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Manchester cinema guide ~ What's on in Manchester cinemas 14th Novermber - 20th November 2014.
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Manchester Cinemas - Mr Turner
Mr. Turner12a certificate
Our Review: 5 stars
DEFINITELY MUST-SEE: Mike Leigh's astounding exploration of the last 25 years of the great, if eccentric, British painter J.M.W. Turner. Described by many as being the legendary Salford Director's best film to date and tipped for many awards [watch trailer]
Starring: Timothy Spall, Paul Jesson, Dorothy Atkinson
"Shimmering with awards potential," ~ Empire
"A lengthy but rewarding homage that boasts a titanic turn at its centre" ~ Total Film
"Detailed, beautiful, melancholic, funny, and above all, composed" ~ Little White Lies
"Timothy Spall delivers a majestic performance, arguably his best in a rich career. Some might even consider it Mike Leigh's best film to date" ~ Radio Times
Manchester Cinemas - Leviathan
Leviathan15 certificate
Our Review: 5 stars
DEFINITELY MUST-SEE: superb Russian drama, set in a coastal town on the Barent's Sea, in which a man is forced to fight the corrupt mayor when a compulsory purchase order his imposed on his land. He recruits a lawyer friend to help, but the man's arrival brings further misfortune. Russian with English subtitles [watch trailer]
Starring: Alexey Serebryakov, Elena Lyadova, Vladimir Vdovitchenkov, Roman Madyanov
"Frustrating, funny at points, heartbreaking and quite magnificently shot throughout, Leviathan is one of the films of the year" ~ Empire
"The beauty, compassion and technical mastery breathe through this monster tragedy" ~ Little White Lies
"A work of magisterial craftsmanship and sweep" ~ Radio Times
Manchester Cinemas - The Imitation Game
The Imitation Game12a certificate
Our Review:4 stars
LOCAL INTEREST: Cinema biopic portraying the true story of University of Manchester professor Alan Turing, the British mathematician, logician and cryptologist who cracked the German Enigma Code, a turning point in World War II. He later went on to become influential in the development of computers before later being arrested for acts of homosexual nature, illegal in 1954. [watch trailer]
Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode
"A superb thriller and a worthy biopic of a real hero" ~ Empire
Manchester Cinemas - Northern Soul
Northern Soul15 certificate
Our Review: 3.5 stars
LOCAL INTEREST: An authentic and uplifting tale of two Lancashire friends in 1974 whose horizons are opened up by the discovery of rare black American soul music and the all-night parties at Wigan Casino. [watch trailer]
Starring: Steve Coogan, Lisa Stansfield, Antonia Thomas, Elliot James
"The soundtrack is another outstanding delight in this tonally precise, multi-faceted gem" ~ Radio Times
"Sporadically engrossing, its highlight is a brilliant recreation of an all-night dance-a-thon at that Northern Soul mecca, the legendary Wigan Casino" ~ Total Film
"Packed with vinyl gems that Northern Soul fans will be doing backdrops in the aisles" ~ Empire
"Well-choreographed dance sequences and a seductive soundtrack might be enough for those looking for a stand-in for a night out" ~ Little White Lies
Manchester Cinemas - The Babadook
The Babadook15 certificate
Our Review: 4 .5 stars

Australian horror in which a single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son's fear of a children's book monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her [trailer]

Starring: Essie Davis, Daniel Henshall, Tim Purcell
"One of the strongest, most effective horror films of recent years" ~ Empire
Manchester Cinemas - Ghostbusters
GhostbustersPG certificate
Our Review: 4 .5 stars

LAST WEEK OF SCREENINGS: A special 30th year anniversary re-release of the 1984 classic sci-fi comedy in which three unemployed parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service [trailer]

Starring: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver
"As entertaining today as it ever was, a classic to be treasured by all" ~ Empire
Manchester Cinemas - Nightcrawler
Nightcrawler15 certificate
Our Review: 4 .5 stars

Crime thriller in which a driven man, desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, and blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story. Aiding him in his effort is a TV-news veteran [trailer]

Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Bill Paxton, Riz Ahmed
"Sharp, dark, satirical and bone-rattlingly thrilling, with a career-peak turn from Jake Gyllenhaal. It’s this year’s Drive" ~ Empire
Manchester Cinemas - Interstellar
Interstellar12a certificate
Our Review: 4 stars

Christopher Nolan IMAX sci-fi in which a group of explorers make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage [trailer]

Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain
"The most transportive space odyssey since 2001" ~ Little White Lies
Manchester Cinemas - Gone Girl
Gone Girl18 certificate
Our Review: 4 stars

David Fincher thriller in which a man, with his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus,sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent [trailer]

Starring: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris
"Up there with Fincher's best. Perhaps his most subtle movie to date, one which will grow in stature as the years roll on" ~ Little White Lies
Manchester Cinemas - Guardians Of The Galaxy
Guardians Of The Galaxy12a certificate
Our Review: 4 stars

LAST WEEK OF SCREENINGS: Marvel action adventure in which a group of space criminals must work together to stop the fanatical villain Ronan the Accuser from destroying the galaxy [trailer]

Starring: Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper
"Mad, marvellous and all kinds of sci-fi magical. Marvel’s riskiest but most surprising success yet." ~ Total Film
Manchester Cinemas - Hunger Games
The Hunger Games - Mockingjay Part 1
12a certificate Our Review: 4 stars

Third instalment of the sci-fi series in which Katniss reluctantly accepts her role as the figurehead of the rebellion against the Capitol only for President Snow to use hostage Peeta against her [trailer]

Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth
"Could this satire on the power of propaganda be the greatest third part to a film franchise ever?." ~ Little White Lies
Preview 16 Nov: Showing at Odeon Printworks Showing at Odeon Trafford Centre
General Release 20th November
Also Showing in Manchester Cinemas This Week...
The Book Of Life 3D 3.5 stars
Fury 3.5 stars
The Boxtrolls 3.5 stars
NEW: The Drop 3.5 stars
Horns 3.5 stars
The Maze Runner 3 stars
Say When 3 stars
NEW: Honeymoon 3 stars
The Equalizer 3 stars
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day 3 stars
Dracula Untold 2 stars
NEW: Third Person 2 stars
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 stars
Ouija 1.5 stars
Annabelle 1.5 stars
NEW: Nativity 3 - Dude, Where's My Donkey? 1.5 stars

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