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Now showing at Cineworld Staples Corner Staples Corner Retail Park, Geron Way,Cricklewood,London,London NW2 6LW 0871 200 2000

  • Alice Through The Looking Glass
  • Alice Through The Looking Glass 3D
  • Captain America: Civil War
  • Kung Fu Panda 3
  • Pan
  • Sarbjit
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows
  • The Angry Birds Movie
  • The Jungle Book
  • Warcraft: The Beginning
  • Warcraft: The Beginning 3D
  • X-Men: Apocalypse
  • X-Men: Apocalypse 3D

Alice Through The Looking Glass 3 stars

Alice takes a tumble through a mirror and plummets into Wonderland where she reunites with the White Queen, Tweedledee and Tweedledum, Absolem the Caterpillar, The Dormouse and the White Rabbit. They reveal that the Mad Hatter is in an emotional funk because he's convinced that his family did not perish in the Jabberwocky's inferno. To set the Hatter's mind at rest, Alice agrees to steal a device called the Chronosphere from its guardian, Time.

  • GenreAction, Adaptation, Adventure, Family, Family, Fantasy
  • CastJohnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, Mia Wasikowska, Sacha Baron Cohen, Rhys Ifans.
  • DirectorJames Bobin.
  • WriterLinda Woolverton.
  • CountryUS
  • Duration113 mins
  • Official sitemovies.disney.co.uk/alice-through-the-looking-glass
  • Release27/05/2016

Released in 2010, Tim Burton's descent down the rabbit hole of Alice In Wonderland was a triumph of eye-popping style and weirdness over substance. Audiences didn't care about flimsy narrative and his quixotic journey of self-discovery became the second highest grossing film that year behind Toy Story 3, with box office takings in excess of one billion US dollars. Curiouser and curiouser... That's more than one billion compelling reasons for a sequel and, lo and behold, James Bobin replaces Burton at the helm for the madcap time-travelling adventure, Alice Through The Looking Glass. Screenwriter Linda Woolverton, who adapted the first film, largely abandons Lewis Carroll's 1871 novel, introducing an eccentric new character - Time - in order to facilitate some trippy excursions through the past and present and reveal how the decapitation-happy Red Queen (Helena Bonham Carter) came to be cursed with an oversized noggin. Like its predecessor, the sequel spares no expense with the visuals, inducing eye strain, motion sickness and perhaps even the odd headache in 3D and IMAX. The paucity of characterisation is even more pronounced in this second helping, tethering much of the nonsense to Johnny Depp's wide-eyed theatrics as the Mad Hatter. Alice (Mia Wasikowska) has successfully buckled her swash as captain of her father's ship, The Wonder, but when she returns to dry land, the plucky heroine learns that her mother (Lindsay Duncan) has sold the deed to her embittered former suitor, Hamish Ascot (Leo Bill). Defiant in the face of adversity, Alice takes a tumble through a mirror and plummets into Wonderland where she reunites with the White Queen (Anne Hathaway), Tweedledee and Tweedledum (Matt Lucas), Absolem the Caterpillar (voiced by Alan Rickman), The Dormouse (Barbara Windsor) and the White Rabbit (Michael Sheen). They reveal that the Mad Hatter (Depp) is in an emotional funk because he's convinced that his family, including his milliner father Zanik (Rhys Ifans), did not perish in the Jabberwocky's inferno. To set the Hatter's mind at rest, Alice agrees to steal a device called the Chronosphere from its guardian, Time (Sacha Baron Cohen). "Do try not to break the past, present or future," advises The Cheshire Cat (Stephen Fry) as Alice slides back and forth through time to learn the startling truth. Alice Through The Looking Glass is a topsy-turvy jaunt too far for Lewis Carroll's iconic characters. Wasikowska reprises her role as the spirited adventurer who believes that "the only way to achieve the impossible, is to believe it is possible". Depp, Cohen and Bonham Carter compete to see who can scene-steal with the greatest abandon. Bobin's film feels considerably longer than 113 minutes. If only the Chronosphere was real and we could fast forward through the sentimental goo of the final section.

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Alice Through The Looking Glass 3D 3 stars

Alice takes a tumble through a mirror and plummets into Wonderland where she reunites with the White Queen, Tweedledee and Tweedledum, Absolem the Caterpillar, The Dormouse and the White Rabbit. They reveal that the Mad Hatter is in an emotional funk because he's convinced that his family did not perish in the Jabberwocky's inferno. To set the Hatter's mind at rest, Alice agrees to steal a device called the Chronosphere from its guardian, Time.

  • GenreAction, Adaptation, Adventure, Family, Family, Fantasy
  • CastHelena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, Johnny Depp, Mia Wasikowska, Sacha Baron Cohen, Rhys Ifans.
  • DirectorJames Bobin.
  • WriterLinda Woolverton.
  • CountryUS
  • Duration113 mins
  • Official sitemovies.disney.co.uk/alice-through-the-looking-glass
  • Release27/05/2016

Released in 2010, Tim Burton's descent down the rabbit hole of Alice In Wonderland was a triumph of eye-popping style and weirdness over substance. Audiences didn't care about flimsy narrative and his quixotic journey of self-discovery became the second highest grossing film that year behind Toy Story 3, with box office takings in excess of one billion US dollars. Curiouser and curiouser... That's more than one billion compelling reasons for a sequel and, lo and behold, James Bobin replaces Burton at the helm for the madcap time-travelling adventure, Alice Through The Looking Glass. Screenwriter Linda Woolverton, who adapted the first film, largely abandons Lewis Carroll's 1871 novel, introducing an eccentric new character - Time - in order to facilitate some trippy excursions through the past and present and reveal how the decapitation-happy Red Queen (Helena Bonham Carter) came to be cursed with an oversized noggin. Like its predecessor, the sequel spares no expense with the visuals, inducing eye strain, motion sickness and perhaps even the odd headache in 3D and IMAX. The paucity of characterisation is even more pronounced in this second helping, tethering much of the nonsense to Johnny Depp's wide-eyed theatrics as the Mad Hatter. Alice (Mia Wasikowska) has successfully buckled her swash as captain of her father's ship, The Wonder, but when she returns to dry land, the plucky heroine learns that her mother (Lindsay Duncan) has sold the deed to her embittered former suitor, Hamish Ascot (Leo Bill). Defiant in the face of adversity, Alice takes a tumble through a mirror and plummets into Wonderland where she reunites with the White Queen (Anne Hathaway), Tweedledee and Tweedledum (Matt Lucas), Absolem the Caterpillar (voiced by Alan Rickman), The Dormouse (Barbara Windsor) and the White Rabbit (Michael Sheen). They reveal that the Mad Hatter (Depp) is in an emotional funk because he's convinced that his family, including his milliner father Zanik (Rhys Ifans), did not perish in the Jabberwocky's inferno. To set the Hatter's mind at rest, Alice agrees to steal a device called the Chronosphere from its guardian, Time (Sacha Baron Cohen). "Do try not to break the past, present or future," advises The Cheshire Cat (Stephen Fry) as Alice slides back and forth through time to learn the startling truth. Alice Through The Looking Glass is a topsy-turvy jaunt too far for Lewis Carroll's iconic characters. Wasikowska reprises her role as the spirited adventurer who believes that "the only way to achieve the impossible, is to believe it is possible". Depp, Cohen and Bonham Carter compete to see who can scene-steal with the greatest abandon. Bobin's film feels considerably longer than 113 minutes. If only the Chronosphere was real and we could fast forward through the sentimental goo of the final section.

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Captain America: Civil War 4 stars

The US political establishment insists on the introduction of legislation to control the Avengers. Tony Stark aka Iron Man submits to these demands but Steve Rogers aka Captain America, who has always been a staunch patriot and followed orders, refuses to accede, especially when his good friend Bucky Barnes aka Winter Soldier is threatened. The gulf between Stark and Rogers forces the remaining Avengers to take sides. A battle royale unfolds just as a diabolical new enemy emerges and threatens mankind.

  • GenreAction, Science Fiction, Thriller
  • CastChris Evans, Elizabeth Olsen, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr, Paul Bettany, Paul Rudd, Don Cheadle.
  • DirectorJoe Russo, Anthony Russo.
  • WriterStephen McFeely, Christopher Markus.
  • CountryUS
  • Duration147 mins
  • Official sitewww.marvel.com/captainamerica
  • Release29/04/2016

The fragile alliance between the Avengers is shattered in the third Captain America film, directed at a breathless pace by brothers Joe and Anthony Russo. Opening with a flashback to 1991 that sets one major character on their self-destructive path, Civil War underscores its bombastic title by pitting former allies against each other in a series of dizzying showdowns that cleave apart the Marvel Comics universe. Scriptwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely repeatedly inhabit the blurred lines between heroism and villainy, examining the moral conundrums faced by superpowered warriors who have pledged to protect the innocent from the righteous crossfire. Alas, no one emerges unscathed from the melee and the deep psychological wounds inflicted in these bombastic 147 minutes suggest that this muscular chapter signals a bittersweet end for some characters while blatantly teeing up standalone spin-offs for Spider-Man and Black Panther. "Victory at the expense of the innocent is no victory at all," solemnly intones King T'Chaka (John Kani) from the battle-scarred nation of Wakanda. If that is true then Captain America: Civil War is a crushing defeat for everyone except thrill-seeking cinema audiences. A year has passed since the events of Avengers: Age Of Ultron and the US Secretary of State Thaddeus Ross (William Hurt) insists on the introduction of legislation - The Sokovia Accords - to control the superheroes. Tony Stark, aka Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr), reluctantly submits, telling his compatriots: "I'm doing what has to be done to stave off something worse." Steve Rogers, aka Captain America (Chris Evans), who has always been a staunch patriot, refuses to sign, fearful of the consequences of the Avengers relinquishing their independence. The gulf between Stark and Rogers forces the remaining Avengers to take sides. Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), James Rhodes, aka War Machine (Don Cheadle), Vision (Paul Bettany), Prince T'Challa, aka Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman), and Peter Parker, aka Spider-Man (Tom Holland) all stand shoulder to shoulder with Stark. Meanwhile, Bucky Barnes, aka Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan), Sam Wilson, aka Falcon (Anthony Mackie), Wanda Maximoff, aka Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), Clint Barton, aka Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) and Scott Lang, aka Ant-Man (Paul Rudd), pledge their allegiance to Rogers. A battle royale between the two factions unfolds just as a diabolical new enemy, Baron Zemo (Daniel Bruhl), threatens mankind. Captain America: Civil War could easily trim 20 minutes from its bloated running time without diminishing the impact of the special effects sequences or the pivotal plot twists. The Russo brothers choreograph destruction on a grand scale, including an adrenaline-pumping motorcycle chase on the rubble-strewn streets of Berlin. Evans and Downey Jr puff out their chests for supremacy in every lavish frame, while Johansson somersaults sexily between the feuding factions. A protracted sequence involving Stark, a nerdy Peter Parker and Aunt May (Marisa Tomei) sows seeds of hope that next year's reboot, Spider-Man: Homecoming, might revitalise the webslinging vigilante with whip-smart humour. Miracles might happen.

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Kung Fu Panda 3 3 stars

After 500 years of incarceration in the Spirit Realm, megalomaniacal yak Kai steals the chi of every kung fu master including his one-time friend, Oogway. Only the Dragon Warrior - overweight dumpling-obsessed panda Po - can bring Kai's reign of terror to an end. So the power-crazed yak returns to the mortal plane and gallops towards the Jade Palace to lock horns with Master Shifu and his plucky disciples.

  • GenreAction, Adventure, Animation/Cartoon, Comedy, Family
  • CastJack Black, Dustin Hoffman, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu, Angelina Jolie, Jackie Chan, JK Simmons, Bryan Cranston, David Cross.
  • DirectorJennifer Yuh, Alessandro Carloni.
  • WriterGlenn Berger, Jonathan Aibel.
  • CountryUS
  • Duration95 mins
  • Official sitewww.kungfupandainternational.com/intl/uk/
  • Release11/03/2016

Prepare for the return of awesomeness in Jennifer Yuh Nelson's energetic martial arts comedy which kicks computer-animated butt and comes close to matching the rumbustious fun of the 2008 original. Screenwriters Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger flashback to overweight panda Po's tortured past as the inspiration for this tale of identity and retribution, taking the story into far darker territory.

However, Jack Black's whirlwind vocal performance provides a generous smattering of belly laughs and the visuals are gorgeous and colourful, notably in the frenetic set pieces which punctuate the narrative.

The introduction of the 3D format almost warrants the additional ticket price, adding depth to the gorgeous rolling landscapes of ancient China replete with bamboo forests and ornate palaces. Younger audiences will get just as much fun though from the traditional 2D version without the discomfort or distraction of the plastic spectacles.

Overweight panda Po (voiced by Black) is living his dream as an all-action bear, honing his skills under the watchful eye of mentor Shifu (Dustin Hoffman). However, he is haunted by fragmented memories, which eventually reveal how his father came to be a goose called Mr Ping (James Wong). It transpires that an evil peacock Lord Shen (Gary Oldman) is the cause of Po's deep emotional wounds.

Spurred on by a dire warning about pandas from an elderly soothsayer (Michelle Yeoh), Shen and his army of snarling wolves are on a collision course with Po, armed with a deadly weapon that could bring China to its knees. Thankfully, Po can always rely on The Furious Five - Crane (David Cross), Mantis (Seth Rogen), Monkey (Jackie Chan), Tigress (Angelina Jolie) and Viper (Lucy Liu) - to avert disaster.

Kung Fu Panda 2 doesn't quite soar to the dizzy heights of DreamWorks' last animated feature, How To Train Your Dragon, but Yuh Nelson's film plays to its strengths. The sequel relies heavily on Black to unleash his verbal fireworks and to continue sparking potential romance with Jolie's kung fu kitty. Hoffman's comic timing is impeccable and Oldman delivers his lines in suitably Machiavellian tones.

The action sequences are bigger and more complex but still fall short of the intricacy of Pixar's most recent pictures. Hopefully DreamWorks Animation will have learnt lessons about animated sequels from Shrek, which dazzled us in its original incarnation but became a creatively empty husk by yesteryear's Shrek Forever After.

Alas, the feel good revelations at the end of Kung Fu Panda 2 suggest that as long as box office tills ring, there will be more chapters in Po's journey of self-discovery. Having achieved inner peace in this instalment, expect Kung Fu Panda 3 to tackle global child obesity by having its rotund hero achieve outer peace through a crash diet.

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Pan 3 stars

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A mother tearfully abandons her infant on the steps of The Sisters Of Eternal Prudence, Lambeth Home For Boys. Twelve years later as bombs rain down on 1940s London, the child - Peter - is kidnapped by pirates, who spirit him away to Neverland, where he becomes the property of an ageing seadog called Blackbeard. The abducted tyke is put to work in the mines where Peter befriends a rapscallion called Hook and learns he might be the chosen one of ancient prophecy.

  • GenreAction, Adventure, Family, Family, Fantasy
  • CastLevi Miller, Hugh Jackman, Jimmy Vee, Adeel Akhtar, Kathy Burke, Rooney Mara, Amanda Seyfried, Nonso Anozie, Garrett Hedlund.
  • DirectorJoe Wright.
  • WriterJason Fuchs.
  • CountryUK
  • Duration111 mins
  • Official sitewww.panmovie.co.uk
  • Release16/10/2015

Like generations of children before me, including transfixed youngsters at the 1904 premiere of JM Barrie's stage play Peter Pan; or, The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up, I wholeheartedly believe in fairies. Alas, I don't believe in Pan.

Production designer Aline Bonetto, costume designer Jacqueline Durran and their teams have sprinkled bulging handfuls of fairy dust over Joe Wright's gargantuan production to lovingly recreate wartime London and colour-saturated Neverland.

While this fantasy adventure invites our senses on an awfully big adventure, it lands with a dull thud where it matters most: our hearts. The childlike wonder of Barrie's text has been waylaid en route to the second star to the right, careening between bombastic set pieces without truly understanding the characters and the turmoil that drives them.

In a straight sword fight with Steven Spielberg's flawed 1991 romp Hook, Pan unexpectedly comes off second best. Wright's film opens with a mother (Amanda Seyfried) tearfully abandoning her infant on the steps of The Sisters Of Eternal Prudence, Lambeth Home For Boys with a handwritten note and a pan flute pendant. That's a choking hazard, but no matter.

Twelve years later as bombs rain down on 1940s London, the child - Peter (Levi Miller) - and best friend Nibs (Lewis MacDougall) declare a war of attrition against head nun, Mother Barnabas (Kathy Burke), who is stockpiling rations and forcing the boys to eat gruel.

One fateful night, pirates abseil through the home's skylights, kidnap the slumbering children and spirit them away to Neverland, where they become the property of an ageing seadog called Blackbeard (Hugh Jackman).

The abducted tykes are put to work in the mines where Peter befriends a rapscallion called Hook (Garrett Hedlund) and learns he might be the chosen one of ancient prophecy.

"I don't believe in bedtime stories," boldly declares Peter, who escapes enslavement and gallivants through Neverland in the company of Hook, snivelling sidekick Smiegel (Adeel Akhtar) and feisty tribal princess Tiger Lily (Rooney Mara).

Pan is a visually stunning grand folly, which has been starved of naked human emotion. Australian actor Miller's cor-blimey-guvnor London accent eludes him on a couple of occasions, but he illuminates the screen and sparks a pleasing partnership with Jackman's campy villain.

Their one-on-one scenes, pontificating on destiny and what maketh a man, are the closest screenwriter Jason Fuchs comes to tugging a heartstring. Hedlund seems to be auditioning for the rumoured Indiana Jones reboot with his pratfall-laden heroics that reimagine Hook as a gung-ho good guy.

The haphazard script shoehorns verbal and visual references to Barrie's text, sometimes with groan-worthy results. Thus when Peter wriggles out of Blackbeard's clutches, the pirate barks, "So is the boy lost?" and a minion replies, "Yes sir, he is a lost boy." Wright's film is lost with him.

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Sarbjit 3 stars

Sarbjit Singh is a kindly farmer, who accidentally strays across the border between India and Pakistan. He is wrongly identified as a terrorist called Manjit Singh, who has masterminded a series of bombings in Lahore. A swift trial condemns Sarbjit to life imprisonment. His sister Dalbir Kaur knows that he is innocent and she embarks on a 23-year crusade to overturn the verdict and secure his release.

  • GenreBiography, Bollywood, Drama
  • CastAishwarya Rai Bachchan, Shiwani Saini, Randeep Hooda.
  • DirectorOmung Kumar.
  • WriterRajesh Beri, Utkarshini Vashishtha.
  • CountryIndia
  • Duration131 mins
  • Official site
  • Release27/05/2016 (selected cinemas)

Director Omung Kumar, who won several awards for his sporting drama Mary Kom, shines a light on a true-life story of false imprisonment in this gripping drama headlining Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Sarbjit Singh (Randeep Hooda) is a kindly farmer, who lives in a small village on the border between India and Pakistan. After a few drinks, he loses his bearings and accidentally strays across the divide, where he is detained by the Pakistani army. They incorrectly identify him as a terrorist called Manjit Singh, who has masterminded a series of bombings in Lahore. A swift trial condemns Sarbjit to life imprisonment. His sister Dalbir Kaur (Bachchan) knows that he is innocent and she embarks on a 23-year crusade to overturn the verdict and secure his release.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows 3 stars

Turtle brothers Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo and Donatello attempt to save New York City from an alien invasion masterminded by Krang from Dimension X. The turtles' rat mentor Splinter stands by their side, as well as plucky Channel 6 news reporter April O'Neil. Meanwhile, Splinter has joined forces with evil scientist Dr Baxter Stockman to create genetic mutants of his own. The results are a rhinoceros called Rocksteady and a warthog called Bebop.

  • GenreAction, Adaptation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Family
  • CastWill Arnett, Megan Fox, Stephen Amell.
  • DirectorDave Green.
  • WriterAndre Nemec, Josh Appelbaum.
  • CountryUS
  • Duration112 mins
  • Official sitewww.teenagemutantninjaturtlesmovie.com
  • Release30/05/2016

Hulking terrorist Shredder (Brian Tee) returns to wreak revenge on the heroes in a half shell in the action-packed sequel to the 2014 live action adventure. Dave Green supplants Jonathan Liebesman in the director's chair for this instalment, which follows turtle brothers Leonardo (Pete Ploszek, voiced by Johnny Knoxville), Raphael (Alan Ritchson), Michelangelo (Noel Fisher) and Donatello (Jeremy Howard) as they attempt to save New York City from an alien invasion masterminded by Krang (Brad Garrett) from Dimension X. The turtles' rat mentor Splinter (Danny Woodburn, voiced by Tony Shalhoub) stands by their side, as well as plucky Channel 6 news reporter April O'Neil (Megan Fox), her wisecracking cameraman Vern Fenwick (Will Arnett) and a mysterious vigilante called Casey Jones (Stephen Amell). Meanwhile, Splinter has joined forces with evil scientist Dr Baxter Stockman (Tyler Perry) to create genetic mutants of his own. The results are a rhinoceros called Rocksteady (Stephen "Sheamus" Farrelly) and a warthog called Bebop (Gary Anthony Williams), who aren't the sharpest tools in the henchmen box but do have a limitless capacity for mindless destruction. Cowabunga!

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The Angry Birds Movie 3 stars

Red is an outcast on Bird Island, where the rest of his flightless flock tweet peace and harmony. An unfortunate incident with an unhatched egg lands Red in court where Judge Peckinpah sentences him to a course in anger management led by perky clucker Matilda. When a ship full of pigs led by smooth talker Leonard arrives on Bird Island, supposedly in peace, Red is the only inhabitant to sense impending disaster.

  • GenreAction, Adaptation, Animation/Cartoon, Comedy, Family, Family
  • CastPeter Dinklage, Kate McKinnon, Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Sean Penn, Bill Hader, Maya Rudolph, Danny McBride.
  • DirectorClay Kaytis, Fergal Reilly.
  • WriterJon Vitti.
  • CountryFin/US
  • Duration97 mins
  • Official sitewww.angrybirds-movie.com/en/
  • Release13/05/2016

Strip back the pristine visuals, which were once meticulously hand-drawn, and most animated films are hard-wired with an important life lesson to cherish once the end credits roll. The Lion King: you can't run away from your responsibilities; Beauty And The Beast: don't judge someone by their appearance; Frozen: don't let naysayers hold you back from chasing your dreams; Inside Out: feeling sad is a natural part of growing up; Monsters, Inc.: mummy fibbed when she said the scary creature under your bed isn't real. The Angry Birds Movie, a feature-length animated spin-off from the fiendishly addictive smartphone games, tears out a new page from the self-help manual: it's OK to get mad as long as you can channel that aggression in a positive direction. The central character of Clay Kaytis and Fergal Reilly's film certainly spits feathers in the pursuit of a greater good. Screenwriter Jon Vitti peppers this haphazard, but energetic flight of self-discovery with a barrage of dreadful puns and dad jokes that will inspire as many groans as giggles. Thus, one anger-management therapist bird proudly advertises herself as a free-rage chicken, pigs aspire to wear Calvin Swine underwear, and a poster advertises Kevin Bacon's return to the stage in... Hamlet. Red (voiced by Jason Sudeikis) is an outcast on Bird Island, where the rest of his flightless flock tweet peace and harmony. An unfortunate incident with an unhatched egg lands Red in court where Judge Peckinpah (Keegan-Michael Key) sentences him to a course in anger management led by perky clucker Matilda (Maya Rudolph). Fellow attendees include wide-cracking live wire Chuck (Josh Gad), who can move at superbird speed, the aptly named Bomb (Danny McBride), who self-combusts when surprised or stressed, and hulking Terence (Sean Penn), who communicates in booming growls. Red resists Matilda's techniques because, as he reminds his brethren, "We're descended from dinosaurs. We're not supposed to be nice." When a ship full of pigs led by smooth talker Leonard (Bill Hader) arrives on Bird Island, supposedly in peace, Red is the only inhabitant to sense impending disaster. Other birds fail to heed his warnings and when his doom-laden prophecy comes to pass, Red joins forces with Chuck and Bomb to locate the island's mysterious protector, Mighty Eagle (Peter Dinklage). The Angry Birds Movie is a glossy promo for the games and associated merchandise, showcasing the different birds and their associated powers, but it's also a lot of fun so long as you ignore the flimsy and predictable plot. Animation quality doesn't soar to the dizzy heights of Pixar, but co-directors Kaytis and Reilly maintain a brisk pace and the screen shimmers with bright colours. Vocal performances are solid and Demi Lovato's cover version of the Gloria Gaynor discoball classic I Will Survive flaps up the feel-good factor.

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The Jungle Book 3 stars

A young boy called Mowgli is raised by wolves Akela and Raksha. The boy's presence in the jungle is an affront to Shere Khan, the Bengal tiger, who resolves to kill Mowgli. Thus the man cub must leave his wolf parents and embark on a perilous journey of self-discovery in the company of Bagheera the black panther and Baloo the bear. En route, Mowgli has a crushing encounter with Kaa the python and is sweet-talked by the deceptively dangerous King Louie.

  • GenreAction, Adaptation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Family
  • CastIdris Elba, Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Christopher Walken, Lupita Nyong'o, Giancarlo Esposito, Sir Ben Kingsley, Neel Sethi.
  • DirectorJon Favreau.
  • WriterJustin Marks.
  • CountryUS
  • Duration106 mins
  • Official sitewww.disney.co.uk
  • Release15/04/2016

The bare necessities of a contented life will come to you by going on safari with Jon Favreau's technically dazzling romp through the stories of Rudyard Kipling. Not since James Cameron's Avatar has a 3D digital world been conjured with such depth and precision. Shot in downtown Los Angeles and beautifully rendered as untamed wilderness on computer hard drives, this immersive Jungle Book retains the wide-eyed charm of the 1967 Disney animation including three songs and comic relief from a rascally bear named Baloo, voiced to droll perfection by Bill Murray. "You have never been a more endangered species than you are now," the hirsute honey thief informs an Indian porcupine (Garry Shandling) during one amusing altercation. Vibrant colour radiates off the screen and gooey sentimentality oozes like sap during the rousing final act, but scriptwriter Justin Marks isn't afraid to hack into darker territory. Shere Khan the Bengal tiger evokes a heartbreaking scene from The Lion King in his relentless, blood-crazed pursuit of Mowgli, and the animated version's jazziest interlude - I Wan'na Be Like You with jungle VIP King Louie and his swingin' band of monkeysicians - is repurposed as a terrifying chase. Man cub Mowgli (Neel Sethi) is raised by wolves Akela (Giancarlo Esposito) and Raksha (Lupita Nyong'o) as a brother to other pups. A terrible drought necessitates an uneasy truce between predators and prey around the watering hole, and other denizens of the jungle finally get to see Mowgli close-up. The boy is an affront to Shere Khan (Idris Elba), who lost an eye to a fiery torch wielded by Mowgli's father. "A man cub becomes man, and man is forbidden!" snarls the big cat, who demands the child be handed over to him for slaughter. Akela and Raksha refuse but Mowgli acknowledges his presence jeopardises the lupine clan. So he embarks on a perilous journey back to civilisation in the company of his protector, Bagheera the black panther (Sir Ben Kingsley). En route, Mowgli gathers honey for greedy Baloo (Murray) and is pressurised into sharing the secret of "the red flower" - fire - with menacing Gigantopithecus, King Louie (Christopher Walken). The Jungle Book flexes its digital muscles in every impeccably crafted frame, festooning the screen with a menagerie of anthropomorphised critters that are just as realistic as the shipwrecked tiger in Life Of Pi. Sethi is a tad wooden in comparison but it must be difficult for a 12-year-old newcomer to find an emotional core when the rest of the cast and lush backgrounds only spring to life in post-production. Vocal performances are strong, replete with disorienting use of Scarlett Johansson's seductive whisper in surround sound during Mowgli's crushing encounter with python Kaa. Trust in me: Favreau's film is a majestic walk on the wild side.

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Warcraft: The Beginning 3 stars

Peace in the magical realm of Azeroth is shattered when a portal opens to the dying world of Draenor. Orc chieftain Durotan leads his endangered clan, including his wife Draka and son Thrall, through the portal in search for a new place to call home. This army of hulking warriors hopes to avoid extinction at the hands of the diabolical Shadow Council, led by Gul'dan. Unfortunately, the presence of orcs in Azeroth poses a threat to the human population led by Sir Anduin Lothar. Battle lines are drawn.

  • GenreAction, Adaptation, Adventure, Fantasy
  • CastPaula Patton, Toby Kebbell, Travis Fimmel, Ben Foster, Dominic Cooper.
  • DirectorDuncan Jones.
  • WriterDuncan Jones, Charles Leavitt.
  • CountryUS
  • Duration123 mins
  • Official sitewww.warcraft-movie.co.uk
  • Release30/05/2016

Based on the hugely successful series of video games and books, Warcraft: The Beginning is an action-packed fantasy adventure directed by Duncan Jones, which introduces cinema audiences to the magical realm of Azeroth. Peace in the kingdom is shattered when a portal opens to the dying world of Draenor. Orc chieftain Durotan (Toby Kebbell) leads his endangered clan, including his wife Draka (Anna Galvin) and son Thrall, through the portal in search for a new place to call home. This army of hulking warriors hopes to avoid extinction at the hands of the diabolical Shadow Council, led by Gul'dan (Daniel Wu). Unfortunately, the presence of orcs in Azeroth poses a threat to the human population led by Sir Anduin Lothar (Travis Fimmel). Battle lines are drawn between the two factions and half-human half-orc fighter Garona Halforcen (Paula Patton) is caught in the crossfire, unsure where her loyalty lies.

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Monday 30th May 2016
Tuesday 31st May 2016
Wednesday 1st June 2016
Thursday 2nd June 2016

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Warcraft: The Beginning 3D 3 stars

Peace in the magical realm of Azeroth is shattered when a portal opens to the dying world of Draenor. Orc chieftain Durotan leads his endangered clan, including his wife Draka and son Thrall, through the portal in search for a new place to call home. This army of hulking warriors hopes to avoid extinction at the hands of the diabolical Shadow Council, led by Gul'dan. Unfortunately, the presence of orcs in Azeroth poses a threat to the human population led by Sir Anduin Lothar. Battle lines are drawn.

  • GenreAction, Adaptation, Adventure, Fantasy
  • CastPaula Patton, Toby Kebbell, Travis Fimmel, Ben Foster, Dominic Cooper.
  • DirectorDuncan Jones.
  • WriterDuncan Jones, Charles Leavitt.
  • CountryUS
  • Duration123 mins
  • Official sitewww.warcraft-movie.co.uk
  • Release30/05/2016

Based on the hugely successful series of video games and books, Warcraft: The Beginning is an action-packed fantasy adventure directed by Duncan Jones, which introduces cinema audiences to the magical realm of Azeroth. Peace in the kingdom is shattered when a portal opens to the dying world of Draenor. Orc chieftain Durotan (Toby Kebbell) leads his endangered clan, including his wife Draka (Anna Galvin) and son Thrall, through the portal in search for a new place to call home. This army of hulking warriors hopes to avoid extinction at the hands of the diabolical Shadow Council, led by Gul'dan (Daniel Wu). Unfortunately, the presence of orcs in Azeroth poses a threat to the human population led by Sir Anduin Lothar (Travis Fimmel). Battle lines are drawn between the two factions and half-human half-orc fighter Garona Halforcen (Paula Patton) is caught in the crossfire, unsure where her loyalty lies.

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Monday 30th May 2016
Tuesday 31st May 2016
Wednesday 1st June 2016
Thursday 2nd June 2016

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X-Men: Apocalypse 3 stars

The very first mutant, En Sabah Nur, aka Apocalypse, reawakens after thousands of years. He is disgusted by the pitiful state of mankind and resolves to clean the evolutionary slate by creating a new world order with the help of his four horsemen of the apocalypse: Angel, Psylocke, Storm and Magneto. Professor X and Raven are determined to protect mankind at all costs and they assemble a team of young X-Men to avert armageddon.

  • GenreAction, Adaptation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Science Fiction
  • CastOlivia Munn, Jennifer Lawrence, Sophie Turner, Evan Peters, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, James McAvoy, Oscar Isaac.
  • DirectorBryan Singer.
  • WriterSimon Kinberg.
  • CountryUS
  • Duration144 mins
  • Official sitewww.xmenmovies.com
  • Release18/05/2016

Too many kooks spoil the broth of director Bryan Singer's fourth tour of duty with the Marvel Comics mutants, which began in 2000 with X-Men. Simon Kinberg's messy script bursts at the seams with tortured characters and subplots vying for our attention, bloating the running time to close to two and a half hours. It's a physical ordeal for us, but too little time for X-Men: Apocalypse to do justice to a menagerie of gifted misfits on both sides of a conflict that reduces several capital cities to rubble. There is dramatic fat that could be trimmed: a blood-spattered interlude involving a face from the past - codenamed Weapon X - is superfluous and the final showdown is played out simultaneously in the real world and inside the connected minds of telepaths. The arch-villain is omnipotent - he slaughters an entire factory of workmen with a casual swipe of his hand - and could conceivably destroy mankind without breaking computer-generated sweat. Instead, this otherworldly tyrant chooses to waste precious time recruiting less powerful mutants to do his bidding and consequently undermines his nefarious plan to wipe clean the evolutionary slate. Ten years have passed since the cataclysmic events of X-Men: Days Of Future Past, which saw Logan (Hugh Jackman) travel back in time to 1973 to make contact with the young Professor X (James McAvoy) and Magneto (Michael Fassbender) and neutralise the Sentinel program of killer robots. It's now the early 1980s and the very first mutant, En Sabah Nur (Oscar Isaac), reawakens after thousands of years of inactivity. He is disgusted by the pitiful state of mankind and resolves to create a new world order with the help of his four devoted horsemen of the apocalypse: Angel (Ben Hardy), Psylocke (Olivia Munn), Storm (Alexandra Shipp) and Magneto. Professor X and Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) vow to protect mankind and they assemble a team of young X-Men to avert armageddon including Beast (Nicholas Hoult), Jean Grey (Sophie Turner), Quicksilver (Evan Peters), Nightcrawler (Kodi Smit-McPhee), Havok (Lucas Till) and his younger brother Cyclops (Tye Sheridan). X-Men: Apocalypse doesn't settle long enough on one narrative thread to generate dramatic momentum or suspense. Turner and Sheridan make the biggest impact, capturing the inner turmoil of teenagers unable to control their unique and potentially devastating powers. Apart from one rallying cry, Lawrence is surplus to requirements, while McAvoy stares teary-eyed into the camera as his romantic subplot with CIA agent Moira MacTaggert (Rose Byrne) is resuscitated. Special effects have improved in superhuman leaps since Singer's first foray into this universe. He blitzkriegs the screen with eye-popping digital trickery, guaranteeing a relentless assault on the eyes - especially in 3D - which is just as likely to induce a headache as awe and wonder.

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Saturday 28th May 2016
Sunday 29th May 2016
Monday 30th May 2016
Tuesday 31st May 2016
Wednesday 1st June 2016
Thursday 2nd June 2016

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X-Men: Apocalypse 3D 3 stars

The very first mutant, En Sabah Nur, aka Apocalypse, reawakens after thousands of years. He is disgusted by the pitiful state of mankind and resolves to clean the evolutionary slate by creating a new world order with the help of his four horsemen of the apocalypse: Angel, Psylocke, Storm and Magneto. Professor X and Raven are determined to protect mankind at all costs and they assemble a team of young X-Men to avert armageddon.

  • GenreAction, Adaptation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Science Fiction
  • CastJennifer Lawrence, Olivia Munn, Sophie Turner, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, James McAvoy, Oscar Isaac, Evan Peters.
  • DirectorBryan Singer.
  • WriterSimon Kinberg.
  • CountryUS
  • Duration144 mins
  • Official sitewww.xmenmovies.com
  • Release18/05/2016

Too many kooks spoil the broth of director Bryan Singer's fourth tour of duty with the Marvel Comics mutants, which began in 2000 with X-Men. Simon Kinberg's messy script bursts at the seams with tortured characters and subplots vying for our attention, bloating the running time to close to two and a half hours. It's a physical ordeal for us, but too little time for X-Men: Apocalypse to do justice to a menagerie of gifted misfits on both sides of a conflict that reduces several capital cities to rubble. There is dramatic fat that could be trimmed: a blood-spattered interlude involving a face from the past - codenamed Weapon X - is superfluous and the final showdown is played out simultaneously in the real world and inside the connected minds of telepaths. The arch-villain is omnipotent - he slaughters an entire factory of workmen with a casual swipe of his hand - and could conceivably destroy mankind without breaking computer-generated sweat. Instead, this otherworldly tyrant chooses to waste precious time recruiting less powerful mutants to do his bidding and consequently undermines his nefarious plan to wipe clean the evolutionary slate. Ten years have passed since the cataclysmic events of X-Men: Days Of Future Past, which saw Logan (Hugh Jackman) travel back in time to 1973 to make contact with the young Professor X (James McAvoy) and Magneto (Michael Fassbender) and neutralise the Sentinel program of killer robots. It's now the early 1980s and the very first mutant, En Sabah Nur (Oscar Isaac), reawakens after thousands of years of inactivity. He is disgusted by the pitiful state of mankind and resolves to create a new world order with the help of his four devoted horsemen of the apocalypse: Angel (Ben Hardy), Psylocke (Olivia Munn), Storm (Alexandra Shipp) and Magneto. Professor X and Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) vow to protect mankind and they assemble a team of young X-Men to avert armageddon including Beast (Nicholas Hoult), Jean Grey (Sophie Turner), Quicksilver (Evan Peters), Nightcrawler (Kodi Smit-McPhee), Havok (Lucas Till) and his younger brother Cyclops (Tye Sheridan). X-Men: Apocalypse doesn't settle long enough on one narrative thread to generate dramatic momentum or suspense. Turner and Sheridan make the biggest impact, capturing the inner turmoil of teenagers unable to control their unique and potentially devastating powers. Apart from one rallying cry, Lawrence is surplus to requirements, while McAvoy stares teary-eyed into the camera as his romantic subplot with CIA agent Moira MacTaggert (Rose Byrne) is resuscitated. Special effects have improved in superhuman leaps since Singer's first foray into this universe. He blitzkriegs the screen with eye-popping digital trickery, guaranteeing a relentless assault on the eyes - especially in 3D - which is just as likely to induce a headache as awe and wonder.

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Friday 27th May 2016
Saturday 28th May 2016
Sunday 29th May 2016

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