ODEON Magazine January 2017 - Page 25

Split 15 Beauties and The Beast... but this ain’t no fairy tale! DIRECTOR M. Night Shyamalan STARRING James McAvoy, Haley Lu Richardson, Anya Taylor-Joy After a lean period (in terms of both box office receipts and critical reception), M. Night Shyamalan has well and truly rediscovered his form of late, with his TV series Wayward Pines (which he produces) and the 2015 horror The Visit dazzling and perplexing audiences in equal measure. Split continues this hot streak. Arguably Shyamalan’s best work since 2000’s Unbreakable, this wonderfully inventive and genuinely disturbing horror thriller sees James McAvoy on sensational form as the creepy Kevin, a thirtysomething man suffering from multiple personality disorder. Clearly a very troubled individual, Kevin kidnaps three teenage girls and locks them up in his basement – for purposes (initially) unknown. During their incarceration, the young women meet all 23 of their captor’s personalities, some of whom are friendly, some of whom are not. But then a 24th personality begins to emerge and this one is by far the worst of the lot... Is there a twist? Of course – and it’s a cracker. Welcome back M. Night! 13 JAN Watch the trailer Underworld: Blood Wars TBC This time it’s personal for Beckinsale’s Death Dealer DIRECTOR Anna Foerster STARRING Kate Beckinsale, Theo James, Alicia Vela-Bailey With her daughter’s life under threat, kickass Vampire Death Dealer Selene (Kate Beckinsale – Van Helsing) battles to end the blood-drenched war between the lycans and the vampires once and for all. Dark. Brooding. Violent. This fifth Underworld instalment is everything we’ve come to expect from the bloodthirsty horror series. If you’re a fan of the first four, then this latest chapter definitely won’t disappoint. 13 JAN PHOTO: © 2016 Sony Pictures Releasing (UK) PHOTO: © 2017 universal studios Watch the trailer Out this January Assassin’s Creed Released 1 January A Monster Calls Released 1 January Silence Released 1 January La La Land Released 12 January The Bye Bye Man Released 13 January Live By Night Released 13 January Manchester by the Sea Released 13 January Split Released 13 January Underworld: Blood Wars Released 13 January 20th Century Women Released 20 January Jackie Released 20 January Lion Released 20 January Table 19 Released 20 January BECKINSALE BY NUMBERS Number of languages Kate speaks (English, French, Russian and German) Kate’s IQ xXx: Return of Xander Cage Released 20 January Denial Released 27 January Hacksaw Ridge Released 27 January Rules Don’t Apply Released 27 January Kat wh e’s ag ma en shee fir de appst screher ear en anc e Sing Released 27 January T2 Trainspotting Released 27 January Kate was a two-time winner of the W.H. Smith Young Writers’ competition odeon.co.uk 25