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340 East Lancashire Road, Norris Green, Liverpool, Merseyside, L11 2YJ
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1917

1917
  • 2019
  • UK / US
  • 1h 57min
  • Directed by: Sam Mendes
  • Cast: George MacKay, Dean-Charles Chapman, Mark Strong, Andrew Scott, Richard Madden, Claire Duburcq, Colin Firth, Benedict Cumberbatch

Lance Corporals Schofield (MacKay) and Blake (Chapman) are given the job of hand-delivering a message to another unit, across the mud and misery of the trenches. It suffers from simplistic dialogue and flat characterisation, but it’s visually impressive and a respectable, heartfelt tribute to the sacrifice of WWI.

Tue 7 Jul
Wed 8 Jul
Thu 9 Jul

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.

Tue 7 Jul
Wed 8 Jul
Thu 9 Jul

Batman Begins

Batman Begins
  • 2005
  • US
  • 2h 19min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Christopher Nolan
  • Cast: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Liam Neeson, Katie Holmes, Gary Oldman, Cillian Murphy, Morgan Freeman

Deeply flawed but satisfyingly dark and realistic adaptation of both Bob Kane's original strips and Frank Miller's Batman: Year One. David Blade Goyer's script is pretty awful but this is also a fairly substandard piece of work from Nolan as well. 'Batman Begins' does, however, need to be applauded for partly revitalising an ailing franchise.

Tue 7 Jul
Wed 8 Jul
Thu 9 Jul

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast
  • 2017
  • US
  • 2h 9min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Bill Condon
  • Cast: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Emma Thompson, Luke Evans, Ewan McGregor, Josh Gad

Belle (Watson) is forced to live with a Beast (Stevens) in this live-action retelling of the 1991 blockbuster. Watson is winsome but feisty, Evans as Gaston is splendid of voice and hilariously odious, McGregor brings much joie de vivre to ‘Be Our Guest’, and it’s an enchantingly realised delight.

Tue 7 Jul
Wed 8 Jul
Thu 9 Jul

Bohemian Rhapsody

Bohemian Rhapsody
  • 2018
  • UK / USA
  • 1h 31min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Bryan Singer
  • Cast: Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joseph Mazzello, Aidan Gillen, Tom Hollander, Allen Leech, Mike Myers

The Freddie Mercury story. Malek as Mercury does a great job, with a passionate and impressive performance, but despite the recreation of momentous performances it’s a disappointingly tame affair, with a by-the-numbers screenplay and a bland lack of insight into Mercury’s heritage or sexuality.

Tue 7 Jul
Wed 8 Jul
Thu 9 Jul

The Dark Knight

The Dark Knight
  • 2008
  • US
  • 2h 32min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Christopher Nolan
  • Cast: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Heath Ledger, Gary Oldman, Aaron Eckhart, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Morgan Freeman

Nolan's revamp of the superhero franchise reaches its apotheosis with this sequel to Batman Begins, a supremely well-imagined, perfectly executed film that combines blockbuster spectacle with indie cinema cool and smarts. Psychotic, chaos-loving clown The Joker (Ledger) is introduced as the dark knight's ultimate nemesis and a thrilling battle slowly terrorises the populace of Gotham.

Tue 7 Jul
Wed 8 Jul
Thu 9 Jul

The Dark Knight Rises

The Dark Knight Rises
  • 2012
  • US
  • 2h 44min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Christopher Nolan
  • Cast: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway

Eight years after The Dark Knight, Batman (Bale) is in exile, wanted for the death of an attorney. But when jewel thief Selina Kyle (Hathaway) draws him back to Gotham City he is held to ransom by masked terrorist Bane (Hardy). Emotional, epic and set to be the blockbuster of the year.

Tue 7 Jul
Wed 8 Jul
Thu 9 Jul

Deadpool

Deadpool
  • 2016
  • US
  • 1h 48min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Tim Miller
  • Written by: Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick
  • Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Gina Carano, Ed Skrein

Cynical crook Wade Wilson (Reynolds) undergoes an experimental procedure to transform him into a superhero, but emerges as the scarred and revenge-bent Deadpool. The emphasis on knowing humour is a bit obnoxious but it's a lot of fun, and Reynolds, with his likeability and swagger, was born to play the title role.

Tue 7 Jul
Wed 8 Jul
Thu 9 Jul

Despicable Me

Despicable Me
  • 2010
  • US
  • 1h 34min
  • U
  • Directed by: Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud
  • Cast: Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Miranda Cosgrove, Dana Gaier, Elsie Fisher, Will Arnett, Kristen Wiig, Julie Andrews, Pierre Coffin

Universal's latest offering is a good-humoured tale of a curmudgeonly aspiring supervillain (Carrell) whose wicked ways are transformed when the three orphaned girls he adopts to help him steal the moon end up capturing his heart instead. Engaging, if not quite a classic.

Tue 7 Jul
Wed 8 Jul
Thu 9 Jul

Dunkirk

Dunkirk
  • 2017
  • 1h 46min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Christopher Nolan
  • Written by: Christopher Nolan
  • Cast: Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance, Cillian Murphy, Harry Styles

Survival story set during the battle of Dunkirk in WWII. The younger cast members acquit themselves admirably, including pop star Harry Styles; and, in its uncomfortable depiction of frightened men looking to save their own skin, this is far from straightforwardly patriotic fare. As he delivers non-stop visual audacity, once again Nolan shows himself to be a master of pure cinema.

Tue 7 Jul
Wed 8 Jul
Thu 9 Jul

Emma

Emma
  • 2020
  • UK
  • PG
  • Directed by: Autumn de Wilde
  • Cast: Anya Taylor-Joy, Josh O'Connor, Gemma Whelan

Emma (Taylor-Joy) is a self-important matchmaker blinded by snobbery and youthful hubris. It’s in keeping with the vogue for complex, unapologetic heroines but the comedy is rather hit and miss and it looks great. Taylor-Joy’s alert performance makes Emma her own.

Tue 7 Jul
Wed 8 Jul
Thu 9 Jul

Fast & Furious 7

Fast & Furious 7
  • 2015
  • US
  • 2h 20min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: James Wan
  • Written by: Chris Morgan
  • Cast: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Lucas Black, Jason Statham

Deckard (Statham) is a Special Forces assassin determined to get revenge on the team after his brother has been left in a coma. With the shark rapidly receding in the wake of the franchise's waterskis, the latest instalment is insane but has a puppyish desperation to please, and doesn't take itself too seriously.

Tue 7 Jul
Wed 8 Jul
Thu 9 Jul

The Greatest Showman

The Greatest Showman
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 45min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Michael Gracey
  • Cast: Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya

A musical version of the life of showman and genius of hype PT Barnum (Jackman), and how he went from running a museum of ‘curiosities’ to promoting Swedish soprano Jenny Lind (Ferguson). Jackman has rock-star charisma and Gracey delivers a kaleidoscopic, family-friendly spectacle.

Tue 7 Jul
Wed 8 Jul
Thu 9 Jul

Guardians of the Galaxy

Guardians of the Galaxy
  • 2014
  • US
  • 2h 2min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: James Gunn
  • Cast: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close, Benicio del Toro

When space adventurer Peter Quill (Pratt) finds himself sharing a prison cell with assassin Gamora (Saldana), genetically-modified bounty-hunting raccoon Rocket (Bradley Cooper) and other crims, they must face power-hungry evildoer Ronan (Pace). With a gag-stuffed script, lively direction and outstanding performances, this adaptation of an obscure Marvel comic is enormous fun.

Tue 7 Jul
Wed 8 Jul
Thu 9 Jul

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
  • 2001
  • US / UK
  • 2h 32min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Chris Columbus
  • Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson

Energetic if mildly bland adaptation of JK Rowling's first Potter book.

Tue 7 Jul
Wed 8 Jul
Thu 9 Jul

Jurassic World

Jurassic World
  • 2015
  • US
  • 2h 4min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Colin Trevorrow
  • Cast: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins, Nick Robinson

Dino-geek Gray (Simpkins) visits Jurassic Park with brother Zach (Robinson); the park's manager, their aunt Claire (Howard), is less than attentive until a new creation runs amok and raptor wrangler Owen (Pratt) steps in. Despite a merely functional screenplay, it has enough scares, scale, ideas and variety to keep everyone entertained.

Tue 7 Jul
Wed 8 Jul
Thu 9 Jul

Just Mercy

Just Mercy
  • 2019
  • US
  • Directed by: Destin Daniel Cretton
  • Cast: Jamie Foxx, Michael B Jordan, Brie Larson

Walter (Foxx) is convicted of the murder of a teenage white girl on the testimony of one felon (Blake-Nelson), despite a lack of incriminating evidence. Lawyer Bryan (Jordan) acts on his behalf. Old-fashioned, crusading legal drama which builds into an emotional and thought-provoking confrontation of the abiding racism in American society.

Tue 7 Jul
Wed 8 Jul
Thu 9 Jul

La La Land

La La Land
  • 2016
  • US
  • 2h 6min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Damien Chazelle
  • Cast: Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling, JK 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.

Tue 7 Jul
Wed 8 Jul
Thu 9 Jul

Little Women

Little Women
  • 2019
  • US
  • 2h 15min
  • U
  • Directed by: Greta Gerwig
  • Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, Laura Dern, Timothée Chalamet, Meryl Streep, Tracy Letts, Bob Odenkirk, James Norton, Louis Garrel, Chris Cooper

Adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s 1868 novel about a group of sisters growing up after the American Civil War. Gerwig’s affection and respect for the book is obvious but she boldly captures the transition from childhood to womanhood by playing with structure; an outstanding cast and skilful filmmaking make it a beautifully crafted tale of sisterhood, memory and authorship.

Tue 7 Jul
Wed 8 Jul
Thu 9 Jul

Mamma Mia!

Mamma Mia!
  • 2008
  • UK / US
  • 1h 48min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Phyllida Lloyd
  • Cast: Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgård, Julie Walters, Dominic Cooper, Amanda Seyfried, Christine Baranski

A bride-to-be tries to find out the identity of her real father in the lead up to her wedding on a Greek island. Faithful film adaptation of Broadway and West End ABBA song musical mega hit with all star cast.

Tue 7 Jul
Wed 8 Jul
Thu 9 Jul

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation
  • 2015
  • US
  • 2h 11min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Christopher McQuarrie
  • Cast: Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Paula Patton, Simon Pegg

Ethan (Cruise) and the gang are on the trail of the nefarious Syndicate when their unit is dissolved by the CIA. With jaw-dropping action, ingenious gadgets and a striking performance from Ferguson as the mysterious Ilsa, this is a a slick, accomplished and hugely entertaining slice of mayhem.

Tue 7 Jul
Wed 8 Jul
Thu 9 Jul

Paddington

Paddington
  • 2014
  • UK / France
  • 1h 35min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Paul King
  • Cast: Ben Whishaw, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Madeleine Harris, Samuel Joslin, Julie Walters, Nicole Kidman, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi

The story of an illegal immigrant from Peru and his efforts to be integrated into British society. He's a bear, by the way. Whishaw imbues the CGI Paddington with immense charm, the rest of the cast are excellent and the exuberant direction and smart, knowing script make for a genuine delight.

Tue 7 Jul
Wed 8 Jul
Thu 9 Jul

Paw Patrol: Ready, Race, Rescue!

Paw Patrol: Ready, Race, Rescue!
  • 2019
  • Canada
  • 1h 6min
  • U
  • Directed by: Charles E. Bastien
  • Cast: Anya Cooke, Cathal J. Dodd, Isaac Emberson-Heeks

The pups have to compete in a race against dirty tricks driver Cheetah. Young fans of the franchise may be disappointed on an entire movie centred on only one character, Marshall, and there’s nothing special here to justify the cost of cinema tickets when it can be watched at home in just a few months.

Tue 7 Jul
Wed 8 Jul
Thu 9 Jul

Pulp Fiction

Pulp Fiction
  • 1994
  • US
  • 2h 30min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Quentin Tarantino
  • Written by: Quentin Tarantino
  • Cast: John Travolta, Samuel L Jackson, Uma Thurman, Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Amanda Plummer, Maria de Medeiros, Ving Rhames, Eric Stoltz, Rosanna Arquette, Christopher Walken, Bruce Willis

Much more ambitious than Reservoir Dogs, the most awaited second feature of the 90s has many scenes that crackle with Tarantino wit, and a few others that fall flat as the writer-director bravely experiments. Interlocking stories in the pulp crime manner concern hitmen, ailing boxers, gang bosses and their molls, drug fiends, and assorted riff-raff.

Tue 7 Jul
Wed 8 Jul
Thu 9 Jul

The Shawshank Redemption

The Shawshank Redemption
  • 1994
  • US
  • 2h 23min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Frank Darabont
  • Cast: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman

Banged up for a crime he didn't commit (ain't they all?) quiet man Robbins plans a slow but effective revenge on the unnecessarily harsh prison regime. Freeman excels as the fellow con with an uncanny knack for procuring desired items. The film is certainly overlong, but the apocryphal feel to the storytelling and the period detail are well handled in what is, ultimately, a very fine movie indeed.

Tue 7 Jul
Wed 8 Jul
Thu 9 Jul

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.

Tue 7 Jul
Wed 8 Jul
Thu 9 Jul

The Sound of Music

The Sound Of Music
  • 1965
  • US
  • 2h 53min
  • U
  • Directed by: Robert Wise
  • Written by: Howard Lindsay, Russel Crouse, Maria von Trapp, Ernest Lehman
  • Cast: Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker, Richard Haydn, Peggy Wood, Charmian Carr

In the late 1930s, vivacious nun Maria (Andrews) introduces the Von Trapp children to the joys of music, and their widowed father (Plummer) to the joys of love as Nazism begins to sweep Austria. One of the great screen musicals, completely uncynical, and boasting a host of memorable songs and charm-sodden moments. And it's all based on a true story.

Tue 7 Jul
Wed 8 Jul
Thu 9 Jul

Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Terminator 2: Judgement Day
  • 1991
  • US
  • 2h 17min
  • 15
  • Directed by: James Cameron
  • Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong

In a reprogrammed role that said much about his changed image since the first movie, Arnie becomes the underdog fighting to protect mother and child from another more advanced cyborg. With an element of uncontrived human compassion lurking throughout the gloriously expensive action sequences, as Schwarzenegger's cyborg develops human feelings, this is more than just a $100 million fairground ride.

Tue 7 Jul
Wed 8 Jul
Thu 9 Jul

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