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Gelderd Road, Birstall, Batley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, WF17 9TB
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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.

Fri 24 Nov
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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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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. 

Fri 24 Nov
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Thu 30 Nov

Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool

Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 1h 45min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Paul McGuigan
  • Cast: Annette Bening, Jamie Bell, Kenneth Cranham, Vanessa Redgrave, Frances Barber, Julie Walters

London, 1978: young actor Peter Turner (Bell) meets and falls in love with 50s film star Gloria Grahame (Bening). Sensitively adapted from Turner’s own memoir, it features a luminous performance from Bening as the faded star and moves with wonderful fluidity from the present to flashbacks. A lovely celebration of a unique woman.

Fri 24 Nov
  • 11:20
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Thu 30 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

Geostorm

Geostorm
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 49min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Dean Devlin
  • Written by: Dean Devlin, Paul Guyot
  • Cast: Abbie Cornish, Gerard Butler, Mare Winningham

Satellite architect and space cowboy Jake (Butler) has designed a device to protect our planet from climate change, but it’s sabotaged. Ridiculous melodrama of cheesy CGI punctuated by cheesy soap opera histrionics, with untold millions dying in eco-catastrophes until the US saves the day. Windy nonsense.

Fri 24 Nov
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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.

Fri 24 Nov
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Thu 30 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.

Fri 24 Nov
3D
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Thu 30 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.

Fri 24 Nov
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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.

Fri 24 Nov
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Sun 10 Dec
Autism-friendly

Starship Troopers

Starship Troopers
  • 1997
  • US
  • 2h 9min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Paul Verhoeven
  • Cast: Casper Van Dien, Denise Richards, Michael Ironside, Dina Meyer

Verhoeven's classic sci-fi actioner is in part a hugely satirical swipe at his adopted homeland's foreign policy, but it's also just an excuse for Verhoeven and effects supervisor Phil Tippett to tip a big box of CGI all over the floor. Fans of the book were livid at the story changes, but the computerised bugs are viscerally nasty. Great fun.

Wed 29 Nov

Suburbicon

Suburbicon
  • 2017
  • US
  • 15
  • Directed by: George Clooney
  • Cast: Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, Oscar Isaac, Noah Jupe

1959: in the dream community of Suburbicon, businessman Gardner Lodge (Damon) and his family are attacked in their home and his wife is killed. Then her sister (Moore) moves in, and suspicion is aroused. Jaunty, jarring mix of dark comedy and social commentary which never quite gels, despite a fine cast.

Fri 24 Nov
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Thu 30 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.

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