Check out what’s on in the cinema this week!

There is a dark and ominous theme to the majority of this week’s cinema listings, so if you were hoping for some light and fluffy escapism, then perhaps you should stay at home with a DVD. Although, there is some fun for the kids!

Friday, 12th September

The Boxtrolls

This is an animated film which is based on the children’s book Here Be Monstors by Alan Snow. It tells the story of a young orphaned boy who was raised by underground cave dwellers, and he has to save his friends from an evil exterminator! You may recognise some famous voices such as Richard Ayoade from the IT Crowd or Nick Frost from Shaun of the Dead. We think we may enjoy this even more than our little brothers or sisters, it sounds great!


Friday, 12th September

Finding Fanny

An unfortunate name, but this satirical Bollywood film doesn’t actually sound too bad. It’s about a group of guys who set out on a journey to find an old postman’s childhood love, Stefanie "Fanny" Fernandes. Nobody knows whether she's alive or dead or in fact just a figment of someone's imagination, but nevertheless, they set off on their journey – which ends up taking one and a half days instead of the 20 minutes it was supposed to!


Friday, 12th September

Manuscripts Don’t Burn

This is a pretty serious film about two Iranian agents who go to extreme lengths to find a banned manuscript that details their government's failed attempt to murder 21 writers. At the last minute, they have to change their plans. You won’t get lots of laughs from this flick, but it definitely sounds interesting!


Friday, 12th September

A Most Wanted Man

A half-Chechen, half-Russian tortured man who arrives at an Islamic community looking for help, is also looking to recover is late father’s ill-gotten fortune. However, his story seems a bit strange and people start to wonder if he is a victim, a thief or an extremist. A British banker and a young female lawyer get caught up in the story as they are determined to help. All the while, they’re being watched by the chief of a covert German spy unit, who tries to figure out what’s going on. Rachel McAdams stars in this, alongside the late Philip Seymour Hoffman – it’s definitely one to watch.


Friday, 12th September

A Nightingale Falling

This is an Irish film, which tells the tale of two sisters whose lives are changed forever as they care for a wounded soldier during the War of Independence. It’s described as “a tragic love story of a household & its inhabitants, caught in the crucible of dark deep secrets”. Sounds good to us, if not a little depressing!