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Freemen's Park, 90 Aylestone Road, Leicester, East Midlands, LE2 7LT
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1917

1917
  • 2019
  • UK / US
  • 1h 57min
  • Directed by: Sam Mendes
  • Cast: George MacKay, Dean-Charles Chapman, Mark Strong, Andrew Scott, Richard Madden, Claire Duburcq, Colin Firth, Benedict Cumberbatch

Lance Corporals Schofield (MacKay) and Blake (Chapman) are given the job of hand-delivering a message to another unit, across the mud and misery of the trenches. It suffers from simplistic dialogue and flat characterisation, but it’s visually impressive and a respectable, heartfelt tribute to the sacrifice of WWI.

Fri 28 Feb
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The Addams Family

The Addams Family
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 27min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Conrad Vernon, Greg Tiernan
  • Cast: Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Chloë Grace Moretz, Finn Wolfhard, Nick Kroll, Snoop Dogg, Bette Midler, Allison Janney

The titular family, Morticia (Theron), Gomez (Isaac), Wednesday (Moretz) and Pugsley (Wolfhard), are targeted by reality TV host Margaux Needler (Janney). The voice cast is decent and the style pays homage to Charles Addams' drawings, but it misses the darkly Gothic spirit of both the original and the Barry Sonnenfeld films, being disconcertingly family-friendly.

Sat 29 Feb
Subtitled
Sun 1 Mar
Subtitled

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.

Fri 28 Feb
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Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn

Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)
  • 2020
  • US
  • 1h 49min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Cathy Yan
  • Cast: Margot Robbie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ewan McGregor, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Chris Messina, Rosie Perez, Ella Jay Basco

Harley Quinn (Robbie), having broken up with the Joker, finds herself the target of old enemies. The script could have used a few more comic putdowns, but the old-school action is solid, the setting is proudly the gutter and Robbie’s brilliant, ebullient performance as the mischievous Harley ensures a consistent sense of mischief. Top-tier comic book stuff.

Fri 28 Feb
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Brahms: The Boy II

Brahms: The Boy II
  • 2020
  • 1h 26min
  • 15
  • Directed by: William Brent Bell
  • Cast: Katie Holmes, Owain Yeoman, Christopher Convery

Liza (Holmes) is the victim of a violent home invasion in her London flat, after which she moves to the countryside; but then her traumatised young son (Convery) finds a doll called Brahms, which gets a hold over him. An improvement on the original in every way, with simple but effective jump-scares and better acting.

Fri 28 Feb
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The Call of the Wild

The Call of the Wild
  • 2020
  • US
  • 1h 40min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Chris Sanders
  • Cast: Harrison Ford, Dan Stevens, Omar Sy, Karen Gillan, Bradley Whitford, Colin Woodell

Buck is a dog who is kidnapped in California and then has adventures all over the north, including with loner John Thornton (Ford). Big-hearted adaptation of Jack London’s classic 1903 novella, with skilful CGI and fine action sequences and a tear-jerking turn from Ford as both actor and narrator.

Fri 28 Feb
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Dark Waters

Dark Waters
  • 2019
  • US
  • 2h 6min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Todd Haynes
  • Cast: Anne Hathaway, Mark Ruffalo, Tim Robbins

Robert (Ruffalo) is a corporate defence attorney who switches sides when a friend’s cattle are ravaged by diseases caused by chemical run-off from a DuPont plant. The spiralling narrative sucks you in, but it’s rather lacking in conviction, idiosyncrasy and suspense (Hathaway is wasted as Robert’s crotchety wife.) Still, interesting and pertinent.

Fri 28 Feb
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Dolittle

Dolittle
  • 2020
  • US
  • 1h 41min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Stephen Gaghan
  • Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Antonio Banderas, Michael Sheen, Emma Thompson, Rami Malek, John Cena, Kumail Nanjiani, Octavia Spencer, Tom Holland, Craig Robinson, Ralph Fiennes, Selena Gomez, Marion Cotillard

Dr Dolittle (Downey) is grieving the death of his wife Lily when a young boy (Collett) and Lady Rose (Laniado) both come to ask him for help. The plot is a barely connected bunch of scenes, action sequences are hinted at but unrealised. The worst adaptation of Hugh Lofting’s stories to date: all this talent wasted in a big furry disappointment.

Fri 28 Feb
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Doordarshan

Doordarshan
  • 2020
  • India
  • Directed by: Gagan Puri
  • Cast: Mahie Gill, Manu Rishi Chaddha, Dolly Ahluwalia

Hindi comedy drama.

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Fri 28 Feb
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Sat 29 Feb
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Sun 1 Mar
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Wed 4 Mar
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Thu 5 Mar
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Emma

Emma
  • 2020
  • UK
  • PG
  • Directed by: Autumn de Wilde
  • Cast: Anya Taylor-Joy, Josh O'Connor, Gemma Whelan

Emma (Taylor-Joy) is a self-important matchmaker blinded by snobbery and youthful hubris. It’s in keeping with the vogue for complex, unapologetic heroines but the comedy is rather hit and miss and it looks great. Taylor-Joy’s alert performance makes Emma her own.

Fri 28 Feb
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Ik Sandhu Hunda Si

  • 2020
  • India
  • Directed by: Rakesh Mehta
  • Cast: Gippy Grewal, Neha Sharma

A student in Punjab university decides to fight corruption by running as a candidate.

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Fri 28 Feb
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Sat 29 Feb
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The Invisible Man

The Invisible Man
  • 2020
  • US / Australia
  • 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.

Fri 28 Feb
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Sat 29 Feb
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Sun 1 Mar
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Mon 2 Mar
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Tue 3 Mar
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Wed 4 Mar
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Thu 5 Mar
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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.

Fri 28 Feb
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Kannum Kannum Kollaiyadithaal

  • 2020
  • India
  • Directed by: Desingh Periyasamy
  • Cast: Dulquer Salmaan, Ritu Varma

A carefree youngster meets the girl of his dreams.

  • IMDb
Fri 28 Feb
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Sat 29 Feb
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Sun 1 Mar
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Le Mans '66

Le Mans '66
  • 2019
  • US
  • 2h 32min
  • Directed by: James Mangold
  • Cast: Matt Damon, Christian Bale, Jon Bernthal, Caitriona Balfe, Tracy Letts, Josh Lucas, Noah Jupe, Remo Girone, Ray McKinnon

Car designer Carroll Shelby (Damon) teams up with mechanic/driver Ken Miles (Bale) in the story of how Ford tried to beat Ferrari at Le Mans in 1966. The race scenes are directed with thrilling energy, and if scenes between Miles and his wife Mollie (Balfe) are uneven, it’s an effective story about dreamers who risked everything.

Wed 4 Mar

The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 51min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Robert Eggers
  • Cast: Robert Pattinson, Willem Dafoe

Ephraim (Pattinson) and Tom (Dafoe) are two lighthouse keepers in 19th century Maine who find that the isolation is getting to them. A slow-burn psychological thriller with rich use of salty period language and unexpected shards of black comedy, filmed in shadowy monochrome: the result is somewhere between FW Murnau and Buster Keaton.

Mon 2 Mar

Like a Boss

Like a Boss
  • 2020
  • US
  • 1h 23min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Miguel Arteta
  • Cast: Tiffany Haddish, Rose Byrne, Salma Hayek

Mia (Haddish) and Mel (Byrne) are best friends running a beauty company, which is then bought out by makeup wizard Claire (Hayek). Despite a good cast and director, there’s only so much that can be done with the weak script. It desperately wants to be funny, but isn’t sure how.

Fri 28 Feb
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Love Aaj Kal 2

  • 2020
  • 2h 9min
  • Directed by: Imtiaz Ali
  • Cast: Kartik Aaryan, Sara Ali Khan, Randeep Hooda

Imtiaz Ali's romantic story explores love, loss, life and reincarnation.

Sat 29 Feb
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Wed 4 Mar
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Mayabazar

  • 2008
Sun 1 Mar
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My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising

My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising
  • 2020
  • Japan
  • Directed by: Kenji Nagasaki

The heroes stop fighting each other and start fighting side by side.

Sat 29 Feb
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Sun 1 Mar
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National Theatre Live: Cyrano De Bergerac

National Theatre Live: Cyrano De Bergerac

James McAvoy stars as the romantic hero with the nose problem.

Thu 5 Mar

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 29 Feb
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Parasite

Parasite
  • 2019
  • South Korea
  • 2h 12min
  • Directed by: Bong Joon-ho
  • Cast: Song Kang-ho, Lee Sun-kyun, Cho Yeo-jeong, Choi Woo-shik, Park So-dam

Ki-taek (Song Kang-ho) and his family hatch a cunning plot to improve their lives by infiltrating a wealthy family. Bong Joon-Ho’s slickly directed and darkly hilarious satire catches you off guard with its mix of pithy humour and tender family interactions, and then unfolds into something blazingly brutal, smart and heartfelt.

Fri 28 Feb
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Sat 29 Feb
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Sun 1 Mar
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Mon 2 Mar
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Thu 5 Mar
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Paw Patrol: Ready, Race, Rescue!

Paw Patrol: Ready, Race, Rescue!
  • 2019
  • Canada
  • 1h 6min
  • U
  • Directed by: Charles E. Bastien
  • Cast: Anya Cooke, Cathal J. Dodd, Isaac Emberson-Heeks

The pups have to compete in a race against dirty tricks driver Cheetah. Young fans of the franchise may be disappointed on an entire movie centred on only one character, Marshall, and there’s nothing special here to justify the cost of cinema tickets when it can be watched at home in just a few months.

Sat 29 Feb
Sun 1 Mar

Playing With Fire

Playing With Fire
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 36min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Andy Fickman
  • Cast: John Cena, Keegan-Michael Key, John Leguizamo

Jake (Cena) is a Californian fire chief who, after his men rescue three unruly children, is forced act as their nanny. Corny but easily digestible stuff, with lively turns from Cena, Peele and the rest of the cast; no classic, but warm and fuzzy holiday entertainment.

Sat 29 Feb
Sun 1 Mar

Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show

Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show

The 25th anniversary version of the legendary dance show, filmed in Dublin.

Tue 3 Mar

Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan

Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan
  • 2020
  • India
  • 2h
  • Directed by: Hitesh Kewalya
  • Cast: Ayushmann Khurrana, Jitendra Kumar, Gajraj Rao

Two men deeply in love are stuggling to make peace with their families.

Fri 28 Feb
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Sat 29 Feb
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Sun 1 Mar
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Mon 2 Mar
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Tue 3 Mar
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Wed 4 Mar
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Thu 5 Mar
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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.

Fri 28 Feb
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Sat 29 Feb
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Thappad

  • 2020
  • India
  • Directed by: Anubhav Sindha
  • Cast: Taapsee Pannu, Pavail Gulati

Amrita (Pannu) is a woman whose life is turned upside-down when her husband (Gulati) slaps her at a party.

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Fri 28 Feb
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A 12 screen Odeon is in Freemen's Park in the south of the city, a sizable business park on Aylestone Road, just south of Leicester College's vocational campus. All its screens have wheelchair spaces and three also have audio description and subtitling facilities.

The Freemen's Park complex has free parking but you must provide your car registration.

It includes a Nando's outlet, plus the family-friendly Local Hero pub. Buses stop outside Morrison's supermarket around the corner, with Arriva buses 84, 85, 47 and 49 and First buses 88 and 88A serving the city centre. Leicester railway station is over 20 minutes' walk away.

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