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The Gate, Newgate Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear, NE1 5TG

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.

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.

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

Home

Home
  • 2015
  • US
  • 94 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Tim Johnson
  • Cast: Rihanna, Jim Parsons, Jennifer Lopez, Steve Martin

Oh (Parsons) is part of an alien race who've colonised Earth by decanting humans to amusement parks in Australia, but he's forced to team up with lost little girl Tip (Rihanna). A grating experience, thanks to a confusing and uninteresting story, wall-to-wall Rihanna songs, twee dialogue and Parsons' annoyingly whiny voice.

Mon 6 Jul
Tue 7 Jul
Thu 9 Jul

Insidious: Chapter 3

Insidious: Chapter 3
  • 2015
  • US
  • 98 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Leigh Whannell
  • Cast: Dermot Mulroney, Stefanie Scott, Lin Shaye, Steve Coulter, Leigh Whannell, Angus Sampson, Hayley Kiyoko, Ashton Moio, Ele Keats

Horror prequel focusing on Elise (Shaye), a spiritual investigator who encounters a grieving teenager (Scott) being menaced by an evil spirit. Writer/director Whannell builds tension effectively but while it's an improvement on the second film in the franchise, it's not as good as the original.

Mon 6 Jul
Tue 7 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.

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.

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

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.

Mon 6 Jul
Subtitled
Tue 7 Jul

Mad Max: Fury Road

Mad Max: Fury Road
  • 2015
  • US/Australia
  • 120 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: George Miller
  • Written by: George Miller, Brendan McCarthy, Nico Lathouris
  • Cast: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Zoë Kravitz, Abbey Lee, Riley Keough, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Nathan Jones, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Reluctant hero Max (Hardy) is drawn into helping Imperator Furiosa (Theron, excellent), who's liberated a group of sexually enslaved women and is being pursued for her trouble by the grotesque Immortan Joe (Keays-Byrne). Precision-executed lunacy, a brilliantly feminist 'western on wheels' with a generous helping of heart.

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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Mon 6 Jul
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Thu 9 Jul

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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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 12 Jul

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
  • 2015
  • US/UK
  • 122 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: John Madden
  • Cast: Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Judi Dench

This sequel to The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (yes, you may have guessed) has an ensemble cast, and follows the expansionist dreams of Sonny. He has his eye on a second property, but there are still predicaments to resolve in his first.

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.

Mon 6 Jul
Tue 7 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
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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.

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