Hollywood comes to the North Wales coast this January with many award-winning and critically-acclaimed films showing for you and the family. Whatever age you are, there will be a spectacle suited to you at Galeri Caernarfon this month near to your seaside holiday homes Snowdonia.
So to beat the dreary wintry weather, curl up at the fantastic and much-revered Galeri with one of these classics showing throughout January.
Arriving to some fanfare, Ron Howard’s Rush has been greeted with plenty of glowing reviews in the cinema sector with particular praise being lavished on the performance of Daniel Bruhl (Good Bye Lenin!, Inglourious Basterds) for his superb portrayal of Formula One racer Nike Lauda. His constant duels with British driver James Hunt, played brilliantly by Chris Hemworth (Thor, Star Trek) are almost as gripping as the racing itself and you’d expect this film to clean up during the awards season.
Rottentomatoes rating: 89%
Blue Jasmine (2013)
Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine has been the subject of some high praise with many critics comparing it to the classic A Streetcar Named Desire. Cate Blanchett (The Lord of the Rings, Elizabeth) stars as Jasmine, a divorcee who is trying to adjust to her new life in New York. A retrospective look back on her life and where it all went wrong is the crux of this film and will resonate with any viewers who’ve suffered similar turmoil. Jasmine is the quintessential down and out character who struggles to keep everything in balance when she moves in with her sister after a split from her husband, portrayed by Alec Baldwin (30 Rock, The Departed). His infidelity is the catalyst for her spiral with Blanchett’s performance being lauded as the best in her already glittering career.
Rottentomatoes rating: 91%
Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
A sure-fire winner with any family member, whether your or old, Mrs. Doubtfire is a heart-warming yet hilarious comedy starring Robin Williams (Good Morning, Vietnam, Dead Poet’s Society). One of the most fondly remembered films of his career, Williams plays the part of an estranged father who will do whatever it takes to get his family back. Taking the guise of an elderly nanny, he goes undercover in an attempt to spend more time with his kids with some funny consequences. There could be no better opportunity to introduce the young ones to a comedy classic and from just £1 per ticket, it should not be missed.
Rottentomatoes rating: 71%
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