ODEON Magazine January 2017 - Page 22

Watch the trailer xXx: The Return of Xander Cage TBC Xander Cage is back and he means business! Watch the trailer Live By Night DIRECTOR D.J. Caruso STARRING Vin Diesel, RUBY ROSE, Samuel L. Jackson, Nina Dobrev “We need someone 20 who can walk into JAN a tornado and come out the other side like it was a damn gentle breeze!” After a prolonged hiatus (which saw Ice Cube taking over the lead role), original xXx star Xander Cage (Vin Diesel – The Fast and the Furious series) is back. This high-octane third instalment sees the cocky thrill-seekerturned-government agent facing his biggest challenge yet in the form of deadly alpha warrior Xiang (Donnie Yen). Xiang and his cronies have stolen a device that controls every military satellite in the world and they’re threatening to do very bad things with it. Can Triple X, with a little help from his hand-picked team – which he lovingly describes as “the good, the extreme and the completely insane” – save the day once again? And, more importantly, can they look dope doing it? Book your ticket now to find out! 22 odeon.co.uk 15 “I went away a soldier, I came home an outlaw!” Ben Affleck goes gangster in this enthralling crime thriller! DIRECTOR Ben Affleck starring Ben Affleck, Zoe Saldana, Elle fanning Writer/director Ben Affleck had his work cut out for him adapting Live By Night for the silver screen. After all, Dennis Lehane’s crime novel is a classic work of fiction. But the two-time Oscar winner (whose 2007 film Gone Baby Gone is also based on a Lehane 13 JAN novel) is a director of increasing renown and he more than does justice to the scintillating source material. Set in 1920s America, the film chronicles the story of wannabe gangster Joe Coughlin, the son of a Boston police chief who swaps the law for lawbreaking. Co-starring Elle Fanning as the conflicted Loretta Figgis, this is a smart, sophisticated crime thriller. WHAT THEY’RE SAYING THE DIRECTOR “ “ THE STAR THE BUZZ “ I’m lucky I’ve had the chance to do [projects] that are different It was really exciting to play such an intense character The trailer promises a film that has swagger to spare Ben Affleck Elle Fanning (Loretta Figgis) collider.com ” ” ” PHOTOs: © 2016 WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC. PHOTO: © 2016 PARAMOUNT PICTURES The road was long... leading to who knows where...