What’s Hitting the Big Screen this Week?

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Movies that are to be released on December 24th & 25th, 2014.

INTO THE WOODS

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Cast: Meryl Streep, Chris Pine, Johnny Depp, Emily Blunt, Anna Kendrick, Tracey Ullman and Lucy Punch

Director: Rob Marshall

Writer: James Lapine

Genre: Fantasy / Family / Comedy

Runtime: 124 mins.

Plot: A witch tasks a childless baker and his wife with procuring magical items from classic fairy tales to reverse the curse put on their family tree.


 THE GAMBLER

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Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Brie Larson, Jessica Lange, John Goodman, Michael Kenneth Williams, Sonya Walger

Director: Rupert Wyatt

Writer: William Monahan

Genre: Crime / Drama / Thriller

Runtime: 111 mins.

Plot: A literature college professor and high stakes gambler runs afoul of a loan shark and his bodyguard-like gangsters while he has an affair with one of his students.


UNBROKEN

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Cast: Garrett Hedlund, Jack O’Connell, Domhnall Gleeson, Finn Wittrock and Miyavi

Director: Angelina Jolie

Writers: Ethan Cohen, Joel Cohen, Richard La Gravanese, William Nicholson

Genre: Drama / Biography / War

Runtime: 137 mins.

Plot: A chronicle of the life of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner who was taken prisoner by Japanese forces during World War II.


 AMERICAN SNIPER

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Cast: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Brian Hallisay, Luke Grimes, Jake McDorman.

Director: Clint Eastwood

Writers: Jason Hall

Genre: Action / Biography / War

Runtime: 134 mins.

Plot: From director Clint Eastwood comes “American Sniper,” starring Bradley Cooper as Chris Kyle, the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history. A Navy S.E.A.L. recounts his military career, which includes more than 150 confirmed kills.


 BIG EYES

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Cast: Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz, Krysten Ritter, Jason Schwartzman, Terence Stamp, Danny Huston.

Director: Tim Burton

Writers: Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski

Genre: Drama / Biography

Runtime: 105 mins.

Plot: A drama centered on the awakening of the painter Margaret Keane, her phenomenal success in the 1950s, and the subsequent legal difficulties she had with her husband, who claimed credit for her works in the 1960s.


THE INTERVIEW

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NOTE: Sony have said that they will not release this in cinemas on Christmas Day, however i will leave this in, as who knows when it will be released.

Cast: Seth Rogen, James Franco, Lizzy Caplan, Randall Park

Directors: Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg

Writers: Dan Sterling

Genre: Comedy / Action

Runtime: 112 mins.

Plot: In the action-comedy “The Interview,” Dave Skylark (James Franco) and his producer Aaron Rapoport (Seth Rogen) run the popular celebrity tabloid TV show ‘Skylark Tonight.’ When they discover that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is a fan of the show, they land an interview with him in an attempt to legitimize themselves as journalists. As Dave and Aaron prepare to travel to Pyongyang, their plans change when the CIA recruits them, perhaps the most unlikely candidates, to ‘take out’ Kim Jong-un.


 SELMA

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Cast: Tim Roth, Tom Wilkinson, Oprah Winfrey, Alessandro Nivola, Cuba Gooding Jr., David Oyelowo and Carmen Ejogo.

Director: Ava DuVernay

Writers: Paul Webb

Genre: Drama / Biography / History

Runtime: 122 mins.

Plot: Martin Luther King and the civil rights marches of Selma, Alabama, that changed America forever.


 

 

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