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Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 3TA

Arrival

Arrival
  • 2016
  • US
  • 116 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Denis Villeneuve
  • Cast: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg, Tzi Ma, Mark O'Brien

When 12 granite pod-like spaceships land on Earth, linguistic expert Dr Louise Banks (Adams) is recruited to try to communicate with their owners. Powerful, intelligent and profound sci-fi, with assured direction, impressive but restrained effects and anchored by a mesmerising performance from Adams as the brave, vulnerable and fallible central character.

Fri 20 Jan
Sat 21 Jan
Thu 2 Feb
Senior
Mon 6 Feb

Assassin's Creed

Assassin's Creed
  • 2016
  • France/US
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Justin Kurzel
  • Cast: Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Michael K. Williams, Ariane Labed, Jeremy Irons, Brendan Gleeson

Callum Lynch (Fassbender) is a convicted murderer who wakes up in a research facility to find that his ancestor was a 15th century Spanish assassin and he's to travel in time and wage war against the Knights Templar. The set pieces are spectacular but the flip-flopping between past and present messes up the rhythm, and it's all a bit pedestrian.

Wed 18 Jan
3D
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Fri 20 Jan
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Wed 25 Jan
Thu 26 Jan

Ballerina

Ballerina
  • 2016
  • France / Canada
  • 89 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Eric Summer / Éric Warin
  • Cast: Voices of Dane DeHaan, Elle Fanning, Maddie Ziegler

Orphaned Félicie (Fanning) strives to reach her dream of performing ballet at the Grand Opera House, with the help of mentor Odette (Jepsen). A ballet version of The Karate Kid, it looks nice but the soundtrack is a mish-mash and the story is formulaic and lacks comic zing.

Wed 18 Jan
Thu 19 Jan
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Wed 25 Jan

Bolshoi Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty

Bolshoi Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty
  • 2017

In this resplendent classic, the Bolshoi dancers take us on a dreamlike journey through the famous fairy tale, complete with jewel fairies and a magical kingdom. Music ny Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and choreography by Yuri Grigorovich.

Sun 22 Jan
Tue 28 Feb
Sun 5 Mar

Bridget Jones's Baby

Bridget Jones's Baby
  • 2016
  • UK
  • 123 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Sharon Maguire
  • Cast: Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth, Patrick Dempsey

Bridget (Zellweger) is back, and pregnant, either by handsome American Jack (Dempsey) or Mark (Firth), the ex she never got over. Cue babymaking shenanigans. Bridget's fretting about being a 'spinster' comes across as self-hatred, and the men don't deserve the poor treatment she gives them. Not cute, not charming; just awful.

Thu 19 Jan
Senior
Mon 23 Jan

The Bye Bye Man

The Bye Bye Man
  • 2017
  • US
  • 96 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Stacy Title
  • Cast: Douglas Smith, Lucien Laviscount, Cressida Bonas, Jenna Kanell

Elliot (Smith), best friend John (Laviscount) and girlfriend Sasha (Bonas) find themselves haunted by the creepy titular spirit who possesses you if you say his name (whooo). Unoriginal teen horror with some bog-standard CGI and a flimsy gesture towards exploring the psychology of mass murder.

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Collateral Beauty

Collateral Beauty
  • 2016
  • US
  • 97 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: David Frankel
  • Cast: Will Smith, Edward Norton, Kate Winslet, Helen Mirren

Ad-man Howard (Smith) is numbed with grief from the loss of his child, and his business partners plot to undermine him, but it turns out they have their own personal problems blah blah blah. The best that can be said for this torturously schmaltzy Christmas Carol rip-off is that it's shorter than other bad Will Smith films.

Wed 18 Jan
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Sun 22 Jan
Mon 23 Jan

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them
  • 2016
  • UK/US
  • 12A
  • Directed by: David Yates
  • Written by: J.K. Rowling
  • Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston

Newt Scamander (Redmayne), a socially-challenged animal whisperer of sorts, has to gather up the fantastic beasts which have escaped from his briefcase and are roaming 1920s New York. A suitably magical spin-off, with Rowling's screenplay skilfully balancing dark and light, and director Yates maintaining a thrilling pace and exciting spectacle.

Wed 18 Jan
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Thu 26 Jan

Finding Dory

Finding Dory
  • 2016
  • US
  • 103 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Andrew Stanton
  • Written by: Victoria Strouse
  • Cast: Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Diane Keaton, Eugene Levy, Ty Burrell, Willem Dafoe

In the sequel to the much-loved Finding Nemo, annoyingly forgetful Dory goes on an adventure to find her family, crossing three oceans to get to them with Marlon and Nemo just a swish behind her.

Sat 21 Jan
Sun 22 Jan
Sat 28 Jan
Sun 29 Jan

GoodFellas

GoodFellas
  • 1990
  • US
  • 145 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Martin Scorsese
  • Cast: Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Braco, Paul Sorvino.

Liotta plays Henry Hill, a real-life mafioso, with De Niro as his mentor in crime. And while the bullets, fists and carving knives fly, Scorsese brings us back to that unavoidable question – yes, it's glamorous and lucrative to live this way, but can anyone really live with the consequences? Winner of BAFTA awards for best film, director and screenplay, and a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for Joe Pesci.

Sun 22 Jan
Thu 26 Jan

Jackie

Jackie
  • 2016
  • USA
  • 100 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Pablo Larrain
  • Cast: Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, John Hurt

Impressionistic, non-linear portrait of Jacqueline Kennedy, with an agonising, in-depth performance by Portman, who is gripping either while giving a shy television tour of the White House, or going to pieces in a bathroom. A mesmerising, technically virtuosic and remarkable reflection on celebrity, memory and the determined individual crafting history.

Fri 20 Jan
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Thu 26 Jan

La La Land

La La Land
  • 2016
  • US
  • 126 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Damien Chazelle
  • Cast: Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling, J.K. Simmons

In Los Angeles, aspiring actress Mia (Stone) falls for jazz musician Sebastian (Gosling). Audaciously inventive homage to classic movie musicals, technically wonderful and joyously emotional, with Gosling as a goofy idealistic charmer and Stone showing the versatility, vulnerability and talent of a young Shirley MacLaine. Irresistible.

Wed 18 Jan
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Thu 26 Jan

Lion

Lion
  • 2015
  • Australia/UK/US
  • Directed by: Garth Davis
  • Written by: Saroo Brierley, Luke Davies
  • Cast: Dev Patel, Rooney Mara, David Wenham, Nicole Kidman

The true story of Saroo Brierley, who aged five is separated from his mother and family in India, declared lost and adopted by an Australian couple, only to track his family down years later using Google Earth. Hugely emotional, remarkably assured debut from Davis, with fine performances.

Fri 20 Jan
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Live By Night

Live By Night
  • 2017
  • 128 min
  • Directed by: Ben Affleck
  • Cast: Ben Affleck, Scott Eastwood, Zoe Saldana

Joe Coughlin (Affleck) is a mobster and WW1 veteran who aims to avenge the death of his lover. Lavish production values and fine performances aside, Affleck the actor doesn't quite get under his character's skin and this isn't up to the standard of his previous directorial work.

Wed 18 Jan
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Manchester by the Sea

Manchester By The Sea
  • 2016
  • US
  • 135 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Kenneth Lonergan
  • Cast: Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Lucas Hedges, Kyle Chandler, Gretchen Mol

Lee (Affleck) is a carefree small-town guy who, when his brother dies, is given the job of raising his nephew (Hedges). A masterful blend of high drama, quirky characterisations and incidental detail, with a soulful, heartbreaking turn by Affleck at its core.

Wed 18 Jan
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Thu 26 Jan

Metropolitan Opera: Roméo Et Juliette

The electrifying team of Vittorio Grigolo and Diana Damrau reunites for a new production of Gounod’s opera based on the Shakespeare play. Damrau makes her role debut as Juliette inBartlett Sher’s new production, conducted by Gianandrea Noseda. Elliot Madore sings Mercutio and Mikhail Petrenko sings Frère Laurent. Sher’s staging is a La Scala production, initially presented by the Salzburg Festival, where it premiered in 2008.

Sat 21 Jan

Moana

Moana
  • 2016
  • US
  • 103 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Ron Clements, John Musker
  • Cast: Auli'i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Temuera Morrison, Nicole Scherzinger, Rachel House, Jemaine Clement, Alan Tudyk

Moana (Carvalho) is a plucky Polynesian girl who revives the voyaging tradition of her island tribe, with the help of buffoonish demigod Maui (Johnson, exuberantly sending himself up.) The unabashed positivity is pure Disney but Bush's zingy screenplay satirises the studio's princess obsession and there's a refreshing lack of a love interest. A spirited, vividly realised and genuinely rousing adventure.

Wed 18 Jan
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Tue 24 Jan

A Monster Calls

A Monster Calls
  • 2016
  • Spain/UK/US
  • 108 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: JA Bayona
  • Cast: Sigourney Weaver, Felicity Jones, Toby Kebbell, Lewis MacDougall, Liam Neeson

Twelve-year-old Conor (MacDougall) has a mother (Jones) who's battling cancer and a father (Kebbell) who's walked out; then a yew-tree-shaped monster with Neeson's voice comes into his life. Coming-of-age tearjerker with a sometimes thin story, but fine performances from Jones and MacDougall.

Fri 20 Jan
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Mon 23 Jan
Tue 24 Jan

Monster Trucks

Monster Trucks
  • 2017
  • US
  • 100 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Chris Wedge
  • Written by: Jonathan Aibel, Glenn Berger
  • Cast: Jane Levy, Amy Ryan, Lucas Till, Holt McCallany

A live-action / CG hybrid inspired by the world's most outlandish vehicles.

Wed 18 Jan
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Wed 25 Jan

National Theatre Live: No Man’s Land

National Theatre Live: No Man’s Land
  • 2016
  • Directed by: Sean Mathias
  • Written by: Harold Pinter
  • Cast: Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Owen Teale, Damien Molony

Pinter's play is brought to life by Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart.

Tue 24 Jan

Passengers

Passengers
  • 2016
  • US
  • 116 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Morten Tyldum
  • Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt

During a 120-year space journey to a new planet, Jim (Pratt) wakes up early from hibernation, and faced with the prospect of living entirely alone, he wakes up Aurora (Lawrence). Despite sleek and inventive visuals, it's a predictable love story that turns out to be an empty vessel.

Wed 18 Jan
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Pitbull: Niebezpieczne Kobiety

Pitbull: Niebezpieczne Kobiety
  • 2016
  • Poland
  • Directed by: Patryk Vega
  • Cast: Andrzej Grabowski, May Ostaszewska, Peter Stramowski

Two female police officers new to the force come up against corrupt superiors and the brutal world of criminal mafia.

Fri 20 Jan
Sat 21 Jan
Sun 22 Jan

Silence

Silence
  • 2016
  • US / Taiwan / Mexico
  • 161 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Martin Scorsese
  • Cast: Adam Driver, Andrew Garfield, Liam Neeson, Tadanobu Asano

Scorsese's long-planned passion project, an adaptation of Shusaku Endo's 1966 novel about two 17th century Catholic priests (Garfield & Driver) who travel to Japan in search of their mentor (Neeson). Fervently told and unusually cerebral – if a little black and white – it's a work of courageous severity and contemplation.

Sat 21 Jan

Sing

Sing
  • 2016
  • US
  • 108 min
  • Directed by: Garth Jennings
  • Written by: Garth Jennings
  • Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Tori Kelly, John C. Reilly, Taron Egerton, Scarlett Johansson

A koala named Buster Moon hosts the world's greatest singing competition in the hope of restoring his theatre to its former glory.

Sat 21 Jan
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Fri 27 Jan
Sat 28 Jan
Sun 29 Jan

Split

Split
  • 2016
  • US
  • 117 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan
  • Cast: James McAvoy, Jessica Sula, Haley Lu Richardson, Anya Taylor-Joy

Kevin (McAvoy) suffers from dissociative identity disorder; when he kidnaps three teenage girls, best pals Marcia (Sula) and Claire (Richardson) and troubled loner Casey (Taylor-Joy), multi-personality strangeness ensues. With superb work from McAvoy and Taylor-Joy, this is easily Shyamalan's most compelling and intelligent movie in years.

Fri 20 Jan
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Thu 26 Jan

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  • 2016
  • US
  • 133 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Gareth Edwards
  • Cast: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Riz Ahmed, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen, Forest Whitaker, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Jonathan Aris

Troublemaker Jyn Erso (Jones) and Rebel intelligence officer Cassian Andor (Luna) lead a rag crew across the galaxy to make contact with Death Star chief engineer Galen (Mikkelsen), Jyn's dad. This is Star Wars from the trenches, with sensational battle scenes and great performances from Jones and Luna.

Wed 18 Jan
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Storks

Storks
  • 2016
  • US
  • 89 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Nicholas Stoller, Doug Sweetland
  • Written by: Nicholas Stoller
  • Cast: Andy Samberg, Katie Crown, Kelsey Grammer, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Jennifer Aniston, Ty Burrell, Danny Trejo, Stephen Kramer Glickman

Storks used to deliver babies, but now they run an Amazon-style delivery service; then ambitious stork Junior (Samberg) and colleague Tulip (Crown) have to deliver an actual baby. Colourful animation and some amusing voice work can't fix the gigantic plot holes, which will leave both parents and kids scratching their heads.

Sat 21 Jan
Sun 22 Jan
Sun 29 Jan

Sully: Miracle on the Hudson

Sully
  • 2016
  • US
  • 96 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Clint Eastwood
  • Cast: Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney

The story of pilot Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger (Hanks), who became an unassuming hero in 2009 after successfully ditching a US Airways Airbus 320 on the Hudson River. Eckhart gives strong support as co-pilot Jeff Skiles but the film belongs to Hanks, whose understated performance, with the skilful re-enactments of the crash, make for riveting drama.

Wed 18 Jan
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Trolls

Trolls
  • 2016
  • US
  • 92 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Mike Mitchell
  • Cast: Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Zooey Deschanel, Russell Brand, James Corden, Gwen Stefani

Trolls are cute creatures who love EDM and warm hugs, but they're preyed on by Bergens, toothy monsters who think eating Trolls will bring happiness. Hyperactive buddy movie with dazzling visuals and lots of ditzy fun, but not as fresh or original as some of the competition.

Sat 21 Jan
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Sat 28 Jan
Sun 29 Jan

Under the Shadow

Under the Shadow
  • 2016
  • Iran
  • 84 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Babak Anvari
  • Written by: Babak Anvari
  • Cast: Narges Rashidi, Avin Manshadi, Bobby Naderi

Shideh (Rashidi) is a mother left alone with her daughter (Manshadi) in their apartment in war-torn Tehran, while her husband is at the front line; when a bomb hits their building, Shideh comes to feel that they are haunted. Intelligent, slow-burning horror film buoyed by Rashidi's incredible performance, with a truly terrifying basement climax.

Tue 24 Jan

Underworld: Blood Wars

Underworld: Blood Wars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 91 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Anna Foerster
  • Cast: Kate Beckinsale, Theo James, Trent Garrett, Tobias Menzies, Lara Pulver, Clementine Nicholson, Bradley James, Charles Dance

Selene (Beckinsale) makes an alliance with her former coven, which fears an attack from the werewolves. The world's dullest vampires are back, still droning on about the same old back-story, and engaging in poorly staged and repetitive action sequences. Beckinsale does her very best, but this franchise is long overdue for a stake through the heart.

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Subtitled
Wed 25 Jan
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Why Him?

Why Him?
  • 2016
  • US
  • 111 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: John Hamburg
  • Cast: Bryan Cranston, James Franco, Zoey Deutch, Megan Mullally, Keegan-Michael Key

Ned (Cranston) meets his daughter Stephanie (Deutch)'s crass and exuberant boyfriend Laird (Franco) and finds out that he's incredibly wealthy. Breezy, likeable comedy with Cranston superb as the troubled father and Franco on home turf as the boyfriend, while Key almost steals the show as Laird's Cato / butler.

Wed 18 Jan
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xXx: Return of Xander Cage

xXx: Return of Xander Cage
  • 2017
  • US
  • 107 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: DJ Caruso
  • Cast: Vin Diesel, Donnie Yen, Deepika Padukone

Reboot of the extreme sports action movie franchise.

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