06 Feb 2019 AT 12:09 PM

Film of the week

06 Feb 2019 AT 12:09 PM
Film of the week

The Lego Movie 2 (00)
Even those ‘I’ve got bills to pay, I can’t be bothering with kids’ films’ among us could have appreciated the sheer beauty of the original Lego Movie. And despite ‘I’m Batman’ being given his own feature-length, which felt a little forced, sadly, this return to Bricksburg promises plenty of the daft laughs of the first effort. Phil Lord and Christopher Miller have written this for Trolls’ Mike Mitchell – a combo we feel will make this a winner.
In cinemas February 7

Cold Pursuit (tc18)
The longer his varied career goes, on the more obvious it becomes that Liam Neeson is never more in his element than when hunting down bad guys who’ve wronged his family (especially his offspring).

And that’s where we find this battled-hardened Northern Irishman once more in Cold Pursuit, playing Nels Coxman, who’s seeking revenge for the death of his son Kyle (played by his actual son, Micheál Richardson), supposedly at the hands of a gangster called Viking (Tom Bateman).

The story all begins swimmingly enough for Coxman as his efforts as the local snow-plough driver are rewarded with a ‘citizen of the year’ gong by his fellow townsfolk. But such joy is swiftly shot down when he gets a police knock at his door and discovers Kyle has died of an apparent overdose.

Convinced his son is not the junkie his death would suggest, Coxman sets out to take down the flamboyant Viking and his henchmen one by one, turning his sleepy, ski resort hometown of Kehoe into the scene of bloody crimes and a vicious turf war between Viking and his rival White Bull (Tom Jackson).

Fans of Norwegian film (we know you’re out there) might think the plot sounds somehow familiar. Well, that’s because it is. Director Hans Petter Moland has taken his 2014 effort, Kraftidioten (aka In Order Of Disappearance) and gone full Neeson with it, likening the move to putting on a play in Norway “and somebody asks you to bring it to Broadway”. Break a leg, we say...
In cinemas February 7

The Prodigy (18tc)
Sadly, not a film based upon the trials and tribulations of Essex’s finest electro dance group, this horror-thriller tells the story of a gifted child (Miles, played by Jackson Robert Scott) whose alarming behaviour is scaring the life out his mother, Sarah (Taylor Schilling), who seeks professional help. We soon discover sinister, supernatural forces are at work, with Sarah seeking answers from the past.
In cinemas February 7

Monster Energy Supercross 2 (00)
Following hot on the heels of 2017’s debut, Monster Energy Supercross is back with more courses and riders than the original, underlining the makers’ desire to bring a little more realism to the game. Supercross superstar Eli Tomac (conspicious by his absence in the first game) is one 80 speedsters revving up for what should be a thrilling (and muddy) ride.
Out on PS4, Xbox One and PC from February 8

VS (00)
Wrongly dismissed as a British 8 Mile by some, this low-budget, rite of passage-style tale of a young man channelling his inner rage in rap battles makes for wonderfully compelling viewing. Not only are the lyrics hard-hitting and well thought-out, even those who hate the genre can understand the need for Adam (Connor Swindells) to express his angst and cast aside the influence of his troubled youth spent in foster care.
In cinemas February 7

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