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Bolshoi Ballet Live: Le Corsaire

Bolshoi
  • 2012

Loosely based on Byron's poem, this romantic tale tells of the rescue of a beautiful slave from her master by a handsome pirate. Featuring music by Adolphe Adam and Leo Delibes.

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Sun 26 Oct
Sun 25 Jan

Bolshoi Ballet: Romeo and Juliet

Bolshoi
  • 2013

This revival of Yuri Grigorovich's acclaimed 1978 production features outstanding choreography, sumptuous costumes and some of the composer's most lyrical music.

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Sun 8 Mar

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
  • 4 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 130 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Matt Reeves
  • Cast: Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Andy Serkis

Ten years after the events of 2011's Rise of the Planet of the Apes, simian leader Caesar (Serkis) must work with human leader Malcolm (Clarke) to forge an alliance between apes and men. Thought-provoking and exciting, with fine performances from Serkis, Clarke, Oldman and Kebbell, it's a blockbuster for grown-ups.

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Fri 1 Aug
Sat 2 Aug
Sun 3 Aug
Mon 4 Aug
Tue 5 Aug
Wed 6 Aug
Thu 7 Aug

Earth to Echo

Earth to Echo
  • 2 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 89 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Dave Green
  • Cast: Teo Halm, Astro, Reese Hartwig

Kids' drama, in which Tuck (Bradley), Alex (Halm) and Munch (Hartwig) find an alien stranded in the desert, and attempt to get him back to his spaceship. An artless and shameless copy of Super 8; those who think they could make a better herky-jerky found-footage movie may well, in this instance, be correct.

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Fri 1 Aug
Sat 2 Aug
Sun 3 Aug
Mon 4 Aug
Tue 5 Aug

English National Opera Screen: Otello

  • 2014
  • UK
  • Directed by: David Alden

Live performance of Shakespeare's tragic tale of Otello and Desdemona, celebrating the 450th birthday of Shakespeare.

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Tue 14 Oct

English National Opera Screen: The Pirates of Penzance

  • 2015
  • UK

Gilbert and Sullivan's swashbuckling musical performed live.

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Tue 19 May

English National Opera Screen: La Traviata

English National Opera Screen: La Traviata
  • 2014

Verdi's tragic drama about a scandalous love affair, beamed live from London.

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Wed 11 Mar

Glyndebourne: Le Nozze di Figaro

Glyndebourne
  • 2012
  • UK
  • Directed by: Robin Ticciati, Michael Grandage
  • Cast: Sally Matthews, Vito Priante

Mozart's classic opera is brought to the stage by the Glyndebourne festival, with incoming musical director Ticciati at the helm.

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Sat 18 Oct

Grace of Monaco

Grace of Monaco
  • 3 stars
  • 2013
  • Belgium, Italy, France, Monaco, US
  • 103 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Olivier Dahan
  • Cast: Nicole Kidman, Tim Roth, Frank Langella, Parker Posey

The tale of the transformation of Hollywood star Grace Kelly (Kidman) into a princess of Monaco, and her ensuing clashes with Hitchcock (Griffiths) and de Gaulle (Penvern). Possibly thanks to executive meddling during the edit, it's a confused and flyweight piece with little emotional depth.

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Thu 7 Aug

Guardians of the Galaxy

Guardians of the Galaxy
  • 4 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 122 min
  • Directed by: James Gunn
  • Cast: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close, Benicio del Toro

When space adventurer Peter Quill (Pratt) finds himself sharing a prison cell with assassin Gamora (Saldana), genetically-modified bounty-hunting raccoon Rocket (Bradley Cooper) and other crims, they must face power-hungry evildoer Ronan (Pace). With a gag-stuffed script, lively direction and outstanding performances, this adaptation of an obscure Marvel comic is enormous fun.

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Fri 1 Aug
Sat 2 Aug
Sun 3 Aug
Mon 4 Aug
Tue 5 Aug
Wed 6 Aug
Thu 7 Aug

Hercules

Hercules
  • 3 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • Directed by: Brett Ratner
  • Cast: Dwayne Johnson, John Hurt, Ian McShane

Hercules (Johnson) is used to relying on mercenaries, trickery and suggestion to enhance his reputation, but when's called to defend Thrace from a warlord and his supernatural army, he's put to a proper test. Ratner keeps things light, with knowing humour papering over the lack of emotional depth. Daft but watchable.

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Fri 1 Aug
Sat 2 Aug
Sun 3 Aug
Mon 4 Aug
Tue 5 Aug

Into the Storm

Into the Storm
  • 2014
  • US
  • 89 min
  • Directed by: Steven Quale
  • Written by: John Swetnam
  • Cast: Sarah Wayne Callies, Richard Armitage, Jeremy Sumpter

The director of Final Destination 5 helms this flick about a group of teenagers who document the aftermath of a tornado.

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Tue 12 Aug

Metropolitan Opera: Carmen

Metropolitan Opera: Carmen
  • 2014
  • US

A live performance starring Elna Garana and Roberto Alagna.

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Sat 1 Nov

Metropolitan Opera: Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci

Live from the Met
  • 2015
  • US

Tragic double bill, set in 1900 Sicily and then moving to 1948, with Marcelo Álvarez playing both lead tenor roles. Fabio Luisi conducts.

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Sat 25 Apr

Metropolitan Opera: Die Walkure

Live from the Met
  • 2011
  • UK
  • Cast: Bryn Terfel, Deborah Voigt

The second in the quartet of operas making up Wagner's Ring cycle. Conducted by James Levine.

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Sat 13 Dec

Metropolitan Opera: Iolanta/Duke Bluebeard's Castle

Live from the Met
  • 2015
  • Directed by: Mariusz Trelinski

Lauded soprano Anna Netrebko stars as the titular character of Iolanta, about a blind girl who falls in love, followed by Nadja Michael and Mikhail Petrenko in Bluebeard. Performed live at the Met in New York.

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Sat 14 Feb

Metropolitan Opera: La Donna del Lago

Live from the Met
  • 2015
  • Directed by: Paul Curran

Live performance of Rossini's opera based on the poem 'The Lady of the Lake', by Sir Walter Scott, beamed live from the Met in NYC. Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez star, and Michele Mariotti conducts.

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Sat 14 Mar

Metropolitan Opera: Les Contes d'Hoffmann

Live from the Met
  • 2015
  • US
  • E

Offenbach's fantastical final opera, based on three tales by German Romantic novelist ETA Hoffmann.

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Sat 31 Jan

Metropolitan Opera: Macbeth

Live from the Met
  • 2014
  • US

Join the New York Metropolitan Opera for Richard Eyre’s production of Verdi's opera version of Shakespeare's tragedy. Screened live and in high definition.

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Sat 11 Oct

The Metropolitan Opera: The Barber of Seville

A onstage performance of the opera.

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Sat 22 Nov

Metropolitan Opera: The Death of Klinghoffer

Live from the Met
  • 2014
  • US
  • Directed by: Tom Morris

Director Tom Morris (War Horse) stages John Adams' modern opera.

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Sat 15 Nov

Metropolitan Opera: The Merry Widow

Metropolitan Opera: The Merry Widow
  • 2014
  • US
  • Directed by: Susan Stroman

Renée Fleming stars as Lehár’s femme fatale in this live production from the Met in NYC.

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Sat 17 Jan

Mr Peabody & Sherman

Mr. Peabody & Sherman
  • 2 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 92 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Rob Minkoff
  • Cast: Voices of Ty Burrell, Max Charles, Stephen Colbert

Mr. Peabody, a genius dog who appeared in the 1950s/60s TV series Rocky and Bullwinkle, springs into action when his and his master's time machine is stolen.

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Sat 2 Aug

National Theatre Live: A Streetcar Named Desire

  • UK
  • 2014 min

The heat and passion of Stanley and Stella's love and the tragedy of poor, fading Blanche DuBois, beamed live from London.

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Tue 16 Sep

National Theatre Live: Frankenstein

NT Live: Frankenstein
  • 2011
  • UK
  • 15
  • Directed by: Danny Boyle
  • Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Jonny Lee Miller

Mary Shelley's classic gothic tale, written by Nick Dear and realised by Danny Boyle in his return to theatre. The roles of Dr Frankenstein and the Creature are alternated between Benedict Cumberbatch and Johnny Lee Miller.

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Thu 30 Oct
Tue 4 Nov

National Theatre Live: JOHN

  • 2014
  • UK

DV8 Physical Theatre perform their new production, conceived and written by Lloyd Newson, based on stories of love and sex told by a real-life man named John.

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Tue 9 Dec

National Theatre Live: Medea

National Theatre: Medea
  • 2014
  • Directed by: Carrie Cracknell

Helen McCrory plays the title role in this live screening of the classic tragedy, in a new version by Ben Power.

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Thu 4 Sep

National Theatre Live: Treasure Island

  • 2014
  • UK

The National Theatre present their adaption of Robert Louis Stevenson's tale of murder, money and mutiny.

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Thu 22 Jan

Bolshoi Ballet: The Nutcracker

Bolshoi
  • Russia
  • E

Tchaikovsky's music brings to life this Christmas favourite in which the toys come to life (and about 200 years before Toy Story at that).

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Sun 21 Dec

Opera Australia: Madama Butterfly on Sydney Harbour

Opera Australia
  • 2014
  • 153 min
  • Written by: Giacomo Puccini
  • Cast: Hiromi Omura

A performance of Puccini's 1904 opera, beamed live from the Sydney Opera House.

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Thu 18 Sep

Postman Pat: The Movie

Postman Pat: The Movie
  • 2 stars
  • 2014
  • UK
  • 88 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Mike Disa
  • Cast: Stephen Mangan, Jim Broadbent, Rupert Grint, Ronan Keating, David Tennant

An all-star cast help Postman Pat in his big screen CGI adventure as he enters a TV talent competition.

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Fri 1 Aug
Sat 2 Aug
Sun 3 Aug
Mon 4 Aug
Tue 5 Aug
Wed 6 Aug
Thu 7 Aug

The Purge: Anarchy

The Purge: Anarchy
  • 3 stars
  • 2014
  • US/France
  • 103 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: James DeMonaco
  • Cast: Frank Grillo, Carmen Ejogo, Zach Gilford

Engagingly blunt sequel to 2013's low-budget home invasion sensation The Purge: here, LA cop Sergeant (Grillo) finds himself defending four innocent people from the annual night of state-sanctioned, city-wide lawlessness. With striking performances from Grillo and Ejogo, it's patchy but proficient, and an intelligent expansion of the franchise.

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Fri 1 Aug
Sat 2 Aug
Sun 3 Aug
Mon 4 Aug
Tue 5 Aug
Wed 6 Aug
Thu 7 Aug

Rio 2

Rio 2
  • 3 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 101 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Carlos Saldanha
  • Written by: Don Rhymer, Carlos Saldanha
  • Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, Leslie Mann, Bruno Mars, Jemaine Clement, George Lopez, Jamie Foxx, will.i.am

Blu (Eisenberg) and Jewel (Hathaway) travel to the Amazon to discover Jewel's family, but old adversary Nigel (Clement) is keen on revenge. Amiable sequel to the macaw-themed 2010 original; despite dubious racial stereotyping in the supporting cast, there's enough colour and incident to make for passable family entertainment.

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Fri 1 Aug
Sat 2 Aug
Sun 3 Aug
Mon 4 Aug
Tue 5 Aug
Wed 6 Aug
Thu 7 Aug

Royal Ballet: La Fille Mal Gardée

Royal Opera House cinema
  • 2015
  • UK
  • E

The Royal Ballet performs Frederick Ashton's delightful 1959 version of this chipper two-act comic ballet, whose title translates as The Wayward Daughter.

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Tue 5 May

Royal Opera House: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Royal Opera House cinema
  • 2014
  • UK
  • Directed by: Christopher Wheeldon

The Royal Ballet presents Christopher Wheeldon's entrancing ballet. All all the zany characters are there, including the White Rabbit, the Queen of Hearts, the Mad Hatter and, of course, the questionably affected Alice herself.

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Tue 16 Dec

Royal Opera House: Andrea Chenier

Royal Opera House cinema
  • 2015
  • UK
  • Directed by: David McVicar

Live screening of David McVicar's new production of the French Revolution drama. Starring Jonas Kaufmann and Eva-Maria Westbroek conducted by Antonio Pappano.

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Thu 29 Jan

Royal Opera House: Der Fliegende Hollander

Royal Opera House cinema
  • 2015
  • UK
  • Directed by: Tim Albery

Wagner's tale of the mysterious captain and his relationship with the unhappy Senta. Conducted by Andris Nelsons.

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Tue 24 Feb

Royal Opera House: I due Foscari

Royal Opera House cinema
  • 2014
  • UK
  • Directed by: Thaddeus Strassberger

Live screening of Verdi's tragedy, starring Plácido Domingo.

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Mon 27 Oct

Royal Opera House: La Bohème

Royal Opera House cinema
  • 2015
  • UK
  • Directed by: John Copley

The beloved romantic opera beamed live from London, with superstar soprano Anna Netrebko as Mimi and Joseph Calleja as Rodolfo.

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Wed 10 Jun

Royal Opera House: L'elisir d'amore

Royal Opera House cinema
  • 2014
  • UK
  • Directed by: Laurent Pelly

Laurent Pelly directs Gaetano Donizetti's opera in which a 1950s Italian village provides the backdrop to a spirited tale of love's twists and turns.

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Wed 26 Nov

Royal Opera House: Manon

Royal Opera House cinema
  • 2014
  • UK

Live screening of the Royal Ballet performing Kenneth MacMillan’s modern, tragic ballet.

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Thu 16 Oct

Royal Opera House: Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny

Royal Opera House cinema
  • 2015
  • UK
  • Directed by: John Fulljames

Live screening of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill’s satire, starring Anne Sofie von Otter and Willard White and conducted by Mark Wigglesworth.

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Wed 1 Apr

Royal Opera House: Swan Lake

Royal Opera House cinema
  • 2015
  • UK

The all-time epic Romantic ballet, with Tchaikovsky's iconic score, is presented on stage at the Royal Opera House.

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Tue 17 Mar

Royal Shakespeare Company: The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Royal Shakespeare Company: The Two Gentleman of Verona
  • 2014
  • UK
  • Directed by: Simon Godwin

Simon Godwin, associate director of the Royal Court, makes his RSC début with Shakespeare's exuberant romantic comedy.

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Wed 3 Sep
Tue 9 Sep

Salome and Wilde Salome

Salome and Wilde Salome
  • 2011/2013
  • US
  • Directed by: Al Pacino
  • Cast: Jessica Chastain, Al Pacino, Kevin Anderson

Back to back screenings of Al Pacino's films based on Oscar Wilde's controversial play, with Jessica Chastain as the deadly Princess Salome.

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Sun 21 Sep

Sex Tape

Sex Tape
  • 2014
  • US
  • Directed by: Jake Kasdan
  • Cast: Jason Segel, Cameron Diaz, Rob Corddry

A married couple wake to discover that the sex video they made the evening before has been automatically uploaded to their friends' and relatives' internet-enabled tablet devices. Product placement and a frantic search to destroy the evidence ensues.

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Mon 1 Sep

Shakespeare's Globe on Screen: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Shakespeare's Globe on Screen: A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • 2014

Shakespeare's perennial comedy, screened live from the Globe in London.

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Mon 18 Aug

Stephen Fry Live: More Fool Me

Stephen Fry Live: More Fool Me
  • 2014
  • UK

Good/smart guy Fry launches his new memoir, More Fool Me, in high style, with a live simulcast.

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Wed 1 Oct

The Nut Job

The Nut Job
  • 2 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 100 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Peter Lepeniotis
  • Written by: Lorne Cameron/Peter Lepeniotis
  • Cast: Will Arnett, Brendan Fraser, Liam Neeson

An incorrigibly self-serving exiled squirrel finds himself helping his former park brethren raid a nut store to survive, that is also the front for a human gang's bank robbery.

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Fri 1 Aug
Sat 2 Aug
Sun 3 Aug
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Tue 5 Aug
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Thu 7 Aug

Transformers: Age of Extinction

Transformers: Age of Extinction
  • 2 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 165 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Michael Bay
  • Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Kelsey Grammer, Sophia Myles, Stanley Tucci

More explosions and metal-on-metal battling from Michael Bay.

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Fri 1 Aug
Sat 2 Aug
Sun 3 Aug
Mon 4 Aug
Tue 5 Aug

West End Theatre: Billy Elliot the Musical

West End Theatre: Billy Elliot the Musical
  • 2014

Performance of the multi-award-winning Billy Elliot the Musical, beamed live from London.

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Sun 28 Sep

What If

What If
  • 2013
  • Ireland/Canada
  • 102 min
  • Directed by: Michael Dowse
  • Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Mackenzie Davis, Zoe Kazan

A med school dropout (Radcliffe) and an animator (Kazan) struggle to define their close relationship, wondering what if the love of your life is actually your best friend.

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Mon 4 Aug

Wilde Salome

Wilde Salome
  • 2011
  • US
  • 95 min
  • Directed by: Al Pacino
  • Cast: Al Pacino, Jessica Chastain, Kevin Anderson

Pacino goes on the trail of Oscar Wilde's once banned Salome as he re-interprets this controversial play.

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Sun 21 Sep

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