s safe to say we can look forward to jaw-dropping visuals. Following in the mighty footsteps of Jurassic Park, Walking With Dinosaurs looks set to be a truly innovative cinematic experience, which transports the entire family back in time to witness these fascinating creatures in their prehistoric world.

PaCHYrHiNOsaurus the Pachyrhinosaurus or ‘thick nosed lizard’ was a medium sized, rhinoceros-like dinosaur with several horns, bony frill and a strong beak.

diNO FaCts Height: 2.5m / 8.2ft Length: 7m / 23 ft Weight: 3 tonnes diet: Herbivore Period: Late Cretaceous Habitat: North america / Canada

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actor (3 credits) Walking With dinosaurs 3d, 2013 The starring role as the dino hero Patchi in the 3D adventure Walking With Dinosaurs. the Land before time (tV), 2007 Made appearances as Mr. Thicknose in several episodes of Cartoon Network’s The Land Before Time animated series. disney’s dinosaur, 2000 A brief supporting role as the victim of a carnotaurus who was killed off at the beginning of the movie.


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to the eternal winter. After all, she has more motive than some: Elsa is her sister. In order to get to Elsa, Anna needs to team up with someone who knows how to navigate the mountainous and snowy terrain. Enter Kristoff (Jonathan Groff), the no-nonsense ice merchant and his mangy reindeer friend, Sven. Along the way, they’ll get some help from Olaf (Josh Gad), the world’s friendliest snowman with a tendency to disassemble himself at precisely the wrong moment. Also starring Alan Tudyk as the voice of Duke Weselton, Frozen is set to be a thrilling and chilling race against time. Can Anna, Kristoff and Olaf overcome the harsh mountain terrain and gain entry to Elsa’s ice palace, getting past her monstrous bodyguard, Marshmallow? More importantly, can Anna find a way to save the kingdom of Arendelle from its wintery tomb without losing her sister?


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ONE ROLE TO RULE THEM ALL Tolkien’s work has inspired theatrical productions, computer games and the creative output of everyone from Led Zeppelin to Leonard Nimoy. Here is a sampling of Martin Freeman’s predecessors in the role of Bilbo Baggins: BBC Radio 4 drama The Hobbit starred Paul Daneman as Bilbo and ran from September to November 1968. The American animated TV production debuting in 1977 and produced by Rankin/Bass starred Orson Bean as Bilbo. A fan favourite remains the Ralph Bakshi-directed animation of The Lord of the Rings, with Norman Bird voicing Bilbo, in 1978.

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BILBO - LOrD Of tHe rINGS Rankin and Bass teamed up again in 1980 for the animated The Return of the King, once again starring Orson Bean as Bilbo, but this time as Frodo too. Ian Holm first portrayed Bilbo in Jackson’s LOTR trilogy in 2001, but in 1981, he starred as Frodo Baggins in the BBC’s 26-installment dramatisation.


The return to Middle-Earth is nigh. In the second instalment of Peter Jackson’s epic trilogy, Bilbo Baggins and co. face giant spiders, orcs and a less-than-welcoming dragon. Prepare for a nerve-shredding mission in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug words Cheyenne Campbell

INTO THE DRAGON’S LAIR Release date 13 deCembeR / director Peter Jackson / starring Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Martin Freeman / Genre Adventure, Fantasy

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all it The Empire Strikes Back syndrome. Many passionately argue that the middle Star Wars film (of the original three) is the masterpiece for a variety of reasons, not least of which include Darth Vader’s big reveal, and an overall darker tone. Subsequently, middle or second films must often work harder to capture viewers’ hearts in light of Empire’s favoured reception, as they can too easily become overshadowed by anticipation of the climax (and pay-off) in the final or future films. For Peter Jackson, this isn’t exactly uncharted territory. Eleven years ago, his middle film in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Two Towers, had its source material significantly altered for the purpose of beefing up tension and balancing crowd-pleasing scenes. Major plot points were added which didn’t take place in the book, such as Aragorn’s cliff fall in the Warg Rider battle resulting in his separation from Theoden’s men. Jackson is no stranger to keeping fans on the edge of their seat, but with as much faithfulness and respect to the spirit of Tolkien’s work as possible. For die-hard fanatics of the books, speculation over changes might be running rampant as the release of this second film in

The Hobbit trilogy draws near. Excitement at beloved characters and jaw-dropping settings brought to life once more, however, is no less for it. Jackson’s cinematic extravaganza has taken on a life of its own, managing what was once deemed impossible: enchanting new fans while remaining mindful of the millions who have long known the books inside and out. Much of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey focused on character and setting introduction; the famous dinner party Bilbo very much didn’t plan, his invitation to adventure, and the all-important riddles in the dark which brought Bilbo and the One Ring together, thrilling audiences with the details of how Gollum’s “precious” made its way into one unsuspecting hobbit’s pocket, after the abridged version in The Fellowship of the Ring. When last we saw Bilbo and company, the eagles had delivered them safely away from the orcs, with the Lonely Mountain - their goal in sight in the distance. Now with the Misty Mountains behind them, they must focus their attention on gaining entrance to the dwarves’ former home, and outwitting its new inhabitant Smaug (Benedict Cumberbatch), the dragon who has claimed all treasure inside as his own while laying waste to the surrounding land. Before Bilbo and the dwarves reach Smaug’s lair to reclaim the Lonely Mountain, however, they’ve still got a lot of ground to cover, not least of which includes navigating the dangers of Mirkwood, posed by both spiders and wood elves. New faces this time around include Beorn the shape-shifter (Mikael Persbrandt), Legolas’s

father Thranduil (Lee Pace), the human mayor of Lake-town (Stephen Fry), dwarven warrior Dain Ironfoot (Billy Connolly), Bard the Bowman (Luke Evans), and new elf Tauriel (Evangeline Lilly). While some of these characters are more fleshed out on-screen than their literary counterparts, Lilly’s is the only one created solely for the film. As head of the Mirkwood Elven Guard, Tauriel’s controversial inception is said to have been based on the desire to give audiences more insight into the Woodland Elves, as well as add another female to a male-dominated cast. The response to such an addition remains to be seen, but given the popularity of fellow female elves Arwen and Galadriel as film characters, it’s likely Tauriel will easily find her own rabid fan base. The previous film revealed what Elrond, Galadriel and Saruman were up to before LOTR, and likewise this entry gives us more time with Fellowship member Legolas. While not in the book, it’s doubtful Legolas’s presence will be as controversial as Tauriel’s. At first, the decision to split The Hobbit into three films was also met with criticism, but given the action and level of loving detail with which Jackson’s adaptations have become synonymous, at this point it hardly seems possible to imagine a single film doing the overall story justice. Being hired as the company thief, now Bilbo begins to fall under the spell of the One Ring’s handy invisibility - and that’s when the stage setting for the coming battle for Middle-Earth really begins. November / December 2013 17


Feature From hopeless daydreams to unimaginable adventures, Ben Stiller steps into the shoes of Walter Mitty in this modern-day adaptation of a classic short story. Pack some courage and head into the unknown in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty WordS Brody rossiter

LIFE WITHOUT BORDERS release date 26 decemBer / director Ben Stiller / starring Kristen Wiig, Ben Stiller, Adam Scott / Genre Adventure, Comedy, Drama

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ong before the crew hurriedly finished their coffee breaks, the percussive thwack of the clapperboard rung out upon set, and scripted words leapt from the mouths of the assembled actors - The Secret Life of Walter Mitty had already undergone a strange and arduous journey of self-discovery to situate itself upon cinema screens. Spanning several decades, directors and leading men, the second adaptation of James Thurber’s celebrated 1939 short story was originally pencilled in for a 1994 remake. By the turn of the 21st century, following multimillion dollar bidding wars and years of contractual wrangling, the extraordinary tale of a daydreaming photo editor had slipped into a downward spiral of developmental hell - with little sign of hope upon the Hollywood horizon. Further years passed, as did a litany of directors and A-list names, yet a retelling of Mitty’s adventures continued to elude

audiences - that is, until a rescue mission was led by a most unexpected individual: comedy flick head honcho Ben Stiller, who directs and stars in the eponymous role. A latter-day filmography, which has proven Stiller possesses the acting chops to play it straight and charming as opposed to slapstick and goofy, has ensured the tale finally rests in the right hands to reveal the story’s tender heart. After Walter loses a photograph taken by illustrious explorer Sean O’Connell to grace the cover of the final issue of LIFE magazine, he escapes his drab office cubicle and embarks upon an epic globe-spanning journey to find Sean, the photograph - and himself. Icelandic helicopter rides across sharkinfested oceans, heroic Himalayan ascents to mighty mountaintops, frostbitten treks across treacherous ice caps and a supporting cast including Kristen Wiig, Patton Oswalt and Sean Penn all promise to breathe new life into a contemporary fable that may have been forever lost. The unknown rests out there, in a world full of wonder; join Walter upon his visually stunning and emotionally inspired journey and race to it.

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zoolander despite being best known for his acting roles in critical and commercial successes such as the royal tenenbaums and meet the Parents, Ben stiller’s career behind the camera has produced many a cult gem.

reality Bites (1994)

Nineties darling Winona ryder, ethan Hawke and stiller portray Generation X post-grads locked in a love triangle in the director’s social commentary.

tHe caBle Guy (1996)

Jim carrey and matthew Broderick’s apartment building bromance descends into a sinister and darkly comic game of insane cat and petrified mouse.

ZoolaNder (2001) two words: Blue steel

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The MonuMenTs Men Release date 10 JanuaRy / director George Clooney / starring George Clooney, Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon / Genre Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Fresh from his adventure in space George Clooney is back in the Directors seat in the run up to awards season! Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men is a dramatic thriller focusing on an unlikely World War II platoon, tasked by FDR with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners. It would be an impossible mission: with the art trapped behind enemy lines, and with the German army under orders to destroy everything as the Reich fell, how could these guys - seven museum directors, curators, and art historians, all more familiar with Michelangelo than the M-1 - possibly hope to succeed? But as the Monuments Men, as they were called, found themselves in a race against time to avoid the destruction of 1000 years of culture, they would risk their lives to protect and defend mankind’s greatest achievements. A whole host of Hollywood A-Listers have stepped up to star alongside Mr Clooney for this one including Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, and Cate Blanchett. 20 November / December 2013

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ReLeAse DATe 17 JANuARy Martin scorsese reteams with leonardo diCaprio on this adaptation of Jordan Belfort’s memoir surrounding his indulgent ride as a crooked banker made headlines in the 1990’s. Jonah hill and oscar-winner Jean dujardin co-star.

ReLeAse DATe 10 JANuARy spike Jonze takes the helm for this comedy about a withdrawn writer (Joaquin Phoenix) who falls in love with his computer’s highly advanced operating system.

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deliveRy Man ReLeAse DATe 10 JANuARy an affable underachiever finds out he’s fathered 533 children through anonymous donations to a fertility clinic 20 years ago.

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alManaC ReLeAse DATe 28 FeBRuARy almanac, is about a group of teens who embark on an adventure when they discover secret plans to build a time machine.

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CuBan fuRy ReLeAse DATe 14 FeBRuARy Beneath Bruce Garrett’s shabby, overweight exterior, the passionate beating heart of a salsa king lays dormant. only one woman can reignite his latin fire.

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taRzan (3d) ReLeAse DATe 24 JANuARy tarzan and Jane Porter face a mercenary army dispatched by the evil Ceo of Greystoke energies, a man who took over the company from tarzan’s parents, after they died in a plane crash.

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The Book Thief

Last Vegas

Release date 31 JanuaRy / director Brian Percival / starring Sophie Nélisse, Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson / Genre Drama, War

Release date 3 JanuaRy / director Jon Turteltaub / starring Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, Michael Douglas / Genre Comedy

Fresh from a stint directing the awarding winning television series Downton Abbey Brian Percival brings us this heart wrenching adaptation of Markus Zusak’s novel of the same name. With a delightful performance from newcomer Sophie Nélisse, The Book Thief tells the story of an extraordinary, spirited young girl sent to live with a foster family in WWII Germany. Intrigued by the only book she brought with her, she begins collecting books as she finds them. With the help of her new parents and a secret guest under the stairs, she learns to read and creates a magical world that inspires them all.

Billy (Michael Douglas), Paddy (Robert De Niro), Archie (Morgan Freeman) and Sam (Kevin Kline) have been best friends since childhood. So when Billy, the group’s sworn bachelor, finally proposes to his thirtysomething (of course) girlfriend, the four head to Las Vegas with a plan to stop acting their age and relive their glory days. However, upon arriving, the four quickly realize that the decades have transformed Sin City and tested their friendship in ways they never imagined. The Rat Pack may have once played the Sands and Cirque du Soleil may now rule the Strip, but it’s these four who are taking over Vegas.

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The Railway Man Release date 3 JanuaRy / director Jonathan Teplitzky / starring Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth, Jeremy Irvine / Genre Biography, Drama

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based on his best-selling memoir, the Railway Man tells the extraordinary and epic true story of eric lomax, a british army officer who is tormented as a prisoner of war at a Japanese labour camp during World War II. decades later, lomax discovers that the Japanese interpreter he holds responsible for much of his treatment is still alive and sets out to confront him, and his haunting past. directed by Jonathan teplitzky, and starring academy award-winner Colin Firth, Jeremy Irvine, and academy award-winner nicole Kidman, the film is a powerful tale of survival, love and redemption.

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Foxcatcher

Release date 14 FebRuaRy / director Phil Lord, Chris Miller, Chris McKay / starring Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett / Genre Animation

Release date 17 JanuaRy / director Bennett Miller / starring Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Michael Hall / Genre Drama

The Lego Movie, the original 3D computer animated adventure follows Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average Lego minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world! He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared. Brought to you from the filmmakers behind Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs and co-director Chris McKay (Robot Chicken). Will Arnett co-stars as the voice of Batman, who along with Superman, make appearances in the Warner Bros. picture. Elizabeth Banks, Morgan Freeman, Will Ferrell, Liam Neeson, and Alison Brie head up the rest of the voice cast.

Foxcatcher tells the story of Olympic Gold Medal-winning wrestler Mark Schultz (Tatum), who sees a way out from the shadow of his more celebrated wrestling brother Dave (Ruffalo) and a life of poverty when he is summoned by eccentric multi-millionaire John du Pont (Carell) to move onto his estate and train for the 1988 Seoul Olympics. Desperate to gain the respect of his disapproving mother, du Pont begins “coaching” a world-class athletic team and, in the process, lures Mark into dangerous habits, breaks his confidence and drives him into a self-destructive spiral. Based on actual events, Foxcatcher is a gripping American story of fragile men who pinned their hopes for love and redemption on a desperate obsession for greatness that was to end in tragedy. November / December 2013 21


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Robocop Release date 7 FebRuaRy / director José Padilha / starring Joel Kinnaman, Douglas Urbanski, Abbie Cornish / Genre Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

In 1987 Paul Verhoeven took science fiction fans on a journey to his futuristic world with the release of RoboCop. now, 17 years later, Jose Padilha takes the directorial reigns in what is sure to be an action packed frenzy in his reimagining of this epic film! the year is 2028 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Overseas, their drones have been used by the military for years and it’s meant billions for OmniCorp’s bottom line. now OmniCorp wants to bring their controversial technology to the home front, and they see a golden opportunity to do it. When alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in detroit - is critically injured in the line of duty, OmniCorp sees their chance for a part-man, partrobot police officer. OmniCorp envisions a RoboCop in every city and even more billions for their shareholders, but they never counted on one thing: there is still a man inside the machine pursuing justice. 22 November / December 2013

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Release date 24 JanuaRy a pair of aging boxing rivals, played by sylvester stallone and Robert de Niro, are coaxed out of retirement to fight one final bout 30 years after their last match.

Release date 7 FebRuaRy a single mother (Kate Winslet) shelters an escaped convict (Josh brolin) and slowly falls for him over the course of one very eventful labor day weekend.

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Release date 21 FebRuaRy Paul W.s. anderson directs this period disaster film documenting a romance amidst the destruction of the Roman city of Pompeii during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius.

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Release date 17 JanuaRy a look at the lives of the strongwilled women of the Weston family, whose paths have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the oklahoma house they grew up in.

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Release date 24 JanuaRy chiwetel ejiofor stars as solomon Northup, the New york state citizen who was kidnapped and made to work on a plantation in New orleans in the 1800s.

Release date 31 JanuaRy based on the failed June 28, 2005 mission “operation Red Wings”. Four members of seal team 10 were tasked with the mission to capture or kill notorious taliban leader ahmad shahd.

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Ones to watch out for this winter Mandela: long Walk To FreedoM Release date 3 JanuaRy Director: Justin Chadwick / Starring Idris elba, naomie Harris, terry Pheto / Genre Biography, drama, History

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African President Nelson Mandela’s autobiography of the same name, which chronicles his early life, coming of age, education and 27 years in prison before becoming President and working to rebuild the country’s once segregated society.

I, FrankensTeIn Release date 24 JanuaRy Director stuart Beattie / Starring aaron eckhart, Bill nighy, Miranda Otto / Genre action, Fantasy, sci-Fi

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vigilant gargoyles and ferocious demons rage in a battle for ultimate power, Victor Frankenstein’s creation Adam (Aaron Eckhart) finds himself caught in the middle as both sides race to discover the secret to his immortality.

InsIde lleWyn davIs Release date 24 JanuaRy Director ethan Coen, Joel Coen / Starring Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman / Genre drama, Music

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Follows a week in the life of a young folk singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. Guitar in tow, huddled against the unforgiving New York winter, he is struggling to make it as a musician against seemingly insurmountable obstacles - some of them of his own making.

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Release date 31 JanuaRy Director scott Cooper / Starring Christian Bale, Zoe saldana, Woody Harrelson / Genre thriller

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When Russell’s brother Rodney returns home from serving time in Iraq, he gets lured into one of the most ruthless crime rings in the Northeast and mysteriously disappears. The police fail to crack the case so Russell takes matters into his own hands.

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Release date 28 FeBRuaRy Director Jaume Collet-serra / Starring anson Mount, Julianne Moore, liam neeson / Genre action, thriller

plans to kill every passenger on a flight if the government doesn’t pay a hefty ransom in this action thriller from Dark Castle and Warner Bros.

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Release date 21 FeBRuaRy Director Mark Waters / Starring Zoey deutch, lucy Fry, danila Kozlovsky / Genre action, Comedy, Romance

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Rose Hathaway (Deutch) is a Dhampir: half human/vampire, guardians of the Moroi, peaceful, mortal vampires living discretely within our world. Her legacy is to protect the Moroi from bloodthirsty, immortal Vampires, the Strigoi.

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Mr. peabody & sherman RELEASE DATE 7 FEBRuARY / Director Rob Minkoff / Starring Ty Burrell, Max Charles, Stephen Colbert / Genre Animation, Family

Mr. Peabody is a business titan, inventor, scientist, two-time Olympic medalist, and genius…who happens to be a dog. using his most ingenious invention, the WaBaC machine, Mr. Peabody and his adopted boy sherman hurtle back in time to experience world-changing events first-hand and interact with some of the greatest characters of all time. But when sherman breaks the rules of time travel, our two heroes find themselves in a race to repair history and save the future.

The Invisible Woman

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RELEASED 7 FEBRuARY / Director Ralph Fiennes / Starring Ralph Fiennes, Michelle Fairley, Felicity Jones / Genre Drama

RELEASED 7 FEBRuARY / Director JeanMarc Vallée / Starring Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Jared Leto / Genre Drama

nelly, a happily married mother and school teacher, is haunted by her past. Her memories take us back in time to follow the story of her relationship with Charles dickens. dickens - famous, controlling and emotionally isolated within his success falls for nelly, who comes from a family of actors. the theatre is a vital arena for dickens - a brilliant amateur actor - a man more emotionally coherent in his work, or on stage, than in life. as nelly becomes the focus of dickens’ passion and his muse, for both of them secrecy is the price, and for nelly a life of ‘invisibility’.

» In the fact-based drama, Matthew

McConaughey portrays real-life Texas electrician Ron Woodroof, an ordinary man who found himself in a life-or-death battle with the medical establishment and pharmaceutical companies. In 1985, Ron was blindsided by being diagnosed as HIV-positive and given 30 days to live. With the u.S. still internally divided over how to combat the virus and restricting medications, Ron grabbed hold of non-toxic alternative treatments from all over the world by means both legal and illegal. Seeking to avoid government sanctions against selling non-approved medicines and supplements, he established a “buyers club,” which fellow HIV-positive people could join for access to his supplies.

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We’ve been waiting a long time for another Ron Burgundy fix and finally nine years later Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, the sequel to 2004’s much-loved conch blast of ‘70s newsreading and burrito-consumption, hits our screens in time for the festive season. Very little has been given away about the direction of the new movie but here is what we do know… With the ’70s behind him, San Diego’s top rated newsman, Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), returns to the news desk in Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. Also back for more are Ron’s co-anchor and wife, Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate), weather man Brick Tamland (Steve Carell), man on the street Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd) and sports guy Champ Kind (David Koechner) - all of whom won’t make it easy to stay classy… while taking New York’s first 24-hour news channel by storm. So get set for some rib-tickling fun as this sure fire hit comes to a cinema near you on December 20th. You may also want to start growing your ‘tache in advance of the film’s release, but that’s entirely optional.

To celebrate the release of this hilarious new escapade we have teamed up with Paramount Pictures to give 2 lucky readers the chance to win a fantastic goodie bag. Simply answer the question below:

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We are delighted to bring you a selection of Theatre, Ballet, Opera and Special Events. During november 2013 Les VĂŞpres siciliennes LiVe The Royal Opera House. Monday 4th November at 5.45pm 1234 the Best of keane LIVE from Berlin. Wednesday 6th November at 7.00pm 1234

Frankenstein (cumberbatch) National Theatre 50th Anniversary Celebrations. Tuesday 12th November at 7.00pm 234

parsifal LiVe The Royal Opera House. Wednesday 18th December at 4.45pm - 1234

madama Butterfly Opera Australia. Thursday 14th November at 7.30pm 2

sleeping Beauty Bolshoi Ballet. Sunday 22nd December at 4.00pm 123

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the Habit Of art National Theatre 50th Anniversary Celebrations. Thursday 7th November at 7.00pm 234

the nutcracker LiVe The Royal Opera House. Thursday 12th December at 7.15pm 1234

giselle LiVe The Royal Ballet. Monday 27th January at 7.15pm 1234

tosca (puccini) Metropolitan Opera. Saturday 9th November at 5.55pm 3

Falstaff (Verdi) Metropolitan Opera. Saturday 14th December at 5.55pm 3

richard ii LiVe Royal Shakespeare Company. Tuesday 12th November at 7.00pm 1234

Don pasquale Opera Australia. Monday 16th December at 7.00pm 3

coriolanus NT LIVE presents the Donmar Warehouse Production. Thursday 30th January at 7.00pm 234

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war horsE War Horse NT LIVE presents the Original Stage Production. Thursday 27th February 7.00pm 234

To see what future showings we have in store please visit your local cinema’s website. Prices for all showings may vary so please check with the cinema.


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