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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • 1939

Before Benedict Cumberbatch was the Holmes on everyone's lips, Basil Rathbone was taking on Conan Doyle's detective on the hunt for arch enemy Moriarty.

Sat 1 Aug

Amy

Amy
  • 2015
  • UK
  • 90 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Asif Kapadia

Documentary on Amy Winehouse, charting her career from her early days to superstar status and subsequent fall. Kapadai creates an incredibly intimate look at the singer, with clips of her lighter side underlining the gravity of her loss. Punchy, provocative and just plain sad.

Thu 30 Jul

Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating the Music of Inside Llewyn Davis

Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating the Music of Inside Llewyn Davis
  • 2013
  • US
  • 101 min
  • 12
  • Directed by: Christopher Wilcha

The Avett Brothers, Joan Baez, Colin Meloy, Marcus Mumford and more perform the music of the Coen Brothers' Inside Llewyn Davis, set in the 1960s Greenwich Village folk music scene.

Fri 31 Jul

Another Time Another Place

Another Time Another Place

Concert film featuring live performances of the film's music, as well as songs from the early 1960s. Artists include the Avett Brothers, Joan Baez, Dave Rawlings Machine, Marcus Mumford, Patti Smith, Gillian Welch, and Jack White.

Fri 31 Jul

£5

Part of Southern Fried Festival 2015.

Ant-Man

Ant-Man
  • 2015
  • US/UK
  • 117 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Peyton Reed
  • Cast: Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Hayley Atwell

A winning addition to Marvel's cinematic universe, Ant Man follows Dr Hank Pym (Douglas) as he fails in re-sizing himself, but unexpectedly imbues himself with the ability to talk to and control insects. With winning performances from Rudd, Cannavale and Douglas, this charming and eccentric heist film has a great sense of humour, though it's not all light-hearted. Father-daughter relationships add splendid emotional weight, while the film also addresses the female-fronted superhero film dilemma. Yes, there's mayhem, but it’s gilded with a sense of responsibility and mischief, all of which adds up to an utter delight.

Thu 30 Jul
IMAX / 3D
Fri 31 Jul
Sat 1 Aug
Sun 2 Aug
Mon 3 Aug
Tue 4 Aug
Wed 5 Aug
Thu 6 Aug

The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
  • 1982
  • 114 min
  • 18

Burt Reynolds and Dolly Parton star in the tale of a town sheriff fighting to keep an historic whorehouse open.

Sat 1 Aug

£5

Part of Southern Fried Festival 2015.

Down from the Mountain

Down from the Mountain
  • 2000
  • 98 min
  • PG

A documentary about the musicians who performed on the soundtrack for O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Sun 2 Aug

£5

Part of Southern Fried Festival 2015.

Hot Pursuit

Hot Pursuit
  • 2015
  • US
  • 87 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Anne Fletcher
  • Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Sofía Vergara

Cooper (Witherspoon) is an ambitious and gung-ho Texan cop whose clumsiness has made her a laughing-stock; then she has to escort drug-dealer's-wife Daniella (Vergara) across the state. The two stars have appealing interplay and Vergara is very funny, but the script demands too much shrieking and squeaking and the action is underpowered.

Fri 31 Jul
Sat 1 Aug
Sun 2 Aug
Mon 3 Aug
Tue 4 Aug
Wed 5 Aug
Thu 6 Aug

Inside Llewyn Davis

Inside Llewyn Davis
  • 2013
  • US/France
  • 105 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Ethan Coen/Joel Coen
  • Written by: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
  • Cast: Carey Mulligan, John Goodman, Justin Timberlake

Coen Brothers film charting a 1960s singer-songwriter navigating New York's folk scene.

Fri 31 Jul

£5

Part of Southern Fried Festival 2015.

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.

Thu 30 Jul
Fri 31 Jul
Sat 1 Aug
Sun 2 Aug
Mon 3 Aug
Tue 4 Aug
Wed 5 Aug
Thu 6 Aug

Jurassic World

Jurassic World
  • 2015
  • US
  • 124 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Colin Trevorrow
  • Cast: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins, Nick Robinson

Dino-geek Gray (Simpkins) visits Jurassic Park with brother Zach (Robinson); the park's manager, their aunt Claire (Howard), is less than attentive until a new creation runs amok and raptor wrangler Owen (Pratt) steps in. Despite a merely functional screenplay, it has enough scares, scale, ideas and variety to keep everyone entertained.

Thu 30 Jul

The Legend of Barney Thomson

The Legend of Barney Thomson
  • 2015
  • UK/Canada
  • 90 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Robert Carlyle
  • Cast: Robert Carlyle, Emma Thompson, Ray Winstone

Barney (Carlyle), a downtrodden Glasgow barber, accidentally stabs his boss Wullie (McCole) to death, and then has to cover up the crime. Carlyle's directorial debut has some decent performances, including his own, but is seriously let down by a garbled, unfunny script, discordant photography and woefully dated gallows humour.

Thu 30 Jul
Fri 31 Jul
Sat 1 Aug
Sun 2 Aug
Mon 3 Aug
Tue 4 Aug
Wed 5 Aug
Thu 6 Aug

Minions

Minions
  • 2015
  • US
  • 91 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Kyle Balda/Pierre Coffin
  • Written by: Brian Lynch
  • Cast: Chris Renaud, Pierre Coffin, Sandra Bullock

Prequel to the Despicable Me films, in which the pill-shaped, dungaree-sporting critters attach themselves to villain Scarlett Overkill (Bullock) and go to London to steal the Crown Jewels. The minions are as cute as ever but they seem funnier in support, and Bullock's character is one-dimensional.

Thu 30 Jul
Fri 31 Jul
Sat 1 Aug
Sun 2 Aug
Mon 3 Aug
Tue 4 Aug
Wed 5 Aug
Thu 6 Aug

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.

  • IMDb
Thu 30 Jul
IMAX
Fri 31 Jul
Sat 1 Aug
Sun 2 Aug
Mon 3 Aug
Tue 4 Aug
Wed 5 Aug
Thu 6 Aug

O Brother, Where Art Thou?

O Brother, Where Art Thou?
  • 2000
  • US
  • 107 min
  • 12
  • Directed by: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
  • Written by: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
  • Cast: George Clooney, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson, John Goodman, Holly Hunter, Charles Durning

Preston Sturges' 'Sullivan's Travels' and Homer's 'The Odyssey' are the starting points for this 30s-set screwball comedy. Smooth-talking Everett Ulysees McGill (Clooney), simpleton Delmar (Nelson) and maladjusted Pete (Turturro) are members of a chain gang on the run looking for buried loot. Their journey up and down the state of Mississippi brings them into contact with assorted eccentrics based on Homer's mythological figures. A lighter work for the Coens, more 'Raising Arizona' than 'Fargo', but it's still a rare treat. A truly captivating confederacy of dunces.

Sun 2 Aug

£5

Part of Southern Fried Festival 2015.

The Princess and the Frog

The Princess and the Frog
  • 2010
  • US
  • 97 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Ron Clements, John Musker
  • Cast: Anika Noni Rose, Bruno Campos, Keith David, Michael-Leon Wooley, Jennifer Cody, Jim Cummings, Peter Bartlett, Jenifer Lewis, Oprah Winfrey, Terrence Howard, John Goodman

Set in 1920s Louisiana and featuring Disney's first African-American Princess, this culturally important, beautiful and evocative (of a New Orleans that no longer exists) film may not have the standout musical numbers of some of its stablemates but is an old fashioned treat all the same.

Sun 2 Aug

£5

Part of Southern Fried Festival 2015.

Rango

Rango
  • 2011
  • US
  • PG
  • Directed by: Gore Verbinski
  • Cast: Voices of Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher, Abigail Breslin

Depp voices a wannabe swashbuckler chameleon in this animated action comedy.

Sat 1 Aug

£5

Part of Southern Fried Festival 2015.

Rhinestone

Rhinestone
  • 1984
  • 111 min
  • PG

Sylvester Stallone and Dolly Parton star in this tale of a country music star (Parton) who, in order to win a bet, must turn NYC taxi driver (Stallone) into a singer.

Sat 1 Aug

£5

Part of Southern Fried Festival 2015.

Self/less

Selfless
  • 2015
  • US
  • 116 min
  • Directed by: Tarsem Singh
  • Cast: Matthew Goode, Ryan Reynolds, Michelle Dockery

In this disappointing body swap thriller, an elderly man who is dying from cancer undergoes a procedure to transfer his consciousness into the body of a healthy young man, but complications ensue when he learns about the origins of the body. Although outlandish, this premise could have sparked some intriguing philosophising about ageing, identity and legacy. Instead, the too-simple screenplay turns this into a story which is moulded from low-brow convention. Director Singh brings his trademark visual prowess, but ultimately, Selfless isn't groundbreaking: we’ve seen it all before, and done better.

Thu 30 Jul

Song of the Sea

Song of the Sea
  • 2014
  • Ireland/Denmark/Belgium/Luxembourg/France
  • 93 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Tomm Moore
  • Written by: Will Collins
  • Cast: Brendan Gleeson, Fionnula Flanagan, David Rawle

Besides looking charming – and wondrously beautiful where appropriate – the English-language version of this enchanting animated feature boasts many strong vocal talents as it tells the story of the last of the selkies, a child named Saoirse. It is shaped from its director's love of Irish legend, folklore, nature and culture, and makes for a beguiling blend of the unfamiliar and culturally specific with the universally appealing.

Thu 30 Jul
Fri 31 Jul
Sat 1 Aug
Sun 2 Aug
Mon 3 Aug
Tue 4 Aug
Wed 5 Aug
Thu 6 Aug

Southpaw

Southpaw
  • 2015
  • US
  • 124 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Antoine Fuqua
  • Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rachel McAdams, Naomie Harris, Forest Whitaker, Rita Ora, 50 Cent

Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Billy Hope, a once successful boxer trying to get his life back on track and his daughter out of child protection services.

Fri 31 Jul
Sat 1 Aug
Sun 2 Aug
Mon 3 Aug
Tue 4 Aug
Wed 5 Aug
Thu 6 Aug

Ted 2

Ted 2
  • 2015
  • US
  • 116 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Seth MacFarlane
  • Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Seth MacFarlane, Jessica Barth

Though the novelty factor of the original has disappeared, the return of foul-mouthed teddybear Ted (voice of MacFarlane) and his best bro and thunder buddy John (Wahlberg) is a welcome one. This shamelessly puerile comedy begins after our furry friend and his new wife Tami-Lynn (Barth) are denied the chance to adopt a baby, and sees Ted embark on a crusade to New York to appeal against the decision and reclaim his liberties. This sequel is lewd and loud, and for every gag that flops, two belters are right behind it.

Fri 31 Jul
Sat 1 Aug
Sun 2 Aug
Mon 3 Aug
Tue 4 Aug
Wed 5 Aug
Thu 6 Aug

Thomas & Friends: Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure

Thomas & Friends: Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure
  • 2015
  • UK
  • 63 min
  • U
  • Cast: Mark Moraghan, John Hasler, Joe Mills, Eddie Redmayne

The little blue engine and his friends embark on a spectacular new adventure scouring the Island of Sodor for lost treasure.

Thu 30 Jul

True Story

True Story
  • 2015
  • US
  • 99 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Rupert Goold
  • Cast: James Franco, Jonah Hill, Felicity Jones

This unconvincing crime thriller follows disgraced New York Times writer, Michael Finkel, (Hill) who befriends Christian Longo (Franco) – a man accused of murdering his wife and three children, yet finally caught in Mexico masquerading as none other than Finkel himself. True Story’s undoing is that it lacks the very thing Finkel himself so desperately prized: the perfect angle. It’s a film lost in its search for meaning, that's crippled by emphatic dialogue, and for a true story, it’s surprisingly fake.

Thu 30 Jul

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