This Easter brings with it excitement for the kids, stress for the parents and some bank holiday freedom to everyone else to go out and party! However, not every night is right for going out. Sometimes you just want to stay in and enjoy a good film or television show with family or friends. At Centrale shopping centre we understand that very much. Here’s a list of what’s new on DVD, what’s coming soon and what’s hot in the HMV sales this Easter…
TIN TIN: SPIRIT OF THE UNICORN is Steven Spielberg’s latest effort and first animated film. Anyone familiar with the comic strip chronicles of Tin Tin will rejoice in this faithful big screen adaptation full of wit and wonder. It’s a great way to introduce your children to a classic and beloved character from your own youth. Pick up your copy for £10.99.
“All I need are the boots,” purrs the title character of PUSS IN BOOTS as voiced by Antonio Banderas in what might just be his greatest ever role! It’s like watching him play Zorro again, but as an animated tabby cat. The jokes fly thick and fast in this tall tale of cat-fighting and romance that should please kids and adult alike. You may also be pleased by the price at £12.99.
For the more adult audiences out there you may find more interest in settling down to watch (and then becoming distinctly unsettled) THE THING. This is a prequel to John Carpenter’s 80’s classic of the same name showing the lead-up to events in Antarctica that brought the shape-shifting alien horror to life in the first place. While not a patch on Carpenter’s seminal and terrifying original, it’s still a blast full of chills and thrills. Not a film to watch with food however! Feed your fears for £9.99.
Best of the sales
We have found some serious heavyweight films for £3.00 each in the sales. Choice picks include SEX AND THE CITY 2 starring SJP & co. as the infamous New York foursome on a rather controversial holiday; KICK-ASS, the cult superhero black comedy that was one of the biggest surprises of the last few years thanks to its wit, timing and clever visuals; and one of the most worthy crime dramas in some years, THE TOWN with Ben Affleck and Jeremy Renner, which went on to prove that actors can successfully write, direct and star without having to be Clint Eastwood.
Coming this April
Your mission should you choose to accept it is to check out Tom Cruise in the best Mission: Impossible yet! MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE GHOST PROTOCOL may sound like a B-movie of the highest order but it is in fact a return to form after two dud previous instalments. It’s fast, furious, funny and totally impossible! Just the way it should be. Expect the impossible to come out on 30/04/12 at HMV for £12.99. This release date and price will self-destruct in 5 seconds…
For those of you looking for something darker and infinitely more complex we can’t recommend enough the bleak mystery of THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO directed by visionary filmmaker David Fincher and starring Daniel “007” Craig and Rooney Mara as the title character. It’s a very tough film to get through but it’s also incredibly rewarding. You can meet the Girl and her Dragon Tattoo on 23/04/12 for £10.99.