New UK Cinema Releases – Commencing 8th January

There are three mainstream releases this weekend in the UK worthy of note.  The first of these films is Taken 3 starring the evergreen action hero Liam Neeson.  In the latest edition in this franchise Bryan Mills (Neeson) goes on the run after being accused of a murder he didn’t commit while trying to find the man that did it.  Anyone remember the rather excellent The Fugitive (1993)?

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Next up is another musical from Disney, this time called Into the Woods.  It has a varied cast that includes Meryl Streep, Chris Pine and James Corden to name but three.  According to IMDB a witch tasks a baker and his wife with collecting magical items from classic fairy tales in order to remove a curse placed on the family tree.  Just when you thought it wasn’t possible to find another way to shoe horn a giant beanstalk into a movie!

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To end this week’s selection we have a more grown up feature that is expected to get a few mentions at the Oscars.  Foxcatcher stars Steve Carrell, Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo in a retelling of real life events surrounding the lead up to the 1988 Seoul Olympics.  Two brothers join a new wrestling team established by eccentric millionaire, John E Du Point.  I believe a murder is involved but it should be an interesting watch – if it is being shown near me of course.

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What are you looking forward to?  Let me know in the comments section.

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