Release: January 8, 2015 • Director: Shawn Levy • Cast: Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Ricky Gervais, Owen Wilson, Sir Ben Kingsley, Rebel Wilson • Distributed by: 20th Century Fox
It’s the third, final and most exciting of the family films about the legendary exhibits at New York’s Museum of Natural History, which come to life each night. This time Larry is on a mission to keep his historical friends alive, before the magic disappears.
The action shifts to The British Museum in London where Tilly (Wilson) is the night guard. Robin Williams again plays American President Teddy Roosevelt, in one of his last film roles. Ricky Gervais, Owen Wilson and Steve Coogan return. Dan Stevens and Sir. Ben Kingsley also star in the funny and thrilling adventure. At the Museum of Natural History, American President Teddy Roosevelt (Robin Williams), Attila the Hun (Patrick Gallagher), Dexter, the Capuchin monkey, and the other familiar historical figures and creatures have started to malfunction badly, rampaging around and creating havoc. Larry discovers that the problem lies with the ancient, magical tablet of Ahkmenrah, which has corroded. The tablet breathes life into his museum friends. If he doesn’t get it fixed, everyone from Sacagawea (Mizuo Peck) to the miniature cowboy Jedediah (Owen Wilson) and his equally small friend, the Roman general Octavius (Steve Coogan), will revert to inanimate wax figures and statues. It emerges that the secret to the tablet’s special powers is in the famous Egyptian wing of the British Museum, where a great Pharaoh (Sir Ben Kingsley), the father of Ahkmenrah (Rami Malek), has the answers. Larry, his son Nick, (Skyler Gisondo) and the others jet across the pond and descend on the British capital on a mission to bring back the tablet’s power and save everyone in the museum, before it is too late.
Adding to the fun, Stiller not only plays Larry Daley but also a Neanderthal man named Laaa. This primitive, uncivilized character looks remarkably like Larry (Stiller) and was commissioned as a prank by the museum’s director Dr. McPhee (Ricky Gervais). Laaa wouldn’t be the first romantic choice for most women, but Rebel Wilson’s Tilly falls for his distinctly macho charms and questionable charisma.
Release: January 14, 2015 • Director: Olivier Megaton • Cast: Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace and Forest Whitaker • Distributed by: 20th Century Fox
The only man with a particular set of skills is back in “Taken 3.” Liam Neeson reprises his role as Bryan Mills, the role that further set him up for worldwide stardom – a retired CIA agent whose enemies keep on preying even after he retired from the service.
In “Taken 3,” Liam Neeson returns as ex-covert operative Bryan Mills, whose reconciliation with his ex-wife is tragically cut short when she is brutally murdered. Consumed with rage, and framed for the crime, he goes on the run to evade the relentless pursuit of the CIA, FBI and the police. For one last time, Mills must use his “particular set of skills,” to track down the real killers, exact his unique brand of justice, and protect the only thing that matters to him now – his daughter. “Taken 3” also stars Forest Whitaker and Maggie Grace is back in action as Bryan’s daughter.
Release: January 28, 2015 • Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu • Cast: Michael Keaton, Edward Norton, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts and Zach Galifianakis • Distributed by: 20th Century Fox
Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Alejandro González Iñárritu, “Birdman” tells the story of an actor (Michael Keaton) who is famous for portraying an iconic superhero – as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career, and himself.
Release: January 8, 2015 • Director: Christian Ditter • Cast: Lily Collins, Sam Claflin and Tamsin Egerton • Distributed by: Pioneer Films
The wait is almost over, as “Love, Rosie” opens up in cinemas this January 8 in local (Phils.) cinemas where two of today’s most loved young actors Lily Collins and Sam Claflin star as Rosie and Alex who have been best friends since they were five. When it comes to love, life and making the right choices, these two are their own worst enemies. But one awkward turn at 18, one missed opportunity…and life sends them hurling in different directions. Could they be the one true love for each other after all?
Based on Cecelia Ahern’s bestselling novel “Where Rainbows End”, LOVE, ROSIE is a sassy, heart-warming, and utterly modern comedy-of-errors tale posing the ultimate question: Do we really only get one shot at true love? “How do you adapt a book that’s all texts and emails,” says producer Simon Brooks of one of the project’s biggest challenges – the novel’s epistolary structure, composed around the emails, letters and text messages which Alex and Rosie exchange. “How do you make that into a movie?”
In director Christian Ditter’s new film Love, Rosie, Lily Collins and Sam Claflin star as Rosie and Alex, childhood friends seemingly destined to be together, yet a couple which fate itself seems determined to keep apart. The film paints a rich and textured canvas of a complicated yet lifelong bond between Rosie and Alex, beginning in their childhood, spanning a trans-Atlantic separation, and enduring ups and downs of romantic liaisons with everyone but each other resulting in some bittersweet consequences.
From Pioneer Films, “Love, Rosie” opens January 8 in cinemas nationwide.