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Winnersh, Loddon Bridge, Reading Road, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG41 5HG
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  • 2017
  • UK
  • 1h 34min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Bryn Higgins
  • Cast: Ella Purnell, Georgie Henley, Arnas Fedaravicius

A group of teenagers head to a music festival.

Sun 22 Oct

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 18 Oct
Thu 19 Oct

Bolshoi Ballet: Le Corsaire

Bolshoi Ballet: Le Corsaire
  • 2016
  • 3h 25min
  • Directed by: Alexei Ratmansky

Inspired by Lord Byron’s epic poem and reworked by Alexei Ratmansky from Petipa’s 19th century classic.

Sun 22 Oct

Despicable Me 3

Despicable Me 3
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 30min
  • U
  • Directed by: Pierre Coffin, Kyle Balda
  • Cast: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Trey Parker, Miranda Cosgrove, Dana Gaier, Nev Scharrel, Steve Coogan, Julie Andrews, Jenny Slate, Pierre Coffin

Gru (Carell) and new wife and fellow agent Lucy (Wiig) are ensconced with their adorable adopted daughters when supervillain Balthazar Bratt (Parker) decides to take revenge on Hollywood for neglecting him. It’s all a bit familiar but it skilfully balances kid and adult appeal with its madcap approach and embarrassment of mischievous energy.

Wed 18 Oct

Double Date

Double Date
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 1h 30min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Benjamin Barfoot
  • Written by: Danny Morgan
  • Cast: Danny Morgan, Georgia Groome, Michael Socha, Kelly Wenham

Thirty-year-old Jim (Morgan) is desperate to lose his virginity, and while out with best mate Alex (Socha) he meets Kitty (Wenham) and Lulu (Groome)…who are on a quest to kill a virgin. Promising, exhilarating directorial debut from Barfoot, with heady fight scenes and great, committed performances from the four leads.

Wed 18 Oct
Thu 19 Oct

Flatliners

Flatliners
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 50min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Niels Arden Oplev
  • Cast: Ellen Page, Diego Luna, Nina Dobrev, James Norton, Kiersey Clemons

A group of medical students embark on a series of experiments in which they kill themselves, experience the afterlife and are brought back. The characters are unlikeable, there’s no reverence for the life-after-death theme and every modern horror cliché gets trotted out. It makes Schumacher’s mildly enjoyable 1990 original seem like a masterpiece.

Wed 18 Oct
Thu 19 Oct

Goodbye Christopher Robin

Goodbye Christopher Robin
  • 2017
  • UK
  • PG
  • Directed by: Simon Curtis
  • Written by: Frank Cottrell Boyce, Simon Vaughan
  • Cast: Margot Robbie, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Macdonald

The story of ex-Army officer-turned-writer AA Milne (Gleeson), and how he turned to children’s literature after the public showed little desire to read his anti-war writings. Curtis handles the awkward but loving father-son relationship beautifully and it’s a competent and credible work, with subtle and intelligent use of animation.

Wed 18 Oct
Thu 19 Oct

Home Again

Home Again
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 37min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Hallie Meyers-Shyer
  • Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Pico Alexander, Michael Sheen, Candice Bergen

Alice (Witherspoon) is a newly single mum of two who’s moved back to her childhood home in California, where a drunken night leads to three twentysomething dudes moving into her guest house and winning over her cutesy kids and cynical mother (Bergen). Sickly sweet yet tough to swallow, this entirely wastes the talents of all involved.

Wed 18 Oct
Thu 19 Oct

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.

Wed 18 Oct
Thu 19 Oct

Jaws

Jaws
  • 1975
  • US
  • 2h 5min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Steven Spielberg
  • Cast: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton

Shark meets girl, shark eats girl, shark meets cop. When peaceful Amity Island is terrorised by a rogue great white, police chief Brody (Scheider), oceanographer Hooper (Dreyfuss) and seadog Quint (Shaw) take to the hunt. Restored and digitally remastered, Spielberg's thriller balances ingenious terror with likeable characterisations and remains exceptional entertainment.

Sun 22 Oct

The Jungle Bunch

The Jungle Bunch
  • 2017
  • France
  • 1h 37min
  • U
  • Directed by: David Alaux
  • Cast: Paul Borne, Philippe Bozo, Pascal Casanova

Maurice (Bozo) is a penguin who’s been raised by Natacha, a tigress (Darah). He leads his own team of crime-fighting creatures against evil koala Igor (Darbois) and his baboons. Lush animation and a brisk, unpretentious story make for a cheap but cheerful rumble in the jungle for pre-teens.

Wed 18 Oct
Thu 19 Oct

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Kingsman: The Golden Circle
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 2h 21min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Matthew Vaughn
  • Written by: Jane Goldman, Matthew Vaughn
  • Cast: Taron Egerton, Colin Firth, Mark Strong

After the Kingsman HQ is destroyed, street kid-turned-superspy Eggsy (Egerton) and gadget man Merlin (Strong) team up with their US equivalents to defeat drug baroness Poppy (Moore). Vaughan and Goldman turn up the preposterous comic book shenanigans at the expense of charm and basic plausibility, but fans will like it.

Wed 18 Oct
Thu 19 Oct

The LEGO Ninjago Movie

The LEGO Ninjago Movie
  • 2017
  • US / Denmark
  • 1h 41min
  • U
  • Directed by: Charlie Bean/Paul Fisher/Bob Logan
  • Cast: Dave Franco, Olivia Munn, Justin Theroux, Jackie Chan

Lloyd (Franco) is the son of evil Lord Garmadon (Theroux), who wants to conquer Ninjago; however, Lloyd is also one of the team of ninja dedicated to combatting Garmadon and his minions. Not the most inspired of the LEGO movies but bright, brash and amusing, with intricate action, lots of slapstick fun and a delightful sequence of a cat destroying a city.

Wed 18 Oct
Thu 19 Oct
3D
Parent & baby

Loving Vincent

Loving Vincent
  • 2017
  • UK / Poland
  • 1h 35min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Dorota Kobiela/Hugh Welchman
  • Cast: Douglas Booth, Jerome Flynn, Robert Gulaczyk

Armand Roulin (Booth) tries to find out what happened to the late artist Vincent can Gogh (Gulaczyk). Live action footage was hand-painted over to give a van Gogh-like effect, and the result is visually intoxicating, adding up more than the novelty of its sumptuous parts.

Wed 18 Oct
Thu 19 Oct

The Mountain Between Us

The Mountain Between Us
  • 2017
  • USA
  • 1h 43min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Hany Abu-Assad
  • Cast: Idris Elba, Kate Winslet, Beau Bridges

Alex (Winslet), a photojournalist, and Ben (Elba), a surgeon, are flying to Denver in a charter plane when their pilot suffers a midair stroke and their plane comes down. Despite thrilling real-life backdrops, Winslet and Elba's lack of chemistry hobbles the not very credible romance that develops between them, and you feel more attached to the dead pilot’s dog.

Wed 18 Oct
Thu 19 Oct

The Party

The Party
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 1h 11min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Sally Potter
  • Cast: Kristin Scott Thomas, Timothy Spall, Patricia Clarkson, Bruno Ganz, Cherry Jones

Janet (Scott Thomas) is throwing a party to celebrate her promotion to Shadow Health Minister, but as friends arrive, secrets emerge and it all starts to unravel. Potter’s most accessible and uproarious film yet runs to a succinct 71 minutes but expertly takes the pulse of the nation.

Wed 18 Oct
Thu 19 Oct
Wed 1 Nov
Tue 7 Nov

The Ritual

The Ritual
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 1h 34min
  • 15
  • Directed by: David Bruckner
  • Cast: Rafe Spall, Robert James-Collier, Arsher Ali

A group of male thirtysomethings go for a hiking holiday in Sweden in memory of a dead friend, but there’s a Malign Presence in the woods. There’s plenty of atmosphere, style and sturdy characterisation but not enough fresh scares or potent revelations, and we’ve been lost in trees like these too often before.

Wed 18 Oct
Thu 19 Oct

Royal Opera House: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Royal Opera House: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
  • 2017
  • 2h 50min
  • Directed by: Christopher Wheeldon

Christopher Wheeldon's exuberant ballet inspired by Lewis Carroll’s much-loved book.

Mon 23 Oct
Sun 29 Oct

The Snowman

The Snowman
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 1h 59min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Tomas Alfredson
  • Written by: Hossein Amini, Peter Straughan
  • Cast: Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, Chloë Sevigny

Detective Harry Hole investigates the disappearance of a woman whose scarf is found decorating an ominous-looking snowman. He sets out to connect decades-old cases to the new one in the hope of putting an end to them before the next snowfall.

Wed 18 Oct
Thu 19 Oct

Thor: Ragnarok

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

Imprisoned, the mighty Thor finds himself in a lethal gladiatorial contest against the Hulk, his former ally. Thor must fight for survival and race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela from destroying his home and the Asgardian civilisation.

Tue 24 Oct
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Wed 1 Nov

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