2014 film synopses

Thursday 26th June


1pm: Despicable Me 2 – 3D – Certificate U
While Gru, the ex-supervillain is adjusting to family life and an attempted honest living in the jam business, a secret Arctic laboratory is stolen. The Anti-Villain League decides it needs an insider’s help and recruits Gru in the investigation. Together with the eccentric AVL agent, Lucy Wilde, Gru concludes that his prime suspect is the presumed dead supervillain, El Macho, whose his teenage son is also making the moves on his eldest daughter, Margo. Seemingly blinded by his overprotectiveness of his children and his growing mutual attraction to Lucy, Gru seems on the wrong track even as his minions are being quietly kidnapped en masse for some malevolent purpose.

3pm: Enders Game – 2 D – Certificate 12A
In the near future, a hostile alien race called the Formics have attacked Earth. If not for the legendary heroics of International Fleet Commander Mazer Rackham (Ben Kingsley), all would have been lost. In preparation for the next attack, the highly esteemed Colonel Hyrum Graff (Harrison Ford) and the International Military are training only the best young minds to find the future Mazer. Ender Wiggin (Asa Butterfield), a shy but strategically brilliant boy, is recruited to join the elite. Arriving at Battle School, Ender quickly and easily masters increasingly difficult challenges and simulations, distinguishing himself and winning respect amongst his peers. Ender is soon ordained by Graff as the military’s next great hope, resulting in his promotion to Command School. Once there, he’s trained by Mazer himself to lead his fellow soldiers into an epic battle that will determine the future of Earth and save the human race.


5pm: Gravity – 3D -Certificate 12A
Bullock plays Dr. Ryan Stone, a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (Clooney) in command of his last flight before retiring. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone – tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness. The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth…and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left. But the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space.


7pm: THE ZERO THEOREM – 2D – Certificate 15
Terry Gilliam’s latest creation focuses on Qohen Leth (Christoph Waltz) a reclusive computer genius living in an undetermined future, who works as a programmer for the Orwellian organisation Corporation ManCom. He resides in an ancient derelict church, awaiting a phone call that will give meaning to his life. When the mysterious ‘Management’ summons him to crack the Zero Theorem, a formula that could answer everything, and the seductive Bainsley (Melanie Thierry) and the turbulent Bob (Lucas Hedges) barge into his controlled universe, Leth’s existence is set to irrevocably change.

9pm: Some Kind of Monster – 2D – Certificate 15
Three years in the making, the film follows one of the most successful rock bands of all time as they record their first studio album in five years. An intimate portrait of the band as they face extremely difficult personal and professional challenges, the film follows them through group therapy as they attempt to keep the band together and complete the album. Therapy also prompts their lead singer to enter rehab, leaving the band’s future and the release of the album in doubt for a further year.


Midnight: Dexy’s Nowhere is Home – 2D – Certificate 12A TBC
‘Nowhere Is Home’ a brand new film about Dexys and their recent live shows for the ‘One Day I’m Going To Soar’ album is set to premiere on May 9th at NFT1 on the Southbank, London.
Directed by recent BAFTA winner Kieran Evans and Paul Kelly (the first time the pair have collaborated since 2003′s Finisterre) the film documents Dexys celebrated residency at the Duke Of York’s Theatre in London last spring. Nowhere Is Home captures songs from those theatrical shows with a striking visual style and a real sensitivity to the performances onstage.
Interspersed throughout the film is an honest, revealing and touching interview with Kevin Rowland and Jim Paterson that details the remarkable story of the band. Nowhere Is Home frames the motivation and desire that oversaw the artistic triumph of the bands recent album ‘One Day I’m Going To Soar’ and the live performances that subsequently developed from its narrative.

1.30am: Wake In Fright – 2D – Certificate 18
“Have a drink, mate? Have a fight, mate? Have a taste of dust and sweat, mate? There’s nothing else out here.” Balanced on a knife-edge between social realism and existential horror, this disturbing, subversive portrayal of Australia’s cultural underbelly failed to find a wide audience on its original release, but has since become established as a seminal cornerstone of the Australian cinema. A middle-class schoolteacher, stuck in a government-enforced teaching post in an arid backwater, stops off in the mining town of Bundanyabba on his way home for the Christmas holidays. Discovering a local gambling craze that may grant him the financial independence to move back to Sydney for good, the opportunity proves irresistible. But the bad decisions are just beginning and a reliance on local standards of hospitality in “the Yabba” may take him on a path darker than ever expected.

Friday 27th June


11pm: The Lego Movie – 3D – Certificate U
The LEGO Movie follows Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. Emmet (Chris Pratt) is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which he is hopelessly and hilariously under prepared. Will Ferrell, Morgan Freeman, Liam Neeson, Will Arnett, Elizabeth Banks, Nick Offerman and Alison Brie join Chris Pratt to form the cast of the first-ever full length theatrical LEGO movie, the greatest movie ever assembled.

2pm: Mr. Peabody and Sherman – 3D – Certificate U
Is an an all-new comedy adventure for the whole family. Emmy Award winner Ty Burrell (Modern Family) voices Mr. Peabody, the world’s smartest person who happens to be a dog. When his “pet” boy Sherman, voiced by Max Charles (The Amazing Spider-Man), uses their time traveling WABAC machine without permission, events in history spiral out of control to disastrous and comical results. It’s up to this most unexpected of father-son teams to somehow put things back on track before the space-time continuum is irreparably destroyed.

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5.30pm: Mission to Lars – 2D – Certificate N/A
Kate and Will Spicer’s brother, Tom, has Fragile X Syndrome, the most common form of inherited learning disability. He is also a massive fan of Lars Ulrich from Metallica. They made a promise to Tom that they would get him to meet Lars. Tom’s dream is their promise. Together they went on a Mission to Lars.A wonderful insight into the life of people who live with fragile x, both the sufferer and their family.
This film brings out all emotions and is very well documented. An honest display of how Toms siblings misunderstood him until they spent considerable one on one time with him.
Kate and Will’s determination to help Tom achieve his dream despite his fears and anxieties is admirable and the amount of things they had to overcome was immense and for that they deserve all the respect in the world. This is a must see film for everyone.


8pm: Locke – - 2D – Certificate 15
Tom Hardy (Inception, The Dark Knight Rises) plays Ivan Locke. LOCKE is the story of one man’s life unravelling in a tension-fuelled 90-minute race against time. Ivan Locke has the perfect family, his dream job, and tomorrow should be the crowning moment of his career. But one phone call will force him to make a decision that will put it all on the line.

10pm: Filth – 2D – Certificate 18
FILTH is an adaptation of the novel by Irvine Welsh. It follows a corrupt Scottish policeman who is placed in charge of a murder case, but whose life is unravelling under the pressure of his addictions, lies and scheming.

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Midnight: Swedish House Mafia – Leave The World behind – 2D – Certificate 15
A music documentary following the break-up of Swedish House Mafia, and their subsequent One Last Tour, the largest electronic tour in history, selling over 1 000 000 tickets globally in one week. Director Christian Larson captures the band in a unique fly on the wall manner as they decide to call it quits and seek closure by finally going on the tour they had always dreamed of. With breath-taking live moments, huge laughs and dark lows, the band start to unravel why they came to the decision to end the biggest achievement of their lives to date to save their friendship. As the tour finale edges closer and closer, the debate of why it’s all happening becomes more intense. The film maps out three of the biggest stars in the Electronic scene, a scene which has gripped youth the world over, the insight into this world, the psychology of the band, plus the sheer scale of the tour itself and the band’s achievements. This is one film not to be missed.

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2am: American Interior – 2D – Certificate 12A
Welsh cult musician Gruff Rhys documents his latest musical road trip, retracing the fantastical American journey of his 18th Century relative, the explorer John Evans.

Saturday 28th June

11am: Rio 2 – 3D – Certificate U
In RIO 2 we find Blu, Jewel and their three kids living the perfect domesticated life in that magical city. When Jewel decides the kids need to learn to live like real birds, she insists the family venture into the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit in with his new neighbors, he worries he may lose Jewel and the kids to the call of the wild.

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1.30pm: Muppets Most Wanted -D – Certificate U
The Muppets are back! And this time they are taking on the world in an exciting and hilarious new spy thriller that will take you on a whirlwind adventure of mistaken identity, dastardly sidekicks and double dealing doppelgangers. Featuring star turns from Ricky Gervais, Tina Fey and Ty Burrell, and packed with celebrity cameos, MUPPETS MOST WANTED takes the entire gang on a global tour including stops in Berlin, Madrid, Dublin and London. But mayhem follows them overseas as they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper headed by Constantine, the World’s Number One Criminal, and dead-ringer for Kermit.


3pm: Children of the dump – Small Steps Project – 2D Certificate N/A
Children of the dump is a documentary about a group of child scavengers living on an isolated rubbish dump in Cambodia. It follows the protagonist, 10 year old Thida, who narrates her daily life scavenging and her relationships with family and friends on the dump.  It also shows her journey off the dump and enrolling in a educational outreach project set up by The Small Steps Project, the charity which supports children to take small steps off the dump and out of poverty. The sound track features music from the band The Black Keys – as well as solo tracks from the lead singer Dan Auerbach – who have supported the charity through their musical contribution and will be playing on the Pyramid stage on Sunday. If you would like to take a small step check out this film and www.smallstepsproject.org
Directed and produced by Amy Hanson
Filmed by Edward Rolfe.
Running time 17mins followed by a Q&A with director Amy Hanson

6pm: The Dodge Brothers & Beggar’s of life -2D – Silent + live musical accompaniment
After killing her treacherous step-father, a girl tries to escape the country with a young vagabond. She dresses as a boy, they hop freight trains, quarrel with a group of hobos, and steal a car in their attempt to escape the police, and reach Canada.

8pm: he Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – 3D – Certificate  12A
The second in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug continues the adventures of the title character Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) as he journeys with the Wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen) and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) on an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor.


11pm: Inside Llewyn Davis – 2D – Certificate  15
INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS follows a week in the life of a young folk singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. Guitar in tow, huddled against the unforgiving New York winter, he is struggling to make it as a musician against seemingly insurmountable obstacles-some of them of his own making.

the double

1.30am: The Double – 2D – Certificate  15
Director Richard Ayoade’s (Submarine) latest feature is an idiosyncratic adaptation of Dostoevsky’s celebrated novella, switching the action from 19th century Russia to a surrealist modern-day America. Simon (Jesse Eisenberg) is a timid man, scratching out an isolated existence in an indifferent world. He is overlooked at work, scorned by his mother, and ignored by the woman of his dreams, Hannah (Mia Wasikowska). He feels powerless to change any of these things. The arrival of a new co-worker, James, serves to upset the balance. James is both Simon’s exact physical double and his opposite – confident, charismatic and good with women. To Simon’s horror, James slowly starts taking over his life.

Sunday 29th June

11am: Frozen Sing-a-long version – 3D Certificate U
Walt Disney Animation Studios, the studio behind “Tangled” and “Wreck-It Ralph,” presents “Frozen,” a stunning big-screen comedy adventure. Fearless optimist Anna (voice of Kristen Bell) sets off on an epic journey – teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff (voice of Jonathan Groff) and his loyal reindeer Sven – to find her sister Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom.


1.30pm: Maleficent – 3D Certificate PG
A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land’s fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal – an act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces a battle with the invading king’s successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom – and perhaps to Maleficent’s true happiness as wel

8pm: Tracks – 2D Certificate 12A
TRACKS tells the incredible true story of Robyn Davidson (Mia Wasikowska), a young woman who in 1977 undertook a perilous solo trek across 1,700 miles of stunning Australian outback. Abandoning city life, Robyn arrives in Alice Springs and declares her ambition to cross the desert to the Indian Ocean to the amusement of the locals. However after months of camping out and working on a camel farm people begin to take her seriously. A chance meeting with National Geographic photographer Rick Smoland (Adam Driver) provides her with the necessary financing for her expedition under the condition that he be allowed to photograph parts of her journey for the magazine. With only her dog and four unpredictable camels for company, she embarks on an inspiring and life changing journey of self-discovery.


10.30pm: Calvary – 2D Certificate 15
After being told he will be murdered in one week’s time Father James Lavelle (Brendan Gleeson) finds himself with seven days to determine his would be killer and put his affairs in order. Prevented by the “seal of confessional” from going to the police, Father Lavelle opts to engage with and tries to understand his small minded and morally scurrilous parishioners with the hope of dissuading the one amongst them intent on his death. Set against the stunning beauty of Ireland’s West Coast comes a darkly comic thriller from writer director John Michael McDonagh (THE GUARD) starring Brendan Gleeson (THE GUARD), Kelly Reilly (SHERLOCK HOLMES), Domhnall Gleeson (ABOUT TIME), Chris O’Dowd (BRIDESMAIDS) Dylan Moran (BLACK BOOKS) and Aidan Gillen (GAME OF THRONES).

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12.30am: Grand Budapest Hotel – 2D Certificate 15
THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune — all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent.

2.30am: Last American Outlaw – 2D Certificate N/A
George Christie, a former leader in the Hells Angels, takes a ride across America in a homage To Easy Rider, talking to like-minded people about what freedom means along the way. Then George is arrested for the 75th time by the FBI. Our film about the great wide open becomes one about his fight for freedom . His refusal to turn informant against the Hells Angels leads to additional charges carrying mandatory life sentences. The film looks back on his life in the Hells Angels and follows his fight for justice from the confines of house arrest at his Ventura, California, home.

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