May 2017 film releases that I want to see

I’ve been checking out up and coming films for May, and even though it is a quiet month for films I fancy watching, here are my favourites ūüôā

The Levelling
UK release date: 12th May 2017

Synopsis: Somerset, October 2014. When Clover Catto (Ellie Kendrick) receives a call telling her that her younger brother Charlie (Joe Blakemore) is dead, she must return to her family farm and face the man she hasn’t spoken to in years: her father Aubrey (David Troughton). (via IMDb)
Stars: Ellie Kendrick, David Troughton, Jack Holden

Away
UK release date: 12th May 2017

Synopsis: A story set in the north English seaside town of Blackpool and centered on two kindred spirits who form an unlikely friendship. (via IMDb)
Stars: Juno Temple, Timothy Spall, Matt Ryan

Colossal
UK release date: 19th May 2017

Synopsis: Gloria is an out-of-work party girl forced to leave her life in NY and move back home. When reports surface that a giant creature is destroying Seoul, she gradually comes to the realization that she is somehow connected to this phenomenon. (via IMDb)
Stars: Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis, Austin Stowell

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April 2017 film releases that I want to see

I’ve been checking out up and coming films, and there are quite a few that I fancy watching ūüôā

Mad To Be Normal
UK release date: 6th April 2017

Synopsis: Mad To Be Normal tells the story of world-renowned Scottish psychiatrist RD Laing and his unique community at Kingsley Hall, East London, during the 1960’s. (via IMDb)
Stars: David Tennant, Elisabeth Moss, Michael Gambon

Table 19
UK release date: 7th April 2017

Synopsis: Eloise, having been relieved of maid of honor duties after being unceremoniously dumped by the best man via text, decides to attend the wedding anyway, only to find herself seated with five fellow unwanted guests at the dreaded Table 19. (via IMDb)
Stars: Anna Kendrick, Lisa Kudrow, Craig Robinson

Unforgettable
UK release date: 21st April 2017

Synopsis: A woman sets out to make life hell for her ex-husband’s new wife. (via IMDb)
Stars: Rosario Dawson, Katherine Heigl, Whitney Cummings

Their Finest
UK release date: 21st April 2017

Synopsis: A British film crew attempts to boost morale during World War II by making a propaganda film after the Blitzkrieg. (via IMDb)
Stars: Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy

Handsome Devil
UK release date: 28th April 2017

Synopsis: Ned and Conor are forced to share a bedroom at their boarding school. The loner and the star athlete at this rugby-mad school form an unlikely friendship until it’s tested by the authorities. (via IMDb)
Stars: Fionn O’Shea, Nicholas Galitzine, Andrew Scott

 

January 2017 film releases that I want to see

I’ve been checking out up and coming films for January 2017, and there are quite a few that I fancy watching ūüôā

A Monster Calls
UK release date: 1st January

Synopsis: A boy seeks the help of a tree monster to cope with his single mom’s terminal illness. (via IMDb)
Stars: Lewis MacDougall, Sigourney Weaver, Felicity Jones, Toby Kebbell, Liam Neeson

Manchester by the Sea
UK release date: 13th January
Synopsis: An uncle is asked to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy’s father dies. (via IMDb)
Stars: Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler

La La Land
UK release date: 13th January
Synopsis: A jazz pianist falls for an aspiring actress in Los Angeles. (via IMDb)
Stars: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Rosemarie DeWitt

Sing
UK release date: 27th January
Synopsis: A koala named Buster Moon has one final chance to restore his theater to its former glory by producing the world’s greatest singing competition. (via IMDb)
Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane,  Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Taron Egerton, Tori Kelly, Jennifer Saunders, Jennifer Hudson

Further Ed
UK release date: 30th January
Synopsis: A young, vibrant, character driven comedy set against the backdrop of a British University. Two students decide to make their own unique brand of L.S.D to pay of their tuition fees, and ultimately try and stay in school. (via IMDb)
Stars: George Webster, David Fricker, Zoe Croft

 

October 2016 film releases that I want to see

Happy October!

I’ve been checking out the up and coming film releases for this month and there are quite a few that I fancy watching ūüôā

Gridiron
UK release date: 3rd October 2016

Synopsis: Based on a true story in 1985. Derek is a dreamer and a loser. No matter how hard he tries he fails at everything he attempts. Determined to show the world he can succeed at something he forms an American Football team in a country dominated by Soccer, Rugby, Cricket and Fish & Chips. His desire to succeed consumes his life and he is blind to see that his success will lead to him losing everything. (via IMDb)
Stars: Michael Dixon, Andrew Harwood Mills, Dorsey Levens

Storks
UK release date: 14th October 2016
Synopsis: Storks have moved on from delivering babies to packages. But when an order for a baby appears, the best delivery stork must scramble to fix the error by delivering the baby. (via IMDb)
Stars: Andy Samberg, Katie Crown, Kelsey Grammer

American Honey
UK release date: 14th October 2016
Synopsis: A teenage girl with nothing to lose joins a traveling magazine sales crew, and gets caught up in a whirlwind of hard partying, law bending and young love as she criss-crosses the Midwest with a band of misfits. (via IMDb)
Stars: Sasha Lane, Shia LaBeouf, Riley Keough

One Crazy Thing
UK release date: 18th October 2016
Synopsis: Jay is a former daytime TV star whose life has hit rock bottom until he meets his dream girl. Hannah is bright, beautiful and hates modern life. There’s just one problem. How does Jay tell Hannah about the leaked sex tape which made him an internet sensation? (via IMDb)
Stars: Ray Panthaki, Daisy Bevan, Dan Renton Skinner

Trolls
UK release date: 21st October 2016
Synopsis: This holiday season, enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls, with a constant song on their lips, and the comically pessimistic Bergens, who are only happy when they have trolls in their stomach. (via IMDb)
Stars: Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Russell Brand, James Corden, Kunal Nayyar,  Gwen Stefani

Keeping Up with the Joneses
UK release date: 28th October 2016
Synopsis: A suburban couple becomes embroiled in an international espionage plot when they discover that their seemingly perfect new neighbors are government spies. (via IMDb)
Stars: Gal Gadot, Isla Fisher, Zach Galifianakis, Jon Hamm

Burn Burn Burn
UK release date: 28th October 2016
Synopsis: Following the death of their friend, two girls in their late twenties embark on a road trip to spread his ashes. Seph and Alex take turns driving. Dan is in the glove compartment, in tupperware, decreasing in volume as the trip progresses. (via IMDb)
Stars: Laura Carmichael, Chloe Pirrie, Jack Farthing, Joe Dempsie, Sally Phillips

Ethel & Ernest
UK release date: 28th October 2016
Synopsis: This hand drawn animated film, based on the award winning graphic novel by Raymond Briggs, is an intimate and affectionate depiction of the life and times of his parents, two ordinary Londoners living through extraordinary events. (via IMDb)
Stars: Jim Broadbent, Brenda Blethyn, Luke Treadaway, Pam Ferris

The Comedian’s Guide to Survival
UK release date: 28th October 2016
Synopsis: One man’s journey around the world to discover the secret of comedy. (via IMDb)
Stars: James Buckley, Paul Kaye, Tim McInnerny, Jimmy Carr

 

Film Review: To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar (1995)

To Wong FooStarring: Wesley Snipes, Patrick Swayze and John Leguizamo
IMDb synopsis: Three drag queens travel cross-country until their car breaks down, leaving them stranded in a small town.
(Source: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0114682/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1)

My verdict: I had never watched To Wong Foo, and Michelle knows how much I love The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, as outlined in my last review, so she decided to show me it. I really loved it! It’s still sad to see Patrick Swayze on screen, such an amazing talent, taken too early. Having grown up watching Dirty Dancing more times than is healthy as a teenage girl, Patrick Swayze will always hold a special place in my heart. He is fabulous in To Wong Foo, as the stunning drag queen¬†Vida Boheme. Vida ties in first place in the “Drag Queen Of New York” contest with¬†Noxeema Jackson (Wesley Snipes), and together they journey to Hollywood to take part in the “Miss Drag Queen of America Pageant”.¬†“Drag princess” Chi-Chi Rodriguez (John Leguizamo) tags along, though disaster befalls them and their car breaks down, eventually leaving them stranded in the¬†small town of Snydersville. The rest of the film documents their time in¬†Snydersville, which is sadly inhabited by a small bunch of locals who don’t take too kindly to Vida, Noxie and Chi-Chi. Will they make it Hollywood in time? You’ll have to watch!

Rating: 5 glittery ballgowns out of 5

March 2016 film releases that I want to see

I’ve been checking out up and coming films, and there are quite a few that I fancy watching ūüôā

Hail, Caesar!
UK release date: 4th March 2016

Synopsis: A Hollywood fixer in the 1950s works to keep the studio’s stars in line. (via IMDb)
Stars: Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich, Ralph Fiennes, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, Frances McDormand, Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill

The Choice
UK release date: 4th March 2016

Synopsis: Travis and Gabby first meet as neighbors in a small coastal town and wind up in a relationship that is tested by life’s most defining events. (via IMDb)
Stars: Benjamin Walker, Teresa Palmer, Alexandra Daddario

Time Out Of Mind
UK release date: 4th March 2016

Synopsis: George seeks refuge at Bellevue Hospital, a Manhattan intake center for homeless men, where his friendship with a fellow client helps him try to repair his relationship with his estranged daughter. (via IMDb)
Stars: Richard Gere, Ben Vereen, Jena Malone

Anomalisa
UK release date: 11th March 2016
Synopsis: A man crippled by the mundanity of his life experiences something out of the ordinary. (via IMDb)

Stars: David Thewlis, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tom Noonan

Rock The Kasbah
UK release date: 18th March 2016
Synopsis: A down-on-his-luck music manager discovers a teenage girl with an extraordinary voice while on a music tour in Afghanistan and takes her to Kabul to compete on the popular television show, Afghan Star. (via IMDb)

Stars: Bill Murray, Leem Lubany, Zooey Deschanel, Kate Hudson, Danny McBride

Zootopia
UK release date: 25th March 2016
Synopsis: In a city of anthropomorphic animals, a fugitive con artist fox and a rookie bunny cop must work together to uncover a conspiracy. (via IMDb)

Stars: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba

Welcome to Me
UK release date: 25th March 2016
Synopsis: When Alice Klieg wins the Mega-Millions lottery, she immediately quits her psychiatric meds and buys her own talk show. (via IMDb)

Stars: Kristen Wiig, James Marsden, Linda Cardellini

February 2016 film releases that I want to see

I’ve been checking out up and coming films, and there are quite a few that I fancy watching ūüôā

Trumbo
UK release date: 5th February 2016
Synopsis: In 1947, Dalton Trumbo was Hollywood’s top screenwriter, until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs. (via IMDb)
Stars: Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane, Helen Mirren

Dad’s Army
UK release date: 5th February 2016

Synopsis: The Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard platoon deal with a visiting female journalist and a German spy as World War II draws to its conclusion. (via IMDb)
Stars:  Catherine Zeta-Jones, Bill Nighy, Michael Gambon, Mark Gatiss, Toby Jones, Tom Courtenay, Blake Harrison, Bill Paterson, Daniel Mays

I Saw The Light
UK release date: 5th February 2016

Synopsis: The story of the country-western singer Hank Williams, who in his brief life created one of the greatest bodies of work in American music. The film chronicles his rise to fame and its tragic effect on his health and personal life. (via IMDb)
Stars: Elizabeth Olsen, Tom Hiddleston, David Krumholtz

Rams
UK release date: 5th February 2016
Synopsis: In a remote Icelandic farming valley, two brothers who haven’t spoken in 40 years have to come together in order to save what’s dearest to them – their sheep. (via IMDb)

Stars: Sigur√įur Sigurj√≥nsson, Theod√≥r J√ļl√≠usson, Charlotte B√łving

Deadpool
UK release date: 10th February 2016
Synopsis: A former Special Forces operative turned mercenary is subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopting the alter ego Deadpool. (via IMDb)

Stars: Morena Baccarin, Ryan Reynolds, Gina Carano

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
UK release date: 11th February 2016
Synopsis: Jane Austen’s classic tale of the tangled relationships between lovers from different social classes in 19th century England is faced with a new challenge — an army of undead zombies. (via IMDb)

Stars: Lily James, Lena Headey, Douglas Booth

Oddball and the Penguins
UK release date: 12th February 2016
Synopsis: An eccentric chicken farmer, with the help of his granddaughter, trains his mischievous dog Oddball to protect a penguin sanctuary from fox attacks in an attempt to reunite his family and save their seaside town. (via IMDb)

Stars: Alan Tudyk, Sarah Snook, Coco Jack Gillies

Lost in the Sun
UK release date: 18th February 2016
Synopsis: The story of John, a small time crook, who finds an unlikely accomplice in Louis, a newly-orphaned teenage boy. As their open-road adventure progresses and John drags the kid on a string of robberies, the pair forge an unexpected and powerful bond. (via IMDb)

Stars: Josh Duhamel, Josh Wiggins, Lynn Collins

How to Be Single
UK release date: 19th February 2016
Synopsis: New York City is full of lonely hearts seeking the right match, and what Alice, Robin, Lucy, Meg, Tom and David all have in common is the need to learn how to be single in a world filled with ever-evolving definitions of love. (via IMDb)
Stars: Dakota Johnson, Rebel Wilson, Leslie Mann

Secret in Their Eyes
UK release date: 26th February 2016
Synopsis: A tight-knit team of rising investigators, along with their supervisor, is suddenly torn apart when they discover that one of their own teenage daughters has been brutally murdered. (via IMDb)
Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Nicole Kidman, Julia Roberts

The Benefactor
UK release date: 29th February 2016
Synopsis: A philanthropist meddles in the lives of newly-married couples in an attempt to relive his past. (via IMDb)
Stars: Richard Gere, Dakota Fanning, Theo James

Film Review: The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)

Priscilla
Starring
: Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce, Terence Stamp, Bill Hunter

IMDb synopsis: Two drag queens and a transsexual travel across the desert to perform their unique style of cabaret.
(Source: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109045/?ref_=fn_al_tt_2)

My verdict:¬†This is one of my all-time favourite films ever! I loved watching Guy Pearce in Australian daytime TV when I was at school; first as¬†Mike Young in Neighbours (from¬†1986 to 1989) and then as¬†David Croft in Home and Away (1991 to 1992). He’s such a great actor and he is hilarious in Priscilla.

Hugo Weaving plays “Tick” who lives in Sydney and gets offered a job performing his drag act as ‘Mitzi Del Bra’ in a hotel for a friend in a remote town called Alice Springs. His two friends, transgender¬†Bernadette Bassinger (Terence Stamp) and hyperactive¬†Adam Whitely (Guy Pearce) come along for the journey aboard their bus, which¬†Adam names “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert”. The journey doesn’t go as smoothly as it should, with all kinds of disasters befalling them. Along the way, they meet¬†Bob, a middle-aged mechanic (hilariously played by the wonderful¬†Bill Hunter, who I also loved in Muriel’s Wedding and Strictly Ballroom), who tags along for the ride after a showdown with his wife¬†Cynthia.

I don’t want to give too much away, but if you haven’t seen this, it’s a must! There are plenty of fabulous outfits, ABBA songs, dance routines and even some ping pong balls.

Upcoming films on TV: week commencing Monday 8th February 2016

These are my pick of great films coming up on TV this week:

Field of Dreams (1989)
Synopsis: Ray Kinsella, an unfulfilled Iowa farmer, hears a mysterious voice that inspires him to build a baseball field on his land, to the consternation of his family and neighbours. But when the ghost of his late father’s hero – disgraced player “Shoeless” Joe Jackson – appears, Ray embarks on a magical journey of discovery. Fantasy.
Starring: Kevin Costner, Amy Madigan and Ray Liotta
Channel: Film4
When can I watch? Monday 8th February 6:55 pm to 9:00 pm

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1993)
Synopsis: Eccentric investigator Ace Ventura is hired to discover who is behind the mysterious kidnapping of the Miami Dolphins football team mascot, a dolphin called Snowflake, just a week before the Super Bowl. Comedy.
Starring: Jim Carrey, Courteney Cox and Sean Young
Channel: 5*
When can I watch? Monday 8th February 9:00 pm to 10:50 pm

Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008)

Synopsis: Things get desperate for lifelong friends and flatmates Zack and Miri when neither has the money to pay the rent. They need cash fast, but is shooting and marketing their own adult movie the best way to get rich? Romantic comedy.
Starring: Seth Rogen and Elizabeth Banks
Channel: 5*
When can I watch? Wednesday 10th February 11:35 pm to 1:45 am

(500) Days of Summer (2009)

Synopsis: When new girl Summer Finn starts work in his office, it’s love at first sight for Tom Hansen. But is their relationship doomed because of Summer’s belief that real life always gets in the way of true love? Romantic comedy.
Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel
Channel: Channel 4
When can I watch? Thursday 11th February 1:05 am to 2:45 am

GoldenEye (1995)
Synopsis: When a Russian general and his beautiful accomplice steal a deadly weapon called the GoldenEye from a base in Siberia, secret agent James Bond sets out to apprehend the villains before their lethal acquisition is put to use. Spy adventure.
Starring: Pierce Brosnan and Sean Bean
Channel: ITV4
When can I watch? Thursday 11th February 9:00 pm to 11:40 pm

Chocolat (2000)
Synopsis: The pious inhabitants of a small French village are angered when Vianne Rocher arrives and opens a chocolate shop – during Lent. But Vianne and her confectionery have an attraction that is hard to resist. Romantic comedy.
Starring: Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp
Channel: Film4
When can I watch? Friday 12th February 6:40 pm to 9:00 pm

Con Air (1997)
Synopsis: Finally paroled after eight years in prison for manslaughter, Cameron Poe heads home on the “Jailbird”, a convict transport plane that contains some of America’s most dangerous criminals. But there are nefarious plans afoot… Action thriller.
Starring: Nicolas Cage, John Cusack and John Malkovich
Channel: 5*
When can I watch? Friday 12th February 9:00 pm to 11:20 pm

Bugsy Malone (1976)
Synopsis: New York, 1929: in a world of would-be hoodlums, showgirls and dreamers, where you never see an adult, gangster Fat Sam’s operations are being “splurged” by Dandy Dan’s new weapon. To thwart his foe, Sam enlists the help of tough guy Bugsy Malone. Spoof gangster musical.
Starring: Scott Baio and Jodie Foster
Channel: Film4
When can I watch? Saturday 13th February 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Step Up 2: The Streets (2008)
Synopsis: Andie is accepted into the prestigious Maryland School of the Arts, but drifts apart from her friends in the 410, the crew she danced with on the streets of Baltimore. So when she and fellow student Chase learn of a street-dancing contest, they decide to form their own outfit. Romantic dance drama.
Starring: Briana Evigan and Robert Hoffman
Channel: Film4
When can I watch? Saturday 13th February 1:00 pm to 3:05 pm

The Princess Bride (1987)
Synopsis: A farm boy falls in love with his beautiful employer and, in order to marry her, sets off for foreign parts to seek his fortune. Fantasy adventure.
Starring: Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin and Chris Sarandon
Channel: 5*
When can I watch? Saturday 13th February 3:05 pm to 5:10 pm

Despicable Me (2010)
Synopsis: Behind the seemingly tranquil façade of small-town America, super-criminal Gru plots his biggest heist yet: to steal the Moon. But an encounter with orphan sisters Margo, Edith and Agnes proves that even the most dastardly villain has a soft centre. Animated comedy.
Starring: Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Kristen Wiig and Miranda Cosgrove
Channel: ITV2
When can I watch? Saturday 13th February 5:10 pm to 7:00 pm

Magic Mike (2012)
Synopsis: A 30-something male stripper rethinks his lifestyle while mentoring the new kid on the block and there is added impetus when the girl he likes won’t take him seriously as boyfriend material. Comedy drama.
Starring: Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Matthew McConaughey, Cody Horn and Olivia Munn
Channel: E4
When can I watch? Saturday 13th February 9:00 pm to 11:15 pm

Meet The Parents (2000)
Synopsis: Male nurse Greg Focker wants to propose to his girlfriend Pam, but decides to ask the permission of her old-fashioned father, Jack, a former CIA agent. Greg plans to do this while visiting for Pam’s sister’s wedding, but Jack’s overprotectiveness spells trouble for the accident-prone nurse. Comedy.
Starring: Robert De Niro and Ben Stiller
Channel: BBC One
When can I watch? Saturday 13th February 11:55 pm to 1:40 am

Legally Blonde (2001)
Synopsis: Valley girl Elle’s life will be perfect with a marriage proposal from her boyfriend Warner before he leaves for university. But Warner’s worried that Elle’s frivolity will damage his political ambitions and ends the relationship. Determined to prove there’s more to her than hair and make-up, the blonde bombshell follows Warner to Harvard. Comedy.
Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Luke Wilson and Selma Blair
Channel: ITV2
When can I watch? Sunday 14th February 4:15 pm to 6:15 pm

What A Girl Wants (2003)
Synopsis: Determined teenager Daphne Reynolds leaves behind her single mother in New York and travels to England in the hope of meeting the English father that she never knew. But the arrival of a gauche, unknown daughter is more than an irritation in the busy life of Lord Henry Dashwood… Comedy.
Starring: Amanda Bynes, Colin Firth and Kelly Preston
Channel: Channel 5
When can I watch? Sunday 14th February 5:20 pm to 7:25 pm

Along Came Polly (2004)
Synopsis: Insurance company risk assessor Reuben Feffer’s apparently perfect life takes a nose-dive when his new wife cheats on him during their honeymoon. Broken-hearted, he meets up with old school friend Polly Prince and romance ensues. But Polly’s blas√© attitude to life causes problems for overly cautious Reuben. Romantic comedy.
Starring: Ben Stiller, Jennifer Aniston, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Debra Messing and Hank Azaria
Channel: ITV2
When can I watch? Sunday 14th February 7:15 pm to 9:00 pm

Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)
Synopsis: When Peter is dumped by his actress girlfriend Sarah he goes on holiday to try to mend his broken heart. But his peace is shattered when he discovers that Sarah and her new boyfriend, rock star Aldous Snow, are staying in the same hotel. Romantic comedy.
Starring: Jason Segel, Kristen Bell, Russell Brand and Mila Kunis.
Channel: ITV2
When can I watch? Sunday 14th February 11:00 pm to 1:05 am

While You Were Sleeping (1995)
Synopsis: A young woman working on the Chicago subway saves the life of a handsome commuter and masquerades as his girlfriend while he lies in a coma. Though she is accepted by most of the man’s family, his brother’s suspicions are aroused. Romantic comedy.
Starring: Sandra Bullock and Bill Pullman
Channel: BBC One
When can I watch? Sunday 14th February 11:30 pm to 1:05 am

All information taken from http://www.radiotimes.com/tv/tv-listings

January 2016 film releases that I want to see

I’ve been checking out up and coming films, and there are quite a few that I fancy watching ūüôā

The Hateful Eight
UK release date: 8th January 2016

Synopsis: In the dead of a Wyoming winter, a bounty hunter and his prisoner find shelter in a cabin currently inhabited by a collection of nefarious characters (via IMDb)
Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh

Room
UK release date: 15th January 2016

Synopsis: After five-year-old Jack and his mother escape from the enclosed surroundings that Jack has known his entire life, the boy makes a thrilling discovery (via IMDb)
Stars: Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Sean Bridgers

Breakdown
UK release date: 15th January 2016

Synopsis: A professional contract killer, haunted by visions of his violent past, spirals out of control. His work compromised as he reaches breaking point, he is forced to defend his family from his ruthless employers (via IMDb)
Stars: Craig Fairbrass, Emmett J Scanlan, James Cosmo

The 5th Wave
UK release date: 22nd January 2016
Synopsis: Four waves of increasingly deadly alien attacks have left most of Earth decimated. Cassie is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother (via IMDb)

Stars: Chlo√ę Grace Moretz, Maika Monroe, Liev Schreiber

These Final Hours
UK release date: 22 January 2016
Synopsis: A self-obsessed young man makes his way to the party-to-end-all-parties on the last day on Earth, but ends up saving the life of a little girl searching for her father. Their relationship ultimately leads him on the path to redemption (via IMDb)

Stars: Jessica De Gouw, Nathan Phillips, David Field

Dirty Grandpa
UK release date: 25th January 2016
Synopsis: Right before his wedding, an uptight guy is tricked into driving his grandfather, a perverted former Army general, to Florida for spring break (via IMDb)

Stars: Robert De Niro, Zac Efron, Julianne Hough, Zoey Deutch

Lazer Team
UK release date: 27th January 2016
Synopsis: Residents of earth receive a coded message from outer space telling them that they are not alone and the galaxy is a dangerous place (via IMDb)

Stars: Irina Voronina, Alan Ritchson, Alexandria DeBerry

Youth
UK release date: 29th January 2016
Synopsis: A retired orchestra conductor is on holiday with his daughter and his film director best friend in the Alps when he receives an invitation from Queen Elizabeth II to perform for Prince Philip’s birthday (via IMDb)

Stars: Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel, Rachel Weisz

The 33
UK release date: 29th January 2016
Synopsis: Based on the real-life event, when a gold and copper mine collapses, it traps 33 miners underground for 69 days (via IMDb)
Stars: Antonio Banderas, Rodrigo Santoro, Juliette Binoche

Backtrack
UK release date: 29th January 2016
Synopsis: Psychologist Peter Bower’s life is thrown into turmoil when he discovers that the patients he has been seeing are ghosts¬†(via IMDb)
Stars: Adrien Brody, Sam Neill, Bruce Spence