Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 21 December 2014

New Releases this week

New films across Northern Ireland this week



I wasn't expecting you to be in this movie, Mister Bond

Flashbacks of a Fool

(15, 100 mins)

Daniel Craig, Harry Eden, Jodhi May, Mark Strong

Another in-between-Bond-movies outing for Dan the Man. Here he plays an aging superstar who, following the death of his best friend, reflects on his seaside childhood and the tragedy which forced him to seek a new life.

At cinemas across Northern Ireland.



Street Kings

(15, 109 mins)

Keanu Reeves, Forest Whitaker, Hugh Laurie

The pitch was probably Death Wish meets Serpico. Tom Ludlow is a veteran LAPD cop who finds life difficult to navigate after the death of his wife.

When evidence implicates him in the execution of a fellow officer, he is forced to go up against the cop culture he's been a part of his entire career, ultimately leading him to question the loyalties of everyone around him.

Every Seventh Person/ A Son's Sacrifice

(PG, 75 mins and 27 mins)



Two remarkable documentaries worthy of Big Screen showings. Every seventh person in the world is a Chinese farmer and the first is a portrait of three different provincial Chinese villages shot in a style not unlike that of acclaimed Days of Heaven director Terence Malick.

In the second, a Muslim man in New York confronts his father's expectations as he takes over the family butchers business.

Both at Queen's Film Theatre tonight, 9pm, as part of Belfast Film Festival.



Wave Riders

(PG, 100 mins)

Richard Fitzgerald, Gabe Davies, Kelly Slater, Kevin Naughton

As Belfast Film Festival closes curtains for another year, this is the story of how the offspring of a Northern Ireland man, George Freeth, re-introduced the ancient Polynesian art of wave riding to Hawaii at the start of the 20th century, after it had been stamped out by missionaries. The above 'stars' are super surfers and Mr Fitzgerald hails from Bundoran, Co Donegal.

Storm Cinemas, Belfast, tomorrow, 4.30pm.

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