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Marine Point, New Brighton, England, CH45 2HZ
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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. 

Tue 12 Dec
  • 11:20
  • 14:05
  • 16:50
  • 19:30
Wed 13 Dec
  • 11:15
  • 13:50
  • 16:25
  • 19:00
Thu 14 Dec
  • 16:15
  • 18:45
  • 21:15

Die Hard

Die Hard
  • 1988
  • US
  • 2h 11min
  • 18
  • Directed by: John McTiernan
  • Cast: Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia, Alexander Godunov

Willis plays a cop who attends a tower block Christmas party with his estranged spouse. The building is raided by terrorists, so it's left to Willis to bump off the baddies and save the hostages while the police and FBI languish ineptly on the sidelines. Unbearably tense actioner that gets good mileage out of yawning lift-shafts and flying bullets, while Willis is convincing as an ordinary guy trying to cope with it all. Watch out for Brit Rickman as a villain with a sense of humour.

Tue 12 Dec
  • 11:00
  • 16:35

The Disaster Artist

The Disaster Artist
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 38min
  • 15
  • Directed by: James Franco
  • Cast: James Franco, Dave Franco, Seth Rogen, Josh Hutcherson, Zac Efron, Hannibal Buress, Melanie Griffith, Sharon Stone, Jacki Weaver

The story behind the making of Tommy Wiseau’s The Room, regarded by many as the worst movie ever made; Franco plays the hapless auteur with impressive mimicry and sincerity. A charming tale about friendship, reaching for your dreams and trying to make it in Hollywood.

Tue 12 Dec
  • 10:30
  • 13:05
  • 15:40
  • 18:15
  • 20:45
Wed 13 Dec
  • 10:30
  • 13:05
  • 15:40
  • 18:15
  • 20:45
Thu 14 Dec
  • 12:45
  • 15:10
  • 17:35
  • 20:00

Elf

Elf
  • 2003
  • US
  • 1h 36min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Jon Favreau
  • Written by: David Berenbaum
  • Cast: Will Ferrell, Bob Newhart, Ed Asner, James Caan, Zooey Deschanel, Mary Steenburgen

Buddy (Ferrell) is a big Elf who, though accepted in his Elvish community at the North Pole, manages to wreak havoc on a daily basis. Fed up and confused by his charge, Papa Elf (Bob Newhart) sends him to the US in search of his true identity. Hilarious and puerile Yuletide comedy.

Sat 16 Dec
  • 10:00
Sun 17 Dec
  • 10:00

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.

Tue 12 Dec
  • 12:25
  • 14:50
  • 17:25
  • 20:00
Wed 13 Dec
  • 15:15
  • 17:50
  • 20:30
Thu 14 Dec
  • 10:45

Goodbye Christopher Robin

Goodbye Christopher Robin
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 1h 47min
  • 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.

Tue 12 Dec
  • 14:00
  • 19:45

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.

Tue 12 Dec
  • 11:30
  • 14:35
  • 17:35
  • 20:30
Wed 13 Dec
  • 10:55
  • 14:00
  • 16:55
  • 19:45
Thu 14 Dec
  • 20:45

The Man Who Invented Christmas

The Man Who Invented Christmas
  • 2017
  • 1h 44min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Bharat Nalluri
  • Cast: Dan Stevens, Christopher Plummer, Jonathan Pryce, Simon Callow, Donald Sumpter, Miriam Margolyes, Morfydd Clark, Justin Edwards, Ian McNeice, Bill Paterson

Charles Dickens (Stevens), down on his luck, is in desperate need of a hit when Ebenezer Scrooge (Plummer) pops into his head and starts offering pointers. Decent if occasionally twee adaptation of Les Standiford’s non-fiction book, with Stevens being sympathetic and energetic and Plummer clearly relishing a chance to do Scrooge.

Tue 12 Dec
  • 10:00
Wed 13 Dec
  • 12:45
Thu 14 Dec
  • 10:00

Molly's Game

Molly's Game
  • 2017
  • 2h 20min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Aaron Sorkin
  • Cast: Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner

Biopic about the life of Olympic skier and poker player Molly Bloom (Chastain).

Tue 12 Dec
  • 19:15

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.

Tue 12 Dec
  • 10:45
  • 13:30
  • 16:20
Wed 13 Dec
  • 10:45
  • 13:35
  • 16:30
  • 19:30
Thu 14 Dec
  • 10:15

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.

Tue 12 Dec
  • 10:15
  • 13:15
  • 16:10
  • 19:00
Wed 13 Dec
  • 10:10
  • 13:05
  • 15:55
  • 18:40
Thu 14 Dec
  • 16:00
  • 18:20

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • 2015
  • US
  • 2h 16min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: JJ Abrams
  • Written by: Lawrence Kasdan, J.J. Abrams, Michael Arndt
  • Cast: John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker

From the ashes of the Empire, the villainous First Order rises up to destroy Luke Skywalker (Hamill) – but where is he? Fans can rejoice: Episode VII is sensational and surprisingly emotional, with a finely-crafted script and effects that never overpower the performances. Star Wars is back in a big way.

Wed 13 Dec
  • 21:15

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • 2017
  • US
  • Directed by: Rian Johnson
  • Cast: Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong'o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Andy Serkis, Benicio del Toro, Laura Dern, Kelly Marie Tran

In Lucasfilm's Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past.

Wed 13 Dec
  • 00:05 (Thursday morning)
  • 00:15 (Thursday morning)
3D
  • 00:10 (Thursday morning)
Thu 14 Dec
  • 09:45
  • 10:30
  • 12:15
  • 13:15
  • 14:00
  • 15:45
  • 16:45
  • 17:30
  • 19:15
  • 20:15
  • 21:00
3D
  • 12:45
  • 16:15
  • 19:45
Fri 15 Dec
  • 10:00
  • 10:45
  • 12:45
  • 13:30
  • 14:15
  • 16:15
  • 17:00
  • 17:45
  • 19:45
  • 20:30
  • 21:15
3D
  • 12:00
  • 15:30
  • 19:00
  • 22:30
Sat 16 Dec
  • 09:45
  • 10:30
  • 12:35
  • 13:15
  • 14:05
  • 16:10
  • 16:50
  • 17:40
  • 19:45
  • 20:30
  • 21:15
3D
  • 12:05
  • 15:40
  • 19:15
  • 22:45
Sun 17 Dec
  • 09:45
  • 10:30
  • 12:35
  • 13:15
  • 14:05
  • 16:10
  • 16:50
  • 17:40
  • 19:45
  • 20:30
  • 21:15
3D
  • 12:05
  • 15:40
  • 19:15
Mon 18 Dec
  • 09:45
  • 10:30
  • 12:00
  • 13:15
  • 14:00
  • 15:45
  • 16:45
  • 17:30
  • 19:15
  • 20:15
  • 21:00
3D
  • 12:45
  • 16:15
  • 19:45
Tue 19 Dec
  • 09:45
  • 10:30
  • 12:15
  • 13:15
  • 14:00
  • 15:45
  • 16:45
  • 17:30
  • 19:15
  • 20:15
  • 21:00
3D
  • 12:45
  • 16:15
  • 19:45

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.

Wed 13 Dec
  • 12:55
  • 16:05
  • 19:15

White Christmas

White Christmas
  • 1954
  • US
  • 2h
  • U
  • Directed by: Michael Curtiz
  • Written by: Norman Krasna, Norman Panama, Melvin Frank
  • Cast: Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, Vera-Ellen, Dean Jagger, Mary Wickes

Christmas staple starring Crosby and Kaye as a song-and-dance troupe who become involved with a sister act.

Thu 14 Dec
  • 13:15
Sat 23 Dec
  • 10:00

Wonder

Wonder
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 53min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Stephen Chbosky
  • Cast: Julia Roberts, Jacob Tremblay, Owen Wilson

Auggie Pullman (Tremblay) has endured over 27 operations to correct his facial abnormalities and is at last going to school, to his parents’ concern. Chbosky manages to pluck your heartstrings without coating the story in sugar, thanks in part to the excellent work of Tremblay, Robert and Wilson.

Tue 12 Dec
  • 10:30
  • 13:40
  • 16:45
  • 20:00
Wed 13 Dec
  • 10:30
  • 13:40
  • 16:45
  • 20:00
Thu 14 Dec
  • 10:10
  • 12:30
  • 15:05
  • 17:45
  • 20:25

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