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Aquaman

Aquaman
  • 2018
  • US
  • Directed by: James Wan
  • Cast: Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, Dolph Lundgren, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Nicole Kidman

Jason Momoa stars as the heir to Atlantis in the latest DC superhero flick.

Wed 12 Dec
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Thu 20 Dec

Bohemian Rhapsody

Bohemian Rhapsody
  • 2018
  • UK/USA
  • 1h 31min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Bryan Singer
  • Cast: Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joseph Mazzello, Aidan Gillen, Tom Hollander, Allen Leech, Mike Myers

The Freddie Mercury story. Malek as Mercury does a great job, with a passionate and impressive performance, but despite the recreation of momentous performances it’s a disappointingly tame affair, with a by-the-numbers screenplay and a bland lack of insight into Mercury’s heritage or sexuality.

Tue 11 Dec
Wed 12 Dec
Thu 13 Dec

Bumblebee

Bumblebee
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 53min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Travis Knight
  • Cast: Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena, Pamela Adlon

An Autobot is found hiding in a junkyard by an 18-year old in a Californian town. Soon the pair are hunted down by a government agency.

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Sat 15 Dec
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Wed 26 Dec
Thu 27 Dec

CBeebies Christmas Show: Thumbelina

CBeebies Christmas Show: Thumbelina
  • 2018
  • UK
  • 1h 10min
  • U

Special Christmas show from CBeebies.

Sat 15 Dec

A Christmas Carol with Simon Callow

Based on Dickens’ own performance adaptation, Simon Callow and director-designer Tom Cairns have created a one-man theatrical extravaganza of festive story-telling that is both heart-warming and deeply moving. A Christmas must see for 8-88 year olds!

Charles Dickens’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL is one of the most beloved books in the English language. It has become a classic Christmas tale for generations of grown-ups and children alike.

As the ghosts spirit Scrooge from the present to his past and future, Dickens takes us on a magical journey from the miser’s dank and creaking house to cosy hearths, and from snowy graveyards to joyful festivities. This treasured story offers a celebration of goodness, a plea for justice and the promise of redemption.

Simon Callow, one of the nation’s best loved actors, returns to Dickens’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL after huge international success with The Mystery of Charles Dickens (West End and Broadway), national acclaim for Dr Marigold as Pozzo in Beckett's Waiting for Godot opposite Sir Ian McKellen, Sir Patrick Stewart and Ronald Pickup; and as the psychiatrist in Chichester Festival Theatre's production of Peter Shaffer's Equus.

Simon published his own biography of Dickens in early 2012. On screen, Simon is best known for his roles in Four Weddings and a Funeral, Shakespeare in Love and Amadeus.

Tue 11 Dec

Crazy Rich Asians

Crazy Rich Asians
  • 2018
  • US
  • 2h
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Jon M Chu
  • Cast: Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh

When Chinese-American college professor Rachel (Wu) meets the family of boyfriend Nick (Golding), she discovers that they’re incredibly rich. A fairly stale star-crossed lovers’ story is refreshed by a cast of East Asian stars and entertaining local colour.

Wed 12 Dec
Thu 13 Dec

Creed II

Creed II
  • 2018
  • US
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Steven Caple Jr
  • Cast: Tessa Thompson, Sylvester Stallone, Michael B Jordan

Adonis Creed (Jordan) must defend his world title against Viktor Drago (Munteanu), whose father killed Creed’s own father in Rocky IV. Flashy and entertaining sequel that hits all the right beats but doesn’t quite have the heart of its predecessor..

Tue 11 Dec
Wed 12 Dec
Thu 13 Dec

Once Upon a Deadpool

Once Upon a Deadpool
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 57min
  • Directed by: David Leitch
  • Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Fred Savage, Josh Brolin

Deadpool 2 gets the Christmas treatment as the 'merc with a mouth' kidnaps Fred Savage (Princess Bride, The Wonder Years) and forces him to listen to a version of the film without all the gory parts.

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Tue 11 Dec

Elf

Elf
  • 2003
  • US
  • 1h 36min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Jon Favreau
  • Written by: David Berenbaum
  • Cast: Will Ferrell, Bob Newhart, Ed Asner, James Caan, Zooey Deschanel, Mary Steenburgen

Buddy (Ferrell) is a big Elf who, though accepted in his Elvish community at the North Pole, manages to wreak havoc on a daily basis. Fed up and confused by his charge, Papa Elf (Bob Newhart) sends him to the US in search of his true identity. Hilarious and puerile Yuletide comedy.

Wed 12 Dec

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
  • 2018
  • UK/US
  • 2h 14min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: David Yates
  • Written by: J.K. Rowling
  • Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Johnny Depp

Newt (Redmayne) is back in London in 1927, while defeated Dark Wizard Grindelwald (Depp) has escaped and is heading to Paris. Law steps up as young Albus Dumbeldore and the film really flies in the final act, deepening characters and relationships and expanding the universe. A beast of a movie.

Tue 11 Dec
Wed 12 Dec
Thu 13 Dec

The Grinch

The Grinch
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 26min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Yarrow Cheney, Scott Mosier
  • Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Rashida Jones, Kenan Thompson, Cameron Seely, Angela Lansbury

The Grinch (Cumberbatch) is a grumpy, green creature who despises Christmas so much that he plots to steal it. The animation is gorgeous, the pace is breezy and Cumberbatch does a decent job with the voice, but the film is stolen by the Grinch’s adorable dog Max.

Tue 11 Dec
Wed 12 Dec
Thu 13 Dec

The King and I: Live

The King and I: Live
  • 2018
  • TBC
  • Cast: Kelli O’Hara, Ken Watanabe

Production of classic musical King and I screened live to cinemas.

Mon 17 Dec

The King of Thieves

The King of Thieves
  • 2018
  • UK
  • Directed by: James Marsh
  • Cast: Michael Caine, Charlie Cox, Michael Gambon

Brian (Caine) is an octogenarian gangster who puts together a team of old codgers to rob the Hatton Garden diamond vaults. The biggest and flashiest of the four versions so far of this story has lots of star power but a boring script, dislikeable characters and colourless direction. Pointless and disappointing.

Wed 12 Dec
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Wed 19 Dec
Thu 20 Dec

Mortal Engines

Mortal Engines
  • 2018
  • New Zealand/US
  • Directed by: Christian Rivers
  • Cast: Hera Hilmar, Hugo Weaving, Robert Sheehan

In a post-apocalyptic future, entire cities have gone mobile and ingest smaller cities, stripping them of resources. Rivers nails the spectacle but flunks the human interest, squeezing too many effects and story into one movie and leaving no room for emotional engagement.

Tue 11 Dec
Subtitled
Wed 12 Dec
Thu 13 Dec

The Old Man and The Gun

The Old Man and The Gun
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 33min
  • Directed by: David Lowery
  • Cast: Robert Redford, Casey Affleck, Sissy Spacek

Based on the true story of Forrest Tucker (Redford), a career criminal and perpetual prison escapee, who’s being chased by Texas lawman John Hunt (Affleck). Redford says it’ll be his last film and it’s a fitting ending: playful, highly entertaining and made with great skill.

Tue 11 Dec
Wed 12 Dec
Thu 13 Dec

Ralph Breaks the Internet

Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 52min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Rich Moore, Phil Johnston
  • Cast: John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Taraji P. Henson

Ralph (Reilly) and Vanellope (Silverman) have to go to the internet when her game, Sugar Rush, needs a new part. What could have been yet another film about how amazeballs the internet is, becomes a savvy and sweet tale of friendship, subtly weaving the in-jokes with the emotional stakes.

Tue 11 Dec
Wed 12 Dec
Thu 13 Dec

Robin Hood

Robin Hood
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 56min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Otto Bathurst
  • Cast: Taron Egerton, Jamie Foxx, Ben Mendelsohn, Eve Hewson, Tim Minchin, Jamie Dornan, Cornelius Booth

Robin of Loxley (Egerton) returns from the Crusades to find his possessions confiscated by the Sheriff of Nottingham (Mendelsohn) and his love Marian (Hewson) being courted by Will Scarlet (Dornan). The running time is a stretch but it doesn’t take itself too seriously, preferring to get in, get out and (mostly) get the job done.

Tue 11 Dec

Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse

Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse
  • 2018
  • US
  • Directed by: Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman
  • Cast: Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Nicolas Cage

Miles Morales (Moore) is an average kid living in a New York where Spider-Man exists, but he then gets bitten himself by a radioactive spider and starts developing familiar abilities. Hugely imaginative animated adventure which dispenses with the familiar origin story and looks like a comic come to life. Hilarious, original and and exhilarating.

Wed 12 Dec
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Thu 20 Dec

Tulip Fever

Tulip Fever
  • 2015
  • US
  • Directed by: Justin Chadwick
  • Cast: Dane DeHaan, Christoph Waltz, Jack O'Connell, Judi Dench

Sophia (Vikander) is married to elderly Cornelis (Waltz) but they can’t conceive a child; then he hires penniless artist Jan (DeHaan) to paint her, and she and Jan begin an affair. It’s a lovely recreation of 17th century Amsterdam, but Chadwick buries the story in restless camerawork, garbled dialogue and bawdy comic elements.

Tue 11 Dec
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