Thursday, 13 December 2018

Also showing at the Regal Picturehouse this week:

Epic 2D (PG)

Epic 2D (PG)

Voices of: Colin Farrell, Josh Hutcherson, Beyoncé Knowles

Alarmed when her father fails to return from a woodland walk, Mary goes looking for him, only to be shrunk to the size of an insect after catching a falling leaf that glows mysteriously.

The parallels for our own ecologically threatened planet are well drawn in this boisterously entertaining film.

Man Of Steel 3D (12A)

Starring: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Russell Crowe, Michael Shannon

Another new version of Superman’s back story of being a weird kid who doesn’t fit in. Clark Kent (Cavill) is sent to planet Earth by his father (Crowe) where he employs his special powers to combat the evil general Zod.

This version is darker and more serious than previous incarnations of the story adapted from DC Comics, but there’s still plenty of action.

The Great Gatsby (12A)

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan and Joel Edgerton

DiCaprio teams up with Aussie director Baz Luhrmann again for this hotly-anticipated third shot at making a decent film out of F Scott Fitzgerald’s great American novel set in New York’s Roaring Twenties.

The jury is out on whether this enormous-budget movie does justice to the story, but Carey Mulligan is tipped as the heroine who saves the hour.

Thérèse Desqueyroux (12A)

Starring: Audrey Tautou, Gilles Lellouche

Thérèse is joined to Bernard in a marriage of political convenience but she soon finds herself at odds with her boorish husband. French with English subtitles.

This adaptation of Francois Mauriac’s novel directed by Claude Miller is an elegant, subtle drama. Tautou, as always, shines.

Glyndebourne: Falstaff

Monday 7pm

Captured live in June 2009. Sung in Italian with English surtitles

Throughout his life Verdi longed to find a good subject for a comic opera, and he finally found that subject in the vast and jovial shape of Shakepeare’s John Falstaff.

A fresh and vital performance. A triumph.

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