The weekend is almost upon us and it's the perfect time to take a look at what's on in the cinema this week.
First up is Rise of the Guardians. Jack Frost (Chris Pine) is havin the craic. He's been doling out the snow days and starting snowball fights across the globe but there's one big problem; nobody believes he exists. The Guardians don't have to worry about things like that. Santa (Alec Baldwin), the Tooth Fairy (Isla Fisher), the Easter Bunny (Hugh Jackman) and the silent Sandman all draw their power from the children's belief in them. But Boogeyman Pitch (Jude Law) wants to steal it for himself, so the Guardians enlist Jack and combine forces in an effort to defeat the Boogeyman before he replaces all hope on Earth with fear. It's the perfect film for a lazy Sunday afternoon in the cinema! Rory loved it and even we loved it enough to dedicate a whole Movie Show to it. Watch it and you could win a Rise of the Guardians goodie bag!
Speaking of films we had Great Expectations about, the remake of the Dickens classic has finally arrived. Helena Bonham Carter stars as the infamous Miss Havisham who hardens Estella's (Holliday Grainger) heart and takes orphaned Pip (Jeremy Irvine) under her wing. With a star studded cast featuring Ralph Fiennes, Robbie Coltrane and Jason Flemyng, this lavish adaptation screams pure indulgence. Four Weddings and a Funeral director Mike Newell is at the helm so we've got a feeling this one could be a hit.
Those murderous Sightseers are also coming to a cinema near you this weekend. Tina (Alice Lowe) and Chris (Steve Oram) have been going out for a few months and decide to head off on a camping trip to see the sights and engage in a serial killing streak along the way. We hear that this one is so bizarre that it's actually brilliant: Check out Gav's review or listen in to his chat with Director Ben Wheatley and writer/actor Oram to get the latest on the film.
Death of A Superhero is a little more subdued. Fifteen-year-old artist Donald (Thomas Brodie-Sangster) is dying of cancer and no one knows exactly how long he's got to live. Obsessed with thoughts of suicide Donald retreats into a fantasy world where he's a superhero battling the evil Glove and his army of scantily clad women. As he succumbs to depression, help arrives in the shape of his 'death specialist' psychiatrist Dr. King (Andy Serkis) and Shelly (Aisling Loftus), the saucy new girl at school who surprisingly gives him the glad eye. This little film seems to have a lot of heart and Gav thinks it would be well worth catching over the weekend!
If you're a Clint Eastwood fan then you won't want to miss Trouble With the Curve. Eastwood stars as Gus Lobel, one of the best scouts in baseball for decades whose age is starting to catch up with him.The one person who might be able to help is his daughter, Mickey (Amy Adams), an associate at a high-powered Atlanta law firm whose drive and ambition has put her on the fast track to becoming a partner. The two have never been close but Mickey decides to join him on his latest scouting trip to North Carolina, jeopardizing her own career to save his. There's even a dose of Trousersnake Timberlake for the ladies. Gav wasn't overly impressed but you might be!
If there's one you can't miss then it's got to be Danish drama The Hunt. Casino Royale villain Mads Mikkelson stars as a lonely Primary School teacher whose life is turned upside down by one horrific lie. Rory thinks Mikkelson's put himself in the running for an Oscar with this role and you can check out his review of the film right here.
Finally, if you're in the mood for a bit of a thriller Alex Cross might be right up your street. Morgan Freeman played the African-American detective in Kiss The Girls and Along Came a Spider but this time round American actor Tyler Perry takes on the role. He's on the trail of a serial killer whose played by an oddly fit and healthy looking Matthew Fox. Mayhem ensues, you get the picture!