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Star City, Watson Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, B7 5SA
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Adrift

Adrift
  • 2018
  • USA
  • 1h 36min
  • Directed by: Baltasar Kormákur
  • Cast: Shailene Woodley, Sam Claflin, Grace Palmer

Tami (Woodley) wakes up in her yacht to find water seeping into it, and she and boyfriend Richard (Claflin) must work together to save it. Woodley and Claflin convincingly convey that first flush of romance and it’s a real-life survival story with a twist which may spoil some people’s enjoyment.

Tue 17 Jul
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Thu 19 Jul

Avengers: Infinity War

Avengers: Infinity War
  • 2018
  • US
  • 2h 29min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
  • Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Josh Brolin, Chris Pratt

Thanos (Brolin) aims to become all-powerful, in the first part of this two-part superhero mash-up. Death, destruction, torture and sacrifice are the order of the day, in a grand space opera that mixes tragedy with pathos, fleshed out with the usual Marvel humour. Truly remarkable.

Wed 18 Jul
Thu 19 Jul

Breaking In

Breaking In
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 28min
  • 15
  • Directed by: James McTeigue
  • Cast: Gabrielle Union, Billy Burke, Richard Cabral

Shaun (Union) is the estranged daughter of a disgraced tycoon who’s living in his fortress-like vacation home when it’s broken into by crooks who make the mistake of taking her daughter (Alexus) hostage. Union has a satisfying transformation into an SAS-style commando mom, but the villains are anonymous and the screenplay is cliché-ridden.

Tue 17 Jul
Over-18s only
Wed 18 Jul
Over-18s only

Deadpool 2

Deadpool 2
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 59min
  • 15
  • Directed by: David Leitch
  • Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Zazie Beetz, Morena Baccarin

When tragedy splinters Wade Wilson’s own life, it takes a meeting with a mutant kid (Dennison) and vengeful cyborg Cable (Brolin) to renew his sense of purpose. Filthy, ferocious and funny, it surpasses its predecessor by doubling down on the gleeful self-awareness and excess; the whole cast shines, and the climax is surprisingly touching.

Tue 17 Jul
Wed 18 Jul
Thu 19 Jul

The First Purge

The First Purge
  • 2018
  • USA
  • 1h 37min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Gerard McMurray
  • Cast: Marisa Tomei, Melonie Diaz, Y'lan Noe

No-nonsense, incendiary B-movie prequel to the franchise, in which the government tries out the whole ‘purge’ idea for the first time. Noel and Scott Davis are fine leads, and it makes great use of horror tropes and characters to bust racist myths. Unsubtle, but charged and effective.

Tue 17 Jul
Over-18s only
Wed 18 Jul
Thu 19 Jul
Fri 20 Jul
Over-18s only

Hereditary

Hereditary
  • 2018
  • US
  • 2h 7min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Ari Aster
  • Cast: Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff, Milly Shapiro

Annie (Collette) is an artist who crafts a dollhouse depicting the traumas of her life, but then her family begins to feel they’re being haunted by her late mother. Unnervingly oppressive debut from Aster, exploring maternal guilt and family anxiety. Collette has one of her best roles in years.

Tue 17 Jul
Over-18s only
Wed 18 Jul
Over-18s only
Thu 19 Jul
Over-18s only

The Incredibles 2

The Incredibles 2
  • 2018
  • US
  • 2h 5min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Brad Bird
  • Cast: Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Samuel L. Jackson, Bob Odenkirk

In this sequel to the 2004 original, Supers are still forbidden but Elastigirl (Hunter) gets to go up against a supervillain while husband Bob (Nelson) minds the kids. It looks great and the voice cast is excellent, but it feels dated and the set-pieces become tiring.

Tue 17 Jul
3D
Over-18s only
Wed 18 Jul
Thu 19 Jul

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
  • 2018
  • US
  • 2h 8min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: JA Bayona
  • Cast: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jeff Goldblum, B. D. Wong, Toby Jones, Rafe Spall

Raptor wrangler Owen (Pratt) and his ex, Claire (Howard) return to Isla Nublar to rescue the dinosaurs from an impending volcanic eruption. Lots of ideas and some earnest lessons about conservation can’t hide that the franchise is running out of oomph, but it’s still fun.

Tue 17 Jul
Subtitled
Wed 18 Jul
Thu 19 Jul

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
  • 2018
  • US
  • Directed by: Ol Parker
  • Cast: Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried, Dominic Cooper, Colin Firth, Pierce Brosnan, Julie Walters, Christine Baranski, Stellan Skarsgård, Lily James, Jeremy Irvine

Sequel to Mamma Mia!

  • IMDb
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Nankana

  • 2018
  • India
  • 2h 6min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Manjeet Maan
  • Cast: Gurdas Maan, Kavita Kaushik, Anas Rashid

Indian period film.

Tue 17 Jul
Wed 18 Jul
Thu 19 Jul

Ocean's 8

Ocean's 8
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 50min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Gary Ross
  • Cast: Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter

Debbie Ocean (Bullock) sets in motion a plan to swipe a precious diamond necklace, and with pal Lou (Blanchett) puts together a gang of female crooks. The performances are great fun but Ross’s anonymous direction doesn’t add much, and it’s a bit let down by a needless subplot and unnecessary cameos.

Tue 17 Jul
Over-18s only
Wed 18 Jul
Over-18s only
Thu 19 Jul
Over-18s only

Patrick

Patrick
  • 2018
  • UK
  • 1h 34min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Mandie Fletcher
  • Cast: Beattie Edmondson, Ed Skrein, Jennifer Saunders

Sarah (Edmondson) inherits a pug, Patrick, from her grandmother, and the trouble-making little scamp turns her life upside down. How much you enjoy it is directly proportional to your tolerance of canine reaction shots, but it’s so relentlessly light and breezy that it wins you over even if if it never actually makes you laugh.

Tue 17 Jul

A Prayer Before Dawn

A Prayer Before Dawn
  • 2017
  • France / UK / Cambodia / US / China
  • 1h 56min
  • Directed by: Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire
  • Cast: Joe Cole, Vithaya Pansringarm, Panya Yimmumphai

True story of an English boxer (Cole) incarcerated in a Thai prison, who decides to participate in Muay Thai competitions to earn his release. Cole's star turn as the Liverpudlian boxer shines through the film's nightmarish depiction of his surroundings

Mon 23 Jul

Q&A

RSC Live: Romeo and Juliet

Royal Shakespeare Company: Romeo and Juliet
  • 2018

Shakespeare’s most famous story of love at first sight explodes with intense passion in this contemporary production with heartbreaking consequences.

Wed 18 Jul

Sanju

Sanju
  • 2018
  • India
  • Directed by: Rajkumar Hirani
  • Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor, Paresh Rawal

Biopic detailing the life of actor Sanjay Dutt.

Tue 17 Jul
Over-18s only
Wed 18 Jul
Thu 19 Jul

The Secret of Marrowbone

The Secret of Marrowbone
  • 2018
  • Spain
  • 1h 50min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Sergio G Sánchez
  • Cast: George MacKay, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton

Jack (MacKay) cares for his siblings and ailing mother; when his mother dies, he and local librarian Allie (Taylor-Joy) try to protect the family by creating the illusion that she’s still alive. A wealth of detail in this haunted house story makes up for a lack of scares, and it’s a sober, well-constructed riff on genre tropes.

Tue 17 Jul
Over-18s only
Wed 18 Jul
Over-18s only
Thu 19 Jul
Over-18s only

Sherlock Gnomes

Sherlock Gnomes
  • 2018
  • UK/US
  • PG
  • Directed by: John Stevenson
  • Cast: Emily Blunt, Johnny Depp, Michael Caine

When the gnomes of London go missing, the titular detective (Depp) and his long-suffering sidekick (Ejiofor) go looking for them. Despite vivid animation and a fine voice cast, there’s just not enough story to fuel this hardly-necessary sequel to the lacklustre 2011 original.

Tue 17 Jul
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Fri 27 Jul
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Show Dogs

Show Dogs
  • 2018
  • US / UK
  • 1h 32min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Raja Gosnell
  • Cast: Will Arnett, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Natasha Lyonne, Alan Cumming

NYPD Rottweiler Max (Ludacris) goes undercover with FBI agent Frank (Arnett) at the Canini Invitational, a prestigious Vegas dog show. Arnett gives an uncharacteristically lacklustre turn, although Lyonne takes being the love interest in her stride, but despite spirited voice acting it’s both overly silly and vaguely moralistic.

Sat 21 Jul
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Sicario 2: Soldado

Sicario 2: Soldado
  • 2018
  • US/Italy
  • 15
  • Directed by: Stefano Sollima
  • Cast: Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro, Isabela Moner

Federal agent Graver (Brolin) brings his operative Alejandro (Del Toro) back into the fold as the operation shifts from drug-smuggling to human trafficking. This world-weary sequel has the authenticity of the first film but is more predictable, and it never really convinces us to care about the issues it prioritises.

Tue 17 Jul
Over-18s only
Wed 18 Jul
Over-18s only
Thu 19 Jul
Over-18s only

Skyscraper

Skyscraper
  • 2018
  • US
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Rawson Marshall Thurber
  • Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Pablo Schreiber, Neve Campbell

Will (Johnson) is an FBI veteran who lost a leg, married his nurse (Campbell) and is a safety assessor for the tallest building in the world—which is then attacked by terrorists. With inane dialogue, substandard Euro-villains and preposterous set-pieces, it takes on two classic predecessors (Die Hard and The Towering Inferno) and loses.

Tue 17 Jul
3D
Over-18s only
Wed 18 Jul
Thu 19 Jul

Solo: A Star Wars Story

Solo: A Star Wars Story
  • 2018
  • US
  • 2h 14min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Ron Howard
  • Cast: Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Joonas Suotamo

The origin story of the young Han Solo (Ehrenreich), as he gets out of Corellia, meets Chewbacca (Suotamo) and Lando (Glover) for the first time, and runs into former lover Qi’ra (Clarke). Ehrenreich has just the right easy charm and despite some missteps it’s an enjoyable yarn with fine set-pieces.

Wed 18 Jul
Over-18s only

Tag

Tag
  • 2018
  • US
  • Directed by: Jeff Tomsic
  • Cast: Jeremy Renner, Annabelle Wallis, Isla Fisher

Five friends (Hamm, Helms, Johnson, Buress, Renner) compete every year in a bruising game of tag, begun three decades earlier. Fitfully amusing, but neither grounded enough to be affecting nor ludicrous enough to be genuinely funny, it mostly takes off when Fisher has the spotlight.

Tue 17 Jul
Wed 18 Jul
Thu 19 Jul
Over-18s only

Thomas & Friends: Journey Beyond Sodor

Thomas & Friends: Journey Beyond Sodor
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 1h 10min
  • U
  • Directed by: David Stoten
  • Cast: Mark Moraghan, John Hasler, Hugh Bonneville, Joseph May

Thomas and the new experimental engines set out to save James and bring him back to the Island of Sodor.

Fri 20 Jul
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Thu 26 Jul

Uncle Drew

Uncle Drew
  • 2018
  • USA
  • 1h 43min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Charles Stone III
  • Cast: Kyrie Irving, Milton "Lil Rel" Howery, Nick Kroll

Dax (Howery) is a Harlem streetball coach who has to seek out 70-year-old streetball legend Uncle Drew (Irving) to form a team for a tournament. NBA stars wear very convincing prosthetic makeup in this amiable comedy, which is over-reliant on trash talk but which has a likeable cast and enough crowd-pleasing style to get by.

Tue 17 Jul
Wed 18 Jul
Thu 19 Jul
Over-18s only

Veere Di Wedding

Veere Di Wedding
  • 2018
  • India
  • 15
  • Directed by: Shashanka Ghosh
  • Cast: Kareena Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor, Swara Bhaskar

A group of women prepare for their friend's wedding.

Tue 17 Jul
Over-18s only
Wed 18 Jul
Thu 19 Jul

Whitney

Whitney
  • 2018
  • UK/US
  • 2h
  • 15
  • Directed by: Kevin Macdonald
  • Cast: Whitney Houston, Bobby Brown,

Clear-sighted, compassionate portrait of Whitney Houston, which derives its strength from the range of testimony it’s collected, from family members, surly former husband Brown, film co-stars and assorted siblings and loved ones. It reminds us of her thrilling, spine-tingling voice while bringing revelations that many of her troubles lay in childhood trauma.

Tue 17 Jul
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A 25 screen Vue with over 5,100 seats makes it the largest cinema in Birmingham. There are three 'gold class' screens which offer leather seats and a separate bar.

There is free car park. Bus route 66 runs through Star City.

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