If you’re hitting the cinema this weekend, you’ll have a choice of some seriously action-packed movies this weekend.
Here’s our picks for the movies releasing Friday, 29 January 2016:
The Hateful Eight
Quentin Tarantino’s sprawling, bloody three-hour Western charts the nasty business perpetrated by a group of strangers (including Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tim Roth and Michael Madsen) who all converge during a blizzard at a remote cabin. Backstabbing, mystery, and chaos ensues in what is being called one of Tarantino’s best works to date.
The 5th Wave
With The Hunger Games coming to a close and the Divergent series heading towards its own conclusion, The 5th Wave could easily end up the next big franchise based on a series of young adult novels. Chloë Grace Moretz plays Cassie Sullivan, a teenage girl navigating the barren wasteland left in the wake of an alien invasion in the hopes of rescuing her young brother (Zackary Arthur). Moretz has proven time and again that she’s a capable, versatile talent, but — aside from reprising her role as Hit-Girl in the Kick-Ass sequel — the young actress has yet to secure her own franchise.
The Finest Hours
Over the years, Disney has become a reliable source of inspirational dramatisations of true events, and The Finest Hours is the studio’s next such effort, as the film is loosely based on the Pendleton rescue mission attempt in 1952 by Coast Guard ships. Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster, Holliday Grainger, John Ortiz and Eric Bana lead the cast. With such a strong team behind the project and even stronger material, The Finest Hours could prove to be a surprise hit of the year.
Jason Kelly (Zac Efron) is one week away from his wedding. His grandfather Dick Kelly (Robert De Niro) tricks him into driving him to Florida days before his wedding. The pair end up in the middle of a wild spring break that includes frat parties, bar fights and an epic night of karaoke. Dick is on a mission to live life to the fullest and forces his grandson to adopt his philosophy.
Antonio Banderas, Rodrigo Santoro, and Juliette Binoche all star in The 33. Based on the real-life Chilean mine collapse in 2010, the film takes a closer look at the experiences and harsh circumstances the miners had to endure in order to survive for for 69 days.