17th 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:

Film of The Week: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (12A)

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Director: Stephen Daldry

Cast: Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Thomas Horn, Max von Sydow

This is a film version of a book, which attempts to deal with the sadness of the 9/11 attacks on the US World Trade Centre.

Oskar is a lonely but talented 11-year-old who it’s thought may have Asperger’s. After his father dies in a collapsing tower, Oskar discovers a key in an envelope labelled “Black” in his dad’s things.

Knowing his dad’s love for explorer games, he is sure a message has been left hidden somewhere in New York, and begins a journey to find whatever his has been left for him.

This film contains some brilliant acting performances from superstars like Tom Hanks (who you might recognise as the voice of Woody from Toy Story), but even though it’s an enjoyable family film it’s perhaps not one for the under 10’s.

Like this? Then also try these great films: The Hours (2002, 12), The Wizard of Oz (1939, U), Alice in Wonderland (1951, 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: Brian Taylor, Mark Neveldine

Cast: Nicolas Cage, Violante Placido, Ciarán Hinds, Johnny Whitworth, Christopher Lambert, Idris Elba

Nicolas Cage is back in a new film based on the comic book series Ghost Rider.

In this latest adventure, Johnny Blaze hides out in Eastern Europe, he is called upon to stop the devil, who is trying to take human form.

Whilst we love the comic book, this latest film fails just like the first. Supposedly Nicolas Cage is a massive fan of the comics so it’s a real shame that this film can’t do it justice.

Watch our in particular for some very dodgy graphics!

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