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Empire Slough

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45 Queensmere Centre, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 1DD
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Abominable

Abominable
  • 2019
  • US / China
  • 1h 37min
  • U
  • Directed by: Jill Culton
  • Cast: Chloe Bennet, Albert Tsai, Tenzing Norgay Trainor, Eddie Izzard, Sarah Paulson, Tsai Chin, Michelle Wong

A cute, blue-eyed Yeti is found hiding on the roof of a Shanghai apartment building, and teenager Yi (voiced by Bennett) and her friends Jin (Trainor) and Peng (Tsai) decide to help him get back to the Himalayas. Enjoyable, smartly paced and gorgeously animated; hardly very original, but full of comic relief and heart.

Mon 14 Oct
Tue 15 Oct
Wed 16 Oct
Thu 17 Oct

Ad Astra

Ad Astra
  • 2019
  • US
  • 2h 2min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: James Gray
  • Cast: Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones, Ruth Negga, Liv Tyler, Donald Sutherland

In the near future, Roy McBride (Pitt) is an astronaut searching for his father Clifford (Jones), himself a pioneering space explorer. But Roy’s classified mission turns deadly. Gray’s stellar third film is a huge step up, mixing horror and action with deeper themes and anchored by a dazzling turn from Pitt, who has never been better.

Mon 14 Oct
Tue 15 Oct
Wed 16 Oct
Thu 17 Oct

Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey
  • 2019
  • UK
  • 2h 2min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Michael Engler
  • Cast: Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Michelle Dockery, Joanne Froggatt, Elizabeth McGovern, Maggie Smith

A big screen outing for Downton Abbey and its inhabitants. Directed by Michael Engler.

Mon 14 Oct
Tue 15 Oct
Wed 16 Oct
Thu 17 Oct

Dream Girl

  • 2009
Mon 14 Oct
Tue 15 Oct
Wed 16 Oct
Thu 17 Oct

Gemini Man

Gemini Man
  • 2019
  • China / US
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Ang Lee
  • Cast: Will Smith, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Clive Owen

Henry (Smith) is a 51-year-old assassin who develops a conscience, but the powers that be want to retire him; then baddie businessman Varris (Owen) sends a 31-year-old clone of Henry after him. The characters are totally underdeveloped and the effects (include Lee’s favourite high frame rate) make it look cheap. Smith is as watchable as ever, but that’s all.

Mon 14 Oct
Tue 15 Oct
Wed 16 Oct
Thu 17 Oct

Hustlers

Hustlers
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 47min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Lorene Scafaria
  • Cast: Constance Wu, Jennifer Lopez, Julia Stiles, Keke Palmer, Lili Reinhart, Lizzo, Cardi B

Destiny (Wu) and Ramona (Lopez) are strippers who, with their friends, devise a way of getting more cash out of their clients. Wu gives a sophisticated performance and her dynamic with Lopez pops with convincing intensity, making for a raucous crime story that’s by turns gorgeous, funny and surprisingly moving.

Mon 14 Oct
Tue 15 Oct
Wed 16 Oct

Joker

Joker
  • 2019
  • US
  • 2h 2min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Todd Phillips
  • Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Zazie Beetz, Robert De Niro

Arthur Fleck (Phoenix) is an unsuccessful clown who wants to be a comedian, but he gradually turns to evil. This dizzying origin story about Batman’s nemesis is like an ode to 1970s New York City; Phoenix is astonishing and Phillips’s grave vision never swerves. Unmissable.

Mon 14 Oct
Tue 15 Oct
Wed 16 Oct
Thu 17 Oct

Judy

Judy
  • 2019
  • UK
  • 1h 58min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Rupert Goold
  • Cast: Renée Zellweger, Jessie Buckley, Rufus Sewell

A look at the later life of Judy Garland (Zellweger), as she marries her fifth husband (Wittrock) and performs a five-week run at a London nightclub. Zellweger is captivating as the deeply lonely star, struggling to keep her work commitments, adored but unhappy and wracked with guilt about being away from her children.

Mon 14 Oct
Tue 15 Oct
Wed 16 Oct
Thu 17 Oct

The Lion King

The Lion King
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 58min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Jon Favreau
  • Cast: Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alfre Woodard, Billy Eichner, John Kani, John Oliver, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, James Earl Jones

The photorealistic version of the beloved Disney story has memorable visuals, impressive set-pieces and adorable yet credible animals, but precisely because they’re so realistic, it’s weird when they speak and even stranger when they sing. All the star voices in the world don’t count when you can’t simulate heart and soul.

Mon 14 Oct
Tue 15 Oct
Wed 16 Oct
Thu 17 Oct

NT Live: A Midsummer Night's Dream

National Theatre Live: A Midsummer Night's Dream

A joyous adaptation of Shakespeare's magical romantic comedy, in which a feuding fairy King and Queen draw four young lovers and some other unsuspecting mortals into their dispute. Directed by Nicholas Hynter and starring Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones) as Titania.

Thu 17 Oct

The Sky Is Pink

  • 2019
  • 2h 14min
  • Directed by: Shonali Bose
  • Cast: Zaira Wasim, Priyanka Chopra, Farhan Akhtar

A charming and funny family movie about a couple's 25 years together told by their daughter.

Mon 14 Oct
Tue 15 Oct
Wed 16 Oct
Thu 17 Oct

War

  • 2019
  • India
  • Directed by: Siddharth Anand
  • Cast: Hrithik Roshan, Tiger Shroff, Vaani Kapoor

An Indian soldier is told to eliminate his former mentor, who has gone rogue.

Mon 14 Oct
Tue 15 Oct
Wed 16 Oct
Thu 17 Oct

Yesterday

Yesterday
  • 2019
  • UK
  • 1h 52min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Danny Boyle
  • Cast: Himesh Patel, Lily James, Kate McKinnon

Singer-songwriter Jack (Patel) is knocked unconscious when a bus hits his bike, and he wakes up in a world where the Beatles are unknown. There’s some fine comedy (including from Sheeran, playing himself) but it gets less surefooted; Patel can’t stop Jack from being rather morose and it’s neither a classic Curtis rom-com nor as infectiously euphoric as Boyle’s best work.

Wed 16 Oct

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