At The Flix: Daddy's Home 2, Battle of the Sexes, Gremlins & The Star

Daddy's Home 2 (PG)

Starring:  Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Mel Gibson

Director:   Sean Anders

Genre:  Comedy

Release Date: Previews 18th and 19th Nov, General Release 22nd

Father and stepfather Dusty and Brad join forces to make Christmastime perfect for the children. Their newfound partnership soon gets put to the test when Dusty's old-school, macho dad and Brad's gentle father arrive to turn the holiday upside down. After a sudden change in plans, the four men decide to take the kids to a luxury resort for a fun-filled getaway that turns into a hilariously chaotic adventure.

Battle of the Sexes (12A)

Starring:  Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Andrea Riseborough

Director:   Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris

Genre:  Biography, Comedy, Drama

Release Date: 24th November

In the wake of the sexual revolution and the rise of the women's movement, the 1973 tennis match between women's world champion Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and ex-men's-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) was billed as the BATTLE OF THE SEXES and became one of the most watched televised sports events of all time, reaching 90 million viewers around the world. As the rivalry between King and Riggs kicked into high gear, off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles. The fiercely private King was not only championing for equality, but also struggling to come to terms with her own sexuality, as her friendship with Marilyn Barnett (Andrea Riseborough) developed. And Riggs, one of the first self-made media-age celebrities, wrestled with his gambling demons, at the expense of his family and wife Priscilla (Elisabeth Shue). Together, Billie and Bobby served up a cultural spectacle that resonated far beyond the tennis court, sparking discussions in bedrooms.

Gremlins (12A)

Starring:  Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Hoyt Axton

Director:   Joe Dante

Genre:   Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

Release Date: Showing on the 27th November at 7:30pm as part of the #BringItBack Christmas season in Omniplex Cork

Minature green monsters tear through the small town of Kingston Falls. Hijinks ensue as a mild-mannered bank teller releases these hideous loonies after gaining a new pet and violating two of three simple rules: No water (violated), no food after midnight (violated), and no bright light. Hilarious mayhem and destruction in a town straight out of Norman Rockwell. So, when your washing machine blows up or your TV goes on the fritz, before you call the repair man, turn on all the lights and look under all the beds. 'Cause you never can tell, there just might be a gremlin in your house.

The Star (G)

Starring:  Steven Yeun, Keegan-Michael Key, Aidy Bryant

Director:   Timothy Reckart

Genre:    Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Release Date: 24th November

In Sony Pictures Animation's THE STAR, a small but brave donkey named Bo yearns for a life beyond his daily grind at the village mill. One day he finds the courage to break free, and finally goes on the adventure of his dreams. On his journey, he teams up with Ruth, a lovable sheep who has lost her flock and Dave, a dove with lofty aspirations. Along with three wisecracking camels and some eccentric stable animals, Bo and his new friends follow the Star and become accidental heroes in the greatest story ever told - the first Christmas.