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120 Wester Hailes Road, Westside Plaza, Edinburgh, EH14 2SW

The Bad Education Movie

The Bad Education Movie
  • 2015
  • UK
  • 90 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Elliot Hegarty
  • Cast: Jack Whitehall, Mathew Horne, Sarah Solemani, Harry Enfield

In this big-screen adaptation of the sitcom, disastrous teacher Alfie Wickers (Whitehall) takes his suspiciously small class on a school trip to Cornwall. A confusing and offensive mess, likely to appeal only to Whitehall completists interested in seeing prosthetic recreations of his balls on multiple occasions.

Wed 2 Sep

Cinderella

Cinderella
  • 2015
  • US/UK
  • 105 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Kenneth Branagh
  • Cast: Lily James, Richard Madden, Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter, Holliday Grainger, Sophie McShera, Stellan Skarsgård, Nonso Anozie, Derek Jacobi, Hayley Atwell, Ben Chaplin

Cinderella (James) loses her parents and is left with stepmother Lady Tremaine (Blanchett) and cruel stepsisters (McShera and Grainger); but soon enough, she's off to the ball. Weitz's crafty script has enough surreal touches to keep you interested and the result, while hardly a new take on the story, is still a pleasant surprise.

Sat 5 Sep
Sun 6 Sep

Hitman: Agent 47

Hitman: Agent 47
  • 2015
  • 96 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Aleksander Bach
  • Cast: Rupert Friend, Hannah Ware, Zachary Quinto

Katia (Ware) is the estranged daughter of a scientist (Hinds) who's credited with the creation of genetically engineered assassins, and now she's being hunted by one, Agent 47 (Friend). Derivative reboot of an already forgettable franchise; Friend is efficient, but Ware lacks authority, the story makes no sense and it's generally charmless, mindless and cursory.

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Wed 2 Sep
Thu 3 Sep

Inside Out

Inside Out
  • 2015
  • US
  • 94 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Pete Docter
  • Cast: Kaitlyn Dias, Amy Poehler, Lewis Black, Mindy Kaling, Bill Hader, Phyllis Smith

Riley (Dias) is an 11 year old girl whose family is moving from Minnesota to San Francisco; her troubled mind is represented as a factory hub commanded by Joy (Poehler), Fear (Hader), Sadness (Smith), Disgust (Kaling) and Anger (Black). Delightful, poignant and hysterically funny coming-of-age story from Pixar.

Wed 2 Sep
Thu 3 Sep

The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
  • 2015
  • US
  • 116 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Guy Ritchie
  • Cast: Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander, Elizabeth Debicki, Hugh Grant

This stylish rendition of the 60s spy series suffers from a vague and clunky script, but is somewhat redeemed by the skilful casting of Cavill and Hammer. Grant has enormous fun as the shadowy controller Waverly, and there's one incredible set piece you don't want to miss.

Wed 2 Sep
Thu 3 Sep

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation
  • 2015
  • US
  • 131 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Christopher McQuarrie
  • Cast: Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Paula Patton, Simon Pegg

Ethan (Cruise) and the gang are on the trail of the nefarious Syndicate when their unit is dissolved by the CIA. With jaw-dropping action, ingenious gadgets and a striking performance from Ferguson as the mysterious Ilsa, this is a a slick, accomplished and hugely entertaining slice of mayhem.

Wed 2 Sep
Thu 3 Sep

National Theatre Live: The Beaux' Stratagem

National Theatre Live: The Beaux' Stratagem
  • 2015
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Simon Godwin
  • Written by: George Farquhar

Simon Godwin (Man and Superman) directs George Farquhar's wild comedy of love and cash.

Thu 3 Sep

Paper Towns

Paper Towns
  • 2015
  • US
  • 109 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Jake Schreier
  • Written by: John Green, Scott Neustadter, Michael H Weber
  • Cast: Cara Delevingne, Nat Wolff, Cara Buono

Q (Wolff) and friends go on a trip to find Q's childhood friend and ultimate crush Margo (Delevingne), who has disappeared. This adaptation of John Green's novel tries to pick apart the cliché of the manic pixie dream girl but a fantastic supporting cast and indie pop soundtrack aren't enough to save it.

Wed 2 Sep
Thu 3 Sep

Pixels

Pixels
  • 2015
  • 106 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Chris Columbus
  • Cast: Josh Gad, Peter Dinklage, Adam Sandler, Michelle Monaghan, Kevin James

When aliens challenge Earth to a series of giant video game contests, disgruntled middle-aged gamer Sam (Sandler) is called on by former childhood friend Will (James), now US President, to step up. Lazy, self-satisfied exercise in 80s nostalgia, with honourable mentions for Gad, Cox and Dinklage in a scene-stealing turn as an arrogant Donkey Kong expert.

Wed 2 Sep
Thu 3 Sep

Sinister 2

Sinister 2
  • 2015
  • US
  • 97 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Ciarán Foy
  • Cast: Shannyn Sossamon, James Ransone, Nicholas King

A young mother and her son move into a house haunted by a monster with a posse of snuff-film-addicted ghost children, which works out about as well as you'd expect. Lacklustre sequel which gives far too much screen time to its monster and which is less scary than irritating.

Wed 2 Sep
Thu 3 Sep
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Straight Outta Compton

Straight Outta Compton
  • 2015
  • US
  • 146 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: F Gary Gray
  • Cast: Jason Mitchell, Corey Hawkins, O'Shea Jackson Jr

Biopic of rap group NWA, focusing on the recording of their debut album, their subsequent fallings-out and eventual disintegration. Mitchell is excellent as Eazy-E and despite some second-half problem, it's punchy, provocative and packed with attitude, worthy of comparison with the similarly themed Boyz n the Hood and 8 Mile.

Wed 2 Sep
Thu 3 Sep

Two by Two

Two by Two
  • 2015
  • Germany/Belgium/Luxembourg/Ireland
  • 85 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Toby Genkel, Sean McCormack
  • Cast: Callum Maloney, Dermot Magennis, Ava Connolly, Tara Flynn

When the world's animals board Noah's ark to escape from the flood, two junior creatures fall overboard and must find their way back to the ship. The extremely predictable story is a bit too similar to Finding Nemo and there's none of the wit, voice-over wizardry or impressive visuals of a Pixar production.

Sat 5 Sep
Sun 6 Sep
Sat 12 Sep
Sun 13 Sep

Vacation

Vacation
  • 2015
  • US
  • 99 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: John Francis Daley/Jonathan M Goldstein
  • Written by: John Francis Daley Jonathan M. Goldstein
  • Cast: Ed Helms, Chris Hemsworth, Charlie Day

Rusty Griswold (Helms), the now-grown son of the repeatedly-vacationing Griswold clan, is determined to show his family a good time. Broad but refreshing reboot of the franchise, with plenty of solid laughs, especially from Applegate as Rusty's wife Debbie, although there's too much reliance on crude language.

Wed 2 Sep

We Are Your Friends

We Are Your Friends
  • 2015
  • UK/France/US
  • 96 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Max Joseph
  • Cast: Zac Efron, Emily Ratajkowski, Jon Bernthal, Wes Bentley

Cole (Efron) is an aspiring DJ from the San Fernando Valley, looking for inspiration in all the wrong places. Despite a corny narrative and some odd directorial decisions, it's a charmingly sincere exploration of youthful possibilities with a discernible and growing ambiance of discontent.

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Wed 2 Sep
Thu 3 Sep

This eight screen Odeon on Westside Plaze, was originally opened as part of the ABC group.

There is free parking.

There are buses to the centre of Edinburgh, and although next to Wester Hailes rail station, the trains are only every 30 minutes.

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