At Cinemas: Hordes of films this winter holiday: Brooklyn, Trumbo, Zootropolis, Zoolander 2 and more

Derek Zoolander and Hansel showing off their brand-new outfits Derek Zoolander and Hansel showing off their brand-new outfits
February 11th, 2016 7:00 pm| by Mark Walker
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Half-term holidays mean we are inundated with an avalanche of new films covering the city’s cinemas. This is good news for us and bad news for the smaller releases that tend to get lost.

For this reason, if you have Danish-speaking children, take them to see the joyful Antboy 3 – the last film in a charming trilogy about a diminutive Danish superhero who uses his super strength to fight crime in small-town Denmark.

For older kids, there’s Marvel Comics’ Deadpool, which in its own subversive way could prove to be a successful date movie for Valentine’s this Sunday – see this week’s review.

Nick Hornby has adapted Brooklyn for the screen, a ‘50s-set love triangle about a young Irish girl (Saoirse Ronan) who emigrates to the US and falls in love with an Italian plumber (not that kind of film), only to later visit home and succumb to Domhall Gleeson’s lucky charms – clearly the safer choice for Valentine’s. The reviews are really good.

For those without a date on Sunday, there’s Single in New York – although, much like being single on Valentine’s, the film sucks (apparently).

Jay Roach of Austin Powers fame has chosen a comedic tone for Trumbo, his depiction of the immediate post-war period in which the political climate saw high-profile figures in Hollywood, such as screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, blacklisted for their political beliefs. The reviews are average.

Staying in the comedy stable, there’s also the much anticipated Zoolander 2 in cinemas this week which sees Ben Stiller return to his iconic creation, fashion model Derek Zoolander, after a 15-year hiatus.

Lastly, there’s family option Zootropolis, a new CG-animated adventure that features a city of anthropomorphic animals in which a crafty fox criminal and a rookie bunny cop have to work together to uncover a conspiracy (screenings in English are available).

Finally, if none of that appeals, Cinemateket has a solution. On Thursday at 21:45 there’s an opportunity to see one of the most under-appreciated date movies ever made. Actor John Turturro directs the late, great James Gandolfini through the all-singing, all-dancing Romance & Cigarettes. Tickets are 70 kroner. For Cinemateket’s full program, see dfi.dk/Filmhuset. (MW)