Amazing, unmissable new year drama: Creed and much more

Get ready for January with these awesome new year movies at Cineworld. Scroll down for more details.


What's the story? Sylvester Stallone trains Michael B. Jordan in this visceral and compelling spin-off of the Rocky series.

After a lifetime of pugilism, two-time world heavyweight boxing champion Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) is now retired and living in Philadelphia. But life throws another curveball at Rocky with the appearance of Adonis Johnson Creed (Michael B. Jordan), troubled son of his late rival-turned-friend Apollo Creed.

Adonis never knew his father, who died in the ring, but is determined to follow in his footsteps. Rocky reluctantly agrees to become his trainer, even as he takes on an opponent more merciless than any he faced in the ring.

Fantastic Four star Michael B. Jordan reunites with Fruitvale Station director Ryan Coogler, who stamps his own gritty mark on the Rocky franchise with this gripping spin-off movie. For added authenticity, real-life English pro boxer – and former three-time ABA Heavyweight champion – Tony Bellew plays Creed's main opponent 'Pretty' Ricky Conlan.

Creed punches its way onto screens on 15th January.

The Big Short

What's the story? An A-list cast star in a dark true-life satire about four outsiders who profit from the financial crash.

In 2005, eccentric yet brilliant hedge fund manager Michael Burry (Christian Bale) spots signs of instability in the US housing market and works out how to make a fortune when the bubble bursts. This attracts the attention of amoral banker Jared Vennett (Ryan Gosling), who joins forces with self-loathing money manager Mark Baum (Steve Carell) to make a killing. Elsewhere, two rookie investors lure retired trader Ben Rickert (Brad Pitt) back into the game to guide them to untold riches.

Adapted from Michael Lewis's non-fiction bestseller The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine, Anchorman director Adam McKay's scabrous black comedy reveals the astonishing true story of the cynical analysts who betted against the American economy. Brilliantly played and slickly edited, it tells a complex, potentially rather dry story in a hugely entertaining way.

The Big Short is released on 22nd January.

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

What's the story? A group of Islamists attack an American compound on Libyan soil in this true-life drama.

It's 11th September 2012, 11 years on from the most epochal day in living memory, when a group of Islamist extremists attack the American diplomatic compound and a nearby CIA Annex in Benghazi, Libya. With the American ambassador dead, a group of CIA security contractors - military veterans who served with the Navy SEALS, Marine Corps and Army Special Forces - decide to make a stand against their aggressors and defend the rest of the Americans.

Based on the true life account of this dramatic attack by author Mitchell Zuckoff, this heart-stopping film is quite a change of genre for testosterone-fuelled Transformers director Michael Bay.

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi is released on 29th January.