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Arthur Christmas

Arthur Christmas
  • 2011
  • UK / US
  • 1h 37min
  • U
  • Directed by: Sarah Smith
  • Written by: Peter Baynham, Sarah Smith
  • Cast: James McAvoy, Hugh Laurie, Bill Nighy, Jim Broadbent, Imelda Staunton, Ashley Jensen, Ramona Marquez

Arthur Christmas (McAvoy) is the overlooked star of the Santa team, but when it looks like a small girl's present may not get delivered, he enlists the help of his curmudgeonly grandfather (Nighy). With characters boringly reflecting different degrees of niceness, this contrived family feud lacks the wit that made Aardman's name.

Sun 20 Dec

Batman Returns

Batman Returns
  • 1992
  • US
  • 2h 6min
  • 12
  • Directed by: Tim Burton
  • Cast: Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken

Batman must stop Penguin becoming Mayor of Gotham, all whilst deciding what he should do with the new Catwoman.

Tue 15 Dec

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 5 Dec

Dr No

Dr No
  • 1962
  • UK
  • 1h 50min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Terence Young
  • Cast: Sean Connery, Ursula Andress, Bernard Lee

The first in the Bond series. A suave government agent looks for answers about a missing colleague and the disruption of the American space program.

Sat 12 Dec

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.

Mon 7 Dec

Frozen 2

Frozen II
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 43min
  • U
  • Directed by: Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee
  • Cast: Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Josh Gad, Jonathan Groff

Elsa (Menzel) and Anna (Bell) head off on a dangerous journey after Elsa hears voices calling her to a distant land. The plot is less involving than the character interaction, but Olaf (Gad) is the comedic highlight and while it may be less compelling than the original, it's got all the ingredients for a hit.

Sat 19 Dec

Frozen

Frozen
  • 2013
  • US
  • 1h 48min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee
  • Cast: Voices of Kristen Bell, Josh Gad, Idina Menzel

Princess Anna (Bell) is disturbed to find that her sister Elsa (Menzel) can create ice and snow, but when Elsa goes into exile the kingdom freezes, and Anna and friends must find her. With no celebrity voice-overs or pop culture gags, just a venerable story, good songs and classic characters, it's an old-fashioned delight.

Fri 11 Dec
Sun 13 Dec

The Holiday

The Holiday
  • 2006
  • US
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Nancy Meyers
  • Written by: Nancy Meyers
  • Cast: Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jude Law, Jack Black, Shannyn Sossamon, Eli Wallach, Edward Burns, Rufus Sewell

Two ladies with guy trouble swap homes. Amanda (Diaz) ends up with Iris' brother (Law) in the UK, and Iris (Winslet) befriends funnyman Miles (Black) Stateside. This fairly repellent life swap romantic comedy was written specifically for these actors, but you wouldn't think it.

Fri 18 Dec

Home Alone

Home Alone
  • 1990
  • US
  • 1h 43min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Chris Columbus
  • Written by: John Hughes
  • Cast: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, John Heard, Catherine O'Hara

Peter and Kate McCallister (Heard and O'Hara) have an eight-year-old brat and wisely – albeit accidentally – leave him behind in Chicago when they go on holiday to Paris. Left to his own devices young Kevin (Culkin) has to deal with two bungling burglars (Pesci and Stern) who threaten to invade his peaceful haven. Jolly, if sadistic, scare-comedy antics produced by teen flick veteran John Hughes.

Sat 5 Dec

It's A Wonderful Life

It's a Wonderful Life
  • 1946
  • US
  • 2h 9min
  • U
  • Directed by: Frank Capra
  • Cast: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Henry Travers

Small-town boy Stewart runs into financial difficulties and is on the brink of suicide when an elderly angel descends to earth to show him all the good his life has done for those around him. Archetypal Capra sentimentality with a superbly detailed fantasy framework and one of Stewart's most lovable performances. One to warm even the most glacial heart.

Sun 20 Dec
Thu 24 Dec

Goldfinger

Goldfinger
  • 1964
  • UK
  • 1h 52min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Guy Hamilton
  • Written by: Ian Fleming
  • Cast: Sean Connery, Shirley Eaton, Gert Fröbe, Honor Blackman, Harold Sakata, Bernard Lee, Tania Mallet

The one with Pussy Galore, Odd Job, Shirley Bassey belting it out, Shirley Eaton covered in gold and a typically over-the-top plot as mad Auric plans to break into Fort Knox. Much better on the big screen when it doesn't have to be crammed into the TV frame.

Sun 13 Dec

Live and Let Die

Live and Let Die
  • 1973
  • UK
  • 2h 1min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Guy Hamilton
  • Cast: Roger Moore, Yaphet Kotto, Jane Seymour

007 sets out to stop a Caribbean dictator and his Harlem drug baron in their international heroin scheme, enlisting the help of a beautiful tarot-card reader.

Sat 12 Dec

The Spy Who Loved Me

The Spy Who Loved Me
  • 1977
  • UK
  • 2h 5min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Lewis Gilbert
  • Written by: Ian Fleming, (novel; credit only), Richard Maibaum, (screen story; uncredited)
  • Cast: Roger Moore, Barbara Bach, Curd Jürgens, Richard Kiel, Geoffrey Keen, Walter Gotell, Bernard Lee

Digital restoration of the classic in which Bond must team up with his Russian female counterpart to solve the mystery of the disappearing nuclear missile carrying submarines. Their task is made all the more difficult by the presence of metal-mouthed menace Jaws. The omnipresent Q pops up with a selection of handy gadgets to help James finish off the bad guys.

Sun 13 Dec

Licence to Kill

Licence to Kill
  • 1989
  • UK / US
  • 2h 13min
  • 15
  • Directed by: John Glen
  • Cast: Timothy Dalton, Carey Lowell, Robert Davi, Talisa Soto, Anthony Zerbe

The second of Timothy Dalton's two impressive Bond films.

Sun 13 Dec

GoldenEye

GoldenEye
  • 1995
  • UK / US
  • 2h 10min
  • 12
  • Directed by: Martin Campbell
  • Cast: Pierce Brosnan, Sean Bean, Izabella Scorupco

Making his debut as James Bond, Pierce Brosnan’s slick secret agent teams up with the sole survivor of a destroyed Russian research lab to prevent a nuclear space weapon falling into the wrong hands. To save the world, Agent 007 finds himself going head-to-head with Sean Bean’s insidious 006, a fellow agent he thought dead, in director Martin Campbell’s globe-trotting adventure.

Sat 12 Dec

Casino Royale

Casino Royale
  • 2006
  • US / UK / Czech Republic
  • 2h 24min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Martin Campbell
  • Written by: Ian Fleming
  • Cast: Daniel Craig, Eva Green, Mads Mikkelsen, Judi Dench

The prequel to the other Bond films time warps back to the enduring action hero becoming a 00 licensed to kill. The latest Bond (Craig) proves to be a strong leading man, but the film is let down by trying to do too much. With a weak villain and Bond girl to boot, it doesn't really feel like a Bond film at all.

Sat 12 Dec

Skyfall

Skyfall
  • 2012
  • UK
  • 2h 25min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Sam Mendes
  • Written by: John Logan, Neal Purvis, Robert Wade
  • Cast: Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Judi Dench, Ralph Fiennes, Albert Finney, Naomie Harris, Bérénice Marlohe

When cyber-terrorists steal an MI6 hard drive, 007 is ordered to recover it. After the let-down of Quantum of Solace, the 23rd official Bond movie is a belter; the script is smart, Craig is better than ever, and Bardem is a thrilling villain. 50 years on from Dr No, it's a well-wrapped birthday present.

Sun 13 Dec

Love Actually

Love Actually
  • 2003
  • UK / US
  • 2h 15min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Richard Curtis
  • Written by: Richard Curtis
  • Cast: Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Colin Firth, Laura Linney, Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, Keira Knightley, Martine McCutcheon, Bill Nighy, Rowan Atkinson

Curtis aims to prove the anodyne point that love is actually all around us with a huge cast and several different story strands. So we see Nighy, Thompson, Grant, Colin Firth, Martine McCutcheon, Liam Neeson, Alan Rickman, Keira Knightley, Andrew Lincoln and Laura Linney all pop up to play out their roles. Lightweight and over-populated romantic comedy.

Fri 11 Dec

Miracle on 34th Street

Miracle on 34th Street
  • 1994
  • US
  • 1h 50min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Les Mayfield
  • Cast: Richard Attenborough, Elizabeth Perkins, Dylan McDermott.

Kriss Kringle (Attenborough) is a department store Santa who goes one better and claims he's the genuine article. Only by winning a court case – and convincing one cynical little girl (Mara Wilson) can he put the joy and magic back into the festive period. A fairly unnecessary remake, but this secular fable still sparkles with charm.

Fri 18 Dec

National Theatre Live: War Horse

National Theatre Live: War Horse
  • 2014

Screening of the stage version of Michael Morpurgo's novel about WW I, featuring life-sized puppets created by the Handspring Puppet Company.

Tue 8 Dec

Peter Duncan's Jack and the Beanstalk

  • 2020
  • Directed by: Peter Duncan, Ian Talbot

Screening of Peter Duncan's 'guerilla-style' pantomime, filmed on socially distanced seats at the former Blue Peter presenter's house.

Sat 5 Dec
Sun 6 Dec
Sat 12 Dec

Royal Opera House: The Nutcracker

Royal Opera House: The Nutcracker
  • 2018

A Christmas treat for the whole family and a classic with a special place in the hearts of ballet fans around the world. The Royal Ballet's production of The Nutcracker will be broadcast live from the Royal Opera House to theatres across the UK.

Thu 10 Dec

Scrooged

Scrooged
  • 1988
  • US
  • 1h 41min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Richard Donner
  • Cast: Bill Murray, Karen Allen, John Forsythe, Bobcat Goldthwait, Carol Kane, Robert Mitchum, Alfre Woodard

Umpteenth screen version of Dickens' Christmas Carol, with Murray as a miserly television exec determined to exploit the yuletide schedules for all they are worth. He learns the error of his ways just in time for a cringe-inducing finale demanding peace on earth and good will to all men. Despite lavish effects and a motley constellation of guest stars, this is a formula comedy of contemporary cynicism whose uneasily vicious humour seems at odds with the spirit of the original. Alastair Sim, where are you now?

Wed 9 Dec

Spies in Disguise

Spies in Disguise
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 41min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Nick Bruno, Troy Quane
  • Cast: Will Smith, Tom Holland, Rashida Jones, Ben Mendelsohn, Reba McEntire, Rachel Brosnahan, Karen Gillan, DJ Khaled, Masi Oka, Carla Jimenez

Lance Sterling (Smith) is a super spy who has to team up with inventor Walter (Holland) to clear his name, but is turned into a pigeon. It’s all very derivative but good fun, with a cute message about embracing your weirdness, and Smith and Holland’s terrific double act should earn them their own live-action buddy comedy.

Sat 12 Dec

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
  • 1989
  • US
  • 1h 37min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Jeremiah Chechik
  • Written by: John Hughes
  • Cast: Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Randy Quaid, Juliette Lewis

As you might expect, a Griswold family Christmas ends in disaster. Lightweight comedy instilled with heart by John Hughes' screenplay.

Fri 4 Dec

Maida Vale is a two screen Everyman. The screens sit 107 and 41 and the seats are a mixture of sofas and armchairs with foot rests.

The nearest London Undergrounds are Maida Vale, Warwick Ave and St. John's Wood. There is a small NCP until 8pm nearby or pay and display meters.

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