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American Sniper

American Sniper
  • 2014
  • US
  • 134 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Clint Eastwood
  • Cast: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Jake McDorman

Eastwood, noted for his kinship with the common soldier, is the ideal director for this true-life drama based on the autobiography of Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle (Cooper). Cooper continues to be impressive but the film unravels when it shows Kyle's home life, failing to engage with either marital or wider political issues.

Sun 29 Mar

Annie

Annie
  • 2014
  • US
  • 118 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Will Gluck
  • Cast: Jamie Foxx, Quvenzhané Wallis, Rose Byrne

Annie (Wallis) leads a group of multi-racial foster kids in Harlem; when grumpy magnate Will Stacks (Foxx) saves her from being run over, he's persuaded to become her guardian. Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild) has real screen presence, but it's largely forgettable.

Sat 28 Mar
Kids
  • 10:30
Sun 29 Mar
Mon 30 Mar
Tue 31 Mar
Wed 1 Apr
Thu 2 Apr

Big Hero 6

Big Hero 6
  • 2014
  • US
  • 108 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Chris Williams, Don Hall
  • Cast: Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, Jamie Chung, Damon Wayans Jr., Génesis Rodríguez, T. J. Miller, Daniel Henney, Maya Rudolph

Hiro (Potter) is a 14 year old robotics genius who, after a family tragedy, teams up with inflatable robot Baymax (Adsit) to become crimefighting superheroes. This Disney adaptation of a Marvel comic deals with dark themes of loss and grief but also has plenty of heart and some big laughs, especially from Adsit.

Sat 28 Mar
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Sun 12 Apr
Sun 26 Apr

Blade Runner: The Final Cut

Blade Runner: The Final Cut
  • 1982
  • US
  • 112 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Ridley Scott
  • Cast: Harrison Ford, Sean Young, Rutger Hauer

Fifteen years on from the 1992 'Director's Cut', Scott has had another bash at his sci-fi opus which pitted Deckard (Ford) against a slew of replicants. Now a more linear, voiceover-free film noir, for once a great film has been made better thanks to advances in special effects technology and thoughtful rethinking.

Fri 3 Apr
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Thu 9 Apr

The Boy Next Door

The Boy Next Door
  • 2015
  • US
  • 15
  • Directed by: Rob Cohen
  • Written by: Barbara Curry
  • Cast: Jennifer Lopez, Ryan Guzman, Kristin Chenoweth

Classics teacher Claire (Lopez) is seduced into a one-night stand by handsome psycho Noah (Guzman), who gives her a copy of the Iliad ("It's a first edition!" she gasps.) Hilariously bad stalker flick, a must-see for all the wrong reasons, most of which have to do with debut screenwriter Curry's howler-ridden script.

Sat 28 Mar
Tue 31 Mar
Thu 2 Apr

Chappie

Chappie
  • 2015
  • US
  • 120 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Neill Blomkamp
  • Cast: Sharlto Copley, Hugh Jackman, Dev Patel, Sigourney Weaver

Weapons developer Deon (Patel) reprogrammes the titular police robot into self-awareness, but then the robot's kidnapped (by Yolandi and Ninja of Die Antwoord) as part of an underworld scheme. Yolandi is believable but Ninja is awful, and despite dynamic action sequences the approach to big themes is simplistic and badly mishandled.

Sat 28 Mar
Sun 29 Mar
Mon 30 Mar
Tue 31 Mar
Wed 1 Apr
Thu 2 Apr

Cinderella

Cinderella
  • 2015
  • US/UK
  • 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.

Sat 28 Mar
Sun 29 Mar
Mon 30 Mar
Tue 31 Mar
Wed 1 Apr
Thu 2 Apr

Insurgent

Insurgent
  • 2015
  • US
  • 119 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Robert Schwentke
  • Cast: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Miles Teller

Tris (Woodley), Four (James) and the remnants of the Dauntless race tirelessly hither and thither in part 2 of the Divergent series. Woodley does very well with what she's given, but the other parts are underwritten and it all feels like a build-up to the extended finale of this bewildering and hardly essential franchise.

  • IMDb
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Wed 1 Apr
Thu 2 Apr

Double Bill: Fast & Furious 6, Furious 7

Double Bill: Fast & Furious 6, Furious 7
  • 2013/2015
  • US
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Justin Lin/James Wan
  • Cast: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson

A double bill of high speed automobile action.

Thu 2 Apr

Furious 7

Furious 7
  • 2015
  • US
  • 140 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: James Wan
  • Written by: Chris Morgan
  • Cast: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Lucas Black, Jason Statham

The next instalment in the fast car action franchise.

  • IMDb
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Thu 9 Apr

Fifty Shades of Grey

Fifty Shades of Grey
  • 2015
  • US
  • 18
  • Directed by: Sam Taylor-Johnson
  • Cast: Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Luke Grimes, Victor Rasuk, Jennifer Ehle

Despite its troubling gender politics and distinct lack of plot, the likeable Johnson brings nuance and charm to a paper-thin character; Dornan manages to offer a hint of humanity; and given the many constraints, this sleek, fairly trim and occasionally sensual adaptation is the best imaginable outcome.

Sat 28 Mar
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Wed 1 Apr
Thu 2 Apr

Focus

Focus
  • 2015
  • US
  • 104 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Glenn Ficarra/John Requa
  • Cast: Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Rodrigo Santoro

Nicky (Smith) is a lifelong con man who takes wannabe swindler Jess (Robbie) under his wing, only to fall for her; dull romantic twists and not-very-ingenious stings ensue. The two stars have almost no chemistry and the film's greatest scam is that it fools you into thinking it's going to amount to more than it does.

Sat 28 Mar
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Wed 1 Apr
Thu 2 Apr

The Gunman

The Gunman
  • 2015
  • Spain/UK/France
  • 115 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Pierre Morel
  • Cast: Sean Penn, Idris Elba, Jasmine Trinca, Javier Bardem

Jim Terrier (Penn) is a hired assassin who undertakes a political hit; years later he becomes a target, and must find who wants him dead. Risible thriller with a clichéd script that wastes good actors (Bardem, Rylance, Penn himself) in a clumsy attempt to reinvent its star and producer as an action hero.

Sat 28 Mar
Sun 29 Mar
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Wed 1 Apr
Thu 2 Apr

Home

Home
  • 2015
  • US
  • 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 confusing and uninteresting story, wall-to-wall Rihanna songs, twee dialogue and Parsons' annoyingly whiny voice make for a grating experience.

Sat 28 Mar
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Wed 1 Apr
Thu 2 Apr

It Follows

It Follows
  • 2014
  • US
  • 107 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: David Robert Mitchell
  • Cast: Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Olivia Luccardi

Jay (Monroe) is a Michigan teenager whose lover reveals that he's infected her with a potentially deadly curse. Sensitive, visually arresting and utterly disturbing horror about the possible consequences of a sexual encounter, with a deeply affecting performance from Monroe and an excellent supporting cast.

Sat 28 Mar
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Wed 1 Apr
Thu 2 Apr

Kingsman: The Secret Service

Kingsman: The Secret Service
  • 2015
  • UK
  • 15
  • Directed by: Matthew Vaughn
  • Cast: Colin Firth, Samuel L Jackson, Mark Strong, Taron Egerton, Michael Caine

Eggsy (Egerton) is a streetwise petty criminal, who debonair secret agent Harry (Firth) inducts into Kingsman, a super-secret spy organisation going up against bonkers, lisping billionaire Richmond Valentine (Jackson). Egerton is confident and engaging, Firth is visibly enjoying himself, and despite the odd puerile joke it's riotously entertaining.

Sat 28 Mar
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Wed 1 Apr
Thu 2 Apr

National Theatre Live: Behind The Beautiful Forevers

NT Live: Behind The Beautiful Forevers
  • 2015
  • Directed by: Rufus Norris
  • Written by: David Hare

National Theatre present David Hare's adaption of Katherine Boo's novel. Set in India the story follows the inhabitants of a makeshift slum who work in the garbage trade.

Thu 2 Apr

National Theatre Live: Treasure Island

National Theatre Live: Treasure Island
  • 2014
  • UK

The National Theatre present their adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's tale of murder, money and mutiny.

Tue 31 Mar

Paddington

Paddington
  • 2014
  • UK
  • 95 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Paul King
  • Cast: Ben Whishaw (voice), Nicole Kidman, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins

The story of an illegal immigrant from Peru and his efforts to be integrated into British society. He's a bear, by the way. Whishaw imbues the CGI Paddington with immense charm, the rest of the cast are excellent and the exuberant direction and smart, knowing script make for a genuine delight.

Sun 29 Mar
Wed 1 Apr

Robot Overlords

Robot Overlords
  • 2014
  • UK
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Jon Wright
  • Cast: Callan McAuliffe, Ben Kingsley, Gillian Anderson

After a robot invasion has imprisoned the people of Earth in their own homes, defiant teen Sean (McAuliffe) leads a rebellion in a British seaside town. It attempts to ape big-budge US bombast like Transformers, but crucially lacks personality and humour, and the initially impressive special effects end up looking tatty.

Sat 28 Mar
Sun 29 Mar
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Wed 1 Apr
Thu 2 Apr

Royal Exchange Manchester: Hamlet

Royal Exchange Manchester: Hamlet
  • UK
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Sarah Frankcom/Margaret Williams
  • Written by: William Shakespeare
  • Cast: Maxine Peake, John Shrapnel, Barbara Marten

The stage production directed by Sarah Frankcom, Artistic Director of the Royal Exchange Theatre is adapted by director Margaret Williams for film. It stars Maxine Peake as the tragic Prince of Denmark.

  • IMDb
Sun 29 Mar

Run All Night

Run All Night
  • 2015
  • US
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jaume Collet-Serra
  • Written by: Brad Ingelsby
  • Cast: Liam Neeson, Genesis Rodriguez, Joel Kinnaman

Jimmy (Neeson), a lonely alcoholic and associate of gangster Shawn Maguire (Harris), is broken by regret for his sins, but when Maguire puts out a hit on Jimmy's son Michael (Kinnaman), we know what'll happen: Liam Kicks Ass. Solid, watchable actioner with fine work from Neeson and Kinnaman; no classic but satisfactory.

Sat 28 Mar
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Wed 1 Apr
Thu 2 Apr

The Seventh Son

The Seventh Son
  • 2013
  • UK/US
  • Directed by: Sergey Bodrov
  • Cast: Ben Barnes, Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges

Tom Ward (Barnes), the seventh son of a seventh son, becomes apprentice to the last of the 'spooks', Master Gregory (Bridges), with the aim of eradicating supernatural forces. Enjoyable hokum, with Moore wonderfully bitchy and Bridges unleashing Brian Blessed-like levels of ham. To be treasured by connoisseurs of truly bad film.

Sat 28 Mar
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Wed 1 Apr
Thu 2 Apr

Shaun the Sheep Movie

Shaun the Sheep Movie
  • 2015
  • UK
  • U
  • Directed by: Mark Burton, Richard Starzack
  • Cast: Justin Fletcher, John Sparkes

When the Farmer gets lost in the Big City, Shaun (Fletcher) and his friends leave Mossy Bottom Farm to rescue him. With a steady stream of hilarious, well-timed sight gags, it's a beautifully made comedy for the whole family, packed with the kind of detail that rewards future viewings.

Sat 28 Mar
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Tue 31 Mar
Wed 1 Apr
Thu 2 Apr

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
  • 2015
  • US
  • U
  • Directed by: Paul Tibbitt
  • Cast: Antonio Banderas, Clancy Brown, Tom Kenny

Life goes on at usual in Bikini Bottom until real-life pirate Burger-Beard (Banderas) causes apocalyptic mayhem; SpongeBob and arch-nemesis Plankton must team up to defeat him. Despite a lazy superhero plot twist in the final act, it has enough colourful characters and hilarious one-liners to keep both kids and adults entertained.

Sat 28 Mar
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Wed 1 Apr
Thu 2 Apr

Still Alice

Still Alice
  • 2014
  • US
  • 101 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland
  • Cast: Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, Kristen Stewart

Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children, is a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When she receives a devastating diagnosis, Alice and her family find their bonds tested.

Sat 28 Mar
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Wed 1 Apr
Thu 2 Apr

Suite française

Suite française
  • 2014
  • UK/France/Belgium
  • 107 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Saul Dibb
  • Cast: Michelle Williams, Kristin Scott Thomas, Matthias Schoenaerts

Lucile Angellier (Williams) is married and lives in a village in occupied France in the 1940s; when handsome young German officer Bruno von Falk (Schoenaerts) arrives, romance blossoms. Adapted from Irène Némirovsky's novellas, it suffers from wayward pacing but Williams is as honest and affecting as ever. Pack a hanky.

Sat 28 Mar
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Wed 1 Apr
Thu 2 Apr

The Voices

The Voices
  • 2014
  • 101 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Marjane Satrapi
  • Written by: Michael R. Perry
  • Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Gemma Arterton, Anna Kendrick

Lonely factory worker Jerry (Reynolds) has regular conversations with his cat and dog, which take an odd turn when he kills a female co-worker. Satrapi's candy-coloured vision perfectly complements Perry's gleefully twisted script, and Reynolds (who voices all the animals) plays a blinder.

Sat 28 Mar
Thu 2 Apr

Wild Card

Wild Card
  • 2015
  • US
  • 92 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Simon West
  • Written by: William Goldman
  • Cast: Jason Statham, Michael Angarano, Dominik García-Lorido

Nick Wild (Statham), a security expert working the backstreets of Vegas, gets a price on his head when he goes after a mobster for assaulting his friend Holly (Garcia-Lorido). Goldman's hard-bitten dialogue is laboured, the fight scenes are dull and it's a nasty mess all round.

Sat 28 Mar
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X + Y

X + Y
  • 2014
  • UK
  • 111 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Morgan Matthews
  • Cast: Asa Butterfield, Rafe Spall, Sally Hawkins

A socially awkward teenage maths prodigy finds new confidence and new friendships when he lands a spot on the British squad at the International Mathematics Olympiad.

Thu 2 Apr

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