Film round-up: 05/01/2015-11/01/2015

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The first week back has a lot in store for us. It sees the release of the much awaited third instalment to the Taken series, and the dark reworking of classic fairytales that is Disney’s Into the Woods as well as a documentary about the recovery of an Antarctic jet plane crash in Erebus: Into the Unknown. Ease yourself back into the final part of the first semester with a trip to see one of the star-studded films that are out for release this week.

Taken 3 is the third instalment to the Taken series. After the brutal murder of Bryan Mills’ ex-wife, Lenore, he finds himself to be the one on the receiving end of the search when suspicions arise. Whilst FBI and CIA are in pursuit of Bryan, he must be the one to track down the real killers of Lenore, and protect the rest of his family.

Erebus: Into the Unknown is a documentary that allows an inside look at four New Zealand police officers in Antarctica. Following one of the world’s worst aviation disasters of all time, the four are sent to recover the victims of a missing jet plane that held 257 passengers.

Starring Steve Carrell and Channing Tatum, Foxcatcher tells the story of FoxcatcherOlympic wrestler Mark Schultz as he prepares for the 1988 Olympics. Based on a true story, the film follows the wealthy John du Pont as he leads brothers Mark and Dave down a dark path that threatens to ruin their careers.

Walt Disney Picture presents a brand new musical Into the Woods, starring Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, Johnny Depp and James Corden. A modern twist on the classic Grimm’s Fairy Tales sees an unfortunate baker stumble through the tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel in a bid to free his family from a wicked witches curse.

The Last of the Unjust, a documentary by French filmmaker Claude Lanzmann who through a series of interviews with Benjamin Murmelstein, the only survivor of the Jewish Elders, reveals to the world a shocking aspect of the Holocaust.

National Gallery, a documentary by Frederick Wiseman which takes views on an exclusive tour of one of the world’s most prestigious museums: The National Gallery in London.

Trevar, topical Indian drama following the story of a young women’s recue from a forced marriage and her subsequent refuge with a heroic Kabaddi player.

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