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Movie of the month
Exodus: Gods and Kings
DIRECTED BY: Ridley Scott
STARRING: Christian Bale, Ben Kingsley and Sigourney Weaver

The Plot:
Exodus: Gods and Kings is the epic story of one man’s tireless pursuit to take on the might of an empire. The defiant leader Moses rises up against the Egyptian pharaoh Ramses, setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey to escape from Egypt and its notorious cycle of deadly plagues. Along the way, they face a series of seemingly unending challenges that have deadly consequences for some and life-changing revelations for others.

Worth Watching?
With a host of biblical characters brought to life in this Gladiator meets 300-style adventure, don’t expect a scene without swords and a lot of lung-power. As expected from a blockbuster film, the use of state-of-the-art visual effects and 3D immersion is done in true Hollywood style but critics are saying Ridley Scott has outdone himself and his contemporaries with this movie. Christian Bale proves once more that he is a worthy hero after showcasing his talent for evil characters elsewhere in his career. The costumes in particular are brimming with detail and, even if they’re not something you look for in a movie, we guarantee they will catch your attention.

VERDICT: Talk about tour de force — you’ll be gripped from start to end.

Penguins of Madagascar
December wouldn’t feel festive without a wholesome family film for everyone to enjoy! A spin-off to the Madagascar film series and a follow-up to the events from Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, the characters of Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private are off on their own spy adventure thriller. They’re all brought into the services of the North Wind, an elite undercover inter-species task force that is dedicated to helping animals who can’t help themselves. The penguins must work with the North Wind led by Classified to prevent Dr Octavius Brine from taking over the world. Listen out for Benedict Cumberbatch as Classified.

Dumb and Dumber Two
After 20 years from the original starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels, the sequel is as dumb and perfectly funny as the first. Although the time between the original and the sequel is spaced out, many elements from the first film make a surprise return — Petey the blind kid for one! The guys are back for another dimwit adventure in search for one of their long-lost children in the hope of gaining a new kidney. Fans who have been treated to an exclusive preview have said the cinema erupted with laughter for the whole movie. As far as a sequel goes, this is promising!