What to watch at the cinema this weekend

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What to watch at the cinema this weekend

If you are planning to get away from the cold and snowy weather, the cinema may be your best bet this weekend.

With lots of award-nominated movie out this Friday you may have a tricky decision on your hands.

London Live’s Entertainments Producer, Simon Thompson talks through his top three box office releases to help you make up your mind.

His Picks:

Whiplash

This story follows Andrew Neyman who is an ambitious jazz drummer pursuing his dream to reach the top elite of the east coast music conservatory. His tutor Terence Fletcher is terrifying and strict and pushes him to his limits. This combination of passion and insane teaching turns the young hopefuls dream into an obsession, pushing his ability and sanity to the limit.

American Sniper

This true story is based on the life of Chris Kyle, dubbed as the most lethal sniper in American history. It shows the story of the war hero’s work earning him the nickname ‘legend,’ but his reputation and stardom works against him as he becomes the enemy’s prime target. The Navy seal played by Bradley Cooper carries out four harrowing tours in Iraq, but it is when he comes home where another conflict starts.

Testament of Youth

Alicia Vikander, Kit Harington and Taron Egerton star in this adaptation of Vera Brittain’s memoirs of the First World War, first published in 1933, which detailed the impact of the war on the women left behind in Great Britain. Brittain, played by Vikander, had a tumultuous life, which saw her cut short studies at Oxford to work as a nurse with the Voluntary Aid Detachment, a role which took her to France to experience the war’s horrors first hand. But that wasn’t the end of her exposure to the worst of war, as she lost both her brother Edward (Taron Egerton) and her fiancé Roland Leighton (Kit Harington)

See our interviews with the cast of Testament of Youth here.

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