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This Week's Mix Up Theatre T.V. Picks + Netflix / Amazon

What the students should watch this week to tie in with our drama activities!

THIS WEEK'S TOP 10 MIX UP THEATRE T.V. PICKS


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1. FILMS: Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) / Star Trek Beyond (2016) (Age 12)

Saturday 27th February, Channel 4, 6:30pm / 9:00pm

ALSO ON AMAZON PRIME

Into Darkness

Captain Kirk and the crew of the starship Enterprise are sent on a clandestine mission into enemy territory to track down the rogue Starfleet agent behind a terrorist attack on Earth. However, the assignment brings to light a hidden threat from within their own organisation. Sci-fi adventure sequel, starring, Actor of the Week Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto.


Beyond

The USS Enterprise sets out on a rescue mission which turns out to be a deadly trap set by a mysterious warlord. The crew are left stranded on an unexplored planet, and join forces with a fugitive alien scavenger to find a way off the hostile world and prevent a terrible weapon being unleashed upon the galaxy. Sci-fi adventure, starring Actor of the Week Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto.

2. FILM: Brideshead Revisited (2008)

Saturday 27th February, 2:25pm

A student at Oxford in the 1920s becomes fascinated with the glamorous lives of an aristocratic friend and his sister, but a complex love triangle develops between the three, while their idyllic relationship is threatened by the arrival of the siblings' embittered mother. Drama based on Evelyn Waugh's novel, starring Matthew Goode and Ben Whishaw.

3. FILM: Pride and Prejudice (1940)

Saturday 27th February, BBC2, 11:30am

A couple are keen to find suitable husbands for their five daughters. When a wealthy gentleman and his friend arrive in the area, it leads to an encounter between headstrong daughter Elizabeth and aloof gentleman Mr Darcy, and their instant dislike gradually turns into an unexpected romance. Period drama based on Jane Austen's novel, starring Laurence Olivier and Greer Garson.

4. FILM: James and the Giant Peach (1996)

Thursday 4th March, Sky Cinema Family, 5:00pm

An unhappy orphan living with his cruel aunts discovers a gigantic peach growing in the garden. Venturing inside, he meets six friendly insects and together they embark on a magical journey. Animated and live-action fantasy, based on Roald Dahl's novel, starring Paul Terry, Joanna Lumley and Miriam Margolyes.

5. FILM: Miss Potter (2006)

Sunday 28th February, Channel 5, 3:10pm


Victorian writer and illustrator Beatrix Potter is unable to find a firm willing to give her book based on a character called Peter Rabbit a chance, until a timid publisher with whom she falls in love takes on her project. Biographical period drama, starring Renee Zellweger and Ewan McGregor.

6. FILM: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010)

Tuesday 2nd March, Sky Cinema Family, 3:35pm

A boy starts a new school determined to be popular and admired, only to find himself instead a target for bullies. He documents his experiences in a journal as he sets out on a series of attempts to gain the respect he feels he deserves - but his every effort ends in disaster. Family comedy, with Zachary Gordon and Robert Capron.

7. FILM: The Sum of All Fears (2002) (Age 12)

Monday 1st March, Paramount, 9:00pm

The CIA becomes suspicious of Russia's nuclear activities, and agent Jack Ryan is ordered to investigate. However, it is not long before the threat of terrorists detonating a nuclear bomb on American soil is on the cards, sparking a race against the clock to avert disaster. Thriller based on Tom Clancy's novel, starring Ben Affleck and Morgan Freeman.

8. FILM: 84 Charing Cross Road (1987)

Thursday 4th March, Sony Classics, 3pm

An outspoken writer from New York reminisces about her correspondence of many years with an antiquarian bookseller in London, which began as a business arrangement and developed into a close relationship. Romantic drama based on the real-life experiences of Helene Hanff, starring Anne Bancroft, Anthony Hopkins and Judi Dench.

9. FILM: Red Riding Hood (2011) (Age 12)

Saturday 27th February, ITV 2, 6:55pm

A woman in a medieval village falls for a mysterious woodcutter against her family's wishes. The locals are soon whipped into a frenzy when someone is killed by a werewolf, and when a monster hunter arrives to deal with the beast, he reveals the terrifying truth that the creature assumes human form by day, and could be any one of them. Fantasy, starring Amanda Seyfried and Gary Oldman.

10. FILM: The Witches (2020)

Friday 5th March, Sky Cinema Premiere, 6:00pm

In 1967, an orphaned boy goes to live with his grandmother, only to find himself the prey of diabolical witches disguised as glamorous women. Heading to a seaside hotel seems like a great way to escape, but in an unfortunate twist of fate, the world's Grand High Witch is gathering her coven at the same resort, and has a nefarious plan in store. Co-writer/director Robert Zemeckis's take on the beloved Roald Dahl fantasy, starring Anne Hathaway and Octavia Spencer.


STREAMING PICKS


Star Trek: The Original Series

There's a whole bunch of Star Trek series out there and many of them are on Netflix - why not start where it all began with this 60s show.


FILM: Rise of the Guardians (2012)

Our Actor of the Week, Chris Pine, is the voice of Jack Frost in this adaptation of the William Joyce novel.


FILM: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)

One of the finest comic book adaptations is this animated take on Spider-Man. Our Actor of the Week, Chris Pine, also provides vocals for Peter Parker.



Star Trek: Lower Decks

Amazon offers an animated comedy based on Star Trek.


FILM: Wonder Woman (2017)

Our Actor of the Week, Chris Pine, is the romantic interest in this excellent comic-book adaptation.



FILMS: The Hobbit Trilogy (2012-2014)

One of our favourite book adaptations is J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit. Catch all 3 films on Amazon Prime.




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