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Festival Leisure Park, Basildon, Essex, SS14 3WB

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.

Sun 5 Jul
Mon 6 Jul
Tue 7 Jul
Wed 8 Jul
Thu 9 Jul

Entourage

Entourage
  • 2015
  • US
  • 104 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Doug Ellin
  • Written by: Doug Ellin/Rob Weiss
  • Cast: Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon, Jeremy Piven, Kevin Connolly

A-list star Vince (Grenier) is making his directorial debut; his brother Johnny Drama (Dillon) thinks it could be his acting breakthrough. The boys, in short, are back. This big screen version of the HBO show offers fans a movie-length slab of Hollywood excess; newcomers will be unmoved.

Sun 5 Jul
Mon 6 Jul
Tue 7 Jul

Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of The Grateful Dead

Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of The Grateful Dead
  • 2015

Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh, and Bob Weir reunite at Chicago’s Soldier Field, nearly 20 years on from the last Grateful Dead concert.

Mon 6 Jul

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.

Sun 5 Jul
3D
Mon 6 Jul
Tue 7 Jul
Wed 8 Jul
Thu 9 Jul

Knock, Knock

Knock, Knock
  • 2015
  • Chile/US
  • 96 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Eli Roth
  • Cast: Keanu Reeves, Lorenza Izzo, Ana de Armas

Home invasion thriller.

Sun 5 Jul
Mon 6 Jul
Tue 7 Jul

The Lego Movie

The Lego Movie
  • 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.

Sun 5 Jul
3D

The Longest Ride

The Longest Ride
  • 2015
  • US
  • 139 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: George Tillman Jr.
  • Written by: Craig Bolotin, Nicholas Sparks
  • Cast: Melissa Benoist, Scott Eastwood, Britt Robertson

Luke (Eastwood) is a North Carolina bull rider who forms a relationship with arts graduate Sophia (Robertson), who then rescue elderly Ira (Alda) from a burning car. It's a Nicholas Sparks movie; when Luke teaches Sophia to ride his mechanical bull, 'mechanical bull' is pretty much the size of it.

Sun 5 Jul
Mon 6 Jul
Tue 7 Jul

Magic Mike XXL

Magic Mike XXL
  • 2015
  • US
  • 15
  • Directed by: Greg Jacobs
  • Cast: Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer

Mike (Tatum) takes a weekend away from his business to join his stripper buddies on a road trip to … a stripping convention. Winning blend of male bonding and female fantasy, with the men much more likable than most all-male comedy ensembles. As sweet and steamy as fresh cherry pie.

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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.

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Sun 5 Jul
3D
Mon 6 Jul
Tue 7 Jul
Wed 8 Jul
Thu 9 Jul

Mr. Holmes

Mr. Holmes
  • 2015
  • UK/US
  • 104 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Bill Condon
  • Cast: Ian McKellen, Laura Linney, Hattie Morahan, Hiroyuki Sanada, Patrick Kennedy

Sherlock Holmes (McKellen) is 93 and living in with his stern housekeeper (Linney) and her son (Parker); the aged detective is still haunted by a case from 30 years before. McKellen is superb, Linney is on form and while the unhurried pace will frustrate some, if you like a meditative Holmes, this is for you.

Mon 6 Jul
Tue 7 Jul

Royal Opera House: Guillaume Tell

Royal Opera House: Guillaume Tell
  • 2015
  • UK
  • 15
  • Directed by: Damiano Michieletto

Live production of Rossini’s final opera starring Gerald Finley as the title character. Conducted by Antonio Pappano.

Sun 5 Jul
Sun 12 Jul

Selma

Selma
  • 2014
  • US
  • 128 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Ava DuVernay
  • Cast: David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, Tim Roth, Tom Wilkinson

The story of the 1965 civil rights marches from Selma to Montgomery, with Martin Luther King (Oyelowo) facing a nervous President Johnson (Wilkinson) and Alabama's racist Governor Wallace (Roth). Among a stellar cast Oyelowo is exceptional, and DuVernay and Webb capture both the greatness and the limitations of King's achievements. Essential.

Wed 8 Jul

Spy

Spy
  • 2015
  • US
  • 120 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Paul Feig
  • Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Rose Byrne, Jason Statham, Alison Janney, Jude Law

Susan (McCarthy) is a CIA office worker, the support to super-spy Bradley Fine (Law); when disaster strikes, Susan's withering boss Elaine (Janney) sends her into the field. Funny, exciting and genuinely ambitious spy spoof with an appealing performance from McCarthy, and Byrne exceptional as the arrogant villainess. Hugely likable.

Sun 5 Jul
Subtitled
Mon 6 Jul
Subtitled
Tue 7 Jul
Wed 8 Jul
Thu 9 Jul

Ted 2

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

The foul-mouthed teddybear (voice of MacFarlane) and his best bro (Wahlberg) get a sequel.

Wed 8 Jul
Thu 9 Jul
Fri 10 Jul
Sat 11 Jul
Sun 12 Jul
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Tue 14 Jul
Wed 15 Jul
Thu 16 Jul

Terminator Genisys

Terminator: Genisys
  • 2015
  • US
  • 125 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Alan Taylor
  • Cast: Emilia Clarke, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jai Courtney, Jason Clarke, Matt Smith

More time-travel hi-jinks as the Resistance battles Skynet and timelines collide all over the shop. Solidly workmanlike action sequences meet bewilderingly confusing writing and the characters are soon as lost as the audience, in what feels more like a parody of the franchise than the dawn of a new era.

  • IMDb
Sun 5 Jul
3D
Mon 6 Jul
Tue 7 Jul
Wed 8 Jul
Thu 9 Jul

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.

Sun 5 Jul

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