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The Kennet Centre, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 5EN

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

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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Thu 21 Aug
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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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Thu 21 Aug
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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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Thu 21 Aug
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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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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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Thu 21 Aug
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Thu 28 Aug

A Hard Day's Night

A Hard Day's Night
  • 1964
  • UK
  • 87 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Richard Lester
  • Cast: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr

The Beatles have to make their way from Liverpool to London to perform a TV concert, all whilst navigating around their manager, Paul's grandpa and hordes of screaming fans.

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Tue 2 Sep

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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Thu 21 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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Thu 21 Aug
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Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return

Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return
  • 2 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 88 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Will Finn/Dan St Pierre
  • Cast: Voices of Lea Michele, Hugh Dancy, Patrick Stewart, Jim Belushi, Kelsey Grammer, Dan Aykroyd, Martin Short

Dorothy (Michele) finds herself back in Oz on a mission to save it from the evil Jester (Short). A cheerless and cynical cash-grab, riding on the coattails of previous and far better Oz adaptations, with cheap-looking animation, lazy voice work, weak humour, a dreary, two-dimensional story, and a soundtrack full of Bryan Adams.

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Thu 21 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

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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Fri 22 Aug
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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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Fri 22 Aug
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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

Metropolitan Opera: Roméo et Juliette

Metropolitan Opera: Roméo et Juliette
  • 2014
  • US
  • 185 min
  • Cast: Anna Netrebko, Robert Alagna

An ultra-sensual version of the tale from Gounod, starring opera superstars Anna Netrebko and Roberto Alagna in the title roles.

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Tue 26 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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Thu 21 Aug
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Unbeatable

Unbeatable
  • 2013
  • China/Hong Kong
  • 122 min
  • Directed by: Dante Lam
  • Cast: Nick Cheung, Eddie Peng, Singh Hartihan Bitto

A one-time boxing champ escapes from loan sharks by fleeing to Macau, where he finds a disciple who reignites his love for the sport.

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Thu 21 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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Thu 21 Aug
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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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Thu 21 Aug
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X-Men: Days of Future Past

X-Men: Days of Future Past
  • 3 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 130 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Bryan Singer
  • Cast: Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Peter Dinklage, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen

When the mutants of the future face extinction, they send Wolverine (Jackman) back in time to change destiny. The finale is too effects-heavy and non-fans may question whether it all makes sense, but the principal players are all on top form and the slick direction and smart writing are at times enormously entertaining.

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Thu 21 Aug

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