10th February: Out This Week in Cinemas

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Each week we look at the cinema releases for young kids to teens, under the age of 18.

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First up is our Film of the Week:

The Muppets (2012, U)

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Director: James Bobin

Cast: Amy Adams, Jason Segel, Chris Cooper, Bill Cobbs

The Muppets are back! Gary (Jason Segel) and his brother Walter are huge fans of The Muppets and take a trip to Hollywood to visit their heroes. When they discover the historic Muppet Studio building is derelict and due for demolition, the endearing duo begin an unlikely rescue plan – a Muppets-hosted televised fundraiser.  Kermit and the gang are soon reunited one by one, with ever-the-diva Miss Piggy proving hard to convince.

Both the plot and the much-anticipated reboot of the film franchise ask the same question – can the furry friends still produce the same old magic that has entertained so many past-generations? With their signature blend of hearty humour, warm sentiment and musical gold sparkling in abundance here – the answer has to be a resounding yes.

Fascinating Fact: This is the first theatrical Muppets film in 12 years!

Like this? Then also try these great films: The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984, U), The Muppet Movie (1979, U), Labyrinth (1986, U), Singin’ In the Rain (1952, U), 42nd Street (1933, U)

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Each week we look at the cinema releases for young kids to teens, under the age of 18.

Missed a previous week? Then click here for more releases.

Click here for more film news, interviews and updates.

The Woman in Black (2012, 12A)

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Director: James Watkins

Cast: Daniel Radcliffe; Janet McTeer; Ciarán Hinds; Shaun Dooley; Roger Allam; Sophie Stuckey; Alisa Khazanova; Liz White

Prepare for a scare, as actor Daniel Radcliffe tackles a ghostly terror in his first film post Harry Potter.

A tense, gothic horror, based on a popular novel, it sees Radcliffe’s character – widowed 1900s lawyer, Arthur Kipps – sent to a remote English village to handle the affairs of a recently deceased eccentric. But Arthur’s official duty quickly takes a back seat when a series of spine-tingling occurrences makes him realize that his client’s mansion is haunted.

The spirit lost something precious in life and is now so hell-bent on revenge that not even children are safe from her wrath. Handsomely shot and nicely performed, this is a satisfying chiller that combines creepy, old school atmospherics with quick-jump shocks.

Fascinating Fact: Daniel Radcliffe’s screen dad in the Harry Potter series (Adrian Rawlins) played the same character Radcliffe does in this film in an earlier TV version of The Woman in Black.

Like this? Then also try these great films: The Devil’s Backbone (2001, 15); The Innocents (1961, 12); The Mothman Prophecies (2002, 12); The Haunting (1963,12); The Others (2001, 12)

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Casablanca (1942, U)

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Director: Michael Curtiz

Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains, Paul Henreid, Conrad Veidt

To celebrate it’s 70th anniversary Casablanca is being re-released in selected UK cinemas to enable new audiences to see the classic film on the big screen.

Casablanca, Morocco is the place to be in early 1942 – it’s where you just might be able to get hold the papers necessary for safe passage out of Nazi-controlled north Africa to the United States – papers which end up in the safekeeping of gruff American Rick Blaine (played by the legendary Humphrey Bogart), owner of Rick’s Cafe.

One night, a beautiful woman named Ilsa who once broke his heart walks into his bar – so will Rick be able to put aside his feelings to help her (and her husband) escape?

Like this? Then also try these great films: Gaslight (1944, PG), The Third Man (1949,PG), Key Largo (1948, PG)

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