The sublime Bill Murray stars as St Vincent de Van Nuys, an unlikely babysitter in this hysterical, heart-warming comedy about a grouchy war veteran who befriends 12 year old, Oliver (played by Jaeden Lieberher) whose parents have recently divorced. However, St Vincent’s style of babysitting becomes a concern for Oliver’s mum, Maggie (played by the hysterical, Melissa McCarthy of “Bridesmaids” and “The Heat”) when she discovers St Vincent has introduced Oliver to the lifetsyle of race tracks and bars! The directorial debut from Theodore Melfi also stars Naomi Watts as Russian “Lady Of The Night”, Daka and Chris O’Dowd as Oliver’s concerned teacher, Brother Geraghty.
Festive family fun comes in the form of this Christmas comedy caper starring Jim Broadbent, Kit Connor, Ewen Bremner and Jodie Whittaker. The fate of Christmas rests on the shoulders of 9 year old, Tom (Kit Connor) who finds Santa (Jim Broadbent) in his garden shed. Santa has crashed his sleigh and needs the help of Tom and his Dad, Steve (Rafe Spall) to return to Lapland; however, when Santa is arrested for trying to retrieve his beloved reindeer from Battersea Dogs Home, it’s up to Tom and Steve to save the day, but Steve is fresh from prison and isn’t keen to go back . . . Festive family fun!
From the director of “The Last King Of Scotland” comes this tense tale of an underwater treasure hunt. Jude Law plays Captain Robinson, a man who has dedicated his life to submarines, at the cost of both his career and his marriage, who learns that one of Hitler’s U-boats lies at the bottom of the Black Sea, with a $182 million worth of gold bullion inside! Desperate, Captain Robinson assembles a half British, half Russian crew to retrieve the treasure with a agreement to split the proceeds equally, but it isn’t long before the greedy seadogs to realise that the less the crew, the larger their share gets . . . Terrifying tense.
Penguins Of Madagascar
Those crazy penguins we know (and love) from The “Madagascar” film franchise star in their very own, hilarious spin-off. Skipper (Tom McGrath), Kowalski (Chris Miller), Private (Christopher Knights) and Rico (John DiMaggio) are leading a double life as secret agents and have joined forces with North Wind, an elite undercover inter-species task force led by Classified the wolf (voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch) in a bid to outsmart old foe, Dave The Octopus (John Malkovich).
Gremlins @ The GFT, Friday 5th December, 11pm
When an eccentric inventor buys an unusual Christmas present for his son, Christmas chaos ensues for an entire town! Starring Zach Gilligan and Phoebe Cates, this hilarious festive favourite is the perfect anecdote to traditional Crimbo movies! Remember, whatever you do, don’t feed Gizmo after Midnight . . .
The Polar Express @ Cineworld (Renfrew Street), Monday 8th December (Various Show-Times)
Tom Hanks leads in the festive fable about a doubting young boy who boards a magical train to North Pole and Santa Claus’ home on a journey of self-discovery and the power of belief.
“Spectre” will be the 24th James Bond film, scheduled for release in October 2015. Daniel Craig will return as 007 for the fourth time with support from an all star cast, including Christoph Waltz, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw and Rory Kinnear. Singer/Songwriter, Sam Smith is rumoured to be recording the theme song for “Spectre”, but this has yet to be confirmed.