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Odeon Leicester

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

21 Bridges
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 39min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Brian Kirk
  • Cast: Sienna Miller, Taylor Kitsch, JK Simmons

Andre Davis (Boseman) is a Manhattan detective who teams up with Boston narcotics detective Miller on an investigation of a couple of cop killers. It’s an action-packed blood-bath with well-directed chase sequences, which nevertheless struggle against a predictable and cliché-ridden screenplay.

Fri 22 Nov
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Mon 25 Nov
Tue 26 Nov
Wed 27 Nov
Thu 28 Nov

42nd Street: The Musical

42nd Street: The Musical
  • 2019
  • 2h 35min

The legendary Broadway musical classic, filmed live at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.

Wed 20 Nov

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.

Sat 23 Nov
Sun 24 Nov

Action

  • 2019
  • India
  • Directed by: Sundar C.
  • Cast: Vishal, Tamannaah Bhatia, Chaya Singh

Action packed Bollywood piece from writer-director Sundar C.

Wed 20 Nov
Subtitled

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.

Wed 20 Nov

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.

Wed 20 Nov
Thu 21 Nov
Sat 23 Nov
Sun 24 Nov

The Aeronauts

The Aeronauts
  • 2019
  • US / UK
  • 1h 40min
  • Directed by: Tom Harper
  • Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones,

In 1862, meteorology pioneer James Glaisher (Redmayne) takes flight in a hot air balloon piloted by Amelia Wren (Jones). Old-school adventure with spectacular effects and a neatly layered screenplay; any predictability is offset by the film’s charm and the fond chemistry between Redmayne and Jones.

Wed 20 Nov
Thu 21 Nov
Subtitled

The Angry Birds Movie 2

The Angry Birds Movie 2
  • 2019
  • UK
  • 1h 36min
  • U
  • Directed by: Thurop Van Orman
  • Cast: Dove Cameron, Awkwafina, Peter Dinklage

When Eagle Island villain Zeta (Jones) starts lobbing ice bombs at Piggy Island, ruler Leonard (Hader) bonds with angry birds (Sudeikis, McBride, Gad) to try and clip her wings. Half-knowing and half-derivative, it’s cheerful but gaudy and relentless and the story isn’t strong enough to support all the half-baked set pieces.

Sat 23 Nov
Subtitled
Sun 24 Nov
Subtitled

Bala

  • 1976
Thu 21 Nov
Subtitled
Fri 22 Nov
Subtitled
Mon 25 Nov
Subtitled
Tue 26 Nov
Subtitled
Wed 27 Nov
Subtitled
Thu 28 Nov
Subtitled

Better Days

  • 2019
  • China
  • Directed by: Derek Tsang
  • Cast: Dongyu Zhou, Xiao Bei, Fang Yin,

High school student Nian (Zhou), awaiting the results of her college entrance exams, seals a pact with small time criminal Bei (Yee).

Wed 20 Nov
Subtitled
Thu 21 Nov
Subtitled

Blue Story

Blue Story
  • 2019
  • 1h 31min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Andrew Onwubolu
  • Written by: Andrew Onwubolu
  • Cast: Stephen Odubola, Micheal Ward, Khali Best

Timmy (Odubola) befriends Marco (Ward), but they find themselves on separate sides of an increasingly ugly gang rivalry. Rapper-turned-writer/director Onwubolu, telling a story drawn from his own upbringing, draws compelling turns from Ward and Odubola and it packs a huge punch.

  • IMDb
Fri 22 Nov
Premium screening
Sat 23 Nov
Premium screening
Sun 24 Nov
Mon 25 Nov
Tue 26 Nov
Wed 27 Nov
Thu 28 Nov
Subtitled

Depeche Mode: Spirits in the Forest

Depeche Mode: Spirits in the Forest
  • 2019
  • Directed by: Anton Korbijn, Pasqual Gutierrez

Documentary featuring concert footage from Depeche Mode's Global Spirit Tour performance and fan interviews.

  • IMDb
Thu 21 Nov

Doctor Sleep

Doctor Sleep
  • 2019
  • US
  • 2h 33min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Mike Flanagan
  • Cast: Ewan McGregor, Rebecca Ferguson, Kyliegh Curran, Cliff Curtis

Danny (McGregor) is still recovering from the events at the Overlook Hotel, when his young friend Abra (Curran) is targeted by an evil cult led by Rose the Hat (Ferguson). McGregor is affecting, Curran is impressive and Ferguson is deeply sinister, but jarring imagery and laboured references to The Shining break the spell.

Wed 20 Nov
Thu 21 Nov

Frozen 2

Frozen II
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 43min
  • U
  • Directed by: Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee
  • Cast: Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Josh Gad, Jonathan Groff

Elsa (Menzel) and Anna (Bell) head off on a dangerous journey after Elsa hears voices calling her to a distant land. The plot is less involving than the character interaction, but Olaf (Gad) is the comedic highlight and while it may be less compelling than the original, it's got all the ingredients for a hit.

Fri 22 Nov
Sat 23 Nov
Sun 24 Nov
Mon 25 Nov
Tue 26 Nov
Wed 27 Nov
Thu 28 Nov
Fri 29 Nov
Premium screening
Sat 30 Nov
Premium screening
Sun 1 Dec
Premium screening
Sat 14 Dec
Sun 15 Dec

The Good Liar

The Good Liar
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 49min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Bill Condon
  • Cast: Ian McKellen, Helen Mirren, Nell Williams

Roy (McKellen) is a con man who targets wealthy widows, and when he targets Betty (Mirren) her son Steven (Tovey) becomes suspicious. It’s a blend of several genres which don’t quite fuse and is ultimately diverting but far from essential.

Wed 20 Nov
Thu 21 Nov
Fri 22 Nov
Mon 25 Nov
Subtitled
Tue 26 Nov
Wed 27 Nov
Thu 28 Nov

Housefull 4

Housefull 4
  • 2019
  • India
  • 2h 25min
  • Directed by: Farhad Samji
  • Cast: Akshay Kumar, Pooja Hegde, Kriti Sanon

The fourth instalment of the Housefull series.

Wed 20 Nov
Subtitled
Thu 21 Nov
Subtitled

Jhalle

Jhalle
  • 2019
  • India
  • 15
  • Directed by: Amarjit Singh
  • Cast: Sargun Mehta, Binnu Dhillon

A charming love story set in the UK countryside between two people who thought they would never find happiness.

Wed 20 Nov
Subtitled
Thu 21 Nov
Subtitled

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.

Wed 20 Nov
Thu 21 Nov
Fri 22 Nov
Sat 23 Nov
Sun 24 Nov
Mon 25 Nov
Tue 26 Nov
Wed 27 Nov
Thu 28 Nov

Knives Out

Knives Out
  • 2019
  • US
  • 2h 10min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Rian Johnson
  • Cast: Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson, Toni Collette, Lakeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford, Jaeden Martell, Christopher Plummer

When mystery writer Harlan Thrombey (Plummer) is found with his throat slit, puffed-up private detective Benoit Blanc (Craig) gets on the case. A wickedly knowing, flamboyantly bitchy take on the whodunnit, with a great cast, bags of style and a splendidly outrageous comic turn from Craig. Bloody good fun.

Mon 25 Nov
Wed 27 Nov
Thu 28 Nov

Last Christmas

Last Christmas
  • 2019
  • UK / US
  • 1h 43min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Paul Feig
  • Cast: Emilia Clarke, Henry Golding, Emma Thompson, Michelle Yeoh

Kate (Clarke) is a Yugoslavian immigrant whose life is going downhill until she meets the mysterious bike-riding Tom (Golding), who seems too good to be true. Thompson and Kimmings’ script is a saccharine romantic fantasy and George Michael’s music isn’t always incorporated effectively, but its heart is in the right place.

Wed 20 Nov
Thu 21 Nov
Fri 22 Nov
Sat 23 Nov
Sun 24 Nov
Mon 25 Nov
Tue 26 Nov
Wed 27 Nov
Subtitled
Thu 28 Nov

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 20 Nov
Premium screening
Subtitled
Thu 21 Nov
Premium screening
Fri 22 Nov
Subtitled
Sat 23 Nov
Sun 24 Nov
Mon 25 Nov
Tue 26 Nov
Wed 27 Nov
Thu 28 Nov

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 58min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Joachim Rønning
  • Cast: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Ed Skrein, Sam Riley, Harris Dickinson, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple, Lesley Manville, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michelle Pfeiffer

Sequel to the Disney fantasy starring Angelina Jolie as the evil fairy..

Wed 20 Nov
Thu 21 Nov

Marjaavaan

Marjaavaan
  • 2019
  • 2h 30min
  • Directed by: Milap Zaveri
  • Cast: Riteish Deshmukh, Sidharth Malhotra, Tara Sutaria

An epic love story from Bollywood.

Wed 20 Nov
Subtitled
Thu 21 Nov
Subtitled
Sat 23 Nov
Subtitled
Mon 25 Nov
Subtitled
Tue 26 Nov
Subtitled

Midway

Midway
  • 2019
  • China / US
  • 2h 18min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Roland Emmerich
  • Cast: Patrick Wilson, Luke Evans, Woody Harrelson

The story of the Battle of Midway, the WWII encounter that shifted the war in the Pacific in the Americans’ favour. Emmerich assembles a solid if rather uninspiring cast, the CGI-honed battle sequences are competent but not exactly nerve-shredding and the characters are two-dimensional.

Wed 20 Nov
Thu 21 Nov

Pagalpanti

  • 2019
  • Directed by: Anees Bazmee
  • Cast: Kriti Kharbanda, John Abraham, Ileana D'Cruz

A Bollywood comedy/drama following a group of Indian tourists.

  • IMDb
Fri 22 Nov
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Sat 23 Nov
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Sun 24 Nov
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Mon 25 Nov
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Tue 26 Nov
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Wed 27 Nov
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Thu 28 Nov
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Sangathamizhan

  • 2019
  • India
  • 2h 30min
  • Directed by: Vijay Chandar
  • Cast: Vijay Sethupathi, Raashi Khanna, Nivetha Pethuraj

Action-drama from Bollywood directed by Vijay Chandar.

Thu 21 Nov
Subtitled

A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon

Farmageddon: A Shaun the Sheep Movie
  • 2019
  • UK
  • 1h 26min
  • U
  • Directed by: Richard Starzak
  • Cast: Justin Fletcher, John Sparkes

Shaun and his gang of sheep are getting up to mischief that puts them at odds with sensible sheepdog Bitzer; then an alien craft arrives. This dialogue-free pristinely shambolic stop-motion romp is, in its deft way, a crowd-pleaser for everyone, with enough Close Encounters references to keep parents interested.

Sat 23 Nov
Sun 24 Nov

Terminator: Dark Fate

Terminator: Dark Fate
  • 2019
  • US
  • 2h 8min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Tim Miller
  • Cast: Linda Hamilton, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mackenzie Davis, Gabriel Luna, Natalia Reyes, Diego Boneta

In present-day Mexico City, Sarah Connor (Hamilton) forms fractious ties with augmented future soldier Grace (Davis) to protect Dani (Reyes) from a cyborg (Luna). Miller knows Hamilton is his trump card, and this female-focus reset brings heart, horror, focus and ferocity back to the series. Refreshing..

Wed 20 Nov
Thu 21 Nov

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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