Cinema Goggles: Coming to the big screen this weekend!

Be sure to take your kids to the cinema this weekend or spoil yourself by watching one of a host of interesting movies.

Dying of the Light

Genre: Thriller, Drama

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Anton Yelchin and Alexander Karim.

When a devastating illness threatens to end Evan Lake’s career in the CIA, he goes rogue and sets off to hunt down a terrorist who tortured him during a mission gone awry years ago.


Genre: Comedy

Starring: Johnny Depp, Paul Bettany, Ewan McGregor, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jeff Goldblum and Olivia Munn.

Based on the novel Don’t Point That Thing at Me, by Kyril Bonfiglioli, this comedy stars Johnny Depp as debonair art dealer Charlie Mortdecai who, armed with only his good looks and special charm, travels the globe, searching for a stolen painting said to contain the code to a lost bank account filled with Nazi gold.

Shaun the Sheep: The Movie

Genre: Animation, Adventure

Starring: Justin Fletcher and John Sparkes

When Shaun decides to take the day off and have some fun, he gets a little more action than he bargained for. A mix up with the farmer, a caravan and a very steep hill lead, them all to the big city and it’s up to Shaun and the flock to return everyone safely to the green grass of home.

The Remaining

Genre: Thriller, Horror

Starring: Casey La Scala

Friends gather at a wedding, but the celebration is shattered by terrifying apocalyptic events forcing them to examine life, love and faith, as they must choose between redemption and survival.

The Theory of Everything

Genre: Drama, Biography

Starring: Emily Watson, Charlie Cox, Simon McBurney, David Thewlis, Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne

Based on Jane Hawking’s memoir, Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen, this biopic traces the life and career of British astrophysicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking. As a young man at school, it was already clear that Hawking had an exceptional mind. This is an inspiring story of a brilliant man having to fight a debilitating motor neuron disease throughout his life.


Genre: Drama

Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern and Gaby Hoffman

After the breakup of her marriage and the death of her mother, Cheryl Strayed is left devastated. She becomes a drug user but eventually realises she needs to get away from the circumstances she’s fallen into. Cheryl sets out alone, with absolutely no experience, on a thousand-mile hike along the Pacific Coast trail.

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