Friday, 14 December 2018

Also showing at the Regal Picturehouse this week:

Discover Tuesdays: The Crash Reel (15)

Discover Tuesdays: The Crash Reel (15)

Starring: Kevin Pearce

Kevin Pearce was a star of the professional snowboarding world until he suffered a terrible accident just before the 2010 winter Olympics, leaving him with brain damage.

An incisive insight into the world of extreme sports.

Blue Jasmine (12A)

Starring: Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi, Barkhad Abdirahman, Faysal Ahmed, Michael Chernus and Catherine Keener

Recreation of real life events when a US container ship was boarded by Somali pirates who took the captain hostage.

An emotionally complex and very intelligent reconstruction.

Sunshine On Leith (PG)

Starring: George MacKay, Kevin Guthrie, Freya Mavor, Antonia Thomas, Peter Mullan, Jane Horrocks, Jason Flemyng

Returning to Leith after a tour of Afghanistan Davy and Ally try to adapt to cilivian life. Meanwhile Davy’s dad Rab is hiding a secret from his wife.

A kind of cinematic jukebox musical built around the music of the Proclaimers, this is an upbeat, feelgood tale.

Captain Phillips (12A)

Preview — Wednesday

Starring: Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin, Sally Hawkins, Peter Sarsgaard

Blanchett plays Jasmine, a washed-up and cold-hearted New York socialite who arrives in San Francisco to live with her half-sister after she loses everything.

A brilliant character study, and Blanchett puts in a stunning performance as a deluded, pill-popping and unpredictable woman on the edge of madness. At 77, Woody Allen has still got it.

Kids’ Club: Monsters University 2D (U)

Voices of:Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Helen Mirren

In this prequel to Disney’s Monsters, Inc., we find Mike Wazowski (Crystal) and James ‘Sulley’ Sullivan (Goodman) aspiring to frighten the bejesus out of sleeping children and learning their craft at the Monsters University.

Since Pixar chronicled Mike and Sulley’s later adventures in 2001, animation has advanced considerably, and now Monsters University will truly delight children of all ages.

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