25 Dec 2009

January 2010: A Busy Month For Cinema

With this year coming to a close, its worth taking note of what cinematic delights are in line for January, before you spend the last of your December pay on late xmas presents and New Year partying.

January 8th

The Road:

Director: John Hillcoat (The Proposition)
Writers: Cormac McCarthy (Novel) Joe Penhall (Script)

Cast: Viggo Mortensen (Eastern Promises, LOTR), Kodi Smit-Mcphee, Charlize Theron (Burning Plain, Monster)

Plot: A post-apocalyptic tale of a man and his son trying to survive in a world devoid of animals and plant life by any means possible. Desperatly trying to avoid gangs of redneck cannibals. Deliverance meets The Day After Tomorrow

 " One of the most chillingly effective visions of the world's end ever put on screen" Empire



Director/Writer: Stuart Hazeldine

Cast: Luke Mably, Jimi Mistry, Colin Salmon, Pollyanna McIntosh, Nathalie Cox, Adar Beck, Chuk Iwuji

Plot: In a windowless room, under armed guard eight talented candidates have reached the final stage of selection to join the ranks of a mysterious and powerful corporation. They turn over the paper to find a blank sheet with no question, they have 80 minutes to find an answer.

"It makes the apprentice look like Blue Peter" Empire



January 15th

Up In The Air

Director: Jason Reitman (Juno, Thank You For Smoking)

Cast: George Clooney (Good Night and Good Luck, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind) Vera Farmiga (Orphan, The Departed)  Anna Kendrick (Twilight) Melanie Lynskey (Away We Go, The Informant) Jason Bateman (Juno, Forgetting Sarah Marshall)

Plot: With a job that has him traveling around the country firing people, Ryan Bingham leads an empty life out of a suitcase, living how he likes it, with no emotional ties and plenty of business perks. That is until his company does the unexpected and grounds him.

"This is smart, silky, sensitive and funny old school movie magic" Empire


January 22nd

A Prophet

Director: Jacques Audiard (Beat That My Heart Skipped, Read My Lips)

Cast: Tahar Rahim, Niels Arestrup, Adel Bencherif, Hichem Yacoubi

Plot: A young Arab man is sent to a French prison where he becomes a mafia kingpin.

" A Modern French Crime Epic" Empire

Read our review here Link  



January 29th

Lovely Bones

Director: Peter Jackson (King Kong, LOTR Trilogy)

Cast: Saoirse Ronan (City Of Ember, Atonement) Mark Wahlberg (The Departed, I Heart Huckabees) Rachel Weisz (The Fountain, Brothers Bloom) Stanley Tucci (Road to Perdition, Lucky number Slevin)

Plot: Centers on a young girl who has been murdered and watches over her family - and her killer - from heaven. She must weigh her desire for vengeance against her desire for her family to heal.

"It is doubtful we'll see a more imaginative film in 2010" Empire


DVD & Blu Ray December 28th - January 31st


  • District 9
  • Antichrist
  • The Hurt Locker
  • The Cove
  • Funny People
  • Dorian Gray
  • Vanishing of the Bees
  • Adventureland
  • 500 Days of Summer
  • Fish Tank
Re Release

  • The Red Balloon
  • Suspiria
  • All About Eve
Patrick Gamble

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