27th January: Out This Week in Cinemas

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We’ve got a couple of great family films out this week, both with the thumbs up from our Filmclub experts!

A Monster in Paris

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Cert: (U)

Running Time: 88 mins

Year Produced: 2011

Director: Bibo Bergeron

Cast: Vanessa Paradis (voice), Adam Goldberg (voice), Catherine O’Hara (voice), Danny Huston (voice)

The early 20th century was an interesting time in Paris. With a focus on fashion, the Opera Garnier and restaurants such as Maxim’s were the perfect places for the rich to parade their luxurious new clothes and – according to this stylish animation at least – there was also a giant, guitar-playing flea on the loose!

Taking place 1910, this film by Shark Tale director Bibo Bergeron makes great use of its period setting to tell the story of inventor Raoul, his film fan friend Emile and the monster (or is he?) that Raoul’s failed lab experiment has set free. Sweet songs add to the fun.

Like this? Then also try these great films: Ratatouille (2007, U), The Elephant Man, La Belle et La Bete (1946, 12) Beauty and The Beast (1991, 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.

A different type of film, but still packed full of stars!

Chronicle

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Cert: (12A)

Running Time: 83 mins

Year Produced: 2012

Director: Josh Trank

Cast: Dane DeHaan; Alex Russell; Michael B Jordan; Michael Kelly; Ashley Hinshaw; Anna Wood; Rudi Malcolm; Luke Tyler

If you and your mates developed super powers, how would you use them? That’s the question facing three American teens in this low-budget, sci-fi tale, that’s shot in the realistic, ‘found footage’ style of films such as Cloverfield.

After encountering a mysterious, subterranean energy, Andrew, Matt and Steve acquire superhuman abilities, including an extraordinary talent for telekinesis.

Naturally keen to test these new skills, they start performing silly stunts and practical jokes: having a huge laugh as they fling objects at each other and scare unsuspecting strangers.

But the fun sours when their powers grow stronger, and they’re tempted into increasingly destructive behaviour. With things suddenly going hideously wrong, their lives spin completely out of control.

Fascinating Fact: The film’s scriptwriter, Max Landis, is the son of famous horror and comedy director John Landis.

The film was reportedly made on a budget of $15 million – a fraction of the cost of most movies.

Like this? Then also try these great films: The Last Mimzy (2007, PG); Ghost Town (2008, 12); Unbreakable (2000, 12)

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