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Wednesday 18th February 2015

In Cinemas Now


Project Almanac (12A, 2015)

Director: Dean Israelite

Cast: Jonny Weston, Sofia Black-D’Elia, Sam Lerner, Virginia Gardner

When a group of high school boys discover some secret plans for a time machine, they seize the chance to go back in time and relive their teenage years the way they think they should have!

After having some real fun, things start to go seriously wrong, and they boys are soon faced with the challenge of putting right the things they have done that will change the course of their futures forever.

Filmed as though you are there with them, this film has a really interesting story, which might make you think twice about wanting to go back in time!

If you like this, why not try these other great films with similar themes?

Super 8 (12A, 2011), Groundhog Day  (PG, 1993), The Time Machine (PG, 2002), Edge of Tomorrow (12A, 2014)

Out on DVD Now


The Book of Life (U, 2014)

Director: Jorge R. Gutierrez

Cast: Diego Luna, Zoe Saldana, Channing Tatum, Ron Perlman, Ice Cube, Christina Applegate

Hidden in a secret museum exhibition is the Book of Life that contains all the stories from throughout the history of the Mexican people. A mysterious tour guide decides to share one of the stories with a group of students visiting the museum.

Friends Manolo and Joaquin both fall for Maria and when she’s sent away to school, they vow to win her hand in marriage on her return. Watching the action unfold from the realms of the Dead, are the Guardian of the Land of the Remembered, a vibrant world full of happy spirits, and the mischievous Guardian of the Land of the Forgotten, a grey and miserable place.

Taking the children’s lives into their hands, the Guardians make a bet on which boy will succeed in marrying Maria – that’s if she wants to get married to anyone at all!

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If you like this, why not try these other great films with similar themes?

The Nightmare Before Christmas (PG, 1993), Coraline (PG, 2009), ParaNorman (PG, 2012), Rise of the Guardians (PG, 2012) Wreck-it Ralph (PG, 2012)


Dolphin Tale 2 (U, 2014)

Director: Charles Martin Smith

Cast: Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Harry Connick Jnr, Nathan Gamble

A few years have passed since we saw Winter’s incredible true story in which she was given a prosthetic tail in the first Dolphin Tale film.

In this sequel, Winter’s surrogate mother Panama has unfortunately passed away, and due to regulations, she can’t be kept on her own because dolphins live in groups. So the team at Clearwater Marine Hospital need to find a friend for Winter soon, otherwise she’ll be taken away to another aquarium!

Will the team make it in time?

Click here to find out more!

If you like this, why not try these other great films with similar themes?

Dolphin Tale (U, 2011), Whale Rider  (PG, 2002), Free Willy (U, 1993), Flipper (PG, 1996) The Bear (PG, 1988)


Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (PG, 2014)

Director: Miguel Arteta

Cast: Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner, Bella Thorne, Ed Oxenbould

Alexander wakes up with gum in his hair, and things just get worse as the day goes on in this family comedy, based on a children’s book by Judith Viorst.

From lima beans for dinner to teachers who do not understand him, Alexander faces a range of frustrations. And things are not going much better for the rest of his family.

While his brother flunks his driving test spectacularly, his father has an equally unsuccessful time at a job interview, and his baby sibling has possibly swallowed toxic ink.

Alexander is determined that the day will not get the better of them, offering his family the philosophical advice: “You’ve just got to have the bad days so you can love the good days even more.”

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If you like this, why not try these other great films with similar themes?

Arrietty (U, 2010), Freaky Friday (PG, 2003), Honey I Shrunk The Kids (U, 1989), James and the Giant Peach (U, 1996) Where The Wild Things Are (PG, 2009)

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