Welcome to 2017! How's the new year for you? Beyond upset that Christmas has come and gone with a cold January stretching out in front of you? Well we've got the heartwarming solution in the form of these three epic movies, all of which are out now in Cineworld.
You see - January isn't all bad!
What's the story? Dynamic Macbeth stars Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard reunite with each other and director Justin Kurzel for this epic video game adaptation.
Callum Lynch (Fassbender) is a dangerous criminal scheduled for execution – but his life is saved when he’s rescued by the mysterious Abstergo Industries, the modern day equivalent of the Knights Templar. Under the instruction of scientist Sophia Rikkin (Cotillard) and her CEO father Alan (Jeremy Irons), Callum is forced to take part in the Animus Project, whereby the company taps into his genetic memories.
Soon Callum is reliving the deadly, action-packed life of his 15th century ancestor Aguilar, an Assassin during the time of the Spanish Inquisition. Soon he gains the skills and knowledge to confront the present-day Templars who have him trapped.
Based on the sensational video game franchise, blending eye-popping visuals with star power and the vision of director Justin Kurzel, Assassin’s Creed promises to be the video game movie to end them all.
What's the story? Celebrated Taxi Driver and Raging Bull director Martin Scorsese returns with his long-awaited passion project: a sweeping and emotional adaptation of Shusaku Endo’s acclaimed novel.
In the 17th century, young Portugese Jesuit priests Sebastiao Rodrigues and Francisco Garrpe (Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver) travel to Japan to locate their mentor, Father Cristovao Ferreira (Liam Neeson). On a journey to preach the Gospel and the word of Christ, they come face to face with appalling Christian persecution in an unfamiliar land.
One of cinema’s most esteemed directors, Martin Scorsese, has been planning this breathtaking adaptation of a literary classic for 20 years. Responsible for masterpieces like Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, The King of Comedy and Goodfellas, he’s now poised to deliver one of the most intensely personal works of his career, a movie event that’s not to be missed.
A Monster Calls
What's the story? A troubled boy is mentored by a tree monster in this emotionally powerful fantasy-drama.
Life is tough for 12-year-old Conor O'Malley (Lewis MacDougall). His mum (Felicity Jones) is battling a terminal illness, while his distant, divorced dad (Toby Kebbell) has started a new life in the US. He's bullied at school and beset by nightmares. And his only adult companion is his severe, brittle grandmother (Sigourney Weaver).
Then something fantastic happens. A giant yew tree (Liam Neeson in performance-capture mode) springs to life, stomps over to Conor's window and begins to tell him astonishing fairytales.
Adapted by Patrick Ness from his own acclaimed young adult novel, this intimate, ultimately heart-warming fable about a boy coming to terms with the messiness of real life is all the more moving for being rooted in genuine fears. Director J.A. Bayona, of The Impossible fame, delivers a stunning spectacle, blending beautiful animation and incredible special effects with amazing sets.
So which of these amazing films are you kick starting 2017 with? Tweet us @Cineworld.