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A slow month with just three new movies and one screening of a classic.

Krampus: A Christmas comedy horror that owes a debt to Gremlins.  It has both funny and horror moments and is largely entertaining but it isn’t Gremlins.Krampus

Victor Frankenstein: Do we need another remake of Frankenstein?  Yes, if it has something new to say.  Telling the story from Igor’s point of view, this new version looked like it could have something else to say.  Then it reverts to the usual clichéd camp, looking at times like the Guy Ritchie Sherlock Holmes movies.Victor Frankenstein

Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Large parts of the story are taken straight from the original film, this works surprisingly well.  The new characters are all good and fit well with the returning ones.  Most importantly it is a fun action adventure that gives a new hope for the franchise.star wars the force awakens

Doctor Zhivago: Rereleased as part of the BFI’s season on love.  Never turn down the chance to see a David Lean movie.  It has always been a fantastic film, all the better on the big screen.doctor zhivago

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My top ten most anticipated movies for the coming year, along with the release date and the reason I am looking forward to them:

American Sniper – I am praying for a return to form from Clint Eastwood, and the trailer is excellent. 16th January

Whiplash – Great word of mouth.  16th January

Ex Machina – I am a fan of Alex Garland as a writer and am interested to see what he is like as a director.  Plus, the trailer looks interesting. 23rd January

A Most Violent Year – Great cast, interesting trailer. 23rd January

Kingsman –  The Secret Service: Another off centre action/comedy from Matthew Vaughn and Jane Goldman. 29th January

Blackhat – Michael Mann’s first film in 6 years.  20th February

Mad Max: Fury Road – I am such as fan of the original films I wasn’t keen on the idea of this but the trailer looks amazing. 15th May

Crimson Peak – I am keen to see anything from Guillermo del Toro. 16th October

Spectre – A new Bond film is always exciting, the success of Skyfall has upped that.  23rd October

Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Can J.J. Abrams do for Star Wars what he did for Star Trek? 18th December

Also keen to see: John Wick, Jupiter Ascending, Child 44, Jurassic World, Furious 7, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Tomorrowland, Mission: Impossible 5 and The Hateful Eight (we probably won’t get it in the UK this year).

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