Films showing from Friday August 23 at the Kino:
Angel Has Fallen (15) 121mins
When there is an assassination attempt on US President Allan Trumbull, his trusted confidant, Secret Service agent Mike Banning, is wrongfully accused and taken into custody. After escaping from capture, he becomes a man on the run and must evade his own agency and outsmart the FBI in order to find the real threat to the President. Desperate to uncover the truth, Banning turns to unlikely allies to help clear his name, keep his family from harm and save the country from imminent danger. Starring Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, Tim Blake Nelson, Jada Pinkett Smith and Nick Nolte.
Blinded By The Light (12A) 117 mins
It’s 1987. When music fanatic Javed discovers the illustrious back catalogue of The Boss, Bruce Springsteen, his world is turned upside down. Yearning to escape his rundown hometown and the rules of his traditional Pakistani household, Javed finds himself caught in between two worlds and must to discover if he too, is Born to Run… Directed by Gurinder Chadha (Bend It Like Beckham) and starring Viveik Kalra, Nikita Mehta, Rob Brydon, Sally Phillips and Hayley Atwell.
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood (18) 161 mins
Quentin Tarantino’s ninth feature film is a story that takes place in Los Angeles in 1969, at the height of hippy Hollywood. The two lead characters are Rick Dalton, former star of a western TV series, and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth. Both are struggling to make it in a Hollywood they don’t recognise any more. But Rick has a very famous next-door neighbour… Sharon Tate. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Emile Hirsch, Dakota Fanning, Bruce Dern, Al Pacino and Kurt Russell.
Marianne and Leonard (12A) 102mins
A story of enduring love between Leonard Cohen and his Norwegian muse, Marianne Ihlen. Filmmaker Nick Broomfield chronicles their relationship, from the early days in Greece to how their love evolved when Leonard became a successful musician. It was a time that left a lasting imprint on both Marianne and Leonard, whose friendship would last another 50 years before their deaths in 2016.
Vita And Virginia (12A) 110 mins
Set amidst the bohemian high society of 1920s England, Vita and Virginia tells the scintillating true story of a literary love affair that fuelled the imagination of one of the 20th century’s most celebrated writers. Vita Sackville-West is the brash, aristocratic wife of a diplomat who refuses to be constrained by her marriage, defiantly courting scandal through her affairs with women. When she meets the brilliant but troubled Virginia Woolf, she is immediately attracted to the famed novelist’s eccentric genius and enigmatic allure. So begins an intense, passionate relationship. Filmed at and around Sissinghurst Castle and gardens, and starring Gemma Arterton, Elizabeth Debicki, Isabella Rossellini and Rupert Penry-Jones.
Yesterday (12A) 116 mins
Jack Malik is a struggling singer-songwriter in an English seaside town whose dreams of fame are rapidly fading, despite the fierce devotion and support of his childhood best friend, Ellie. After a freak bus accident during a mysterious global blackout, Jack wakes up to discover that The Beatles have never existed. Performing songs by the greatest band in history to a world that has never heard them, Jack becomes on overnight sensation with a little help from his agent. Written by Richard Curtis (Four Weddings And A Funeral, Love Actually), directed by Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire) and starring Ana de Armas, Lily James, Kate McKinnon, James Corden and Himesh Patel.
The Lion King (PG) 120 mins, and Kids’ Club, see below
From Disney Live Action, director Jon Favreau’s all-new The Lion King journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolises his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother – and former heir to the throne – has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his. With the voices of Seth Rogan, Beyonce, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Donald Glover, James Earl Jones and Billy Eichner.
Toy Story 4 (U) 100 mins and main programme
Woody has always been confident about his place in the world, and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that’s Andy or Bonnie. So when Bonnie’s beloved new craft-project-turned-toy, Forky, declares himself as “trash” and not a toy, Woody takes it upon himself to show Forky why he should embrace being a toy. With the voices of Tom Hanks, Tony Hale, Tim Allen, Keanu Reeves, Joan Cusack, Christina Hendricks and Annie Potts.
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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