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12 Years a Slave

12 Years a Slave
  • 5 stars
  • 2013
  • US
  • 133 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Steve McQueen
  • Cast: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael K. Williams, Michael Fassbender

In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. McQueen's third feature (and follow-up to Shame) features a stellar cast.

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Thu 24 Apr

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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Mon 21 Apr
Tue 22 Apr
Wed 23 Apr
Thu 24 Apr

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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Mon 21 Apr
Tue 22 Apr
Wed 23 Apr
Thu 24 Apr

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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Mon 21 Apr
Tue 22 Apr
Wed 23 Apr
Thu 24 Apr

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

The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • 5 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 100 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Wes Anderson
  • Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Saoirse Ronan, Edward Norton, Jude Law, Owen Wilson, Tilda Swinton, Willem Dafoe, Bill Murray, Adrien Brody, Jeff Goldblum, Harvey Keitel, F. Murray Abraham, Tom Wilkinson

Gustave H (Fiennes), the flamboyantly orderly concierge of the Grand Budapest Hotel, likes to romance the elderly guests, but when his wealthy lover (Swinton) dies mysteriously, he finds himself framed for murder. Perhaps Anderson's most uncompromisingly eccentric and perfectly realised film to date, with an astonishing and revelatory comic performance from Fiennes.

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Mon 21 Apr
Tue 22 Apr
Wed 23 Apr
Thu 24 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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Mon 21 Apr
  • 10:15
Tue 22 Apr
Wed 23 Apr
Thu 24 Apr

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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Mon 21 Apr
  • 10:30
Tue 22 Apr
Wed 23 Apr
Thu 24 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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Mon 21 Apr
Tue 22 Apr
Wed 23 Apr
Thu 24 Apr

Muppets Most Wanted

Muppets Most Wanted
  • 3 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 112 min
  • U
  • Directed by: James Bobin
  • Cast: Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell, Tina Fey

A world tour goes awry when the Muppets find themselves accidentally caught up in a jewel heist.

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Mon 21 Apr
Tue 22 Apr
Wed 23 Apr
Thu 24 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 23 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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Mon 21 Apr
Tue 22 Apr
Wed 23 Apr
Thu 24 Apr

The Other Woman

The Other Woman
  • 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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Wed 23 Apr
Thu 24 Apr

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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Mon 21 Apr
Tue 22 Apr
Wed 23 Apr
Thu 24 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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Mon 21 Apr
3D
  • 10:40
  • 13:10
  • 15:40
Tue 22 Apr
Wed 23 Apr
Thu 24 Apr

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 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

Starred Up

Starred Up
  • 4 stars
  • 2013
  • UK
  • 106 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: David Mackenzie
  • Written by: Jonathan Asser
  • Cast: Jack O'Connell, Ben Mendelsohn, Rupert Friend

Eric (O'Connell) is a 19 year old offender who's been moved to an adult facility because of his violent behaviour, but then he meets hardened criminal Neville (Mendelsohn), who happens to be his father. Gut-wrenching and insightful, with excellent performances and an abrasive but sensitive script peppered with welcome moments of humour.

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Tue 22 Apr

Tinker Bell and the Pirate Fairy

Tinker Bell and the Pirate Fairy
  • 2014
  • US
  • 78 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Peggy Holmes
  • Cast: Voices of Tom Hiddleston, Christina Hendricks, Mae Whitman

The fifth of DisneyToon Studios' Tinker Bell films, based on the J M Barrie character.

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Mon 21 Apr
  • 10:35
Tue 22 Apr
Wed 23 Apr
Thu 24 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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Mon 21 Apr

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

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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