Welcome to your round-up of the new releases in Cineworld, and this week we're going all seventies with riotously funny Ryan Gosling/Russell Crowe comedy The Nice Guys. There's lots more on release, too – scroll down for all the details.
The Nice Guys
What's the story? Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling are a chalk and cheese duo in this fast-talking comedy-thriller.
Holland March (Ryan Gosling) is a down-on-his-luck private eye barely scraping a living in 1970s Los Angeles. Jackson Healey (Russell Crowe) is a tough guy enforcer who thinks with his fists.
When these two polar opposites are unexpectedly thrown together in the search for a missing girl, a darkly hilarious and fast-moving mystery unfolds as they plunge ever further into the city’s seedy, neon-inflected underbelly.
Lethal Weapon writer Shane Black returns to the territory of his critically acclaimed directorial debut Kiss Kiss Bang Bang with this snappy and irreverent buddy comedy, one that brings the 1970s roaring back to life in all its flare-trousered glory.
Gladiator’s Russell Crowe and Drive’s Ryan Gosling make for unexpectedly hilarious partners in crime whilst the supporting cast includes Oscar winner Kim Basinger.
Me Before You
What's the story? A young woman falls in love with the man she’s caring for in this swooning romantic weepie.
Louisa Clark (Emilia Clarke) is an unambitious, recently unemployed young woman looking for a change in her life. And that’s exactly what she gets when she agrees to become a companion for handsome William Traynor (Sam Claflin), whose promising career was tragically cut short when he was paralysed in a devastating accident.
Although their relationship is at first tentative and spiky, a tender romance soon develops with William ultimately teaching Louisa the importance of getting the most out of life.
Based on the bestselling book by Jojo Moyes, this life-affirming romantic drama blends laughs and more than a few tears with an attractive young cast led by the stars of Game of Thrones and The Hunger Games. Lending additional gravitas are British thesps Janet McTeer and fellow Game of Thrones alumnus Charles Dance as William’s parents.
Warcraft: The Beginning
What's the story? Moon director Duncan Jones brings the Warcraft franchise to the big screen in this all-action fantasy.
The once-peaceful realm of Azeroth is on the brink of destruction. Its human inhabitants face invasion from marauding orc warriors, themselves having fled their own dying world of Draenor through a gateway known as the Dark Portal.
With both humans and orcs facing annihilation, human warrior Anduin Lothar (Travis Fimmel) and orc leader Durotan (Toby Kebbell) find themselves headed for a collision course, an epic clash of two races that will determine the fate of both worlds.
World-conquering game and novel phenomenon Warcraft now arrives on cinema screens under the guidance of visionary Moon and Source Code director Duncan Jones. Mixing live-action performance with spectacular CGI effects (that took a reported 20 months to complete), the exciting cast is led by Vikings star Travis Fimmel and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ Toby Kebbell, alongside Paula Patton, Ben Foster and Dominic Cooper.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows
What's the story? The pizza-loving amphibians are back to face their nemesis Shredder in this all-action sequel.
In 2014, genetically mutated turtles Michelangelo, Raphael, Donatello and Leonardo stormed the big screen in Michael Bay’s action-packed reboot of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise.
Now they’re back to confront their deadliest enemy: The Shredder (Brian Tee), who has enlisted scientist Dr. Baxter Stockman (Tyler Perry) to create the deadly Bebop (Gary Anthony Williams) and Rocksteady (Stephen Farrelly).
Meanwhile, the Turtles are also forced to contend with a New York invasion led by supervillain Krang (Fred Armisen). Luckily, they have allies in the former of rat mentor Splinter (Tony Shalhoub), reporter April O’Neill (Megan Fox), Vern Fenwick (Will Arnett) and vigilante Casey Jones (Stephen Amell).
A host of franchise favourites make their debut in this explosive Turtles sequel, which sees Johnny Knoxville, Jeremy Howard, Noel Fisher and Alan Ritchson reprise their vocal roles as our wisecracking heroes.
Housefull 3 (Hindi)
What's the story? Three men adopt cunning ruses to marry a protective father's daughters in this rib-tickling Hindi comedy.
Ganga/Gracy (Jacqueline Fernandez), Jamuna/Jenny (Lisa Haydon) and Saraswati/Sarah (Nargis Fakhri) are three modern girls who live in London under the watchful eye of their father Batook Patel (Boman Irani).
The trio are impeccably well-behaved in front of him, but completely different while out clubbing with their boyfriends Sandy/Sundi (Akshay Kumar), Teddy (Ritesh Deshmukh) and Bunty (Abhishek Bachchan).
When the boys learn that their girlfriends are rich, they decide to marry them. But wily Batook seeks to thwart these gold-digging suitors by inventing a story that he'll die if he ever finds his prospective sons-in-law walking, speaking or looking at him. Not to be outdone, each lad pretends to have a disability.
Series stars Akshay Kumar, Ritesh Deshmukh and Boman Irani are all back for this third film in the hilarious Housefull series, which builds to a riotously funny climax of chaos and confusion.
Velainu Vandhatta Vellaikaaran (Tamil)
What's the story? Tamil star Vishnu turns to comedy in his eagerly anticipated first mainstream entertainer.
Cricketer-turned actor Vishnu Vishal is renowned for his serious, high-concept dramas. His last three films - Jeeva, Mundasupatti and Indru Netru Naalai - have all been huge box office hits. But now he's taking on a new challenge.
Rather than showcasing his subtlety as an actor, he's turning up the madcap comedy to full blast with his first big laugh-out-loud entertainer, which is certain to win him legions of new fans.
He's said it took him a while to cast aside his usual acting style in favour of the broad, energetic, larger-than-life performance required by writer/director Ezhil, whose recent comedies include Manam Kothi Paravai, Desingu Raja and Vellaikaara Durai. And the star is certainly enthusiastic about this change in direction, having bankrolled the film as producer through his Vishnu Vishal Studios. Nikki Galrani is the female lead, and music is by C. Sathya.
What's the story? The Jigarthanda team reunite for an intriguing Tamil drama centred on its female characters.
Young Tamil director Karthik Subbaraj is a talent who refuses to be pigeonholed. He made his mark back in 2012 with the clever, well-received horror-thriller Pizza, which quickly became a cult hit and spawned a franchise.
He swiftly moved on with 2014's blackly comic gangster movie Jigarthanda, with a cast toplined by Kollywood star Siddharth. It also had great roles for his friends Vijay Sethupathi and breakout star Bobby Simha, both of whom have reunited with the director for his third film, Iraivi.
The plot is veiled in secrecy, but Karthik has let slip that he's venturing into new territory once again by focussing on the female characters, with Anjali among his actresses. As with all his films, the soundtrack composer is Santhosh Narayanan.
Autism Friendly Screening: Angry Birds (Sunday 5th June, 11am)
What's the story? The addictive gaming phenomenon makes its big screen movie debut with an all-star voice cast.
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.
Unlimited advance screening: Mother's Day (Tuesday 7th June, 7.30pm)
What's the story? An all-star cast assembles for this heartwarming comedy about the importance of mothers.
As Mother’s Day draws to a close, a host of disparate characters reflect on their relationships with their mums. Among the ensemble: divorced mother-of-two Sandy (Jennifer Aniston) and successful writer Miranda (Julia Roberts) who gave up her only child Kristin (Britt Robertson) for adoption.
Meanwhile, Kristin herself looks to track her mother down on the advice of her close friend Jesse (Kate Hudson) who must deal with her own parents’ collapsing marriage. The lives of these various characters soon intermingle in surprising ways.
Following his hit ensemble comedies Valentine’s Day and New Year’s Eve, director Gary Marshall (the man also behind Julia Roberts classic Pretty Woman) now brings us another sweetly sentimental story of love, only this time with a decidedly maternal twist. The starry line-up also includes Jason Sudeikis and Britain’s very own Jack Whitehall.
RSC Live 2016: Hamlet (Wednesday 8th June, 7pm)
What's the story? Rising star Paapa Essiedu takes the title role in Shakespeare's great tragedy, live from the Bard's home town.
Prince Hamlet has got it all. Studying abroad, he takes full advantage of his wealth and status to enjoy a hedonistic lifestyle. But his world collapses when he receives a message announcing his father's death and summoning him home to Denmark.
Consumed by grief, he vows vengeance upon the man he holds responsible: his uncle Claudius, who has claimed both the throne and Hamlet's mother, Gertrude.
Shakespeare's searing tale of deceit, mistrust and revenge is one of the Bard's most frequently staged plays. Simon Godwin, who made his RSC debut in 2014 with The Two Gentlemen of Verona, directs this new production at Stratford-upon-Avon. Taking the title role is Paapa Essiedu, who played the Duke of Burgundy in the National Theatre's production of King Lear, directed by Sam Mendes.
NT Live: The Audience encore screening (Thursday 9th June, 7pm)
What's the story? Helen Mirren reprises her Oscar-winning role as Queen Elizabeth II – join us for a repeat screening of this previously recorded event.
During its sold-out West End run, Stephen Daldry's The Audience was broadcast live to cinemas. The acclaimed production is now the proud winner of 2 Olivier Awards - Helen Mirren for Best Actress and Richard McCabe for Best Supporting Actor.
Written by Peter Morgan, screenwriter of The Queen, and broadcast as part of National Theatre Live, The Audience takes us behind the doors of Buckingham Palace - into a series of meetings like no other in British society.
During her sixty-year reign, Elizabeth II has granted a special weekly audience to each of her twelve Prime Ministers. Both parties have agreed never to repeat what is said. Now, this fascinating blend of fact and fiction imagines the meetings that have taken place between the various Downing Street incumbents and the Queen.
A uniquely intimate speculation about the dialogue that occurs between our heads of state, this is an unmissable opportunity to see the regal Helen Mirren return to the character role that secured her the Academy Award.
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