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Yellow Mall, 48 Garden Walk, Metro Centre, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, NE11 9XZ

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi
  • 2016
  • US
  • 144 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Michael Bay
  • Cast: John Krasinski, James Badge Dale, Pablo Schreiber

Dramatic retelling of the 2012 attack by Islamic militants on US diplomats in Benghazi. Good actors are wasted in this worthless extended Republican Party election broadcast, which eschews nuance, interest in non-Americans, respect for women and basic humanity in favour of shaky camerawork, jingoism, unbridled misogyny and explosions.

Mon 8 Feb
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Thu 11 Feb

The Big Short

The Big Short
  • 2015
  • US
  • 22/01/2016
  • 15
  • Directed by: Adam McKay
  • Written by: Michael Lewis, Adam McKay, Charles Randolph
  • Cast: Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Karen Gillan, Brad Pitt

In the middle of the biggest property boom in American history, a group of financial experts bets that it's all about to collapse. A righteous, angry call to arms dolled up with satirical absurdity, irony, montage, knowing cinematic and pop culture references, snappy dialogue and smoking hot performances from an astonishing cast.

Mon 8 Feb
Tue 9 Feb
Subtitled
Wed 10 Feb
Thu 11 Feb

Daddy's Home

Daddy's Home
  • 2015
  • US
  • 96 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Sean Anders
  • Cast: Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Linda Cardellini

Brad (Ferrell) lives with new wife Sarah (Cardellini) and is bonding with her kids when her unreliable ex-husband Dusty (Wahlberg) barges into the picture, wanting her back. A good premise quickly turns crass and unfunny; Cardellini is wasted in an underwritten role and a single, lazy, sexist joke is spread over 96 forgettable minutes.

Mon 8 Feb
Premium screening
Tue 9 Feb
Premium screening
Wed 10 Feb
Premium screening
Thu 11 Feb

Dad's Army

Dad's Army
  • 2015
  • UK
  • 60 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Oliver Parker
  • Written by: David Croft, Hamish McColl, Jimmy Perry
  • Cast: Toby Jones, Bill Nighy, Michael Gambon, Bill Paterson, Blake Harrison, Tom Courtenay, Daniel Mays, Catherine Zeta-Jones

The Home Guard of Walmington-on-Sea find a German spy in their midst – don't panic, indeed. Faithful but strangely pointless recreation of the classic sitcom, in which fine actors like Jones, Nighy, Gambon etc only succeed in being inferior imitations of the originals. Like the characters themselves, brave but ultimately foolhardy.

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Mon 8 Feb
Premium screening
Subtitled
Subtitled / Premium screening
Tue 9 Feb
Wed 10 Feb
Thu 11 Feb

Deadpool

Deadpool
  • 2016
  • US
  • 108 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Tim Miller
  • Written by: Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick
  • Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Gina Carano, Ed Skrein

The former Special Forces operative Wade Wilson discovers his alter ego Deadpool, after participating in an experiment which gives him special healing powers. His new found abilities, together with his wicked sense of humour, leave him in search of the man who nearly destroyed his life.

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Tue 9 Feb
Wed 10 Feb
IMAX
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Premium screening
Thu 11 Feb
IMAX
IMAX / Premium screening
Premium screening
Subtitled
Fri 12 Feb
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Sat 13 Feb
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Sun 14 Feb
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Mon 15 Feb
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Tue 16 Feb
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Wed 17 Feb
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Thu 18 Feb
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IMAX / Premium screening

Dirty Grandpa

Dirty Grandpa
  • 2016
  • US
  • 102 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Dan Mazer
  • Written by: John Phillips
  • Cast: Robert De Niro, Zac Efron, Zoey Deutch

Recently widowed (and aptly-named) Dick (De Niro) collars his straight-arrow grandson Jason (Efron) to drive him to Florida so he can get laid. Cruel, lazily scripted and spineless effort from British director Mazer, which tries and fails to redeem its relentlessly crass gags with an unconvincing sweet-natured ending.

Mon 8 Feb
Tue 9 Feb
Wed 10 Feb
Thu 11 Feb

The Good Dinosaur

The Good Dinosaur
  • 2015
  • US
  • 100 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Peter Sohn
  • Cast: Voices of Lucas Neff, John Lithgow, Frances McDormand, Neil Patrick Harris, Judy Greer, Bill Hader

Set in a world in which the cataclysmic asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs had actually missed Earth and let them roam in peace, it's the tale of young Arlo (Ochoa), an apatosaurus who gets separated from his family and who teams up with mutt-like human boy Spot (Bright.) Debut director Sohn doesn't quite lift it to Pixar's heights but his voice work steals the show in this likeable kids' adventure.

Sat 13 Feb
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Fri 19 Feb
Subtitled
Sat 20 Feb
Subtitled
Sun 21 Feb
Subtitled

Goosebumps

Goosebumps
  • 2015
  • US
  • 103 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Rob Letterman
  • Written by: Darren Lemke, Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski, R Stine
  • Cast: Jack Black, Amy Ryan, Dylan Minnette, Odeya Rush,

Teenager Zach (Minnette) develops a crush on his home-schooled neighbour Hannah (Rush), whose mysterious father (Black) keeps her locked up. This greatest-hits adaptation of RL Stine's horror stories unleashing a host of fan-favourite monsters instead of focusing on just one; it's pacey and enjoyable with Black on fine comic form, and the teen trio are likeable.

Mon 8 Feb
3D
Premium screening
Tue 9 Feb
3D
Premium screening
Wed 10 Feb
3D
Subtitled
Subtitled / Premium screening
Thu 11 Feb
3D
Premium screening

Hotel Transylvania 2

Hotel Transylvania 2
  • 2015
  • US
  • 89 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Genndy Tartakovsky
  • Cast: Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez, Andy Samberg, Mel Brooks, David Spade, Keegan-Michael Key, Kevin James, Steve Buscemi, Fran Drescher

Marginally better sequel to the 2012 original: Dracula (Sandler) is now a grandfather, but is worried that the toddler son of Mavis (Gomez) and Jonathan (Samberg) isn't vampire enough. The comedy is more character-based and the presence of Brooks as Dracula's domineering father helps, although Brooks did all this with more zip and affection in Young Frankenstein.

Sat 13 Feb
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Sat 27 Feb
Subtitled
Sun 28 Feb
Subtitled

The Intern

The Intern
  • 2015
  • US
  • 121 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Nancy Meyers
  • Written by: Nancy Meyers
  • Cast: Anne Hathaway, Robert De Niro, Nat Wolff

When 70 year old widower Ben (De Niro) gets a place on a senior citizen internship program at a fashion start-up, his boss Jules (Hathaway) is initially uncomfortable. Not as condescending, sentimental or unconvincing as it might have been, with some good laughs in between the cloying moments.

Tue 9 Feb
Thu 11 Feb

Kanye West: Season 3 – Waves

  • 2016
  • 90 min

The world premiere of Kanye West's WAVES album, screened live in it's entirety from Madison Square Garden.

Thu 11 Feb
Premium screening

Pan

Pan
  • 2015
  • 111 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Joe Wright
  • Cast: Levi Miller, Rooney Mara, Hugh Jackman, Garrett Hedlund

Peter (Miller) is a 12 year old orphan living in London during the Blitz when he's snatched away to Neverland by pirates acting on behalf of Blackbeard (Jackman). Messy, pantomimish and full of incongruous ideas; the spirited and likeable Miller is the only thing about it worth watching.

Sat 13 Feb
Subtitled
Sun 14 Feb
Subtitled
Mon 15 Feb
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Tue 16 Feb
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Wed 17 Feb
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Thu 18 Feb
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Point Break

Point Break
  • 2015
  • US
  • 114 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Ericson Core
  • Cast: Luke Bracey, Ray Winstone, Edgar Ramirez

Adrenaline junkie Johnny (Bracey) joins the FBI and is put on the trail of the Robin Hood-ish Bodhi (Ramirez) and his gang of stunt-performing merry men. Pointless remake of Bigelow's fondly-remembered 1991 original, with neither subtext nor characterisation, and stunts that resemble adverts for energy drinks.

Mon 8 Feb
3D
Tue 9 Feb
Wed 10 Feb
Thu 11 Feb

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
  • 2016
  • US
  • 108 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Burr Steers
  • Cast: Lily James, Sam Riley, Bella Heathcote, Matt Smith, Emma Greenwell

Elizabeth Bennet (James) and her sisters live in Regency England, which is experiencing a plague of the undead; luckily she has fighting skills learned in China (eh?). James, Riley as Mr Darcy and the rest are all good fun, but it feels like a decent Austen adaptation weighed down with superfluous zombies.

Thu 11 Feb
Premium screening

The Revenant

The Revenant
  • 2016
  • US
  • 156 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Alejandro González Iñárritu
  • Cast: Tom Hardy, Leonardo DiCaprio, Will Poulter

Hugh Glass (DiCaprio) is a fur trapper and frontiersman who, after being attacked by a bear, is left for dead by colleage John Fitzgerald (Hardy). An audacious, immersive and highly accomplished tale of how true grit can overcome pure hell, with excellent performances, especially from DiCaprio.

Mon 8 Feb
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IMAX / Premium screening
Tue 9 Feb
IMAX
IMAX / Premium screening
Wed 10 Feb
Thu 11 Feb

Ride Along 2

Ride Along 2
  • 2016
  • US
  • 102 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Tim Story
  • Written by: Greg Coolidge, Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi
  • Cast: Olivia Munn, Kevin Hart, Ice Cube

Surly Atlanta cop James (Cube) takes his bumbling soon-to-be brother-in-law Ben to Miami on the trail of drug dealers. Munn is appealing as a no-nonsense cop but it's all painfully lazy and complacent, and not nearly as funny as it thinks it is.

Mon 8 Feb
Premium screening
Tue 9 Feb
Premium screening
Wed 10 Feb
Premium screening
Thu 11 Feb
Premium screening

Creed

Creed
  • 2015
  • US
  • 133 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Ryan Coogler
  • Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Michael B. Jordan, Tessa Thompson

Adonis (Jordan) is the illegitimate son of deceased boxing legend Apollo Creed, who acquires a coach and father figure in the shape of Rocky Balboa (oh come on, you know who). Coogler injects heart, wit and personality into a stirring revival, with beautifully choreographed fights and real poignancy.

Mon 8 Feb
Premium screening
Tue 9 Feb
Premium screening
Wed 10 Feb
Premium screening
Thu 11 Feb
Premium screening

Spotlight

Spotlight
  • 2015
  • US
  • 128 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Tom McCarthy
  • Cast: Rachel McAdams, Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton

McCarthy's tale of how the Boston Globe's investigation team unearthed cases of sexual abuse and cover-ups within the Catholic church is up there with All the President's Men, with a fine cast (Keaton, McAdams, Ruffalo, Tucci) serving a nuanced, complex script: no one, except the victims, is entirely blameless. Remarkable.

Mon 8 Feb
Tue 9 Feb

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • 2015
  • US
  • 136 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: JJ Abrams
  • Written by: Lawrence Kasdan, J.J. Abrams, Michael Arndt
  • Cast: John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker

From the ashes of the Empire, the villainous First Order rises up to destroy Luke Skywalker (Hamill) – but where is he? Fans can rejoice: Episode VII is sensational and surprisingly emotional, with a finely-crafted script and effects that never overpower the performances. Star Wars is back in a big way.

Mon 8 Feb
IMAX / 3D
IMAX / 3D / Premium screening
Premium screening
Tue 9 Feb
IMAX / 3D
IMAX / 3D / Premium screening
Premium screening
Wed 10 Feb
Thu 11 Feb

Suffragette

Suffragette
  • 2015
  • UK
  • 106 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Sarah Gavron
  • Written by: Abi Morgan
  • Cast: Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham-Carter, Ben Whishaw, Meryl Streep

In 1912, laundry worker Maud (Mulligan) has her eyes opened to gender inequality by suffragette activists Violet (Duff), Edith (Bonham-Carter) and Alice (Garai). Gavron's decision to shoot it not as a stoic period piece but as a gritty actioner pays off, with a superb performance from Mulligan at the centre of a great cast.

Tue 9 Feb
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Tue 23 Feb
Thu 25 Feb

Zoolander 2

Zoolander 2
  • 2016
  • US
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Justin Theroux
  • Written by: Justin Theroux
  • Cast: Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Will Ferrell, Penélope Cruz, Kristen Wiig, Fred Armisen

Derek Zoolander (Stiller) and Hansel (Wilson) return to the catwalk.

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Gateshead's Metrocentre is the largest shopping centre in the UK, with a mind-bending two million square feet of retail floor area, so no wonder its Odeon is correspondingly giant-sized, with 17 screens including an IMAX. Each screen has wheelchair spaces and an infrared sound system is in place for customers with hearing difficulties. All screens also offer audio description and subtitling.

The cinema offers over 18s the Gallery, a licensed bar with unlimited snacks and soft drinks, and it's big enough to have its own cafe and Ambar bar and lounge; drinks purchased in Ambar can be taken into the auditorium. There are regular film quiz nights on Thursday evenings from 8pm, and both the cafe and bar have free wi-fi.

Metrocentre itself is big enough to have its own chapel, but with over 340 stores and food and drink outlets ranging from Pizza Hut to a cocktail bar, there are plenty of places to relax. As far as getting there is concerned, the centre has not only its own bus station (with a shuttle bus service taking 15 minutes from the centre of Newcastle) but its own train station. There is ample parking.

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