This Friday sees the release of Golden Globe winning and Oscar nominated The Descendants. Starring George Clooney as indifferent husband and father, Matt King, The Descendants is billed as both humorous and tragic, concerning itself with the re-building of family relationships. Directed by Oscar winning Sideways director, Alexander Payne, The Descendants has met with critical acclaim. With many critics claiming The Descendants gives rise to the greatest performance of George Clooney’s career, for many it is a must see.

Also released at UK cinemas this week are:

Like Crazy – Winner of the Grand Jury Prize for US Dramatic Film at the 2011 Sundance Festival, Like Crazy follows the long distance relationship between a British student and her American classmate;

The Grey – Liam Neeson stars in this thriller about a group of plane crash survivors struggling to stay alive in Alaskan temperatures, with a vicious pack of hungry wolves on their heels;

Intruders – A horror thriller from 28 Weeks Later director Juan Carlso Fresnadillo;

A Monster in Paris – 2D and 3D animation from the director of Shark Tale.

Next Wednesday also sees the release of Chronicle which follows the story of three teenagers in possession of super powers.



If you haven’t managed to catch them already, here are my recommendations (click on the links for the full Fiction Adore verdict):