Family passes: Pick of the flicks at Empire Sunderland

Ben Affleck in The Accountant
Ben Affleck in The Accountant
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Fancy seeing the pick of the flicks - for free?

We’ve teamed up with Empire Cinema Sunderland to give away two sets of family passes, worth more than £30 each.

Eddie Redmayne in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Eddie Redmayne in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

To help you decide what to redeem your prize on we’ve rounded up some of the top films which will be screened in November.

•Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Eddie Redmayne seeks magical creatures in the first part of an amazing new Harry Potter spin-off series. Many decades before Harry Potter arrives at Hogwarts, Magizoologist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) embarks on a mission to catalogue the world’s magical creatures. In New York, he encounters many extraordinary characters, including a wizard named Graves (Colin Farrell).

•A Street Cat Named Bob

A Street Cat Named Bob is the film adaptation of James Bowen’s much-loved, best-selling book. Starring Luke Treadaway (Unbroken, Clash of the Titans) as James Bowen, A Street Cat Named Bob tells the moving and life-affirming true story of the unlikely friendship between a young homeless busker, James Bowen, and the stray ginger cat named Bob who changed his life.

•The Accountant

Oscar winner Ben Affleck (Argo, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) stars in the title role of The Accountant, from director Gavin O’Connor (Miracle, Pride and Glory, Warrior). Christian Wolff (Affleck) is a maths genius with more affinity for numbers than people. Behind the cover of a small-town CPA office, he works as a freelance accountant for some of the world’s most dangerous criminal organisations. With the Treasury Department’s Crime Enforcement Division, run by Ray King (J.K. Simmons), starting to close in, Christian takes on a legitimate client: a state-of-the-art robotics company where an accounting clerk (Anna Kendrick) has discovered a discrepancy involving millions of dollars. But as Christian uncooks the books and gets closer to the truth, it is the body count that starts to rise.

•Almost Christmas

A new comedy from writer/director David E. Talbert (Baggage Claim) and producer Will Packer (Ride Along, Think Like a Man series, This Christmas), Almost Christmas tells the festive story of a beloved patriarch who asks his family for one gift this holiday season: to get along. If they can honour that wish and spend five days under the same roof it will be a Christmas miracle.

•To be in with a chance of winning one of two family passes to Empire Cinema Sunderland which each admits two adults and two children to a film of their choice anytime before December 2017, answer this question: which of the films above is a spin off from Harry Potter? Send your answer and contact details on a postcard to Film Competition, Katy Wheeler, Johnston Press North East, 2nd Floor, Alexander House, 1 Mandarin Road, Rainton Bridge Business Park, Houghton, DH4 5RA

Alternatively, email your answer and contact details to katy.wheeler@jpress.co.uk. Closing date: October 27.