In Cineworld this week: Seth Rogen-Charlize Theron comedy Long Shot, biopic Tolkien, creepy horror The Curse of La Llorona and more. Scroll down to book your tickets.
What's the story? Charlotte Field (Charlize Theron) is one of the most influential women in the world. Smart, sophisticated, and accomplished, she's a powerhouse diplomat with a talent for...well, mostly everything. Fred Flarsky (Seth Rogen) is a gifted and free spirited journalist with a self-destructive streak. The two have nothing in common, except that she was his baby sitter and first crush. When Fred unexpectedly reunites with Charlotte, he charms her with his self-deprecating humour and his memories of her youthful idealism. As she prepares to make a run for the Presidency, Charlotte impulsively hires Fred as her speechwriter, much to the dismay of her trusted advisors. A fish out of water on Charlotte's elite team, Fred is unprepared for her glamorous and high stakes lifestyle. However, sparks fly as their unmistakable chemistry leads to a round-the-world romance that becomes embroiled in a series of dangerous and outlandish incidents.
What's the story? TOLKIEN explores the formative years of the orphaned author as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a fellow group of outcasts at school. This takes him into the outbreak of World War I, which threatens to tear the 'fellowship' apart. All of these experiences would inspire Tolkien to write his famous Middle-Earth novels.
The Curse of La Llorona
What's the story? La Llorona. The Weeping Woman. A horrifying apparition, caught between Heaven and Hell, trapped in a terrible fate sealed by her own hand. The mere mention of her name has struck terror around the world for generations. In life, she drowned her children in a jealous rage, throwing herself in the churning river after them as she wept in pain. Now her tears are eternal. They are lethal, and those who hear her death call in the night are doomed. La Llorona creeps in the shadows and preys on the children, desperate to replace her own. As the centuries have passed, her desire has grown more voracious...and her methods more terrifying. In 1970s Los Angeles, La Llorona is stalking the night-and the children. Ignoring the eerie warning of a troubled mother suspected of child endangerment, a social worker and her own small kids are soon drawn into a frightening supernatural realm. Their only hope to survive La Llorona's deadly wrath may be a disillusioned priest and the mysticism he practices to keep evil at bay, on the fringes where fear and faith collide. Beware of her chilling wail...she will stop at nothing to lure you into the gloom. Because there is no peace for her anguish. There is no mercy for her soul. And there is no escape from the curse of La Llorona.
A Dog's Journey
What's the story? Some friendships transcend lifetimes. In A Dog's Journey, the sequel to the heartwarming global hit A Dog's Purpose, beloved dog Bailey finds his new destiny and forms an unbreakable bond that will lead him, and the people he loves, to places they never imagined. Bailey (voiced again by Josh Gad) is living the good life on the Michigan farm of his 'boy,' Ethan (Dennis Quaid) and Ethan's wife Hannah (Marg Helgenberger). He even has a new playmate: Ethan and Hannah's baby granddaughter, CJ. The problem is that CJ's mom, Gloria (Betty Gilpin), decides to take CJ away. As Bailey's soul prepares to leave this life for a new one, he makes a promise to Ethan to find CJ and protect her at any cost. Thus begins Bailey's adventure through multiple lives filled with love, friendship and devotion as he, CJ (Kathryn Prescott), and CJ's best friend Trent (Henry Lau) experience joy and heartbreak, music and laughter, and few really good belly rubs.
Woman at War (limited release)
What's the story? To her friends, Halla (Halldora Geirharosdottir) leads a quiet and routine life. But her happy and upbeat exterior hides a secret double life as a committed environmental activist. Known to others as 'The Mountain Woman', she wages a one-woman-war on the local aluminium industry to protect the stunning highland landscape that is under threat. Just as she begins planning her biggest and boldest operation yet, she receives an unexpected letter that will change everything. She will be forced to choose between her environmental crusade and the chance of fulfilling her dream of becoming a mother. Funny, moving and utterly unique, WOMAN AT WAR follows Halla as she juggles the adoption of a beautiful little girl whilst planning her final act of industrial sabotage.
Autism Friendly Screening: Wonder Park (Sunday 5th May, 11am)
What's the story? Autism Friendly screenings at Cineworld differ from regular screenings. Some of the key differences are: Lighting will be kept on during the screening. Volume levels will be reduced. There will be no advertisements or trailers. Seating will not be allocated. Customers will be allowed to bring in their own food. Screenings will be at 11am on the first Sunday of every month. For further information please ask in your local cinema.
Unlimited screening: Booksmart (Monday 6th May, 7.45pm)
What's the story? BOOKSMART is an unfiltered comedy about high school best friends and the bonds we create that last a lifetime. Capturing the spirit of our times, this is a coming of age story for a new generation.
Unlimited screening: Beats (Wednesday 8th May, 8pm; general preview screening: Thursday 9th May, 8pm)
What's the story? Best mates Johnno and Spanner share a deep bond. Now on the cusp of adulthood, life is destined to take them in different directions – Johnno's family are moving him to a new town and a better life, leaving Spanner behind to face a precarious future. In pursuit of adventure and escape the boys head out on one last night together to an illegal rave before parting ways indefinitely. A universal story of friendship, rebellion, and the irresistible power of gathering youth, set to the soundtrack as eclectic and electrifying as the scene it gave birth to, BEATS is a story for our time.
What's the story? 25 year old Hanif (Karan Kapadia) an engineer by profession, is trained by a local extremist group to carry out a massive multiple suicide bomb attack alongside 24 other suicide bombers in the city of Mumbai. The ATS Chief Mr. SS Dewan (Sunny Deol) and his team are going all out in countering Hanif's plans and finally catch hold of him only to figure that all the bombs are connected to Hanif's heartbeat. Finishing him off will lead to 24 other bombs exploding at different locations... Will the ATS be able to crack this complex case or will Hanif be successful in executing his mission? This 'cop and antagonist' action-thriller will keep you wanting for more, right up till the climax, with interesting revelations and plot-twists.
Dil Diyan Gallan (Punjabi)
What's the story? Natasha, an internet sensation is invited to give a lecture on social media at an university during her travel to London. It is interrupted by a student, Laddi, who is disinterested in the digital revolution. Fate gets Laddi to become Natasha’s photographer for her travel shoot. Two varied personalities are spun together where 'love' is both questioned and explored. The world around them seems to be disappearing when Natasha's boyfriend and Laddi's girlfriend show up to jolt them back into reality. This film brings a journey of these two clashing personalities, growing to understand the value of true companionship.
An American In Paris: The Musical (encore performance: Tuesday 7th May, 7pm)
What's the story? This breathtakingly beautiful Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, inspired by the Oscar winning MGM film, tells the impassioned story of discovering love in the 'City of Light'. Featuring the gorgeous music and lyrics of George and Ira Gershwin, stunning designs, and show-stopping choreography. With a record-setting 28 five-star reviews from critics, An American in Paris is coming from London's West End to a cinema near you. An American GI's chance encounter with a beautiful young dancer leads Paris to become the backdrop to a sensuous, modern romance of art, friendship and love in the aftermath of war... Experience this 'truly ravishing' (The Guardian) production in the comfort of your local cinema.