One week from Friday, December 6, 2013
Frozen (PG): Fearless optimist Anna teams up with Kristoff in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions and a snowman named Olaf in a race to find Anna’s sister, Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter. Animated Disney comedy adventure. Com
Saving Mr Banks (PG): Author P. L. Travers reflects on her difficult childhood while meeting film-maker Walt Disney during production for the adaptation of her novel, Mary Poppins. Disney comedy drama starring Tom Hanks, Colin Farrell and Emma Thompson. Com
Free Birds (U): Two turkeys from opposite sides of the tracks must put aside their differences and team up to travel back in time to change the course of history and get turkey off the holiday menu for good. Animated comedy adventure, starring the voices of Owen Wilson and Woody Harrelson. Com
Saving Santa (U): A lowly stable elf discovers he is the only one who can stop an invasion of the North Pole by using the secret of Santa’s sleigh, a time globe, to travel back in time to save Santa — twice. Animated comedy adventure starring the voices of Martin Freeman and Tim Curry. Com (screened in 2D only)
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (12A): Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark become targets of the Capitol, after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the Districts of Panem. Sci-fi action adventure, starring Jennifer Lawrence. Com
A SNOBBISH investor and a wily street con find their positions reversed as part of a bet by two callous millionaires, in the classic 1983 comedy Trading Places (15), which is being screened by Gurnard Film Society this evening (Friday).
Directed by John Landis, the movie stars Eddie Murphy, Dan Ackroyd and Denholm Elliott.
The film, at Gurnard Village Hall, starts at 7.30pm.
Members of a world-renowned string quartet struggle to stay together in the face of death, competing egos and insuppressible lust, in the drama A Late Quartet (15), which can be seen at Ventnor Arts Club on Tuesday.
The final screening of Ventnor Film Society’s autumn/winter season stars Philip Seymour Hoffman and Christopher Walken and starts at 7.30pm.
Ballet fans will be able to enjoy a festive screening of Royal Ballet Live: The Nutcracker, at Cineworld, Newport, on Thursday.
Peter Wright’s dazzling production of Tchaikovsky’s magical ballet returns to Covent Garden, where it was first staged in 1984.
Directed by Tom Sellgman, the performance runs for 130 minutes and starts at 7.15pm.
Cinemas: Cineworld has decided not to promote its standard film programme in the County Press at present.
Tri — Trinity Theatre, Cowes