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Great Park, Rubery (off Bristol Road South), Birmingham, West Midlands, B45 9JL

Bad Moms

Bad Moms
  • 2016
  • US
  • 2016-08-19
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jon Lucas, Scott Moore
  • Cast: Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn, Annie Mumolo, Jada Pinkett Smith, Christina Applegate

Soccer mom Amy (Kunis), thwarted by the controlling PTA, befriends repressed Kiki (Bell) and outrageous Carla (Hahn). Rude, crude and raucous but nevertheless rather pleasing feelgood froth, championing bad behaviour as a solution to social repression.

Fri 30 Sep
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Mon 3 Oct
Tue 4 Oct
Wed 5 Oct
Thu 6 Oct

The BFG

The BFG
  • 2016
  • US/UK
  • 117 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Steven Spielberg
  • Written by: Roald Dahl (novel), Melissa Mathison (screenplay)
  • Cast: Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill, Bill Hader, Rebecca Hall

Eight year old Sophie (Barnhill) looks out her window one evening to discover something terrifying – the Big Friendly Giant (Rylance), who unlike his giant brothers doesn't actually want to eat her. Magical, funny and surprising stuff from Spielberg, lacking only some of the menace of Dahl's original, but genuinely heartwarming.

Fri 30 Sep
Sat 1 Oct
Sun 2 Oct
Mon 3 Oct
Tue 4 Oct
Wed 5 Oct
Thu 6 Oct

Blair Witch

Blair Witch
  • 2016
  • USA
  • 89 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Adam Wingard
  • Written by: Simon Barrett
  • Cast: James Allen McCune, Corbin Reid, Wes Robinson

James and a group of his friends head in to the forest to search for his long lost sister after discovering a video of her in the woods of the Blair Witch.

Fri 30 Sep
Sat 1 Oct
Sun 2 Oct
Mon 3 Oct
Tue 4 Oct

Blinky Bill the Movie

Blinky Bill the Movie
  • 2015
  • 93 min
  • U
  • Written by: Fin Edquist
  • Cast: Toni Collette, Rufus Sewell, David Wenham

A koala bear travels across the Australian outback in search of his father.

Sat 1 Oct
Sun 2 Oct

Bridget Jones's Baby

Bridget Jones's Baby
  • 2016
  • UK
  • 123 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Sharon Maguire
  • Cast: Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth, Patrick Dempsey

Bridget (Zellweger) is back, and pregnant, either by handsome American Jack (Dempsey) or Mark (Firth), the ex she never got over. Cue babymaking shenanigans. Bridget's fretting about being a 'spinster' comes across as self-hatred, and the men don't deserve the poor treatment she gives them. Not cute, not charming; just awful.

Fri 30 Sep
Sat 1 Oct
Sun 2 Oct
Mon 3 Oct
Tue 4 Oct
Wed 5 Oct
Thu 6 Oct

Deepwater Horizon

Deepwater Horizon
  • 2016
  • US
  • 108 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Peter Berg
  • Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, Gina Rodriguez, John Malkovich

The real-life tale of the Deepwater Horizon disaster, in which an oil rig explosion killed eleven men and caused the largest oil spill in American history. Berg touches on issues of corporate negligence and recklessness, but the real focus is on the courage of individuals such as Wahlberg's blue collar engineer. A solid nailbiter.

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Fri 30 Sep
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Thu 6 Oct

Don't Breathe

Don't Breathe
  • 2016
  • US
  • 88 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Fede Alvarez
  • Cast: Jane Levy, Daniel Zovatto, Dylan Minnette, Stephen Lang

Rocky (Levy), Money (Zovatto) and Alex (Minnette) rob rich people's houses, but when they break into the house of a blind Iraq War veteran (Lang) they get more than they bargained for. Nerve-shredding home invasion thriller with great control of suspense, surprise and pace.

Fri 30 Sep
Sat 1 Oct
Mon 3 Oct
Tue 4 Oct

Finding Dory

Finding Dory
  • 2016
  • US
  • 103 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Andrew Stanton
  • Written by: Victoria Strouse
  • Cast: Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Diane Keaton, Eugene Levy, Ty Burrell, Willem Dafoe

In the sequel to the much-loved Finding Nemo, annoyingly forgetful Dory goes on an adventure to find her family, crossing three oceans to get to them with Marlon and Nemo just a swish behind her.

Fri 30 Sep
Sat 1 Oct
Sun 2 Oct
Mon 3 Oct
Tue 4 Oct
Wed 5 Oct
Thu 6 Oct

Free State of Jones

Free State of Jones
  • 2016
  • US
  • 139 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Gary Ross
  • Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mahershala Ali

Newt Knight is a Mississippi farmer and Confederate soldier who rebels against the authorities and organises a group of escaped slaves into a militia. Based on a true story which feels considerably more interesting than the movie; Knight is too good to believe and the film's good intentions rarely spark.

Fri 30 Sep
Sat 1 Oct
Sun 2 Oct
Mon 3 Oct
Tue 4 Oct
Wed 5 Oct
Thu 6 Oct

The Girl on the Train

The Girl on the Train
  • 2016
  • US
  • Directed by: Tate Taylor
  • Cast: Emily Blunt, Haley Bennett, Justin Theroux

Mystery thriller based on the enormously popular novel by Paula Hawkins.

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Wed 5 Oct
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Sun 9 Oct
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Tue 11 Oct
Wed 12 Oct
Thu 13 Oct

The Girl with All the Gifts

The Girl with All the Gifts
  • 2016
  • UK/US
  • 111 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Colm McCarthy
  • Cast: Gemma Arterton, Sennia Nanua, Glenn Close, Paddy Considine

A scientist and a teacher living in a dystopian future embark on a journey of survival with a special young girl named Melanie. Moving, visceral and surprising sci-fi horror, asking questions about what it means to be human.

Fri 30 Sep
Sat 1 Oct
Sun 2 Oct
Mon 3 Oct
Tue 4 Oct
Wed 5 Oct
Thu 6 Oct

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • 2005
  • UK/US
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Mike Newell
  • Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson

Harry and his mates get busy at the inter-school of magic TriWizard Tournament, only to be faced with the return of evil mastermind Lord Voldemort (Fiennes). Overlong but entertaining enough adaptation of fourth Potter book directed with by Brit Newell.

Sun 2 Oct
Tue 4 Oct

Kubo and the Two Strings

Kubo and the Two Strings
  • 2016
  • US
  • 102 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Travis Knight
  • Cast: Art Parkinson, Matthew McConaughey, Charlize Theron, Rooney Mara, Ralph Fiennes, Brenda Vaccaro, George Takei

One-eyed origami expert Kubo (Parkinson) joins forces with no-nonsense Monkey (Theron) and goofy human/insect warrior Beetle (McConaughey) on a quest to defeat the Moon King (Fiennes). Breathtakingly beautiful stop-motion animation, maybe too scary for young kids, but with plenty of humour, fine voice performances and a story full of heart.

Fri 30 Sep
Sat 1 Oct
Sun 2 Oct
Mon 3 Oct
Tue 4 Oct

The Magnificent Seven

The Magnificent Seven
  • 2016
  • US
  • 132 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Antoine Fuqua
  • Cast: Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio, Lee Byung-hun, Manuel Garcia Rulfo, Martin Sensmeier, Peter Sarsgaard, Haley Bennett

Sam Chisolm (Washington) is a bounty hunter tasked with ridding Rosewater Creek of evil prospector Bogue (Sarsgaard) and his goons, so he recruits the titular seven-minus-one. Unsubtle remake of the 1960 original; the stunt work may have improved but it's all a bit empty

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Fri 30 Sep
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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
  • 2016
  • US
  • 126 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Tim Burton
  • Written by: Jane Goldman (screenplay), Ransom Riggs (novel)
  • Cast: Asa Butterfield, Eva Green, Ella Purnell, Chris O'Dowd, Allison Janney, Terence Stamp, Kim Dickens, Rupert Everett, Judi Dench, Samuel L. Jackson

Teenager Jake (Butterfield), traumatised by the death of his grandfather (Stamp), goes to visit the titular home, where his grandfather grew up, run by eccentric Miss Peregrine (Green). Green is fun and memorable, so it's a pity that boring Jake is the main character and that the film is a whole is so disappointing and formulaic.

Fri 30 Sep
3D
Sat 1 Oct
Sun 2 Oct
Mon 3 Oct
Tue 4 Oct
Wed 5 Oct
Thu 6 Oct

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2
  • 2016
  • 94 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Kirk Jones
  • Written by: Nia Vardalos
  • Cast: Nia Vardalos, John Corbett, Michael Constantine

Fourteen years on, Toula (Vardalos) is back, still married to husband Ian (Corbett) and with a sulky daughter (Kampouris) in addition to her ever-present family. Lurchingly formulaic and stuffed with more story than it can handle, it has its moments but it can hardly hope to meet the success of the original film.

 

Wed 5 Oct

Robinson Crusoe

Robinson Crusoe
  • 2016
  • 90 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Vincent Kesteloot/Ben Stassen
  • Cast: Ron Allen, George Babbit, Laila Berzins

In this forgettable animation, Robinson Crusoe (Lowenthal) lives on a desert island where his enemies are … two evil cats. A lacklustre script and dull storytelling make this one not worth taking the family to.

Sat 1 Oct
Sun 2 Oct

Supersonic

Supersonic
  • 2016
  • UK
  • 122 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Mat Whitecross
  • Cast: Noel Gallagher, Liam Gallagher

A documentary about the band Oasis.

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Sun 2 Oct

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