Welcome to your latest round-up of new releases in Cineworld. Scroll down to discover what's arriving this week.
What's the story? Dominika Egorova (Jennifer Lawrence) is drafted against her will to become a sparrow, a trained seductress in the Russian security service. Dominika learns to use her body as a weapon, but struggles to maintain her sense of self during the dehumanizing training process. Finding her power in an unfair system, she emerges as one of the program's strongest assets. Her first target is Nate Nash (Joel Edgerton), a CIA officer who handles the agency's most sensitive infiltration of Russian intelligence. The two young operatives fall into a spiral of attraction and deception, which threatens their careers, allegiances and the security of both countries.
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Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams star as Max and Annie, whose weekly couples game night gets kicked up a notch when Max’s charismatic brother, Brooks (Kyle Chandler), arranges a murder mystery party, complete with fake thugs and faux federal agents. So when Brooks gets kidnapped, it's all part of the game...right? But as the six uber-competitive gamers set out to solve the case and win, they begin to discover that neither this 'game' – nor Brooks – are what they seem to be. Over the course of one chaotic night, the friends find themselves increasingly in over their heads as each twist leads to another unexpected turn. With no rules, no points, and no idea who all the players are, this could turn out to be the most fun they've ever had... or game over.
Lady Bird (expanded release)
What's the story? In Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig reveals herself to be a bold new cinematic voice with her directorial debut, excavating both the humor and pathos in the turbulent bond between a mother and her teenage daughter. Christine 'Lady Bird' McPherson (Saoirse Ronan) fights against but is exactly like her wildly loving, deeply opinionated and strong-willed mom (Laurie Metcalf), a nurse working tirelessly to keep her family afloat after Lady Bird's father (Tracy Letts) loses his job. Set in Sacramento, California in 2002, amidst a rapidly shifting American economic landscape, Lady Bird is an affecting look at the relationships that shape us, the beliefs that define us, and the unmatched beauty of a place called home.
I, Tonya (expanded release)
What's the story? Based on the unbelievable but true events, I, Tonya is a darkly comedic tale of American figure skater, Tonya Harding, and one of the most sensational scandals in sports history. Though Harding was the first American woman to complete a triple axel in competition, her legacy was forever defined by her association with an infamous, ill-conceived, and even more poorly executed attack on fellow Olympic competitor Nancy Kerrigan. Featuring an iconic turn by Margot Robbie as the fiery Harding, a mustachioed Sebastian Stan as her impetuous ex-husband Jeff Gillooly, a tour-de-force performance from Allison Janney as her acid-tongued mother, LaVona Golden, and an original screenplay by Steven Rogers, Craig Gillespie's I, Tonya is an absurd, irreverent, and piercing portrayal of Harding's life and career in all of its unchecked – and checkered – glory.
Autism friendly screening: Black Panther (Sunday 4th March, 11am)
What's the story? Autism Friendly screenings at Cineworld differ from regular screenings. Some of the key differences are: Lighting will be kept on during the screening. Volume levels will be reduced. There will be no advertisements or trailers. Seating will not be allocated. Customers will be allowed to bring in their own food. Screenings will be at 11am on the first Sunday of every month. For further information please ask in your local cinema.
Kobiety Mafii (Polish)
What's the story? After a rigorous training, Bela (Olga Boladz) becomes an undercover agent. Posing as a prostitute, she tries to infiltrate the Mokotow Group mafia. Bela needs to gain the trust of the mafia boss Padrino (Boguslaw Linda) and his beloved daughter Fur (Julia Wieniawa). She develops a close relationship with the top people in the Mokotow Group: Speedy (Piotr Stramowski), Milimeter (Tomasz Oswiecinski), Shadow (Sebastian Fabijanski) and Axe (Aleksandra Poplawska). Bela's plan gets complicated once she encounters Anka (Katarzyna Warnke), who is Shadow's jealous wife, influenced by mysterious Nanny (Agnieszka Dygant). Soon the five women's paths cross and re-arrange the crime world of Warsaw.
What's the story? Arnab a typical Bengali man is making his way back to Kolkata after meeting a girl, the arranged marriage way. He and his parents liked the girl and marriage is on the cards. But suddenly, there is an accident. His car hits an old woman. They take her to the hospital. But she dies on the way. This is how Arnab meets Rukhsana, a mysterious girl who lives in a hut outside a village with a few dogs, whose mother always shackles her to a pole with metal chains before she leaves the house.
Hey Jude (Malayalam)
What's the story? When a youngster from Fort Kochi and a talented singer from Goa come together, their lives undergo several changes leading to a journey of love, self-discovery, healing and transformation.
Bolshoi Ballet: The Flames of Paris (Sunday 4th March, 3pm)
What's the story? In the era of the French Revolution, Jeanne and her brother Jérôme leave Marseille for Paris in support of the revolutionary effort that is taking over the capital. While fighting for freedom, they both encounter love along the way…Very few ballets can properly depict the Bolshoi’s overflowing energy and fiery passion as can Alexei Ratmansky’s captivating revival of Vasily Vainonen’s The Flames of Paris. With powerful virtuosity and some of the most stunning pas de deux, the Bolshoi Ballet displays an exuberance almost too enormous for the Moscow stage. Music: Boris Asafiev, Choreography: Alexei Ratmansky, Libretto: Nikolai Volkov and Vladimir Dmitriev.
ROH Live 2018: Carmen (Tuesday 6th March, 7.15pm)
What's the story? Carmen is the best-known work by French composer Georges Bizet, and one of the most famous operas in the entire art form – numbers such as the Habanera and the Toreador Song have permeated the popular consciousness as little else has. The opera’s heady combination of passion, sensuality and violence initially proved too much for the stage, and it was a critical failure on its 1875 premiere. Bizet died shortly after, and never learned of the spectacular success his Carmen would achieve: the opera has been performed more than five hundred times at Covent Garden alone. This ever-popular opera is given a fresh point of view in Barrie Kosky’s highly physical production, originally created for Frankfurt Opera. The Australian director is one of the world’s most sought-after opera directors, whose Royal Opera debut with Shostakovich’s The Nose in 2016 was greeted with delight. For Carmen he has devised a farfrom-traditional version, incorporating music written by Bizet for the score but not usually heard, and giving a new voice to the opera’s endlessly fascinating central character.