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20,000 Days on Earth

20,000 Days on Earth
  • 2014
  • UK
  • 97 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Iain Forsyth/Jane Pollard
  • Written by: Nick Cave, Ian Forsyth, Jane Pollard
  • Cast: Blixa Bargeld, Susie Bick, Arthur Cave

Discover the 20,000th day of Nick Cave's life on earth in this exploration of the creative spirit. Plus, a broadcast live performance from Nick Cave and Warren Ellis for the launch.

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Wed 17 Sep

22 Jump Street

22 Jump Street
  • 4 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 112 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Phil Lord, Chris Miller
  • Cast: Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube, Nick Offerman

Undercover cops Schmidt (Hill) and Jenko (Tatum) swap high school for college in order to thwart another drugs ring. Hilarious sequel which manages to surpass the crowd-pleasing original by embracing its sequel-ness and going one better, with inspired gags, pumped-up action and scene-stealing support from Ice Cube as the duo's perpetually angry boss.

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Sat 23 Aug
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Tue 26 Aug

Airplane!

Airplane!
  • 1980
  • US
  • 87 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker
  • Written by: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker
  • Cast: Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty

Ted Striker endeavours to overcome his problems and fly again when the pilots flake out on him in this hilarious spoof of every old cliché in every old disaster movie ever made. The laugh-a-minute pacing keeps it flowing along and helps keep the groaning to a minimum.

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Mon 22 Sep

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
  • 4 stars
  • 1989
  • US
  • 90 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Stephen Herek
  • Cast: Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, George Carlin

Goofy time travelling comedy.

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Mon 1 Sep

Bolshoi Ballet Live: Ivan the Terrible

Bolshoi Ballet: Ivan the Terrible
  • 2015
  • Russia
  • 113 min

A ballet version of the story of Ivan the Terrible, with music from several Prokofiev works.

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Sun 19 Apr

Bolshoi Ballet Live: The Legend of Love

Bolshoi Ballet Live: The Legend of Love
  • 2014

Live screening of one of Russian master Yuri Grigorovich’s earliest choreographic works. Queen Mekhmene Banu's younger sister, Princess Shireen, is dying. The Princess will only be saved if the Queen gives Shireen her beauty. The Queen decides to sacrifice herself, but later regrets her action when she is disfigured and Shireen falls in love with her lover, the painter Ferkhad.

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Sun 26 Oct

Bolshoi Ballet Live: The Nutcracker

The Bolshoi Ballet: The Nutcracker
  • 2014

Sugarplum Fairies and Rat Kings live from Russia.

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Sun 21 Dec

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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Sat 23 Aug
Sun 24 Aug
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Tue 26 Aug
Wed 27 Aug
Thu 28 Aug

Deliver Us from Evil

Deliver Us from Evil
  • 2 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 118 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Scott Derrickson
  • Cast: Eric Bana, Édgar Ramírez, Olivia Munn

Sarchie (Bana) is an NYPD cop turned demonologist; he and partner Butler (McHale) investigate a series of crimes which reveal a malevolent presence. Despite a decent performance from Bana and some skilful effects it's preachy, grisly and stupid, with heavy-handed symbolism, a confusing storyline and all the nuance and balance of Fox News.

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Sat 23 Aug
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Tue 26 Aug
Wed 27 Aug
Thu 28 Aug

Die Hard

Die Hard
  • 1988
  • US
  • 131 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: John McTiernan
  • Cast: Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia, Alexander Godunov

Willis plays a cop who attends a tower block party with his estranged spouse. The building is raided by terrorists, so it's left to Willis to bump off the baddies and save the hostages while the police and FBI languish ineptly on the sidelines. Unbearably tense actioner that gets good mileage out of yawning lift-shafts and flying bullets, while Willis is convincing as an ordinary guy trying to cope with it all. Watch out for Brit Rickman as a villain with a sense of humour.

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Mon 22 Dec

Doctor Who: Deep Breath

Doctor Who: Deep Breath
  • 2014
  • UK
  • 79 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Ben Wheatley
  • Written by: Steven Moffat
  • Cast: Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman

You can finally exhale – the latest Doctor Who episode is here, in a big way.

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Sat 23 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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Sat 23 Aug
  • 11:10
Sun 24 Aug
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Wed 27 Aug
Thu 28 Aug

The Expendables 3

The Expendables 3
  • 3 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 126 min
  • Directed by: Patrick Hughes
  • Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, Terry Crews, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mel Gibson, Harrison Ford, Wesley Snipes, Antonio Banderas

Mercenary Barney Ross (Stallone) goes up against colleague-gone-rogue Conrad Stonebanks (Gibson), a ruthless arms dealer. The action is fine, and the interplay between the somewhat ageing stars remains the film's biggest asset, but a lazy script, watered-down violence and general lack of risk-taking make for predictable viewing.

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Sat 23 Aug
Sun 24 Aug
Mon 25 Aug
Tue 26 Aug
Wed 27 Aug
Thu 28 Aug

The Fault in Our Stars

The Fault in Our Stars
  • 3 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 125 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Josh Boone
  • Written by: John Green (novel), Scott Neustadtera, Michael H Weber (screenplay)
  • Cast: Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Nat Wolff

Big screen take on John Green's best-selling book following the romance of Hazel and Gus – two teenagers who have in common an acerbic wit and terminal illness.

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Sat 23 Aug
  • 14:50
  • 17:40
Sun 24 Aug
Mon 25 Aug
Tue 26 Aug
Wed 27 Aug
Thu 28 Aug

Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas

Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas
  • 1998
  • US
  • 118 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Terry Gilliam
  • Cast: Johnny Depp, Benicio del Toro

As adaptations of cult books go, Gilliam's take on Hunter S Thompson's assassination of the American Dream is a glorious mess of a movie. It remains true to the author's vision of moral torpor and psychosis, while injecting a good shot of Gilliam's own obsessions. Flawed, certainly, but epically degenerate. And thus pure gonzo.

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Mon 8 Sep

Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Ferris Bueller's Day Off
  • 3 stars
  • 1986
  • US
  • 103 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: John Hughes
  • Written by: John Hughes
  • Cast: Matthew Broderick, Mia Sara, Alan Ruck

A sunny spring day in Chicago is far too good to spend locked in a classroom so the irrepressible Ferris Bueller feigns a malady, cuts classes and promises his two best friends a day to remember. Characteristically Hughes teen comedy that scores with fresh dialogue and appealing characterisations, but has the drawback of some laboured farce and a misguided tendency to make meaningful statements.

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Mon 15 Sep

Fight Club

Fight Club
  • 4 stars
  • 1999
  • US
  • 135 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: David Fincher
  • Cast: Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Helena Bonham Carter

Masculinity is in a mess and consumerism is to blame. Men have become docile spectators of life according to Fight Club, Fincher's controversial adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk's novel. In reckless response to this late 20th century malaise, Norton's compliant spectator teams up with Pitt's mischievous Tyler Durden to form an arena for men to beat each other to a pulp and thus reconnect with the world. It's hit and miss, but enough of the punches connect.

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Mon 3 Nov

Ghostbusters

Ghostbusters
  • 4 stars
  • 1984
  • US
  • 105 min
  • 12
  • Directed by: Ivan Reitman
  • Written by: Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis
  • Cast: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis

Three wacky unemployed parapsychologists pursue a little private enterprise as exterminators in spook-infested New York. Of its time but still an enjoyably dated comedy.

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Mon 17 Nov

The Godfather

The Godfather
  • 5 stars
  • 1971
  • US
  • 175 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola
  • Cast: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Richard S Castellano, Robert Duvall, John Cazale, Sterling Hayden, John Marley, Richard Conte, Diane Keaton

Coppola's gangster classic in which an ageing Mafioso patriarch (Brando) transfers charge of his empire to his son (Pacino).

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Mon 10 Nov

God's Pocket

God's Pocket
  • 4 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 88 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: John Slattery
  • Cast: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Richard Jenkins, Christina Hendricks, John Turturro, Caleb Landry Jones, Eddie Marsan

Mickey (Hoffman) gets into hot water when he attempts to cover up the accidental death of his stepson.

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Sat 23 Aug
  • 16:45
Sun 24 Aug
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Wed 27 Aug
Thu 28 Aug

Gremlins

Gremlins
  • 4 stars
  • 1984
  • US
  • 106 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Joe Dante
  • Written by: Chris Columbus
  • Cast: Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates.

Cute and cuddly little mogwais become malevolent monsters if not properly cared for and wreak havoc in idealised small town America. Resistible horror comedy, never as funny as it thinks it is.

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Mon 24 Nov

Guardians of the Galaxy

Guardians of the Galaxy
  • 4 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 122 min
  • 12A
  • 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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Sat 23 Aug
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Tue 26 Aug
Wed 27 Aug
Thu 28 Aug

Hector and the Search for Happiness

Hector and the Search for Happiness
  • 2 stars
  • 2014
  • Germany/Canada
  • 120 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Peter Chelsom
  • Cast: Rosamund Pike, Simon Pegg, Toni Collette

Hector (Pegg) is a mildly depressed psychiatrist who goes on a trip around the globe to find the secret of happiness. Whether or not you enjoy it depends on whether or not you fancy spending two hours watching the normally likeable Pegg play a self-indulgent navel-gazer with an impossibly good-looking girlfriend (Pike).

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Sat 23 Aug
Sun 24 Aug
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Tue 26 Aug
Wed 27 Aug
Thu 28 Aug

Hercules

Hercules
  • 3 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 98 min
  • 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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Sat 23 Aug
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Tue 26 Aug
Wed 27 Aug
Thu 28 Aug

Home Alone

Home Alone
  • 3 stars
  • 1990
  • US
  • 103 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Chris Columbus
  • Written by: John Hughes
  • Cast: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, John Heard, Catherine O'Hara

Peter and Kate McCallister (Heard and O'Hara) have an eight-year-old brat and wisely – albeit accidentally – leave him behind in Chicago when they go on holiday to Paris. Left to his own devices young Kevin (Culkin) has to deal with two bungling burglars (Pesci and Stern) who threaten to invade his peaceful haven. Jolly, if sadistic, scare-comedy antics produced by teen flick veteran John Hughes.

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Mon 8 Dec

The House of Magic

The House of Magic
  • 3 stars
  • 2013
  • Belgium
  • 85 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Jeremy Degruson/Ben Stassen
  • Written by: James Flynn/Dominic Paris
  • Cast: Cinda Adams, Edward Asner, Emily Blunt

Thunder, an abandoned young cat seeking shelter from a storm, stumbles into the strangest house imaginable, owned by an old magician and inhabited by a dazzling array of automatons and gizmos.

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Sat 23 Aug
  • 11:10
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Wed 27 Aug
Thu 28 Aug

The Inbetweeners 2

Inbetweeners 2
  • 3 stars
  • 2014
  • UK
  • 96 min
  • Directed by: Damon Beesley, Iain Morris
  • Cast: Simon Bird, James Buckley, Joe Thomas, Blake Harrison

Eternal teenagers Will, Simon, Neil and Jay head to Australia in pursuit of Jay's lovely ex, Jane (Bewley). Heaving with bad-taste humour, it manages to feel less tired than the first film thanks to energetic direction, honed performances and some truly spectacular stupidity.

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Sat 23 Aug
Sun 24 Aug
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Tue 26 Aug
Wed 27 Aug
Thu 28 Aug

Into the Storm

Into the Storm
  • 2 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 89 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Steven Quale
  • Written by: John Swetnam
  • Cast: Sarah Wayne Callies, Richard Armitage, Jeremy Sumpter

Gary (Armitage) is an Oklahoma dad with two estranged sons, one of whom needs rescuing when tornadoes come to town … but it's difficult to care about the stereotypical characters in this clichéd disaster drama, and the frustrating decision to shoot it found-footage style makes it nauseating to watch and hard to follow.

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Sat 23 Aug
Sun 24 Aug
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Tue 26 Aug
Wed 27 Aug
Thu 28 Aug

The Karate Kid

The Karate Kid
  • 4 stars
  • 1984
  • US
  • 126 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: John G Avildsen
  • Cast: Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Elisabeth Shue

A bullied boy learns that there's more to karate than fighting in this classic action drama.

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Mon 29 Sep

Lucy

Lucy
  • 3 stars
  • 2014
  • US/France
  • 89 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Luc Besson
  • Written by: Luc Besson
  • Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Analeigh Tipton

Lucy (Johansson) is forced to be a drug mule by crime boss Mr Jang (Choi), but when the drugs leak into her system, she acquires superhuman powers. Insane and largely humourless but ambitious and entertaining action flick, and it's satisfying to see a formidably intelligent and physically ferocious female at the centre.

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Sat 23 Aug
IMAX
Premium screening
Sun 24 Aug
Mon 25 Aug
Tue 26 Aug
Wed 27 Aug
Thu 28 Aug

Maleficent

Maleficent
  • 2014
  • US
  • 97 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Robert Stromberg
  • Cast: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley, Brenton Thwaites, Juno Temple, Sam Riley, Miranda Richardson, Imelda Staunton

Hollywood's preoccupation with revamping fairy tales continues with this star-spangled adaptation of Sleeping Beauty.

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Sat 23 Aug
  • 11:00
Sun 24 Aug
Mon 25 Aug
Tue 26 Aug
Wed 27 Aug
Thu 28 Aug

Monty Python Live (Mostly)

Monty Python Live (Mostly)
  • 2014
  • UK

A simulcast of Monty Python's highly anticipated reunion show.

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Sat 30 Aug

The Muppet Christmas Carol

The Muppet Christmas Carol
  • 4 stars
  • 1992
  • US
  • 85 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Brian Henson
  • Cast: Michael Caine, Steven Mackintosh, Muppet Performers:, Dave Goelz, Jerry Nelson, Frank Oz, David Rudman, Steve Whitmire

It's Christmas time, and nasty old miser Scrooge (Caine) needs to be taught a lesson by three seasonal ghosts. Colourful version of Dickens' classic tale that will please the kids and keep the adults smiling with its little irreverent spices.

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Mon 1 Dec

National Theatre Live: A Streetcar Named Desire

National Theatre Live: A Streetcar Named Desire
  • UK
  • 2014 min
  • Written by: Tennessee Williams
  • Cast: Gillian Anderson, Ben Foster, Vanessa Kirby

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
Premium screening

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
Premium screening
Thu 6 Nov
Premium screening

National Theatre Live: JOHN

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
Premium screening

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
Premium screening

National Theatre Live: Skylight

National Theatre Live: Skylight
  • 2014
  • UK
  • Directed by: Stephen Daldry
  • Written by: David Hare
  • Cast: Carey Mulligan, Bill Nighy

Kyra (Mulligan) receives a visit from her recently widowed former lover (Nighy) out of the blue. Stage production beamed live from London.

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Sun 31 Aug

National Theatre Live: Treasure Island

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
Premium screening

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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Sat 23 Aug
  • 10:50
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Thu 28 Aug

One Direction: Where We Are – Live from San Siro Stadium

One Direction: Where We Are – Live from San Siro Stadium
  • 2014
  • UK
  • Directed by: Paul Dugdale

The crowd goes wild.

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Sat 11 Oct
Premium screening
Sun 12 Oct
Premium screening

Opera Australia: La Traviata on Sydney Harbour

Opera Australia: La Traviata on Sydney Harbour
  • 2012
  • Australia
  • 145 min

A recording of Handa Opera's spectacular floating production of Verdi's opera.

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Thu 18 Sep

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

Planes: Fire & Rescue

Planes: Fire & Rescue
  • 2 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 83 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Roberts Gannaway
  • Cast: Dane Cook, Ed Harris, Julie Bowen

When perky aeroplane Dusty (Cook) is forced to give up racing, he decides to retrain as a firefighter under crusty-but-fair Blade Ranger (Harris). Gannaway's sequel is better than the dismal original, but even as simple-minded entertainment it's a pity about the sexual and racial stereotyping and broad, male-orientated humour.

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Sat 23 Aug
  • 10:50
  • 13:00
  • 15:20
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Thu 28 Aug

Predator

Predator
  • 4 stars
  • 1987
  • US
  • 107 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: John McTiernan
  • Written by: Jim Thomas, John Thomas
  • Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, Elpidia Carrillo, Bill Duke, Jesse Ventura, Kevin Peter Hall

Arnie and his dirty half-dozen are hired to enter a dense South American jungle to free a hostage, but lurking unseen in the foliage is a chameleon-like being waiting to skin alive any unsuspecting human to cross its path. Slow to build, but ultimately gripping macho mayhem with a real sense of threat.

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Mon 27 Oct

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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Sat 23 Aug
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Thu 28 Aug

The Rover

The Rover
  • 4 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 103 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: David Michôd
  • Written by: Joel Edgerton, David Michôd
  • Cast: Guy Pearce, Robert Pattinson, Scoot McNairy

In the Australian outback, after the collapse of the global economy, lone wolf Eric (Pearce) hunts the thieves who stole his car, picking up the brother of one of them (Pattinson) along the way. Bleak, striking and unapologetically brutal, it features powerful performances and the occasional moment of welcome humour.

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Sat 23 Aug
Sun 24 Aug
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Wed 27 Aug
Thu 28 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
Premium screening
Sun 10 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
Premium screening
Sun 28 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
Premium screening
Sun 1 Feb

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
Sun 1 Mar

Royal Opera House: Guillaume Tell

Royal Opera House cinema
  • 2015
  • UK
  • Directed by: Damiano Michieletto

Live production of Rossini’s final opera starring Gerald Finley as the title character. Conducted by Antonio Pappano.

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Sun 5 Jul
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
Sun 2 Nov

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
Premium screening

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
Sun 30 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
Sun 19 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
Sun 5 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
Sun 22 Mar

Royal Shakespeare Company: Love Labours Lost

Royal Shakespeare Company: Love Labours Lost
  • 2014
  • UK

Shakespeare's comedy about a king trying to avoid womanly wiles, transposed to 1914.

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Wed 11 Feb
Wed 4 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

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

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
  • 3 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 102 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Robert Rodriguez, Frank Miller
  • Cast: Jessica Alba, Powers Boothe, Josh Brolin, Rosario Dawson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Eva Green

Marv (Rourke) teams up with Dwight (Brolin) on a mission to rescue Dwight's former lover Ava (Green) from her sadistic husband. Rodriguez and Miller's follow-up to 2005's Sin City is, like its predecessor, a visual masterpiece but in narrative terms it's a schlocky, sweaty exercise in style over substance.

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Singham Returns

Singham Returns
  • 2014
  • India
  • 142 min
  • Directed by: Rohit Shetty
  • Cast: Kareena Kapoor, Ajay Devgn, Anupam Kher

Singham returns as the Deputy Commissioner of Police, kicking butt and taking names.

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Soul Boys of the Western World

Soul Boys of the Western World
  • 2014
  • UK
  • 102 min
  • Directed by: George Hencken
  • Cast: Tony Hadley, John Keeble, Gary Kemp

The rise and fall of Spandau Ballett, set to a backdrop of 80s hair.

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Tue 30 Sep
Premium screening

Step Up: All In

Step Up All In
  • 3 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 112 min
  • Directed by: Trish Sie
  • Written by: John Swetnam, Duane Adler
  • Cast: Alyson Stoner, Briana Evigan, Ryan Guzman

In the fifth of the franchise, the crew enters a TV dance competition in the hope of landing a deal, but must resist the temptations of Las Vegas. Never mind the undercooked romance and the thin supporting stories – the dancing is as brilliant as ever.

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Sat 23 Aug
  • 14:30
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  • 11:45
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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
Premium screening

Bolshoi Ballet: Swan Lake

Bolshoi
  • 2011
  • Russia
  • E

A version of perhaps the greatest ballet of all time, recorded at the Bolshoi Theatre, with choreography by Yury Grigorovich.

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Teen Wolf

Teen Wolf
  • 1985
  • US
  • 91 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Rod Daniel
  • Cast: Michael J. Fox, James Hampton, Susan Ursitti

Puberty brings about some unusual changes in a high school student as he finds himself transforming into a werewolf.

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Mon 20 Oct

Thelma & Louise

Thelma & Louise
  • 1991
  • US
  • 129 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Ridley Scott
  • Written by: Callie Khouri
  • Cast: Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis, Harvey Keitel, Brad Pitt, Michael Madsen, Christopher McDonald

The buddy/road movie genres are turned on their heads as Sarandon and Davis grasp the steering wheel and head off leaving a trail of murder and mayhem in their wake. On one level, the film is the critical catalyst that had the feminists cheering and put the stars on the cover of Time magazine; just as importantly, it's an accessible piece of entertainment with excellent central performances.

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Mon 6 Oct

The Thing

The Thing
  • 4 stars
  • 1982
  • US
  • 108 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: John Carpenter
  • Cast: Kurt Russell

Carpenter's excellent 1982 monster flick revived on digital big screen projection.

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Mon 13 Oct

The Unbeatables (Metegol)

The Unbeatables (Metegol)
  • 4 stars
  • 2013
  • Argentina/Spain/India/US
  • 97 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Juan José Campanella
  • Cast: Rupert Grint, Anthony Head, Peter Serafinowicz

Amadeo (Grint) is a whiz at table football but unlucky at everything else, forced to square off against the bullying Flash (Head) in an attempt to save his village. Cheekily inventive 3D animation from Argentinean director Campanella, standing out from other animated family fare by its quirky characterisation and dry wit.

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Sat 23 Aug
  • 11:50
  • 14:20
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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
Premium screening

What If

What If
  • 4 stars
  • 2013
  • Ireland/Canada
  • 102 min
  • 15
  • 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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Willow

Willow
  • 1988
  • US
  • 126 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Ron Howard
  • Cast: Val Kilmer, Joanne Whalley, Warwick Davis

Produced by George Lucas, Ron Howard's fantasy saga has a cult following.

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Mon 25 Aug

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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