Friday, 14 December 2018

Also showing at the Regal Picturehouse this week:

The Croods (U)

The Croods (U)

Voices of: Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone and Ryan Reynolds

Guy, a nomadic loner, in search of a mythical place called “tomorrow”, stumbles upon the world’s first prehistoric family, the Croods, who have been forced out of their cave, and leads them to safety.

Dreamworks’ latest offering is good family fun.

Trance (15)

Starring: James McAvoy, Vincent Cassel and Rosario Dawson

In the middle of a heist to steal a £25m Goya painting Simon (McAvoy) gets hit on the head and suffers amnesia. The rest of the film is an action-packed chase to resuscitate his memory.

Director Danny Boyle of Slumdog Millionaire fame is back on form with an action-packed thriller, and McAvoy puts in a fabulous performance.

Arbitrage (15)

Starring: Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon, Tim Roth and Nate Parker

Robert Miller (Gere), a billionaire hedge fund tycoon with the lifestyle and beautiful wife (Sarandon) to match, finds his life in a downward spiral of dodgy business deals — oh, and the small matter of a corpse.

Another chance to see this cautionary tale directed by Nicholas Jarecki. A slick movie — though not exactly the taut, suspense thriller we are promised — it’s worth watching to see how low someone will stoop.

Argo (15)

Starring: Ben Affleck, Alan Arkin, John Goodman and Bryan Cranston

Dramatisation of the 1980 joint CIA-Canadian secret operation to extract six fugitive American diplomatic personnel out of revolutionary Iran.

Another chance to see the movie that scooped the best picture award at the Oscars and a Bafta for Affleck as best director.

In The House (15)

Starring: Kristin Scott Thomas, Fabrice Luchini, Ernst Umhauer

Germain, a disillusioned literature teacher at a French lycée, becomes fascinated by one of his pupil’s weekly essays on visits to his friend’s house, and in particular, his friend’s mum.

One of those classy French films (with subtitles) that is clever, witty, amusing... and keeps you totally absorbed with the smart psychology of it all.

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