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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.

Tue 4 Aug
Wed 5 Aug

Ant-Man

Ant-Man
  • 2015
  • US/UK
  • 117 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Peyton Reed
  • Cast: Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Hayley Atwell

A winning addition to Marvel's cinematic universe, Ant Man follows Dr Hank Pym (Douglas) as he fails in re-sizing himself, but unexpectedly imbues himself with the ability to talk to and control insects. With winning performances from Rudd, Cannavale and Douglas, this charming and eccentric heist film has a great sense of humour, though it's not all light-hearted. Father-daughter relationships add splendid emotional weight, while the film also addresses the female-fronted superhero film dilemma. Yes, there's mayhem, but it’s gilded with a sense of responsibility and mischief, all of which adds up to an utter delight.

Tue 4 Aug
Wed 5 Aug
Thu 6 Aug

Bajrangi Bhaijaan

Bajrangi Bhaijaan
  • 2015
  • India
  • 145 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Kabir Khan
  • Cast: Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Harshaali Malthotra

When a man finds a mute young girl from Pakistan lost in India he makes it his mission to reunite her with her family.

  • IMDb
Tue 4 Aug
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Wed 5 Aug
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Thu 6 Aug
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Bin Roye

Bin Roye
  • 2015
  • Pakistan
  • 125 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Momina Duraid
  • Cast: Mahira Khan, Humayun Saeed, Javed Sheikh

Hopelessly romantic Saba pines for her love Irtaza when he moves to the US to study.

  • IMDb
Tue 4 Aug
Subtitled
Wed 5 Aug
Subtitled

Cinderella

Cinderella
  • 2015
  • US/UK
  • 105 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Kenneth Branagh
  • Cast: Lily James, Richard Madden, Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter, Holliday Grainger, Sophie McShera, Stellan Skarsgård, Nonso Anozie, Derek Jacobi, Hayley Atwell, Ben Chaplin

Cinderella (James) loses her parents and is left with stepmother Lady Tremaine (Blanchett) and cruel stepsisters (McShera and Grainger); but soon enough, she's off to the ball. Weitz's crafty script has enough surreal touches to keep you interested and the result, while hardly a new take on the story, is still a pleasant surprise.

Tue 4 Aug
Wed 5 Aug
Thu 6 Aug

Drishyam

Drishyam
  • 2013
  • India
  • 160 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Jeethu Joseph
  • Written by: Jeethu Joseph
  • Cast: Meena, Mohanlal, Kalabhavan Shajohn

The story of how a family overcomes a crisis after they commit an unexpected crime.

Tue 4 Aug
Subtitled
Wed 5 Aug
Subtitled
Thu 6 Aug
Subtitled

Fantastic Four

Fantastic Four
  • 2015
  • US
  • 106 min
  • Directed by: Josh Trank
  • Cast: Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Bell

Reboot of Marvel's comic book series about four scientists who gain superpowers when a teleportation experiment goes wrong.

  • IMDb
Thu 6 Aug

The Gallows

The Gallows
  • 2015
  • US
  • 81 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Travis Cluff/Chris Lofing
  • Cast: Reese Mishler, Pfeifer Brown, Ryan Shoos

This sometimes comically inept high school horror film kicks off in 1993, when Beatrice High School's performance of The Gallows goes horribly wrong, and a teenager is hanged in front of the audience. Fast-forward to the present day and the drama club have decided to re-stage the play as a kind of tribute. Cue 'scary' stuff happening. There are a few effective jump scares but they come minus the much-needed unsettling ambiance, or the flow to further the story. There's evidence of some technical talent from Lofing, but nowhere near enough to recommend a film that plays like a repeat performance of so many other found-footage horrors.

Tue 4 Aug
Wed 5 Aug
Thu 6 Aug

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.

Tue 4 Aug
Wed 5 Aug
Thu 6 Aug

Hot Pursuit

Hot Pursuit
  • 2015
  • US
  • 87 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Anne Fletcher
  • Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Sofía Vergara

Cooper (Witherspoon) is an ambitious and gung-ho Texan cop whose clumsiness has made her a laughing-stock; then she has to escort drug-dealer's-wife Daniella (Vergara) across the state. The two stars have appealing interplay and Vergara is very funny, but the script demands too much shrieking and squeaking and the action is underpowered.

Tue 4 Aug
Wed 5 Aug
Thu 6 Aug

Inside Out

Inside Out
  • 2015
  • US
  • 94 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Pete Docter
  • Cast: Kaitlyn Dias, Amy Poehler, Lewis Black, Mindy Kaling, Bill Hader, Phyllis Smith

Riley (Dias) is an 11 year old girl whose family is moving from Minnesota to San Francisco; her troubled mind is represented as a factory hub commanded by Joy (Poehler), Fear (Hader), Sadness (Smith), Disgust (Kaling) and Anger (Black). Delightful, poignant and hysterically funny coming-of-age story from Pixar.

Tue 4 Aug
Wed 5 Aug
Thu 6 Aug

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.

Tue 4 Aug
Wed 5 Aug
Thu 6 Aug

A Little Chaos

A Little Chaos
  • 2014
  • UK
  • 116 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Alan Rickman
  • Cast: Kate Winslet, Helen McCrory, Stanley Tucci

Sabine (Winslet), a widowed landscape gardener in 1682 Paris, is commissioned to work on the gardens of Versailles, but her friendship with the head gardener (Schoenaerts) provokes the fury of his scheming wife (McCrory). Crowd-pleasing period drama; what it lacks in historical accuracy it makes up for with fine performances, an engaging story and strong direction from Rickman.

Tue 4 Aug

Maggie

Maggie
  • 2015
  • US
  • 95 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Henry Hobson
  • Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Abigail Breslin, Joely Richardson

When humanity is afflicted by an outbreak of 'necroambulist' virus, stoic farmer Wade (Schwarzenegger) opts to look after his afflicted teenage daughter Maggie (Breslin) rather than hand her over to the authorities. A moody, sensitive zombie movie about the death of a child, with fine performances from the leads.

Tue 4 Aug
Wed 5 Aug
Thu 6 Aug

Magic Mike XXL

Magic Mike XXL
  • 2015
  • US
  • 115 min
  • 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.

Tue 4 Aug
Wed 5 Aug
Thu 6 Aug

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.

Tue 4 Aug
Wed 5 Aug
Thu 6 Aug

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation
  • 2015
  • US
  • 131 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Christopher McQuarrie
  • Cast: Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Paula Patton, Simon Pegg

Ethan (Cruise) and the gang are on the trail of the nefarious Syndicate when their unit is dissolved by the CIA. With jaw-dropping action, ingenious gadgets and a striking performance from Ferguson as the mysterious Ilsa, this is a a slick, accomplished and hugely entertaining slice of mayhem.

  • IMDb
Tue 4 Aug
Wed 5 Aug
Thu 6 Aug

The Penguins of Madagascar

The Penguins of Madagascar
  • 2014
  • US
  • 92 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Eric Darnell, Simon J. Smith
  • Cast: Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, John DiMaggio, Christopher Knights, Benedict Cumberbatch, John Malkovich, Ken Jeong, Annet Mahendru, Peter Stormare

The espionage-savvy penguins team up with an interspecies special forces group, to tangle with octopus/scientist Dr Octavius Brine (Malkovich). The knockabout style offers few chances for genuine drama and the result is a lighthearted, frenetic but rather unimaginative romp, a step down from the psychedelic wit of Europe's Most Wanted.

Tue 4 Aug
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Wed 5 Aug
Subtitled
Thu 6 Aug
Subtitled

Self/less

Selfless
  • 2015
  • US
  • 116 min
  • Directed by: Tarsem Singh
  • Cast: Matthew Goode, Ryan Reynolds, Michelle Dockery

In this disappointing body swap thriller, an elderly man who is dying from cancer undergoes a procedure to transfer his consciousness into the body of a healthy young man, but complications ensue when he learns about the origins of the body. Although outlandish, this premise could have sparked some intriguing philosophising about ageing, identity and legacy. Instead, the too-simple screenplay turns this into a story which is moulded from low-brow convention. Director Singh brings his trademark visual prowess, but ultimately, Selfless isn't groundbreaking: we’ve seen it all before, and done better.

Tue 4 Aug
Wed 5 Aug

Song of the Sea

Song of the Sea
  • 2014
  • Ireland/Denmark/Belgium/Luxembourg/France
  • 93 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Tomm Moore
  • Written by: Will Collins
  • Cast: Brendan Gleeson, Fionnula Flanagan, David Rawle

Besides looking charming – and wondrously beautiful where appropriate – the English-language version of this enchanting animated feature boasts many strong vocal talents as it tells the story of the last of the selkies, a child named Saoirse. It is shaped from its director's love of Irish legend, folklore, nature and culture, and makes for a beguiling blend of the unfamiliar and culturally specific with the universally appealing.

Tue 4 Aug
Wed 5 Aug

Southpaw

Southpaw
  • 2015
  • US
  • 124 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Antoine Fuqua
  • Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rachel McAdams, Naomie Harris, Forest Whitaker, Rita Ora, 50 Cent

Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Billy Hope, a once successful boxer trying to get his life back on track and his daughter out of child protection services.

Tue 4 Aug
Subtitled
Wed 5 Aug
Thu 6 Aug

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.

Tue 4 Aug
Wed 5 Aug

Taxi Driver

Taxi Driver
  • 1976
  • US
  • 114 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Martin Scorsese
  • Written by: Paul Schrader
  • Cast: Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Albert Brooks, Harvey Keitel, Leonard Harris, Peter Boyle, Cybill Shepherd

The now classic story of an alienated taxi driver in New York who is so repelled by the squalor and the moral decay around him that he is driven to terrible violence. One of the key American films of the 1970s with the Scorsese-De Niro partnership at its peak.

Mon 10 Aug

Ted 2

Ted 2
  • 2015
  • US
  • 116 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Seth MacFarlane
  • Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Seth MacFarlane, Jessica Barth

Though the novelty factor of the original has disappeared, the return of foul-mouthed teddybear Ted (voice of MacFarlane) and his best bro and thunder buddy John (Wahlberg) is a welcome one. This shamelessly puerile comedy begins after our furry friend and his new wife Tami-Lynn (Barth) are denied the chance to adopt a baby, and sees Ted embark on a crusade to New York to appeal against the decision and reclaim his liberties. This sequel is lewd and loud, and for every gag that flops, two belters are right behind it.

Tue 4 Aug
Wed 5 Aug
Thu 6 Aug

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.

Tue 4 Aug
Wed 5 Aug
Thu 6 Aug

True Story

True Story
  • 2015
  • US
  • 99 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Rupert Goold
  • Cast: James Franco, Jonah Hill, Felicity Jones

This unconvincing crime thriller follows disgraced New York Times writer, Michael Finkel, (Hill) who befriends Christian Longo (Franco) – a man accused of murdering his wife and three children, yet finally caught in Mexico masquerading as none other than Finkel himself. True Story’s undoing is that it lacks the very thing Finkel himself so desperately prized: the perfect angle. It’s a film lost in its search for meaning, that's crippled by emphatic dialogue, and for a true story, it’s surprisingly fake.

Wed 5 Aug
Thu 6 Aug

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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