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The Rotunda, Clarence Street, Kingston upon Thames, London, KT1 1QP

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi
  • 2016
  • US
  • 144 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Michael Bay
  • Cast: John Krasinski, James Badge Dale, Pablo Schreiber

Dramatic retelling of the 2012 attack by Islamic militants on US diplomats in Benghazi. Good actors are wasted in this worthless extended Republican Party election broadcast, which eschews nuance, interest in non-Americans, respect for women and basic humanity in favour of shaky camerawork, jingoism, unbridled misogyny and explosions.

Tue 9 Feb

The 33

The 33
  • 2015
  • 127 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Patricia Riggen
  • Written by: Mikko Alanne, Craig Borten
  • Cast: Antonio Banderas, Rodrigo Santoro, Juliette Binoche

Based on the true story of 33 Chilean gold and copper miners who were trapped underground for an incredible 69 days, this aims more for feel-good whitewash than anything edgy or reflective, and despite efficient performances from a starry cast it plays out like a 70s disaster movie minus the narrative tension.

Tue 9 Feb

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip
  • 2015
  • US
  • 86 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Walt Becker
  • Written by: Ross Bagdasarian, Janice Karman, Randi Mayem Singer
  • Cast: Jason Lee, Justin Long, Matthew Gray Gubler, Jesse McCartney, Bella Thorne, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Tony Hale

The three squeaky-voiced vermin hit the road on a mission to stop their owner Dave (Lee) from proposing. A passing reference to John Waters' 1972 cult classic Pink Flamingos, which features an infamous excrement-eating scene, highlights the extent to which this film serves pretty much the same substance to the viewer.

Fri 12 Feb
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The Big Short

The Big Short
  • 2015
  • US
  • 22/01/2016
  • 15
  • Directed by: Adam McKay
  • Written by: Michael Lewis, Adam McKay, Charles Randolph
  • Cast: Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Karen Gillan, Brad Pitt

In the middle of the biggest property boom in American history, a group of financial experts bets that it's all about to collapse. A righteous, angry call to arms dolled up with satirical absurdity, irony, montage, knowing cinematic and pop culture references, snappy dialogue and smoking hot performances from an astonishing cast.

Tue 9 Feb
Wed 10 Feb
Thu 11 Feb

Carol

Carol
  • 2015
  • UK
  • 118 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Todd Haynes
  • Cast: Rooney Mara, Cate Blanchett, Sarah Paulson, Kyle Chandler

Manhattan, 1952: young department store clerk and aspiring photographer Therese (Mara) meets sophisticated older woman Carol (Blanchett), and feels inexplicably giddy. Achingly beautiful, slow-burning study of lesbian romance and female strength in the face of adversity, with outstanding performances from Blanchett and Mara. Exceptional filmmaking.

Tue 9 Feb
Thu 11 Feb

Dad's Army

Dad's Army
  • 2015
  • UK
  • 60 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Oliver Parker
  • Written by: David Croft, Hamish McColl, Jimmy Perry
  • Cast: Toby Jones, Bill Nighy, Michael Gambon, Bill Paterson, Blake Harrison, Tom Courtenay, Daniel Mays, Catherine Zeta-Jones

The Home Guard of Walmington-on-Sea find a German spy in their midst – don't panic, indeed. Faithful but strangely pointless recreation of the classic sitcom, in which fine actors like Jones, Nighy, Gambon etc only succeed in being inferior imitations of the originals. Like the characters themselves, brave but ultimately foolhardy.

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Tue 9 Feb
Wed 10 Feb
Thu 11 Feb

The Danish Girl

The Danish Girl
  • 2016
  • US
  • 119 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Tom Hooper
  • Written by: David Ebershoff, Lucinda Coxon
  • Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Amber Heard, Alicia Vikander

Copenhagen painter Einar Wegener (Redmayne) has a loving marriage with fellow artist Gerda (Vikander), who encourages him to don women's clothes, prompting his realisation that he wants to become a woman. Touching and dignified real-life tale of 1930s transgender pioneer Lili Elbe, although at times it suffers from its own sumptuous respectability.

Tue 9 Feb

Deadpool

Deadpool
  • 2016
  • US
  • 108 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Tim Miller
  • Written by: Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick
  • Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Gina Carano, Ed Skrein

The former Special Forces operative Wade Wilson discovers his alter ego Deadpool, after participating in an experiment which gives him special healing powers. His new found abilities, together with his wicked sense of humour, leave him in search of the man who nearly destroyed his life.

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Tue 9 Feb
Wed 10 Feb
Thu 11 Feb
Sat 13 Feb
IMAX
Sun 14 Feb
IMAX
Mon 15 Feb
IMAX
Tue 16 Feb
IMAX
Wed 17 Feb
IMAX
Thu 18 Feb
IMAX

Dirty Grandpa

Dirty Grandpa
  • 2016
  • US
  • 102 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Dan Mazer
  • Written by: John Phillips
  • Cast: Robert De Niro, Zac Efron, Zoey Deutch

Recently widowed (and aptly-named) Dick (De Niro) collars his straight-arrow grandson Jason (Efron) to drive him to Florida so he can get laid. Cruel, lazily scripted and spineless effort from British director Mazer, which tries and fails to redeem its relentlessly crass gags with an unconvincing sweet-natured ending.

Tue 9 Feb
Wed 10 Feb
Thu 11 Feb

The Good Dinosaur

The Good Dinosaur
  • 2015
  • US
  • 100 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Peter Sohn
  • Cast: Voices of Lucas Neff, John Lithgow, Frances McDormand, Neil Patrick Harris, Judy Greer, Bill Hader

Set in a world in which the cataclysmic asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs had actually missed Earth and let them roam in peace, it's the tale of young Arlo (Ochoa), an apatosaurus who gets separated from his family and who teams up with mutt-like human boy Spot (Bright.) Debut director Sohn doesn't quite lift it to Pixar's heights but his voice work steals the show in this likeable kids' adventure.

Sat 13 Feb
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Sat 20 Feb
Subtitled
Sun 21 Feb
Subtitled

Goosebumps

Goosebumps
  • 2015
  • US
  • 103 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Rob Letterman
  • Written by: Darren Lemke, Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski, R Stine
  • Cast: Jack Black, Amy Ryan, Dylan Minnette, Odeya Rush,

Teenager Zach (Minnette) develops a crush on his home-schooled neighbour Hannah (Rush), whose mysterious father (Black) keeps her locked up. This greatest-hits adaptation of RL Stine's horror stories unleashing a host of fan-favourite monsters instead of focusing on just one; it's pacey and enjoyable with Black on fine comic form, and the teen trio are likeable.

Tue 9 Feb
3D
Wed 10 Feb
Thu 11 Feb
3D
Subtitled

The Hateful Eight

The Hateful Eight
  • 2015
  • US
  • 168 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Quentin Tarantino
  • Written by: Quentin Tarantino
  • Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Michael Madsen, Tim Roth

Bounty hunter John Ruth (Russell) is transporting vile criminal Daisy Domergue (Leigh) to be hanged, but takes shelter from a blizzard at Minnie's Haberdashery. Tarantino's eighth film recalls his first, being similarly fuelled by claustrophobia, suspicion and intrigue, but Reservoir Dogs didn't have Hateful Eight's operatic grandeur. Immense fun.

Tue 9 Feb

Hotel Transylvania 2

Hotel Transylvania 2
  • 2015
  • US
  • 89 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Genndy Tartakovsky
  • Cast: Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez, Andy Samberg, Mel Brooks, David Spade, Keegan-Michael Key, Kevin James, Steve Buscemi, Fran Drescher

Marginally better sequel to the 2012 original: Dracula (Sandler) is now a grandfather, but is worried that the toddler son of Mavis (Gomez) and Jonathan (Samberg) isn't vampire enough. The comedy is more character-based and the presence of Brooks as Dracula's domineering father helps, although Brooks did all this with more zip and affection in Young Frankenstein.

Sat 13 Feb
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Sun 21 Feb
Sat 27 Feb
Subtitled
Sun 28 Feb
Subtitled

How To Be Single

How To Be Single
  • 2016
  • US
  • Directed by: Christian Ditter
  • Cast: Dakota Johnson, Alison Brie, Leslie Mann, Rebel Wilson

Comedy about life and love, set in New York City. It's not a classic NYC romcom though: it's about learning how to be single.

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Sun 14 Feb
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The Intern

The Intern
  • 2015
  • US
  • 121 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Nancy Meyers
  • Written by: Nancy Meyers
  • Cast: Anne Hathaway, Robert De Niro, Nat Wolff

When 70 year old widower Ben (De Niro) gets a place on a senior citizen internship program at a fashion start-up, his boss Jules (Hathaway) is initially uncomfortable. Not as condescending, sentimental or unconvincing as it might have been, with some good laughs in between the cloying moments.

Tue 9 Feb
Thu 11 Feb

Jonas Kaufmann: An Evening with Puccini

Jonas Kaufmann: An Evening with Puccini

On the 14th June, Jonas Kaufmann walked onto the stage of La Scala Milan for one of the most highly anticipated performances of 2015. After five encores and forty minutes of applause, audiences were still left wanting more.

The legendary concert is now available for the world to enjoy with this new film directed by Brian Large. Cinema audiences experience Kaufmann's breathtaking recital, featuring one of the most popular opera arias ever written, Nessum Dorma, and be treated to a revealing introduction to Puccini, narrated by Kaufmann and including rare archive footage.

Thu 11 Feb

The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company: The Winter's Tale

The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company: The Winter's Tale
  • 2015

Shakespeare’s tragicomedy of obsession and redemption is reimagined in a production co-directed by Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh. Judi Dench plays Paulina with Kenneth Branagh in the role of Leontes.

Tue 9 Feb

Pan

Pan
  • 2015
  • 111 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Joe Wright
  • Cast: Levi Miller, Rooney Mara, Hugh Jackman, Garrett Hedlund

Peter (Miller) is a 12 year old orphan living in London during the Blitz when he's snatched away to Neverland by pirates acting on behalf of Blackbeard (Jackman). Messy, pantomimish and full of incongruous ideas; the spirited and likeable Miller is the only thing about it worth watching.

Sat 13 Feb
Subtitled
Sun 14 Feb
Subtitled

Point Break

Point Break
  • 2015
  • US
  • 114 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Ericson Core
  • Cast: Luke Bracey, Ray Winstone, Edgar Ramirez

Adrenaline junkie Johnny (Bracey) joins the FBI and is put on the trail of the Robin Hood-ish Bodhi (Ramirez) and his gang of stunt-performing merry men. Pointless remake of Bigelow's fondly-remembered 1991 original, with neither subtext nor characterisation, and stunts that resemble adverts for energy drinks.

Tue 9 Feb
Wed 10 Feb
3D
Subtitled
Thu 11 Feb

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
  • 2016
  • US
  • 108 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Burr Steers
  • Cast: Lily James, Sam Riley, Bella Heathcote, Matt Smith, Emma Greenwell

Elizabeth Bennet (James) and her sisters live in Regency England, which is experiencing a plague of the undead; luckily she has fighting skills learned in China (eh?). James, Riley as Mr Darcy and the rest are all good fun, but it feels like a decent Austen adaptation weighed down with superfluous zombies.

Thu 11 Feb

The Revenant

The Revenant
  • 2016
  • US
  • 156 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Alejandro González Iñárritu
  • Cast: Tom Hardy, Leonardo DiCaprio, Will Poulter

Hugh Glass (DiCaprio) is a fur trapper and frontiersman who, after being attacked by a bear, is left for dead by colleage John Fitzgerald (Hardy). An audacious, immersive and highly accomplished tale of how true grit can overcome pure hell, with excellent performances, especially from DiCaprio.

Tue 9 Feb
Wed 10 Feb
Thu 11 Feb

Ride Along 2

Ride Along 2
  • 2016
  • US
  • 102 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Tim Story
  • Written by: Greg Coolidge, Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi
  • Cast: Olivia Munn, Kevin Hart, Ice Cube

Surly Atlanta cop James (Cube) takes his bumbling soon-to-be brother-in-law Ben to Miami on the trail of drug dealers. Munn is appealing as a no-nonsense cop but it's all painfully lazy and complacent, and not nearly as funny as it thinks it is.

Tue 9 Feb
Wed 10 Feb
Thu 11 Feb

Creed

Creed
  • 2015
  • US
  • 133 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Ryan Coogler
  • Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Michael B. Jordan, Tessa Thompson

Adonis (Jordan) is the illegitimate son of deceased boxing legend Apollo Creed, who acquires a coach and father figure in the shape of Rocky Balboa (oh come on, you know who). Coogler injects heart, wit and personality into a stirring revival, with beautifully choreographed fights and real poignancy.

Tue 9 Feb

Room

Room
  • 2015
  • Ireland/Canada
  • 118 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Lenny Abrahamson
  • Written by: Emma Donoghue
  • Cast: Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Sean Bridgers

Joy, known as Ma (Larson), has been held captive in a shed for seven years by a man referred to as Old Nick (Bridgers). Her five year old son Jack (Tremblay) has never known anywhere else. Their journey to freedom is gripping and emotionally fraught, and Tremblay and Larson are excellent.

Tue 9 Feb
Wed 10 Feb
Thu 11 Feb

Spotlight

Spotlight
  • 2015
  • US
  • 128 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Tom McCarthy
  • Cast: Rachel McAdams, Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton

McCarthy's tale of how the Boston Globe's investigation team unearthed cases of sexual abuse and cover-ups within the Catholic church is up there with All the President's Men, with a fine cast (Keaton, McAdams, Ruffalo, Tucci) serving a nuanced, complex script: no one, except the victims, is entirely blameless. Remarkable.

Tue 9 Feb
Wed 10 Feb
Thu 11 Feb

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • 2015
  • US
  • 136 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: JJ Abrams
  • Written by: Lawrence Kasdan, J.J. Abrams, Michael Arndt
  • Cast: John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker

From the ashes of the Empire, the villainous First Order rises up to destroy Luke Skywalker (Hamill) – but where is he? Fans can rejoice: Episode VII is sensational and surprisingly emotional, with a finely-crafted script and effects that never overpower the performances. Star Wars is back in a big way.

Tue 9 Feb
IMAX / 3D
Wed 10 Feb
Thu 11 Feb

Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs
  • 2015
  • US
  • 122 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Danny Boyle
  • Written by: Aaron Sorkin, Walter Isaacson
  • Cast: Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen

Unflattering but impressively multifaceted portrait of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs (Fassbender), centring on three key product launches: the Macintosh, the NeXT and the iMac. Boyle and Sorkin whip up genuine suspense, and the cast (Winslet, Daniels, Rogen) perform with furious conviction, with Fassbender unearthing the guilt-ridden and damaged man beneath the arrogant facade.

Wed 10 Feb

Suffragette

Suffragette
  • 2015
  • UK
  • 106 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Sarah Gavron
  • Written by: Abi Morgan
  • Cast: Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham-Carter, Ben Whishaw, Meryl Streep

In 1912, laundry worker Maud (Mulligan) has her eyes opened to gender inequality by suffragette activists Violet (Duff), Edith (Bonham-Carter) and Alice (Garai). Gavron's decision to shoot it not as a stoic period piece but as a gritty actioner pays off, with a superb performance from Mulligan at the centre of a great cast.

Tue 9 Feb
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Thu 25 Feb

Trumbo

Trumbo
  • 2015
  • US
  • 124 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jay Roach
  • Written by: John McNamara, Bruce Cook
  • Cast: Elle Fanning, Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane

Screenwriter Dalton Trumbo (Cranston) finds his career coming to a sudden end when he is blacklisted and accused of being a communist. McNamara’s breezy screenplay condenses complex events and an eventful life into a trim, accessible feature, and Cranston is compelling. Informative and entertaining.

Tue 9 Feb
Wed 10 Feb
Thu 11 Feb

Youth

Youth
  • 2015
  • Italy/France/Switzerland/UK
  • 118 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Paolo Sorrentino
  • Cast: Michael Caine, Rachel Weisz, Harvey Keitel, Jane Fonda

Retired composer and conductor Fred (Caine) is on holiday in a luxury Alpine hotel, where he's joined by lifelong friend, film director Mick (Keitel). Flamboyant and hugely eccentric reflection on the regrets and indignities of old age, with wondrous visuals and strong performances.

Tue 9 Feb

Zoolander 2

Zoolander 2
  • 2016
  • US
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Justin Theroux
  • Written by: Justin Theroux
  • Cast: Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Will Ferrell, Penélope Cruz, Kristen Wiig, Fred Armisen

Derek Zoolander (Stiller) and Hansel (Wilson) return to the catwalk.

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The Odeon Kingston is housed in the Rotunda on Clarence Street and has 14 screens including an IMAX, all with wheelchair access. Hearing loops are available and the cinema has full disabled access, with disabled toilets on all levels and disabled parking located at the rear. Audio description is also available for selected films.

The Rotunda is also home to a Pizza Express as well as other high street chain restaurants, and features a bowling alley. It can validate parking tickets from NCP Kingston Fairfields Car Park. Public transport access is excellent, with Kingston railway station opposite the entrance and Fairfield bus station around the corner on Fairfield North.

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