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Great Park, Rubery (off Bristol Road South), Birmingham, West Midlands, B45 9JL

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

The Amazing Spider-Man 2
  • 4 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 142 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Marc Webb
  • Cast: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan

Peter Parker (Garfield) goes up against new supervillains Electro (Foxx) and Harry Osborn (DeHaan). Garfield and Stone have enormous chemistry, Foxx and DeHaan bring complexity and pathos, and the rebooted franchise continues to capture the original character's wise-cracking energy in a way that the Raimi trilogy didn't.

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Thu 24 Apr
  • 10:00
  • 11:00
  • 12:00
  • 13:00
  • 14:00
  • 15:00
  • 16:00
  • 17:00
  • 18:00
  • 19:00
  • 20:00
  • 21:00
3D
  • 10:30
  • 11:30
  • 13:30
  • 14:30
  • 16:30
  • 17:30
  • 19:30
  • 20:30
Fri 25 Apr
Sat 26 Apr
Sun 27 Apr
Mon 28 Apr
Tue 29 Apr
Wed 30 Apr
Thu 1 May

André Rieu Live in Maastricht

André Rieu Live in Maastricht
  • 2014
  • Netherlands
  • E
  • Cast: André Rieu

The virtuoso violinist returns for the tenth time to his hometown for a huge open air concert, broadcast live via satellite.

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Sat 19 Jul

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  • 4 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 128 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
  • Cast: Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan

Just as the titular hero (Evans) is adjusting to life in the 21st century, SHIELD turns out to have been infiltrated, and he must team up with Black Widow (Johansson) and Falcon (Mackie). A highly enjoyable conspiracy thriller with stunning action sequences, outstanding performances and a clever, morally complex plot.

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Thu 24 Apr
  • 10:50
  • 17:10
  • 20:10
3D
  • 14:10
Fri 25 Apr
Sat 26 Apr
Sun 27 Apr
Mon 28 Apr
Tue 29 Apr
Wed 30 Apr
Thu 1 May

Divergent

Divergent
  • 2 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 139 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Neil Burger
  • Cast: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Kate Winslet

In a dystopian future where people are assigned to different factions of society based on their talents, Tris (Woodley) discovers that she's dangerously multi-talented. The story seems over-familiar, director Burger takes too long to set things up and despite appealing performances from Woodley and James, there's little peril or excitement.

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Thu 24 Apr
  • 14:40
  • 17:40
  • 20:40
Fri 25 Apr
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Sun 27 Apr
Mon 28 Apr
Tue 29 Apr
Wed 30 Apr
Thu 1 May

English National Opera Screen: Benvenuto Cellini

English National Opera Screen: Benvenuto Cellini
  • 2014
  • Directed by: Terry Gilliam

A live performance of Berlioz's opera, based on the autobiography of the 16th century sculptor and goldsmith, directed by Terry Gilliam.

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Tue 17 Jun

Free Birds

Free Birds
  • 1 star
  • 2013
  • US
  • 91 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Jimmy Hayward
  • Cast: Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson, Amy Poehler

When timid turkey Reggie (Wilson) escapes being eaten, manic Jake (Harrelson) lures him into a plot to stop turkeys from being eaten for Thanksgiving. Irrelevant product placements, bland animation, a dull script, a wasted cast and a lack of humour, pathos and narrative skill make this a turkey on every level.

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Sat 26 Apr
Sun 27 Apr

Khumba

Khumba
  • 2013
  • South Africa
  • 85 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Anthony Silverston
  • Cast: Voices of Jake T Austin, Liam Neeson, Steve Buscemi

Rejected by his superstitious herd, a half-striped zebra embarks on a daring quest to earn his stripes but finds the courage and self-acceptance to save all the animals of the Great Karoo.

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Thu 24 Apr
  • 10:20

The Lego Movie

The Lego Movie
  • 3 stars
  • 2014
  • US/Australia
  • 100 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Phil Lord/Christopher Miller
  • Cast: Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Nick Offerman, Alison Brie, Charlie Day, Liam Neeson, Morgan Freeman, Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Cobie Smulders

Emmett (Pratt), a regular Lego construction worker, finds himself acclaimed as the 'Special', who will save the Lego universe from evil Lord Business. Fast, funny, blisteringly paced and hugely inventive, it's also so layered with ironic detachment that the attempt at a sincere final act falls flat; still, good fun for adults and kids.

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Thu 24 Apr
  • 10:00
  • 12:20
Fri 25 Apr
Sat 26 Apr
Sun 27 Apr

Locke

Locke
  • 3 stars
  • 2013
  • US/UK
  • 85 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Steven Knight
  • Cast: Tom Hardy, Ruth Wilson (voice), Andrew Scott (voice)

Ivan Locke (Hardy) is a Welsh construction manager driving his BMV down the motorway, dealing with various professional and personal crises as he does so. An entire film set in a car is surprisingly compelling; it may not be a wild ride but you can't take your eyes off the road.

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Thu 24 Apr
  • 12:40
  • 14:50
  • 17:00
  • 19:20
  • 21:20
Fri 25 Apr
Sat 26 Apr
Sun 27 Apr
Mon 28 Apr
Tue 29 Apr
Wed 30 Apr
Thu 1 May

Monsters University

Monsters University
  • 3 stars
  • 2013
  • US
  • 110 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Dan Scanlon
  • Cast: Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Jennifer Tilly

This prequel to Monsters, Inc. explores the tumultuous relationship between Mike and Sulley when they met at the University of Fear.

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Sat 26 Apr
Sun 27 Apr

National Theatre Live: A Small Family Business

National Theatre Live: A Small Family Business
  • 2014

Live screening of the piece exposing entrepreneurial greed by Olivier Award-winning playwright Alan Ayckbourn.

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Thu 12 Jun

National Theatre Live: King Lear

NT Live
  • 2014
  • UK
  • Directed by: Sam Mendes
  • Cast: Simon Russell Beale

Mendes returns to the National Theatre to direct Simon Russell Beale in the title role of Shakespeare’s tragedy.

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Thu 1 May

National Theatre Live: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

NT Live
  • 2012
  • UK
  • Directed by: Marianne Elliott
  • Cast: Luke Treadaway, Nicola Walker, Una Stubbs

See the National Theatre's adaptation of Mark Haddoe's best-selling book on a big screen near you.

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Thu 22 May

Nebraska

Nebraska
  • 4 stars
  • 2013
  • US
  • 115 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Alexander Payne
  • Cast: Bruce Dern, Will Forte, June Squibb

A father and son road trip from Montana to Nebraska.

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Wed 30 Apr

Noah

Noah
  • 3 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 138 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Darren Aronofsky
  • Cast: Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Douglas Booth, Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Anthony Hopkins, Ray Winstone

The story of the ark-building biblical patriarch Noah (Crowe), who in this version believes that God intends the flood as a human genocide. Director Aronofsky crafts an intense conflict between Noah and his own family, making for a compellingly weird and occasionally wonderful story.

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Thu 24 Apr
  • 10:40
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  • 19:40
Fri 25 Apr
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Sun 27 Apr
Mon 28 Apr
Tue 29 Apr
Wed 30 Apr
Thu 1 May

The Other Woman

The Other Woman
  • 2 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 109 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Nick Cassavetes
  • Written by: Melissa Stack
  • Cast: Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, Kate Upton, Taylor Kinney, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lisa Maffia, Nicki Minaj

When a woman (Diaz) realises that she is not her boyfriend's only lover, she teams up with his wife (Mann) to get revenge.

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Thu 24 Apr
  • 10:20
  • 12:50
  • 15:20
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  • 20:20
Fri 25 Apr
Sat 26 Apr
Sun 27 Apr
Mon 28 Apr
Tue 29 Apr
Wed 30 Apr
Thu 1 May

Plastic

Plastic
  • 2014
  • UK
  • 98 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Julian Gilbey
  • Cast: Ed Speleers, Will Poulter, Alfie Allen

Credit card fraudsters run afoul of a sadistic gangster and become forced into a diamond heist to pay off their debts.

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Wed 30 Apr
Thu 1 May

Pompeii

Pompeii
  • 3 stars
  • 2014
  • Canada/Germany
  • 105 min
  • Directed by: Paul WS Anderson
  • Cast: Kit Harington, Emily Browning, Kiefer Sutherland

A slave-turned-gladiator finds himself in a race against time to save his true love, who has been betrothed to a corrupt Roman senator. As Mount Vesuvius erupts, he must fight to save his beloved with Pompeii crumbling around him.

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Wed 30 Apr
Thu 1 May

The Quiet Ones

The Quiet Ones
  • 2 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 98 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: John Pogue
  • Cast: Jared Harris, Sam Claflin, Olivia Cooke

Britain, 1974: Professor Coupland (Harris) gets a group of students to conduct experiments on Jane (Cooke), in the hope of curing her mental troubles. Demonic goings-on ensue. Bogged down in backstory and exposition, this bland shocker does the revived Hammer Films brand no favours.

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Thu 24 Apr
  • 19:10
  • 21:30
Fri 25 Apr
Sat 26 Apr
Sun 27 Apr
Tue 29 Apr
Wed 30 Apr

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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Thu 24 Apr
  • 13:40
  • 16:10
3D
  • 11:10
Fri 25 Apr
Sat 26 Apr
Sun 27 Apr
Mon 28 Apr
Tue 29 Apr
Wed 30 Apr
Thu 1 May

Royal Opera House: Manon Lescaut

Royal Opera House cinema
  • 2014

Puccini's opera, beamed straight to the cinema screen from the Royal Opera House in London.

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Tue 24 Jun

Royal Opera House: The Winter's Tale

Royal Opera House cinema
  • 2014

The ballet version of Shakespeare's tale, live from London.

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Mon 28 Apr

Royal Shakespeare Company: Henry IV Part I

Royal Shakespeare Company: Henry IV Part I
  • 2014
  • UK
  • Directed by: Gregory Doran
  • Cast: Antony Sher, Jasper Britton, Alex Hassell

Screening of the play with Antony Sher as Falstaff, Jasper Britton as Henry IV and Alex Hassell as Prince Hal.

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Wed 14 May

Royal Shakespeare Company: Henry IV Part II

Royal Shakespeare Company: Henry IV Part II
  • 2014

A live production of the Shakespearian play, with Antony Sher as Falstaff, Jasper Britton as Henry IV and Alex Hassell as Prince Hal.

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Wed 18 Jun

Tarzan

Tarzan
  • 2013
  • Germany
  • 94 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Reinhard Klooss
  • Cast: Kellan Lutz, Spencer Locke, Robert Capron

Tarzan (Twilight's Lutz) and Jane take on a big energy company – the same one that Tarzan's parents ran before they died in a plane crash – in this CGI version of the classic tale.

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Sat 26 Apr
Sun 27 Apr

Transcendence

Transcendence
  • 2014
  • US
  • 119 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Wally Pfister
  • Cast: Johnny Depp, Morgan Freeman, Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Cillian Murphy, Cole Hauser, Paul Bettany

Set in the near future, newly developed technology allows a person's mind to be downloaded onto a computer. When the terminally ill scientist involved in its development uses it on himself, he becomes something more than human.

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Fri 25 Apr
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Thu 1 May

Vikings: Live from the British Museum

Vikings: Live from the British Museum
  • 2014

Take a look around the British Museum's Viking exhibition, right from the comfort of your cinema seat. Introduced by Michael Wood and Exhibition Curator Gareth Williams.

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Thu 24 Apr
  • 19:00

West End Theatre: Ghosts

  • UK
  • 2014 min

Screening of a live production of Henrik Ibsen's Ghosts, performed at the Trafalgar Studios and starring Lesley Manville as the widow Helene Alving.

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Thu 26 Jun

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