4th November: 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!

In Time

in-time-2011

Cert: (12)

Running Time: 129 mins

Year Produced: 2011

Director: Andrew Niccol

Cast: Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried, Olivia Wilde, Johnny Galecki

This science fiction thriller envisages a future where time is money – quite literally. The elite of the day have manipulated human DNA to stop people ageing after their 25th birthday.

That somewhat attractive possibility is undercut by the grisly fact that you will die on that anniversary… unless you have money to pay for more time. Whilst the rich can afford to live forever, the rest must work endlessly to earn a few extra months of life.

We explore this world through Will Salas (Timberlake) – a poor young man who inherits a fortune of time and decides to dedicate every second to unbuckling the rigid, firmly enforced system.

It’s a captivating concept with super-slick visuals but can Justin Timberlake pull off an action-hero role?

Like this? Then also try these great films: Minority Report (2002, 12), The Social Network (2010, 12), Source Code (2011, 12)

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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.

Here’s the next…

The Future

the-future-2011

Cert: (12)

Running time: 91 mins

Year produced: 2011

Director: Miranda July

Cast: Miranda July; Hamish Linklater; David Warshofsky; Isabella Acres; Joe Putterlik; Angela Trimbur

Fear of the future kicks off an emotional crisis in this surreal and thoughtful indie drama, that’s partially narrated by a cat named Paw Paw!

The moggy has a terminal illness and requires daily care for as long as he lasts, a responsibility that seriously freaks out the 30-something, Los Angeles couple that have decided to adopt him.

Once they bring Paw Paw home in a month’s time, Sophie and Jason reckon their freedom and youth will be gone. So faced with ‘The End’ they resolve to spend the next 30 days realizing their unfulfilled ambitions; poignantly and amusingly exploring life’s little absurdities in the process.

Fascinating Fact: Writer/director Miranda July used a piece of her own performance art as inspiration for the feature, along with her own emotional concerns about life and the future, following her marriage to a fellow filmmaker.

Miranda July herself provides the squeaky voice of cat Paw Paw.

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