The Light Cinema Ones to Watch - February '16

Posted 4 February 2016

Welcome to The Light Cinema New Brighton’s forthcoming Ones to Watch, give you

a run-down of forthcoming movies that are sure to satisfy to all tastes and moods.


This fast-paced, high-adrenaline remake of the 90s cult-action thriller Point Break,

sees a young FBI agent, Johnny Utah (Luke Bracey), infiltrates a cunning team of thrill

seeking elite athletes, led by the charismatic Bodhi (Edgar Ramirez). The athletes are

suspected of carrying out a string of staggering crimes that kill innocent people and

send the world’s economy into a tailspin.

Deep undercover, and with his life in imminent danger, Utah strives to prove they

are the callous architects of these inconceivable crimes.

The film is packed with the most daring athleticism ever seen in a motion picture,

which will help make up for having zero Patrick Swayze roundhouse kicks, and no

Keanu Reeves Californian surfer dude accent. These action adventure feats are

performed by extreme athletes representing the world’s best in class in big-wave

surfing, wingsuit flying, sheer-face snowboarding, free rock climbing, and high-speed


Point Break opens February 5th.


Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, Deadpool tells the origin

story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after

being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing

powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark,

twisted sense of humour, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his


Directed by Tim Miller, the film tells the origin story of the titular foul-mouthed

assassin. Ryan Reynolds stars as Wade Wilson, a former Special Forces operative

turned mercenary who is left with accelerated healing powers after a rogue

experiment goes wrong. The iconic red mask subsequently covers up his terribly

scarred face, but sense of humor is unscathed as he cheerily goes out for

revenge. Deadpool also stars Morena Baccarin (Homeland & Firefly), T.J. Miller

(Silicon Valley), Ed Skrein (Game of Thrones), Brianna Hildebrand (Prism), and Gina

Carano (Fast & Furious 6).

Deadpool Previews at The Light on Wednesday February 10th.


How to be Single is an ensemble comedy that suggests it is not our relationships, but

our single times in between, that truly define us. The film will look at relatable issues

such as; online dating, the debate about how long to wait before having children,

when to get married, blind dating, casual sex and the fear of commitment.

Featuring a hilarious female-led cast including; Pitch Perfect’s outrageous Rebel

Wilson, Fifty Shades of Grey star Dakota Johnson, the wonderful Alison Brie and the

hilarious Leslie Mann (This is 40). Plus keep an eye out for Anders Holm and Jason

Mantzoukas as they take their gross-out humour from the TV screen to the big


Released February 19th and Previews on Valentine’s Day.



This February Sacha Baron Cohen returns to the big screen with the comedy, The

Brothers Grimsby.

The story follows Nobby (Cohen) as he is re-united with his brother, Sebastian.

Nobby has it all, football, nine children and the “most attractive girlfriend in

northern England”, played by the hilarious Rebel Wilson (Pitch Perfect). There’s only

one thing missing from Nobby’s life, the little brother he’s been searching for 28

years. Upon hearing of Sebastian’s whereabouts Nobby sets off to reconcile their

family. Unaware that his brother is MI6s top assassin who is on the runand

wrongfully accused after uncovering a plot that puts the world in danger, Nobby and

Sebastian must work together to clear the family name and save the world!

Mark Strong (Kingsman, Imitation Game) co-stars as Sebastian with Penelope

Cruz, Isla Fisher, Gabourey Sidibe, Annabelle Wallis, and Ian McShane also starring.

The Brothers Grimsby opens 24th.


  • Also this February:

Goosebumps - 5th

Trumbo – 5th

Zoolander 2 – 12th

The Finest Hours - 19th


  • Light Arts

This February The Light Cinema New Brighton is hosting a wealth of live cinema

including theatre, opera and ballet.


  • ROH Live: La Traviata  - Feb 4

La traviata is regarded as one of Verdi’s finest operas. It tells the story of the Parisian

courtesan Violetta Valéry, one of opera’s greatest heroines, based on the real life

courtesan Marie Duplessis.

Renoir - Revered and Reviled (Exhibition on Screen) – Feb 16

(From the Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia)

Picasso collected more Renoirs than any other artist, Matisse revered him and

Monet too.  He was an artist that was instrumental in creating the Impressionist

movement and then totally rejected it and went in a completely new direction - with

extraordinary results.


  • As You Like It - NT Live – Feb 25

Shakespeare’s glorious comedy of love and change comes to the National Theatre

for the first time in over 30 years.

With her father the Duke banished and in exile, Rosalind and her cousin Celia leave

and journey into the Forest of Arden. There, released from convention, Rosalind

experiences the liberating rush of transformation. Disguising herself as a boy, she

embraces a different way of living and falls spectacularly in love.

Craig Barton

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