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Bristol Packet Wharf, Newport, Gwent, NP20 1HG
  • Telephone 01633 656757
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  • Website www.newport.gov.uk/riverfront
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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.

Sat 15 Dec

Nae Pasaran

Nae Pasaran
  • 2018
  • 1h 34min
  • Directed by: Felipe Bustos Sierra
  • Written by: Felipe Bustos Sierra
  • Cast: Bob Fulton, Robert Somerville, John Keenan, Stuart Barrie

A documentary examining how, during the Pinochet regime in the 70s, Chilean Hawker Hunter aircraft arrived in East Kilbride to be repaired, and Rolls-Royce workers, in protest against the regime, put the engines in indefinite cold storage. It’s limited in scope but it celebrates how an unassuming group of men won a small but important moral victory.

Thu 13 Dec

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 39min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Lasse Hallström, Joe Johnston
  • Cast: Keira Knightley, Mackenzie Foy, Eugenio Derbez, Matthew Macfadyen, Richard E. Grant, Misty Copeland, Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman

Clara (Foy) is a science-minded teenager whose late mother leaves her a jewellery egg which needs a key, the search for which involves journeying into magical realms. A random hodge-podge of underpowered set pieces loosely inspired by ETA Hoffmann, with the supporting cast chewing the scenery and a lot of grandiose settings but not much story.

Tue 11 Dec
Wed 12 Dec
Thu 13 Dec

Peterloo

Peterloo
  • 2018
  • UK
  • 2h 34min
  • Directed by: Mike Leigh
  • Cast: Rory Kinnear, Maxine Peake, Neil Bell

Historical drama depicting the 1819 massacre at St Peter’s Field in Manchester and its background. Leigh crafts an ensemble story on a far greater canvas than he’s ever attempted before, and shows he can handle big-scale action; while it struggles at times to gel, the quieter moments really linger. Passionate and finely-crafted.

Tue 11 Dec
Wed 12 Dec

Widows

Widows
  • 2018
  • UK / US
  • 2h 9min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Steve McQueen
  • Cast: Viola Davis, Elizabeth Debicki, Michelle Rodriguez, Liam Neeson

Veronica (Davis) is the wife of career criminal Harry (Neeson), who talks the wives of her husband’s associates into pulling off a heist after their husbands are unable to (see the movie title.) Densely populated and richly realised crime drama, with three fine leads in Davis, Debicki and Rodriguez, and McQueen’s contemplative style is balanced with genre thrills and feminist fury.

Mon 17 Dec
Tue 18 Dec
Wed 19 Dec

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