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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.

Tue 15 Oct
Wed 16 Oct
Thu 17 Oct

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.

Tue 15 Oct
Wed 16 Oct
Thu 17 Oct

Angel Has Fallen

Angel Has Fallen
  • 2019
  • UK
  • 2h
  • 15
  • Directed by: Ric Roman Waugh
  • Cast: Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, Piper Perabo

Secret Service Agent Mike Banning (Gerald Butler) evades his own agency as he attempts to find out who framed him for trying to murder the US President.

Tue 15 Oct
Thu 17 Oct

The Captain

The Captain
  • 2017
  • Germany / Poland / Portugal / France
  • 1h 58min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Robert Schwentke
  • Cast: Max Hubacher, Milan Peschel, Frederick Lau

As the Second World War comes to an end, a young German officer impersonates a Nazi captain, embodying the ideal he is attempting to escape from.

Tue 15 Oct
Over-18s only
Wed 16 Oct
Thu 17 Oct
Over-18s only

The Day Shall Come

The Day Shall Come
  • 2019
  • UK / US
  • 1h 28min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Chris Morris
  • Written by: Jesse Armstrong, Chris Morris
  • Cast: Marchánt Davis, Anna Kendrick, Danielle Brooks, Kayvan Novak, Denis O'Hare, Jim Gaffigan

Moses (Davis) is the founder of the Star of Six, an ailing community farm and mission, who refuses to take his psych meds; Kendra (Kendrick) is the FBI agent tasked with making him look like a bona fide terrorist. Well-researched and yet madcap, Morris’ comedy is firmly on the side of the mentally ill, goofball outsider, showing how the ‘war on terror’ became an assault on basic human decency.I.

Tue 15 Oct
Wed 16 Oct
Over-18s only
Thu 17 Oct

Don't Let Go

Don't Let Go
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 43min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jacob Estes
  • Cast: David Oyelowo, Storm Reid, Byron Mann

Jacob Estes' thrilling drama follows a homicide detective whose family dies in a disturbing case but when he receives a phone call from her dead niece two weeks later, he's not sure what to believe anymore: has he gone mad or are his loved ones actually alive?

Tue 15 Oct
Over-18s only
Wed 16 Oct
Thu 17 Oct
Over-18s only

Dora and the Lost City of Gold

Dora and the Lost City of Gold
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 42min
  • PG
  • Directed by: James Bobin
  • Cast: Isabela Moner, Eugenio Derbez, Michael Peña, Eva Longoria, Danny Trejo

Dora (Moner) is a teenager who spent her childhood exploring the jungle with her parents (Longoria and Peña), but when her parents go missing, Dora leaves high school to find them. A sweet Spy Kids-style adventure that never serves up anything too scary, complex or upsetting for young viewers; Moner gives a warm and delightful performance and is the main reason to watch.

Tue 15 Oct
Wed 16 Oct
Thu 17 Oct

Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey
  • 2019
  • UK
  • 2h 2min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Michael Engler
  • Cast: Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Michelle Dockery, Joanne Froggatt, Elizabeth McGovern, Maggie Smith

A big screen outing for Downton Abbey and its inhabitants. Directed by Michael Engler.

Tue 15 Oct
Wed 16 Oct
Thu 17 Oct

The Farewell

The Farewell
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 38min
  • Directed by: Lulu Wang
  • Cast: Awkwafina, Tzi Ma, Diana Lin, Shuzhen Zhao

When a Chinese grandmother gets terminal cancer, the family is torn between hiding the diagnosis from the patient or telling her. Poignant and deeply personal family comedy from Wang, with a hugely affecting performance from rapper-turned-actress Awkwafina as Billi, who adores her Nai Nai (Zhao, effervescent). A bittersweet portrait of undying love.

Wed 16 Oct
Subtitled
Thu 17 Oct
Subtitled

Gemini Man

Gemini Man
  • 2019
  • China / US
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Ang Lee
  • Cast: Will Smith, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Clive Owen

Henry (Smith) is a 51-year-old assassin who develops a conscience, but the powers that be want to retire him; then baddie businessman Varris (Owen) sends a 31-year-old clone of Henry after him. The characters are totally underdeveloped and the effects (include Lee’s favourite high frame rate) make it look cheap. Smith is as watchable as ever, but that’s all.

Tue 15 Oct
3D / 48 FPS
IMAX
Over-18s only
Subtitled
Wed 16 Oct
3D / 48 FPS
3D / 48 FPS / Over-18s only
3D / 48 FPS / Over-18s only / Premium screening
IMAX
Thu 17 Oct
3D / 48 FPS
3D / 48 FPS / Over-18s only / Premium screening
IMAX

Good Boys

Good Boys
  • 2019
  • US
  • 15
  • Directed by: Gene Stupnitsky
  • Cast: Jacob Tremblay, Keith L. Williams, Brady Noon

Max (Tremblay), Lucas (Williams) and Thor (Noon) are 11-year-old best friends who, in the course of learning how to kiss, have a day-long adventure involving a stolen drone, drugs and sex toys. Silly, rude and often hilarious comedy with terrific performances from the boys.

Wed 16 Oct
Over-18s only
Thu 17 Oct
Over-18s only

Hustlers

Hustlers
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 47min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Lorene Scafaria
  • Cast: Constance Wu, Jennifer Lopez, Julia Stiles, Keke Palmer, Lili Reinhart, Lizzo, Cardi B

Destiny (Wu) and Ramona (Lopez) are strippers who, with their friends, devise a way of getting more cash out of their clients. Wu gives a sophisticated performance and her dynamic with Lopez pops with convincing intensity, making for a raucous crime story that’s by turns gorgeous, funny and surprisingly moving.

Tue 15 Oct
Wed 16 Oct
Thu 17 Oct
Over-18s only

It Chapter Two

It Chapter Two
  • 2019
  • US
  • 2h 50min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Andy Muschietti
  • Cast: James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Bill Skarsgård, Bill Hader

Twenty-seven years after the events of the first film, the town experiences a series of attacks, causing the Losers to reunite. Darker-toned than the first one, it has an impactful story about friendship and buried secrets and if the repetitive CGI lose their impact, there are still surprises in store.

Tue 15 Oct
Wed 16 Oct
Over-18s only
Thu 17 Oct

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.

Tue 15 Oct
IMAX
IMAX / Over-18s only
Over-18s only
Over-18s only / Premium screening
Wed 16 Oct
IMAX
IMAX / Over-18s only
Over-18s only
Over-18s only / Premium screening
Thu 17 Oct
IMAX
IMAX / Over-18s only
Over-18s only
Over-18s only / Premium screening
Subtitled

Judy

Judy
  • 2019
  • UK
  • 1h 58min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Rupert Goold
  • Cast: Renée Zellweger, Jessie Buckley, Rufus Sewell

A look at the later life of Judy Garland (Zellweger), as she marries her fifth husband (Wittrock) and performs a five-week run at a London nightclub. Zellweger is captivating as the deeply lonely star, struggling to keep her work commitments, adored but unhappy and wracked with guilt about being away from her children.

Tue 15 Oct
Wed 16 Oct
Thu 17 Oct

The Kitchen

The Kitchen
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 42min
  • Directed by: Andrea Berloff
  • Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish, Elisabeth Moss

In Hell’s Kitchen in NYC in 1978, the Irish mafia husbands of three women (McCarthy, Haddish, Moss) are sent to prison, so the women set up a protection racket to make much-needed cash. The tone of the film becomes problematic but there are moments of fun, dark humour and tension along the way.

Tue 15 Oct
Wed 16 Oct
Thu 17 Oct

L.O.L. Surprise! On The Big Screen

Tahani and Mykal-Michelle and the dolls of L.O.L. Surprise come to the big screen.

Thu 17 Oct

The Lion King

The Lion King
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 58min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Jon Favreau
  • Cast: Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alfre Woodard, Billy Eichner, John Kani, John Oliver, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, James Earl Jones

The photorealistic version of the beloved Disney story has memorable visuals, impressive set-pieces and adorable yet credible animals, but precisely because they’re so realistic, it’s weird when they speak and even stranger when they sing. All the star voices in the world don’t count when you can’t simulate heart and soul.

Tue 15 Oct
Wed 16 Oct
Thu 17 Oct

My People, My Country

  • 2019
  • China
  • 2h 38min
  • Directed by: Zhang Yibai, Chen Kaige, Guan Hu, Xu Zheng, Ning Hao, Huang Jianxin, Wen Muye, Xue Xiaolu
  • Cast: Kara Wai, Beibi Gong, Bo Huang

A Chinese anthology film featuring seven different stories from various directors. Each section shows the average life of the people in the People's Republic of China.

Tue 15 Oct
Wed 16 Oct
Thu 17 Oct

Mystify: Michael Hutchence

Mystify: Michael Hutchence
  • 2019
  • Australia
  • 1h 42min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Richard Lowenstein

A documentary about the INXS frontman, thoughtfully assembled from archive footage and suggesting that his death may have been related to mental health issues relating to a brain injury. Hutchence is a great subject and there’s plenty of fascinating footage providing a fresh context for understanding his troubled life.

Wed 16 Oct

Q&A

National Theatre Live: Fleabag

National Theatre Live: Fleabag
  • 15
  • Directed by: Vicky Jones
  • Cast: Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Live broadcast of Fleabag, written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

Sun 20 Oct

NT Live: A Midsummer Night's Dream

National Theatre Live: A Midsummer Night's Dream

A joyous adaptation of Shakespeare's magical romantic comedy, in which a feuding fairy King and Queen draw four young lovers and some other unsuspecting mortals into their dispute. Directed by Nicholas Hynter and starring Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones) as Titania.

Thu 17 Oct
Over-18s only / Premium screening
Wed 30 Oct

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
  • 2019
  • US / UK
  • 2h 45min
  • Directed by: Quentin Tarantino
  • Cast: James Marsden, Margot Robbie, Leonardo DiCaprio

Past-his-peak actor Rick Dalton (DiCaprio) and his stuntman and buddy Cliff Booth (Pitt) are living in Hollywood in 1969; then Sharon Tate (Robbie) and her husband Roman Polanski move in next door. Compelling and provocative, but uneven; for all the fine performances, black comedy and savage violence, Tarantino may have bitten off more than he can chew.

Thu 17 Oct
Senior

Rambo: Last Blood

Rambo: Last Blood
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 41min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Adrian Grunberg
  • Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Paz Vega, Óscar Jaenada

Rambo (Stallone) heads to Mexico to rescue his teenage niece (Monreal) from the cartels. Stallone is even more mumbly incoherent than he was in previous movies. Grunberg delivers a deluge of brutal death and torture scenes, the film’s depiction of Mexicans is frankly Trumpian, and Rambo himself unwittingly comes across as the worst monster of all.

Tue 15 Oct
Wed 16 Oct
Over-18s only
Thu 17 Oct
Over-18s only

Ready or Not

Ready or Not
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 35min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin/Tyler Gillett
  • Cast: Samara Weaving, Adam Brody, Mark O'Brien

Grace (Weaving) is all set to wed Alex (O’Brien) when she finds that his eccentric family wants her to play a deadly game of hide and seek. It strikes a neat balance between action, gore and Trading Places-style wealth satire, and Weaving gives a rock-solid turn as the initially bewildered bride who has to overcome her fears.

Tue 15 Oct
Over-18s only
Wed 16 Oct
Over-18s only
Thu 17 Oct

Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark

Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark
  • 2019
  • US / Canada
  • 1h 51min
  • 15
  • Directed by: André Øvredal
  • Cast: Zoe Margaret Colletti, Michael Garza, Gabriel Rush

In Halloween 1968, a gang of teens visit a haunted mansion where they find a book that starts manifesting their fears. Flawed but lively horror flick with plenty going on even when the plot gets choppy, with a charged backdrop of political crisis, prejudice and gossip.

Wed 16 Oct
Over-18s only
Thu 17 Oct
Over-18s only

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.

Fri 18 Oct
Sat 19 Oct
Sun 20 Oct

The Shining

The Shining
  • 1980
  • US
  • 2h 26min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Stanley Kubrick
  • Cast: Jack Nicholson, Shelly Duvall, Philip Stone.

Kubrick's overwrought, overlong horror film dispenses with much of the psychic apparatus of Stephen King's novel to concentrate on the deeper horror of a family turning in on itself. Nicholson, with all the stops out, is bug-eyed and demonic as the writer cracking up violently in an isolated hotel, and the final scenes are, literally, chilling.

Fri 18 Oct
Sat 19 Oct
Wed 30 Oct

Singin' in the Rain

Singin' in the Rain
  • 1950
  • US
  • 1h 42min
  • U
  • Directed by: Gene Kelly, Stanley Donen
  • Written by: Betty Comden, Adolph Green
  • Cast: Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds, Jean Hagen, Millard Mitchell

Hollywood undergoes the transition from the silent era to the talkies and reputations rise and fall. Absolutely wonderful musical entertainment, with the slickest of snappy dialogue, enduringly catchy numbers, a cast of genuine charisma, and an engaging picture of the industry in transition into the bargain. Quite splendid.

Sat 19 Oct

The Sky Is Pink

The Sky Is Pink
  • 2019
  • 2h 14min
  • Directed by: Shonali Bose
  • Cast: Zaira Wasim, Priyanka Chopra, Farhan Akhtar

A charming and funny family movie about a couple's 25 years together told by their daughter.

Tue 15 Oct
Wed 16 Oct
Thu 17 Oct
Over-18s only

Spider-Man: Far From Home

Spider-Man: Far From Home
  • 2019
  • US
  • 2h 9min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Jon Watts
  • Cast: Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, Zendaya, Cobie Smulders, Jon Favreau, J. B. Smoove, Jacob Batalon, Martin Starr, Marisa Tomei, Jake Gyllenhaal

After the events of Endgame, Peter Parker (Holland) is dealing with the loss of his mentor when he and his schoolmates find themselves fighting the Elementals. An enjoyable mix of storming special effects and road trip silliness which manages to work in the believable development in the relationship between Peter and MJ (Zendaya). It returns the fun to the Marvel canon.

Tue 15 Oct
Over-18s only
Thu 17 Oct

Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Terminator 2: Judgement Day
  • 1991
  • US
  • 2h 17min
  • 15
  • Directed by: James Cameron
  • Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong

In a reprogrammed role that said much about his changed image since the first movie, Arnie becomes the underdog fighting to protect mother and child from another more advanced cyborg. With an element of uncontrived human compassion lurking throughout the gloriously expensive action sequences, as Schwarzenegger's cyborg develops human feelings, this is more than just a $100 million fairground ride.

Thu 17 Oct

Toy Story 4

Toy Story 4
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 40min
  • U
  • Directed by: Josh Cooley
  • Cast: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts, Joan Cusack, Blake Clark, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Estelle Harris, Jodi Benson, Michael Keaton, Jeff Pidgeon, Kristen Schaal, Bonnie Hunt, Timothy Dalton, Jeff Garlin, Laurie Metcalf, Lori Alan

Woody (Tom Hanks) joins new owner Bonnie at kindergarten where he finds a new purpose in protecting her improvised toy Forky (Hale). Pixar manages to further the story with fine new characters and a satisfyingly teary conclusion, for a fine last chapter in the saga.

Tue 15 Oct
Wed 16 Oct
Sun 27 Oct

UglyDolls

UglyDolls
  • 2019
  • China / Canada / US
  • 1h 27min
  • Directed by: Kelly Asbury
  • Cast: Kelly Clarkson, Nick Jonas, Janelle Monáe

Moxy (Clarkson) is a sock puppet who lives in Uglyville, who travels to the Institute of Perfection to be trained by Lou (Jonas) for introduction to the real world. With a cast largely of music stars phoning in their voice performances, it tries too hard to be cute and the result is a strain.

Wed 16 Oct
Thu 17 Oct

Zombieland: Double Tap

Zombieland: Double Tap
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 39min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Ruben Fleischer
  • Cast: Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Abigail Breslin, Emma Stone, Rosario Dawson, Zoey Deutch, Luke Wilson

A decade since we last met them, it's time to catch up with Columbus, Tallahasse, Wichita, and Little Rock.

Fri 18 Oct
Sat 19 Oct
Sun 20 Oct

The Vue 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.

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