This Week’s Cinema Highlights!

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Each week FILMCLUB’s experts in film pick a selection of their favourite cinema releases for young kids to teens, under the age of 18.

Here are the film highlights coming out this week, including Tangled, Get Low, Hereafter and How Do You Know?

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Cert: (PG)

FILMCLUB recommended age Rating: 5+

Running Time: 100 mins

Year Produced: 2010

Director:Nathan Greno; Byron Howard

Cast: Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Donna Murphy, Ron Perlman, M C Gainey, Jeffrey Tambor

Disney sprinkles its animated magic on the classic Grimm’s fairy-tale Rapunzel in this energetic, CGI charmer.

Sassy and fun, the comedy re-working centres on a princess who’s been locked in an evil witch’s tower since infancy. Not only is the now teenage Rapunzel extremely feisty, but she’s also got this incredible, 70 feet of magical, golden hair: twin complications for handsome outlaw Flynn when he stumbles upon the girl’s ‘prison’ and ends up her hostage.

Curious about the outside world, she agrees to let the thief go if he takes her with him. So begins a visually delightful adventure, packed with action, laughs and brilliantly colourful characters, from an over-protective chameleon to a pair of vengeful thugs.

Like this? Try: Sleeping Beauty (1959) (U); Enchanted (U); The Princess and the Frog (2009) (U), The Princess Bride, La Belle Et La Bete (U)


Get Low


Cert: 12

FILMCLUB recommended age rating: 11+

Running Time: 100 mins

Year Produced: 2009

Director: Aaron Schneider

Cast: Robert Duvall, Bill Murray, Sissy Spacek, Lucas Black

This low-key, yet moving drama is based on the folk legend of a 1930s Tennessee hermit who threw a funeral party for himself while he was still alive.

After another old hermit dies Felix Bush, who lives alone deep in the woods, hears the townsfolk telling stories about him, and decides he needs to get the rumours about himself straightened out.

The local funeral home director is happy to act as host to this strange event, seeing it as an opportunity to make a little cash. Things become messy when an old mystery is brought back up, involving local widow Mattie Darrow.

If you’re a fan of actors Robert Duvall and Bill Murray, Get Low provides plenty of opportunities to see them on top form.
Like this? try: Mystic River (2003), Edward Scissorhands (1990), Festen (1998), The Sweet Hereafter (1997), The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)




Cert: 12

FILMCLUB recommended age rating: 14+

Running Time: 129 mins

Year Produced: 2010

Director: Clint Eastwood

Cast: Matt Damon, Cecile De France, Frankie and George McClaren

This tender, slowly unfolding supernatural thriller from famed actor and director Clint Eastwood centres on three people living on different continents who are touched by death in different ways.

George is a blue-collar American worker in flight from his psychic abilities. French journalist Marie has a near-death experience which shakes her reality, and London schoolboy Marcus is desperately in need of answers after losing his twin in an accident.

As they each search for the truth about the hereafter, the film offers a thought-provoking – if occasionally clunky – take on grief.

Like this? try: The Sweet Hereafter (1997), Don’t Look Now (1973), Biutiful (2010), Crash (2004), Ghost (1990)


How Do You Know?


Cert: 12A

FILMCLUB recommended age rating: 14+

Running Time: 121 mins

Year Produced: 2010

Director: James L Brooks


Reese Witherspoon; Paul Rudd; Owen Wilson; Jack Nicholson; Kathryn Hahn; Mark Linn-Baker

The problems of modern life and romance are mined for affectionate laughs in this love triangle comedy from the director of As Good As It Gets.

Witty and entertaining, it sees passionate athlete Lisa thrown into crisis when she’s cut from her sports team. Desperate to feel good about herself again, she starts dating Matty, a narcissistic professional baseball pitcher and notorious womanizer.

But their budding relationship is complicated by Lisa’s unexpected feelings for a guy she meets by chance: sweet-natured businessman George who’s facing prison for an alleged financial crime at his bullying dad’s firm.

With these two chalk-and-cheese charmers now vying for her attentions, it’s up to Lisa to make some tough decisions – something that’s easier said than done.

Like this? try: The Apartment, When Harry Met Sally (1989) (15), Waitress, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Jules Et Jim


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