ODEON Magazine January 2017 - Page 23

Hacksaw Ridge TBC TBC Would you go into battle without a weapon? It’s not a matter of what made them do it, but who... DIRECTOR Mel Gibson STARRING Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey DIRECTOR Stacy Title STARRING Douglas Smith, Lucien Laviscount, Cressida Bonas Directed with an unflinching eye for the madness of war by Mel Gibson (Braveheart), and starring the ever watchable Andrew Garfield (The Amazing Spider-Man), this inspiring film tells the story of Desmond T. Doss, a US Army medic who refused to kill any of the enemy. Serving during the Battle of Okinawa (without a weapon!), his incredible-buttrue exploits are the stuff of military legend. How does the story end? There’s only one way to know for sure. “If you say his name. Or even think it. He’ll come for you...” Fittingly released on Friday 13th January, this intensely creepy horror sees three happy-go-lucky college students discovering the origins of ‘The Bye Bye Man’, a nightmarish supernatural entity responsible for some of mankind’s most depraved acts. Can they find a way to break his spell before they too commit the unthinkable? Remember: “Don’t say it, don’t think it!” Oops, too late! 27 JAN PHOTO: © 2016 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation The Bye Bye Man 13 JAN Assassin’s Creed Watch the trailer Denial 12A The true story of a libel action that shook the world DIRECTOR Mick Jackson STARRING Rachel Weisz, Tom Wilkinson, Timothy Spall In 1996, David Irving sued fellow historian Deborah E. Lipstadt for libel after she described him as a “Holocaust denier” in her 1993 book Denying the Holocaust. This is that story and – goodness gracious – it’s a powerful watch. That’s because, with the burden of proof on the accused in British courts, Lipstadt and her legal team must essentially prove The Final Solution took place. With brilliant performances from Rachel Weisz as Lipstadt and Timothy Spall as Irving, this is a humdinger of a drama (even if you know the verdict). 27 JAN TBC Michael Fassbender gets his game on in this epic actioner DIRECTOR Justin Kurzel STARRING Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons Based on the bestselling Ubisoft game series, this exhilarating, century-hopping adventure sees two-time Oscar nominee Michael Fassbender playing Death Row inmate 1 JAN Callum Lynch. Following his execution, Lynch is ‘revived’ and subjected to a state-of-theart experiment that enables him to channel the experiences of his ancestor Aguilar – a skilled 15th-century assassin. Packed with death-defying stunts, this is a film to take your breath away. Watch the trailer odeon.co.uk 23 PHOTOS: © 2016 Bleecker Street, © 2016 STX Productions, LLC PHOTO: © Cross Creek Pictures Pty Ltd. Watch the trailer