If you’re hitting the cinema this weekend, you’ll have a choice of some interesting movies from a variety of different genres.
Here’s our picks for the movies releasing Friday, 15 January 2016:
Ride Along 2
Buddy action/comedies have a long history of reining in box office dollars. So, when Ride Along combined the massive appeal of stars Ice Cube and Kevin Hart back in 2014, it wasn’t much of a shock to see the film perform well.
With both leads back in action (and Hart’s character now a cop himself), the stakes are higher than ever for James Payton (Ice Cube) and Ben Barber (Hart) as they head to Miami to take down a drug lord (Benjamin Bratt) before Ben’s wedding to James’s sister. Ride Along 2 may not be breaking any new ground, but the film’s popular cast — and new additions like Olivia Munn and Ken Jeong — should deliver the laughs that audiences expect.
The Big Short
When a cast features the talents of Brad Pitt, Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, and Steve Carell, you know the movie is already off to a good start. Based on the true story and best-selling book by Michael Lewis The Big Short tells the story of four outsiders in the world of high-finance who predicted the collapse of the economy. Their bold investment leads them into the dark underbelly of modern banking where they must question everyone and everything.
Helena Bonhan Carter, Meryl Streep, and Carey Mulligan all star in Suffragette. This stirring story centres on Maud, a working wife and mother whose life is forever changed when she is secretly recruited to join the U.K.’s growing suffragette movement. Galvanized by the outlaw fugitive Emmeline Pankhurst, Maud becomes an activist for the cause alongside women from all walks of life. When increasingly aggressive police action forces Maud and her dedicated fellow suffragettes underground, they engage in a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse with the authorities,
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