The Thing (1982) and The Thing (2011)

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Film review of the science fiction horror movies about an alien life-form which attempts to take-over the bodies of a group of research scientists based in Antartica in the early 1980’s. The 1982 version directed by John Carpenter was remade as a prequel in 2011, directed by Matthijs van Heijningen, depicting events leading up to and including the original film.

Director: John Carpenter (1982, 109 mins). Turman Foster/Universal. (18)

4stars - Very good lots to enjoy

 

 

Director: Matthijs van Heijningen (2011, 103 mins). Strike Entertainment/Morgan Creek. (15)

3stars Good worth watching

 

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New films out in the UK this weekend

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A list of the new films being released across the UK, from Friday 11 December 2015. Use the Find Any Film website for details of which cinema nearest you will show these films.

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By the SeaBy the Sea poster

Am I behind the times, but has Angelina Jolie just officially become (on the credits of this film at least) Jolie-Pitt? All lovely and official if so!

Here, she is the co-star, writer, director and producer of this drama about an American writer (Brad Pitt) and his wife, Vanessa (the aforementioned Jolie-Pitt), who arrive in a picturesque seaside resort in 1970s France, their marriage in apparent crisis. As they spend time with fellow travelers, the couple come to terms with unresolved issues in their own lives.

Showing all over the UK, the official website with the trailer and gallery will help whet your appetites.

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