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The Printworks, 27 Withy Grove, Manchester, M4 2BS

American Sniper

American Sniper
  • 2014
  • US
  • 134 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Clint Eastwood
  • Cast: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Jake McDorman

Eastwood, noted for his kinship with the common soldier, is the ideal director for this true-life drama based on the autobiography of Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle (Cooper). Cooper continues to be impressive but the film unravels when it shows Kyle's home life, failing to engage with either marital or wider political issues.

Tue 7 Jul
Thu 9 Jul

Amy

Amy
  • 2015
  • UK
  • 90 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Asif Kapadia

Documentary on Amy Winehouse, charting her career from her early days to superstar status and subsequent fall. Kapadai creates an incredibly intimate look at the singer, with clips of her lighter side underlining the gravity of her loss. Punchy, provocative and just plain sad.

Fri 3 Jul
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Thu 9 Jul

Avengers: Age of Ultron

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

Ultron, an artificial intelligence created by Tony Stark (Downey Jr) to keep the peace, goes rogue and decides to kill off the Avengers. Barely logical but impressively entertaining superhero fun; Johansson and Olsen are central to the action and Whedon's script is strong, snappy and irreverent, but it doesn't have much emotional impact.

Fri 3 Jul
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Tue 7 Jul

Dead Poets Society

Dead Poets Society
  • 1989
  • US
  • 129 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Peter Weir
  • Written by: Tom Schulman
  • Cast: Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard, Ethan Hawke, Josh Charles, Gale Hansen

In a staid private boys' school in Fifties New England, an unconventional teacher (Williams) interests his charges in literature and philosophy to such an extent that they form a secret club to investigate them (along with booze and girls) further. Though Williams is on good form, the film focuses mainly on the boys' emotional development and crises, and on the mystery and beauty surrounding their midnight meetings. A sensitive, tense and moving study of the conflict between passion and authority, even if the plot is something of a cliche.

Mon 6 Jul

Entourage

Entourage
  • 2015
  • US
  • 104 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Doug Ellin
  • Written by: Doug Ellin/Rob Weiss
  • Cast: Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon, Jeremy Piven, Kevin Connolly

A-list star Vince (Grenier) is making his directorial debut; his brother Johnny Drama (Dillon) thinks it could be his acting breakthrough. The boys, in short, are back. This big screen version of the HBO show offers fans a movie-length slab of Hollywood excess; newcomers will be unmoved.

Fri 3 Jul
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Sun 5 Jul
Subtitled
Mon 6 Jul
Subtitled
Tue 7 Jul
Subtitled

Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of The Grateful Dead

Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of The Grateful Dead
  • 2015

Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh, and Bob Weir reunite at Chicago’s Soldier Field, nearly 20 years on from the last Grateful Dead concert.

Mon 6 Jul

Globe On Screen: Comedy Of Errors

Globe On Screen: Comedy Of Errors
  • 2015
  • 180 min

A hectic tale of cross-purposes, slapstick and social nightmare as two sets of estranged twin brothers get mixed up in sorcery.

Thu 9 Jul

Home

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

Sat 4 Jul
Sun 5 Jul

Insidious: Chapter 3

Insidious: Chapter 3
  • 2015
  • US
  • 98 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Leigh Whannell
  • Cast: Dermot Mulroney, Stefanie Scott, Lin Shaye, Steve Coulter, Leigh Whannell, Angus Sampson, Hayley Kiyoko, Ashton Moio, Ele Keats

Horror prequel focusing on Elise (Shaye), a spiritual investigator who encounters a grieving teenager (Scott) being menaced by an evil spirit. Writer/director Whannell builds tension effectively but while it's an improvement on the second film in the franchise, it's not as good as the original.

Fri 3 Jul
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Thu 9 Jul

Jurassic World

Jurassic World
  • 2015
  • US
  • 124 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Colin Trevorrow
  • Cast: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins, Nick Robinson

Dino-geek Gray (Simpkins) visits Jurassic Park with brother Zach (Robinson); the park's manager, their aunt Claire (Howard), is less than attentive until a new creation runs amok and raptor wrangler Owen (Pratt) steps in. Despite a merely functional screenplay, it has enough scares, scale, ideas and variety to keep everyone entertained.

Fri 3 Jul
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Thu 9 Jul

Knock, Knock

Knock, Knock
  • 2015
  • Chile/US
  • 96 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Eli Roth
  • Cast: Keanu Reeves, Lorenza Izzo, Ana de Armas

Home invasion thriller.

Fri 3 Jul
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Thu 9 Jul

The Longest Ride

The Longest Ride
  • 2015
  • US
  • 139 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: George Tillman Jr.
  • Written by: Craig Bolotin, Nicholas Sparks
  • Cast: Melissa Benoist, Scott Eastwood, Britt Robertson

Luke (Eastwood) is a North Carolina bull rider who forms a relationship with arts graduate Sophia (Robertson), who then rescue elderly Ira (Alda) from a burning car. It's a Nicholas Sparks movie; when Luke teaches Sophia to ride his mechanical bull, 'mechanical bull' is pretty much the size of it.

Fri 3 Jul
Sat 4 Jul
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Tue 7 Jul
Wed 8 Jul

Mad Max: Fury Road

Mad Max: Fury Road
  • 2015
  • US/Australia
  • 120 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: George Miller
  • Written by: George Miller, Brendan McCarthy, Nico Lathouris
  • Cast: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Zoë Kravitz, Abbey Lee, Riley Keough, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Nathan Jones, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Reluctant hero Max (Hardy) is drawn into helping Imperator Furiosa (Theron, excellent), who's liberated a group of sexually enslaved women and is being pursued for her trouble by the grotesque Immortan Joe (Keays-Byrne). Precision-executed lunacy, a brilliantly feminist 'western on wheels' with a generous helping of heart.

Fri 3 Jul
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Thu 9 Jul

Magic Mike XXL

Magic Mike XXL
  • 2015
  • US
  • 15
  • Directed by: Greg Jacobs
  • Cast: Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer

Mike (Tatum) takes a weekend away from his business to join his stripper buddies on a road trip to … a stripping convention. Winning blend of male bonding and female fantasy, with the men much more likable than most all-male comedy ensembles. As sweet and steamy as fresh cherry pie.

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Minions

Minions
  • 2015
  • US
  • 91 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Kyle Balda/Pierre Coffin
  • Written by: Brian Lynch
  • Cast: Chris Renaud, Pierre Coffin, Sandra Bullock

Prequel to the Despicable Me films, in which the pill-shaped, dungaree-sporting critters attach themselves to villain Scarlett Overkill (Bullock) and go to London to steal the Crown Jewels. The minions are as cute as ever but they seem funnier in support, and Bullock's character is one-dimensional.

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Fri 3 Jul
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Thu 9 Jul

Mr. Holmes

Mr. Holmes
  • 2015
  • UK/US
  • 104 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Bill Condon
  • Cast: Ian McKellen, Laura Linney, Hattie Morahan, Hiroyuki Sanada, Patrick Kennedy

Sherlock Holmes (McKellen) is 93 and living in with his stern housekeeper (Linney) and her son (Parker); the aged detective is still haunted by a case from 30 years before. McKellen is superb, Linney is on form and while the unhurried pace will frustrate some, if you like a meditative Holmes, this is for you.

Fri 3 Jul
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Tue 7 Jul

Royal Opera House: Guillaume Tell

Royal Opera House: Guillaume Tell
  • 2015
  • UK
  • Directed by: Damiano Michieletto

Live production of Rossini’s final opera starring Gerald Finley as the title character. Conducted by Antonio Pappano.

Sun 5 Jul

San Andreas

San Andreas
  • 2015
  • US
  • 114 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Brad Peyton
  • Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Alexandra Daddario, Carla Gugino, Colton Haynes, Morgan Griffin, Art Parkinson, Archie Panjabi, Todd Williams, Ioan Gruffudd, Will Yun Lee, Kylie Minogue, Paul Giamatti

An LA Search & Rescue pilot's ex-wife and her new man take his daughter to San Francisco. Meanwhile, in another part of the film, science guys are acting worried. Disaster movie! Johnson is great company, the supporting cast is fun and although the timing of the release is unfortunate, it's tremendously entertaining earthquake-based tosh.

Fri 3 Jul
Sat 4 Jul
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Tue 7 Jul

Shaun the Sheep Movie

Shaun the Sheep Movie
  • 2015
  • UK
  • 85 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Mark Burton, Richard Starzack
  • Cast: Justin Fletcher, John Sparkes

When the Farmer gets lost in the Big City, Shaun (Fletcher) and his friends leave Mossy Bottom Farm to rescue him. With a steady stream of hilarious, well-timed sight gags, it's a beautifully made comedy for the whole family, packed with the kind of detail that rewards future viewings.

Sat 4 Jul
Subtitled
Sun 5 Jul
Subtitled

Spy

Spy
  • 2015
  • US
  • 120 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Paul Feig
  • Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Rose Byrne, Jason Statham, Alison Janney, Jude Law

Susan (McCarthy) is a CIA office worker, the support to super-spy Bradley Fine (Law); when disaster strikes, Susan's withering boss Elaine (Janney) sends her into the field. Funny, exciting and genuinely ambitious spy spoof with an appealing performance from McCarthy, and Byrne exceptional as the arrogant villainess. Hugely likable.

Fri 3 Jul
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Still Alice

Still Alice
  • 2014
  • US
  • 101 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland
  • Cast: Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, Kristen Stewart

Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children, is a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When she receives a devastating diagnosis, Alice and her family find their bonds tested.

Tue 7 Jul
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Thu 16 Jul

Ted 2

Ted 2
  • 2015
  • US
  • Directed by: Seth MacFarlane
  • Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Seth MacFarlane, Jessica Barth

The foul-mouthed teddybear (voice of MacFarlane) and his best bro (Wahlberg) get a sequel.

Wed 8 Jul
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Fri 10 Jul
Premium screening
Sat 11 Jul
Premium screening
Sun 12 Jul
Premium screening
Mon 13 Jul
Premium screening
Tue 14 Jul
Premium screening
Wed 15 Jul
Premium screening

Terminator Genisys

Terminator: Genisys
  • 2015
  • US
  • 125 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Alan Taylor
  • Cast: Emilia Clarke, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jai Courtney, Jason Clarke, Matt Smith

More time-travel hi-jinks as the Resistance battles Skynet and timelines collide all over the shop. Solidly workmanlike action sequences meet bewilderingly confusing writing and the characters are soon as lost as the audience, in what feels more like a parody of the franchise than the dawn of a new era.

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Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast

Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast
  • 2014
  • US
  • 76 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Steve Loter
  • Cast: Voices of: Mae Whitman, Megan Hilty, Lucy Liu, Raven-Symoné, Anjelica Huston, Ginnifer Goodwin, Rosario Dawson, Mel B

When Tink's friend Fawn (Goodwin) befriends a mysterious creature in the woods, scout fairy Nyx (Dawson) decides to capture it before it can do any damage. The animation is agile and colourful and Goodwin delivers a likable central performance; it could have been funnier, but otherwise a charming addition to the franchise.

Sat 4 Jul
Sun 5 Jul

The Odeon Manchester is located in the Printworks on Withy Grove – once the largest newspaper printing house in Europe, it was derelict by the 1990s until the IRA bombing of Manchester prompted a massive redevelopment of the area and the conversion of the building into a giant entertainment venue.

Unsurprisingly, the Odeon is a biggie: 23 auditoriums, with one IMAX screen, all of them with wheelchair spaces. There's lift access to all floors, and an infrared system for the hard-of-hearing (enquire at box office). In common with other mega-Odeons there's a licensed Gallery for over 18s, and the cinema runs regular Flashback Film nights on Monday evenings, showing classic and cult films from the last few decades at bargain prices. The rest of the Printworks features popular restaurant chains, coffee shops, bars, pubs and clubs.

The NCP Printworks car park is not free, but the Odeon will validate parking, giving you a discount. Trams stop at Shudehill station opposite the Printworks. Buses from the north stop at Shudehill interchange, and from the south at Piccadilly Gardens, a seven-minute walk from the venue.

Victoria rail station is two minutes' walk away, and Piccadilly 20 minutes for national lines.

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