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Lings Forum, Weston Favell Centre, Northampton, NN3 8JR

Jupiter Ascending

Jupiter Ascending
  • 2015
  • UK/US/Australia
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Lana Wachowski, Andy Wachowski
  • Cast: Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum, Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne, Douglas Booth, Tuppence Middleton, Doona Bae, James D'Arcy, Tim Pigott-Smith

Jupiter Jones (Kunis) is a disgruntled cleaner who's rescued by a snarling lycanthrope in gravity boots (Tatum) in order to fulfil her true destiny as monarch of Earth. The Wachowskis' labour of love plays like a complicated mix of The Princess Diaries and The Fifth Element, except that it's neither gritty nor particularly entertaining.

Sat 7 Mar
Sun 8 Mar

Kingsman: The Secret Service

Kingsman: The Secret Service
  • 2015
  • UK
  • 15
  • Directed by: Matthew Vaughn
  • Cast: Colin Firth, Samuel L Jackson, Mark Strong, Taron Egerton, Michael Caine

Eggsy (Egerton) is a streetwise petty criminal, who debonair secret agent Harry (Firth) inducts into Kingsman, a super-secret spy organisation going up against bonkers, lisping billionaire Richmond Valentine (Jackson). Egerton is confident and engaging, Firth is visibly enjoying himself, and despite the odd puerile joke it's riotously entertaining.

Wed 4 Mar
Thu 5 Mar
Fri 6 Mar
Sat 7 Mar
Sun 8 Mar

Kon-Tiki

Kon-Tiki
  • 2012
  • Norway
  • 118 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg
  • Cast: Pål Sverre Hagen, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Odd-Magnus Williamson

Based on the true story of Thor Heyerdahl (Hagen)'s epic voyage from Peru to Polynesia, undertaken with a small crew on a primitive wooden raft just to prove that it could be done. A sincere, stirring enterprise, with breathtaking images of piercing blue skies, crystal clear waters and bronzed adventurers, if a little on the safe side.

Thu 5 Mar
Fri 6 Mar

Selma

Selma
  • 2014
  • US
  • 128 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Ava DuVernay
  • Cast: David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, Tim Roth, Tom Wilkinson

The story of the 1965 civil rights marches from Selma to Montgomery, with Martin Luther King (Oyelowo) facing a nervous President Johnson (Wilkinson) and Alabama's racist Governor Wallace (Roth). Among a stellar cast Oyelowo is exceptional, and DuVernay and Webb capture both the greatness and the limitations of King's achievements. Essential.

Mon 9 Mar
Tue 10 Mar
Wed 11 Mar
Thu 12 Mar

The Forum offers a mixed programme, with a fully licensed auditorium.

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