Film round-up: 22/12/2014 – 28/12/2014

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Christmas week does not have a huge number of films in store for audiences, but cinema this week is no less exciting. Not only do we have the latest film from director Tim Burton, Big Eyes, but also the highly anticipated biblical epic in Exodus. Take advantage of the Christmas break and step away from the abundance of Christmas TV by heading to the cinema for something new instead.

Annie is a modern reimagining of the classic story of orphan Annie, released in 1982. Starring Jamie Foxx and Cameron Diaz, Annie follows mayoral candidate Will Stacks as he rescues a young girl, Annie, from her nasty foster mother as a ploy to further his chances in being elected. The film unravels as one of great friendship as Will Stacks and Annie form an unexpectedly close bond.

Big Eyes is the latest film from Tim Burton. The biographical drama is a step away from Burton’s gothic repertoire, following the creative life of popular artist Margaret Kane and her success in the 1950s. Tribulations arise when the artist’s overbearing husband places his name on the paintings and sells them as his own, because no one would want to buy ‘lady paintings.’

From the acclaimed director of Gladiator comes Exodus: Gods And Kings. Witness in 3D as Moses rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses, resolute in his God-given duty to aid 600,000 slaves in their escape from Egypt and its deadly plagues.

Unbroken, directed by Angelina Jolie, is a WWII Biopic on the Olympic runner Louis Zamperini. On joining the armed forces, Zamperini finds himself as a prisoner-of-war when he is captured by the Japanese Navy following a near-fatal plane crash into the Pacific ocean.

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