ROH: The Magic Flute
Running Time: 190 minutes | Genere: Live Concert
Synopsis: Julia Jones conducts The Royal Opera’s spell-binding production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute with a wonderful cast including Roderick Williams as Papageno.
Cinema Live King Lear
Running Time: 30 minutes | Genere: Live Theatre
Starring: Kevin McNally
Censor Advice: TBC
Synopsis: King Lear (Kevin McNally) decides to divide his kingdom amongst his three daughters, but fails to anticipate the consequences of his actions. His generosity is cruelly repaid. As he comes to realise the false values by which he has lived, he finally encounters his own humanity. Broadcast live to cinemas from the iconic Shakespeare’s Globe, this brand new retelling of one of the Bard’s greatest plays will capture your heart on September 21.
Running Time: 143 minutes | Genere: Drama
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
Starring: Scott Frank, Derek Jacobi, Jack Reynor, John Boyega, Will Poulter, Anthony Mackie, Megan Ellison, John Krasinski
Censor Advice: strong threat, violence, language
Synopsis: From Kathryn Bigelow, the Academy Award® winning director of THE HURT LOCKER and ZERO DARK THIRTY, DETROIT tells the gripping story of one of the darkest moments during the civil unrest that rocked Detroit in the summer of ‘67.
The Limehouse Golem
Running Time: 109 minutes | Genere: Horror
Starring: Douglas Booth, Sam Reid, Olivia Cooke, Eddie Marsan, Bill Nighy
Censor Advice: strong bloody violence, gory images, strong sex, sexual violence
Synopsis: Set on the unforgiving, squalid streets of Victorian London in 1880, our tale begins in the baroque, grandiose music hall where the capital's most renowned performer Dan Leno (Douglas Booth) takes to the stage. The whimsical thespian performs a monologue, informing his dedicated audience of the ghastly fate of a young woman who had once adorned this very stage, his dear friend Elizabeth Cree (Olivia Cooke); for the beguiling songstress is facing up to her forthcoming death by hanging, having been accused of murdering her husband John Cree (Sam Reid). Lizzie's death seems inevitable, until Detective Inspector John Kildare (Bill Nighy) is assigned to the case of the Limehouse Golem – a nefarious, calculating serial killer, murdering innocent, unconnected victims, leaving behind barely identifiable corpses – and his distinctive signature in blood. All is not what it seems and everyone is a suspect and everyone has a secret.
Running Time: 115 minutes | Genere: Crime
Director: Stuart Beattie
Starring: Logan Lerman, Jesse Plemons, Lola Kirke, Tom Cruise
Synopsis: In Universal Pictures’ American Made, Tom Cruise reunites with his Edge of Tomorrow director, Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity, Mr. and Mrs. Smith), in this international escapade based on the outrageous (and real) exploits of a hustler and pilot unexpectedly recruited by the CIA to run one of the biggest covert operations in U.S. history. Based on a true story, American Made co-stars Domhnall Gleeson, Sarah Wright, E. Roger Mitchell, Jesse Plemons, Lola Kirke, Alejandro Edda, Benito Martinez, Caleb Landry Jones and Jayma Mays. The film is produced by Imagine Entertainment’s Academy Award®-winning producer Brian Grazer (A Beautiful Mind), Cross Creek Pictures’ Brian Oliver (Black Swan) and Tyler Thompson (Everest), Quadrant Pictures’ Doug Davison (The Departed), and Kim Roth (Inside Man). Gary Spinelli wrote the screenplay.
God's Own Country
Running Time: 105 minutes | Genere: Drama
Director: Francis Lee
Starring: Gemma Jones, Ian Hart, Josh O'Connor, Alec Secareanu, Manon Ardisson, Jack Tarling
Censor Advice: strong sex, language
Synopsis: Spring. Yorkshire. Isolated young sheep farmer Johnny Saxby numbs his daily frustrations with binge drinking and casual sex, until the arrival of a Romanian migrant worker Gheorghe, employed for the lambing season, ignites an intense relationship that sets Johnny on a new path.
ROH: La bohème
Running Time: 180 minutes | Genere: Live Concert
Starring: Alexandre Aja, Joseph Calleja, Lucas Meachem, Jennifer Rowley, Simone del Savio, Marco Vinco
Synopsis: A lost key and an accidental touch of cold hands in the dark – so begins one of the great romances of all opera. John Copley's production brings 19th-century Paris to the stage in vivid detail.
NT Live 2017-2018 Season: Hamlet (Encore)
Running Time: 30 minutes | Genere: Live Theatre
Director: Lyndsey Turner
Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Sonia Friedman
Synopsis: The 2015 broadcast, with Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role, returns to UK and international cinemas. Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy. Now seen by over 750,000 people worldwide, the original 2015 NT Live broadcast returns to cinemas. As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralysed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state. Directed by Lyndsey Turner (Posh, Chimerica) and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions.
Running Time: 30 minutes | Genere: Live Theatre
Starring: Haydn Gwynne, James Corrigan
Synopsis: A full-throttle war play that revels in the sweat of the battlefield, Coriolanus transports us back to the emergence of the republic of Rome. Caius Martius Coriolanus is a fearless soldier but a reluctant leader. His ambitious mother attempts to carve him a path to political power, but he struggles to change his nature and do what is required to achieve greatness. In this new city state struggling to find its feet, where the gap between rich and poor is widening every day, Coriolanus must decide who he really is and where his allegiances lie. Rome Season Director, Angus Jackson, completes our collection of Shakespeare’s Roman plays with a visceral production which sees Sope Dirisu (One Night in Miami, Donmar Warehouse, 2016) take on the title role.
The Jungle Bunch
Running Time: 97 minutes | Genere: Animated
Synopsis: The Jungle Bunch follows a gang of misfit animals on a mission to protect their jungle home. In their first big screen adventure, the Jungle Bunch’s tiger striped Kung Fu penguin leader Maurice and his comrades – a goldfish, tarsier and gorilla – fight to protect the jungle from a gang of silly baboons lead by Igor the evil Koala.
Victoria & Abdul
Running Time: 96 minutes | Genere: Biography
Director: Stephen Frears
Starring: Olivia Williams, Simon Callow, Judi Dench, Eddie Izzard, Michael Gambon
Censor Advice: mild bad language, sex references, racist terms
Synopsis: The extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria’s (Academy Award winner Judi Dench) remarkable rule. When Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal), a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favor with the Queen herself. As the Queen questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance with a loyalty to one another that her household and inner circle all attempt to destroy. As the friendship deepens, the Queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes and joyfully reclaims her humanity.
Kingsman: The Golden Circle
Running Time: 141 minutes | Genere: Action
Director: Matthew Vaughn
Starring: Lasse Hallstrom, Taron Egerton, Julianne Moore, Colin Firth, Channing Tatum
Censor Advice: strong violence, language, sex references, drugs misuse
Synopsis: When the Kingsman headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, their journey leads them to the discovery of an allied spy organization in the US called Statesman, dating back to the day they were both founded. In a new adventure that tests their agents' strength and wits to the limit, these two elite secret organizations band together to defeat a ruthless common enemy, in order to save the world, something that's becoming a bit of a habit for Eggsy...
Royal Ballet 2017/18 Season: Alice's Adventures in
Running Time: 170 minutes | Genere: Live Theatre
Director: Christopher Wheeldon
Starring: Lauren Cuthbertson, Federico Bonelli
Synopsis: Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland burst onto the stage in 2011 in an explosion of colour, stage magic and inventive, sophisticated choreography. Joby Talbot’s score combines contemporary soundworlds with sweeping melodies that gesture to ballet scores of the 19th century. Bob Crowley’s wildly imaginative, eye-popping designs draw on everything from puppetry to projections to make Wonderland wonderfully real. Alice encounters a cast of extraordinary and instantly recognizable characters, from the highly strung Queen of Hearts – who performs a hilarious send-up of The Sleeping Beauty’s famous Rose Adage – to a playing card corps de ballet, a sinuous caterpillar and a tap-dancing Mad Hatter. But the ballet does not avoid the darker undercurrents of Lewis Carroll’s story: a nightmarish kitchen, an eerily disembodied Cheshire Cat and the unhinged tea party are all here in vivid detail. The delicious result shows The Royal Ballet at its best, bringing together world-class dance with enchanting family entertainment.
Goodbye Christopher Robin
Running Time: 107 minutes | Genere: Biography
Director: Simon Curtis
Starring: Logan Lerman, Kelly Macdonald, Margot Robbie, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Steve Christian, Damian Jones
Censor Advice: mild war violence
Synopsis: GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN gives a rare glimpse into the relationship between beloved children's author A. A. Milne (Domhnall Gleeson) and his son Christopher Robin, whose toys inspired the magical world of Winnie the Pooh. Along with his mother Daphne (Margot Robbie), and his nanny Olive (Kelly Macdonald), Christopher Robin and his family are swept up in the international success of the books; the enchanting tales bringing hope and comfort to England after the First World War. But with the eyes of the world on Christopher Robin, what will the cost be to the family?
Blade Runner 2049
Running Time: 30 minutes | Genere: Science Fiction
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Starring: Nat Wolff, Robin Wright, Barkhad Abdi, Jared Leto, Dave Bautista, Ana de Armas, Lennie James, Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling
Synopsis: Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.
The LEGO Ninjago Movie
Running Time: 30 minutes | Genere: Action
Director: Paul Fisher
Starring: Tom Harper, Justin Theroux, Olivia Munn, Jackie Chan
Synopsis: A new animated adventure in Warner Bros. Pictures’ LEGO® franchise, “The LEGO Ninjago Movie” stars Dave Franco, Justin Theroux, Fred Armisen, Abbi Jacobson, Olivia Munn, Kumail Nanjiani, Michael Peña, Zach Woods, and the legendary Jackie Chan. In this big-screen Ninjago adventure, the battle for Ninjago City calls to action young Lloyd, aka the Green Ninja, along with his friends, who are all secret warriors and LEGO Master Builders. Led by kung fu master Wu, as wise-cracking as he is wise, they must defeat evil warlord Garmadon, the Worst Guy Ever, who also happens to be Lloyd’s dad. Pitting mech against mech and father against son, the epic showdown will test this fierce but undisciplined team of modern-day ninjas who must learn to check their egos and pull together to unleash their true power.
The Mountain Between Us
Running Time: 103 minutes | Genere: Drama
Director: Hany Abu-Assad
Starring: Kevin James, Marci T. House, Adam Lolacher, Kate Winslet
Synopsis: Stranded after a tragic plane crash, two strangers must forge a connection to survive the extreme elements of a remote snow covered mountain. When they realize help is not coming, they embark on a perilous journey across hundreds of miles of wilderness, pushing one another to endure and discovering strength they never knew possible. The film is directed by Academy Award nominee Hany Abu-Assad and stars Academy Award winner Kate Winslet and Golden Globe winner Idris Elba.
NT Live 2017-2018 Season: Follies
Running Time: 30 minutes | Genere: Musical
Starring: Imelda Staunton, Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee
Synopsis: Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical is staged for the first time at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas. New York, 1971. There’s a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves. Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton play the magnificent Follies in this dazzling new production. Featuring a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21, it’s directed by Dominic Cooke (The Comedy of Errors). Winner of Academy, Tony, Grammy and Olivier awards, Sondheim’s previous work includes A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd and Sunday in the Park with George.
Running Time: 109 minutes | Genere: Action
Director: Dean Devlin
Starring: Katheryn Winnick, Andy Garcia, Ed Harris, Gerard Butler, Abbie Cornish, Jim Sturgess
Censor Advice: intense action disaster scenes, moderate violence
Synopsis: When catastrophic climate change endangers Earth's very survival, world governments unite and create the Dutch Boy Program: a world wide net of satellites, surrounding the planet, that are armed with geoengineering technologies designed to stave off the natural disasters. After successfully protecting the planet for two years, something is starting to go wrong. Two estranged brothers are tasked with solving the program's malfunction before a world wide Geostorm can engulf the planet.
My Little Pony: The Movie
Running Time: 89 minutes | Genere: Adventure
Director: Jayson Thiessen
Starring: Yvonne Strahovski, Kristin Chenoweth, Liev Schreiber
Synopsis: A new dark force threatens Ponyville, and the Mane 6 Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy, and Rarity embark on an unforgettable journey beyond Equestria where they meet new friends and exciting challenges on a quest to use the magic of friendship and save their home.
The Death of Stalin
Running Time: 107 minutes | Genere: Comedy
Director: Armando Iannucci
Starring: Olivia Wilde, Steve Buscemi, Andrea Riseborough, Jason Isaacs
Censor Advice: very strong language, brief strong violence
Synopsis: There are many theories and conspiracies surrounding the passing of Joseph Stalin in 1953. THE DEATH OF STALIN is a darkly comic interpretation of what ‘might have happened’ and the power struggle that ensued immediately afterwards. THE DEATH OF STALIN is the latest feature film from one of Britain’s finest comedic exports, Armando Iannucci – the Oscar nominee and Emmy winner behind In the Loop, The Thick of It and Veep. It comes packed with Iannucci’s trademark wit and irreverence and features an ensemble cast of unrivalled comedic heritage including: Steve Buscemi, Michael Palin, Jeffrey Tambor, Jason Isaacs, Rupert Friend, Simon Russell Beale, Andrea Riseborough, Paddy Considine and Olga Kurylenko.
Running Time: 30 minutes | Genere: Action
Director: Michael Cuesta
Starring: Kevin James, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Tessa Thompson, Anthony Hopkins, Cate Blanchett, Jeff Goldblum, Mark Ruffalo, Karl Urban
Synopsis: Two-time Oscar®-winner Cate Blanchett (“Blue Jasmine,” “Carol, “Cinderella”) joins Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok” as the mysterious and powerful new villain Hela, along with Jeff Goldblum (the upcoming “Independence Day: Resurgence,” “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” “Jurassic Park”) who joins the cast as the eccentric Grandmaster, Tessa Thompson (“Creed,” “Selma”) who will bring the classic hero Valkyrie to life on the big screen, and Karl Urban (“Star Trek” trilogy, “The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King”) who will add his might to the fray as Skurge. Rounding out the cast for the film is three-time Oscar®-nominee Mark Ruffalo (“Spotlight,” “The Kids Are All Right,” “Foxcatcher”), reprising his role of Bruce Banner/the Hulk from “Marvel’s The Avengers” and Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” “The continuation of the epic Thor franchise will be powerful and unique, and with the additions of Cate, Jeff, Tessa, Karl, and Mark to the cast we have the makings of his most dangerous and heroic adventure yet,” said Producer Kevin Feige. “The sheer, raw talent each of these actors brings to the screen can’t be quantified. Having any one of them join the Marvel Cinematic Universe would be an honor, and having all of them is incredible." Thor’s new cast members join returning stars Chris Hemsworth (“Rush,” “In the Heart of the Sea,” “Ghostbusters”) in the title role for the fifth time; Tom Hiddleston (“Crimson Peak,” “The Night Manager,” “Kong: Skull Island”) as Thor’s adversarial, adopted brother, Loki; Golden Globe® and Screen Actors Guild Award winner Idris Elba (“The Dark Tower,” “Luther,” “Beasts of No Nation”) as the Asgardian sentry, Heimdall; and Academy Award®-winner Sir Anthony Hopkins (“Silence of the Lambs,” “Nixon,” “Hitchcock”) again portraying Odin, Ruler of Asgard. “Thor: Ragnarok,” the third installment of Marvel’s popular Norse Super Hero, is directed by Oscar®-nominated filmmaker Taika Waititi (“Two Cars, One Night,” “What We Do in the Shadows,” “Hunt for the Wilderpeople”). Kevin Feige will produce the film, joined by executive producers Louis D’Esposito, Brad Winderbaum, Victoria Alonso, Thomas M. Hammel and Stan Lee.
Running Time: 117 minutes | Genere: Biography
Director: Willow Shields
Starring: Mark Gatiss, Annabelle Wallis, Claire Foy, Diana Rigg
Censor Advice: infrequent bloody images
Synopsis: Andy Serkis (Jungle Book, Star Wars: The Force Awakens) makes his feature directorial debut with BREATHE. Based on a script by twice Academy Award-nominated writer William Nicholson (Everest, Les Misérables and Gladiator), BREATHE is an inspirational true story of love without limits. Adventurous and charismatic, Robin Cavendish (Andrew Garfield - Hacksaw Ridge, Silence) has his whole life ahead of him when he is paralysed by polio whilst in Africa. Against all advice, Robin’s wife Diana (Claire Foy - Golden Globe Winner, The Crown, Wolf Hall) brings him home from hospital where her devotion and witty determination transcends his disability. Together they refuse to be imprisoned by his suffering; dazzling others with their humour, courage and lust for life. BREATHE is a heart-warming and highly emotional celebration of bravery and human possibility, a love story about living every breath as though it’s your last. Based on the true story of producer Jonathan Cavendish’s own parents, BREATHE shows how Robin’s handling of and reaction to his illness had a huge impact on mobility and access for the disabled. The film’s supporting cast members include Hugh Bonneville (Paddington and Downton Abbey) and Tom Hollander (Jungle Book and The Night Manager) as Robin’s devoted, long-time friends. Stephen Mangan (Rush) and acting legend Dame Diana Rigg (Game of Thrones, the original The Avengers) complete the cast with a soundtrack by the acclaimed composer Nitin Sawhney. The film is produced by Jonathan Cavendish (Bridget Jones’s Diary) for The Imaginarium Studios. Financing is from Silver Reel, BBC Films and the BFI, brokered by Embankment Films. STXinternational release the film across the UK and Ireland on 27th October.
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