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Page 1: ONSCREEN Magazine January/February 2016
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Calling all bounty hunters, fugitives, and outlaws! We’ve devised 8 hatefully difficult questions to get you ready for Tarantino’s latest, The Hateful Eight. Challenge the hangman and fill in the blanks to survive.

TARANTINO TEASER

HOW DID YOU DO? Post your score on our Facebook page or tweet us your results @onscreen_mag

1. The Hateful Eight is major feature film number _ _ G H _ for Quentin Tarantino.

2. This isn’t Tarantino’s first western, what’s the other? _ J _ N G _ U _ C _ _ _ N _ D

3. In The Hateful Eight, Kurt Russell stars as John “The Hangman” Ruth, what’s his occupation?

B _ _ N T _ _ U _ _ E R

4. What’s the name of the dangerous damsel played by Jennifer Jason Leigh?

D _ _ S Y _ _ M _ R G _ E

5. The Hateful Eight sees eight characters hole up in a cabin to shelter from a

B _ _ Z Z _ _ D

6. Which legendary composer, whose music has been used in Tarantino’s previous films, is scoring

this film, his first western in 40 years?E _ _ _ O M _ R R _ _ _ N E

7. As well as digital projection, The Hateful Eight is also being shown in which format?

70mm U _ _ R A P A N _ V _ S _ O N

8. Samuel L. Jackson plays Major Marquis Warren in his sixth collaboration with Tarantino,

can you complete them all?P _ _ P _ _ C T _ _ N _ _ C K _ E B _ _ W _ K _ _ _ B _ _ _ V _ _. 2 _ _ G L _ _ R _ O U _ B A _ _ _ _ D S D _ A N _ O _ N _ H A I _ E _ T _ E _ A T _ F _ L E _ _ _ T

A LADY IN WAITING

YOUR SCORE

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BLOOD LOST. LIFE FOUND

THE REVENANTRELEASE DATE 15 JANUARY / Director Alejandro

González Iñárritu / Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom

Hardy, Will Poulter / Genre Adventure, Drama, Western

Set in the 1820s and inspired by true events, The Revenant is an immersive and visceral cinematic experience that captures one man’s epic adventure of survival and the extraordinary power of the human spirit. During an expedition of uncharted American wilderness, legendary frontiersman Hugh Glass is brutally attacked by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team. Buried alive with several injuries, Glass must rise from his grave and endure unimaginable grief as well as the betrayal of his confidant John Fitzgerald. Guided by sheer will and powered by the love of his family, Glass must navigate a vicious winter in a relentless pursuit to survive and find redemption against an enemy who had once been his most trusted companion in this powerful western from the Academy Award-winning director of Birdman, Alejandro González Iñárritu.

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WHAT’S ONTHE UNMISSABLE NEW RELEASES

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Film ShortsTHE FINESTHOURS (3D)RELEASE DATE 19 FEBRUARY» The Coast Guard makes a daring rescue attempt off the coast of Cape Cod after a pair of oil tankers are destroyed during a blizzard in 1952.

FREEHELDRELEASE DATE 19 FEBRUARY

» Based on an inspiring true story, Freeheld stars Julianne Moore and Ellen Page as an ordinary couple whose love and integrity compelled them to demand equal rights in an extraordinary act of courage.

SPOTLIGHTRELEASE DATE 29 JANUARY» A tense investigative thriller that traces the steps of one of the biggest cover-ups in modern times.

TRIPLE NINERELEASE DATE 19 FEBRUARY» A crew of dirty cops, blackmailed by the Russian mob to execute a virtually impossible heist, manufacture a 999, police code for “officer down”, but the unsuspecting rookie they set up to die foils the attack and turns their plan upside down.

SPOTLIGHT

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WHAT’S ON

LOVE KNOWS NO BOUNDARIES

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ROOMRELEASE DATE 15 JANUARY / Director Lenny

Abrahamson / Starring Jacob Tremblay, Brie Larson,

William H. Macy / Genre Drama

Based on Emma Donoghue’s award-winning global bestseller, Room tells the extraordinary story of spirited 5-year-old Jack and his loving and devoted Ma. Like any good mother, Ma dedicates herself to keeping Jack happy and safe, nurturing him with warmth and love, and doing typical things like playing games and telling stories. Their life, however, is anything but usual. They are trapped. Confined to a windowless, 10-by-10-foot “Room” in which Ma has created an entire universe for Jack. As Jack’s curiosity grows, and Ma’s resilience reaches breaking point, they enact a risky plan to escape, which ultimately brings them face-to-face with what may turn out to be the scariest thing yet: the real world.

Both highly suspenseful and deeply emotional, Room is a unique and unexpectedly tender exploration of the boundless love between a mother and her child under the most harrowing of circumstances.

Film ShortsCAPTURE THE FLAGRELEASE DATE 29 JANUARY» Inspired by the 1960’s space race it sees a ruthless billionaire bent on exploiting the source of Helium 3, the clean energy of the future.

RIDE ALONG 2RELEASE DATE 22 JANUARY» Kevin Hart and Ice Cube are on the road again for Ride Along 2, the sequel to the blockbuster action-comedy hit that gave us 2014’s most popular comedy duo.

DEADPOOLRELEASE DATE 4 FEBRUARY» A former Special Forces operative turned mercenary is subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers and adopts the alter ego Deadpool.

DIRTY GRANDPARELEASE DATE 25 JANUARY» Right before his wedding, an uptight guy (Zac Efron) is tricked into driving his grandfather, a perverted former Army general (Robert De Niro), to Florida for spring break.

CAPTURE THE FLAG

3DIN CERTAINCINEMAS

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RELEASE DATE 5 FEBRUARY / Director Rob Letterman / Starring Jack

Black, Odeya Rush, Dylan Minnette / Genre Adventure, Horror, Comedy

Goosebumps

ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: THE ROAD CHIP RELEASE DATE 12 FEBRUARY / Director Walt Becker / Starring Justin Long, Kaley Cuoco, Anna Faris / Genre Animation, Adventure, Comedy

» Through a series of misunderstandings, Alvin, Simon, and Theodore come to believe that Dave is going to dump them and propose to his new girlfriend in New York City. They have three days to get to him and stop the proposal, saving themselves not only from losing Dave, but possibly from gaining a terrible stepbrother.

RELEASE DATE 22 JANUARY / Director J Blakeson / Starring Chloë Grace

Moretz, Nick Robinson, Liev Schreiber / Genre Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

The 5th Wave

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Typical teenager Zach Cooper is upset about moving home, but soon finds a silver lining in the form of the beautiful girl living next door, Hannah. But every silver lining has a cloud, and Zach’s comes when he discovers that Hannah’s mysterious father is R. L. Stine, the creator of Goosebumps, and there’s a horrifying reason why he’s so strange.

Four waves of increasingly deadly attacks have left most of the Earth decimated. Against a backdrop of fear and distrust, 16-year-old Cassie is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother. As she prepares for the inevitable and lethal 5th wave, Cassie must team up with a young man, but can she trust him?

Dad’s Army

It’s 1944, World War II is reaching its climax, and the German army are about to be defeated, but morale amongst the Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard is low. Their new mission however, is a great chance to revive spirits. That is until glamorous journalist Rose Winters arrives to write about their exploits. With their pulses already racing, they learn that a spy is on the loose! The outcome of the war is suddenly at stake and it’s fallen to our unlikely heroes to stand up and be counted.

RELEASE DATE 5 FEBRUARY / Director Oliver Parker / Starring Toby Jones, Michael Gambon,

Catherine Zeta-Jones / Genre Comedy

Jem And The HologramsRELEASE DATE 12 FEBRUARY / Director Jon M. Chu / Starring Aubrey Peeples, Molly Ringwald, Juliette Lewis / Genre Adventure, Drama, Music

Prepare for the adventure of a lifetime as a small-town girl finds herself catapulted from underground viral video sensation to global superstardom where she and her three sisters begin a one-in-a-million journey of discovering that some talents are too special to keep hidden. Jem And The Holograms follows four aspiring musicians as they take the world by storm when they learn that the key to creating your own destiny lies in finding your own voice and not being afraid to use it.

EVERY GENERATION NEEDS A VOICE

ONE TO WATCH

DON’T PANIC!

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Film ShortsGRIMSBYRELEASE DATE 24 FEBRUARY» Nobby (Sacha Baron Cohen), a dim-witted English football hooligan, reunites with his long-lost brother Sebastian (Mark Strong), a deadly MI6 agent, to prevent a global terror attack.

OUR BRAND IS CRISISRELEASE DATE 22 JANUARY» A Bolivian presidential candidate enlists deeply damaged, but still brilliant American strategist “Calamity” Jane Bodine (Sandra Bullock) to run his campaign.

SLEEPING WITH OTHER PEOPLERELEASE DATE 1 JANUARY» After years of serial infidelity and self-sabotage, two romantic failures swear that their relationship will remain strictly platonic. But can love still bloom while you’re sleeping with other people?

YOUTHRELEASE DATE 29 JANUARY

» Two elderly friends, now approaching eighty, know that their time is quickly running out and they decide to face their future together.

GRIMSBYRELEASE DATE 29 JANUARY / Director Michael Bay / Starring John Krasinski, James Badge Dale, Pablo

Schreiber / Genre Action, Drama, Thriller

The true account of the events of September 11, 2012, when terrorists attacked the US State Department Special Mission Compound and a nearby CIA station called the Annex in Benghazi, Libya. A team of six American security operators fought to repel the attackers and protect the Americans stationed there. Those men went beyond the call of duty, performing extraordinary acts of courage.

Based on the novel by New York Times bestselling author Mitchell Zuckoff, Michael Bay’s action-packed drama sets the record straight on what actually happened during a night that has been shrouded in mystery and controversy. This is the stunning, eye-opening, and intense personal account of what happened during the thirteen hours of that now infamous attack.

SIX MEN HAD THE COURAGE TO DO WHAT WAS RIGHT

13 HOURS: THE SECRET SOLDIERS OF BENGHAZI

WHAT’S ON

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RELEASE DATE 5 FEBRUARY / Director Jay Roach / Starring Bryan

Cranston, Diane Lane, Helen Mirren / Genre Biography, Drama

Trumbo

Four-time Oscar-winning filmmakers the Coen Brothers are back with an all-star comedy set during the latter years of Hollywood’s Golden Age. Starring Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton, Channing Tatum, and Scarlett Johansson, Hail, Caesar! follows a day in the life of a studio fixer who is presented with plenty of problems to fix.

RELEASE DATE 26 FEBRUARY / Director Ethan Coen, Joel Coen / Starring Scarlett Johansson, Channing

Tatum, George Clooney / Genre

Comedy, Drama, Musical

Hail, Caesar!

Dalton Trumbo was Hollywood’s greatest screenwriter until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs. This is the true story of how Trumbo used words and wit to win two Academy Awards and expose the absurdity and injustice under the blacklist, which entangled everyone from gossip columnist Hedda Hooper to John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, and Otto Preminger.

A young FBI agent infiltrates a team of extreme sports athletes suspected of masterminding a string of sophisticated corporate heists. Deep undercover, with his life in danger, he strives to prove these athletes are behind the mind-boggling crimes that are devastating the world’s financial markets. Filmed across four continents, this globe-trotting remake of 1991’s Point Break presents extraordinary feats performed by the world’s top extreme sports athletes and involves some of the most daring exploits ever committed to film.

Point Break

In post-Civil War Wyoming, bounty hunter John “The Hangman” Ruth and his fugitive Daisy Domergue are travelling to Red Rock where she’ll be brought to justice. Along the road they encounter other travellers including another infamous bounty hunter Major Marquis Warren and a southern renegade who claims to be the town’s new Sheriff. When a blizzard forces all the travellers to take refuge in a stagecoach stopover, Ruth worries he won’t be making it to Red Rock or even out of this shelter alive.

RELEASE DATE 8 JANUARY / Director Quentin Tarantino /Starring Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh,

Samuel L. Jackson / Genre Western

FIND YOUR BREAKING POINT

The Hateful Eight ONE DEADLY CONNECTION

RELEASE DATE 12 FEBRUARY / Director Ericson Core / Starring Luke Bracey, Édgar Ramírez, Ray Winstone / Genre Action, Crime, Thriller

THE BIG SHORTRELEASE DATE 22 JANUARY / Director Adam McKay / Starring Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling / Genre Drama

» When four outsiders saw what the big banks, media, and government refused to, they had an idea. This is the true story about the men who predicted the global economic collapse and took on the big banks, only for their bold investment to leave them exposed to the dark underbelly of modern banking where they must question everyone and everything.

ONE TO WATCH

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WHAT’S ON

YOUR LEGACY IS MORE THAN A NAME

CREEDRELEASE DATE 15 JANUARY / Director Ryan Coogler / Starring Sylvester Stallone, Michael B. Jordan,

Graham McTavish / Genre Drama, Sport

Adonis Johnson never knew his father, former world heavyweight champion Apollo Creed, who died before he was born, but there’s no denying that boxing runs in his blood. To follow in his father’s footsteps the young boxer travels to Philadelphia, where his father fought fiery upstart Rocky Balboa, to track down the legendary boxer and ask him to train him. Despite insisting that he’s out of the fight game for good, Rocky sees the strength and determination he had known in the fierce rival who became his closest friend. Rocky agrees to train the young fighter, even as he faces his own battle against an opponent more deadly than any he faced

in the ring. With Rocky in his corner, it isn’t long before

Adonis gets a title shot of his own, but can he develop

the drive and heart of a true fighter in time?

Film ShortsTHE 33RELEASE DATE 29 JANUARY» The 33 takes us to the Earth’s darkest depths to reveal the never-before-seen events when 33 miners had been buried alive by the collapse of a 100-year-old gold and copper mine.

GODS OF EGYPTRELEASE DATE 26 FEBRUARY» The survival of mankind hangs in the balance as an unexpected mortal hero undertakes a thrilling journey to save the world and rescue his true love.

CONCUSSIONRELEASE DATE 12 FEBRUARY» A brilliant forensic neuropathologist discovers CTE, a football-related brain trauma, and goes head-to-head with one of the world’s most powerful institutions in this thrilling true life story.

BONE TOMAHAWKRELEASE DATE 19 FEBRUARY» When settlers are kidnapped by a group of cannibal savages Sheriff Franklin Hunt (Kurt Russell) and a team of gunslingers set out to bring them home.

CONCUSSION

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THE DANISH GIRLRELEASE DATE 1 JANUARY / Director Tom Hooper / Starring Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander, Ben Whishaw / Genre Biography, Drama

» From Academy Award winning director of The King’s Speech and Les Misérables, Tom Hooper, comes this remarkable love story inspired by the lives of Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander portray the duo in a film that explores how their marriage and work evolves as they navigate Lili’s ground-breaking journey as a transgender pioneer.

ONE TO WATCH

New York City is full of lonely hearts and Alice, Robin, Lucy, Meg, Tom, and David all share a need to learn how to be single in a world filled with ever-evolving definitions of love. From one-night stands to true love connections - and everything in between - sleeping around in the city that never sleeps was never so much fun.

RELEASE DATE 19 FEBRUARY / Director Christian Ditter / Starring

Dakota Johnson, Rebel Wilson, Leslie

Mann / Genre Comedy, Romance

How To Be Single

A plague has fallen upon England, the land is overrun with the undead, and feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet is a master of martial arts and weaponry. Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy must unite on the blood-soaked battlefield to rid the country of the zombie menace.

RELEASE DATE 12 FEBRUARY / Director Burr Steers / Starring Lily

James, Lena Headey, Matt Smith / Genre Action, Romance, Horror

Pride And Prejudice And Zombies

The eagerly-anticipated sequel to the 2001 cult comedy is here. Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson reunite for a comedy that sees the beloved model Derek Zoolander and his rival-turned-partner Hansel facing a threat to their continued success. Set ten years after the first film, Derek and Hansel are modelling again, but find themselves forgotten amongst a new wave of male models that are taking the world by storm and battling against an opposing company who are attempting to take them out of the business.

RELEASE DATE 12 FEBRUARY / Director Ben Stiller / Starring Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Benedict Cumberbatch / Genre Comedy

Zoolander 2 IT’S BUSINESS TIME LONG TIME NO Z

The wild story of a family across four generations centered on the girl who becomes the woman who founds a business dynasty and becomes a matriarch in her own right. Allies become adversaries and adversaries become allies, both inside and outside the family, as Joy’s inner life and fierce imagination carry her through a storm of betrayal, treachery, the loss of innocence, and the scars of love in this intense, emotional, and human comedy about becoming a true boss of family and enterprise.

Joy

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RELEASE DATE 1 JANUARY / Director David O. Russell / Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Robert

De Niro / Genre Biography, Comedy, Drama

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A LADY IN WAITING

SPACE RACEForget the great outdoors, this version of Capture the Flag is taking you to the moon and back!WORDS LEE CURTIS

RELEASE DATE 29 JANUARY / Director Enrique Gato / Starring Dani Rovira,

Michelle Jenner, Carme Calvell / Genre Animation, Adventure, Comedy

S teal the flag. Bring it back without getting caught. The first team to capture the other flag wins.

We’ve all played Capture the Flag and as a movie title it conjures up all sorts of exciting prospects: A silly summer comedy? A serious sports movie? Or even a Hunger Games-like sci-fi where young heroes play to stay alive?

Not quite. The popular outdoor game has very little to do with this animated adventure, in fact, it’s not even set on Earth!

Inspired by the 1960s space race, Capture the Flag is a family adventure that takes us out of this world and follows plucky, 12-year-old surfer, Mike Goldwing, who dreams of following in his grandfather’s footsteps as a NASA astronaut.

For the moment, he’s grounded. But, when an eccentric billionaire schemes to fly to the moon, steal its valuable resources, and destroy the American flag planted during the Apollo 11 mission, Mike takes one giant leap towards his wish by sneaking aboard the space shuttle.

Accompanied by his grandfather, best friends Amy and Marty, and his peculiar pet lizard, Mike blasts off to be the first to Capture the Flag.

CAPTURE THE FLAG

FEATURE

TO INFINITY AND BEYOND

Spanish animation is enjoying a moment in the sun, but to Paramount Pictures this is more than a flash in the pan.

Back in 2012, Capture the Flag director Enrique Gato released Tad: The Lost Explorer, a Spanish animated feature that not only broke domestic box-office records, but went on to earn more than £40 million pounds worldwide. This remarkable success prompted Paramount to invest in the future of Spanish animation and, in an historic landmark for Spanish cinema, sign a global distribution deal for two further animated features.

Capture the Flag is the first. The second is Tad Jones: The Return of the Hero and continues the adventures of the Spanish bricklayer who became an Indiana Jones-type archaeologist/adventurer in South America.

3DIN CERTAINCINEMAS

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FEATURE

CHIPS AHOY!The Chipmunks are back in what promises to be their craziest animated adventure yet as they embark upon a chaotic cross-country road-trip to save Dave from making a terrible, life-changing mistake.WORDS BRODY ROSSITER

ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: THE ROAD CHIP

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RELEASE DATE 12 FEBRUARY / Director Walt Becker / Starring Justin

Long, Kaley Cuoco, Anna Faris / Genre Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Alvin, Simon and Theodore are no strangers to adventure. Three movies chock-full of the Chipmunks’

energetic exploits have wowed fun-loving audiences of all ages, earning the critters a special spot in not just the hearts of cinemagoers, but the box-office history books. Despite facing stiff competition from Hollywood mega-hits such as Avatar, Sherlock Holmes and I Am Legend upon the release of their previous big screen escapades, the tiny trio’s wild antics have always earned a massive amount in ticket sales ($1.147 billion worldwide to date), ensuring their repeated return to cinemas around the world. Nevertheless, Alvin and company have still got a few tricks up their red, blue, and green jumper sleeves, not to mention lots of snacks stowed in their chubby cheeks, guaranteeing the fourth instalment in the franchise will be their craziest yet. And it’ll have to be, when it goes head-to-head with Star Wars: The Force Awakens on its opening weekend in America.

The chipmunks’ long-suffering housemate and adopted “Dad” Dave has recently met Samantha, a beautiful doctor and the woman of his dreams. The trio can’t wait to meet their new mum; however, it doesn’t take long for Samantha’s pesky son Miles to start meddling with the gang’s minds, convincing them that once Dave’s married, he’ll dump his furry companions forever. Desperate to save their family and facing the prospect of gaining a horrid stepbrother, the Chipmunks form an alliance with the

shifty Miles to stop Dave’s proposal. To put their plan into action, the brothers-to-be must race hundreds of miles to Miami, and Alvin hasn’t been keeping up with his driving lessons.

Alongside Miles, the Chipmunks must board planes, trains, automobiles and the odd boat to reach their destination before Dave drops to one knee, flashes the carats, and pops the question to Samantha. Unfortunately the accident-prone animals quickly reveal why many airlines have a no rodent policy, and garner the attention of bumbling air marshal Benson. Many other faces will pop up throughout the exhilarating journey as a diverse cast including Bella Thorne and Kaley Cuoco join Jason Lee, Matthew Gray Gubler, Jesse McCartney, and Justin Long for the bumpy ride.

The musical talents of the Chipmunks are already infamous. Their “unique” vocals aren’t to everybody’s taste but Christmas wouldn’t be the same without the high-pitched “The Chipmunk Song” echoing through the seasonal air. Now, the musical trio have added a few more modern party anthems to their repertoire and they’re not afraid to unveil them when the time is right. From “Uptown Funk” to “Baby Got Back”, the Munks and their sisters in swing, the Chipettes, will undoubtedly once again take to the stage to unleash their musical stylings upon unsuspecting audiences.

Remember, it’s not the size of the chipmunk in the fight, but rather the size of the fight in the chipmunk, and whether they’re doing battle at the box-office or fighting to keep their unconventional family together, Alvin, Simon, and Theodore are giants. They may be small in stature, but their latest voyage won’t disappoint children who share their wonderful sense of humour and fondness for adventure—it may even surprise some mums, dads, brothers, and sisters.

THE STORY SO FAR…

ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS (2007)After their tree is cut down and carted off to Los Angeles, the Chipmunks find themselves inside the home of struggling songwriter Dave. Despite wrecking his home, Alvin, Simon, and Theodore unite with Dave to make awesome music and defeat an evil record company executive.

ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: THE SQUEAKQUEL (2009)The Chipmunks return to school. Tasked with saving music classes by winning the $25,000 prize in a battle of the bands, the trio take on rival girl band the Chipettes, leading to romantic sparks and all-out musical war.

ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: CHIPWRECKED (2011)When a luxury cruise carrying Dave, the Chipmunks, and the Chipettes takes an unexpected detour to an uncharted tropical island, the fuzzy collective must find their way back to civilization with the help of a mysterious ally.

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SHOW ME A HERO

Forget everything you know about superheroes.Deadpool has arrived and this wise-cracking, gun-toting,

rule-book-throwing anti-hero is rewriting the script.WORDS LOUISE HARROLD

RELEASE DATE 4 FEBRUARY / Director Tim Miller / Starring Ryan Reynolds, Morena

Baccarin, T.J. Miller / Genre Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

S uperhero movies are hot property and there’s nobody bigger than Marvel Comics.

It’s almost impossible to imagine someone unfamiliar with Iron Man or Captain America. Even the smallest Marvel heroes are getting the big screen treatment these days. But there’s one comic book character, just as beloved, whose presence has been ignored for far too long, and he’s grown tired of waiting in the wings.

Until now, Marvel has been all about the do-gooders, saving humanity from alien invasions,

guarding galaxies, and protecting the Earth from evil robotic overlords. Deadpool doesn’t play by those rules and Marvel have finally let him loose.

Chaotic, irreverent, and bloody, Deadpool brings viewers far from the family-friendly fare they’ve come to expect. This is the origin story of how Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) transformed from a smart-mouthed, cancer-stricken military dropout to an awesome mercenary antihero with accelerated healing powers.

Armed with new abilities, a kick-ass alter ego, and a dark and twisted sense of humour, Deadpool isn’t the hero anybody deserves, but he might just be the unique antihero a saturated and almost stale superhero genre needs right about now.

DEADPOOL

THE ‘MERC WITH THE MOUTH’Fast-talking and incessant wise-cracking earned him this nickname in the comics and his famous humour and pop culture references are arguably his most prominent attributes.

BREAKING THE FOURTH WALLBecame hugely popular due to his habit of breaking the fourth wall and acknowledging the reader directly; this characteristic plays a key part of a very self-referential film.

MULTI-SKILLED One ability isn’t enough. Deadpool can regenerate from injury, perform incredible acrobatics, is proficient at martial arts, and wields every kind of weapon.

GOOD OR BAD? Walking the line between hero and villain makes Deadpool impossible to predict and this ambiguity gives him free reign to do just about whatever he feels like.

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DEADPOOL UNMASKED

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Rule BritanniaWho do you think you are kidding? Old

England is far from done. The British Empire is striking back and these are the

boys who will make you laugh again.WORDS LEE CURTIS

RELEASE DATE 5 FEBRUARY / Director Oliver Parker / Starring

Toby Jones, Michael Gambon,

Catherine Zeta-Jones / Genre Comedy

1944. The Allies are poised to invade France and topple the German Army. But in

Walmington-on-Sea, there’s a spy on the loose. With victory suddenly in jeopardy, it’s fallen to a troop of elderly volunteers and one stupid boy to keep calm, carry on, and win the war. We’re doomed!

Don’t panic, this is Britain’s most cherished army and they’ve been defending our shores, albeit haphazardly, for decades.

The bumbling men of Dad’s Army have entertained millions

since 1968, and their laugh-out-loud comedy and farcical shenanigans have been rejuvenated by a vibrant, all-star cast who are hauling the treasured characters out of retirement for one last hurrah.

In contrast to the iconic BBC sitcom, director Oliver Parker is bringing Britain’s brilliant women to the front. Having only been alluded to in all 80 television episodes, Captain Mainwaring’s endlessly patient wife is finally revealed and leading a platoon of her own. Unfortunately, her all-female branch of the Auxiliary Territorial Service is as equally inept as her husband’s. In an extraordinary war effort, the two units must unite and conquer their shortcomings to catch the spy that threatens Britain’s victory.

DAD’S ARMY

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CAPTAIN MAINWARINGThen: Arthur LoweNow: Toby JonesA pompous blunderer with an inflated ego.

SERGEANT WILSONThen: John Le MesurierNow: Bill NighyThe well-spoken and cheery straight man.

LANCE-CORPORAL JONESThen: Clive DunnNow: Tom CourtenayDespite his years, he’s the unit’s most excitable member.

PRIVATE FRAZERThen: John LaurieNow: Bill PatersonA dour Scottish miser, notorious for his trouble-stirring and pessimism.

PRIVATE WALKERThen: James BeckNow: Daniel MaysThe self-proclaimed ladies’ man with a silver tongue.

PRIVATE GODFREYThen: Arnold RidleyNow: Michael GambonAn elderly gentleman who’s prone to falling asleep.

PRIVATE PIKEThen: Ian LavenderNow: Blake HarrisonThe youngest member, naïve, innocent, and childish. A stupid boy.

YOU HAVE BEEN WATCHING:

Images: Mugshots of the original cast

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Returning Superman Henry Cavill faces off with newly cowled Batman Ben Affleck in the DC characters’ first on screen pairing. Fearing the actions of a superhero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable vigilante takes on Metropolis’ most revered saviour, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. With The Dark Knight and The Man Of Steel at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before. DC’s biggest film yet also stars Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Jeremy Irons as Alfred and Holly Hunter as Senator Finch with Gal Gadot completing the star-studded cast as Wonder Woman.

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COMING SOONFORTHCOMING FILMS TO GET EXCITED ABOUT

Film ShortsRISENRELEASE DATE 18 MARCH» In order to disprove the rumours of a risen Messiah, a Roman Military Tribune and his aide are tasked with solving the mystery of what happened to Jesus following the crucifixion.

TRUTHRELEASE DATE 4 MARCH» Truth examines how a news report of national importance was pieced together, only to be unraveled by a storm of accusation

and criticism.

THE CHOICERELEASE DATE 4 MARCH» From writer Nicholas Spark comes a poignant and life-affirming celebration of love, marriage, and family that explores the most heart-wrenching question of all: how far would you go to keep the hope of love alive?

RINGSRELEASE DATE 1 APRIL» Samara returns with a familiar video tape to strike terror again in the third film of the Ring franchise.

A HERO WILL FALL

RELEASE DATE 25 MARCH / Director Zack Snyder / Starring: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Jesse Eisenberg / Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

RISEN

BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE

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THE JUNGLE BOOKRELEASE DATE 15 APRIL / Director Jon Favreau / Starring Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Idris Elba / Genre Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

Based on Rudyard Kipling’s timeless stories and inspired by Disney’s animated classic, The Jungle Book is an all-new live-action epic adventure about Mowgli, a man-cub who’s been raised by a family of wolves. But Mowgli finds he is no longer welcome in the jungle when fearsome tiger Shere Khan, who bears the scars of Man, promises to eliminate what he sees as a threat. Urged to abandon the only home he’s ever known, Mowgli embarks on a captivating journey of self-discovery, guided by panther-turned-stern mentor Bagheera and the free-spirited bear Baloo. Along the way, Mowgli encounters jungle creatures who don’t exactly have his best interests at heart, including Kaa, a python with a seductive voice and hypnotic gaze, and the smooth-talking King Louie, who tries to coerce Mowgli into revealing the secret to an elusive and deadly red flower.

Film ShortsCLIFFORD THE BIG RED DOGRELEASE DATE 18 MARCH» Man’s best friend is about to become his biggest one too as everyone’s favourite 25-foot-tall pup comes to the big screen.

KEEPING UP WITH THE JONESESRELEASE DATE 1 APRIL» A suburban couple become embroiled in an international espionage plot when they discover that their seemingly perfect new neighbours are government spies.

MIDNIGHT SPECIALRELEASE DATE 15 APRIL» A father and son go on the run after the dad learns his child possesses special powers.

NORM OF THE NORTHRELEASE DATE 18 MARCH» When a maniacal developer threatens to build luxury condos in his own backyard, Norm does what all normal polar bears would do - he heads to New York City to take on the big apple, big business, and a big identity crisis to save the day.

MIDNIGHT SPECIAL

COMING SOON

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Zootropolis is a city like no other. A modern mammal metropolis comprised of habitat neighborhoods where animals, from the biggest elephant to the smallest shrew, live together. But being a bunny on a police force of big, tough animals isn’t so easy. Determined to prove herself, Officer Judy Hopps will do anything to crack her first case.

RELEASE DATE 25 MARCH / Directors Byron Howard, Rich Moore / Starring Idris Elba, Ginnifer Goodwin,

Jason Bateman / Genre Animation,

Adventure, Comedy

Zootropolis

This film expands to reveal how the fates of The Huntsman Eric (Chris Hemsworth) and Queen Ravenna (Charlize Theron) are deeply and dangerously intertwined. When Ravenna is resurrected by her evil sister Freya (Emily Blunt), Eric and Sara (Jessica Chastain) set out to stop them.

RELEASE DATE 22 APRIL / Director Cedric Nicolas-Troyan / Starring Chris Hemsworth, Charlize

Theron, Jessica Chastain / Genre Action, Adventure, Fantasy

The Huntsman Winter’s War

ONE TO WATCH

Captain America: Civil War RELEASE DATE 29 APRIL / Directors Anthony Russo, Joe Russo / Starring Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr, Paul Rudd / Genre Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

» Steve Rodgers leads the new team of Avengers, but when another international incident results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability and a governing body to determine when to enlist their services. The new status quo fractures the Avengers while a new and nefarious villain threatens the world.

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After the earth-shattering revelations of Insurgent, the third installment of the blockbuster Divergent series takes Tris and Four beyond the wall enclosing Chicago and into a new, far more dangerous world. For the first time, they will leave all they have ever known in order to find a peaceful solution for their embroiled city.

RELEASE DATE 11 MARCH / Director Robert Schwentke / Starring Shailene

Woodley, Miles Teller, Jeff Daniels / Genre Adventure, Sci-Fi

The Divergent Series: Allegiant

The long-awaited follow-up to the highest-grossing romantic comedy of all time is on its way. Written by Nia Vardalos, who stars alongside the entire returning cast of favourites, the film reveals a Portokalos family secret that brings the beloved characters back together for an even bigger and Greeker wedding.

RELEASE DATE 25 MARCH / Director Kirk Jones / Starring Nia Vardalos,

John Corbett, Lainie Kazan / Genre Comedy, Romance

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2

When Po’s long-lost panda father suddenly reappears, the reunited duo travel to a secret panda paradise. But when the supernatural villain Kai begins to sweep across China defeating all the kung fu masters, Po must do the impossible - train his fun-loving, clumsy brethren into a band of Kung Fu Pandas.

RELEASE DATE 11 MARCH / Directors Alessandro Carloni,

Jennifer Yuh / Starring Jack Black,

Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman / Genre Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Kung Fu Panda 3

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ELVIS & NIXON HIGH-RISE LONDON HAS FALLEN

Hitting the Big Screen in March and AprilCRIMINAL RELEASE DATE 15 APRIL

Director Ariel Vromen / Starring Ryan Reynolds, Gary Oldman, Tommy Lee Jones / Genre Crime, Mystery, Thriller

» In a last-ditch effort to stop a diabolical plot, a dead CIA operative’s memories, secrets, and skills are implanted into an unpredictable and dangerous death-row inmate in hopes the he will complete the operative’s mission.

EDDIE THE EAGLERELEASE DATE 1 APRILDirector Dexter Fletcher / Starring Hugh Jackman, Taron Egerton, Christopher Walken / Genre Drama, Sport

» The inspiring exploits of Michael Edwards, better known as “Eddie the Eagle,” the most famous ski jumper in British history.

ELVIS & NIXONRELEASE DATE 29 APRIL Director Liza Johnson / Starring Michael Shannon, Kevin Spacey, Ashley Benson / Genre Comedy, History

» The private meeting in the Oval Office between the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll Elvis Presley and the most powerful man in the world, President Richard Nixon.

HIGH-RISERELEASE DATE 18 MARCH Director Ben Wheatley / Starring Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller / Genre Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

» Life inside an elegant forty-storey tower block descends into a world ruled by the laws of the jungle.

MONEY MONSTERRELEASE DATE 15 APRILDirector Jodie Foster / Starring George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Jack O’Connell / Genre Drama, Thriller

» George Clooney is Lee Gates, a TV personality whose insider tips have made him the money guru of Wall Street,

but when Kyle loses all of his family’s money on a bad tip, he holds Lee and his entire show hostage on air threatening to kill Lee if he does not get the stock up 24 and a half points before the bell.

LONDON HAS FALLENRELEASE DATE 4 MARCHDirector Babak Najafi / Starring Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, Aaron Eckhart / Genre Action, Crime, Thriller

» In London, for the Prime Minister’s funeral, Agent Mike Banning discovers a plot to kill the world’s most powerful leaders and devastate every known landmark in the British capital.

A team of rising investigators is suddenly torn apart when they discover that Jess’s teenage daughter has been brutally murdered. Interweaving past and present, this deeply layered mystery explores the murky boundaries between justice and revenge, and asks the question: how far would you go to right an unfathomable wrong?

RELEASE DATE 4 MARCH / Director Billy Ray / Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor,

Nicole Kidman, Julia Roberts / Genre Mystery, Thriller

Secret In Their Eyes

In New England, 1630, a farmer relocates his wife and five children to a remote homestead on the edge of an ominous forest. Age-old concepts of witchcraft, black magic, and possession are innovatively brought together to tell the intimate and riveting story of one family’s frightful unraveling in this chilling and groundbreaking new take on the genre.

RELEASE DATE 11 MARCH / Director Robert Eggers / Starring Anya Taylor-Joy,

Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie / Genre Horror

The Witch

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Demolition

RELEASE DATE 29 APRIL / Director Jean-Marc Vallée / Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomi Watts, Chris Cooper / Genre Comedy, Drama

» A successful investment banker struggles after tragically losing his wife. His unravelling starts as a complaint to a vending machine company, but soon descends into a series of letters that reveal startling personal admissions. With the help of a friendly customer service rep, he starts to rebuild, beginning with the demolition of the life he once knew.

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Panda-moniumPo’s back! With more pandas, a long-lost

father, and a new villain, DreamWorks are raising the stakes to ensure Kung Fu Panda 3 has everybody kung fu fighting.

WORDS LEE CURTIS

RELEASE DATE 11 MARCH / Directors Alessandro Carloni,

Jennifer Yuh / Starring Jack Black,

Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman / Genre Animation, Adventure, Comedy

O ver the course of two epic films, Po has blossomed from clumsy

oaf to kung fu warrior, believing he’s the only panda to survive the devastating massacre that separated him from his family. But at the end of Kung Fu Panda 2, he discovered a remote mountainside valley where a village of pandas and Po’s father still lives.

The third instalment of the action-comedy series sees father and son reunited after many years

apart and journeying together to the picturesque panda paradise.

But their happy reunion is short-lived.

A new enemy has arisen and he’s more powerful than anything that’s come before. Armed with an ability to steal power from those he defeats, the supernatural bull Kai is intent on destroying every kung fu master and has his sights set on the newly crowned Dragon Warrior.

No matter how you look at it, vanquishing a threat of this magnitude isn’t something Po can do alone, so expect panda-monium in the franchise’s biggest film yet as kung fu master becomes kung fu teacher to create an army of skilled fighters from an assortment of bumbling, but well-meaning pandas.

KUNG FU PANDA 3

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Images: Mugshots of the original cast

NAME: POSPECIES: GIANT PANDAOCCUPATION: KUNG FU MASTERVOICED BY: JACK BLACK

Despite his status as the legendary Dragon Warrior, Po is the same humble, exuberant, noodle-slurping panda who was causing havoc as an apprentice noodle maker in his adoptive father’s shop. Ever the fan boy, he’s just as likely to gawk at his opponent’s fighting skills as he is to dish them out himself.

NAME: LISPECIES: GIANT PANDA

OCCUPATION:

FARMER/FATHER

VOICED BY: BRYAN CRANSTON

Imagine Po without the

kung fu discipline and you

have the panda he’d have

grown up to be. Po’s clumsy,

simple-minded, fun-loving

old man is always out for a

good time, but only when

he’s not napping or eating.

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THE BIG SHORT

This Big Short is a long-time passion project for renowned comedy director Adam McKay, who departs the silliness of his previous films—Anchorman, Step Brothers, and The Other Guys—for a far more serious venture.

But however business-like, The Big Short is far from humourless. In fact, you can expect an equally irreverent experience with eccentric characters, celebrity cameos, and even Jenga as a plot device. How many financial dramas can boast that?

When four outsiders saw what the big banks, media and government refused to, the global collapse of the economy, they had an idea: The Big Short. Their bold investment leads them into the dark underbelly of modern banking where they must question everyone and everything. Based on the true story and best-selling book by Michael Lewis (The Blind Side, Moneyball), and directed by Adam Mckay (Anchorman, Step Brothers) The Big Short stars Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt.

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To celebrate the release of this financial drama, on Friday 22nd Janaury, we have teamed up with Paramount Pictures to give 5 lucky readers the chance to win some fantastic goodies. Simply answer the question below:

Q Which Hollywood A-lister plays Ben Rickert in the film?

Email your answer, name and local cinema to [email protected] Entries must be received by 29th February 2016.

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Being the ever generous people that we are if you simply LIKE our Facebook page, and post a 10 word review of the last film you watched, you could be in with a chance to win a delightful box of fantastical film goodies. It couldn’t be easier. Just scan the QR code below or visitwww.facebook.com/onscreenmagazineuk

The competition will close on 29th February 2016 where one lucky winner will be selected at random.

Terms and Conditions: Closing date for entries is 29th February 2016 - One winner drawn at random will win a selection of film goodies - Items may vary to that shown in the images.

After the successful launch of our Facebook page last year we have now strapped our wings firmly on and taken to the skies with our brand new Twitter page. Follow us now to keep your finger on the pulse for all things film including, exclusive trailers, posters, film clips, and news direct from the distributors!

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