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What's on at the Cinema - January/February

It's cold outside. The air pollution sucks and the internet speed is so slow that trying to watch Netflix is as entertaining as an under 10's cricket match.

Luckily for you, there are a whole load of cinemas around the city and January and Febuary are shaping up to be pretty awesome for film in China.

So, we thought we'd put together a list of everything you need to watch in the next 6 weeks or so, and remember you can get all of your cinema tickets at http://www.247cinema.cn/.

Kung Fu - 3D

China release date: January 15th

A group of peasents (who just so happen to have 3 martial experts in tow) fight it out against the evil Axe Gang for 99 minutes of pure action and gags.
Although this film is only in Mandarin here, it's still worth going to see even if your Chinese isn't all that great. Just sit back and watch some crazy round houses fly over your head.

The Hobbit : The Battle of the Five Armies

China release date: 23rd January

Like many, when we heard that PJ was spinning that little book 'The Hobbit' out into 3 blockbusters we were like 'whaaaaat'?
The first one came out and we were like, "okay..." Then the second one was released and we were like, "yes, yes..." and now the last one is here and we're like, "AHHHH, MIDDLE EARTH BABY, YOU DONE IT AGAIN!"
This one doesn't take much explaining. If you were out of China over christmas you probably saw it. If you weren't then you need to book your tickets as soon as you wake up on the 23rd. Let's be honest, if you saw it at home, you're probably guna want to see it on the big screen again.

Unbroken

China release date: 30th January

Directed by Angelina Jolie this film has recieved mixed reviews. It does however, have a pretty awesome cast of promising up and comers, including Jack O'Connell who English readers will remember from popular teen drama Skins.
The film depicts the life of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic athlete who joined the armed forces during the second world war. Only to be captured by the Japanese navy after a plane crash in the Pacific. During his capture, Louie must continue his fight by surviving through the war.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1

China release date: 8th Feb

We have been waiting for this for AGES! Well, one year actually, but it felt SO LONG. Again, we're not going to say much about this one. You know the story, and if you don't you'd better start watching from the beginning. Now.

For all your cinema tickets go to www.247cinema.cn !!

WORDS BY PETER DIXON