For fans of: Snoopy
The characters of Charles M. Schulz's iconic and influential comic strip (which ran from 1950 to 2000) - Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Linus, Lucy et al - return to the big screen, animated by Blue Sky Studios (Horton Hears a Who!).
Nothing ever seems to go Charlie Brown’s way. Try as he might, he can’t seem to avoid messing up in front of Lucy, Linus, Franklin, Peppermint Patty, Marcie, Sally, Pig-Pen and the rest of the kids on the block. But when someone new arrived to the neighbourhood, a little red-haired girl, Charlie Brown sees his chance to re-invent himself in front of someone who doesn’t think he’s a blockhead.
For fans of: ‘Shaun of The Dead’ and ‘Zombieland’
A small staff of teachers are forced to fight their way out of their elementary school when the cafeteria chicken nuggets turn the children into zombies. Stars Elijah Wood, Alison Pill (‘Snowpiercer’), Rainn Wilson (‘The Office’), Leigh Whannell (who also co-wrote the film) and Hurley from ‘Lost’.
For fans of: ‘The Searchers’ and ‘Cannibal Holocaust’
Kurt Russell’s long-awaited return to the Western genre is a violent, bloody masterpiece from celebrated author S. Craig Zahler who provides Russell and his co-stars (Matthew Fox, Patrick Wilson, Richard Jenkins) with plenty of great material to sink their teeth into.
When a stranger appears in the tiny Western town of Bright Hope he is wounded in a scuffle with the local sheriff (Russell) and put in jail, where Samantha, the beautiful wife of a local townsperson, tends to him.
During the night Samantha and the stranger are kidnapped by a tribe of cave-dwelling cannibals and dragged off to their underground lair. Sheriff Hunt then leads a small rescue party in search of the abductees.
For fans of: 'The Family Stone' and 'The Royal Tenembaums'
Feel-good Christmas comedy-drama centered around the dysfunctional Cooper family. The all-star brood includes Amanda Seyfriend, John Goodman, Diane Keaton, Alan Arkin, Ed Helms, Olivia Wilde and Marisa Tomei.
Four generations of the Coopers come together for their annual holiday celebration. This year, unexpected visitors and unlikely events turn their season upside down, leading them all toward a surprising rediscovery of family bonds. From the writer of ‘P.S. I Love You’ and the director of ‘I Am Sam’.
For fans of: J-horror flicks like ‘The Ring’ and ‘The Grudge’
Japanese horror-meister Hideo Nakata (‘Ringu’) delivers more scares this week with ‘Ghost Theatre’. The movie revolves around a troupe of actors haunted by an evil mannequin. Stars award-winning actress-singer Yuko Oshima, Haruka Shimazaki and Rika Adachi.