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Gielgud Way, Walsgrave, Coventry, West Midlands, CV2 2SZ
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100% Wolf

100% Wolf
  • 2020
  • Australia
  • 1h 36min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Alexs Stadermann
  • Cast: Adriane Daff, Akmal Saleh, Alexs Stadermann

The heir to a proud werewolf lineage is in for a shocking surprise when his first moonlit transformation turns him into a poodle.

Mon 10 Aug
Tue 11 Aug
Wed 12 Aug
Thu 13 Aug

An American Pickle

An American Pickle
  • 2020
  • US
  • 1h 30min
  • Directed by: Brandon Trost
  • Cast: Seth Rogen, Sarah Snook, Jorma Taccone, Maya Erskine
Mon 10 Aug
Tue 11 Aug
Wed 12 Aug
Thu 13 Aug

Back to the Future

Back to the Future
  • 1985
  • US
  • 1h 56min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Robert Zemeckis
  • Written by: Robert Zemeckis, Bob Gale
  • Cast: Michael J Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Crispin Glover, Lea Thompson, Thomas F Wilson

Deservedly popular time-travelling fantasy adventure with street-smart 80s teenager whisked back in time for a little chicanery with his future parents.

Mon 10 Aug

Black Panther

Black Panther
  • 2018
  • US
  • 2h 14min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Ryan Coogler
  • Cast: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Andy Serkis

T’Challa (Boseman) ascends to the throne of Wakanda after his father is killed, and he and former lover Nakia (Nyong’o) must avenge the theft of an artefact made of Wakanda’s precious vibranium. Ground-breaking superhero story with awesome action; Boseman is agile and impressive, but the female contingent is superb and sombre themes sit comfortably alongside comedy.

Mon 10 Aug
Subtitled
Tue 11 Aug
Wed 12 Aug

Bloodshot

Bloodshot
  • 2020
  • US
  • 1h 49min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: David Wilson
  • Cast: Vin Diesel, Eiza González, Sam Heughan, Toby Kebbell, Guy Pearce

Ray Garrison (Diesel) is slain by baddie Martin Axe (Kebbell) but then brought back to life with nanotechnology by Dr Harting (Pearce). Debut director Wilson is well aware how daft it all is and delivers a flashy, fast-paced action movie that never takes itself too seriously. Big, dumb fun.

Mon 10 Aug
Tue 11 Aug
Wed 12 Aug
Thu 13 Aug

Dolittle

Dolittle
  • 2020
  • US
  • 1h 41min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Stephen Gaghan
  • Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Antonio Banderas, Michael Sheen, Emma Thompson, Rami Malek, John Cena, Kumail Nanjiani, Octavia Spencer, Tom Holland, Craig Robinson, Ralph Fiennes, Selena Gomez, Marion Cotillard

Dr Dolittle (Downey) is grieving the death of his wife Lily when a young boy (Collett) and Lady Rose (Laniado) both come to ask him for help. The plot is a barely connected bunch of scenes, action sequences are hinted at but unrealised. The worst adaptation of Hugh Lofting’s stories to date: all this talent wasted in a big furry disappointment.

Tue 11 Aug

Elvis: That's the Way It Is

Elvis: That's the Way It Is
  • 1970
  • USA
  • 1h 37min
  • U
  • Directed by: Denis Sanders
  • Cast: Elvis Presley, James Burton, Glen D. Hardin

Backstage and performance footage of Elvis performing in Vegas during 1970.

Thu 13 Aug

Grease

Grease (Sing-Along)
  • 1978
  • US
  • 1h 50min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Randal Kleiser
  • Cast: John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, Jeff Conaway

Sandy (Newton-John) meets Danny (Travolta) and they have a summer romance, but he doesn't expect to see her turn up at his school the following year. There follows teenage angst, misunderstandings and a joyful reunion. Despite its dubious 'change yourself to attract the person you want to be with' message, it's a good, romp with tons of catchy songs.

Thu 13 Aug

The Gruffalo and Room on the Broom

  • 56min
  • U

A double-bill of classic Julia Donaldson tales, animated by Magic Light Pictures.

Mon 10 Aug
Tue 11 Aug
Wed 12 Aug
Thu 13 Aug

Hope Gap

Hope Gap
  • 2019
  • UK
  • 1h 40min
  • Directed by: William Nicholson
  • Cast: Bill Nighy, Annette Bening, Josh O'Connor

A man is told his father is leaving is mother during one of their visits.

Mon 10 Aug
Tue 11 Aug
Wed 12 Aug
Thu 13 Aug

Inception

Inception
  • 2010
  • US
  • 2h 27min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Christopher Nolan
  • Written by: Christopher Nolan
  • Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Ken Watanabe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy, Dileep Rao, Cillian Murphy, Tom Berenger, Michael Caine

DiCaprio stars as Don Cobb, a thief who is the master of the art of extraction, stealing secrets from the minds of the unconscious. The business is risky and has resulted the loss of everything he once held dear. Now he is being offered a chance of redemption, but at a cost, and up against a dangerous enemy that only Cobb could have seen coming.

Wed 12 Aug
Thu 13 Aug

The Invisible Man

The Invisible Man
  • 2020
  • US / Australia
  • 2h 4min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Leigh Whannell
  • Cast: Elisabeth Moss, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Aldis Hodge, Storm Reid, Harriet Dyer

Cecilia (Moss) flees her abusive partner, optics experimenter Adrian (Jackson-Cohen), and then hears that he’s dead; but he still seems to be around. Whannell milks minimalist set-ups for maximum effect, and Moss projects raw dread and ‘final girl’-ish fortitude. A low-budget but high-resonance exercise in sweaty-palmed suspense.

Mon 10 Aug
Tue 11 Aug
Wed 12 Aug
Thu 13 Aug

Johnny English Strikes Again

Johnny English Strikes Again
  • 2018
  • UK / France
  • 1h 28min
  • PG
  • Directed by: David Kerr
  • Cast: Rowan Atkinson, Olga Kurylenko, Ben Miller, Emma Thompson

Johnny English (Atkinson) is called back into action after a cyberattack reveals the identities of British secret agents. The cast are game, but the dialogue lacks snap and the direction and editing are atrocious. The lack of laughs are all the more infuriating because it’s easy to see how it could have been funnier.

Mon 10 Aug
Tue 11 Aug
Wed 12 Aug
Thu 13 Aug

Joker

Joker
  • 2019
  • US
  • 2h 2min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Todd Phillips
  • Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Zazie Beetz, Robert De Niro

Arthur Fleck (Phoenix) is an unsuccessful clown who wants to be a comedian, but he gradually turns to evil. This dizzying origin story about Batman’s nemesis is like an ode to 1970s New York City; Phoenix is astonishing and Phillips’s grave vision never swerves. Unmissable.

Tue 11 Aug

Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park
  • 1993
  • US
  • 2h 7min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Steven Spielberg
  • Cast: Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough, Joseph Mazzello, Ariana Richards, Bob Peck, Martin Ferrero, Wayne Knight

A group of scientists are invited to give their approval to a theme park filled with genetically engineered dinosaurs, but the giant reptiles are soon running amok. Top-notch computer effects ensure that the dinosaurs themselves are terrifyingly believable (more so than the PG certificate would suggest), but by the half-way point, it's more or less a chase movie with superior technology.

Mon 10 Aug
Tue 11 Aug
Wed 12 Aug
Thu 13 Aug

The Lion King

The Lion King
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 58min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Jon Favreau
  • Cast: Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alfre Woodard, Billy Eichner, John Kani, John Oliver, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, James Earl Jones

The photorealistic version of the beloved Disney story has memorable visuals, impressive set-pieces and adorable yet credible animals, but precisely because they’re so realistic, it’s weird when they speak and even stranger when they sing. All the star voices in the world don’t count when you can’t simulate heart and soul.

Mon 10 Aug
Tue 11 Aug
Wed 12 Aug
Thu 13 Aug

The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King

Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
  • 2003
  • US / NZ
  • 3h 30min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Peter Jackson
  • Cast: Elijah Wood, Billy Boyd, Ian McKellen, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Viggo Mortensen, Christopher Lee

A remarkable end to a remarkable series of films, the journey of Frodo, Sam and Gollum is the pièce de résistance of the trilogy. The tension-filled journey forces both Gollum and Sam to show their true colours as Frodo suffers under the burden of the ring. All around is war as Aragorn fights to reclaim what is rightfully his. Jackson's vision is awesome. The Return of the King is some kind of beautiful, some kind of masterpiece. Unmissable.

Mon 10 Aug
Tue 11 Aug
Wed 12 Aug
Thu 13 Aug

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
  • 2002
  • US / New Zealand
  • 2h 59min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Peter Jackson
  • Cast: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Sean Astin, Viggo Mortensen, Andy Serkis, Liv Tyler, Cate Blanchett, John Rhys-Davies, Orlando Bloom, Bernard Hill, Christopher Lee, Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan, Hugo Weaving, Miranda Otto, Karl Urban, David Wenham, Brad Dourif

The second part of Jackson's ambitious three-part adaptation of JRR Tolkien's epic fantasy adventure might lack the storytelling verve of the first film, but in terms of spectacle it takes blockbuster filmmaking to the next level. Continuing where 'The Fellowship of the Ring' left off, without any recap of the story so far, 'The Two Towers' follows three separate plotlines: Frodo's trek to Modor to destroy the ring, his fellow Hobbits' meeting with the Ents (walking, talking trees) and the human/elf/dwarf combo Aragon, Legolas and Gimili's part in the siege of the human stronghold Helm's Deep by the evil wizard Sauraman's 10,000-strong army. The latter provides the hour-long climax to the film, and it's an awesome thing to behold. But Frodo's meeting with the ring's previous owner, Gollum, also impresses – here's a fully computer animated character that generates as much emotion as any of the living performers. The film suffers from being the second act of Tolkien's tale, but for Jackson's three hour film vision, there's no way around that.

Mon 10 Aug
Tue 11 Aug
Wed 12 Aug
Thu 13 Aug

My Spy

My Spy
  • 2020
  • US
  • 1h 42min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Peter Segal
  • Cast: Dave Bautista, Kristen Schaal, Ken Jeong

JJ (Bautista) is a CIA agent who when carrying out surveillance is befriended by nine-year-old Sophie (Coleman). Amiably lightweight but all-too-disposable family comedy which seems to have been assembled with warmed-up elements of other films; it doesn't do tough very well, but isn't notably warm & fuzzy either.

Mon 10 Aug
Tue 11 Aug
Wed 12 Aug
Thu 13 Aug

National Theatre Live: Present Laughter

National Theatre Live: Present Laughter

Captured live from The Old Vic in London, Present Laughter is a giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness directed by Matthew Warchus.

Tue 11 Aug
Wed 12 Aug

A Nightmare on Elm Street

A Nightmare on Elm Street
  • 1984
  • US
  • 1h 31min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Wes Craven
  • Cast: John Saxon, Ronee Blakley, Heather Langenkamp, Amanda Wyss, Nick Corri, Johnny Depp, Robert Englund

Perhaps the quintessential teenage slasher flick, A Nightmare on Elm Street obliterates the distinction between fantasy and reality. Nancy (Langenkamp) and her friends Glen (Depp), Tina (Amanda Wyss) and Rod (Nick Corri), discover they’re all being stalked in their dreams by the grotesque psychopath Freddie Krueger (Englund). As Krueger begins to systematically target each of them, the teens must stay awake for long enough to formulate a plan to stop him, or become mincemeat at the hand of his notorious razor-blade glove …

Mon 10 Aug
Tue 11 Aug
Wed 12 Aug
Thu 13 Aug

Onward

Onward
  • 2020
  • US
  • 1h 52min
  • U
  • Directed by: Dan Scanlon
  • Cast: Tom Holland, Chris Pratt, Octavia Spencer, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, John Ratzenberger

Adventure set in a fantasy world which has lost its magic due to a reliance on technology.

Mon 10 Aug
Tue 11 Aug
Wed 12 Aug
Thu 13 Aug

Pinocchio

Pinocchio
  • 2019
  • Italy, France, UK
  • 2h 5min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Matteo Garrone
  • Cast: Federico Ielapi, Roberto Benigni, Rocco Papaleo

The classic tale of the young wooden puppet who yearns to become a real boy gets the live action treatment in this Italian adaptation.

Mon 10 Aug
Tue 11 Aug
Wed 12 Aug
Thu 13 Aug

The Shining

The Shining
  • 1980
  • US
  • 2h 26min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Stanley Kubrick
  • Cast: Jack Nicholson, Shelly Duvall, Philip Stone.

Kubrick's overwrought, overlong horror film dispenses with much of the psychic apparatus of Stephen King's novel to concentrate on the deeper horror of a family turning in on itself. Nicholson, with all the stops out, is bug-eyed and demonic as the writer cracking up violently in an isolated hotel, and the final scenes are, literally, chilling.

Wed 12 Aug

Sonic the Hedgehog

Sonic the Hedgehog
  • 2020
  • US / Japan
  • Directed by: Jeff Fowler
  • Cast: James Marsden, Ben Schwartz, Jim Carrey, Tika Sumpter

Sonic (Schwartz) finds himself alone on Earth, on the run from the authorities, with villain Dr Robotnik (Carrey) also in pursuit. A derivative script and a rather tired performance from Carrey aside, it’s got disarming charm and cheek and Sonic is a cutely cartoonish hero.

Mon 10 Aug
Wed 12 Aug

Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back

The Empire Strikes Back
  • 1980
  • US
  • 2h 4min
  • U
  • Directed by: Irvin Kershner
  • Written by: George Lucas, Leigh Brackett, Lawrence Kasdan
  • Cast: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, David Prowse, Kenny Baker, Peter Mayhew, Frank Oz

Arguably the best Star Wars film, the middle part of the original trilogy is packed with drama, tension, humour and a belter of a cliffhanger. Much of its impact has been lost to familiarity (that twist) but it's a masterpiece, impeccably directed by George Lucas' old UCLA tutor Kershner.

Mon 10 Aug

Unhinged

Unhinged
  • 2020
  • US
  • 1h 30min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Derrick Borte
  • Cast: Russell Crowe, Caren Pistorius, Gabriel Bateman, Jimmi Simpson, Austin P. McKenzie
Mon 10 Aug
Tue 11 Aug
Wed 12 Aug
Thu 13 Aug

The Vigil

The Vigil
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 29min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Keith Thomas
  • Cast: Dave Davis, Menashe Lustig, Malky Goldman

A young Hasidic Jewish man must face down an evil spirit when he is entrusted to watch over the body of a recently deceased member of his orthodox community.

Mon 10 Aug
Tue 11 Aug

Zog & The Highway Rat

Christmas double bill.

Mon 10 Aug
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Thu 13 Aug

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