Films showing from Friday June 7, at the Kino
Late Night (15) 102 mins
A legendary late-night talk show host’s world is turned upside down when she hires her first and only female staff writer. Originally intended to smooth over diversity concerns, her decision brings about unexpectedly hilarious consequences as the two women, who are separated by culture and generation, become united by their love of a biting punchline. Starring Emma Thompson, Mindy Kaling, Hugh Dancy and John Lithgow.
Aladdin (PG) 128 mins, and Kids’ Club
A charming street rat. A sheltered princess. A blue genie who holds the key to their future. Guy Ritchie brings his singular flair for fast-paced, visceral action to Disney’s vibrant tale of identity, happiness and freedom in the fictional city of Agrabah. A street rat frees a genie from a lamp, granting all of his wishes and transforming himself into a charming prince in order to marry a beautiful princess. But soon, an evil sorcerer becomes hell-bent on securing the lamp for his own sinister purposes.
This live-action remake stars Will Smith as the genie; Mena Massoud as Aladdin; Naomi Scott as Jasmine; and Marwan Kenzari as Jafar. Legendary composer Alan Menken provides the score, which includes new recordings of the animation’s original songs as well as two new numbers written by Menken and award-winning songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land, The Greatest Showman).
Rocketman (12A) 121 mins
An epic musical fantasy following the transformation of shy piano prodigy Reginald Dwight into international superstar Elton John. This inspirational story – set to Elton John’s most beloved songs and performed by star Taron Egerton – tells the universally relatable story of how a small-town boy became one of the most iconic figures in pop culture. Also starring Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, John Reid and Bryce Dallas Howard.
Aladdin (PG) 128 mins, and main programme
The Secret Life Of Pets 2 (U) 86 mins. And main programme
Terrier Max is coping with some major life changes. His owner is now married and has a toddler, Liam. Max is so worried about protecting the boy that he develops a
nervous tic. Meanwhile, while her owner is away, plucky Pomeranian Gidget tries to
rescue Max’s favourite toy from a cat-packed apartment with a little help from her
feline friend, Chloe, who has discovered the joys of catnip. And crazy-but-cute bunny Snowball gets delusions of grandeur that he’s an actual superhero after his owner Molly starts dressing him in superhero pyjamas. But when Daisy, a fearless Shih Tzu, shows up to ask for Snowball’s help on a dangerous mission, he’ll have to summon the courage to become the hero he’s only been pretending to be. Can Max, Snowball, Gidget and the rest of the gang find the inner courage to face their biggest fears?
Great children’s films for just £9 and for every child ticket bought, an adult goes free. Grab a Kids’ Club loyalty card, have it stamped five times and get your sixth ticket free.
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Image Credits: Emily Aragones; Sundance Film Institute .