Dad dot info
DAD.info form. Ask questions, get answers

AMERICAN SNIPER PLUS THE REST OF THE MOVIES OUT THIS WEEK

<a href="http://" target="_blank">Ben Falk</a>

Ben Falk

08 Dec 2014

Our pick of what to see at the cinema

 

Bradley Cooper lines up possible awards in his sights I Image: Warner Bros.

American Sniper

Starring: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Luke Grimes

It’s one of those true stories that Hollywood had to get around to eventually. The story of Chris Kyle, a top Army sharpshooter who killed countless members of the enemy in Iraq but struggled with his home life will be familiar to anyone who read his post-Army story in the papers more recently (no spoilers here). Cooper bulks up to play Kyle and Miller is his wife, while Clint Eastwood directs.

Whiplash

No, you can't do the Led Zep drum solo I Image: Sony

Starring: Miles Teller, JK Simmons, Paul Reiser

Adapted from a short film, this indie comes heralded by the American festival circuit and with suggestions of award love. Teller is the brilliant but incomplete jazz drummer, Simmons his monstrous but talented teacher. The former pulls off the drumming, while the latter shows why he’s one of the best supporting players around.

Testament Of Youth

You could at least look happy to be there, Kit? I Image: Lionsgate

Starring: Alicia Vikander, Kit Harington, Colin Morgan

Set during World War I, this drama tells the story of young woman called Vera who quit university to become a nurse helping wounded soldiers. Up-and-comer Vikander plays Vera, while the cast is rounded out with other young British talent. Moving and beautiful to look at.

Related entries

Cinema Age Rating – a guide for parents

Cinema Age Rating – a guide for parents

  Here is something useful for parents from the BBFC. They're the guys in charge of what certificate a film gets, U, PG, 12, 12A, 15, 18 If you've ever been unsure about whether a film is suitable for your child then their detailed guide explaining what age...

Movie Dads

Movie Dads

Having interviewed our own real space dad for Dad.Info (Astronaut Dad) and explored Luca Parmitano, commander of the current ISS mission’s palpable sense of loss at leaving his children we were fascinated by the BBC’s run down of Space Dads in film....

REVIEW: King Of Thieves

REVIEW: King Of Thieves

Remember the mature gang of criminals who attempted to rob the vault under London's famous jewellery district, Hatton Gardens, a few years ago? Their story's been made into a film starring Michael Caine (and 'not a lot of people know that…'). DAD.info's Kel Georgiou...

Latest entries

Second Child Survival Kit

Second Child Survival Kit

You had your world turned upside down by your first child. You are battle scarred, sleep deprived and now expecting number two. Your days of lazy lie-ins and freedom are distant memories, but your life is also very full with the joy your child brings. The news of...

How to help an anxious child

How to help an anxious child

The current world is an uncertain one for our kids. Lockdown has left them off school, educated by frazzled parents, separated from their friends, unable to enjoy their usual activities and in many cases struggling to sleep. Our children have been asked to stay at...

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!

Easter is a weird time of year. It doesn't have the build up that Christmas does but when the day comes we had better have our ducks in a row (excuse the pun) when it comes to delivery of a suitable heart stopping amount of chocolate eggs. At the back of our minds is...

Pin It on Pinterest