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City Side Retail Park 100-150 York Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT15 1WA
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Aquaman

Aquaman
  • 2018
  • US
  • 2h 23min
  • Directed by: James Wan
  • Cast: Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, Dolph Lundgren, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Nicole Kidman

Jason Momoa stars as the heir to Atlantis in the latest DC superhero flick.

Thu 24 Jan

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.

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Bumblebee

Bumblebee
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 53min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Travis Knight
  • Cast: Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., John Ortiz, Jason Drucker, Pamela Adlon

In 80s California, Charlie (Steinfeld) is a grieving teenage auto mechanic who finds a broken-down VW Beetle which turns out to be Autobot B-127. Knight’s Transformers prequel injects much needed charm and fun into the franchise, with a nice bond between Bee and Charlie, and even the robot fights have wit and precision.

Thu 24 Jan
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Creed II

Creed II
  • 2018
  • US
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Steven Caple Jr
  • Cast: Tessa Thompson, Sylvester Stallone, Michael B Jordan

Adonis Creed (Jordan) must defend his world title against Viktor Drago (Munteanu), whose father killed Creed’s own father in Rocky IV. Flashy and entertaining sequel that hits all the right beats but doesn’t quite have the heart of its predecessor..

Thu 24 Jan
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Destroyer

Destroyer
  • 2018
  • US
  • 2h 3min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Karyn Kusama
  • Cast: Nicole Kidman, Toby Kebbell, Tatiana Maslany

LAPD officer Erin Bell (Kidman) is haunted by an event 17 years earlier, as she searches for revenge. Kidman is transformed as the grizzled, alcoholic Bell and Kusama whips up the pulpy ambience as Bell marches across the city kicking the crap out of people and trying to atone for her sins. Menacing and powerful.

Fri 25 Jan
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A Dog's Way Home

A Dog's Way Home
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 36min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Charles Martin Smith
  • Cast: Bryce Dallas Howard (voice), Jonah Hauer-King, Ashley Judd, Edward James Olmos

Bella (voiced by Howard) a pit bull mix, has plenty of adventures on her journey from New Mexico back to her own owner in Colorado. Simple, shamelessly manipulative fare for children of all ages, with a sunny disposition that reflects the heroine’s own genial outlook.

Fri 25 Jan
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The Favourite

The Favourite
  • 2018
  • Ireland / UK / US
  • 15
  • Directed by: Yorgos Lanthimos
  • Cast: Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz, Emma Stone, Nicholas Hoult

In the court of Queen Anne (Colman), power is wielded by Lady Sarah Marlborough (Weisz), but then Sarah’s young cousin Abigail (Stone) arrives. Brash, bawdy and beguiling, and a deceptively acute commentary on the nature of power, with career-best work from Weisz and Stone and a commanding performance from Colman as the ailing Queen.

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The Front Runner

The Front Runner
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 53min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jason Reitman
  • Cast: Molly Ephraim, Hugh Jackman, Vera Farmiga

The story of 80s US Senator Gary Hart (Jackman), who looked like a potential Democratic candidate for president until he was brought down by his inability to keep his pants on. Simmons steals the movie as Hart’s cynical campaign manager but despite a talented cast it comes across as confusing and mealy-mouthed.

Thu 24 Jan

Glass

Glass
  • 2019
  • US
  • 2h 8min
  • 15
  • Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan
  • Cast: James McAvoy, Bruce Willis, Anya Taylor-Joy, Sarah Paulson, Samuel L. Jackson

Kevin (McAvoy) from Shyamalan’s Split and David (Willis) from his Unbreakable are incarcerated together with the second film’s Mr Glass (Jackson), in this closer to the trilogy. There’s plenty of suspense and fine acting from the three leads, but it would have been better if it had seemed less self-congratulatory. Flawed but entertaining.

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Green Book

Green Book
  • 2018
  • US
  • 2h 10min
  • Directed by: Peter Farrelly
  • Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini

An unlikely friendship forms as Italian-American Tony Lip (Mortensen) chauffeurs African-American classical pianist Dr Don Shirley (Ali) through the deep south during the 60s.

Wed 30 Jan
Thu 31 Jan

Holmes & Watson

Holmes & Watson
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 30min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Etan Cohen
  • Cast: Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Rebecca Hall, Ralph Fiennes, Rob Brydon, Kelly Macdonald

Another take on the detective duo, this time starring Will Ferrell and John C Reilly.

Thu 24 Jan

Mary Poppins Returns

Mary Poppins Returns
  • 2018
  • US
  • 2h 10min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Rob Marshall
  • Cast: Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Julie Walters, Dick Van Dyke, Angela Lansbury, Colin Firth, Meryl Streep

Michael Banks (Whishaw) is facing ruin after the death of his wife, and his sister Jane (Mortimer) can’t help—but then Mary Poppins (Blunt) sails down from the sky. Blunt is suitably brusque and radiant and a fine songstress, and while it’s a sliver of a story it’s impressively imaginative and unashamedly, triumphantly nostalgic.

Thu 24 Jan
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Mary Queen of Scots

Mary Queen of Scots
  • 2018
  • UK/US
  • Directed by: Josie Rourke
  • Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie, Jack Lowden, David Tennant, Martin Compston, Joe Alwyn, Brendan Coyle, Guy Pearce

Mary Stuart (Ronan) and Elizabeth (Robbie) would like to be sisters but political rivalry drives them apart. Ronan gives a sophisticated performance and Robbie as Elizabeth is a blend of nervous uncertainty and confident outrage. Over the top, perhaps, but its ridiculousness hits a raw nerve in the current political climate, where women politicians are attacked for dancing.

Thu 24 Jan
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The Mule

The Mule
  • 2018
  • US
  • 15
  • Directed by: Clint Eastwood
  • Cast: Clint Eastwood, Bradley Cooper, Dianne Wiest

Earl (Eastwood) is a prize-winning horticulturist who, when his business faces foreclosure, becomes a drug mule for the cartels. Despite a clumsy script (based on a true story), Eastwood the director keeps the whole thing humming along to a quietly satisfying conclusion.

Fri 25 Jan
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Ralph Breaks the Internet

Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 52min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Rich Moore, Phil Johnston
  • Cast: John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Taraji P. Henson

Ralph (Reilly) and Vanellope (Silverman) have to go to the internet when her game, Sugar Rush, needs a new part. What could have been yet another film about how amazeballs the internet is, becomes a savvy and sweet tale of friendship, subtly weaving the in-jokes with the emotional stakes.

Thu 24 Jan
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Second Act

Second Act
  • 2018
  • US
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Peter Segal
  • Cast: Jennifer Lopez, Vanessa Hudgens, Leah Remini

Maya (Lopez) is an undervalued employee of Value Shop whose godson, unbeknownst to her, pimps her CV, leading her to a flash new job as a product development consultant. It’s got likeable characters and J. Lo’s superstar charisma remains undiminished, but then it succumbs to the usual comedy clichés.

Fri 25 Jan
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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 57min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman
  • Cast: Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Nicolas Cage

Miles Morales (Moore) is an average kid living in a New York where Spider-Man exists, but he then gets bitten himself by a radioactive spider and starts developing familiar abilities. Hugely imaginative animated adventure which dispenses with the familiar origin story and looks like a comic come to life. Hilarious, original and exhilarating.

Thu 24 Jan
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Stan & Ollie

Stan & Ollie
  • 2018
  • UK / Canada / US
  • Directed by: Jon S. Baird
  • Cast: Steve Coogan, John C. Reilly, Shirley Henderson, Danny Huston, Nina Arianda, Rufus Jones, Susy Kane

Stan Laurel (Coogan) and Oliver Hardy (Reilly) are touring postwar Britain in the hope of bankrolling their next picture, but their time seems to be passing. A classy, ambitious look at the gruelling nature of showbiz, weaving Laurel & Hardy’s routines into the fabric of the story; Coogan is particularly good and it’s a loving nod to two of cinema’s greats.

Thu 24 Jan
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A Star is Born

A Star is Born
  • 2018
  • US
  • 2h 15min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Bradley Cooper
  • Cast: Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, Sam Elliott

Jackson (Cooper) is a famous musician, his best years behind him, who discovers young singer Ally (Gaga) in a bar one night. What could have been yet another remake is a revelation: Gaga sings up a storm and is nuanced and convincing, but Cooper is extraordinary as co-writer, producer, director and star. Smart, funny and heartbreaking.

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The Upside

The Upside
  • 2017
  • US
  • 2h 6min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Neil Burger
  • Cast: Kevin Hart, Bryan Cranston, Nicole Kidman

Dell (Hart) is an unemployed ex-con who gets a job as live-in carer to millionaire Phil (Cranston), paralysed after a hang-gliding accident, and the pair forge an unlikely friendship. Predictable but entertaining remake of the French smash hit comedy-drama Untouchable, with a fine and affecting performance from Hart in particular. Entertaining if formulaic.

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Vice

Vice
  • 2018
  • US
  • 15
  • Directed by: Adam McKay
  • Cast: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Jesse Plemons, Sam Rockwell

The rise of Dick Cheney (Bale), from electrical worker in Wisconsin to US vice-president, presented as cheeky, dark, inventive comedy. Bale gives a compelling, shape-shifting performance and Adams as his ambitious wife Lynne is scintillating, as are Carell and Rockwell. A super-smart and disconcerting history lesson.

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