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Yellow Submarine (U)

Yellow Submarine

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Monday 23 Jul 201814:00 Book Now

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins


Film run time: 1h 26m


To mark the 50th anniversary of Yellow Submarine, it’s all aboard with the Fab Four at The Odyssey. Now in glorious 4k digital restoration, this psychedelic masterpiece has never looked or sounded better.


Arguably (but not really arguably) the greatest and most influential band of all time, The Beatles had found limited success with their previous films. While the band weren’t initially keen on Yellow Submarine, and animation wasn’t yet being taken seriously in film, the visionary work of director George Dunning ensured this film was a smash hit.


The film is set in Pepperland, where life for its inhabitants is spurred on by an ardent love of music. However, Pepperland is besieged by the Blue Meanies, who dislike music intensely. Pepperland’s Lord Mayor sends his top sailor, Old Fred, to Liverpool to enlist the help of John, Paul, George and Ringo and save their home.


One of the most fantastic visual spectacles ever shown on the big screen, set to some of the greatest songs ever written; including All Together Now and All You Need Is Love. Come and live on a yellow submarine for a brief time with us.


The Happy Prince (15)

The Happy Prince

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Sunday 22 Jul 201817:00 Book Now
Tuesday 24 Jul 201812:00 Book Now
Tuesday 24 Jul 201819:30 Book Now

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins


Film run time: 1h 45m


Rupert Everett writes, directs, and stars in a moving study of the last years of Oscar Wilde.


Deviating from previous renderings, the film limits the great writer and witticist's more famous years - including his success in stage and society, his mortifying trial and exposure as a homosexual, and his subsequent ordeal in prison - to flashbacks, focusing instead on his wandering exile in Europe that followed.


During this time, Wilde's destruction only continues, thanks to both continued English tourist homophobia and his own damaging and unchecked fondness for alcohol and Bosie, his self-absorbed lover.


Despite the grim nature of this downward spiral, Everett never loses grip on the great man's redeeming levity and invention, keeping him as a sardonic satirist and a transcendent storyteller even at his lowest ebb.


Although Wilde's decline monopolises the action, pathos is also provided by Constance, Wilde's forlorn wife, played by Emily Watson, and his ignored advisor, Reggie Turner, played by Colin Firth. Everett creates a thorough portrait of a titanic, self-destructive figure, which like the man himself, generates both sadness and humour without making either seem incongruous.


All the Wild Horses (15)

All the Wild Horses

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Monday 23 Jul 201819:30 Book Now

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins


Film run time: 1h 33m

‘Wild’ is certainly an apt word to include in the title of this particular film — it's director Ivo Marloh’s documentary of the Mongol Derby, a death-defying 1000km horseback race across Mongolia.


Those entering are mostly adrenaline-fuelled westerners. They’re all tracked on GPS by a team of doctors and vets, but the safety of the event ends there. One rider breaks their collar bone on the first day, while another punctures her lung.


Ivo Marloh is one of those documentary-makers who is always there in the right place at the right time for the most dramatic moments, and the many occasions the horses refuse to be mounted. One of his greatest assets in the film is the contrasting personalities in the race, whether it’s young Texan, Devan Horn, who came second in the race last year and will stop at nothing to win this time around. Or the South African Monde Kanyana, who appears to share a spiritual bond with the horses, being able to calm even the most untamed.


Marloh is also sure to capture some wonderful shots of the rolling steppes and mountain ranges, to offset some of the tension. A truly unique film.



Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (12A)

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

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Wednesday 25 Jul 201813:00 Book Now
Sunday 29 Jul 201813:00 Book Now
Wednesday 1 Aug 201814:00 Book Now
Wednesday 1 Aug 201819:30 Book Now
Saturday 4 Aug 201814:00 Book Now

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins


Film run time: 2h 8m

The must-see blockbuster event of the year lands at The Odyssey this July!


It’s been four years since the theme park and luxury resort was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment. Isla Nublar now sits abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves in the jungles.


While Jurassic World couldn’t quite capture the magic of the original Jurassic Park, it brought back all the fun and frights we had; witnessing a colossal brachiosaurus feasting for the first time, to raptors on the loose.


Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard reprise their roles, the former as Owen Grady, the gruff and simple dinosaur trainer, and the latter as Claire Dearing. Claire finally achieves some character development, ditching her high heels to get stuck in with some dino-rights activism.  


Dearing’s mission to make amends sees her convincing Grady to return to Isla Nubar, to attempt a rescue mission for the remaining dinosaurs before the island’s volcano erupts.


Can Grady reawaken his friendship with Blue - the velociraptor he imprinted on from birth and trained - to help him save the day?


Leave No Trace (PG)

Leave No Trace

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Wednesday 25 Jul 201819:30 Book Now

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins


Film run time: 1h 49m


For fans of the director’s ‘Winter’s Bone’, which effectively launched Jennifer Lawrence’s career, this unconventional family portrait shares many qualities with the 2010 film.


Director Debra Granik’s ‘Leave No Trace’ follows the story of a father (Ben Foster) and his 13-year-old daughter who lead an idyllic yet solitary life living in a picturesque nature reserve near Portland, Oregon. Rarely making contact with the outside world, the father and daughter form a heart-warming dependency on one another. But one small mistake soon has local authorities hot on their heels.


Their tranquil lifestyle is turned upside down as they’re forced to integrate back into society along with all the social pitfalls that face them. Will they be able to cope with the stresses of such a drastic lifestyle change and will they be able to find a place they can call home? One thing is for sure, Granik does an exquisite job in portraying the utmost endearing relationship between the father and daughter.


The dynamic between the two is captivating and you can’t help but feel heart-wrenching empathy for them throughout. Moving and gloriously written, Leave No Trace is sure to leave no dry eyes in the audience.


Book Club (HOH - Hard of Hearing) (12A)

Book Club (HOH - Hard of Hearing)

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Thursday 26 Jul 201814:00 Book Now

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins


Film run time: 1h 32m

Please note this is a HOH screening. (HOH - Hard of Hearing)


The same format applies but with closed captioned subtitles along the bottom of the screen. All are welcome!


With its impressive cast very firmly grasping the sexual nettle, “Book Club” scurries happily through the undergrowth of mature female relationships.


From a screenplay by director Bill Holderman and Erin Simms, the film stars Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen and Mary Steenbergen as four close friends who read ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ in their long-standing book club and subsequently take a long hard look at their own relationships.


Unsurprisingly (this is a comedy after all) they view the book as a wake-up call and decide to push back the self-imposed staid boundaries to their relationships and rediscover love and mischief.

‘Book Club’ is a movie that is rarely seen in Hollywood these days, with its starring actresses all comfortably over 60 and centred on mature women gleefully revamping their sex lives.


And although light-hearted, the film has truths for younger audiences too, notably how life doesn’t simply end at middle-age - even “old” friendships and relationships can still enrich, both emotionally and physically.


Come and see, the chemistry of the 4 lead stars alone is a joy to watch, as are their naughty stories!


Mean Girls (12A)

Mean Girls

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Thursday 26 Jul 201819:30 Book Now

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins


Film run time: 1h 49m


The time has come to put on your best pink clothes and come to see the most iconic and quotable teen comedy film ever made.


Cady Heron (Lindsay Lohan), has just moved to the suburbs of Illinois after being home-schooled by her parents in Africa. In her first experience of public school, she quickly is flung into the cruel world of popularity and the tight-knit cliques that form around it.


She unwittingly finds herself part of the most elite group in the school, nicknamed The Plastics, played fantastically by Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried, and Lacey Chabert. As they’re nickname suggests, they spend their time manipulating each other and concerning themselves over how they look, with little brain power between the three of them.


SNL and 30 Rock star Tina Fey in part based the screenplay off of Queen Bees and Wannabes:  Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends and Other Realities of Adolescence by the youth councillor Rosalind Wiseman, using examples from the book Tina exaggerates them to hilarious effect.


While fetch still might not be a thing, it’s not too late to give it a try!


Hereditary (15)

Hereditary

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Friday 27 Jul 201819:30 Book Now
Saturday 28 Jul 201819:00 Book Now

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins


Film run time: 2h 07m


2018 has been a great year for horror so far with Ghost Stories and A Quiet Place - and Hereditary will most definitely be adding another jewel to that list — tense, terrifying and profoundly unsettling.


Written and directed by Ari Aster, here is a film about a family who are dysfunctional in a more peculiar way.


Starring Toni Collette as Annie Graham, a deeply troubled mother and artist, who makes miniature doll’s houses in her free time (the cinematography very cleverly frames the real houses as doll’s houses throughout the movie).


Annie’s abusive mother has just died, but her presence appears to remain. Annie’s children were also malignantly influenced by the mother, and now the teenage son Peter (Alex Wolff) and daughter Charlie (Milly Shapiro) are receiving messages from beyond the grave to release the evil that is in their DNA.


Saxophonist Colin Stetson’s score percussively keeps the horror alive, every beat of the way.


The screening on Friday 27th will be introduced by Dr Darren Elliott-Smith

Senior Lecturer in Film and TV (University of Herts)

Author of several books and journal articles on the Horror Genre, Cult Film, Gender and Psychoanalysis.

The talk introduces Hereditary as another instance of recent critically and commercially successful horror films (Get Out, It Comes at Night, A Quiet Place) and marks a resurgence of interest in the genre in turbulent times.

It confronts the media-term 'post-horror' suggesting a shift towards 'accessible' horror that speaks about social anxieties and fears in the 21st Century.

The film also comes with post-screening discussion in the foyer (20 minutes).

The Greatest Showman (PG)

The Greatest Showman

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Saturday 28 Jul 201814:00 Book Now

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins

Film run time: 1h 45m


Hugh Jackman displays the true meaning of a triple threat in this bombastic re-imagination of P.T Barnum's “Greatest Show on Earth.”


The Greatest Showman follows the triumphs and tribulations of Jackman's Phineas Taylor Barnum as he, in fabulously energetic fashion, sings and dances his way towards a dream of high society life. Through solid hustle and irresistibly catchy musical numbers Barnum enlists a motley of society’s outcasts and undesirables as he creates the signature 'Greatest Show.' Jackman's Barnum is aided in his endeavour by yet another triple threat in Zac Efron's, Phillip Carlyle, a member of the upper class who comes to 'The Other Side' to aid Barnum is his quest for legitimacy.


Although stunning, show-stopping performances are elicited at every step of the way, particular note must be made of the truly anthemic 'This is Me'. A life-affirming and engrossing take on a complex historical figure, The Greatest Showman perfectly captures the wonder of a truly grand show with fantastic visuals and stunning performances which will leave you humming, if not singing out loud, for hours afterwards.


**Non-Singalong version for June/July screenings**


Ocean's 8 (12A)

Ocean's 8

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Sunday 29 Jul 201818:00 Book Now (Upstairs Available)
Monday 30 Jul 201814:00 Book Now
Monday 30 Jul 201819:30 Book Now (Upstairs Available)
Thursday 2 Aug 201814:00 Book Now
Thursday 2 Aug 201820:00 Book Now
Sunday 5 Aug 201817:00 Book Now

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins


Film run time: 1h 50m


Sandra Bullock is the Ocean of the title - Debbie, the sister of George Clooney’s character Danny from ‘Ocean’s Eleven’ - in this playful all-female spin on the ever popular heist caper.


Just released from prison, Debbie quickly sets about acquiring luxury items, then begins rapidly assembling a team to pull off the massive jewel caper – intended to yield millions per woman – that she’s spent years assiduously planning.


The Pitt to her Clooney is Lou, (Cate Blanchett) serving as Debbie’s former partner and level-headed right hand. The pair dutifully recruit the various specialists they’ll need: a hacker (Rihanna), a fence (Sarah Paulson), jewel expert (Mindy Kaling), pickpocket (Awkwafina) and fashion designer (Helena Bonham Carter), the last of those necessary to gain access to the Met Gala, where she’ll be outfitting a pampered actress played by Anne Hathaway – making the most of the opportunity to demonstrate her comedy chops.


As with ‘Ocean’s Eleven’, everyone seems to be having a pretty good time! Which gives a fun, breezy quality. Come and watch while the girls steal the show, along with the diamonds!

Swimming With Men (12A)

Swimming With Men

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Tuesday 31 Jul 201812:00 Book Now
Tuesday 31 Jul 201819:30 Book Now (Upstairs Available)
Monday 6 Aug 201819:30 Book Now

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins


Film run time: 1h 37m

What can you do when the dull grind of the day to day turns life into a monotonous blur? Join a synchronised swimming group for middle aged men I suppose.


Things aren’t going particularly well for Eric (Rob Brydon), an accountant whose marriage is on the rocks and for whom life has started to become something a chore. Eric, however, manages to find an escape from his day to day when he stumbles upon an all-male synchronised swimming club. Hoping to reinvigorate his life, and perhaps win back his wife, Heather (Jane Horrocks), Eric joins the group.


Although described by member Colin (Daniel Mays) as “just a bunch of middle-aged men who want to meet up in trunks that are too small for us, and make funny little patterns in a pool,” the group somehow find themselves on a path that may just lead to the world championships in Milan. Featuring a cast of much-loved UK actors, director Oliver Parker (St Trinian’s, Johnny English Reborn) weaves the somewhat left-field premise into a funny, heart-warming journey.


Come along and see if you can spot Cottonmill Lane’s Sub Aqua Club amongst the locations!


Sicario 2: Soldado (15)

Sicario 2: Soldado

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Friday 3 Aug 201820:00 Book Now
Saturday 4 Aug 201819:00 Book Now
Saturday 11 Aug 201819:00 Book Now
Tuesday 21 Aug 201819:30 Book Now

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins


Film run time: 2h 2m

A richly deserved sequel to the original Sicario three years ago, Day Of The Soldado delves even deeper into the dark world of the US-Mexico border drug war, and the murkily questionable methods the CIA uses to take down the sinister cartels.


Among the best films of 2015, Sicario brought forth the compelling character of hitman Alejandro Gillick, portrayed in mysterious and brooding splendour by Benicio Del Toro. The first film gave us a very good idea of how far and ruthlessly he will go to avenge his murdered family, and just how willing he was to exploit the FBI agents at his disposal, most of all Emily Blunt’s character.


Del Toro, of course, returns, as does Josh Brolin, back again as FBI bigwig Matt Graver. With the cartels escalating the war by smuggling terrorists across the border, Graver has no choice but to call upon the disconcerting Gillick. Gillick then immediately heightens tensions further by kidnapping a cartel kingpin’s daughter.


One of the more thought-provoking and darker crime thrillers this summer, among a sea of flashy blockbusters, and certainly not one to miss!


The Greatest Showman - Singalong! (PG)

The Greatest Showman - Singalong!

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Sunday 5 Aug 201813:00 Book Now

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins

Film run time: 1h 45m

The same format applies for these screenings but with singalong subtitles along the bottom of the screen during the songs.

A bold and original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and the sense of wonder we feel when dreams come to life.

Inspired by the ambition and imagination of P.T. Barnum, it tells the story of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a mesmerizing spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

Starring Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson, Zac Efron. Directed by Michael Greacy and featuring songs by Academy Award winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land).

Shot with richly lacquered pizzazz by Seamus McGarvey, the film opens with a spectacular shot of Jackman’s Barnum, silhouetted under the rafters in his signature long coat and top hat, looking like as pure a creature of theatrical bravado as the M.C. in “Cabaret.”

Wonderstruck (PG)

Wonderstruck

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Monday 6 Aug 201814:00 Book Now

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25m


Film run time: 1hr 53m

Todd Haynes broke hearts and emptied tissue packets with Carol, mostly due to his stylish and nostalgic eye, and ability to get the best performances from the actors on screen, and he’s back with more of the same in this story of two children who wish they lived different lives.


Ben (Oakes Fegley) and Rose (Millicent Simmonds) don’t know each other, in fact they are both from different eras completely. Rose, a deaf girl, lives in the black and white 1920s, and Ben, lives in the colourful and hyper-real 1970s midwest, who loses his hearing as result of an accident.


However, this is not the only place their stories collide. Ben longs for a father he has never known, and Rose dreams dreams of a mysterious actress who she chronicles in a scrapbook. They both run away and go on a search to find what they are missing, unfolding with mesmerising symmetry.


The trailer says ‘Introducing Millicent Simmonds’, which means they probably weren’t expecting A Quiet Place and her fantastic performance in it to be as widely popular as it was. But, both of their performances amaze, and these alongside the experimental and sentimental style and storytelling make for a compelling drama that appeals to adults and young adults alike.


Maya The Bee: The Honey Games (U)

Maya The Bee:  The Honey Games

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Tuesday 7 Aug 201811:00 Book Now

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25m


Film run time: 1hr 23m


This Summer’s sweetest animation has arrived, the sequel to 2014’s Maya The Bee. The Honey Games is a buzzing tale of underdogs, teamwork, and standing up for the little guy.


Maya The Bee has gone through quite the array of adaptations since Waldemar Bonsels’ original German book in 1912 — there was an anime series in 1975, and then the German-French 2012 TV series which resulted in the recent big-screen version.


And if you’re wondering why this sequel’s title has such a heavy nod towards a certain Jennifer Lawrence-led novel series adaptation, it’s because our antagonist here is the Empress of Buzztropolis. She is seeking to requisition the honey of Maya (voiced a second time by Coco Jack Gillies) and her fellow hive friends.


When Maya and her friends dare to stand against the buzzy one percent, she is entered into The Honey Games. Maya must wrestle with her ego, and the opportunity to be a star in the biggest bee sporting event there is. To remain true to her hive, and save that hard-earned honey. Come on down with the kids (or without!) for this sweet, sweet nectar.


The Bookshop (PG)

The Bookshop

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Tuesday 7 Aug 201819:30 Book Now
Wednesday 8 Aug 201814:00 Book Now

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins


Film run time: 1hr 53m

Literature illuminates a grey post-war coastal town in this Penelope Fitzgerald adaptation.


In late 1950s Suffolk, a widow (Emily Mortimer) seeks to return culture to her austere surroundings by setting up a bookshop -the town's first- in its most rundown and forsaken building. Igniting the locals' interest by stocking new and exciting tomes such as Lolita and Farenheit 451, she soon encounters both resistance from Mrs Gamart (Patricia Clarkson), the town's draconian grand dame, who wants an arts centre to replace Florence's establishment, and support from Mr Brundish (Bill Nighy), a quiet but fiercely idealistic recluse.


The film's seemingly familiar vintage British setting is enlivened by being seen from a less familiar perspective, the Spanish director Isabel Coixet, who firmly grasps the story's bloodless but fierce battle between liberal outsiders and conservative conformists. Eschewing the twee romantic-comedy stylings of, for example, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, the film instead develops into a more challenging study of Little-England mentality and the still-relevant struggle to overcome it.


We are pleased to announce the screening on Tuesday 7th will be introduced by Dr Paul Sutton


Principal Lecturer in Film and Head of Media at University of Hertfordshire.


Paul Sutton’s research covers psychoanalytic and film theory as well as Italian and French cinema and critical theory.

Paul has worked on adaptations and remakes over many years and will be sharing his professional insight before this screening.

McQueen (15)

McQueen

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Wednesday 8 Aug 201819:30 Book Now

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins


Film run time: 1h 51m


In the mid-nineties, Britain was becoming cool again. Trainspotting was an international success, Brit Pop dominated the charts and ‘Golden Balls’ Beckham was bending something apparently. But, in the world of Haute Couture, there was only one name on everyone’s lips:


Alexander McQueen.


McQueen looked like a skin-head, spoke like an East-End barrow boy and had only one O-Level to his name. However, his unstoppable drive to create inspired clothing designs of danger and sensuality lead him to rise rapidly through the couture echelons, becoming chief designer at Givenchy in 1996.


He was called an enfant terrible and the hooligan of English Fashion, causing controversy and admiration in equal measure with sell-out collections with names such as ‘Jack the Ripper Stalks His Victims’, ‘Dante’ and ‘Asylum’. He counted Kate Moss, Nicole Kidman and Sarah Jessica Parker amongst his celebrity patrons.


McQueen, committed suicide on the eve of his beloved mother’s funeral.

His death came as final preparations were being made for an autumn collection to be unveiled in Paris.


In this poignant and affecting documentary Ian Bonhote and Peter Ettedgui explore the demons that lead to the loss of such a shining light of British Fashion.



Avengers: Infinity War (12A)

Avengers: Infinity War

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Thursday 9 Aug 201814:00 Book Now

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins


Film run time: 2h 29m

The culmination of eighteen films over a decade, Infinity War is undoubtedly one of the biggest movie events of this century!


Ever since the Marvel Cinematic Universe kicked off with Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr) ten years ago, the exploits of Captain America (Chris Evans), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and the wealth of other characters has been leading to this.


We’ve seen the infinity stones in the disparate parts of this universe, and now the seemingly unstoppable warlord Thanos has come to claim them for himself. Thanos believes he must use the united infinity stones to wipe out half of all life in the universe — for the sake of balance, and life itself. Thanos is hell-bent in his mission, and The Avengers are fully-charged on theirs; Thanos must be stopped.


With the usual Marvel witticisms at their very best, this is the darkest chapter of the MCU so far as all these easy-to-love characters (literally) bounce off each other: Spider-Man, Hulk, Doctor Strange, Black Panther, Vision, The Scarlet Witch, The Guardians of the Galaxy and their many other friends and allies reform in this epic extravaganza which will not leave you disappointed.

Odyssey, assemble!



The Shawshank Redemption (15)

The Shawshank Redemption

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Thursday 9 Aug 201820:00 Book Now

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins


Film run time: 2h 22m


Frank Darabont’s adaptation of Stephen King was, and still is adored by audiences and critics alike. The uplifting and deeply moving prison drama struggled in the box office to begin with, competing with Pulp Fiction and Forrest Gump, then having to do the same at the Academy Awards, being nominated in seven categories but winning none.


The film takes place in Shawshank State Prison in Maine, where Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) has just been sent after being convicted and sentenced to a life term for a double murder, though he stubbornly proclaims his innocence. Fellow lifer, Red (Morgan Freeman) picks Andy as the mostly likely new recruit to crack under the harsh realities of prison life, of which he is quickly introduced to. Corrupt wardens, sadistic guards, and inmates who will willingly use beating to insure their dominance. Shockingly to Red, Andy does not crack, his intelligence and dignity help him to prevail behind bars.


Robbins and Freeman are outstanding in their roles as some of the most endearing characters in cinema history, and Darabont creates a world inside the prison that you can’t help but dive straight into, something he did again five years later with The Green Mile.


Simply marvellous entertainment.


Tag (15)

Tag

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Friday 10 Aug 201820:00 Book Now
Saturday 25 Aug 201820:00 Book Now

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25m


Film run time: 1hr 40m

Based on a true story. No, really. Tag is based on a real-life group of friends who would play a month-long game of tag (or ‘it’ for us Brits) every February for 28 years.

And what an ensemble cast: Jeremy Renner is Jerry, the only member of the gang who has never been ‘it’, thanks to his sheer athleticism and wits. He is looking to go out on a high and bring the game to an end with his marriage looming. As you can imagine, his friends are having none of it.


The casting is on point — Ed Helms (The Hangover) as Hogan. Jon Hamm (Mad Men) is the egotistical CEO, Jake Johnson (New Girl) as the stoner-divorcee, and Hannibal Buress, stealing a number of scenes with his jokes.


And that’s only the male side — Annabelle Wallis plays the Wall Street Journal writer who made the men famous, while Isla Fisher (Wedding Crashers) and Rashida Jones (Parks and Recreation) play two of the wives who have to put up with it all. The game is truly ruthless, and the resulting film is fun, funny and fantastical.


Incredibles 2 (PG)

Incredibles 2

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Saturday 11 Aug 201814:00 Book Now
Sunday 12 Aug 201813:00 Book Now
Tuesday 14 Aug 201811:00 Book Now
Tuesday 21 Aug 201811:00 Book Now
Thursday 23 Aug 201814:00 Book Now

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25mins


Film run time: 2hr 05m

14 years have elapsed since the original Incredibles film, and we’ve had one or two superhero films in between. The long awaited sequel is here, after that stretched out period, with director Brad Bird remarking that he’d only be interested in doing a second film if he could improve on the original.


He arguably does just that; Incredibles 2 drops us in exactly where the first film left us — in fact, the original epilogue serves as the prologue. Everyone’s favourite superhero family are struggling to regain public favour, and not letting it affect things at home.


A spanner is thrown in the works when Evelyn (Catherine Keener) and Winston Deavor (Bob Odenkirk) offer to fund The Incredibles to improve their public relations, and choose Elastigirl (Holly Hunter) to spearhead the campaign.


Mr Incredible (Craig T. Nelson) is of course slightly crestfallen to have not been picked, and isn’t too keen on being a stay at home father. But when a shady new villain emerges, the family have to set their issues aside, if they are to save the day again.


Michael Giacchino’s 60s-inspired score is a big highlight again.

The Producers (1967) (PG)

The Producers (1967)

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Sunday 12 Aug 201817:00 Book Now
Monday 13 Aug 201814:00 Book Now

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25m


Film run time: 1hr 26m

With the separation of 50 years and much reverential treatment as a classic, it's easy to miss just how daring and adventurously irreverent Mel Brooks' first film is.


Seeking an escape from financial ruin, shamelessly mercenary Broadway producer (Zero Mostel) enlists the services of a timid accountant (Gene Wilder), who has discovered a way to profit from a theatrical flop by pocketing unused funds, and sets out to put on the worst show of all time.


This eventually leads to a magnificently overblown and tasteless extravaganza entitled "Springtime for Hitler" -but the audience does not react as expected. Compared to the glossier and more successful stage musical, the original film is more surprising and funny in its black humour -the staging of an upbeat musical about Nazis, for example, is rendered more ironic by the fact that its creators are Jewish.


The mixture of highbrow comedy and low farce is still matchless, and finds perfect expression in both the bluster of Mostel and the neuroticism of Wilder.


Even with a brand-new restoration, it remains gloriously trashy.


Racer & the Jailbird (Subtitled) (15)

Racer & the Jailbird (Subtitled)

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Monday 13 Aug 201819:30 Book Now

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins


Film run time: 2h 07m

Racer and the Jailbird is the latest breathlessly stylish and sexy crime epic from Oscar nominated director Michael R. Roskam (Bullhead, The Drop), set against an electrifying backdrop of high-speed racing and high-stakes heists.


As a member of a notorious Brussels gang renowned for their expertly-executed robberies, Gigi (Matthias Schoenaerts) tends to his front, a luxury automobile import-export business, in his downtime. Sparks fly when he meets glamorous and affluent race car driver Bibi (Adele Exarchopoulos), and despite their wildly different backgrounds, the pair fall instantly and tragically in love.


While Gigi attempts to break away from his illicit history, two things stand in the couple's way to a happy life together; an unrelenting mob hungry for another heist, and the cops that are closing in on them.

Consistently stylish throughout, Racer powers up on speed and pushes adrenaline. It ends with a bravura sequence through Brussels streets at night which plays out like it was a joy for Roskam’s longtime DP Nicolas Karakatsanis to shoot: it certainly is to watch.

Adrift (12A)

Adrift

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Tuesday 14 Aug 201819:30 Book Now
Thursday 16 Aug 201814:00 Book Now
Monday 20 Aug 201814:00 Book Now

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25m


Film run time: 1h 36m


As battling-against-the-odds-for-survival films go, this one is outstanding.


Right from the start we are thrown in at the deep end with the opening shot showing a battered young woman jerking back into consciousness amongst the floating debris below deck of what remains of her sailing boat.

When she finally manages to claw her way out the camera pans away upwards to show the damaged vessel as a tiny white needle in a truly vast blue haystack.

Oh, and her boyfriend’s missing too.


Based, amazingly, on real events, the background narrative is a passionate love story. Tami (Shailene Woodley) wanders the world until she and Richard (Sam Claflin) find each other and sail off into the sunset and one of the biggest storms ever seen in the Pacific.


As director Baltasar Kormakur showed in “Everest”, determination and an indomitable spirit can overcome extraordinary hardships but here he also shows how Tami and Richard draw on their love in order to endure when faced with despair.


The term ‘truly remarkable ‘is over-used but it’s accurate here - come and see this true tale of love and resilience.

Mary Shelley (12A)

Mary Shelley

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Wednesday 15 Aug 201814:00 Book Now
Wednesday 15 Aug 201819:30 Book Now

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins


Film run time: 2h 1m

The fascinating life of the creator of Frankenstein is reanimated. While still a teenager, Mary Godwin entered a relationship with the Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, and endured both social and familial disapproval to marry him.


Seeking refuge abroad, the couple eventually found themselves stranded at a Swiss villa during constant rain, and passed the time by writing competing ghost stories. Inspired by the loss of her and Shelley's child, Mary was inspired to develop a story about the creation of life, but not by natural means.


Sidestepping familiar gothic imagery from her famous novel, the film instead emphasises the period romance of Shelley's relationship with her husband, while also focusing on the radical and feminist aspects of her personality (notably for the time, she refused to publish the book under a male pseudonym).


While not entirely avoiding cliché in this approach, the film is successfully anchored by Elle Fanning's central performance, which conveys deep strength and imagination without too much grandstanding.

Elvis '68 Comeback Special (NA)

Elvis '68 Comeback Special

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Thursday 16 Aug 201820:00 Book Now

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25m


Film run time: 1hr 50m

See the iconic television special starring singer Elvis Presley, which originally aired on December 3rd 1968. It marked Elvis Presley’s return to live performance and re-launched his singing career.


This anniversary event includes the legendary television special, plus an exclusive look at the making of the special, featuring a walkthrough of the NBC soundstage with insights from producer Steve Binder and Priscilla Presley.


With the birth of his daughter, Lisa Marie, Elvis was forced to confront and reassess his career. His manager, Tom Parker, had arranged a one-off special with NBC originally envisioned as a Christmas themed show with Elvis wearing a Santa suit. Elvis rebelled against his manager for the first time and insisted on focusing on his back catalogue and the songs that had made people fall in love with him in the first place.


Dressed in tight black leather, looking slim and tanned and sporting a gravity-resisting quiff, Elvis took to the stage looking every bit the superstar and gave a career defining performance.


He was soulful, energetic, charming but above all, damn sexy. This is why we call him ‘The King’.


It remains one of the most legendary concerts of all time, and now you can see it on our great big screen.


Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (PG)

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

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Friday 17 Aug 201820:00 Book Now (Upstairs Available)
Saturday 18 Aug 201819:00 Book Now
Sunday 19 Aug 201813:00 Book Now
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Wednesday 22 Aug 201814:00 Book Now
Wednesday 22 Aug 201819:30 Book Now (Upstairs Available)
Monday 27 Aug 201817:00 Book Now
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Film run time: 1hr 54m

Good news everyone! Pierce Brosnan is back and he’s singing again!


Part of the enduring charm of the original 2008 film was that it felt scrappy and unpolished. A film that was inclusive of everyone, you didn’t need to have a perfect singing voice to be part of the fun. And, yes, maybe that even included the former Mr Bond murdering every note he went near with the wild abandon of someone with a licence to kill.


This film picks up some years after the original with Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) finding out she is pregnant. This leads her to wonder about her heritage and how her mother met the three dashing men she now calls her fathers.


Queue flashbacks to Donna’s early life with Lily James playing the younger version of Meryl Streep’s character as she makes the decision to move to the island of Kalokairi in the process providing us with loads of excuses to further delve into ABBA’s back catalogue.


When all is said and done there’ll be no regret if you take a chance on this dancing queen!

Aladdin (U)

Aladdin

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Saturday 18 Aug 201814:00 Book Now

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins


Film run time: 1h 31m


Robbie Williams stars as the quick witted Genie in the Disney Renaissance classic, Aladdin.


Aladdin (Scott Weinger), the titular ‘street rat’ finds himself inadvertently in possession of the Genie’s lamp. Using his wishes he (not so wisely), becomes a prince to try and steal the heart of the beautiful, Princess Jasmine (Linda Larkin). Little does he know, Jafar and his sidekick parrot, Iago (Jonathon Freeman and Gilbert Gottfried respectively), the villain of the story, has other plans.


After the company had struggled to produce highly successful films for many years. Aladdin was part of redefining the Disney we know and love today.


Full of adventure, classic animation and William’s hilarious Genie, you can see why it won two Academy Awards, Best Original Score and Best Original Song for “A Whole New World”.


In times like these, the Genie’s words resonate more than ever, "I'm history! No, I'm mythology! Nah, I don't care what I am; I'm free."

Come along with The Odyssey on a magic carpet ride you’ll never forget!


Madame (15)

Madame

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Monday 20 Aug 201819:30 Book Now

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25mins


Film run time: 1hr 29m


Written and directed by French novelist and film-maker Amanda Sthers, the light-hearted “Madame” centres on the social drama around a dinner party and it’s aftermath.


Toni Collette and Harvey Keitel play Anne and Bob, a rich American expat couple living in Paris and straining their considerable resources with an even more considerably lavish lifestyle.


Anne decides to hold a refined soirée for their friends but their son invites himself along making 13 (horrors!) and so Anne recruits her reluctant maid Maria to even the numbers. This neat plan goes awry as Maria not only proves herself to be out of her social depth but then goes on to start a romance with one of the other guests. For Anne this is inexcusable as it breaks rigid class boundaries and emphasises her own dwindling romantic appeal - even dressed sexily (or naked!) she can’t rekindle Bob’s interest.


Collette and Keitel put in fine performances of course but De Rossy threatens to steal the show. Her Maria is played with warmth as well as comedic drama as the three of them set about skewering class differences in this accomplished social satire.


Hotel Artemis (15)

Hotel Artemis

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Thursday 23 Aug 201820:00 Book Now

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Film run time: 1hr 33m

If there's one thing Summer 2018 needs, it's a dystopian neo-noir crime film (try saying that five times quickly). And we've got one in the enticing package that is Hotel Artemis.


The 'hotel' is in fact a secret hospital in futuristic 2028 Los Angeles. We find LA in desperate, darker times: companies are privatising water for its citizens; who are rioting. As more and more people are branded criminals, the need for Hotel Artemis is without question.  


Jodie Foster plays the nurse who runs the place, alongside the orderly Everest. He's played by Dave Bautista, who continues to win at the tricky task of transitioning from professional wrestler to actor.


Among the hospital's colourful patients are Acapulco (Charlie Day, progressing from It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia), an obnoxious arms dealer. And Nice (Sofia Boutella), a deadly assassin.


When the city’s most notorious crime boss shows up (Jeff Goldblum), and with the riots ever approaching the Hotel, tension is at breaking point.


First time director Drew Pearce’s first offering is a real treat.

Just remember the hospital’s golden rule: guests are not to kill other guests.

The Karate Kid (1984) (12A)

The Karate Kid (1984)

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Friday 24 Aug 201817:00 Book Now

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Film run time: 2hr 2m

Last year, Youtube announced that they would be bringing back Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence in Cobra Kai, one of the first Youtube Premium series. Premiering on the 2nd May, the new series was a massive success, but at The Odyssey we want to remind you of where their rivalry all began.


Daniel has just arrived in California from New Jersey, where he immediately runs into karate trained high school bullies. He is rescued by a Japanese Janitor (Pat Morita) who agrees to teach him how to harness karate for good instead of evil. The training process to Danny seems long and laborious, with some actions looking like he’s just being made to do chores for Miyagi. When the film reaches its final championship karate bout between Daniel and Johnny, to see who will win the trophy and the heart of Ali (Elisabeth Shue), will all the training montages be worth it?


Originally the role of Kreese, the sadistic coach who goads Johnny into fighting dirty was offered to real-life karate champion Chuck Norris, but he turned down the role refusing to be shown using his skills in a negative way onscreen.


Tickets from £5 - matinée prices!

Mystery Film! (TBC)

Mystery Film!

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Friday 24 Aug 201821:00 Book Now

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins


Film run time: TBC

Starting this August, The Odyssey will be bringing you a monthly-special strand of ‘late-night’ retro films.


To kick start this screening series we are excited to entice you all with a mystery movie!!!


We can’t give too many clues at the time we go to print but we can reveal that it is a bona fide 80s classic that will not disappoint!


With a later start time than usual, we hope to revive the spirit of the ‘midnight movies’ which emerged in the early 1970s at vintage picturehouses (although not actually running at midnight, for now!).


This could be the hottest ticket of the summer, so book now and prepare for our first step on this exciting cinematic journey!

Hotel Transylvania 3 (U)

Hotel Transylvania 3

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Saturday 25 Aug 201814:00 Book Now
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Film run time: 1hr 37m

Join Sony Pictures’ favourite monster family as they embark on a vacation on a luxury monster cruise ship, so Drac can take a summer holiday from providing everyone else’s vacation at the hotel.


Voiced by Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez and directed by Genndy Tartakovski - famed for such animated gems as Dexter’s Laboratory, The Powerpuff Girls and Samurai Jack.


Once the pack leave the port, romance arises when Dracula meets the mysterious ship Captain, Ericka. Little do they know that his ‘too good to be true’ love interest is actually a descendant of Abraham Van Helsing, ancient nemesis to Dracula and all other monsters.


HT3:SV continues the positive premise that acceptance and tolerance of others’ differences is ultimately more rewarding than anger and revenge, a welcome message in these times of increasing social conflict and division. That this message is delivered by great comic acting, exceptional animation and plenty of laughs only goes to confirm Hotel Transylvania 3 as a uniquely charming family mid-summer must-see.


Vertigo (1958) (PG)

Vertigo (1958)

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Sunday 26 Aug 201817:00 Book Now

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25m


Film run time: 2hr 2m

A failure on its original release, Alfred Hitchcock's masterpiece has since gathered acclaim as the proverbial greatest film ever made.


After inadvertedly causing the death of a colleague, acrophobic detective Scottie Ferguson (James Stewart) retires from the police force, but is lured onto another assignment by an old friend, who claims that his wife, Madeline (Kim Novak), is possessed by an ancestor's ghost.


Scottie tracks her across San Francisco and soon falls in love, but Madeline's predicament proves to be more complex than it seems and threatens to engulf them both. Starting as a neat and theatrical detective plot, the film grows into a beautiful and unsettling love story, which meditates on the nature and morality of fantasy (and film itself) without ever losing dramatic momentum or interest.


The full effect of the film's many meanings may only come to light on repeated viewings - but if you have never seen it, there can be no better place to start than in a cinema.

Thomas & Friends: Big World! Big Adventures! The Movie (U)

Thomas & Friends: Big World! Big Adventures! The Movie

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Tuesday 28 Aug 201811:00 Book Now

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25m


Film run time: 1hr 24m

It’s May 2018, Rail Plan 2020 is ready to be unleashed on the isles, and a promise of more services and more carriages is bringing joy to commuters all around the UK. Fast-forward to June and madness has broken out.


Cancelled services, overheating carriages, crowds breaking down barriers, and Thameslink on the brink of collapse. All while this is happening, and you can’t get a fast train to St Pancras, everyone’s favourite ol’ reliable steam train, Thomas the Tank Engine, has somehow managed to travel across all five continents on his Big World, Big Adventure journey.


Thomas wants to become the first engine to travel the world, getting inspiration from a race car named Ace (voiced by Peter Andre). So he leaves Sodor and the fat conductor behind and faces off on a heroic quest that takes him across deserts, through jungles and over dangerous mountains.


However, on his journey, he meets Nia, who teaches him that you can’t get by without a little help from your friends.


One for kids of all ages, and maybe some adults who loved Thomas as much as I did as a child, and need some good news about trains for once.


Whitney (15)

Whitney

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Wednesday 29 Aug 201819:30 Book Now

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25m


Film run time: 1hr 59m

Featuring exclusive audio and never-before-seen video archive from Whitney Houston’s time as a recording artist, this powerful new film by Kevin Macdonald (Touching the Void, The Last King of Scotland, Marley) is an honest portrait of rare talent, told by those closest to her.


Tracing the singer’s upbringing and phenomenal career through to her early death in 2012, Whitney remembers the talent and tragedy that surrounded Whitney Houston.


If Whitney bears many similarities to Asif Kapadia’s Amy (2015), it is because Houston and Winehouse shared a remarkably similar descent, a path paved with fraught relationships with their fathers and husbands, a dense social circle of enablers, and a crushing melancholy they sought to quell with drugs and alcohol.


The film dwells equally on her natural charisma, her exuberance and her talent. At one point, an audience is left to marvel at her acrobatic voice, nimbly crooning the opening lines of I Wanna Dance with Somebody free of music. Unseen footage and interviews with the singer showcase a woman who, though struggling, was charming and full of spirit, well suited to the spotlight.


Bugsy Malone (1976) (U)

Bugsy Malone (1976)

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Thursday 30 Aug 201814:00 Book Now

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Film run time: 1hr 30m

Alan Parker's musical pastiche of 1930s gangster films continues to shine.


Envisioning a strange but convincingly detailed mob-ruled fantasy world containing no people older than 17, the film follows a turf war between rival bosses Fat Sam (John Cassisi) and Dandy Dan (Martin Lev), the latter of whom owns a terrible and mysterious weapon called the "Splurge Gun", which "finishes" whoever it hits.


His empire rapidly shrinking, Sam enlists the help of a down-and-out boxing promoter named Bugsy Malone (Scott Baio), who finds a reason to fight when he falls for Blousey Brown (Florrie Dugger), an aspiring singer with dreams of Hollywood.


Despite its bizarre premise, the film is grounded by both the outstanding mock-period music of Paul Williams and the total conviction of its child cast, who treat the story completely seriously and make the audience do likewise.


Notable cast members include Jodie Foster, who had just participated in Taxi Driver, and Dexter Fletcher, who has a small but crucial part as "Baby Face"


Stand By Me (1986) (15)

Stand By Me (1986)

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Thursday 30 Aug 201820:00 Book Now

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins


Film run time: 1h 27m


Rob Reiner’s 1986 adaptation of Stephen King’s novella is as fresh and moving as it was when it was first released, with a charm and depth that seems to resonate with each generation.

It is Labour Day weekend, 1959, and four adventurous boys set off to find a missing boy, on the outskirts of their hometown, Castle Rock, Oregon. The boys make an impressive and inseparable gang, there’s the born-leader Chris (River Phoenix), the intellectual Gordie (Wil Wheaton), the emotionally disturbed Teddy (Corey Feldman), and the chubby hanger-on Vern (Jerry O’Connell).


Kiefer Sutherland also dominates every scene he’s in playing Ace, the bleach-blonde, brutish high-school bully.

Rarely does a film capture the innocence and growing pains of young boys on their way to manhood, especially in such a rich and heartfelt way. These feelings are strengthened by the nostalgic and poignant narration by Richard Dreyfuss, voicing the grown-up Gordie.

Amid numerous misadventures the group savour what may be their last chance to be kids while the future could tear them apart.

Mission: Impossible Fallout (12A)

Mission: Impossible Fallout

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Friday 31 Aug 201820:00 Book Now

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Film run time: 2hr 27m

This is your mission, should you choose to accept it. Fallout is the sixth film in the Mission Impossible film series, since Tom Cruise became the face of the brand. Rogue Nation was praised for breathing new life into the story, and this film looks set to continue that.


Things are unravelling for the IMF (Impossible Missions Force, not the International Monetary Fund) as a very dangerous prisoner, Solomon Lane (played by the always creepy Sean Harris) escapes. Ethan Hunt (Cruise) knows that Lane must be stopped, as he poses a grave threat to global security. But as the title suggests, the CIA begin to question his motives and loyalty. This also pits him against friends, particularly Ilsa Faust (Rebecca Ferguson), and he meets his match in fellow operative, August Walker (Henry Cavill).


Thankfully, Simon Pegg also rejoins Cruise and Ferguson. And, as well as Cavill, Alec Baldwin and Vanessa Kirby also join the A-list cast. Not to mention director Christopher McQuarrie, who wrote and directed the previous Mission Impossible.


This is his fifth collaboration with Cruise, after Valkyrie, Edge Of Tomorrow and Jack Reacher.


All together now: dun, dun, dun-dun, dun, dun….


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