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Star City, Unit 29, Watson Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, B7 5SA

2 States

2 States
  • 2014
  • India
  • Directed by: Abhishek Varman
  • Written by: Chetan Bhagat
  • Cast: Alia Bhatt, Arjun Kapoor, Amrita Singh, Revathi

When Krish, a young Punjabi man, falls in love with Ananya, a Brahmin girl, neither of their respective families is too keen on the marriage.

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

300: Rise of an Empire

300: Rise of an Empire
  • 3 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 102 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Noam Murro
  • Cast: Eva Green, Rodrigo Santoro, Sullivan Stapleton

Greek general Themistokles (Stapleton) goes head-to-head – and body-part-to-body-part – with vampish naval commander Artemisia (Green), as those pesky Persians return for another whupping. Much more fun than its predecessor 300, the action of which it cleverly parallels, but the real draw is Green's gloriously bonkers, scenery-devouring performance.

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

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

Disco Singh

Disco Singh
  • 2014
  • India
  • Directed by: Anurag Singh
  • Written by: Anurag Singh
  • Cast: Diljit Dosanjh, Surveen Chawla

Punjabi dance film.

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

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
  • 11:30
Fri 18 Apr
Sat 19 Apr
Sun 20 Apr
Mon 21 Apr
Tue 22 Apr
Wed 23 Apr
Thu 24 Apr
Sun 27 Apr

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
  • 12:00
Fri 18 Apr
Sat 19 Apr
Sun 20 Apr
Mon 21 Apr
Tue 22 Apr
Wed 23 Apr
Thu 24 Apr

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
  • 3 stars
  • 2013
  • US
  • 105 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Kenneth Branagh
  • Cast: Chris Pine, Kenneth Branagh, Kevin Costner, Keira Knightley, David Paymer

The origin story of Tom Clancy's spy hero Jack Ryan (Pine), showing his journey from wounded Afghanistan veteran to CIA rookie. Director Branagh deftly handles the moral and ethical complexities, but the script lacks surprises and gets bogged down in a tepid romance, and Ryan is too wholesome to be truly interesting.

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Tue 22 Apr

Kaum De Heere

Kaum De Heere
  • 2014
  • India
  • Directed by: Ravinder Ravi
  • Cast: Raj Kakra, Sardar Sohi, Esha Sharma, Sukhdev Sukha

Film about Beant Singh and Satwant Singh, the assassins of former prime minster Indira Gandhi.

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

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
3D / Kids
  • 10:10
Kids
  • 10:30

Need for Speed

Need for Speed
  • 2 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 130 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Scott Waugh
  • Cast: Aaron Paul, Dominic Cooper, Imogen Poots, Ramón Rodríguez, Michael Keaton

Fresh from prison, a street racer who was framed by a wealthy business associate joins a cross country race with revenge in mind. His ex-partner, learning of the plan, places a massive bounty on his head as the race begins. Actioner based on the 20-strong video game series.

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

Non-Stop

Non-Stop
  • 2 stars
  • 2014
  • US/France
  • 106 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Jaume Collet-Serra
  • Cast: Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore, Lupita Nyong'o

Neeson continues his action film run as an air marshal who springs into action during a transatlantic flight after receiving a series of text messages that put his fellow passengers at risk.

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

Pioneer

Pioneer
  • 2013
  • Norway/Germany/Sweden/France/Finland
  • 106 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Erik Skjoldbjærg
  • Cast: Wes Bentley, Stephen Lang, Aksel Hennie

Conspiracy thriller based on true events from the 1980s. The exploitation of oil and gas reserves tests the physical limits of divers who must descend 500 meters to install a vital pipeline.

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Thu 17 Apr

Queen

Queen
  • 2014
  • India
  • 146 min
  • Directed by: Vikas Bahl
  • Cast: Kangana Ranaut, Rajkummar Rao, Lisa Haydon

A young woman is jilted by her fiance just before the wedding – but she decides to go on their honeymoon anyway.

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

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
Fri 18 Apr
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Sun 20 Apr
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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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Thu 17 Apr
Fri 18 Apr
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Thu 24 Apr

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

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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Thu 17 Apr

Super Duper Alice Cooper

Super Duper Alice Cooper
  • 2014
  • Canada
  • 86 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Sam Dunn/Reginald Harkema/Scot McFadyen

Documentary and rock opera about the rock legend who now loves golf.

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Tue 22 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

A 25 screen Vue with over 5,100 seats makes it the largest cinema in Birmingham. There are 3 'gold class' screens which offer leather seats and a separate bar.

There is free car park. Bus route 66 runs through Star City.

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