Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Cinema Picks

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Cinema Picks

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NATIVITY 2: DANGER IN THE MANGER! (U) ..... St Bernadette's primary school is in dire straits and headmistress Mrs Bevans (Pam Ferris) is at the end of her tether. She can barely contain her relief when supply teacher Donald Peterson (David Tennant) arrives to take charge of the excitable tykes. One disastrous lesson with hyperactive classroom assistant Mr Poppy (Wootton) is enough to convince Mr Peterson that he has made a terrible mistake. "If you can work with him until Christmas, I'll make you headmaster in January," Mrs Bevans promises Donald. So Mr Peterson persists, helping Mr Poppy to audition the children for a national choir competition called A Song For Christmas. The pipe dream of performing becomes reality and Mr Peterson finds himself on the road with Mr Poppy and most of the class in an amphibious tour bus. Meanwhile, private school Oakmoor and its snooty teacher Gordon Shakespeare (Jason Watkins) re-ignite their rivalry with St Bernadette's by entering the same competition.

RETURN Stewart and Pattinson Twilight Dawn -Part THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN - PART 2 (12A) ..... Part 2 begins with Bella (Kristen Stewart) re-awakening as a vampire. She sees and hears everything, contentedly falling back into the arms of lover Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson). Soon after, best friend Jacob (Taylor Lautner) confesses to Bella that he has imprinted on their half- mortal, half-vampire offspring, Renesmee (Mackenzie Foy). Once the young mother recovers from the shock and accepts Jacob as her daughter's protector, Bella and Edward settle into domestic bliss. Alas, their joy is short-lived when Edward's cousin Irina (Maggie Grace) mistakenly identifies Renesmee as an immortal child - an abomination under ancient vampire law. She reports her fears to the Volturi, the vampire counsel led by Aro (Michael Sheen), Caius (Jamie Campbell Bower) and Marcus (Christopher Heyerdahl), and they marshal an army including sibling guards Jane (Dakota Fanning) and Alec (Cameron Bright) and enforcers Demetri (Charlie Bewley) and Felix (Daniel Cudmore), leading to a battle royale between the Volturi and the Cullens. …

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