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Barbie and the Secret Door

Barbie and the Secret Door
  • 2014
  • US
  • 81 min
  • Cast: Voices of Katie Crown, Kelly Sheridan

Barbie goes on a magical adventure.

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Sat 30 Aug
Sun 31 Aug

Boyhood

Boyhood
  • 4 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 163 min
  • Directed by: Richard Linklater
  • Written by: Richard Linklater
  • Cast: Patricia Arquette, Ellar Coltrane, Ethan Hawke, Lorelei Linklater

Made over 12 summers, Linklater's visionary Boyhood follows Mason (Coltrane) from age 5 to 18 as he grows up in real-time.

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

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

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

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
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Tue 26 Aug
Wed 27 Aug
Thu 28 Aug

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
Sun 24 Aug
Mon 25 Aug
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

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

The Incredibles

The Incredibles
  • 2004
  • USA
  • 120 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Brad Bird
  • Written by: Brad Bird
  • Cast: Craig T Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Spencer Fox, Jason Lee, Samuel L Jackson, Elizabeth Peña, Brad Bird

Bob Parr (AKA Mr Incredible) is an overweight insurance clerk living in suburbia, but this wasn't always the case. Once upon a time he was a popular do gooder superhero, as was his wife Helen (AKA Elastigirl). But one night something went wrong and all superheroes had to be reassimilated into society through a kind of witness protection scheme. The Parrs now have an average family life with some very unaverage kids, but someone is about to test this family's unity to the max. Astounding, witty and funny Pixar animated adventure film that pushes all the right buttons and references all the best films and classic TV series. Let's face it, this may just be too good for mere kids.

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Mon 25 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
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Thu 28 Aug

Let's Be Cops

Let's Be Cops
  • 2014
  • US
  • 104 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Luke Greenfield
  • Written by: Luke Greenfield, Nicholas Thomas
  • Cast: Jake Johnson, Damon Wayans Jr, Rob Riggle

Two pal decide to engage in their own version of a cop buddy film – despite not being actual cops. From the director of Girl Next Door and The Animal.

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Wed 27 Aug
Thu 28 Aug

The Lion King

The Lion King
  • 3 stars
  • 1994
  • US
  • 89 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Roger Allers/Rob Minkoff
  • Written by: Irene Mecchi, Jonathan Roberts, Linda Woolverton
  • Cast: Matthew Broderick, Jeremy Irons, James Earl Jones, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Moira Kelly, Nathan Lane, Ernie Sabella, Rowan Atkinson, Robert Guillaume, Madge Sinclair, Whoopi Goldberg, Cheech Marin, Jim Cummings

The first Disney animated feature to be based on an original story rather than a traditional folk or fairy tale, The Lion King retains all of the studio's markers: impeccable animation, jolly songs, colourful characters and a strong moral guideline. Solid family fare.

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Sat 23 Aug
Thu 28 Aug

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
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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
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Thu 28 Aug
Sun 31 Aug

Matt Hatter Chronicles

  • 2011
  • UK
  • Cast: Voices of Tommy Campbell, Kevin Eldon, Marcel McCalla

Episodes of the animated adventure series.

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Sat 30 Aug

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
Sun 24 Aug
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Thu 28 Aug

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
Sun 24 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
Wed 27 Aug
Thu 28 Aug

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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Mon 25 Aug
Tue 26 Aug
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Thu 28 Aug

Stephen Fry Live: More Fool Me

  • 2014

A live event to mark the publication of Stephen Fry's brand new volume of memoirs More Fool Me. Get a sneak preview of the new book: a heady tale of the late eighties and early nineties in which Stephen - driven to create, perform and entertain - burned bright and partied hard and damn the consequences.

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Wed 1 Oct

£10.15-£11.80, child/OAP £7.60-£8.80, ages 13-18 £8.10-£9.45, NUS £8.55-£9.95, family £30.40-£35.20, VIP Seats add £1.95, VueXtreme add £2.50, 3D…

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Tangled

Tangled 2D
  • 3 stars
  • 2010
  • US
  • 100 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Nathan Greno, Byron Howard
  • Cast: Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Donna Murphy

Disney/Pixar funk-up of the classic tale of Rapunzel that is nonetheless traditional to the core, blessed with catchy musical numbers and a plethora of scenes ripped off directly from the studio's own back catalogue (see Aladdin, Little Mermaid et al). Funny and impressive, but lacking charm.

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Tue 26 Aug

Toy Story 3

Toy Story 3
  • 4 stars
  • 2010
  • USA
  • 108 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Lee Unkrich
  • Cast: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Ned Beatty, Don Rickles, Michael Keaton, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Blake Clark, Estelle Harris, Jodi Benson

Andy has grown up and is on the way to college, so everyone's favourite toys are packed off to Sunnyside day-care centre. After a whirlwind of close-cut situations, the film manages to retain its good humour and pathos long enough to bring all the characters safely to a satisfying resolution.

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Sun 24 Aug

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
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Up

Up
  • 5 stars
  • 2009
  • US
  • 96 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Pete Docter/Bob Peterson
  • Cast: Voices of Christopher Plummer, Edward Asner, Paul Eiding

Seventy-eight year old curmudgeon Carl Fredericksen and eight-year-old Junior Wilderness Explorer Russell embark on the adventure of a lifetime in South America. While it unfolds on a grand scale, at its heart is a human story that will resonate with viewers of every age. Marrying sadness with triumph, Pixar have created another masterpiece.

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Wed 27 Aug

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