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St Nicholas Centre, Sutton, Surrey, SM1 1AZ
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100% Wolf

100% Wolf
  • 2020
  • Australia
  • 1h 36min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Alexs Stadermann
  • Cast: Adriane Daff, Akmal Saleh, Alexs Stadermann

The heir to a proud werewolf lineage is in for a shocking surprise when his first moonlit transformation turns him into a poodle.

Sat 8 Aug
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An American Pickle

An American Pickle
  • 2020
  • US
  • 1h 30min
  • Directed by: Brandon Trost
  • Cast: Seth Rogen, Sarah Snook, Jorma Taccone, Maya Erskine
Sat 8 Aug
Sun 9 Aug
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Bad Boys for Life

Bad Boys For Life
  • 2020
  • US
  • 2h 3min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah
  • Cast: Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Vanessa Hudgens, Alexander Ludwig, Charles Melton, Paola Núñez, Kate del Castillo, Nicky Jam, Joe Pantoliano, Thomas Brag

Mike (Smith) and Marcus (Lawrence) are back, tracking down a mysterious assassin with the help of younger colleagues. The best film in the franchise so far, it’s full of the expected action but also develops the relationship between the leads. Great fun, and the most purely entertaining movie Smith has made in a while.

Sat 8 Aug
Sun 9 Aug
Mon 10 Aug
Tue 11 Aug

Black Panther

Black Panther
  • 2018
  • US
  • 2h 14min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Ryan Coogler
  • Cast: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Andy Serkis

T’Challa (Boseman) ascends to the throne of Wakanda after his father is killed, and he and former lover Nakia (Nyong’o) must avenge the theft of an artefact made of Wakanda’s precious vibranium. Ground-breaking superhero story with awesome action; Boseman is agile and impressive, but the female contingent is superb and sombre themes sit comfortably alongside comedy.

Sat 8 Aug
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Black Water: Abyss

Black Water: Abyss
  • 2020
  • Australia, US
  • 1h 38min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Andrew Traucki
  • Cast: Jessica McNamee, Luke Mitchell, Amali Golden

A group of friends must fight for their lives against a pack of crocodiles when they get trapped in a cave system in Northern Australia.

Sat 8 Aug
Sun 9 Aug

The Dark Knight

The Dark Knight
  • 2008
  • US
  • 2h 32min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Christopher Nolan
  • Cast: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Heath Ledger, Gary Oldman, Aaron Eckhart, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Morgan Freeman

Nolan's revamp of the superhero franchise reaches its apotheosis with this sequel to Batman Begins, a supremely well-imagined, perfectly executed film that combines blockbuster spectacle with indie cinema cool and smarts. Psychotic, chaos-loving clown The Joker (Ledger) is introduced as the dark knight's ultimate nemesis and a thrilling battle slowly terrorises the populace of Gotham.

Sat 8 Aug
Sun 9 Aug
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Tue 11 Aug

Dirty Dancing

Dirty Dancing
  • 1987
  • US
  • 1h 40min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Emile Ardolino
  • Written by: Eleanor Bergstein
  • Cast: Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach, Cynthia Rhodes

The plot – in the summer of 1963 bad boy Johnny (Swayze) meets good girl Baby (Grey) and teaches her hip grinding, eventually winning the respect of her parents. Sure it's full of stereotyping, bad dialogue and a pre-teen sugar coated prurience, but decades on Dirty Dancing still has the ability to send a generation of women all gooey.

Mon 10 Aug
Tue 11 Aug
Wed 12 Aug
Thu 13 Aug

Dreambuilders

Dreambuilders
  • 2020
  • Denmark
  • 1h 21min
  • U
  • Directed by: Kim Hagen Jensen, Tonni Zinck
  • Cast: Caroline Vedel, Emilie Kroyer Koppel, Rasmus Botoft

A young girl decides to teach her new step-sister a lesson when she discovers she has the power to control other people's dreams.

Sat 8 Aug
Sun 9 Aug
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The Greatest Showman

The Greatest Showman
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 45min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Michael Gracey
  • Cast: Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya

A musical version of the life of showman and genius of hype PT Barnum (Jackman), and how he went from running a museum of ‘curiosities’ to promoting Swedish soprano Jenny Lind (Ferguson). Jackman has rock-star charisma and Gracey delivers a kaleidoscopic, family-friendly spectacle.

Sat 8 Aug
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Inception

Inception
  • 2010
  • US
  • 2h 27min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Christopher Nolan
  • Written by: Christopher Nolan
  • Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Ken Watanabe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy, Dileep Rao, Cillian Murphy, Tom Berenger, Michael Caine

DiCaprio stars as Don Cobb, a thief who is the master of the art of extraction, stealing secrets from the minds of the unconscious. The business is risky and has resulted the loss of everything he once held dear. Now he is being offered a chance of redemption, but at a cost, and up against a dangerous enemy that only Cobb could have seen coming.

Wed 12 Aug
Thu 13 Aug

The Invisible Man

The Invisible Man
  • 2020
  • US / Australia
  • 2h 4min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Leigh Whannell
  • Cast: Elisabeth Moss, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Aldis Hodge, Storm Reid, Harriet Dyer

Cecilia (Moss) flees her abusive partner, optics experimenter Adrian (Jackson-Cohen), and then hears that he’s dead; but he still seems to be around. Whannell milks minimalist set-ups for maximum effect, and Moss projects raw dread and ‘final girl’-ish fortitude. A low-budget but high-resonance exercise in sweaty-palmed suspense.

Sat 8 Aug
Sun 9 Aug
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Thu 13 Aug

Jumanji: The Next Level

Jumanji: The Next Level
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 54min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Jake Kasdan
  • Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas, Awkwafina, Danny DeVito, Danny Glover

In the sequel to the 2017 reboot, old-timers Eddie (DeVito) and Milo (Glover) join the teens in an another video game adventure. Johnson and Awkwafina steal their scenes, although Gillan has to do too much exposition before she can get going, and while it’s a bit too similar to its predecessor it’s amiable festive fun.

Sat 8 Aug
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Thu 13 Aug

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring
  • 2001
  • New Zealand / US
  • 2h 58min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Peter Jackson
  • Cast: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, Orlando Bloom, Liv Tyler, John Rhys-Davies, Sean Bean, Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan, Cate Blanchett, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Ian Holm

At long last, a sword and sorcery adventure that really delivers the goods. JRR Tolkien's great achievement was to create an English mythology, located in a fantastical yet believable world. Jackson's great achievement is to bring the author's 1000 page tome to life, not merely realising the fantastic elements with special effects spectacle (though they are 'very' spectacular), but through storytelling flare and marvellous performances from his cast. Visceral and breathtakingly dramatic, The Fellowship of the Ring is an inspired labour of love and a monumental achievement.

Sat 8 Aug

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
  • 2002
  • US / New Zealand
  • 2h 59min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Peter Jackson
  • Cast: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Sean Astin, Viggo Mortensen, Andy Serkis, Liv Tyler, Cate Blanchett, John Rhys-Davies, Orlando Bloom, Bernard Hill, Christopher Lee, Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan, Hugo Weaving, Miranda Otto, Karl Urban, David Wenham, Brad Dourif

The second part of Jackson's ambitious three-part adaptation of JRR Tolkien's epic fantasy adventure might lack the storytelling verve of the first film, but in terms of spectacle it takes blockbuster filmmaking to the next level. Continuing where 'The Fellowship of the Ring' left off, without any recap of the story so far, 'The Two Towers' follows three separate plotlines: Frodo's trek to Modor to destroy the ring, his fellow Hobbits' meeting with the Ents (walking, talking trees) and the human/elf/dwarf combo Aragon, Legolas and Gimili's part in the siege of the human stronghold Helm's Deep by the evil wizard Sauraman's 10,000-strong army. The latter provides the hour-long climax to the film, and it's an awesome thing to behold. But Frodo's meeting with the ring's previous owner, Gollum, also impresses – here's a fully computer animated character that generates as much emotion as any of the living performers. The film suffers from being the second act of Tolkien's tale, but for Jackson's three hour film vision, there's no way around that.

Mon 10 Aug
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My Spy

My Spy
  • 2020
  • US
  • 1h 42min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Peter Segal
  • Cast: Dave Bautista, Kristen Schaal, Ken Jeong

JJ (Bautista) is a CIA agent who when carrying out surveillance is befriended by nine-year-old Sophie (Coleman). Amiably lightweight but all-too-disposable family comedy which seems to have been assembled with warmed-up elements of other films; it doesn't do tough very well, but isn't notably warm & fuzzy either.

Sat 8 Aug
Sun 9 Aug

Onward

Onward
  • 2020
  • US
  • 1h 52min
  • U
  • Directed by: Dan Scanlon
  • Cast: Tom Holland, Chris Pratt, Octavia Spencer, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, John Ratzenberger

Adventure set in a fantasy world which has lost its magic due to a reliance on technology.

Sat 8 Aug
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Pinocchio

Pinocchio
  • 2019
  • Italy, France, UK
  • 2h 5min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Matteo Garrone
  • Cast: Federico Ielapi, Roberto Benigni, Rocco Papaleo

The classic tale of the young wooden puppet who yearns to become a real boy gets the live action treatment in this Italian adaptation.

Mon 10 Aug
Tue 11 Aug
Wed 12 Aug
Thu 13 Aug

Proxima

Proxima
  • 2019
  • France / Germany
  • 1h 47min
  • Directed by: Alice Winocour
  • Cast: Eva Green, Zélie Boulant, Matt Dillon

Sarah (Green) is a French astronaut preparing to go to Mars, whose schedule is punctuated by visits from her daughter (Boulant). A heartrending astronaut drama that eschews spectacle and focuses on the mother-daughter relationship, with superb performances from all. Beautiful and insightful.

Sat 8 Aug
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Sonic the Hedgehog

Sonic the Hedgehog
  • 2020
  • US / Japan
  • Directed by: Jeff Fowler
  • Cast: James Marsden, Ben Schwartz, Jim Carrey, Tika Sumpter

Sonic (Schwartz) finds himself alone on Earth, on the run from the authorities, with villain Dr Robotnik (Carrey) also in pursuit. A derivative script and a rather tired performance from Carrey aside, it’s got disarming charm and cheek and Sonic is a cutely cartoonish hero.

Sat 8 Aug
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Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back

The Empire Strikes Back
  • 1980
  • US
  • 2h 4min
  • U
  • Directed by: Irvin Kershner
  • Written by: George Lucas, Leigh Brackett, Lawrence Kasdan
  • Cast: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, David Prowse, Kenny Baker, Peter Mayhew, Frank Oz

Arguably the best Star Wars film, the middle part of the original trilogy is packed with drama, tension, humour and a belter of a cliffhanger. Much of its impact has been lost to familiarity (that twist) but it's a masterpiece, impeccably directed by George Lucas' old UCLA tutor Kershner.

Sat 8 Aug
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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
  • 2019
  • US
  • 2h 22min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: JJ Abrams
  • Cast: Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Anthony Daniels, Naomi Ackie, Domhnall Gleeson, Richard E. Grant, Lupita Nyong'o, Keri Russell, Joonas Suotamo, Kelly Marie Tran, Ian McDiarmid, Billy Dee Williams

Emperor Palpatine (McDiarmid) is back and building an army, so Rey (Ridley), Poe (Isaac), Finn (Boyega) and the gang go up against him and Kylo Ren (Driver). The internal and external battle of Ridley and Driver is the strongest element, with magnetic chemistry, but elsewhere it’s disappointing fan service, a film that loses its nerve.

Sat 8 Aug
Sun 9 Aug
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Tue 11 Aug

Summerland

Summerland
  • 2020
  • UK
  • 1h 39min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Jessica Swale
  • Cast: Gemma Arterton, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Penelope Wilton

During World War II, an Englishwoman is called upon to assist the war effort by providing shelter to an evacuee. After initially resisting, the pair develop a bond and discover they have more in common than they think.

Sat 8 Aug
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Trolls 2: World Tour

Trolls World Tour
  • 2020
  • US
  • 1h 31min
  • Directed by: Walt Dohrn, David P. Smith
  • Cast: Anna Kendrick, Jamie Dornan, Sam Rockwell, James Corden, Justin Timberlake

The trolls go global in this animated sequel.

Sat 8 Aug
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Unhinged

Unhinged
  • 2020
  • US
  • 1h 30min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Derrick Borte
  • Cast: Russell Crowe, Caren Pistorius, Gabriel Bateman, Jimmi Simpson, Austin P. McKenzie
Sat 8 Aug
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