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The Mockingbird Cinema and Kitchen

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Gibb Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B9 4AA
  • Telephone 01212 247456
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  • Website www.mockingbirdcinema.com
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(500) Days of Summer

(500) Days of Summer
  • 2009
  • US
  • 1h 34min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Marc Webb
  • Written by: Scott Neustadter, Michael H Weber
  • Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Zooey Deschanel

This factory made YouTube generation rom-com kicks off at breakneck speed delivering a drole reconstruction of young man Tom's (Gordon-Levitt) unruly love affair with Summer (Deschanel). Whilst first encounters are charming, the narrative gimmick of playing the story back to front eventually wears thin, and ends up in vacuous territory.

Sun 23 Sep

The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid
  • 1989
  • US
  • 1h 23min
  • U
  • Directed by: Ron Clements/John Musker
  • Cast: Voices of Rene Auberjonois, Christopher Daniel Barnes, Jodi Benson

Disney's ginger princess rejects her life under the sea to walk on land among the human people, including one Prince Eric.

Sat 22 Sep

The Nun

The Nun
  • 2018
  • USA
  • 18
  • Directed by: Corin Hardy
  • Cast: Bonnie Aarons, Taissa Farmiga, Charlotte Hope

Two Vatican investigators and a local (Bichir, Farmiga and Bloquet) arrive at a cloistered Romanian abbey in 1952 to investigate a nun’s suicide. The latest in the Conjuring series is the weakest, with Aarons playing nun demon Valak to the hilt but ultimately let down by overstated shocks and erratic plotting.

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Predator

Predator
  • 1987
  • US
  • 1h 47min
  • 18
  • Directed by: John McTiernan
  • Written by: Jim Thomas, John Thomas
  • Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, Elpidia Carrillo, Bill Duke, Richard Chaves, Jesse Ventura, Sonny Landham, Shane Black

Arnie and his dirty half-dozen are hired to enter a dense South American jungle to free a hostage, but lurking unseen in the foliage is a chameleon-like being waiting to skin alive any unsuspecting human to cross its path. Slow to build, but ultimately gripping macho mayhem with a real sense of threat.

Fri 21 Sep

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  • 2016
  • US
  • 2h 13min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Gareth Edwards
  • Cast: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Riz Ahmed, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen, Forest Whitaker, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Jonathan Aris

Troublemaker Jyn Erso (Jones) and Rebel intelligence officer Cassian Andor (Luna) lead a rag crew across the galaxy to make contact with Death Star chief engineer Galen (Mikkelsen), Jyn's dad. This is Star Wars from the trenches, with sensational battle scenes and great performances from Jones and Luna.

Wed 26 Sep

Starship Troopers

Starship Troopers
  • 1997
  • US
  • 2h 9min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Paul Verhoeven
  • Cast: Casper Van Dien, Denise Richards, Michael Ironside, Dina Meyer

Verhoeven's classic sci-fi actioner is in part a hugely satirical swipe at his adopted homeland's foreign policy, but it's also just an excuse for Verhoeven and effects supervisor Phil Tippett to tip a big box of CGI all over the floor. Fans of the book were livid at the story changes, but the computerised bugs are viscerally nasty. Great fun.

Wed 26 Sep

They Live

They Live
  • 1988
  • US
  • 1h 33min
  • 18
  • Directed by: John Carpenter
  • Written by: John Carpenter
  • Cast: Roddy Piper, Keith David, Meg Foster, Raymond St Jacques, Peter Jason, Sy Richardson, George 'Buck' Flower

Returning to his B-movie roots, Carpenter's classic is a sprightly sci-fi satire with a decidedly 1950s feel. As recession grips America, drifter Piper discovers that the yuppies controlling the economy are in fact aliens, and they're using subliminal advertising to keep the populace docile. Although the serious and political premise set up in the first half needs more of a follow-through, the knockabout action that follows is well handled, with entertaining results.

Mon 24 Sep

Total Recall

Total Recall
  • 1990
  • US
  • 1h 53min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Paul Verhoeven
  • Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sharon Stone, Michael Ironside

In Verhoeven's hugely expensive rollercoaster of violence, Arnie plays a construction worker whose vacational fantasy (implanted by Rekall Incorporated) is to pitch him into a netherworld of assassins and femmes fatales before unleashing the full truth about his nightmares of life on Mars. The crazy Dutchman's Martian chronicle, teeming with sicko incident, is powered along by bursts of gee-ain't-this-fun-brutality, but scores points for the playful ingenuity of the plotting, and Arnie looks like he's enjoying himself.

Tue 25 Sep
The Mockingbird Cinema and Kitchen

Situated within Birmingham’s iconic Custard Factory, The Mockingbird Cinema and Kitchen are looking to disrupt conventional cinema and bring an all-round offering of both films and food. Sample great food and relax within the creative hub of the city before watching a film in their independent single screen cinema.

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