With the winter chill settling in, dinner dates and kicking back in front of the big screen have never looked more appealing. If you’re anything like us (read: plagued by last minute indecision), picking a place to EAT can be hard enough, let alone deciding on a movie. Save yourself the trouble of searching up every new release trailer and check out our guide to what’s good in cinemas this month.
For a date night
A Quiet Place
This critically acclaimed horror flick isn’t your usual slash and scare type of ride. John Krasinski (yes, Jim from The Office) directs and stars in a horror film with emotional depth, strong characters and truly horrifying moments that will scare the pants off you. This survival story follows a family living in a dystopian future where unseen monsters are attracted to sound. To elude the grips of the deadly creatures, the family must live in near silence – quite a challenge with two kids and a baby on the way. With only a few lines of dialogue, Krasinski has pulled off a genuinely moving horror film that’ll have you gripping your partner’s hand the entire ride.
For a girl's night out
I Feel Pretty
Imagine what could happen if you felt like the most beautiful and capable person on earth? That’s the journey we find ourselves on with I Feel Pretty’s protagonist, Renee (Amy Schumer), a woman plagued by low self-esteem. The movie starts with Renee’s freak accident at a SoulCycle session where she hits her head and wakes up with a newfound confidence. The ‘new’ Renee lands her in situations she never thought imaginable: landing her dream job, asking a stranger out on a date, finding herself the life of the party. It’s all great until Renee gets a little too cocky. I Feel Pretty is about self-love, and the thin line between empowerment and arrogance.
For a mates' date
The world’s most obnoxious superhero is back, and he’s just as foul-mouthed, snarky and self-aware as you remember. Deadpool 2 sees Wade (Ryan Reynolds) at a low point, two years after the first movie. Somewhere along a series of violent hijinks, Deadpool befriends a young mutant boy, is thrown into superhero jail and winds up recruiting his own superhero group for some good old-fashioned butt kicking. Believe it or not, there is heart to be found in the film, though there’s plenty of clever jokes and fight scenes to keep casual viewers engaged too.
For the little ones
Disney Sing Along: Moana, Disney Sing Along: Beauty & The beast Readings is running Disney sing-along sessions up until the end of May. Take the kids out to a place where they can sing their hearts out with a dozen other littlies. Both Moana and Beauty and The Beast feature irresistibly catchy tunes, so don't be surprised if you find yourself humming How Far I'll Go in the shower the next day.
For a Night out with Mum
This all-woman spin off of the Ocean’s Eleven franchise sees Danny Ocean’s estranged sister Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock) gather an eight-woman-strong crew of crooks to pull off a heist at New York’s annual Met Gala. Watch as the star-studded cast including Cate Blanchett, Mindy Kaling, Rihanna and Helena Bonham Carter embark on a classic jewelry heist – complete with cameos from the likes of Anna Wintour, Gigi Hadid and Kylie Jenner.
When you're catching up with your siblings
Solo: A Star Wars Story
Described as a ‘space Western film’, the latest instalment in the Star Wars franchise sees a young Han Solo escape a fascist planet and encounter Chewbacca for the first time. Solo: A Star Wars Story takes place before A New Hope, tracing Han’s adventures with a group of thieves as they go in search of Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover). Brace yourself for some explosive action sequences and a dash of romantic comedy for good measure.
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