Saturday, 15 December 2018

Also showing at the Regal Picturehouse this week:

Discover Tuesday — False Trail (15)

Discover Tuesday — False Trail (15)

Starring: Rolf Lassgård, Peter Stormare, Annika Nordin

A police detective settling back into his home town locks horns with a local cop in his quest to find the killer of a brutal murder.

Another polished slice of Scandinavian crime cinema. Worth seeing if you liked Headhunters.

Quartet (12A)

Starring: Maggie Smith, Pauline Collins, Tim Courtenay, Billy Connolly and Michael Gambon

Four retired opera singers, feted for their aria in Rigoletto, meet up in a retirement home for musicians. The plot is complicated by an old and bitter love match that must be replayed.

Dustin Hoffman makes his debut as director. A gentle, amusing film with the best of brilliant British acting.

Les Misérables (12A)

Starring: Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Sacha Baron Cohen, Helena Bonham Carter

Oscar-nominated film version of the world’s most popular musical, directed by Tom Hooper, of The King’s Speech fame. A story of poverty and the endurance of the human spirit set in Paris in the 1800s.

Visually spectacular and with some not-half-bad singing, this film is one of the best movies in a pretty poor bunch for the 2012/13 season.

MET Opera: Maria Stuarda (Saturday)

Starring: The Met Opera cast, beamed live by satellite from New York

A two-act opera by Donizetti based on the life of Mary Stuart.

Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato takes on the virtuosic bel canto role of the doomed Mary, Queen of Scots. Director David McVicar turns to the second opera of Donizetti’s Tudor trilogy.

Kids’ Club — Race To Witch Mountain (PG)

Starring: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Ciaran Hinds, Carla Gugino

A Las Vegas cabbie enlists the help of a UFO expert to protect two siblings with paranormal powers from the clutches of an organisation that wants to use the kids for their nefarious plans.

Fast-paced, if somewhat action-focused update of the Disney film.

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