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The Beguiled

The Beguiled
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 34min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Sofia Coppola
  • Cast: Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning

John McBurney (Farrell) is a wounded Union deserter in the US Civil War who winds up in a school for girls, where headmistress Martha (Kidman) is persuaded to show him kindness. Coppola’s remake of Don Siegel’s sweaty 1971 original plays like meticulously crafted high-camp melodrama; intermittently enjoyable, but rushed and flustered.

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Wed 23 Aug
  • 14:00
  • 19:30
Thu 24 Aug
  • 19:30

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 29min
  • PG
  • Directed by: David Soren
  • Cast: Kevin Hart, Thomas Middleditch, Ed Helms

Animated superhero comedy based on the bestselling book series by Dav Pilkey. This is a film that sides with the kids, right down to its sly jabs at uncaring, cash-starved school systems and loose message about the value of laughing at yourself; and, of course, at the mere existence of a planet called Uranus.

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Sat 26 Aug
  • 14:00
Thu 31 Aug
  • 14:00

Cars 3

Cars 3
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 42min
  • U
  • Directed by: Brian Fee
  • Cast: Armie Hammer, Nathan Fillion, Owen Wilson, Kerry Washington

Lightning (Wilson) is challenged by new car on the block, Jackson Storm (Hammer). The least interesting Pixar franchise rumbles on in a rudimentary cash-grab which is basically a training montage in search of a story, and Randy Newman’s score can’t save it from being a dull lunge for the finish line.

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Thu 24 Aug
  • 14:00

Going in Style

Going in Style
  • 2017
  • 1h 36min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Zach Braff
  • Cast: Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Alan Arkin

A slick, amiable if somewhat safe cover version of an unjustly neglected 1979 comedy, this time starring Oscar-winners Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman and Alan Arkin as poverty-stricken old-timers who decide to take their revenge on a banking system.

Fri 25 Aug
  • 19:30

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
  • 2017
  • US
  • 2h 17min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: James Gunn
  • Written by: James Gunn
  • Cast: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Sean Gunn, Glenn Close, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan, Kurt Russell

The gang are back, with a rollicking plot involving stolen batteries and Ego (Russell) who may or may not be the long-lost dad of Peter Quill (Pratt). It’s very CGI-heavy, sometimes tiringly so, but the humour still charms and the finale picks it up after a sluggish second act.

Sun 27 Aug
  • 13:00

Rear Window

Rear Window
  • 1954
  • US
  • 1h 52min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
  • Cast: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter, Raymond Burr

Laid up with a broken leg, Slim Jim takes to neighbour-spotting with binoculars and camera at the ready. Before long, he's getting hot under the collar about the dirty deeds done across the yard. Is it murder? Or just naked voyeurism? One of Hitch's darkest movies, with an intense, unrelenting claustrophobia derived from confining the lens to the apartment set.

Mon 28 Aug
  • 17:00

Tommy's Honour

Tommy's Honour
  • 2016
  • US/UK
  • 2h 22min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Jason Connery
  • Cast: Peter Mullan, Jack Lowden, Ophelia Lovibond, Sam Neil

The story of two greats of 19th century golf, Tom Morris (Mullan) and his son Tommy (Lowden), their often stormy relationship, and Tommy's passion for local lass Meg (Lovibond). Unimaginative and superficial biopic, hampered by its low production values and shallow characterisation.

Tue 29 Aug
  • 14:00
  • 19:30

Top Gun

Top Gun
  • 1986
  • US
  • 1h 50min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Tony Scott
  • Written by: Jim Cash, Jack Epps, Jr
  • Cast: Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis, Val Kilmer, Anthony Edwards, Tom Skerritt, Michael Ironside, Meg Ryan, Rick Rossovich, Whip Hubley, James Tolkan

Say what you like about him, Scott undoubtedly has the golden touch at the box office. This emotionless formula adventure about men being grandly upstaged by very fast, very expensive and very dangerous aircraft, with the splendid Ms McGillis thrown for love interest, made a fortune, especially in the US. It had to be those planes, or maybe the rampant 'America the strong' ethos of the film, because it doesn't have much more to offer.

Sun 27 Aug
  • 17:00

Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman
  • 2017
  • US
  • 2h 13min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Patty Jenkins
  • Cast: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright

Diana (Gadot) is a princess of the Amazons, who rescues WW1 pilot / secret agent interest Steve (Pine) and resolves to end the war. Stylish and exciting, with a top cast, touches of real humour and tragedy, and spiffing action sequences, anchored by a strong and highly likeable performance from Gadot.

Sat 26 Aug
  • 19:00

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