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Alien

Alien
  • 5 stars
  • 1979
  • US
  • 116 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Ridley Scott
  • Cast: Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt, Ian Holm, Yaphet Kotto

Agatha Christie in outer space as a freighter lands on a mysterious planet and is ingeniously invaded by a ravenous intruder which proceeds to chomp its way through the cast list. Edge-of-the-seat suspense thriller with a strong cast and ghastly special effects.

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Mon 19 May

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 17 Apr
Fri 18 Apr
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Sat 19 Apr
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Sun 20 Apr
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Mon 21 Apr
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Tue 22 Apr
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Wed 23 Apr
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Thu 24 Apr

American Gangster

American Gangster
  • 3 stars
  • 2007
  • US
  • 157 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Ridley Scott
  • Cast: Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Josh Brolin, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Yul Vazquez, Armand Assante, Ruby Dee, Lymari Nadal, Ted Levine, Cuba Gooding Jr

At close to three hours long, Scott's lengthy cops and robbers game aims for an epic feel but unfolds in disappointingly generic fashion, thanks in part to phoned-in performances from Washington as real-life heroin kingpin Frank Lucas and Crowe as his lawman nemesis Richie Roberts.

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Mon 14 Jul

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

Avatar

Avatar
  • 3 stars
  • 2009
  • US
  • 166 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: James Cameron
  • Written by: James Cameron
  • Cast: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, Michelle Rodriguez, Sigourney Weaver, Joel David Moore, Giovanni Ribisi

Set in 2154, Cameron's much-hyped Avatar focuses on a paraplegic marine named Jake Sully (Worthington), who arrives on the distant moon of Pandora with a mission to help displace its indigenous population. But, after winning their trust, Jake finds his allegiances gradually shifting. High on technical flair but short on storytelling ambition, this visually stunning sci-fi epic sadly remains deeply flawed.

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Mon 28 Apr

Bhoothnath Returns

Bhoothnath Returns
  • 2014
  • India
  • 155 min
  • Directed by: Nitesh Tiwari
  • Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Parth Bhalerao, Kurush Deboo

Though he may have been bullied by kids in the first installment, Bhoothnath the ghost heads back to earth to scare a child or two to get his back.

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Thu 17 Apr

Black Swan

Black Swan
  • 4 stars
  • 2010
  • US
  • 108 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Darren Aronofsky
  • Cast: Natalie Portman, Vincent Cassel, Mila Kunis, Barbara Hershey, Winona Ryder

Aronofsky's follow-up to The Wrestler is an intense and gripping portrayal of psychological meltdown. Young ballerina Nina (Portman) finds herself thrown into a maelstrom of conflict, backstabbing and mental manipulation when she is cast as both the white and black swans in a lavish production of Swan Lake. Dark and powerful.

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Mon 7 Jul

The Blues Brothers

The Blues Brothers
  • 3 stars
  • 1980
  • US
  • 130 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: John Landis
  • Written by: Dan Aykroyd, John Landis
  • Cast: John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Carrie Fisher, John Candy, Henry Gibson

Landis' enjoyable 1980 musical comedy is re-released on digital print in its original US edit.

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Mon 26 May

The Breakfast Club

The Breakfast Club
  • 4 stars
  • 1985
  • US
  • 97 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: John Hughes
  • Written by: John Hughes
  • Cast: Emilio Estevez, Paul Gleason, Anthony Michael Hall, John Kapelos, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy

The film that helped launch the Brat Pack, which ain't a compliment. Five American teenagers – punk, swot, nut case, etc – spend a Saturday afternoon in school detention, where they go through a tribal bonding experience while spewing all manner of teen angst: it's all my parents fault and other old chestnuts.

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Mon 4 Aug

Bridesmaids

Bridesmaids
  • 4 stars
  • 2011
  • US
  • 125 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Paul Feig
  • Written by: Annie Mumolo, Kristen Wiig
  • Cast: Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Ellie Kemper, Chris O'Dowd, Jill Clayburgh

When her newly-engaged best friend Lillian (Rudolph) asks her to be chief bridesmaid, Annie (Wiig) is delighted, until she meets Lillian's new chum: a beautiful, rich bitch. The cast list overflows with comedy talent and the jokes are very funny.

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Mon 16 Jun

Calvary

Calvary
  • 4 stars
  • 2013
  • Ireland
  • 101 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: John Michael McDonagh
  • Cast: Brendan Gleeson, Chris O'Dowd, Kelly Reilly, Aidan Gillen

Father James (Gleeson) is a priest, but a good one; wise, witty, kind, non-judgmental. Then he's told that he's to be killed to atone for the sins of his church. McDonagh's film features exceptional performances from a great cast, and a witty and powerful script, far more thoughtful than 2011's lacklustre The Guard.

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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 17 Apr
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Dirty Dancing

Sing-a-long-a Dirty Dancing
  • 3 stars
  • 1987
  • US
  • 100 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Emile Ardolino
  • Written by: Eleanor Bergstein
  • Cast: Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach, Cynthia Rhodes

The plot – in the summer of 1963 bad boy Johnny (Swayze) meets good girl Baby (Grey) and teaches her hip grinding, eventually winning the respect of her parents. Sure it's full of stereotyping, bad dialogue and a pre-teen sugar coated prurience, but decades on Dirty Dancing still has the ability to send a generation of women all gooey.

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Mon 2 Jun

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 17 Apr
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The Double

The Double
  • 3 stars
  • 2013
  • UK
  • 93 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Richard Ayoade
  • Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Mia Wasikowska, Wallace Shawn, Noah Taylor, Yasmin Paige, James Fox

A comedy centred on a man who finds his doppelganger and is driven insane.

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Tue 22 Apr
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Driving Miss Daisy

  • 2013
  • Australia
  • Directed by: David Esbjornson
  • Cast: Angela Lansbury, James Earl Jones, Boyd Gaines

Screening of a live performance of the classic story about an elderly woman and her chauffeur, filmed at the Comedy Theatre in Melbourne, Australia, in 2013.

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Sun 25 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

Escape from Planet Earth

Escape from Planet Earth
  • 2013
  • Canada
  • 89 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Cal Brunker
  • Cast: Brendan Fraser, Rob Corddry, Jessica Alba

On the planet Baab, Scorch Supernova is admired as a national hero. When a mission goes wrong, it's up to his scrawny brother Gary to save the day.

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Thu 17 Apr

ET - The Extra-Terrestrial

ET - The Extra-Terrestrial
  • 1982
  • US
  • 120 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Steven Spielberg
  • Cast: Dee Wallace-Stone, Henry Thomas, Peter Coyote

For the 20th anniversary of this fable about a peaceful alien marooned on Earth, Spielberg dusted off his beloved original and re-released it in a new and improved form featuring digital tinkering (ET's eyes, for example, have been 'enhanced' to make him appear more alien) and never before screened scenes such as ET having a bath. But most interesting is the excision of all the firearms - the American authorities chasing ET and his human friend Elliot are now armed with nothing more threatening than mobile phones. There's something a bit precious about this kind of cleansing of the film. Still, as a fantasy adventure for kids and 'adult kids' alike, 'ET' remains some kind of modern classic.

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Mon 9 Jun

Fast Five

Fast & Furious 5
  • 4 stars
  • 2011
  • US
  • 130 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Justin Lin
  • Written by: Chris Morgan
  • Cast: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster, Dwayne Johnson

Fifth installment in The Fast & the Furious franchise as Diesel returns with his big hot rod in this latest vroom vroom action adventure.

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Mon 21 Jul

Fast & Furious 6

Fast & Furious 6
  • 3 stars
  • 2013
  • US
  • 130 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Justin Lin
  • Written by: Chris Morgan
  • Cast: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez

Justin Lin's third entry into this series sees O'Conner and Toretto team up to take down a heroin importer.

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Mon 21 Jul

Frozen

Frozen
  • 4 stars
  • 2013
  • US
  • 108 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Chris Buck
  • Cast: Voices of Kristen Bell, Josh Gad, Idina Menzel

Princess Anna (Bell) is disturbed to find that her sister Elsa (Menzel) can create ice and snow, but when Elsa goes into exile the kingdom freezes, and Anna and friends must find her. With no celebrity voice-overs or pop culture gags, just a venerable story, good songs and classic characters, it's an old-fashioned delight.

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Thu 17 Apr

Gladiator

Gladiator
  • 3 stars
  • 2000
  • US
  • 150 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Ridley Scott
  • Cast: Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Oliver Reed, Derek Jacobi, Djimon Hounsou, Ralf Möller, Richard Harris

Just before dying, Caesar Aurelius (Harris) charges General Maximus (Crowe) with cleaning up his beloved, but politically corrupt Rome. Aurelius' son, Commodus (Phoenix), doesn't take kindly to this and has his rival executed. But Maximus survives and, as a gladiator, works his way back to Rome intent on revenge. Parallels must be drawn with 'Sparticus' and 'Ben Hur'; we've not seen a Roman epic in a long time. Scott's is a handsome spectacle and exciting enough, but that's all it is.

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Mon 28 Jul

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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Thu 17 Apr
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Half of a Yellow Sun

Half of a Yellow Sun
  • 2 stars
  • 2013
  • Nigeria/UK
  • 111 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Biyi Bandele
  • Cast: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Thandie Newton, Anika Noni Rose

The story of two sisters in 60s Nigeria, Olanna (Newton) and Kainene (Rose), attempting to assert their independence as their nation seeks to do the same. The adaptation of Adichie's novel looks beautiful but is crippled by Bandele's use of archival footage to explain the situation, which kills the narrative flow and gives the story a soap-ish quality.

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Thu 17 Apr
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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 17 Apr
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Last Days on Mars

Last Days on Mars
  • 3 stars
  • 2013
  • US/Ireland
  • 91 min
  • Directed by: Ruairi Robinson
  • Cast: Liev Schreiber, Romola Garai, Elias Koteas, Olivia Williams

Days before the end of a six-month mission to the surface of Mars, the team is exposed to a fossilised bacteria that starts turning them into deadly space zombies. The cast is excellent, there's stunning cinematography, and in spite of the pulpy story and some confusing editing it's an engaging sci-fi thriller.

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Thu 17 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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Thu 17 Apr
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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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Fri 18 Apr
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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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Thu 17 Apr
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National Lampoons Animal House

National Lampoons Animal House
  • 4 stars
  • 1978
  • US
  • 108 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: John Landis
  • Written by: Harold Ramis, Douglas Kenney, Chris Miller
  • Cast: John Belushi, Tim Matheson, Stephen Furst, Peter Riegert, Karen Allen, John Vernon, Verna Bloom, Thomas Hulce, Cesare Danova, Donald Sutherland

Landis' seminal 1978 frat house comedy on new digital print.

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Mon 30 Jun

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
Premium screening

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
Premium screening

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
Premium screening

National Theatre Live: The Last of the Haussmans

NT Live
  • 2012
  • Directed by: Howard Davies
  • Cast: Rory Kinnear, Helen McCrory, Matthew Marsh

Stephen Beresford's new play examines the state of the revolutionary generation as a high society drop-out spends a few months recuperating with her family.

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Thu 12 Jun

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

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 17 Apr
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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
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Pitch Perfect

Pitch Perfect
  • 3 stars
  • 2012
  • US
  • 112 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Jason Moore
  • Cast: Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, Rebel Wilson

A student is cajoled into joining her university's all-girl singing group who then take on the boys in a campus competition.

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Mon 23 Jun

Psycho

Psycho
  • 5 stars
  • 1960
  • US
  • 109 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
  • Cast: Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, John Gavin, Martin Balsam, John McIntire, Janet Leigh

Hitch's misogynistic masterpiece has a young secretary take off to hicksville with a bagful of her boss' money. Unfortunately for her, she chooses to put up at the Bates' Motel, run by that nice Norman boy. The ironic dialogue ('Mother's not quite herself today') make it a joy to catch any time around. We liked it, didn't we mother … mother?

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Mon 5 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 17 Apr
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The Raid

The Raid
  • 4 stars
  • 2011
  • Indonesia/USA
  • 100 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Gareth Evans
  • Cast: Iko Uwais, Doni Alamsyah, Yayan Ruhain

An Indonesian SWAT team storms a Jakarta tower block intending to take down crime lord Tama (Sahetapy), but finds itself trapped. About as good a film as you can make about men repeatedly punching each other in the face; Evans' low-budget, high-impact approach has enormous gusto and ingenuity.

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Fri 18 Apr
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The Raid 2

The Raid 2
  • 3 stars
  • 2014
  • Indonesia
  • 148 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Gareth Evans
  • Written by: Gareth Evans
  • Cast: Iko Uwais, Arifin Putra, Alex Abbad, Oka Antara, Tio Pakusadewo, Julie Estelle, Cecep Arif Rahman, Yayan Ruhian, Ryuhei Matsuda, Kenichi Endo, Kazuki Kitamura

In Evans' sequel to his 2011 original, rookie cop Rama (Uwais) goes undercover to infiltrate an organised crime ring. Despite astonishing action set-pieces, the story is over-complicated and while fans of the first film will be pleased, casual viewers will be exhausted by the end of 150 minutes.

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Thu 17 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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The Rocky Horror Picture Show

The Rocky Horror Picture Show
  • 4 stars
  • 1975
  • UK
  • 100 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jim Sharman
  • Written by: Richard O'Brien, Jim Sharman
  • Cast: Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick, Richard O'Brien, Patricia Quinn, Nell Campbell, Jonathan Adams, Peter Hinwood, Meat Loaf, Charles Gray

The cult film to end all others, this rock spoof on old horror movies has created a breed of Rocky Horror crazies, and packs them in at late shows everywhere. The film has its moments, and Curry is splendidly camp as the bisexual Frank N Furter.

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Mon 21 Apr

Royal Ballet: La Fille Mal Gardée

Royal Opera House cinema
  • 2015
  • UK

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
Premium screening

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
Premium screening

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
Premium screening

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
Premium screening

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: 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
Premium screening

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: 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: 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
Premium screening

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

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

Scarface

Scarface
  • 5 stars
  • 1983
  • US
  • 169 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Brian De Palma
  • Written by: Oliver Stone
  • Cast: Al Pacino, Steven Bauer, Michelle Pfeiffer, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Robert Loggia, F Murray Abraham, Harris Yulin

Tony Montana is back and loving it in a new digital print of the gangster classic.

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Mon 12 May

Shakespeare's Globe on Screen: Henry IV Part II

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
  • 2011
  • UK
  • PG
  • Directed by: Dominic Dromgoole
  • Cast: Roger Allam, Jamie Parker, Sam Crane

The second part of Shakespeare's epic play from The Globe Theatre.

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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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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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Thu 17 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 18 Apr
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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

The Odeon Manchester is located in the Printworks on Withy Grove – once the largest newspaper printing house in Europe, it was derelict by the 1990s until the IRA bombing of Manchester prompted a massive redevelopment of the area and the conversion of the building into a giant entertainment venue.

Unsurprisingly, the Odeon is a biggie: 23 auditoriums, with one IMAX screen, all of them with wheelchair spaces. There's lift access to all floors, and an infrared system for the hard-of-hearing (enquire at box office). In common with other mega-Odeons there's a licensed Gallery for over 18s, and the cinema runs regular Flashback Film nights on Monday evenings, showing classic and cult films from the last few decades at bargain prices. The rest of the Printworks features popular restaurant chains, coffee shops, bars, pubs and clubs.

The NCP Printworks car park is not free, but the Odeon will validate parking, giving you a discount. Trams stop at Shudehill station opposite the Printworks. Buses from the north stop at Shudehill interchange, and from the south at Piccadilly Gardens, a seven-minute walk from the venue.

Victoria rail station is two minutes' walk away, and Piccadilly 20 minutes for national lines.

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