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New films and DVDs for January 2015

Written by · Published Dec 30, 2014

The Boxtrolls

Lucy

Lucy

Scarlett Johannson stars as the movie’s eponymous heroine who finds herself with telekinesis and special mental capabilities after becoming drugged with a toxic substance. Lucy takes us through the underworld of Taipei in a sci-fi action thriller that explores the capabilities of the human mind, and those who will go to any length to exploit it for their own good.

The Boxtrolls

The Boxtrolls

Based upon the hugely popular children’s book, Here Be Monsters!, is this year’s hilarious stop-motion film, The Boxtrolls. This feel-good film tells the story of Eggs, an orphaned boy raised by rubbish-hoarding trolls, who fights to save his trash-loving family from the villainous pest snatcher, Archibald Snatcher.

The Equalizer

The Equalizer

Mystery and suspense surrounds Denzel Washington’s latest action thriller, The Equalizer. Washington stars as the adept ex-black ops commando Robert McCall who is struggling to adopt a normal life and put his violent, crime punishing past behind him. But with illicit dealings surrounding him and the Russian Mafia posing a dangerous threat, it isn’t long before McCall sets out on a path of brutal retribution.

What We Did on Our Holiday

What We Did on Our Holiday

Feel-good British comedy that follows a family’s preparation to journey up to the Scottish Highlands to celebrate their grandfather’s birthday. Andy Hamilton’s film narrates both the physical journey of a family, and a psychological one that is explored through hidden secrets and nostalgic stories. This is a beautiful film that muses upon life, love and the importance of family.

A Walk Among the Tombstones

A Walk Among The Tombstones

Fans of Liam Neeson’s thrillers will love the fast-paced, sleuth solving action this film is crammed with. Based on the novel by Lawrence Block, private detective Matthew Scudder (Neeson) finds himself caught up in the plot of a notorious drug dealer seeking revenge on the men who kidnapped and murdered his ex-wife. With no expense paid on dramatic stunts and thriller action, A Walk Among the Tombstones is a compelling watch from start to finish.

Brandon King

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