Films showing from Friday, November 8 at the Kino:
Terminator: Dark Fate (15) 128mins
In Mexico City, a newly modified liquid Terminator – the Rev-9 model – arrives from the future to kill a young factory worker named Dani Ramos. Also sent back in time is Grace, a hybrid cyborg human who must protect Ramos from the seemingly indestructible robotic assassin. But the two women soon find some much-needed help from a pair of unexpected allies – seasoned warrior Sarah Connor and the T-800 Terminator.
Story by James Cameron, directed by Tim Miller and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mackenzie Davis and Linda Hamilton.
Sorry We Missed You (15) 101mins
Ricky and his family have been fighting an uphill struggle against debt since the 2008 financial crash. An opportunity to wrestle back some independence appears with a shiny new van and the chance to run a franchise as a self-employed delivery driver. It’s hard work, and his wife’s job as a carer is no easier. The family unit is strong but when both are pulled in different directions everything comes to breaking point.
From director Ken Loach and screenwriter Paul Laverty and starring Kris Hitchen, Debbie Honeywood, Rhys Stone, Katie Proctor, Mark Birch and Ross Brewster.
The Good Liar (15) 109mins
Career con man Roy sets his sights on his latest mark: recently widowed Betty, worth millions. And he means to take it all. But as the two draw closer, what should have been another simple swindle takes on the ultimate stakes. Legendary actors Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen star together on screen for the first time in this suspenseful drama about the secrets people keep and the lies they live.
Directed by Bill Condon (Dreamgirls, Gods and Monsters), also starring Russell Tovey, Jim Carter, Mark Lewis Jones and Bessie Carter.
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (PG) 119mins
Maleficent travels to a grand old castle to celebrate young Aurora’s upcoming wedding to Prince Phillip. While there, she meets Aurora’s future mother-in-law – a conniving queen who hatches a devious plot to destroy the land’s fairies. Hoping to stop her, Maleficent joins forces with a seasoned warrior and a group of outcasts to battle the queen and her powerful army.
Starring Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Michelle Pfeiffer, Harris Dickinson, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple and Teresa Mahoney.
Official Secrets (15) 112mins
One day in 2003, in the lead up to the Iraq War, British intelligence specialist Katharine Gun receives a memo from the NSA with a shocking directive: the United States is enlisting Britain’s help in collecting compromising information on UN Security Council members to blackmail them into voting in favour of an invasion of Iraq. Unable to stand by and watch the world be rushed into war, Gun makes the gut-wrenching decision to defy her government and leak the memo to the press.
Starring Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Ralph Fiennes, Indira Varma, Rhys Ifans and Matt Smith.
Shaun The Sheep: Farmageddon (U) 87 mins
And Kids’ club, see below
It’s close encounters of the herd kind in Shaun’s new out-of-this-world movie from Aardman. When an impish and adorable alien with amazing powers called Lu-La crash-lands near Mossy Bottom Farm, Shaun soon sees an opportunity for alien-powered fun and adventure, setting off on a mission to shepherd the intergalactic visitor home before a sinister organisation can capture her…can Shaun and the flock avert Farmageddon on Mossy Bottom Farm before it’s too late?
Joker (15) 122 mins
Todd Phillips’ exploration of Arthur Fleck, who is indelibly portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix, is of a man struggling to find his way in Gotham’s fractured society. A clown-for-hire by day, he aspires to be a stand-up comic at night but finds the joke always seems to be on him. Caught in a cyclical existence between apathy and cruelty, Arthur makes one bad decision that brings about a chain reaction of escalating events. Disregarded by society, Fleck begins a slow descent into madness as he transforms into the criminal mastermind known as the Joker. Also starring Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Brett Collins and Douglas Hodge.
Judy (12A) 118 mins
Winter 1968: Showbiz legend Judy Garland (Renée Zellweger) arrives in swinging London to perform in a sell-out run at The Talk of the Town. As she prepares for the show, battles with management, charms musicians, and reminisces with friends and adoring fans, her wit and warmth shine through. And yet Judy is fragile. After working for 45 of her 47 years, she is exhausted; haunted by memories of a childhood lost to Hollywood. Will she have the strength to go on? Also starring Jessie Buckley, Rufus Sewell, Finn Whittrock and Michael Gambon.
Downton Abbey (PG) 122 mins
The worldwide phenomenon Downton Abbey becomes a grand motion picture event as the beloved Crawleys and their intrepid staff prepare for the most important moment of their lives. A royal visit from the King and Queen of England will unleash scandal, romance and intrigue that will leave the future of Downton hanging in the balance. Written by series creator Julian Fellowes it stars the original cast including Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary Crawley, Laura Carmichael as Lady Edith Crawley, Joanne Froggatt as Anna Bates, Hugh Bonneville as Robert Crawley, Maggie Smith as Violet Crawley and Elizabeth McGovern as Cora Crawley. Also starring are Brendan Coyle, Matthew Goode, Imelda Staunton, Geraldine James, Simon Jones, David Haig, Tuppence Middleton, Kate Philips and Stephen Campbell.
Shaun The Sheep: Farmageddon (U) 87 mins
And main programme, see above
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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