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Manchester cinema guide ~ What's on in Manchester cinemas 30th October - 5th 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 - Halloween
Halloween18 certificate
Our Review: 5 stars
DEFINITELY MUST-SEE - SPECIAL SCREENING: A special Halloween showing of John Carpenter's 1978 classic in which a psychotic murderer institutionalised since childhood for the murder of his sister, escapes and stalks a bookish adolescent girl and her friends while his doctor chases him through the streets [watch trailer]
Starring: Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tony Moran
"Regardless of how silly you think it all is, this will have you scared witless by the time the end credits roll," ~ Empire
"This halloween, don't accept any subpar imitations and don't expect to enjoy sleeping alone for a while" ~ Little White Lies
"John Carpenter practically patented the slasher genre with this simple but horribly effective low-budget suburban horror" ~ Radio Times
"Thirty-five years, seven sequels and one remake later, it hasn’t lost any of its shock or fanbase" ~ Total Film
Manchester Cinemas - Alien & Aliens
Alien & Aliens Double Bill18 certificate
Our Review: 5 stars
DEFINITELY MUST-SEE - SPECIAL SCREENING: 35 years after Ridley Scott redefined science-fiction horror, the legacy of Alien and the franchise it created lives on. This Halloween, enjoy a special double bill of the critically acclaimed 1979 box office smash, alongside James Cameron’s equally terrifying 1986 sequel, Aliens – both in their Director's Cut format. [watch trailer]
Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt, Michael Biehn, Carrie Henn
"This revolutionary "haunted house in space" thrill-ride is the classic business, stunning you with shock after shock" ~ Radio Times
"A movie masterpiece. And on the big screen, the chestburster scene just kills" ~ Empire
"A film that seems to grow in stature with each subsequent viewing" ~ Little White Lies
"Digitally remastered and 30ft high, it's looking better than ever. See it for the first time. Again" ~ Total Film
Showing on 31st October at: Showing at Vue The Lowry Showing at Other cinemas in Manchester
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 - 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 - Inception
Inception IMAX12a certificate
Our Review: 4 .5 stars

SPECIAL SCREENING: Ahead of the release of Interstellar, a special IMAX screening of Christopher Nolan's 2010 sci-fi thriller in which a thief, who steals corporate secrets through use of dream-sharing technology, is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a CEO [trailer]

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page
"By turns overpowering, spectacular and truly awe-inspiring. . Nolan has just taken it to the next level" ~ Little White Lies
Showing on 7th November at: Showing at IMAX Printworks
Showing at Other cinemas in Manchester
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 - Interstellar
Interstellar12a certificate
Our Review: 4 .5 stars

COMING SOON: 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

~ Released 7th November 2014 ~

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 - The Thing
The Thing18 certificate
Our Review: 4 .5 stars

SPECIAL SCREENING: A Halloween showing of John Carpenter's classic 1982 sci-fi horror in which scientists in the Antarctic are confronted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of the people that it kills [trailer]

Starring: Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, Keith David
"You'll never, ever, see anything like The Thing again" ~ Empire
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 - Citizen Four
Citizenfour15 certificate
Our Review: 4 stars

Documentary from Laura Poitras which follows a reporter to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with Edward Snowden, the famous former employee of the American National Security Agency, turned Whistleblower [trailer]

Starring: Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald, Jacob Appelbaum
"Bold, unblinking filmmaking. Alarming and essential – anyone with a phone should see it" ~ Empire
Manchester Cinemas - Pride
Pride15 certificate
Our Review: 4 stars

LAST WEEK OF SCREENINGS: Hilarious British comedy in which gay and lesbian activists from London work to help Welsh miners during their lengthy strike of the National Union of Mineworkers in the summer of 1984 during the dark days of Thatcherite Britain [trailer]

Starring: Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West
"Will have you clutching your sides, wiping your eyes and punching the air in triumph. Could this be this decade’s Full Monty?" ~ Total Film
Manchester Cinemas - 71
'7115 certificate
Our Review: 4 stars

LAST WEEK OF SCREENINGS: Tense British drama in which a young and disoriented British soldier is accidentally abandoned by his unit following a riot on the deadly streets of Belfast in 1971 [trailer]

Starring: Jack O'Connell, Sam Reid, Sean Harris
"A brutal army thriller that feels like the truth, thanks to take-noprisoners storytelling and a tell-no-lies performance from Jack O’Connell" ~ Total Film
Manchester Cinemas - The Evil Dead
The Evil Dead18 certificate
Our Review: 4 stars

SPECIAL SCREENING: A Halloween showing of Sam Raimi's cult 1983 low-budget high=gore zombie horror in which five friends travel to a cabin in the woods, where they unknowingly release flesh-possessing demons [trailer]

Starring: Bruce Campbell, Ellen Sandweiss, Richard DeManincor
"The punk kids did good" ~ Empire
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
Also Showing in Manchester Cinemas This Week...
The Book Of Life 3.5 stars
Fury 3.5 stars
The Boxtrolls 3.5 stars
Horns 3.5 stars
SPECIAL HALLOWEEN SCREENING: The Woman In Black 3 stars   Showing at Cineworld Didsbury
The Maze Runner 3 stars
The Equalizer 3 stars
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day 3 stars
The Judge 3 stars
COMING SOON: The House Of Magic 3 stars
Let's Be Cops 2.5 stars
This Is Where I Leave You 2.5 stars
The Necessary Death Of Charlie Countryman 2 stars
Jimi: All Is By My Side 2 stars   Showing at Cornerhouse
Dracula Untold 2 stars
Ouija 2 stars
Serena 2 stars
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 stars
Annabelle 1.5 stars
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