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Bad Neighbours 2

Bad Neighbours 2
  • 2016
  • US
  • 92 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Nicholas Stoller
  • Cast: Chloë Grace Moretz, Rose Byrne, Zac Efron, Seth Rogen

When college student Shelby (Moretz) forms a new sorority so that she and her friends can have as much fun as the guys, it annoys their neighbours the Radners (Byrne and Rogen). A fun, feminist sequel with manic energy, an empowering message and a cast gifted with spot-on timing; Moretz especially is having a great time.

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Bastille Day

Bastille Day
  • 2016
  • Directed by: James Watkins
  • Written by: Andrew Baldwin
  • Cast: Idris Elba, Richard Madden, Kelly Reilly

Sean Briar (Elba) is a tough CIA agent who uncovers a bomb plot in Paris. Frenetic thriller which comes across like Elba's audition for 007; the France terror attacks of November 2015 make it seem ill-timed but it's fast, furious and (sometimes unintentionally) funny.

Fri 6 May
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Captain America: Civil War

Captain America: Civil War
  • 2016
  • US
  • 147 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
  • Written by: Christopher Markus , Stephen McFeely, Mark Millar (comic book)
  • Cast: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Emily VanCamp, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Frank Grillo, Daniel Brühl, William Hurt

When world leaders demand that the Avengers operate under UN supervision, the team splits. If you haven't seen previous instalments it will make no sense, but if you have, all the plot points bear bittersweet fruit, in a brilliant combination of hectic action and one liners with intimate, heartbreaking moments.

Fri 6 May
3D
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3D
Sun 8 May
3D
Mon 9 May
3D
Tue 10 May
3D
Wed 11 May
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Thu 12 May
3D

Demolition

Demolition
  • 2015
  • US
  • Directed by: Jean-Marc Vallée
  • Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomi Watts, Chris Cooper, Heather Lind

New York investment banker Davis (Gyllenhaal) starts behaving erratically after the death of his wife in a car crash, but then he becomes friends with customer service operator Karen (Watts). Earnest but trite look at bereavement with a clichéd script and uniformly overwrought performances.

Fri 6 May
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Eddie the Eagle

Eddie the Eagle
  • 2016
  • UK/US/Germany
  • 106 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Dexter Fletcher
  • Cast: Taron Egerton, Hugh Jackman, Christopher Walken

Eddie Edwards (Egerton) is determined to be a ski jumper, but his only hope lies through boozy, washed-up former star Bronson (Jackman). Feelgood dramedy more 'inspired by' than 'based on' the real-life story of a plucky loser, with Egerton delightfully innocent as the hapless Eddie, and some thrilling ski jumping scenes.

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Eye in the Sky

Eye in the Sky
  • 2015
  • UK
  • 102 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Gavin Hood
  • Written by: Guy Hibbert
  • Cast: Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Alan Rickman

When a military operation to bring in a radicalised Englishwoman turns into a planned drone strike, commanding officer Katherine Powell (Mirren) and her colleagues have to juggle military necessity with saving civilian lives. Nerve-shredding and thought-provoking against-the-clock thriller which probes the moral grey areas of drone warfare.

Fri 6 May
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Florence Foster Jenkins

Florence Foster Jenkins
  • 2016
  • UK
  • 110 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Stephen Frears
  • Cast: Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg

Florence Foster Jenkins (Streep) is a wealthy, cultured New York socialite, who insists on performing as a soprano in spite of a total inability to sing. Streep throws herself endearingly into the role, Grant is wonderful as her debonair husband and Frears keeps a confident balance of uproarious laughs and genuine pathos.

Fri 6 May
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Friend Request

Friend Request
  • 2016
  • US
  • 92 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Simon Verhoeven
  • Cast: Alycia Debnam-Carey, Liesl Ahlers, William Moseley, Connor Paolo

Popular student Laura (Debnam-Carey) befriends class weirdo Marina (Ahlers) who has no Facebook friends at all. Things go downhill from there. Horribly misguided attempt at a horror flick about social media with unintentional LOLs aplenty; some creepy effects aside, it's stale and unoriginal and the character of Marina is flimsy to the point of offensive.

Fri 6 May
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Green Room

Green Room
  • 2016
  • US
  • 95 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Jeremy Saulnier
  • Cast: Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots, Patrick Stewart

When an earnest punk band plays a backwoods venue and witnesses the aftermath of a murder, they are menaced (and worse) by neo-Nazis led by the smart and respectable-seeming Darcy (Stewart). Saulnier directs with vigour, wit and flair, Yelchin and Poots are impressive and Stewart delivers understated evil; exhilarating and excruciating.

Wed 11 May

The Huntsman: Winter's War

The Huntsman: Winter's War
  • 2016
  • US
  • 117 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Cedric Nicolas-Troyan
  • Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Jessica Chastain

This follow-up / prequel / sequel to Snow White and the Huntsman manages to wrap another story around Snow White’s, without need for a Kristen Stewart cameo. This time, the focus is on Chris Hemsworth’s Eric, exploring how he became a Huntsman. Directed by debutant Cedric Nicolas-Troyan – the story intricately winds past and present together, but unfortunately, this franchise feels like it has run its course.

Fri 6 May
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The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book
  • 2016
  • US
  • 106 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Jon Favreau
  • Written by: Justin Marks (screenplay), Rudyard Kipling
  • Cast: Neel Sethi, Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Scarlett Johansson, Christopher Walken

You know the story: boy (Sethi) left in woods, adopted by wolves (Nyong'o and Esposito), mentored by panther (Kingsley), befriended by bear (Murray), hunted by tiger (Elba, terrifying). Favreau and his team successfully retool the story with stunning CGI, and a script with heart, soul and spirit. A feelgood delight.

Fri 6 May
3D
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3D
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3D
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3D

Kung Fu Panda 3

Kung Fu Panda 3
  • 2016
  • US/China
  • 95 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Jennifer Yuh Nelson, Alessandro Carloni
  • Cast: Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Lucy Liu, Seth Rogen, Jackie Chan, David Cross, James Hong, Randall Duk Kim, Rebel Wilson, Bryan Cranston, JK Simmons

When Master Shifu (Hoffman) retires, Po (Black) is nonplussed to be promoted to teacher-trainer; then demon water buffalo Kai (Simmons) starts raising a zombie army and Po is reunited with his dad (Cranston)! Black is as lovable as ever, and with the excellent cast, frantic action, sight gags, cute baby pandas and stunning effects, it's a pity the script is a bit humdrum.

Fri 6 May
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London Has Fallen

London Has Fallen
  • 2016
  • US
  • 99 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Fredrik Bond
  • Cast: Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, Aaron Eckhart

When the funeral of a British Prime Minister is attacked by terrorists, Secret Service agent Mike Banning (Butler) launches himself into the line of fire and is unfortunately not killed. Butler does the action-man/asshole schtick in London this time, with the filmmakers dolloping on extra xenophobia, racial stereotypes and right-wing tub-thumping.

Fri 6 May
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Ratchet & Clank

Ratchet & Clank
  • 2016
  • US
  • 94 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Jericca Cleland, Kevin Munroe
  • Cast: James Arnold Taylor (voice), David Kaye (voice), Jim Ward (voice)

Crafty mechanic and aspiring superhero Ratchet teams up with robot Clank to join the Galactic Rangers in their struggle against devious planet-zapping types. PlayStation favourites transfer to the big screen with plenty of energy, if not much in the way of emotional engagement or originality.

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Robinson Crusoe

Robinson Crusoe
  • 2016
  • 90 min
  • Directed by: Vincent Kesteloot/Ben Stassen
  • Cast: Ron Allen, George Babbit, Laila Berzins

In this forgettable animation, Robinson Crusoe (Lowenthal) lives on a desert island where his enemies are…two evil cats. A lacklustre script and dull storytelling make this one not worth taking the family to.

Fri 6 May
3D
Sat 7 May
3D
Sun 8 May
3D
Subtitled
Mon 9 May
3D
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3D

Zootropolis

Zootropolis
  • 2016
  • US
  • 108 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Byron Howard/Rich Moore/Jared Bush
  • Written by: Jared Bush, Phil Johnston
  • Cast: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba

Trailblazing rabbit Judy (Goodwin) goes to the city to join the police, and teams up with con artist fox Nick (Bateman) on the trail of a missing otter. Cheerfully feminist but never preachy, with gorgeous animation and a classy cast, it's a model piece of family entertainment.

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