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Peacocks Centre, Woking, England, GU21 6GQ

American Ultra

American Ultra
  • 2015
  • US
  • 95 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Nima Nourizadeh
  • Cast: Kristen Stewart, Jesse Eisenberg, Uma Thurman

Mike (Eisenberg) is a West Virginia stoner about to pop the question to girlfriend Phoebe (Stewart) when he's attacked by two men and discovers assassin skills he didn't know he had. Energetic action comedy with a witty and surprisingly sweet screenplay; Stewart and Eisenberg are great.

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Thu 10 Sep

Ant-Man

Ant-Man
  • 2015
  • US/UK
  • 117 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Peyton Reed
  • Cast: Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Hayley Atwell

A winning addition to Marvel's cinematic universe, Ant Man follows Dr Hank Pym (Douglas) as he fails in re-sizing himself, but unexpectedly imbues himself with the ability to talk to and control insects. With winning performances from Rudd, Cannavale and Douglas, this charming and eccentric heist film has a great sense of humour, though it's not all light-hearted. Father-daughter relationships add splendid emotional weight, while the film also addresses the female-fronted superhero film dilemma. Yes, there's mayhem, but it’s gilded with a sense of responsibility and mischief, all of which adds up to an utter delight.

Sat 5 Sep
Sun 6 Sep

Cinderella

Cinderella
  • 2015
  • US/UK
  • 105 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Kenneth Branagh
  • Cast: Lily James, Richard Madden, Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter, Holliday Grainger, Sophie McShera, Stellan Skarsgård, Nonso Anozie, Derek Jacobi, Hayley Atwell, Ben Chaplin

Cinderella (James) loses her parents and is left with stepmother Lady Tremaine (Blanchett) and cruel stepsisters (McShera and Grainger); but soon enough, she's off to the ball. Weitz's crafty script has enough surreal touches to keep you interested and the result, while hardly a new take on the story, is still a pleasant surprise.

Sat 5 Sep

Hitman: Agent 47

Hitman: Agent 47
  • 2015
  • 96 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Aleksander Bach
  • Cast: Rupert Friend, Hannah Ware, Zachary Quinto

Katia (Ware) is the estranged daughter of a scientist (Hinds) who's credited with the creation of genetically engineered assassins, and now she's being hunted by one, Agent 47 (Friend). Derivative reboot of an already forgettable franchise; Friend is efficient, but Ware lacks authority, the story makes no sense and it's generally charmless, mindless and cursory.

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Inside Out

Inside Out
  • 2015
  • US
  • 94 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Pete Docter
  • Cast: Kaitlyn Dias, Amy Poehler, Lewis Black, Mindy Kaling, Bill Hader, Phyllis Smith

Riley (Dias) is an 11 year old girl whose family is moving from Minnesota to San Francisco; her troubled mind is represented as a factory hub commanded by Joy (Poehler), Fear (Hader), Sadness (Smith), Disgust (Kaling) and Anger (Black). Delightful, poignant and hysterically funny coming-of-age story from Pixar.

Sat 5 Sep
Sun 6 Sep
Wed 9 Sep

Legend

Legend
  • 2015
  • UK
  • 131 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Brian Helgeland
  • Cast: Tom Hardy, Emily Browning

A re-telling of the tale of the Kray twins, and their criminal reign over 1960s London.

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Wed 9 Sep
Thu 10 Sep

The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
  • 2015
  • US
  • 116 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Guy Ritchie
  • Cast: Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander, Elizabeth Debicki, Hugh Grant

This stylish rendition of the 60s spy series suffers from a vague and clunky script, but is somewhat redeemed by the skilful casting of Cavill and Hammer. Grant has enormous fun as the shadowy controller Waverly, and there's one incredible set piece you don't want to miss.

Sat 5 Sep
Sun 6 Sep
Mon 7 Sep
Tue 8 Sep
Wed 9 Sep

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials
  • 2015
  • Directed by: Wes Ball
  • Cast: Dylan O'Brian, Thomas Brodie Sangster, Kaya Scodelario

Thomas and his friends have escaped the maze, and must now face their devastated planet.

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Thu 10 Sep

Minions

Minions
  • 2015
  • US
  • 91 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Kyle Balda/Pierre Coffin
  • Written by: Brian Lynch
  • Cast: Chris Renaud, Pierre Coffin, Sandra Bullock

Prequel to the Despicable Me films, in which the pill-shaped, dungaree-sporting critters attach themselves to villain Scarlett Overkill (Bullock) and go to London to steal the Crown Jewels. The minions are as cute as ever but they seem funnier in support, and Bullock's character is one-dimensional.

Sat 5 Sep
Sun 6 Sep

No Escape

No Escape
  • 2015
  • US
  • 103 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: John Erick Dowdle
  • Cast: Owen Wilson, Pierce Brosnan, Lake Bell

An American family find themselves in the middle of a coup when living abroad. Foreigners are being executed, so they must find a safe escape before it's too late.

Sat 5 Sep
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Wed 9 Sep
Thu 10 Sep

Pixels

Pixels
  • 2015
  • 106 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Chris Columbus
  • Cast: Josh Gad, Peter Dinklage, Adam Sandler, Michelle Monaghan, Kevin James

When aliens challenge Earth to a series of giant video game contests, disgruntled middle-aged gamer Sam (Sandler) is called on by former childhood friend Will (James), now US President, to step up. Lazy, self-satisfied exercise in 80s nostalgia, with honourable mentions for Gad, Cox and Dinklage in a scene-stealing turn as an arrogant Donkey Kong expert.

Sat 5 Sep
Sun 6 Sep
Wed 9 Sep

Straight Outta Compton

Straight Outta Compton
  • 2015
  • US
  • 146 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: F Gary Gray
  • Cast: Jason Mitchell, Corey Hawkins, O'Shea Jackson Jr

Biopic of rap group NWA, focusing on the recording of their debut album, their subsequent fallings-out and eventual disintegration. Mitchell is excellent as Eazy-E and despite some second-half problem, it's punchy, provocative and packed with attitude, worthy of comparison with the similarly themed Boyz n the Hood and 8 Mile.

Sat 5 Sep
Sun 6 Sep
Wed 9 Sep

The Transporter Refueled

The Transporter Refueled
  • 2015
  • France
  • 96 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Camille Delamarre
  • Written by: Bill Collage, Adam Cooper
  • Cast: Ed Skrein

Anna (Chabanol) recruits driver Frank (Skrein) as part of a plot to get revenge on her vicious employer. This leaden, rampantly misogynistic and unpleasantly exploitative reboot shows that the undeniable presence of 'the Stath' was about all this franchise had to recommend it; without him, it's blunt, offensive and pointless.

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We Are Your Friends

We Are Your Friends
  • 2015
  • UK/France/US
  • 96 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Max Joseph
  • Cast: Zac Efron, Emily Ratajkowski, Jon Bernthal, Wes Bentley

Cole (Efron) is an aspiring DJ from the San Fernando Valley, looking for inspiration in all the wrong places. Despite a corny narrative and some odd directorial decisions, it's a charmingly sincere exploration of youthful possibilities with a discernible and growing ambiance of discontent.

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Sat 5 Sep
Sun 6 Sep
Wed 9 Sep

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