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The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years

The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – the Touring Years
  • 2016
  • US
  • 137 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Ron Howard
  • Cast: George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, John Lennon

Engrossing and expertly constructed documentary about the Fab Four's rise to global fame, weaving concert, interview and home movie footage to show the band's journey from the Cavern Club to their final proper concert in San Francisco's Candlestick Park. There's nothing new or revelatory, but it's an undeniably glorious watch.

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Mon 26 Sep
Tue 27 Sep
Wed 28 Sep

Ben-Hur

Ben-Hur
  • 2016
  • US
  • 123 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Timur Bekmambetov
  • Cast: Jack Huston, Morgan Freeman, Toby Kebbell, Nazanin Boniadi

Judah Ben-Hur (Huston) is a wronged nobleman who does a lot of stuff but chiefly races in a chariot against adopted brother Messala (Kebbell). Forgettable and largely pointless remake of the 1959 classic, heavy on the action but light on plot, characterisation or entertainment.

Mon 26 Sep
Tue 27 Sep
Wed 28 Sep
Thu 29 Sep

Blair Witch

Blair Witch
  • 2016
  • USA
  • 89 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Adam Wingard
  • Written by: Simon Barrett
  • Cast: James Allen McCune, Corbin Reid, Wes Robinson

James and a group of his friends head in to the forest to search for his long lost sister after discovering a video of her in the woods of the Blair Witch.

Mon 26 Sep
Tue 27 Sep
Wed 28 Sep
Thu 29 Sep

Bridget Jones's Baby

Bridget Jones's Baby
  • 2016
  • UK
  • 123 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Sharon Maguire
  • Cast: Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth, Patrick Dempsey

Bridget (Zellweger) is back, and pregnant, either by handsome American Jack (Dempsey) or Mark (Firth), the ex she never got over. Cue babymaking shenanigans. Bridget's fretting about being a 'spinster' comes across as self-hatred, and the men don't deserve the poor treatment she gives them. Not cute, not charming; just awful.

Mon 26 Sep
Tue 27 Sep
Wed 28 Sep
Thu 29 Sep

Deepwater Horizon

Deepwater Horizon
  • 2016
  • US
  • 108 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Peter Berg
  • Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, Gina Rodriguez, John Malkovich

The real-life tale of the Deepwater Horizon disaster, in which an oil rig explosion killed eleven men and caused the largest oil spill in American history. Berg touches on issues of corporate negligence and recklessness, but the real focus is on the courage of individuals such as Wahlberg's blue collar engineer. A solid nailbiter.

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Thu 29 Sep

The Girl with All the Gifts

The Girl with All the Gifts
  • 2016
  • UK/US
  • 111 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Colm McCarthy
  • Cast: Gemma Arterton, Sennia Nanua, Glenn Close, Paddy Considine

A scientist and a teacher living in a dystopian future embark on a journey of survival with a special young girl named Melanie. Moving, visceral and surprising sci-fi horror, asking questions about what it means to be human.

Mon 26 Sep
Tue 27 Sep
Wed 28 Sep
Thu 29 Sep

Hell or High Water

Hell or High Water
  • 2016
  • US
  • 102 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: David Mackenzie
  • Cast: Jeff Bridges, Ben Foster, Chris Pine, Gil Birmingham

Career criminal Tanner (Foster) and his taciturn brother Toby (Pine) rob banks across Texas, pursued by gruff Texas Ranger Marcus (Bridges) and his partner Alberto (Birmingham). A winning combination of Heat-style action, social commentary and character comedy, with a sensational cast and an aching heart.

Mon 26 Sep
Tue 27 Sep
Wed 28 Sep
Thu 29 Sep

The Infiltrator

The Infiltrator
  • 2016
  • UK
  • 127 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Brad Furman
  • Cast: Bryan Cranston, John Leguizamo, Diane Kruger

Robert Mazur (Cranston) is a US Customs official who goes undercover to infiltrate the drug cartels and take down the notorious Pablo Escobar. Every cliché of the genre is present, from the resentful wife (Aubrey) to the impulsive assassinations, but Cranston is consistently sympathetic and Furman delivers the occasional sharp jab.

Mon 26 Sep
Tue 27 Sep
Wed 28 Sep
Thu 29 Sep

The Magnificent Seven

The Magnificent Seven
  • 2016
  • US
  • 132 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Antoine Fuqua
  • Cast: Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio, Lee Byung-hun, Manuel Garcia Rulfo, Martin Sensmeier, Peter Sarsgaard, Haley Bennett

Sam Chisolm (Washington) is a bounty hunter tasked with ridding Rosewater Creek of evil prospector Bogue (Sarsgaard) and his goons, so he recruits the titular seven-minus-one. Unsubtle remake of the 1960 original; the stunt work may have improved but it's all a bit empty

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Mon 26 Sep
Tue 27 Sep
Wed 28 Sep
Thu 29 Sep

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
  • 2016
  • US
  • Directed by: Tim Burton
  • Written by: Jane Goldman (screenplay), Ransom Riggs (novel)
  • Cast: Asa Butterfield, Eva Green, Ella Purnell, Chris O'Dowd, Allison Janney, Terence Stamp, Kim Dickens, Rupert Everett, Judi Dench, Samuel L. Jackson

Jacob stumbles across a strange island after following a trail of clues. He finds Miss Peregrine's School for Peculiar Children and discovers that the former inhabitants have remarkable powers. And they could well still be alive.

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Thu 29 Sep
3D

Royal Shakespeare Company: King Lear

Royal Shakespeare Company: King Lear
  • 12A

RSC Associate Artist Antony Sher plays King Lear in one of the bard's most powerful plays, directed by RSC Artist Director Gregory Doran.

Wed 28 Sep

Sausage Party

Sausage Party
  • 2015
  • US
  • 89 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Greg Tiernan, Conrad Vernon
  • Written by: Evan Goldberg, Kyle Hunter, Seth Rogen, Ariel Shaffir
  • Cast: Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Jonah Hill, James Franco

Frank (Rogen), a sausage, lives in a grocery store where he and his fellow foods excitedly look forward to life after being bought; but then he and hot-dog bun girlfriend Brenda (Wiig) learn the horrible truth. Rude, funny and unexpectedly profound, the best slice of adult animation since South Park.

Mon 26 Sep
Tue 27 Sep

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