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Avengers: Age of Ultron

Avengers: Age of Ultron
  • 2015
  • US
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Joss Whedon
  • Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, James Spader, Samuel L. Jackson

Highly anticipated Whedon-helmed superhero flick.

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Wed 22 Apr
Thu 23 Apr
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Tue 28 Apr
Wed 29 Apr
Thu 30 Apr

Avengers Double Bill

Avengers Double Bill
  • 2012/2015
  • US
  • Directed by: Joss Whedon
  • Cast: Robert Downey Jr, Mark Ruffalo, Samuel L Jackson

Enjoy a Marvel superhero overload with Avengers Assemble followed by the next installment from the franchise Avengers: Age Of Ultron.

Wed 22 Apr

Big Eyes

Big Eyes
  • 2014
  • US
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Tim Burton
  • Cast: Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz, Danny Huston, Krysten Ritter, Jason Schwartzman, Terence Stamp

Biopic of Margaret Keane (Adams), whose paintings of women and children with oversized eyes became all the rage in the 60s – except that husband Walter (Waltz) took all the credit. Adams is superb but despite thoughtful touches, the treatment of her character's psychological abuse is unsatisfying.

Wed 22 Apr

Child 44

Child 44
  • 2015
  • 15
  • Directed by: Daniel Espinosa
  • Written by: Richard Price/Tom Rob Smith
  • Cast: Tom Hardy, Joel Kinnaman, Noomi Rapace, Gary Oldman

Leo (Hardy) is a military policeman in the Stalin-era Soviet Union, tasked with investigating a series of child killings that are unacknowledged by the state. Hardy and Rapace lead an excellent cast, and although it packs in a little too much it's a pleasingly pulpy thriller.

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Tue 21 Apr
Wed 22 Apr
Thu 23 Apr

Cinderella

Cinderella
  • 2015
  • US/UK
  • U
  • Directed by: Kenneth Branagh
  • Cast: Lily James, Richard Madden, Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter, Holliday Grainger, Sophie McShera, Stellan Skarsgård, Nonso Anozie, Derek Jacobi, Hayley Atwell, Ben Chaplin

Cinderella (James) loses her parents and is left with stepmother Lady Tremaine (Blanchett) and cruel stepsisters (McShera and Grainger); but soon enough, she's off to the ball. Weitz's crafty script has enough surreal touches to keep you interested and the result, while hardly a new take on the story, is still a pleasant surprise.

Tue 21 Apr
Wed 22 Apr
Thu 23 Apr

The DUFF

The DUFF
  • 2015
  • US
  • 101 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Ari Sandel
  • Cast: Mae Whitman, Allison Janney, Bella Thorne,

When teenager Bianca (Whitman) is called out by her social circle as their DUFF – Designated Ugly Fat Friend – she decides to rid herself of the label. Heartfelt if somewhat formulaic comedy about staying true to yourself, with a smart script and outstanding performances from Whitman and Janney as her supportive single mother.

Tue 21 Apr
Wed 22 Apr
Thu 23 Apr

Fast & Furious 7

Furious 7
  • 2015
  • US
  • 140 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: James Wan
  • Written by: Chris Morgan
  • Cast: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Lucas Black, Jason Statham

Deckard (Statham) is a Special Forces assassin determined to get revenge on the team after his brother has been left in a coma. With the shark rapidly receding in the wake of the franchise's waterskis, the latest instalment is insane but has a puppyish desperation to please, and doesn't take itself too seriously.

Tue 21 Apr
Wed 22 Apr
Thu 23 Apr

Get Hard

Get Hard
  • 2014
  • US
  • 15
  • Directed by: Etan Cohen
  • Cast: Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart, Alison Brie

Hedge fund exec James (Ferrell) is to be sent to prison for fraud, so he persuades law-abiding car wash owner Darnell (Hart) to teach him how to survive in prison, on the grounds that Darnell is black. If you can stand lots of jokes about prison rape, it's occasionally brilliant, if somewhat uneven.

Tue 21 Apr
Wed 22 Apr
Thu 23 Apr

Good Kill

Good Kill
  • 2014
  • US
  • 102 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Andrew Niccol
  • Cast: Ethan Hawke, January Jones, Zoë Kravitz

USAF Major Tom Egan (Hawke) is a former fighter pilot turned Vegas-based drone controller, beginning to unravel from the brutality of his daily routine. Hawke is on fine form and the always-thoughtful Niccol grapples with the complexities, but an overwhelmingly melodramatic final act plays like it was written by a committee of studio screenwriters.

Tue 21 Apr
Wed 22 Apr

Home

Home
  • 2015
  • US
  • 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 confusing and uninteresting story, wall-to-wall Rihanna songs, twee dialogue and Parsons' annoyingly whiny voice make for a grating experience.

Tue 21 Apr
Wed 22 Apr
Thu 23 Apr

Hot Tub Time Machine 2

Hot Tub Time Machine 2
  • 2015
  • US
  • 93 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Steve Pink
  • Written by: Josh Heald
  • Cast: Adam Scott, Angela Kerecz, Clark Duke

Lou (Corddry), Nick (Robinson) and Jacob (Duke) use the titular time machine to go to 2025, in an attempt to find out who shot Lou in the groin. John Cusack is sorely missed in this over-complicated sequel, which relies on crass, frat-boy humour and pop culture references for the few cheap laughs it manages to get.

Tue 21 Apr
Wed 22 Apr

John Wick

John Wick
  • 2014
  • US
  • 101 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Chad Stahelski
  • Cast: Keanu Reeves, Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen, Adrianne Palicki, Bridget Moynahan, Dean Winters, Ian McShane, John Leguizamo, Willem Dafoe

John Wick (Reeves), a retired hitman in mourning for his wife, gets back in the game when mob kingpin's clueless son Iosef (Allen) kills his puppy. One of Reeves' best roles yet, in a stylish hitman-with-a-heart thriller crammed with satisfying action sequences, solid direction, innovative cinematography and terrific production design.

Tue 21 Apr
Wed 22 Apr
Thu 23 Apr

A Little Chaos

A Little Chaos
  • 2014
  • UK
  • 116 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Alan Rickman
  • Cast: Kate Winslet, Helen McCrory, Stanley Tucci

Sabine (Winslet), a widowed landscape gardener in 1682 Paris, is commissioned to work on the gardens of Versailles, but her friendship with the head gardener (Schoenaerts) provokes the fury of his scheming wife (McCrory). Crowd-pleasing period drama; what it lacks in historical accuracy it makes up for with fine performances, an engaging story and strong direction from Rickman.

Tue 21 Apr
Wed 22 Apr
Thu 23 Apr

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
  • 2015
  • US
  • U
  • Directed by: Paul Tibbitt
  • Cast: Antonio Banderas, Clancy Brown, Tom Kenny

Life goes on at usual in Bikini Bottom until real-life pirate Burger-Beard (Banderas) causes apocalyptic mayhem; SpongeBob and arch-nemesis Plankton must team up to defeat him. Despite a lazy superhero plot twist in the final act, it has enough colourful characters and hilarious one-liners to keep both kids and adults entertained.

Tue 21 Apr
Wed 22 Apr
Thu 23 Apr

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