12 Dec 2013
POSTED BY Y Magazine

Y’s Christmas Cracker

FROZEN Frozen has taken more than half a century to reach the screen but the wait for Disney’s release is well worth it. Adapted loosely from The Snow Queen story, it features the fearless and adventurous Anna, as she sets off on an epic journey. Teaming up with rugged mountaineer Kristoff and his loyal reindeer Sven, she tries to find her sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering uphill battles, mystical trolls and a comic snowman named Olaf, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom. With real heart and wit, this animated fairytale can stand up to the Disney favourites of old and is an instant classic.PREVIEWWALKING WITH DINOSAURS 

For those of you who saw the original BBC series, you’ll know this cinematic adaptation is going to be stunning – especially in 3D.Drawing accurately on the latest palaeontology discoveries, the movie tells the captivating story of a young Pachyrhinosaurus on his way to adulthood when his world is suddenly turned upside down. Separated from his family, he has no choice but to lead his herd in their search for a new home. Will a perilous showdown in the Arctic lead to triumph or disaster? Walking With Dinosaurs is a visual feast that will captivate the entire family, especially young ones with a thirst for natural history.dinosaurs 

 The English Teacher

This inspiring comedy tells the story of Linda Sinclair, a 40-year-old unmarried English teacher whose greatest relationships are with her favourite authors and stories. When a disheartened former student moves back into town after failing to make it as a playwright in New York, Linda decides to step out of her comfort zone and mount his play with the help of the high school drama teacher. This low-key film has a great cast that comprises of the ever wonderful Julianne Moore, Lily Collins and Greg Kinnear. Great for those who like considered stories over dimwitted blockbusters.  


Old Boy

Remaking the ultra violent and uniquely moody Korean classic Old Boy was inherently risky and arguably pointless. Spike Lee directs Josh Brolin as the father who suddenly finds himself locked in a cell for no reason with only a telly for company. Released without explanation 20 years later, he is like a bearded animal hell-bent on revenge. Where the original’s extremity came with a dash of black comedy, this is just violence without any real dramatic impact. 


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