Cineworld & Showcase - Experienced mountaineers Alison (Melissa George), Rob (Alec Newman), Alex (Gary Sweeney) and Jenny (Kate Magowan) and the relatively inexperienced Ed (Ed Speleers) head into the Scottish Highlands. The quintet intend to scale a perilous peak but an advancing storm scuppers that plan so they go looking for adventure elsewhere. During a hike through a forest, the friends discover a Serbian girl called Anna (Holly Boyd) buried in a chamber in the earth. No sooner have the mountaineers rescued Anna than they come under fire from a kidnapper.
APOLLO 18 (15)
Cineworld, Showcase & VUE - Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego directs this science fiction horror styled as found footage a la The Blair Witch Project and Paranormal Activity. In December 1974, the two-man crew of Apollo 18 blasts off from Earth bound for the Moon. Touching down on the surface, the astronauts nostalgically look at the footprints of the men who have boldly walked before them. However, the Americans are in for a shock: they discover a dead Russian cosmonaut on the surface and evidence of foul play.
CARS 2 (U)
Cineworld - Lightning McQueen (voiced by Owen Wilson) returns home to Radiator Springs as the four-time champion of the Piston Cup. Italian racing car Francesco Bernoulli (John Turturro) goads Lightning into participating in a newly announced championship. However, a group of rogue cars led by the diabolical Professor Zundapp (Thomas Kretschmann) is plotting to sabotage the three races in Japan, Italy and the UK.
Cineworld, Showcase & VUE - In 1992 Colombia, 10-year-old Cataleya (Amandla Stenberg) witnesses the deaths of her parents at the hands of thug Marco who is in the employ of druglord Don Luis. Determined to avenge her parents’ murders, the girl heads to Chicago to reunite with her gangster uncle Emilio (Cliff Curtis). Fast-forwarding 15 years, Cataleya (Zoe Saldana) has blossomed into a sexy assassin responsible for 22 murders.
COWBOYS & ALIENS (12A)
Cineworld, Showcase & VUE - Jake Lonergan (Daniel Craig) wakes in the desert with a gunshot wound, a large metal bracelet on his wrist and no memory of who he is or how he came to be in the dirt. He struts into town and is unmasked as a killer with a sizeable bounty on his head. Arrested by the sheriff and bound for prison alongside Percy Dolarhyde (Paul Dano), Jake makes his escape from the prison coach during a devastating attack by extraterrestrial craft.
FINAL DESTINATION 5 (15)
Cineworld, Showcase, VUE & Odeon - Sam (Nicholas D’Agosto) dreams of becoming a chef while working in the office of a paper manufacturer. He’s been tasked with organising a staff away day for his colleagues. All is well until the bus they’re travelling on gets stuck in traffic on a suspension bridge. Sam has a premonition about his friends’ impending doom and as his daydream comes to an end, Sam realises what he saw in his mind’s eye and hurries his friends off the bus. But very quickly Sam and his friends are under threat.
FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS (15)
Cineworld, Showcase, VUE & Odeon - Corporate headhunter Jamie (Mila Kunis) woos talented website director Dylan (Justin Timberlake) to New York with a view to securing his employment at GQ magazine. She shows him around the city and quickly wins him over. Since they both have wounded hearts, Jamie and Dylan agree that it would be perfectly acceptable to enjoy no-strings-attached sex without falling for each other. While Dylan’s work colleague Tommy (Woody Harrelson) and Jamie’s mother Lorna (Patricia Clarkson) foresee trouble on the horizon, the pair continue with their agreement, blind to the consequences.
FRIGHT NIGHT (15)
Cineworld, Showcase, VUE & Odeon - Geeky teen Ed (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) warns best friend Charley (Anton Yelchin) that the hunky drifter, Jerry (Colin Farrell), who has moved in next-door is a vampire. When Ed vanishes without trace, Charley wonders if Jerry might be responsible. As the teenager investigates, he imperils his divorced mother, Jane (Toni Collette), and girlfriend Amy (Imogen Poots). Thankfully, showman and self-anointed vampire expert Peter Vincent (Tennant) has some valuable tips on defeating the creatures of the night.
GULLIVER’S TRAVELS (PG)
Cineworld Sat 10am (games plus choice of films for £1) - Tue Lemuel Gulliver (Jack Black) blags a travel trip to the Bermuda Triangle and winds up as a giant in the land of Lilliput ruled by King Theodore (Billy Connolly) and Queen Isabelle (Catherine Tate).
HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART II (12A)
Cineworld, Showcase, & VUE - The final chapter of JK Rowling’s epic story opens with Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes) stealing the powerful Elder Wand from Dumbledore’s grave. Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Ron (Rupert Grint) and Hermione (Emma Watson) continue their mission to track down the final Horcruxes, which contain fragments of Voldemort’s blackened soul.
Cineworld Sat 10am (games plus choice of films for £1) - Young rabbit EB (voiced by Russell Brand), destined to ascend the throne as master of all that is sugary, dreams of being a drummer in a rock band and runs away to Hollywood and meets eternal loser Fred O’Hare (James Marsden).
HORRID HENRY - THE MOVIE (U)
Showcase & VUE - Henry (Theo Stevenson) is a lazy boy with dreams of pop stardom, who runs rings around his mum (Siobhan Hayes) and dad (Mathew Horne). And when a series of pranks in front of two school inspectors threatens the future of Ashdown Primary School Henry grimly faces the prospect of attending the local private school.
JANE EYRE (PG)
Cineworld , Showcase & VUE - Jane Eyre (Mia Wasikowska) flees Thornfield Hall, where she has been employed as a governess. Stumbling across the moors, she seeks refuge with clergyman St John Rivers (Jamie Bell) and his sisters Diana (Holliday Grainger) and Mary (Tamzin Merchant). As Jane recuperates, she recalls her childhood with her cruel aunt Mrs Reed (Sally Hawkins) and as a pupil at Lowood charity school, run by the sadistic Mr Brocklehurst (Simon McBurney). Once Jane comes of age, she finds employment at Thornfield, where housekeeper Mrs Fairfax (Dame Judi Dench) welcomes her warmly. Mr Rochester falls under Jane’s spell but he conceals a dark secret that could poison their relationship forever.
MR POPPER’S PENGUINS (PG)
Cineworld, Showcase, & VUE - Thomas (Jim Carrey) is a workaholic real estate developer for the money-grabbing triumvirate Franklin (Philip Baker Hall), Reader (Dominic Chianese) and Yates (William C Mitchell). To secure promotion, Thomas must persuade Mrs Van Gundy (Angela Lansbury) to sell the Tavern On The Green restaurant in Central Park. She rebuffs his pitch, determined to sell the historic property to a person of worth. While he attempts to close the deal, Thomas receives his inheritance from his late father: six Gentoo penguins, which take over his life and rebuild bridges with ex-wife Amanda and children.
ONE DAY (12A)
Cineworld, Showcase & VUE - Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess take the leads as bookish Yorkshire lass Emma Morley and charming ladies’ man Dexter Mayhew, who have a drunken encounter on their graduation on St Swithin’s Day in 1988, and make a pact to remain friends. True to their words, the two friends stay in touch throughout the next few years, as Dex travels around the world while Emma slaves away in a Mexican restaurant in London. As the years pass by, and despite the friends working in London, they often lose touch before reconnecting again. One Day charts their lives throughout 20 years, as they deal with the joys and heartbreaks of life.
Cineworld Sat 10am (games plus choice of films for £1) - A pampered chameleon (voiced by Johnny Depp) lost in the desert is taken by iguana Beans (Isla Fisher) to the town of Dirt where the water supply is running low and pretends to be a famous gunslinger who must protect the locals from predators including Rattlesnake Jake (Bill Nighy).
RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES (12A)
Cineworld, Showcase, & VUE - Rupert Wyatt directs this opening instalment of a proposed franchise breathing new life into the Planet Of The Apes series. Scientist Will Rodman (James Franco) is determined to find a cure for Alzheimer’s. He feels certain he is close to a breakthrough and tests his latest serum on chimpanzees, noticing dramatic increases in intelligence and brain activity in the primate subjects. A baby called Caesar, born to one of the test chimps, is scheduled to be destroyed so Will smuggles the animal home. But does meddling with nature have repercussions?
SPY KIDS: ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD (PG)
Cineworld, Showcase, VUE & Odeon - A heavily pregnant Marissa Wilson Cortez (Jessica Alba) is on her final mission as a spy to capture evil baddie Tick Tock. Later at the Wilson family home, the baby is now almost a toddler and Marissa’s husband Wilbur is juggling time with the twins Rebecca and Cecil and presenting his TV show Spyhunter. Over at OSS (Organisation of Super Spies) HQ, news breaks that the mysterious Timekeeper has accelerated time, meaning the world is heading for Armageddon. Marissa is called out of retirement, but not before she’s gives Rebecca a necklace, which is actually a ’chronos sapphire’ capable of disrupting the Armageddon device. The Timekeeper despatches his minions to the Wilson home to destroy the sapphire and the kids are quickly initiated into the secret world of their step-mum.
THE BIG PICTURE - L'homme qui voulait vivre sa vie (15)
ARC, Stockton, Fri & Sat - Paul Exben is a success story, partner in one of Paris's most exclusive law firms, big salary, big house, glamorous wife and two sons straight out of a Gap catalogue. But when he finds out that Sarah, his wife, is cheating on him with Greg Kremer, a local photographer, a rush of blood provokes Paul into a fatal error.
THE GUARD (12A)
ARC, Stockton, Tue & Wed - A comedic fish-out-of-water tale of murder, blackmail, drug trafficking and rural police corruption.Two policemen must join forces to take on an international drug-smuggling gang - one, an unorthodox Irish policeman and the other, a straitlaced FBI agent.
THE INBETWEENERS MOVIE (15)
Cineworld, Showcase, VUE, Odeon and Regent - The boys from BAFTA award-winning television series The Inbetweeners have made the move to the big screen. As the four wave goodbye to Rudge Park Comprehensive, they decide they need a proper lads’ holiday in Malia, Crete, to reinvent themselves. Of course, nothing goes according to plan. There’s humiliation on a regular basis - but somehow the chums actually meet some girls.
THE SMURFS (U)
Cineworld, Showcase, VUE and Regent (Sat) - Based on the comic books by Peyo, The Smurfs brings the iconic characters to life on the big screen using the same digital trickery as Alvin And The Chipmunks to seamless meld the little blue heroes with live action. As the Blue Moon Festival approaches, Papa Smurf experiences a horrifying vision of arch-nemesis Gargamel imprisoning the entire Smurf village in cages and lovable Clumsy fumbling a dragon-shaped wand that could save the Smurfs from their grim fate.
X-MEN: FIRST CLASS (12A)
Odeon, Mon - The franchise goes back to the beginning as friends Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) and Erik Lensherr/Magneto (Michael Fassbender) clash on opposite sides of the mutant divide
I DON’T KNOW HOW SHE DOES IT (12A)
Cineworld, Showcase & VUE, Wed only - Sarah Jessica Parker plays a working mother juggling personal and professional responsibilities.
THE WIGGLES BIG BIRTHDAY (U)
Cineworld Sat & Sun - The Wiggles are celebrating their 20th birthday and you can join in the party with a one-hour cinema special packed with a collection of some of their best moments.