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A Bad Moms Christmas

A Bad Moms Christmas
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 44min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Scott Moore, Jon Lucas
  • Cast: Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn, Christine Baranski, Cheryl Hines, Susan Sarandon

Three under-appreciated and over-burdened women rebel against the challenges and expectations of being a mother at Christmas.

Wed 22 Nov
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Thu 30 Nov

Battle of the Sexes

Battle of the Sexes
  • 2017
  • US
  • 2h 1min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris
  • Cast: Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Andrea Riseborough, Elisabeth Shue

Based on the true story of the 1973 tennis match between unrepentant male chauvinist ex-no. 1 Bobby Riggs (Carell) and Wimbledon champion Billie Jean King (Stone). An irresistible story, with Carell finding the outrageous and the sad within Riggs, and Stone’s warm and forceful performance winning the film.

Fri 24 Nov
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Wed 29 Nov
Thu 30 Nov

Blade Runner 2049

Blade Runner 2049
  • 2017
  • US
  • 2h 43min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Denis Villeneuve
  • Cast: Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas, Mackenzie Davis, Sylvia Hoeks, Lennie James, Carla Juri, Robin Wright, Dave Bautista, Jared Leto

Blade Runner K (Gosling) is tasked with finding replicants who are passing themselves off as human, but then he makes an earth-shattering, game-changing discovery. Villeneuve’s long-awaited sequel to Scott’s original is beautiful, powerful and relevant; Gosling is exceptional, and Ford steals the show as the ageing but still gruff and quick-witted Deckard. A triumph.

Wed 22 Nov
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Thu 30 Nov

Breathe

Breathe
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 1h 57min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Andy Serkis
  • Cast: Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy, Diana Rigg

Dashing young Robin (Garfield) marries lovely young Diana (Foy) and they set off for Nairobi, where Robin rather inconveniently contracts polio which paralyses him from the neck down and forces him to rely on a respirator. Serkis’s directorial debut is an unashamed tearjerker, undoubtedly heavy-handed but redeemed by Foy’s sensible presence and Garfield’s decency.

Wed 22 Nov
  • 11:05

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 29min
  • PG
  • Directed by: David Soren
  • Cast: Kevin Hart, Thomas Middleditch, Ed Helms

Animated superhero comedy based on the bestselling book series by Dav Pilkey. This is a film that sides with the kids, right down to its sly jabs at uncaring, cash-starved school systems and loose message about the value of laughing at yourself; and, of course, at the mere existence of a planet called Uranus.

Sun 26 Nov

Daddy's Home 2

Daddy's Home 2
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 40min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Sean Anders
  • Cast: Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Linda Cardellini, John Cena, John Lithgow, Mel Gibson

Dusty (Wahlberg) and Brad (Ferrell) are now best of friends, but have to spend their holidays with their respective fathers (Lithgow and Gibson). A leaden-footed screenplay disgraces and humiliates everyone on screen, celebrating toxic masculinity and portraying women as either shrill party poopers or delinquent femme fatales. Worst film of the year. 

Wed 22 Nov
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Thu 30 Nov

The Death of Stalin

The Death of Stalin
  • 2017
  • UK/France
  • 1h 47min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Armando Iannucci
  • Cast: Jeffrey Tambor, Steve Buscemi, Jason Isaacs, Olga Kurylenko, Michael Palin, Simon Russell Beale, Paddy Considine, Andrea Riseborough, Rupert Friend

When Joseph Stalin abruptly dies in 1953, his subordinates immediately start jockeying for the position of his replacement. The political backstabbing makes for maximum black comedy and exuberant farce, and the deft interplay of a gifted cast makes the whole film a consistent joy.

Wed 22 Nov
Thu 23 Nov

Frozen & Olaf’s Frozen Adventure

Olaf's Frozen Adventure
  • PG

Getting in the wintery spirit Disney’s Frozen returns to cinemas for one weekend only. Catch it back on the big screen with a special featurette Olaf’s Frozen Adventure.

Sat 25 Nov
Sun 26 Nov

Happy Death Day

Happy Death Day
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 36min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Christopher Landon
  • Cast: Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Ruby Modine

Student Tree Gelbman (Rothe) is forced to relive the day of her grisly murder over and over again until she finds out who killed her. Rothe deftly switches between terror, exasperation, composure and mischief, in a surprisingly funny and effective horror comedy which is very aware that it’s Scream meets Groundhog Day.

Wed 22 Nov
Fri 24 Nov
Sat 25 Nov
Sun 26 Nov

Intimissimi on Ice with Andrea Bocelli

Intimissimi on Ice with Andrea Bocelli
  • 2017
  • 1h 45min

With over 80 million albums sold, Andrea Bocelli returns to cinemas to star in this feature-length special event ice show where opera, pop music, figure skating and fashion combine for this breath-taking performance produced and filmed at the iconic Arena Di Verona in Italy.

Thu 23 Nov

It

It
  • 2017
  • US
  • 2h 15min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Andrés Muschietti
  • Cast: Jaeden Lieberher, Bill Skarsgård, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs, Jack Dylan Grazer

A group of kids discovers that their town is haunted by an evil shape-shifting clown (Skarsgård). Well-crafted and properly creepy, with a sinister turn from Skarsgård as the dribbling Pennywise and Lillis superb as the gang’s only female member, it lays down solid groundwork for the planned second instalment.

Sat 25 Nov

Jigsaw

Jigsaw
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 31min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Michael Spierig/Peter Spierig
  • Cast: Matt Passmore, Tobin Bell, Callum Keith Rennie

Bodies start appearing in public places, bearing signature of serial killer Jigsaw, and Detective Halloran (Rennie) tries to figure out what’s going on. The traps aren’t all that inventive this time round but hardcore fans of the Saw franchise should be delighted, even if this reboot won’t tempt the unconvinced.

Thu 23 Nov
Fri 24 Nov
Sat 25 Nov

Justice League

Justice League
  • 2017
  • US
  • 2h 1min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Zack Snyder
  • Cast: Gal Gadot, Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Jason Momoa

A team of superheroes forms to fight an alien invasion led by chief baddie Steppenwolf (Hinds). As so often, the villain is less interesting than the heroes, being a soulless CGI creation, but Affleck and Gadot are growing into their roles and it’s a lot better than the lumbering Batman vs Superman.

Wed 22 Nov
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Thu 30 Nov

Listy do M. Czas niespodzianek

Listy do M. Czas niespodzianek
  • 2017
  • Poland
  • 2h 26min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Tomasz Konecki
  • Cast: Agnieszka Dygant, Piotr Adamczyk, Tomasz Karolak

Festive romantic comedy centred around a series of characters.

Fri 24 Nov
Sat 25 Nov
Sun 26 Nov

Murder on the Orient Express

Murder on the Orient Express
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 54min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Kenneth Branagh
  • Cast: Kenneth Branagh, Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Josh Gad, Derek Jacobi, Leslie Odom Jr., Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley

Murder in the dead of night, a carriage of suspects trapped in an avalanche, and the world’s greatest detective is on hand to solve it. Against the odds, Branagh pulls off a stylish, first-class, surprisingly poignant retelling with fluid camerawork and a top cast, and has a fine old time as the arrogant, outrageously moustachioed Poirot.

Wed 22 Nov
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My Little Pony: The Movie

My Little Pony: The Movie
  • 2017
  • 1h 39min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Jayson Thiessen
  • Cast: Emily Blunt, Kristin Chenoweth, Liev Schreiber

The Friendship Festival of Canterlot is disrupted by ruthless unicorn Tempest Shadow (Blunt), so Twilight Sparkle (Strong) and pals must embark on a rescue mission. It manages to showcase the brand without sacrificing every last ounce of soul, and is cute, simple and surefooted enough for its target audience, if not for anyone else.

Thu 23 Nov
Sun 26 Nov
Wed 29 Nov

Only the Brave

Only the Brave
  • 2017
  • US
  • 2h 13min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Joseph Kosinski
  • Cast: Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, Jeff Bridges, Jennifer Connelly

Eric Marsh (Brolin) is the leader of a team of Arizona firefighters called the Granite Mountain Hotshots, who are called in to battle the Yarnell Hill Fire of 2013. Simplistic drama based on a true story but with some impressive action sequences and a gripping enough tribute to the heroism of first responders.

Sat 25 Nov

Oscar Wilde Season Live: A Woman Of No Importance

Oscar Wilde Season Live: A Woman Of No Importance
  • 2017
  • Directed by: Dominic Dromgoole

Dominic Dromgoole directs Eve Best in Oscar Wilde's pithy drama about gender inequality.

Tue 28 Nov

Paddington 2

Paddington 2
  • 2017
  • UK/France
  • 1h 43min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Paul King
  • Cast: Ben Whishaw, Hugh Grant, Brendan Gleeson, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi, Madeleine Harris, Samuel Joslin, Imelda Staunton

Paddington (Whishaw) falls foul of a dastardly scheme to steal the key to a hidden fortune. The sequel to the wildly successful first film is implausibly even better, with spiffing action pieces, seemingly throwaway gags paying rich dividends later, and splendid performances from all, with Grant brilliant as the has-been thespian villain. Joyful stuff.

Wed 22 Nov
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Thu 30 Nov

Paw Patrol: Big Screen Tales

Paw Patrol: Big Screen Tales
  • 2017
  • 1h 5min
  • U

Ryder, Chase, Marshal, Skye and the rest of PAW Patrol return to the big screen with four episodes. The gang visit new locations, including a mountaintop, ocean and a jungle.

Sat 25 Nov
Sun 26 Nov

A Taxi Driver

A Taxi Driver
  • 2017
  • South Korea
  • 2h 17min
  • 15
  • Cast: Kang-ho Song, Thomas Kretschmann, Hae-jin Yoo

A Korean taxi driver helps a German reporter cover the Gwangju Uprising in 1980.

Sun 26 Nov

Thor: Ragnarok

Thor: Ragnarök
  • 2017
  • US
  • 2h 10min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Taika Waititi
  • Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Hopkins

Thor (Hemsworth) reunites with his duplicitous brother Loki (Hiddleston) to battle Hela, Goddess of Death (Blanchett). Director Taika Waititi averts narrative pomposity in favour of charm, comedy and gargantuan spectacle, while Hemsworth sends himself up with skill and confidence. An askew, irreverent and wonderfully idiotic addition to the MCU.

Wed 22 Nov
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Thu 30 Nov

Victoria & Abdul

Victoria and Abdul
  • 2017
  • UK/US
  • 1h 51min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Stephen Frears
  • Cast: Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Eddie Izzard, Adeel Akhtar, Michael Gambon

When Queen Victoria (Dench) is introduced to a young man from India, Abdul Karim (Fazal), she is charmed when he prostrates himself and kisses her foot: unlikely cross-cultural friendship and Urdu lessons duly ensue. Fazal and Dench are excellent and there’s a surprisingly effective political subtext.

Thu 23 Nov
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