The Babadook

Never has children’s literature been so scary! The directorial debut from Jennifer Kent tells the terrifying tale of Amelia (played by Essie Davis) who is raising her son, Samuel (Noah Wiseman) on her own following the tragic death of her husband 6 years ago. The mysterious appearance of a pop-up book, “Mr Babadook” in Samuel’s bedroom finds the pair inadvertantly inviting a sinister guest into their home . . . “You can’t get rid of the Babadook”. The perfect scare for Halloween!

Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Disney’s adaptation of Judith Viorst’s best-selling book stars Jennifer Garner (as Mum, Kelly) and Steve Carrell (as Dad, Ben). This mad-cap family comedy is a day in the life of 11-year old, Alexander (played by Ed Oxenbould); a young kid who has misfortune on side when he starts the day with getting gum stuck in his hair, and it only gets worse . . . 

Love, Rosie

Best-selling novelist, Ceceila Ahern’s works get the silver screen treatment for the second time when, “Love, Rosie” hits cinemas this weekend; following 2007’s “P.S I Love You” starring Hilary Swank and Gerard Butler. Based on Ahern’s international bestseller, “Where Rainbows End”, “Love, Rosie” follows the friendship of Rosie and Alex; two childhood friends who decide to trade England for Boston to study and live together, until fate intervenes. A comedy/drama that proves you can’t plan life, and destined to be cherished by fans of Ahern’s heart-warming novel.

Catch A Classic

Highlander @ GFT, Thursday 30th October 2014, 8.15pm

1986 cult classic, “Highlander” gets an airing at The GFT this week; starring Sean Connery and Christopher Lambert, this action, fantasy film depicts age-old battles between immortals in the Scottish Highlands, accompanied by a stunning soundtrack by Queen.

Movie News

Director/Screenwriter, Adam McKay has made the day of fans of of gross, slapstick comedies everywhere when he confirmed this week that “Stepbrother 2″ IS happening. A sequel to the 2008 original was initially planned before the release of “Anchorman 2” , but was shelved for later. McKay and “Stepbrothers” stars, Will Ferrell and John C Reilly are all keen to get the ball rolling, but Mckay has said he doesn’t want to be a Director who “runs out of ideas” and just puts out sequels, so fans may have to be VERY patient.

 

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