It’s peak Dry January, cinema and takeaway time.

With the majority of the country halfway through the ‘Dry-athalon’ that is January, it can be hard to know what to do with yourself come the weekend.

Luckily, it’s a great time to pop to the cinema as some of this year’s Oscar heavyweights are currently on release. Whether you’re in the mood for a serious thriller or something to make you laugh, here’s the rundown on all things dramatic and delicious…

And with the free JUST EAT App, you can order on the way home from the cinema!


Ryan Coogler’s rebootquel of the Rocky franchise: Creed. Centering on Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan) – the son of deceased boxing Champion Apollo Creed – the film follows the up-and-comer as he enlists the help of Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) in order to follow in his father’s footsteps.

Takeaway to order: Philadelphia is home to the cheese steak, order delicious steak sandwiches and fries on JUST EAT!


The big screen adaptation of Emma Donoghue’s celebrated book Room. Brie Larson, who has already picked up a Golden Globe and Oscar nomination for her performance. Room is a life-affirming movie about survival, resilience and an inspiring lust for life. Definitely a must see!

Takeaway to order: Burgers. Cheese, bacon, make it a double just order a beautiful burger!

The Hateful Eight

Quentin Tarantino’s sprawling, bloody three-hour Western charts the nasty business perpetrated by a group of strangers (including Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tim Roth and Michael Madsen) who all converge during a blizzard at a remote cabin.

Takeaway to order: Heat up with some spicy Mexican fajitas, chilli or burritos!


John Crowley’s adaptation of Colm Tóibín’s novel about a young Irish immigrant’s journey to America and struggle to acclimatise. Brooklyn star Saoirse Ronan was named British/Irish actress of the year at the London Critics Circle Awards. It’s the latest in a string of nominations and awards for the 21-year-old Irish star as she gears up for the Oscars with a Best Actress nomination.

Takeaway to order: Fresh fish and chips always a reminder of home.

Dirty Grandpa

Looking for laughs? This probably isn’t the place to find them. Robert De Niro in various states of undress, tries to get grandson Zac Efron, in various states of undress, to take him to Florida, home of bikini-clad babes. Sigh.

Takeaway to order: Pizza, pizza, pizza! If nothing else it might cheer you up afterwards.

The Revenant

Perhaps the most visually stunning film of 2015—now getting a nationwide release —this “based-on-real-events” survivalist saga by Birdman director Alejandro González Iñárritu stars Leonardo DiCaprio as a fur trader who, after barely living through a bear attack, seeks revenge against a traitorous comrade (Tom Hardy).

Takeaway to order: Sushi, raw but nothing like a bison heart.