TAKEN 3 AND THE OTHER MOVIES OUT THIS WEEK

2015 is well underway, but which cinematic fodder is up to snuff?

The man you don't want to meet if you're having dinner with your new girlfriend I Image: 20th Century Fox

Taken 3

Starring: Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen

We called him one of our best on-screen dads, which is why we’re glad Bryan Mills (Neeson) is back for a third helping of this ridiculous but entertaining franchise. Who’s getting taken this time? Who really cares – as long as we get more Neeson kickassery.

Foxcatcher

Which one is Steve Carell? Go on, guess... I Image: Eone

Starring: Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo

Carell makes a play for dramatic plaudits in this true story about an oddball millionaire who played benefactor to a couple of aspiring Olympic wrestler siblings (that’s Greco-Roman, not WWE). The former Anchorman star sports a hawk-like nose as a man who’s definitely got hidden depths (mostly unpleasant), while Tatum and Ruffalo have great chemistry as the brothers.

Into The Woods

Streep is looking for that dodgy hairdresser I Image: Disney

Starring: Meryl Streep, Chris Pine, James Corden

Stephen Sondheim’s anarchic musical finally gets the big-screen treatment courtesy of the director who masterminded the Oscar-winning Chicago. A multi-layered story about some of our favourite fairytale characters, there’s a stellar cast, well-known songs and a pleasingly cynical undercurrent.

 

 

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