At the movies
Meet the Parents – Little Fockers (Out December 22, rated 12)
If you’re feeling the pain of the in-laws this year, spare a thought for Greg
‘Gaylord’ Focker (Ben Stiller). He’s spent two films trying to get
father-in-law from hell Jack (Robert De Niro) on side, and now his mini
Fockers aren’t helping.
Chatroom (Out December 22, rated 12)
From the director of The Ring comes this sinister tale of five teens
(including artist Sam Taylor Wood’s toy boy Aaron Johnson) who meet online
and encourage each other to commit suicide. Scary stuff.
Gulliver’s Travels (Out December 26, rated PG)
Travel writer Gulliver (Jack Black) feels like kind of a big deal when he gets
shipwrecked on an island full of tiny people who are even smaller than Tom
Cruise. Catherine Tate and Emily Blunt also star.
Love and Other Drugs (Out December 29, rated 15)
We’re pretty sure there’s a storyline here, but all anyone’s talking about is
the ‘Are-they-aren’t they?’ uber-realistic sex scene between Jake Gyllenhaal
and Anne Hathaway. And Jake’s arms of course. They’re worth mentioning too.
Out and about
Boxing Day Walk, 26 December 11am – 1pm
Attingham Park, Shropshire
Burn off mince pies with a walk across the beautiful Attingham estate. Grounds
will be open to walkers until dusk.
Normal admission charges apply plus there is an event charge of £6 per adult
and £3 per child.
Booking is essential for this event.
For more info please call 01743 708170 (nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-vh/w-visits/w-findaplace/w-attinghampark/)
On the Hoof, 28 December, 10.45am – 12.30pm
Attingham Park, Shropshire Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal Water Garden,
Enjoy the sight of the wild deer herd munching through their winter feed in a
beautiful frosty landscape.
Normal admission charges apply but there are no additional event charges.
Booking is not required for this event.
For more information please call 01765 608888 (nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-vh/w-visits/w-findaplace/w-attinghampark/).
Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella, London
When you cant face another version of Swan Lake, this 1940s take on the
classic story has some amazing performances. And even better costumes
Alice Through the Looking Glass, Bath
O frabjous day – it’ll be brilling! This uber-cute production of Lewis
Carroll’s classic is guaranteed to fill you with some child-like wonder. On
now until 9th Jan (Theatreroyal.org.uk).
PHOTOGRAPHY: ASSOCIATED PRESS, NTPL/MIKE WILLIAMS