I have been promising to tell you my top tips for films, based on the previews and the trailers that I saw at the Empire Big Screen.
Here they are:
Rise of Planet of the Apes
I am a HUGE fan of this film.
During experiments to find a cure for Alzheimer's disease, a genetically-enhanced chimpanzee uses its greater intelligence to lead other apes to freedom.
Follow the links:http://mycroft-brolly.livejournal.com/108648.htmlhttp://www.imdb.com/title/tt1318514/
In Time starring Justin Timberlake
In the future people stop aging at 25 and must work to buy themselves more time, but when a young man finds himself with more time than he can imagine he must run from the corrupt police force to save his life. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1637688/
One of the biggest films of all time, but now in 3D. Release date 6 April 2012.
April 2012 marks the centennial anniversary as the Rms Titanic attempted to traverse the Atlantic from April 12-14, 1912.
A boy and girl from differing social backgrounds meet during the ill-fated maiden voyage of RMS Titanic.http://www.imdb.com/news/ni3172638/http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120338/
Demons Never Die. UK salsher. Urban Youth. Out for Halloween. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1777612/
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. To be honest, I was not all that gripped by the footage that they screened. But the films stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Hardy, two of the leading actors of their generation, and so - on that basis alone - I am recommending this film.
In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet agent within MI6's echelons. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1340800/
A fictionalized account of the last days of Edgar Allan Poe's life, in which the poet is in pursuit of a serial killer whose murders mirror those in the writer's stories.http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1486192/
The espionage thriller begins in 1997, as shocking news reaches retired Mossad secret agents Rachel and Stefan about their former colleague David. All three have been venerated for decades by their country because of the mission that they undertook back in 1966, when the trio tracked down Nazi war criminal Vogel in East Berlin. At great risk, and at considerable personal cost, the team's mission was accomplished - or was it? The suspense builds in and across two different time periods, with startling action and surprising revelations. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1226753/
Tower Heist starring Eddie Murphy
When a group of hard working guys find out they've fallen victim to a wealthy business man's Ponzi scheme, they conspire to rob his high-rise residence. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0471042/
Battleship starring Liam Neeson. Out in 2012.
A fleet of ships is forced to do battle with an armada of unknown origins in order to discover and thwart their destructive goals. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1440129/
Cowboys and Aliens starring Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford
A spaceship arrives in Arizona, 1873, to take over the Earth, starting with the Wild West region. A posse of cowboys and natives are all that stand in their way. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0409847/
Remake of a classic, but fully brought up-to-date.http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1068242/
The Devil Inside
In Italy, a woman becomes involved in a series of unauthorized exorcisms during her mission to discover what happened to her mother, who allegedly murdered three people during her own exorcism.http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1560985/
Puss in Boots
One for the kids and the family.
A story about the events leading up to the sword fighting cat's meeting with Shrek and his friends. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0448694/
A Dangerous Method
Freud and Jung
I saw the stage play - it was very interesting.
A look at how the intense relationship between Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud gives birth to psychoanalysis.http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1571222/
Coriolanus starring Ralph Fiennes and directed by Ralph Fiennes
Ralph Fiennes doing Shakespeare - need I say any more? Modern dress version.
A banished hero of Rome allies with a sworn enemy to take his revenge on the city. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1372686/
A comedic account of a 27-year-old guy's cancer diagnosis, and his subsequent struggle to beat the disease. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1306980/
A thriller centered on a young man who sets out to uncover the truth about his life after finding his baby photo on a missing persons website. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1600195/
The best special effects I have seen in a long time. Mythical creatures.
Civil War vet John Carter is transplanted to Mars, where he discovers a lush, wildly diverse planet whose main inhabitants are 12-foot tall green barbarians. Finding himself a prisoner of these creatures, he escapes, only to encounter Dejah Thoris, Princess of Helium, who is in desperate need of a savior.http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0401729/
War Horse starring Benedict Cumberbatch
Out January 13th 2012. A Benedict film - need I say more?! However, I will miss the puppet horses. Spielberg is using real horses.
Follows a young man named Albert and his horse, Joey, and how their bond is broken when Joey is sold to the cavalry and sent to the trenches of World War One. Despite being too young to enlist, Albert heads to France to save his friend. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1568911/
I loved this film!
A look at what happens when a southern town's unspoken code of rules and behavior is shattered by three courageous women who strike up an unlikely friendship.
Follow the links:http://mycroft-brolly.livejournal.com/101831.htmlhttp://www.imdb.com/title/tt1454029/
Lion King in 3D
One of my favourite Disney films of all time now in glorious 3D.
Tricked into thinking he killed his father, a guilt ridden lion cub flees into exile and abandons his identity as the future King. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0110357/
Another one for the kids and families.
Scottish princess, Merida, defies her parents by persuing an interest in archery, but inadvertently jeopardizes her father's kingdom in the process.http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1217209/
Last, but by no means least,
Friends with Benefits starring Justin Timberlake
I loved this film - it was just what I needed - a lovely rom-com to curl up in front of.
While trying to avoid the clichés of Hollywood romantic comedies, Dylan and Jamie soon discover however that adding the act of sex to their friendship does lead to complications.
Follow the links:http://mycroft-brolly.livejournal.com/101456.htmlhttp://www.imdb.com/title/tt1632708/
Right - That is your lot! Should keep you all busy for quite some time to come!