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Barbican Leisure Centre, Shapters Road, Coxside, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 0LG

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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The Anomaly

The Anomaly
  • 2 stars
  • 2014
  • UK
  • 95 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Noel Clarke
  • Cast: Noel Clarke, Ian Somerhalder, Brian Cox

A former soldier is taken captive and awakens in the back of a van where he learns that he only has a few moments to figure out how he got there.

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Blackwood

Blackwood
  • 2 stars
  • 2014
  • UK
  • 90 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Adam Wimpenny
  • Written by: J.S. Hill
  • Cast: Ed Stoppard, Sophia Myles, Russell Tovey

College professor Ben (Stoppard) moves his family to an isolated house, and is tormented by visions of blood and death. Conventional Old Dark House thriller, spoiled by reliance on clichés (dank cellars, flickering lights) and an uninteresting central character.

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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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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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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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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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Guardians of the Galaxy

Guardians of the Galaxy
  • 4 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 122 min
  • 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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Hercules

Hercules
  • 3 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 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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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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Fri 1 Aug
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How to Train Your Dragon 2

How to Train Your Dragon 2
  • 4 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 102 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Dean DeBlois
  • Cast: Gerard Butler, Jonah Hill, Kristen Wiig

Sequel to the 2010 hit film with the original cast returning.

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The Inbetweeners 2

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

The second movie spin-off from the popular TV series sees the four teenage boys go on holiday to Australia.

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Premium screening
Mon 11 Aug
Premium screening
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Premium screening
Wed 13 Aug
Premium screening

Jersey Boys

Jersey Boys
  • 3 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 134 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Clint Eastwood
  • Cast: Christopher Walken, Francesca Eastwood, Freya Tingley

Clint Eastwood directs a film version of the hit Broadway musical, which traces the career of the Four Seasons.

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Mon 4 Aug
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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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Fri 1 Aug
Kids
  • 10:30
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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 1 Aug
  • 11:20
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Metropolitan Opera: The Enchanted Island

Live from the Met
  • 2012
  • US
  • 215 min
  • E
  • Directed by: Phelim McDermott/Julian Crouch
  • Cast: Lisette Oropesa, Danielle de Niese, Joyce DiDonato, Placido Domingo, David Daniels

A brand new libretto devised and written by Jeremy Sams, transplanting the lovers from A Midsummer Night's Dream to the magical island setting of The Tempest.

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Tue 12 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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Tue 5 Aug

Mrs Brown's Boys D'Movie

Mrs Brown's Boys D'Movie
  • 2014
  • UK/Ireland
  • 94 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Ben Kellett
  • Written by: Brendan O'Carroll
  • Cast: Brendan O'Carroll, Nick Nevern, Robert Bathurst

The popular TV family gets the big screen treatment, as developers try to close down Mrs Brown's fruit and veg stall.

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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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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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Fri 1 Aug
3D
  • 12:20
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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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Fri 1 Aug
  • 10:30
  • 12:50
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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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