Spaceships, Monsters And Disapproving Parents! What’s On At London Cinemas This Week

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This week has been a good ‘un for film fanatics, with the release of some massive movies featuring some big name slebs (shout out to Jennifer Lawrence, Will Smith, James Franco, etc). There’s a bit of soppy love stuff, some really emotional serious stuff and some ridiculous ‘dad doesn’t like daughter’s rich boyfriend’ stuff. So go ahead and feast your eyes (and don’t forget, if you download Fever you can get cinema tickets for £7.50).

 

Passengers

As the Avalon, a spaceship making a 120 year voyage to another planet, is on course, two passengers wake up from hibernation juuuust a little too soon (90 years, nbd). They’re the only ones who are awake on the ship, and they can’t seem to figure out a way to fix it… but they soon realise that something is very seriously wrong with the ship. Oh and of course they fall in love, but that’s hardly a spoiler…

6.8/10 IMDb

 

Collateral Beauty

With an all-star cast comes ‘Collateral Beauty’, the story of a New York advertising executive (Will Smith) who is trying desperately to recover from his child’s death by writing letters to Love, Time and Death. Obviously not expecting any responses, he is surprised to bump into them all in totally random circumstances. Very Christmas Carol-esque, eh?

5.9/10 IMDb

 

Why Him?

He’s everyone’s favourite Breaking Bad star, except he’s now playing an overprotective father who isn’t too keen on his daughter’s choice of boyfriend. Get ready for a hysterical battle between Bryan Cranston and James Franco, directed by the bloke behind ‘I Love You, Man’.

6.2/10 IMDb

 

Monster Trucks

From the director of ‘Ice Age’, ‘Monster Trucks’ tells the story of Tripp, a lad with a passion for building Monster Trucks from pieces of junk. In an unsurprising twist, Tripp finds a monster in his truck and it brings all sorts of excitement.

7.0/10 IMDb

 

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Featuring the fabulous Felicity Jones, Rogue One follows the unlikely story of The Rebel Alliance, who make the risky decision to steal the plans to the Death Star. A must see for Star Wars fans (and others alike)!

8.2/10 IMDb

 

Moana

A thrill seeking teenager sets sail on a daring mission to save her people. She meets the once-mighty demigod Maui, who guides her in her expedition to set things right and discover the secrets of her ancestors. They sail across the open ocean together on an action-packed voyage, encountering gigantic monsters and impossible odds. 

8.1/10 IMDb

 

Uncle Howard

Uncle Howard documents the wonderful yet tragically short life of filmmaker Howard Brookner from the perspective of his nephew Aaron. Through discussions with friends and family, Aaron explores the vibrant gay scene in downtown New York in the late 70s and 80s, where his uncle had once lived and frequented. The indie film, which shows us a fascinating insight into the filmmaker’s life, features lost footage and imagery of William S. Burroughs, Spike Lee, Madonna, Patti Smith, Andy Warhol, amongst many others.

7.1/10 IMDb 

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