With January, the awards season is now in full swing at your local ODEON cinema & we have two pairs of ODEON tickets to give away!Just leave a comment and tell us which of these you're most looking forward to seeing. Competition closes 23rd of January.
Hacksaw Ridge, La La Land, Jackie and Manchester By The Sea are all heavy favourites for this year's Oscars, but there's also broader choices like xXx 3: The Return of Xander Cage and Sing in there as well.
Here's a rundown of everything coming to your local ODEON cinema this January.
Live By Night
Based on the novel by Dennis Lehane, Ben Affleck directs and stars in this period gangster film about the prodigal son of a Boston police captain who moves to Florida and begins a bootlegging operation with a number of well-known gangsters. Featuring an all-star cast that includes Brendan Gleeson, Sienna Miller and Zoe Saldana, Live By Night is Affleck's third venture into the crime genre.
La La Land
Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone star in the second film by Whiplash director Damien Chazelle. Seb (Gosling) is a struggling musician who's trying to open his own jazz club in Los Angeles whilst Mia (Stone) is an aspiring actress who's going nowhere. However, when the two meet, their dreams begin to come together and their relationship blossoms over the course of a year in Los Angeles. One part romance, one part musical, La La Land is an ode to old-school Hollywood that's received huge praise and is tipped for huge success at this year's Oscars.
Manchester By The Sea
Casey Affleck stars in this affecting drama about an emotionally damaged janitor who's forced to return to his hometown following the death of his brother. Whilst attending to the funeral arrangements, he's shocked to learn that his brother has named him legal guardian over his nephew, played by Lucas Hedges.
Underworld: Blood Wars
Kate Beckinsale returns for the sixth Underworld film, this time squaring off against Charles Dance and Theo James as she attempts to keep her daughter safe from both the Lycans and Vampires.
Natalie Portman stars in this affecting biopic about the days and weeks after the death of JFK, as told through the eyes of Jackie Kennedy. Directed by Pablo Larrain, Jackie features both incredible cinematography and one of Portman's best performances as Jackie Kennedy.
M. Night Shyamalan directs James McAvoy in this disturbing horror-thriller about a young man with 23 distinct personalities. Having kidnapped three young girls, they must work together to see if one of the distinct personalities in their captor can help them escape before the 24th personality - the most dangerous one - surfaces.
xXx 3: The Return of Xander Cage
Vin Diesel reprises his role as Xander Cage, the extreme athlete-turned-spy. Coming out of his self-imposed exile, Xander Cage races against the clock to recover Pandora's Box, a weapon of mass destruction that the villainous Xiang, played by Rogue One's Donnie Yen, is trying to get his hands on.
Based on the true story of Saroo Brierly, Dev Patel plays a young Indian man who has been adopted by Australian parents and attempts to reconnect with his biological parents in India by locating them via Google Maps. This drama also stars Nicole Kidman and David Wenham as Saroo's adoptive parents and Rooney Mara as his girlfriend, Lucy.
Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson and Seth MacFarlane star in this animated musical comedy about a talking koala bear's plan to relaunch his struggling theatre with a singing competition. Drawing in contestants from all walks of life - including a mountain gorilla's who being forced into a life of crime, and a mother of twenty-four piglets - all of them have to find their voice and sing if they want to a cool $100,000 prize.
Renton, Sick Boy, Begbie, Spud and the rest of the gang from Trainspotting are back in this long-awaited sequel set twenty years after the original. Now living a clean life in Amsterdam, Renton returns to Scotland to make amends with Spud and Sick Boy whilst avoiding Begbie, who's recently been released from prison and is on the warpath looking for Renton.
Andrew Garfield stars in Mel Gibson's epic war movie about the first conscientious objector to receive a Medal of Honour. Garfield plays Desmond Doss, a Seventh Day Adventist who refuses to take up arms during World War II and instead enlists as a Combat Medic.
Rachel Weisz, Timothy Spall and Tom Wilkinson star in this true-life story based on the legal trial between historians David Irving (Spall) and Deborah Lipstadt (Weisz), who was sued by Irving for trying to portray him as a Holocaust denier. The story is an incredible one and became a landmark case in libel law in the United Kingdom, all of which is faithfully told here.
This Competition is now closed. Congratulations to our winners Mattthew345 & Niamh35