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Justin Bieber's Believe (Photo: Scanpix)

January 6, 2014
15:36

by Andreas Jakobsen


Justin Bieber’s Believe (7)

Dir: Jon Chu; US doc, 2013, 92 mins; premieres Dec 19

Belieber’s will love the sequel to Never Say Never; the rest of us, though, will hate it. It is an access-some-areas documentary profiling the teen heartthrob’s rise to super-stardom. It includes a combination of ‘exclusive’ behind the scenes footage and on-stage performances  from his latest tour, punctuated by less than candid interviews with those around him. (CJ)

Delivery Man (7)

Dir: Ken Scott; US comedy, 2013,103 mins; premieres Jan 2

A happy-go-lucky, lifelong under-achiever finds out that he has inadvertently fathered over 500 children through anonymous donations to a fertility clinic years ago, 142 of which have filed lawsuits to reveal his identity. Should he come forward? (CJ)

Frozen (7)

Dir: Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee; US animation, 2013, 108 mins; premieres Dec 25

Based on the story written by HC Anderson,  Elsa threatens to trap the kingdom in eternal winter, and it is up to the fearless princess Anna and a jovial snowman, Olaf, to battle Arctic conditions and find her before she can have her wicked way. (CJ)

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (15)

Dir: Christopher Landon; US horror, 2013, 84 mins; premieres Jan 2

After being designated for possession, a young Californian is pursued by a mysterious demon while his family and friends try to save him. (CJ)

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (11)

Dir: Ben Stiller; US comedy, 2013, 114 mins; 

premieres Dec 25

When the life of day-dreamer Walter Mitty is threatened, he takes action and embarks on a journey across the world that turns into a heroic adventure more unbelievable than anything he could have imagined. (CJ)

Fruitvale Station (15)

Dir: Ryan Coogler; US drama, 2013, 85 mins; 

premieres Jan 2

Winner of two prizes at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, Fruitvale Station scores a deserved 85 percent on Metacritic. This score sets this film streaks ahead of the rest of the new year’s releases. Based on the events of one night, 31 December 2008, the narrative skillfully recounts the true story of 22-year-old San Francisco hoodlum Oscar Grant. It is a night on which he encounters friends, enemies, family and strangers (CJ)



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