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Here are 10 movies to watch this festive season

2016-12-18 12:56
 

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Here are 10 movies to watch this festive season:

1. Rogue One

A Star Wars story – Jyn Ersa leads a courageous mission in the latest instalment in the Star Wars franchise. One for the fans, but not for children under 13.

2. Sing

Buster Moon, a koala bear, has one last chance to make his old theatre grand again by staging a great big singing competition. This one looks like a winner – and the music is fantastic!

3. Moana

If you haven’t yet raced the children to see this wonderful new edition to the Disney princess universe, do it now. Stay for the credits to hear our very own Lira singing the soon-to-be award-winning song, How Far I’ll Go.

4. Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them

Still hovering in the top three movies at the box-office, JK Rowling’s prequel to the Harry Potter series is monster good fun. Eddie Redmayne is Newt Scamander who, in pre-Depression Era New York, releases a case full of critters.

5. Robinson Crusoe

In this animated adventure a parrot recounts the tale of castaway Robinson Crusoe, not one of the best films on offer, but rainy afternoon fare doesn’t have to be award-winning, it just has to keep the children out of the puddles. 

6. Ballerina

This beautiful animation is set in 1879 Paris and is about a little girl who dreams of dancing at the Grand Opera house. With the voice of Elle Fanning.

7. Assassin’s Creed

Based on a video game, this film elevates the usual level-by-level fare with great performances by Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard and Jeremy Irons. One for the teenagers and those who like action-packed cinematic experiences.

8. Inferno

If you’ve been wondering whatever happened to Dan Brown’s favourite cryptologist Robert Langdon, wonder no more. Tom Hanks is back as the clue-finder, and this time he teams up with Felicity Jones, who is having an action-packed December between this and Rogue One.

9. A United Kingdom

For the romantics out there the eternal, love-conquers-all story of Seretse and Ruth Khama is a must if you aren’t entertaining children and just looking for a feel-good story set in a beautiful place.

10. Almost Christmas

If you thought you had a tough Christmas get-together try this dysfunctional family’s gathering. With the talents of Kimberley Elise, Omar Epps, Danny Glover and Mo’Nique, this one will get you in the mistletoe mood.

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